Walberton Parish Council July News

Edited extracts of draft minutes from the Planning Committee meeting held on 9th July 2019.

Planning Applications


Location: Farplants Sales Ltd, Lake Lane, Barnham.

Lawful development certificate for a proposed Anti-Vandal Open Plan unit. Resolved: Support – the proposal accords with Walberton Neighbourhood Plan policy CL1.


Location: Land to the east of Fontwell Avenue.

Approval for reserved matters following outline permission WA/22/15/OUT comprising 400 new homes (incl. affordable), 360sqm of retail space (A1 to A3), 152sqm of community space (D1 to D2 & including retention & refurbishment of 12sqm ‘old smithy’), demolition of remaining buildings to Arundel Road along with public open space, LEAP, MUGA, allotments, car & cycle parking, drainage & associated works. This site also lies within the Parish of Barnham and Eastergate. Resolved: No objection.


Location: Berberis, London Road, Fontwell.

To replace overhanging tatty hedge with wooden fence and driveway gate. Resolved: Objection on the grounds that a wooden fence is too visually impactive. Hedge retention would be less visually impactive, more in keeping with the area and more environmentally friendly. The proposed gate is acceptable.


Location: 4 Parsons Walk, Walberton.

Fell 1 conifer tree, prune 1 Norway Maple by 1.5m to previous points and prune 1 Silver Birch by 2m to previous points within the Walberton Village conservation area. Resolved: No objection.


Location: Land east of Tye Lane, Walberton.

Retrospective erection of 8 flags and 3 sign boards for a temporary period during construction of up to 3 years. Resolved: Objection on the grounds that the flags and boarding overlooking the playing field changes its character and abut on to the Village Conservation Area.


Location: Stoney Brook Farm, Eastergate Lane.

Notification for prior approval under Part 3, Class O for change of use from an office (Class B1) to 1 dwelling (Class C3). Resolved: Objection. Full details to be agreed electronically.

The date of the next meeting was confirmed as 6.30pm on Tuesday 20 August 2019. The proposed date for the following meeting is 24 September 2019. www.walberton-pc.gov.uk




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