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Planning Committee Meeting 11 February 2016

Planning Committee Meeting 11 February 2016

Location: Memorial Hall, South Downs Centre, Midhurst

Date and time: 11 February 2016 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


  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Declaration of Interests
    To enable Members to declare 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).
  3. Minutes of previous meeting held on 21 January 2016
    To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 21 January 2016 (Page 1).
  4. Matters arising
    To enable any matters arising from the 21 January 2016 Planning Committee minutes that are not covered elsewhere on this agenda to be raised.
  5. Updates on previous Committee decisions
    To receive any updates on previous Committee decisions.
  6. Urgent Matters
    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/13/04878/FUL
    Proposal: Alterations and additions to forge building to provide living accommodation in new first floor, provision of decked area to rear (amended plans 20 July & 2 September 2015)
    Address: The Forge, High Street, East Meon, Petersfield GU32 1QD
    To consider a report by the Director of Planning (Report PC6/16 Page 9).


  1. Application No:  SDNP/15/05125/FUL and SDNP/15/05126/LIS
    Proposal: Conversion of redundant farm building into a single dwelling including a proposed new extension and new outbuildings. Demolition of existing sheds and outbuildings (Full Application and Listed Building Application)
    Address: Manor Farm, Greatham Lane, Greatham, Pulborough, West Sussex RH20 2ES
    To consider a report by the Director of Planning (Report PC7/16 Page 45).


  1. Application No:  SDNP/15/05485/FUL
    Proposal: Erection of 11 dwellings and associated access, parking and open space, including an emergency rear access to Sheet Primary School and parking for residents of School Lane
    Address: Land North East of Sheet Primary School, School Lane Sheet, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32 2AS
    To consider a report by the Director of Planning (Report PC8/16 Page 61).


  1. Application No:  SDNP/15/03004/FUL
    Proposal: Erection of a two bedroom dwelling with replacement wall to boundary.
    Address: The Leighs, Steep Lane, Findon, West Sussex BN14 0UE
    To consider a report by the Director of Planning (Report PC9/16 Page 77).


  1. Coastal West Sussex and Greater Brighton Local Strategic Statement
    To consider a report by the Director of Planning (Report PC10/16 Page 93).

To all Members of the Planning Committee:
Alun Alesbury, David Coldwell, Neville Harrison, Barbara Holyome, Doug Jones, Tom Jones, Diana Kershaw, Gary Marsh, Robert Mocatta, Ian Phillips, Norman Dingemans (ex officio) & Margaret Paren (ex officio).

Please note that SDNPA Members do not represent their appointing bodies on the Authority, but will, as a Member, be responsible for ensuring that the Authority achieves the National Park Purposes and Duty, in a way that best suits the special characteristics of the National Park as a whole.

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.

" The Downs...too much for one pair of eyes, enough to float a whole population in happiness. "