Minutes – Planning and Conservation Committee (Special meeting) – 17 December 2020
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MINUTES OF THE VIRTUAL MEETING OF THE PLANNING AND CONSERVATION COMMITTEE HELD ON THURSDAY 17 DECEMBER AT 5.00PM
- Councillor Joy (Chairman)
- Councillor Bell
- Councillor Gaskin
- The Mayor (Councillor Plowman)
ALSO IN ATTENDANCE:
- Town Clerk
- Mayoral/Administrator Assistant
- Mr John Ellis (local resident)
- The Deputy Mayor (Councillor J Hughes)
- Councillor Bowden
- Councillor Scicluna
- Councillor Apel
- Councillor Turbefield
90. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
As recorded above and accepted by the Committee.
91. APPLICATIONS FOR PLANNING PERMISSION
CC/20/02675/OUT (validated by CDC 20 October 2020, standard consultation expiry date 18 December 2020)
Outline Application with all matters reserved (except for access) for the development of 140 dwellings, public open space, landscaping, parking and associated works. Field South of Raughmere Drive Lavant West Sussex.
The Committee had previously received written representations from Mr John Ellis about this application and Mr Ellis was present for this meeting. Mr Ellis is a resident of Summersdale and also a member of the Summersdale Residents Association.
The Planning Adviser had responded with a detailed email response for members to consider. Councillor Bell and the Mayor commented on the excellent quality of the brief.
The Mayor declared a Personal Interest as a representative on the Goodwood Motor Circuit Consultative Committee and a member of the CCAAC.
The Chairman introduced this item and showed members the visual plans of the proposed scheme. He briefly outlined the proposals and said that a large number of objections had been received and concern had been expressed about the flight path for the Goodwood Airfield. The Chairman invited comments from members. The Mayor re-iterated the issue of the Goodwood Airfield and that the proposed development was on the edge of the National Park. The future of the northern by-pass route was also mentioned. A number of concerns were expressed and the consensus of opinion was that a strong objection should be raised.
It was therefore RESOLVED to raise a Strong Objection. The proposal site is greenfield land of significant importance in articulating the edge of the city of Chichester and the separation of the adjacent settlements of Chichester and Lavant. The development would result in the coalescence of these two settlements and would cause significant harm to the landscape character, appearance and function of this rural area which forms the only remaining space in this location between the city itself and its rural village surrounds. The development would result in significant conflict between the interests of the new residents’ peace and tranquillity and the ability of socially, culturally and economically important Goodwood events to continue to run without causing significant harm to the amenity of those residents through noise impact. The closure of the strategic gap will compromise safety from the Goodwood Airfield and therefore planes on take off would no longer have a designated route out but would potentially meander over the city.
Special consideration should be given to the fact that this scheme would eradicate the potential of the northern by-pass as an option.
The principle of the development is therefore unacceptable.
92. DATE OF NEXT ORDINARY MEETING
Thursday 7 January 2021
The meeting closed at 5.40pm.