Issue details

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

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.


Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: Chichester North;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 30/11/2018

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
The urgency of this matter is due to:

(1) The proposal is needed to allow Chichester District Council to act as ‘agent’ for the County Council in order to determine, in a timely manner, the part of Planning Application SNPA/18/04918/FUL that lies outside the SDNP.

(2) The proposal cannot wait for the next Committee on 8 January 2019 because this would create an unacceptable delay in the determination of the application.

Decision due: 30 November 2018 by Director of Law and Assurance

Lead member: Planning Committee

Lead director: Tony Kershaw

Contact: Jane Moseley, County Planning Manager Email: Tel: 033 022 26948.

Democratic Services Contact: Tracey Guinea Tel: 033 022 28679