The minutes of this meeting are presented below.
You can also download a PDF copy of the minutes here: Minutes – Planning and Conservation Committee – 9 January 2019
MINUTES OF THE PLANNING AND CONSERVATION COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY 9 JANUARY 2019 AT 5.30PM
- Councillor Joy
- Councillor Keyworth
- Councillor Kilby (Chairman)
- The Mayor (Councillor Bell)
- Deputy Mayor (Councillor Tupper)
- Councillor Galloway
- Councillor Sharp
- Four members of the public were also present
- Councillor Dignum
- Councillor M Evans
- Planning Adviser
- Mayoral/Administrative Assistant
- Councillor Dempster
95. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
As recorded above.
RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting held on 12 December 2018 having been printed and circulated were signed by the Chairman as a correct record.
97. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST BY MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE IN MATTERS ON THE AGENDA FOR THIS MEETING
Councillors Galloway, Kilby and Plowman as members of Chichester District Council, declared a Personal Interest. Councillor Plowman as a member of the Chichester Conservation Area Advisory Committee declared a Personal Interest.
98. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE PREVIOUS MINUTES
It was noted that any matters arising from the previous minutes were included on the Agenda.
99. PLANNING CONTRAVENTIONS
The Planning Adviser updated the Committee on the following items:
(i) 13 Parchment Street
An Enforcement Notice had been issued in respect of the unauthorised installation of 3 uPVC windows for which an appeal had been lodged and heard on 30 October 2018. A decision was still awaited on whether the appeal would be allowed.
(ii) 87 Bognor Road
The S215 Notice had still not been complied with and therefore Chichester District Council would be taking the appropriate action.
(iii) 28 East Street
All matters had now been complied with.
(iv) Wildwood, 30 Southgate
Breach of Condition notice served for use of kitchen in extension. An appeal had been lodged.
Councillor Plowman mentioned new signage in Crane Street which was very large.
Councillor Sharp commented on the “ASK” signage in Little London which was in a Conservation Area.
RESOLVED that the Planning Adviser report these matters to Chichester District Council’s Enforcement Team for investigation and update the Committee accordingly.
100. APPLICATIONS FOR PLANNING PERMISSION
There were no planning applications to report.
101. LOCAL PLAN REVIEW: NOTIFICATION OF CHICHESTER DISTRICT COUNCIL’S PROPOSED PLANNING STRATEGY FOR THE PERIOD UP TO 2035 – PREFERRED APPROACH CONSULTATION FROM 13 DECEMBER 2018 UNTIL 7 FEBRUARY 2019
The Committee noted the Consultation dates and venues for the Local Plan Review appended to the Agenda.
The Planning Adviser, with the aid of a visual presentation, gave a brief overview of the District Council’s proposed planning strategy for the period up to 2035. Areas mentioned included the following:
- Extensions to the settlement boundary
- Strategic site allocations
- Primary and Secondary retail areas
- Transport Strategy
- Housing Density
Concerns were expressed by Councillor Plowman that any policies affecting town centre parking may have the potential to negatively impact the local economy. There was concern that any reduction in provision of city centre car parking may disproportionately affect older and less mobile residents as well as reduce the vitality and viability of the city centre. Councillor Sharp expressed concerns relating to provision of sufficient housing for young people and the relevant planning policy in the preferred approach document was discussed. It was suggested that park and ride should be looked into and it was noted that it had been investigated as part of the District Council’s background documents. It was also noted that any changes to parking provision or restrictions should tie in with the road space audit.
The Planning Adviser reminded members of the consultation end date of 7 February 2019 and that individual representations could be made to the District Council. In the meantime, the Planning Adviser would report members comments to the District Council’s planning policy team.
102. LOCAL BUILDINGS LIST – HISTORIC BUILDINGS OF LOCAL INTEREST
The Planning Adviser with the aid of a visual presentation gave an overview of the sites on the Local Buildings List in the east of the city. It was RESOLVED to request that Chichester District Council’s policy team would be asked to review whether 14 Oving Road, 220, 221 and 222 Oving Road and 1-2 York Road were the best examples of their type to be included on the list.
103. CLIMATE CHANGE
(Council Minute 53 refers)
Councillor Sharp introduced this item and gave a very informative presentation about the effects of climate change on the world today. A copy of her presentation would be emailed to all members.
Councillor Sharp was thanked for all her work in connection with this matter.
After some debate it was it was RESOLVED that this item be referred to the next Administration for further discussion by the Planning and Conservation Committee as a matter of priority.
104. MINUTES OF SUB-COMMITTEES AND WORKING GROUPS
The Minutes of the Planning Delegation Sub-Committee meeting held on 18 December 2018 having been previously circulated were approved and adopted.
105. ITEMS TO BE INCLUDED ON AGENDA FOR NEXT MEETING
The Planning Adviser to report on the consultation on Protecting and Enhancing England’s Trees and Woodlands by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
106. DATE OF NEXT MEETING
Wednesday 6 February 2019 at 5.30pm.
The meeting closed at 7.08pm