Minutes of Planning Committee Meeting on Wednesday 16th May 2018
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Minutes of Planning Committee Meeting on Wednesday 16th May 2018

Minutes of Planning Committee Meeting Wednesday 16th May 2018 in the Church Hall, Church Farm Lane, Sidlesham at 7.00 pm

Members of the Council and the public were informed that the meeting will be recorded.

Present: Mrs P Bedford (Chairman), Mr A Harland, Mr M Mellodey, Mrs M Monnington, Dr F Lewis and Mrs C Hall, Mr R Ryder, 3 members of the public, Cllr P Tull and the Clerk, Mrs T MacIntyre.

1.           Apologies for absence:  Mrs C Ranjbar and Mrs U Pearce.
2.      Minutes of Planning Committee Meeting held 18th April 2018 to be signed as a correct record.  Mr Harland proposed and Dr Lewis seconded the proposal.  4 agreed and 3 abstained.
3.    Declarations by Councillors of personal interests in items on this agenda.   None
4.    Matters arising from the above minutes not dealt with in separate items below:
4.1    Glasshouse conversions.  Mr Bedford, with the Chairman of Planning of Earnley Parish Council, has written a letter consolidating all points made over past meetings and correspondence with CDC on the conversion of agricultural/horticultural buildings to residential without prior planning consent.  The Clerk has sent the letter to the Head of Planning at CDC.  A copy of the letter will be forwarded to Ms G Keegan MP.
4.2    National Planning Police Framework Consultation.  Mr Bedford reported that he had replied on behalf of Sidlesham PC and drew the Council’s attention in particular to the following points.
(i) There had been concerns expressed by CPRE that Neighbourhood Plans would only have a 2 year life.  This would be the case only when an item in a new Local Plan challenged the neighbourhood plan, then the NP would have a 2 year life on that point. CPRE had called for the 2 years to be extended to 5 years to match the review period given to Local Plans. The PC’s comment was to endorse this move.
(ii) On travellers, the consultation document raised the requirement for a 5-year supply of housing for traveller accommodation but did not make a distinction between stationary settled and itinerant travellers.
It was considered that the former should be treated in the same way as any other housing need and did not qualify for a specific reference in the policy.
(iii) Mr Bedford had commented on the proportion of rural housing bought for 2nd homes, for retirement and tourism that created demand and used housing that was needed to meet a local need especially for social housing.
(iv) He had also commented on disposal of playing fields and open space.  He made the point that only in very exceptional circumstances should playing fields and open space be lost to the community.
(v) Lastly, on the subject of climate change that included flooding and drainage issues, he stated that water companies should be able to refuse connection to foul water systems.  This would mean that the capacity of the drainage system should be a material consideration on Planning Applications.
6.    New Planning Application for Discussion
6.1    SI/18/00875/FUL - 89 Fletchers Lane Sidlesham PO20 7QG
Proposed Change of Use of an existing agricultural building to 1no dwelling house and erection of pitched roofs over flat roofed parts of building (Use Class C3), Alternative to Part 3, Class Q Prior Approval SI/17/01491/PA3Q.
The PC maintains its view that the building is unsuitable for conversion but has no objection to the change in the building design.  Councillors did not consider the access, as shown, was adequate for 2 residences.  All agreed.
6.2    SI/18/00938/TCA - The Old Parsonage, Church Farm Lane, Sidlesham, Chichester PO20 7RE
Proposal: Notification of intention to crown raise by up to 3 m (above ground level) on 1 no. Laurel tree
(T4) and 1 no. Field Maple tree (T5).  Fell 1 no. Ash tree (T6).
No objection.  All agreed.
6.3    SI/18/01112/FUL - Chalk Lane Nursery, Chalk Lane, Sidlesham, PO20 7LW
Erection of 1 no. 3 bed self-build dwelling - alternative to SI/16/04105/FUL for change of use of building to dwelling and erection of pitched roofs over flat roof parts of building - Variation of Condition 3
of planning permission SI/17/03417/FUL - To allow minor changes to the design of the permitted dwelling
including changes to fenestration and insertion of flue for wood burning stove. (change approved drawing
5A [incorrectly cited as it should have been drawing 6] to 6A.
No objection.  All agreed.
7.    Planning Decisions
7.1    SI/18/00343/FUL - Windward Nursery  Chalk Lane Sidlesham PO20 7LW
Demolition of existing and the replacement of office and storage building.   PERMIT
7.2       SI/17/02640/FUL - Land At Junction Of Keynor Lane And Selsey Road Sidlesham West Sussex    Change of use of land from agricultural land for stationing of caravans for residential purposed by 3 no. gypsy-traveller families, with associated utility building, hard standing, widened gateway, landscaping and access.   REFUSE
7.3       SI/17/03364/FUL - Windward Nursery  Chalk Lane Sidlesham PO20 7LW
Demolition of an existing glasshouse and erection of a two-storey detached dwelling and machinery store/carport.  REFUSE
7.4       SI/18/00530/PA3Q - 9 Fletchers Lane Sidlesham Chichester West Sussex PO20 7QG
Prior approval for the proposed change of use of agricultural building to 1 no. 3 bedroom dwelling (Class C3).    PLANNING PERMISSION REQUIRED
7.5      SI/18/00632/PA3Q - 63 Street End Lane Sidlesham Chichester West Sussex PO20 7RG
Class Q application for Prior Approval - Change of use from Agriculture to Dwelling (C3 Use Class). Renewal of Class MB approval SI/15/00281/COUPMB.
7.6       SI/18/00620/DOM - Fairleigh Selsey Road Sidlesham Chichester West Sussex PO20 7LR
Loft conversion with dormers, front porch and first floor extension.   PERMIT.
8.           Planning Correspondence and other planning matters.
9.         Matters of urgent public importance. Items raised will stand deferred until the next meeting.
10.         Matters of Information.
10.1    Hatchers, Selsey Road.
The Clerk had written to WSCC Legal Services - Common Land Registration, with a copy to the Community Wildlife Officer (CDC), after it was reported that the new owners had employed bull dozers to dig up the trees and pond on common land.  She awaits a reply.
10.2    Ham Road Enforcement Notice.  An Appeal has been made against the Enforcement Notice and refusal of planning consent.  The Clerk had written to CDC to ask why the PC had not been informed or the Appeal and whether the PC can send a representative to the hearing that is in July.