Agenda and minutes

Eastbourne Borough Council Planning Committee - Monday, 14th November, 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Court Room at Eastbourne Town Hall, Grove Road, BN21 4UG

Contact: Committee Services on 01323 410000 

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Members of the Committee and Officers present introduced themselves to all those who were present during the meeting.



Apologies for absence and notification of substitute members


Apologies had been received from Councillor Hugh Parker, Deputy Chair.



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.


Councillor Parker, was not present for the meeting due to a prejudicial interest in item 46, Eastbourne Bandstand as he is the director of the Friends of Eastbourne Bandstand CIC.



Minutes of the meeting held on 3 October 2022 and 17 October 2022 pdf icon PDF 137 KB

Additional documents:


The minutes of the meeting held on 3 October and 17 October 2022 were submitted and approved as a correct record, and the Chair was authorised to sign them.



Urgent items of business.

The Chairman to notify the Committee of any items of urgent business to be added to the agenda.




Officer Update pdf icon PDF 133 KB

Where additional information has been received by Planning Officers subsequent to the publication of the agenda, a supplementary report will be added to this item and published on the Council’s website the day before the meeting to update the main reports with any late information.


An officer addendum was circulated to the Committee prior to the start of the meeting, updating the main report on the agenda with any late information (a copy of which was published on the Council’s website).


Eastbourne Bandstand, Grand Parade. ID: 220770 pdf icon PDF 131 KB


Structural repair works to the stage, mortar and faience tiles repair and roof repairs – TOWN CENTRE.


The Senior Specialist Advisor (Planning) presented the report.


The Committee was advised by way of an Addendum that the Conservation Advisory Group (CAG) had met since the publication of the report and their views were reported in the addendum. Attention was drawn to the wording of Condition 10.4 of the Officers Committee report. Historic England (HE) had made no further comments on the application and no further representations had been received since the publication of the committee report.


The Committee queried the condition of the protective timber doors and their reinstatement, flooring and retaining the materials to listed building status. Members welcomed the closure of the timber doors to protect the Bandstand, but raised questions over maintenance and emphasised the importance of starting works as soon as possible. The Senior Specialist Advisor responded to the matters raised andwould recommend to the Development Team the reinstatement of the protective timber doors as soon as possible.


Councillor Taylor requested that there be a named vote and this was approved.


Councillor Vaughan proposed a motion to approve the Listed Building application in line with the officer’s recommendation. This was seconded by Councillor Morris and was carried. 


RESOLVED: (by 6 votes for and 1 against) that Listed Building consent be granted subject to the conditions set out in the officer’s report.


(For: Councillors Lamb, Miah, Morris, Murdoch, Murray and Vaughan. Against: Councillor Taylor. No abstentions).


Date of next meeting held on 12 December 2022

To note the next meeting of the Planning Committee is scheduled to be held on Monday, 12 December 2022.


It was noted that the next meeting of the Planning Committee was scheduled to commence at 6:00pm on Monday, 12 December 2022.