Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 14th August, 2019 10.30 am

Venue: Council Chamber, County Hall, Lewes. View directions

Contact: Simon Bailey  Democratic Services Officer

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Items
No. Item

6.

Minutes of the meeting held on 15 May 2019 pdf icon PDF 81 KB

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Minutes:

6.1       The Committee approved as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 15 May 2019.

7.

Apologies for absence

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7.1       Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Bob Bowdler and Kathryn Field.  It was noted that Councillor Nigel Enever was in attendance as a substitute for Councillor Bowdler. 

8.

Reports

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Minutes:

8.1       Reports referred to in the minutes below are contained in the minute book.

 

9.

Full planning application for construction of a part 2-storey, part 3-storey new 80 place co-educational SEMH (Social, Emotion, Mental Health Special School including provision of hard and soft landscaping, perimeter fencing, car parking and other associated works including slope regrading, a new electric sub-station and a new access from Reef Way. Known as land East of Battle Road, Reef Way, Hailsham, BN27 1FB - WD/3400/CC pdf icon PDF 262 KB

Report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport

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9.1       The Committee considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport, together with an addendum containing an amended Recommendation 1(i) and written comments from Councillor Bob Bowdler, the Local Member.

 

9.2       Antony Julyan (ISEND Strategic Manager & Children’s Commissioner) and Dr Jonty Clark (Provider) spoke in support of the recommendation.

 

9.3       An amendment to Condition 22, to make reference to a set review period and nominated post holder, was proposed and agreed. 

 

9.4       Members have considered the officer’s report, addendum, amended Condition, the comments of the Local Member and public speakers, and agree with the conclusions and reasons for recommendation as set out in paragraph 7 of the report. 

 

9.5       RESOLVED to approve the application subject to the completion of the following procedure:-

 

i.              To authorise the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport to secure a Legal Agreement or Unilateral Undertaking requiring provision of dropped kerbs to provide a pedestrian crossing on Reef Way; road markings including single yellow line (time limited) and ‘School Keep Clear’ markings on Reef Way subject to the making of a Traffic Regulation Order and payment of the associated fee of £5,000 or such other works in mitigation to the satisfaction of the Highway Authority; and

 

ii.            To authorise the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport to grant planning permission upon completion of the Legal Agreement or Undertaking subject to conditions along the lines as indicated in Minute 9.6 below.

 

iii.           To authorise the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport to refer the application back to this Committee if the Legal Agreement/Undertaking is not secured within 6 months of the date hereof.

 

9.6       The grant of planning permission should be subject to the following conditions:-

 

         Time Limit

 

1.      The development hereby permitted shall be commenced before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

        

         Reason: To comply with Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

 

         General Operations

 

2.      The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the plans listed in the Schedule of Approved Plans.

        

         Reason: For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.

 

3.      The site shall be used for formal educational purposes and directly related activities such as School concerts or inter school sports and for no other purposes including unrelated community uses.

        

         Reason: To protect the amenities of the area in accordance with Saved Policy EN27 in the Wealden Local Plan 1998. 

        

4.      The areas indicated on the approved drawings for the parking and circulation of vehicles shall not be used for any other purpose and shall be retained for this purpose at all times.

        

         Reason: To ensure provision of the parking and circulation facilities in relation to the authorised use of the development in accordance with Saved Policy TR16 in the Wealden Local Plan 1998.

        

5.      The School drop-off and pick-up times shall operate in accordance with the staggered timings as specified within the approved 'Outline Car Park Management Plan' dated 19 July 2019  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.

10.

Development Management Matters: Quarterly Report pdf icon PDF 208 KB

Report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport

 

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Minutes:

10.1     The Committee considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport, together with an update on an old enforcement case, which had resulted in the recovery of the County Council’s costs by way of a legal charge placed on the land.   

 

10.2     RESOLVED to note the report and thank the officers.