Decision details

URGENT ACTION Authorisation for Chichester District Council to determine part of Planning Application (SDNP/18/04918/FUL) on behalf of West Sussex County Council

Decision Maker: Director of Law and Assurance

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


A planning application (SDNP/18/04918/FUL) has been submitted to the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) seeking planning permission for the erection of 18 dwellings and associated facilities, along with a replacement football pitch.  The site extends to four hectares in area, and is located on Pook Lane in East Lavant, within Chichester District, and partially within the South Downs National Park (SDNP).


For planning applications that extend beyond the boundary of a national park, under Schedule 1(i) to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, the determining authority for the land outside of the park is the County Council.


However, it is considered that in it would be beneficial for Chichester District Council to be authorised to determine that part of the application as they have knowledge of the site and an existing agency arrangement with the SDNPA.


The Director of Law and Assurance, in consultation with the Chairman of the Planning Committee, has used his delegated powers under Standing Order of the West Sussex County Council Constitution.



That West Sussex County Council enters into an Agency Agreement with Chichester District Council to allow that authority to determine the part of planning application SDNP/18/04918/FUL that lies outside of the South Downs National Park boundary.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Urgent item?: Yes

Publication date: 30/11/2018

Date of decision: 30/11/2018

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