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Planning Committee 8 October 2020

Planning Committee 8 October 2020

Location: This meeting is likely to be held online and will be viewable by the public via the webcasting link below.

Date and time: 08 October 2020 10:00am

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


We broadcast all Planning Committee meetings through our webcasting portal. Meetings can be viewed live or on-demand up to six months after the meeting.


This meeting will be held online via a Zoom virtual meeting room.
Webcasting for live public viewing will be as normal following the link above.

Full Meeting Papers
Update Sheet

  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Declaration of interests
  3. Minutes of previous meeting held on 10 September 2020
    Agenda Item 3  – Minutes (unconfirmed)
  4. Matters arising from the previous meeting minutes
  5. Updates on previous Committee decisions
  6. Urgent matters

Development Management

  1. Wealden District Council – Application No: SDNP/20/02124/FUL & SDNP/20/02244/LIS
    Seven Sisters Country Park & Exceat Barn, East Dean Road, Exceat, East Sussex. BN25 4AD.
    Agenda Item 7 – Seven Sisters Country Park Phase 1 Proposals
  2. Chichester District Council– Application No: SDNP/20/01855/FUL
    Land South of Heather Close, West Ashling, West Sussex.
    Agenda Item 8 – Land South of Heather Close

Strategy & Policy

  1. SDNPA response to the White Paper:  Planning for the Future
    Agenda Item 9
    Agenda Item 9 – Appendix 1
  2. Infrastructure Business Plan 2020
    Agenda Item 10 
    Agenda Item 10 – Appendix 2
    Agenda Item 10 – Appendix 3
  3. Enforcement Update 
    Agenda Item 11 
  4. Summary of Appeal Decisions Update
    Agenda Item 12

Members’ interests

SDNPA Members have a primary responsibility for ensuring that the Authority furthers the National Park Purposes and Duty. Members regard themselves first and foremost as Members of the Authority, and will act in the best interests of the National Park as a whole, rather than as representatives of their appointing body or any interest groups.

Members are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary interest that is not already entered in the Authority's register of interests, and any personal interest and/or 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).

Access to information

If you would like a copy of this agenda in large print or an alternative format/language please contact the Committee Officer on committee.officer@southdowns.gov.uk or 01730 814810.

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.


If you wish to give us feedback on your experience of the meeting please e-mail committee.officer@southdowns.gov.uk.

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