Agenda and minutes

Eastbourne Borough Council Planning Committee - Tuesday, 20th June, 2017 6.00 pm

Venue: Town Hall, Eastbourne

Contact: Local Democracy on 01323 410000 

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Minutes of the meeting held on 30 May 2017. pdf icon PDF 92 KB


The minutes of the meeting held on 30 May 2017 were submitted and approved and the Chairman was authorised to sign them as an accurate record.




Apologies for absence.


There were none.




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.




Land adjacent to 21 Derwent Road. Application ID: 170607. pdf icon PDF 88 KB


Demolition of existing three garages and erection of chalet bungalow type 1 bedroom single dwelling - MEADS.


Members were advised that the proposed scheme had been amended following the production of the officer's report. The revised scheme was presented and discussed.


Mrs Rivett addressed the committee in objection stating that there would be an increase in the traffic congestion due to the lack of parking spaces along this section of road.  She also raised concerns about access for emergency services and loss of light to neighbouring properties.


Mr Rintoul addressed the committee in objection stating that the development would impact on neighbouring properties including a loss of light, loss of space and privacy and an increase in congestion and parking issues.


RESOLVED: (By 7 votes with 1 abstention) That permission be refused on the grounds that the proposal by reason of its size, bulk and siting including boundary treatment would result in a form of development that would have an unneighbourly and overbearing relationship with the occupiers of the adjacent properties therefore contrary to Policy B2 of the Core Strategy Local Plan 2013 and saved Policy HO20 of the Borough Plan 2007.



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




Enviro-Facts Kiosk, Middle Parade. Application ID: 170630. pdf icon PDF 58 KB


Installation of Changing Places Toilet to meet the needs of all people with a disability – MEADS.


RESOLVED: (Unanimous) That permission be granted subject to the following conditions: 1) Time for commencement 2) Approved drawings 3) External Materials 4) The unit shall be removed after 5 years unless agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.




Statement of Community Involvement. pdf icon PDF 518 KB

Report of Director of Planning and Regeneration.

Additional documents:


The committee considered the report of the Director of Regeneration & Planning seeking Members views on the Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) due to be considered by Cabinet on 12 July 2017.


Members were advised that the Council had prepared a new Statement of Community Involvement (SCI), which set out the Council’s approach to consulting the local community and other stakeholders on planning matters within the local planning authority boundary.  The Council’s previous SCI was considered to be out of date as a result of changes in legislation and national policy since it was adopted in 2006, and a new SCI was being prepared to guide public consultation in the preparation of a new Local Plan for the town.


The SCI was published for consultation with the local community and other stakeholders between 24 March and 18 May 2017. It now needed to be adopted by Full Council, following endorsement from Cabinet. Once adopted, the SCI would be used to guide consultation on planning policy documents.


The SCI set out how the Council would engage local communities and other interested parties in the production of the Local Plan and in determining planning applications. In order to assist with understand local communities, the SCI first provided an overview of the planning system and information about the Eastbourne community.

The SCI then provided more detailed information on how communities and stakeholders would be consulted in Plan-making (the preparation of the Local Plan, SPDs & CIL Charging Schedule); and in Development Management (the determination of planning applications).


In order for the SCI to be formally adopted, it would require approval from Full Council. Members were asked for their views on the final version of the Statement of Community Involvement, which would be reported verbally to Cabinet on 12 July 2017.


RESOLVED: That Cabinet be advised that the Planning committee endorse the amended Statement of Community Involvement.




South Downs National Park Authority Planning Applications.


There were none.