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Planning Committee Meeting 14 Feb 2013

Planning Committee Meeting 14 Feb 2013

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

Date and time: 14 February 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 17 January 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/12/03018/FUL

Proposal:  Eight affordable dwellings

Address: Land East Of The Priors Way Hill Farm Road Monkwood Alresford Hampshire

To consider a report by the Director of Planning (Report PC 6/13 Page 7)


7. Application No: SDNP/12/01868/FUL

Proposal: The change of use of land within the Queen Elizabeth Country Park from scrub land to use as a compound, with provision of container storage and hardstanding

Address: Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Gravel Hill, Waterlooville, Hampshire PO8 0QE

To consider a report by the Director of Planning (Report PC 7/13 Page 21)


8. Application No: SDNP/12/02013/FUL

Proposal: Erection of secure entrance gate to commercial woodland

Address: Fox Rough, Selden Lane, Angmering

To consider a report by the Director of Planning (Report PC 8/13 Page 28)


9. Application No: SDNP/12/03386/FUL

Proposal: Proposed Horticultural Workers Dwelling

Address: Litlington Nursery, The Street Litlington Nr. Polegate East Sussex BN26 5RB

To consider a report by the Director of Planning (Report PC 9/13 Page 33)


10. Application No:SDNP/12/02947/FUL

Proposal: Change of use of the (former) Birling Gap Hotel to visitor facilities to include an enlarged cafe, retail facility and education and interpretation facilities, together with the erection of a garage for storage of essential countryside management equipment and minor works to external appearance of the building.

Address: Birling Gap Hotel Birling Gap East Dean Eastbourne BN20 0AB

To consider a report by the Director of Planning (Report PC 10/13 Page 44)


11. Review of Validation Requirements for planning applications and related consents

To consider a report by the Director of Planning (Report PC 11/13 Page 51)

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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