Agenda and draft minutes

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PCS/63

Minutes pdf icon PDF 100 KB

To approve as correct the minutes of the meeting held on 21 January 2020

(Note: If any Member wishes to propose an amendment to the minutes they should submit this in writing to committeeservices@horsham.gov.uk at least 24 hours before the meeting.  Where applicable, the audio recording of the meeting will be checked to ensure the accuracy of the proposed amendment.)

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 21 January 2020 were approved as a correct record subject to an amendment to the declarations of interest to state that Councillor Circus’ wife was an occasional customer of the applicant’s business not a regular customer.  The minutes were signed by the Chairman.

PCS/64

Declarations of Members' Interests

To receive any declarations of interest from Members of the Committee

Minutes:

DC/19/0908     Councillor Lambert declared a personal but non prejudicial interest in this item.

PCS/65

Announcements

To receive any announcements from the Chairman of the Committee or the Chief Executive

Minutes:

There were no announcements.

PCS/66

Appeals pdf icon PDF 74 KB

Minutes:

The list of appeals lodged, appeals in progress and appeal decisions, as circulated, was noted.

 

There was a query as to why DC/19/1031 had been appealed.  The reason was explained by the Cabinet Member for Planning and Development who said that the appeal related to the conditions around the restriction of the hours and dates of operation. 

PCS/67

DC/19/0908 - Abbots Lea, Littleworth Lane, Partridge Green pdf icon PDF 156 KB

Ward: Cowfold, Shermanbury and West Grinstead

Applicant: Mr Roger Lovell

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Development reported that this application sought permission for the demolition of the existing dwelling, garage and stables and the erection of 2 detached two storey dwellings with detached garaging.

 

The application site was located within Littleworth, an unclassified settlement formed by a cluster of residential development in a predominantly linear form either side of the highway.  The site was approximately 500 metres north of Partridge Green.

 

West Grinstead Parish Council objected to the application.  There had been 19 representations objecting to the application.  Three members of the public spoke in objection to the application and the applicant’s agent addressed the committee in support of the proposal.

 

Members considered the officer’s planning assessment which indicated that the key issues for consideration in determining the proposal were the principle of development, the character and appearance of the area, the impact on amenity and highway impacts.

 

Members also discussed the fact that a similar nearby application had been allowed by the Planning Inspector and so were the application to go to appeal, it was likely to be permitted.  Furthermore, the site was not in a rural location as there were houses all around.  There was a discussion around whether the site could be described as a secondary development area and also whether the development could be described as “in fill”.  Drainage issues and environmental concerns connected with development were also discussed.

 

 

            RESOLVED

 

That planning application DC/19/0908 be granted subject to the conditions as reported.  Conditions 3 and 7 would be in consultation with local members.

 

PCS/68

DC/19/0742 - Pear Tree Farm, Furners Lane, Woodmancote pdf icon PDF 111 KB

Ward: Henfield

Applicant: Tracey Tingey

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Development reported that this application sought permission for the erection of 1 detached and 2 semi-detached single storey dwellings.

 

The application site was located outside of any settlement boundary, approximately 720 metres east of Henfield. 

 

Henfield Parish Council objected to the application.  The applicant’s agent addressed the Committee in support of the proposal.

 

Officers noted that two additional letters of support were received since the publication of the committee report.

 

Members considered the officer’s planning assessment which indicated that the key issues for consideration in determining the proposal were the character and appearance of the development, the impact on amenity and highways impacts.  

 

Members also discussed the environmental impact of the development and the proximity of a local traveller site.

 

RESOLVED

 

That planning application DC/19/0742 be granted subject to the inclusion of a landscaping condition (details to be submitted) and provision of parking conditions (details to be submitted), and for the details submitted in respect of these conditions to be agreed in consultation with Local Members.

 

PCS/69

DC/19/2128 - Woodhouse Farm, Wheatsheaf Road, Woodmancote pdf icon PDF 127 KB

Ward: Bramber, Upper Beeding and Woodmancote

Applicant: Mr Colin Broucke

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Development reported that this application sought permission for the demolition of an existing barn and the erection of 3 attached single storey dwellings and associated car parking.

 

The application site was located 1.2km east of the defined built-up area of Henfield, and accessed via the B2116 1.2km north of the site.

 

Woodmancote Parish Council raised no objection to the application. 

 

Members considered the officer’s planning assessment which indicated that the key issues for consideration in determining the proposal were the principle of development, the character, design and appearance, amenity and parking, highway safety and operation.

 

It was suggested by the ward member that a Construction Environment Management Plan (CEMP) condition should be added.

 

It was agreed that an Informative would be added to the decision notice requesting that the applicant explore the possibility of providing passing bays along the access road.

 

RESOLVED

 

That planning application DC/19/2128 be granted subject to the inclusion of a landscaping condition (details to be submitted), provision of a parking condition (in accordance with the approved plans), and a CEMP condition.