Agenda and minutes

Eastbourne Borough Council Planning Committee - Monday, 16th October, 2023 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 introduced themselves to all those who were present during the meeting.    



Apologies for absence and notification of substitute members

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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.

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No declarations of interest were made at the meeting.   



Urgent items of business.

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


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Minutes of the meeting held on 21 August 2023 pdf icon PDF 136 KB

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The minutes of the meeting held on 21 August 2023 were submittedand approved as a correct record, subject to the amendment of Minute 28, Site 7a, Pacific Drive (Aldi Store Ltd), ID: 220849 to include the additional wording:


“The Committee was advised by way of the Addendum that 51 additional responses of support had been received since the publication of the Officers report. Appraisal paragraphs 8.2, 8.3 and 8.7 were updated.  Condition 10.10 was deleted. The Head of Planning First advised that 3 additional objections had been received since publication of the Addendum.”



Officer Update pdf icon PDF 138 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.

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



Site 7a, Pacific Drive. ID: 220849, 220850 & 220852 pdf icon PDF 182 KB

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Erection of Class E foodstore alongside access, parking, landscaping and associated works – SOVEREIGN.


The Head of Planning First presented the report.


The Committee was advised by way of the Addendum that a further representation had been received from the agent acting on behalf of Tesco’s. 


Mr Rob McClellan, Agent, spoke in favour of the application for Aldi Store Ltd.


Councillor Vaughan put forward a proposal in line with the officer’s recommendation.  This was seconded by Councillor Morris and was carried.  


RESOLVED: (Unanimously)

1.    To note the update on the referral to The Department for Levelling Up Housing and Communities;

2.    To approve the additional conditions as set out in the Officer report;

3.    To acknowledge late representation and to agree that no new material considerations have been raised; and

4.    To acknowledge assessment of vacant sites within Town and District Centres and to acknowledge that officers will continue with the recommendations made on 21 August 2023 Planning Committee meeting to grant planning permission subject to a S106 legal agreement.


Date of next meeting

To note the next meeting of the Planning Committee is scheduled to be held on 13 November 2023 at 6pm.

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