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Planning Committee Meeting 9 July 2015

Planning Committee Meeting 9 July 2015

Location: South Downs Centre, North Street, Midhurst, GU29 9DH

Date and time: 09 July 2015 10:00 AM

Contact Details:

Trevor Beattie

Chief Executive (National Park Officer)

The Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations are in force, giving a right to members of the public to record (film, photograph and audio-record) and report on proceedings at committee meetings. Please read our protocol on Filming, Recording and Reporting of SDNPA Meetings Protocol for more information.

At the start of the meeting the Chair will make an announcement that the meeting may be filmed, recorded or photographed. Webcasting is undertaken in the public interest and in the exercise of our official authority, by entering the meeting room and using the public seating area you are consenting to being filmed, recorded and photographed. If you have any queries regarding this please contact committee.officer@southdowns.gov.uk

Agenda Items 12 and 13 will not be considered before 1pm


  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Election of Chair
    To elect a Chair of the Planning Committee.
  3. Election of Deputy Chair
    To elect a Deputy Chair of the Planning Committee.
  4. Disclosure of Interests
    To enable Members to disclose to the meeting any disclosable interest they may have in any matter on the agenda for the meeting, where that interest is not already entered in the Authority’s register of interests, and any public service interest (as defined in Paragraph 18 of the Authority’s Code of Conduct) they may consider relevant to an item of business being considered at the meeting (such disclosure to be made at the commencement of the meeting, or when the interest becomes apparent).
  5. Minutes of previous meetings held on 11 June 2015
    To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 11 June 2015 (Page 1).
  6. Matters arising
    To enable any matters arising from the 11 June 2015 minutes that are not covered elsewhere on this agenda to be raised.
  7. Updates on previous Committee decisions
    To receive any updates on previous Committee decisions.
  8. Urgent Items
    To consider any matter on the agenda which the Chair agrees should be considered as a matter of urgency to due special circumstances.



  1. Application No: SDNP/14/06426/OUT
    Proposal: Outline planning permission for 140 residential units, including 40% affordable housing, custom-build plots, and live-work units; farm shop and cafe; nature reserve area; Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG); sustainable drainage infrastructure; and associated works
    Address:  Bohunt Park, Bohunt Manor, Portsmouth Road, Liphook, Hampshire, GU30 7DL
    To consider a report by the Director of Planning (Report PC59/15 Page 9).


  1. Application No: SDNP/15/01636/FUL and SDNP/15/01637/LIS
    Proposal: The extension of 1 building and the conversion of 1 other building on the Manor House Estate to provide a total of 4 dwellings (a net increase of 2 dwellings). Alterations and change of use of existing outbuilding adjacent to Manor House to be utilised as a ceremony room in conjunction with the Tithe barn.
    Address: Manor House, North Lane, Buriton, Petersfield, GU31 5RT
    To consider a report by the Director of Planning (Report PC60/15 Page 47).


  1. Application No: SDNP/14/03936/FUL
    Proposal: Proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Land to Provide No. 9 C3 Residential Dwellings and No.2 C3 Flats.
    Address: Land at the Fridays, Gilberts Drive, East Dean, East Sussex
    To consider a report by the Director of Planning (Report PC61/15 Page 69).


  1. Preferred Options Local Plan: Trees, Hedgerows and Woodlands; Air Quality; and Contaminated Land Policies
    To consider a report by the Director of Planning (Report PC62/15 Page 83).
  2. Lewes District Local Plan: Part 1 (Joint Core Strategy) Publication of Main Modifications for Consultation
    To consider a report by the Director of Planning (Report PC63/15 Page 95).

Meeting Papers

Public participation

Anyone wishing to speak at the meeting should register their request, by emailing the following information to public.speaking@southdowns.gov.uk no later than 12 noon on the Monday before the meeting.

  • Name:
  • Address:
  • Phone Number:
  • Email:
  • Planning Application Number:
  • Details of Proposed Development:
  • Indicate if you are speaking in support or against the application:
  • Who are you representing?:
  • In the event that more than 3 people request to speak in favour or against an item it may be necessary for them to agree amongst themselves who should speak at the meeting. In order to facilitate this process we would ask you to confirm that you are happy with us sharing your name and e-mail address with other potential speakers. We will not share any other personal details with any other third parties.
  • YES / NO (delete as appropriate)

Confirmation that you have registered to speak will be send after 12 noon deadline. Further information on public speaking and registering as a speaker.

Please note that there is no catering provision for members of the public during meal breaks. However there are cafes, pubs and shops in Midhurst town centre, approximately 5 minutes’ walk away.

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