Agenda and minutes

Eastbourne Borough Council Planning Committee - Tuesday, 22nd March, 2016 6.00 pm

Venue: Town Hall, Eastbourne

Contact: Local Democracy on 01323 410000 

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Minutes of the meeting held on 1 March 2016. pdf icon PDF 91 KB


The minutes of the meeting held on 1 March 2016 were submitted and, subject to an amendment to minute 151 to now read ‘Mrs Weeks addressed the committee in objection to a perceived conflict with the Sovereign Harbour Supplementary Planning Document’, approved and the Chairman was authorised to sign them as an accurate record.




Apologies for absence.


Councillor Murdoch.




Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests (DPIs) by members as required under Section 31 of the Localism Act and of other interests as required by the Code of Conduct.


There were none.




Cedar House, 29 Bedfordwell Road. Application ID: 151295. pdf icon PDF 69 KB


Demolition of existing building and erection of a three storey block of six flats with parking at the front (Outline application with access, layout and scale to be considered, with appearance and landscaping reserved for subsequent approval) – UPPERTON.


The relevant planning history for the site was detailed within the report.  The observations of the East Sussex County Council Highways department were also summarised.


RESOLVED:  (By 7 votes with 1 abstention) That permission be refused on the grounds that 1) the scale and siting of the proposed building would be an overdevelopment of the site resulting in an incongruous and visually intrusive development that fails to create a sense of place and as such  would adversely impact on the character and appearance of the area and the amenities of adjacent residential occupiers, contrary to policies B2 and D10A of the Eastbourne Core Strategy Local Plan 2013, policies UHT1, UHT4, HO6 and HO20 of the Eastbourne Borough Plan Saved Policies 2007 and paragraph 56 of the National Planning Policy Framework 2) As submitted, the proposal does not provide a satisfactory mechanism for the off-site highway works necessary to enable the development to deliver a new access and the number of parking spaces shown on the revised plans.



The following plans have been taken into consideration in determining this application:

201501 120 Revision C    received on 8 January 2016

201501 123 Revision f     received on 8 January 2016



Should the applicant appeal the decision the appropriate course of action to be followed, taking into account the criteria set by the Planning Inspectorate, was considered to be written representations.




Land at Sumach Close, Sumach Close. Application ID: 151170 pdf icon PDF 100 KB


Erection of a three storey building consisting of 13 flats (8 x 2 bed and 5 x 1 bed). Amended Description – HAMPDEN PARK.


Members were reminded that this item was referred to Planning Committee in January 2016 where it was resolved to grant planning permission subject to conditions and a s106 legal agreement to cover local labour initiatives and the payment of the required monitoring fee associated with these initiatives.


The committee was advised that the monitoring payments had been received and as such there was now no longer a requirement for a formal s106 legal agreement to be entered into.


It was therefore recommended that the ‘Local Labour Initiatives’ could now be satisfactorily handled via a planning condition.


RESOLVED:  (Unanimous) That planning permission be granted subject to the following conditions: 1) Time for commencement 2) Approved drawings 3) Samples of proposed materials 4) Refuse/recycling storage (details submitted and to be provided prior to occupation) 5) Landscaping/planting 6) Wheel Washing 7) Surface Water drainage (Highways) 8) Parking provision (laid and provided before occupation) 9) Cycle Parking (details submitted and to be provided prior to occupation) 10) SUDS 11) The residential units hereby approved shall be retained in perpetuity as affordable rented accommodation unless previously agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority 12) Local Labour Initiatives.




Local Training and Employment Supplementary Planning Document. pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Report of Senior Head of Regeneration, Planning and Assets.


Members considered the report of the Senior Head of Regeneration, Planning and Assets regarding the Local Employment and Training Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) due to be reported to Cabinet on 23 March 2016. 


The report requested that Cabinet approve the proposed Local Employment and Training Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for publication for a 12 week period to receive representations from stakeholders and the local community between 1 April 2016 to 24 June 2016.  It was anticipated that a further report would be submitted to Cabinet in the autumn prior to adoption by Full Council.






Appeal Decisions. pdf icon PDF 139 KB

2-8 Queens Gardens.


48 St Leonards Road.

Additional documents:


2-4 Queens Gardens - The committee noted that the appeal was allowed and planning permission was granted for the erection of six terraced two bedroomed houses together with access drive and ancillary parking at land to the rear of 2 to 8 Queens Crescent, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN23 6JU in accordance with the terms of the application, Ref 150070, dated 22 January 2015, subject to the conditions set out in Appendix A of the Appeal Decision Notice.


Rear of 48 St Leonards Road - The committee noted that the appeal was allowed and planning permission was granted for new build 2 storey residential accommodation consisting of seven dwelling and seven parking spaces at land to the rear of 48 St Leonards Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3UF, in accordance with the terms of the application, Ref PC 150141, dated 9 February 2015, subject to the conditions set out in the attached schedule of the Appeal Decision Notice.






South Downs National Park Authority Planning Applications.


There were none.