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Planning & Conservation


The Planning & Conservation Committee meets every month. On average over 500 planning applications each year are referred to the City Council for a recommendation and the subsequent recommendation is forwarded to Chichester District Council (the planning authority) within the 21-day deadline.

The Committee consider all other planning matters concerning the City, including liaison with potential developers or any agencies proposing change in the built environment; all matters concerning highways and other means of access in adjacent to the City, or likely to have any impact upon the City; Street naming and signing; all matters concerning the environment in the City and adjacent to it, or likely to have an impact upon the City; and operation of City Environmental matters within an agreed budget.

For 2021-2022, membership consists of 9 Councillors:

Councillor Richard Plowman (Chairman)
Councillor Sarah Quail (Vice-Chairman)
Councillor Polly Gaskin
Councillor Craig Gershater
Councillor Bethan Turbefield
The Mayor – (Councillor John Hughes)
The Deputy Mayor – (Councillor Julian Joy)
Chairman of the Community Affairs Committee – (Councillor Clare Apel)
Chairman of the Finance Committee – (Councillor Anne Scicluna)

Agendas are published for the current year only.

Minutes are available in online and PDF formats from 1 September 2018 to the present. For minutes older than that, only PDF download is available.

If you need any older minutes in an alternative format, please contact:

Agendas 2021/20212

Minutes 2021/2022

Minutes 2020/2021

Minutes 2019/2020

Minutes 2018/2019

Minutes 2017/2018 – PDF download only

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