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Planning Committee 9 May 2019

Planning Committee 9 May 2019

Location: South Downs Centre Hall, Midhurst, GU29 9DH

Date and time: 09 May 2019 10:00

Contact Details:

Trevor Beattie

Chief Executive (National Park Officer)

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Update Sheet   
Minutes (Confirmed)

  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Declaration of interests
  3. Minutes of previous meeting held on 11 April 2019
    Agenda Item 3
  4. Matters arising from the previous meeting minutes
  5. Updates on previous Committee decisions
  6. Urgent matters

Development Management

  1. Lewes  District Council – Application No: SDNP/18/06553/FUL
    The Beacon Nurseries, Beacon Road, Ditchling. BN6 8XB.
    Agenda Item 7
    Agenda Item 7 – Presentation
  2. Chichester District Council – Application No: SDNP/18/05595/FUL
    Westerlands, Norwood Lane, East Lavington. GU28 0QJ.
    Agenda Item 8
    Agenda Item 8 – Appendix 2
    Agenda Item 8 – Appendix 3
    Agenda Item 8 – Presentation
  3. Chichester District Council – Application No: SDNP/18/04918/FUL 
    Land at Pook Lane Lavant West Sussex. 
    Agenda Item 9 
    Agenda Item 9 – Presentation
  4. Chichester District Council – Application No: SDNP/19/00968/FUL 
    Various Sites – South Downs National Park Wealden Heaths Heathlands Reunited Project
    Agenda Item 10
    Agenda Items 10,11,12- Presentation
  5. East Hampshire District Council – Application No: SDNP/19/00970/FUL
    Shortheath Common Oakhanger Road Bordon GU35 9JP
    Agenda Item 11
    Agenda Items 10,11,12- Presentation
  6. Horsham District Council – Application No: SDNP/19/00971/FUL  
    Wiggonholt RSPB Pulborough Brooks Wiggonholt Pulborough West Sussex RH20 2EL.
    Agenda Item 12
    Agenda Items 10,11,12- Presentation

Strategy & Policy

  1. Quarterly Update on the Progress of Neighbourhood Planning
    Agenda Item 13
    Agenda Item 13 – Presentation
  2. Review of Validation Requirements for planning applications and related consents
    Agenda Item 14
    Agenda Item 14 – Appendix 1
    Agenda Item 14 – Appendix 2
    Agenda Item 14 – Appendix 3
    Agenda Item 14 – Appendix 4

Members of the Planning Committee

Alun Alesbury, Heather Baker, David Coldwell, Neville Harrison, Barbara Holyome, Roger Huxstep, Doug Jones, Tom Jones, Robert Mocatta, Ian Phillips, Anthony Watts Williams.

Ex officio Members (may participate on Policy items but not vote):
Margaret Paren, Norman Dingemans

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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