Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Tuesday, 1st September, 2020 7.30 pm

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Disclosures of Interest

In accordance with the Council's Code of Conduct, Councillors are reminded that it is a requirement to declare interests where appropriate.



No disclosures of interests were made.


Lobbying Declarations

The Planning Code of Conduct requires that Councillors who have been lobbied, received correspondence or been approached by an interested party regarding any planning matter should declare this at the meeting which discusses the matter. Councillors should declare if they have been lobbied at this point in the meeting.



No lobbying declarations were made.



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To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Planning Committee held on 20 July 2020.


The minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 20 July 2020 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.



Planning Application CR/2018/0891/FUL - EDF Building, Russell Way, Three Bridges, Crawley pdf icon PDF 206 KB

To consider report PES/354a of the Head of Economy and Planning.




The Committee considered report PES/354(a) of the Head of Economy and Planning which proposed as follows:


Erection of 3 storey side extension comprising 12 x two bedroom flats (amended description and amended plans received).


Councillors A Belben, Jaggard, Purdy, Sharma and P Smith declared they had visited the site.


The Principal Planning Officer provided a verbal summation of the application and the Committee then considered the application.  In response to a query raised by a Committee Member, the Principal Planning Officer confirmed that, although not directly comparable, the off-site affordable housing contribution of £322,000 was, in essence, based on 4.8 (40%) affordable housing units and had been calculated using the Affordable Housing Calculator in-line with the Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document.


A recorded vote was then taken on the recommendation in accordance with the Council’s Virtual Committee Procedure Rules.  The names of the Councillors voting for and against the recommendation, along with any abstentions, were recorded as follows:


For the recommendation to permit:

Councillors A Belben, Irvine, Jaggard, Mwagale, Purdy, Rana, Sharma and P Smith (8).


Against the recommendation to permit:




Councillor Ascough (1).




Permit subject to the Section 106 agreement contributions set out in report PES/354(a) and the conditions set out in report PES/324(a).


Planning Application CR/2020/0009/FUL - 11 Wordsworth Close, Pound Hill, Crawley pdf icon PDF 355 KB

To consider report PES/354bof the Head of Economy and Planning.




Demolition of existing detached garage and erection of a single storey side extension.


The Chair informed the Committee that since the publication of the agenda for this meeting, the application (set out in report PES/354(b) of the Head of Economy and Planning) had been withdrawn by the Applicant.