Chichester City Council July News

Edited extracts from the minutes of the Chichester City Council  Planning Committee meeting held on 6th June 2019.

Planning Applications


Location: Old Helyers Farm, Kirdford Road, Wisborough Green, RH14 0DD

Members debated the property in relation to the current business, whether such an isolated dwelling was contrary to the Neighbourhood Plan, and requested clarification regarding the class and whether it would be linked to the business. Committee members also sought clarification regarding parking and access.   It was confirmed that the site provided two parking spaces for the proposed dwelling and further parking areas for horse boxes with sufficient turning spaces and that the Highways Authority was satisfied with the access and parking proposed. Recommendation to permit agreed.


Location: Woodbury House, White Chimney Row, Westbourne, PO10 8RS

Westbourne Parish Council objects to this retrospective application as the completed construction works are in contravention to the original plans, which although recognised as not a justification for refusal, considers there are sound planning reasons for the refusal of the application.  These reasons include the roofline which is set higher than approved, the raising of the ground levels causing surface water to run into adjoining land and the demolition of an original flint wall which should have been retained and, which had replaced by a new flint wall, which is not considered in character with the village. Recommendation to defer a decision, pending a site visit.


Location: Lower Diddlesfold Farm, Diddlesfold Lane, North Chapel, GU28 9EN

The permitted agricultural building will partially screen the development, which will have a minimal impact on long distance views and use of traditional materials will enable the buildings to sit within the landscape, reflecting the local vernacular. The sand school will be 67m above datum, the same as the adjacent slab of the agricultural barn and lower than the adjacent land level. The Landscape Officer is now satisfied in relation to parking of vehicles, changes to the entrance, lighting and fencing and that either there are no changes proposed or that they can be adequately controlled condition. Recommendation to permit agreed.




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