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Planning Committee Meeting 11 Apr 2013

Planning Committee Meeting 11 Apr 2013

Location: Cowdray Hall, Easebourne, Midhurst, GU29 0AL

Date and time: 11 April 2013 10:30 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


1. Apologies for absence

2. Disclosure of Interests

To enable Members to disclose to the meeting any disclosable pecuniary 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).

3.  Minutes of previous meeting held on 14 March 2013 (Page 1)

4. Updates on previous Committee decisions

5. 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.



6. Application No:SDNP/12/01557/FUL

Proposal:Construction of 53 residential dwellings (C3) and 2653sqm of commercial (B1) floorspace with associated parking, landscaping and open space

Address: South Downs Road, Lewes

To consider a report by the Director of Planning (Report PC 23/13 Page 8)


7. Application No:SDNP/12/02343/FUL

Proposal:Erection of three agricultural buildings and provision of new farm access (resubmission of SDNP/12/01321/FUL)

Address: Iford Farm, The Street, Iford, Lewes, BN7 3EU

To consider a report by the Director of Planning (Report PC 24/13 Page 37)


8. Application No:SDNP/13/00854/FUL

Proposal: Proposed construction of a section of bridleway alongside the river Ouse between a bridleway which runs from Rodmell Village to the river and the South Downs Way at Southease Swing Bridge

Address: South Downs Way at Southease Swing Bridge

To consider a report by the Director of Planning (Report PC 25/13 Page 45)

SDNPA (Brighton & Hove)

9. Application No:SDNP/12/00520/FUL 

Proposal:                    Proposed improvements to West Hove Golf Club involving the creation of a visual and noise abatement screen along the A27, the upgrading of an existing chipping green and the installation of covered practice bays over the existing practice tee

Address: West Hove Golf Club Badgers Way Hove East Sussex BN3 8EX

To consider a report by the Director of Planning (Report PC 26/13 Page 52)

SDNPA (Wealden District)

10. Application No:SDNP/13/00356/CND

Proposal: Removal of conditions 1 and 2 from NP/2011/0082/F

Address: Birling Gap Road, Birling Gap, East Dean, East Sussex. Overflow car park,

To consider a report by the Director of Planning (Report PC 27/13 Page 64)


11. WD/2013/0346/MEA Shepham Wind Farm

To consider a report by the Director of Planning (Report PC 28/13 Page 72)

Strategy & policy

12. Consultation Draft Chichester Local Plan Key Policies Preferred Approach

To consider a report by the Director of Planning (Report PC 29/13 Page 81)

13. Pre-Submission Mid Sussex District Plan

To consider a report by the Director of Planning (Report PC 30/13 Page 88)

14. Response to the Brighton and Hove Proposed Submission City Plan Part One

To consider a report by the Director of Planning (Report PC 31/13 Page 92)

To all Members of the Planning Committee:

Alun Alesbury, Ken Bodfish, Jennifer Gray, Neville Harrison, Barbara Holyome  David Jenkins, Doug Jones, Tom Jones, Diana Kershaw, Charles Peck & Andrew Shaxson

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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