Edited extracts of minutes of the Planning and Conservation Committee meeting held on 30th May 2018
The Chairman introduced Mr Paul Over, Deputy, Executive Director and Deputy Chief Executive of Chichester District Council, to the meeting. Mr Over, with the aid of a visual presentation, gave an in-depth explanation of the regeneration project for the Southern Gateway. He outlined the vision for the sites within the Masterplan, and how the Development Brief would be brought forward from this. The following sites were discussed:
- Southgate and Stockbridge Road
- Court Buildings
- South Pallant and Market Avenue Basin Road car park and bus garage Kingsham Road
- Police Station Playing Field and former High School land
- Basin Road and Canal Wharf
- Railway Station land
Mr Over circulated an explanatory leaflet to the Committee. He then explained why the regeneration was needed, what the Southern Gateway included, how the area could be transformed and the timescales for achieving this. He said that funding had been applied for and some had already been secured from Coast to Capital, the Local Enterprise Partnership.
Mr Over then invited questions and a number of points were raised. Councillor Keyworth, was particularly concerned that local residents were consulted about the plans and assurance was given that this would take place. Members were also concerned that high quality jobs be provided and that housing and business uses were appropriately sited.
Mr Over was thanked for his very informative presentation and offered to return to the City Council for further presentations as the plans progress. It was resolved to note that the Southern Gateway project was being progressed and that Chichester City Council would be consulted at every opportunity.
Special Meeting of the Council 30th May 2018.
Councillor Jo French’s last meeting attendance was the Council Meeting on 6 December 2017, thus her six month period of absence expires on 6 June 2018. Councillor Jo French’s request for an extension had been circulated to all members. It was proposed, seconded and resolved that no extension be granted. The meeting had referred tp The Local Government Act 1972, Section 85 which deals with absences.