MINUTES OF A MEETING OF NORTH HORSHAM PARISH COUNCIL
PLANNING, ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE
HELD ON THURSDAY 25th MAY 2007
AT ROFFEY MILLENNIUM HALL
Present: Cllrs. Mr A. Britten*, Mr P. Burgess (Chairman), Mr P. Crawford, Mrs R.
Garner, Mr M. Loates, Mr T. Rickett, Mr D. Searle and Mrs S.
In attendance: Mr R. Turner (Council Chairman)
Mrs S. Kemp, Deputy Clerk
11 members of the public
Mr Tim Harris from the West Sussex County Times
* Denotes absence
PART 1 – OPEN SESSION
PET510 PUBLIC FORUM
There were eleven members of the public present.
Those members of the public present wished to comment on the planning
application at Medleys, Comptons Brow Lane (DC/07/0979). The
comments made expressed concern at the high density of the proposal, the
impact on the streetscape, the intrusion into residents’ existing privacy.
Traffic issues were also of concern and residents commented that there were
already parking difficulties in Comptons Brow Lane and the surrounding
area. Other residents expressed their concern that should the application be
permitted, this would set a precedent for further similar developments.
PET511 TO NOTE APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies for absence were noted from Mr Britten
PET512 APPROVAL AND SIGNATURE OF MINUTES
The minutes of the meeting of 26th April 2007, having previously been
circulated, were approved and signed by the Chairman as being a true record
PET513 CHAIRMAN’S ANNOUNCEMENTS
Members noted the Chairman’s Announcements as detailed in the
Members commented that it would be helpful if some of the contributions to
Transport infrastructure from developer funding could be channelled
towards the provision of Bus Services to the Doctor’s Surgery in Holbrook,
even if by way of a diverted route.
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The Chairman reported on correspondence between a resident, District
Councillor Rutherford and West Sussex County Council regarding speeding
issues in Forest Road. The response from the County Council was noted and
following brief discussion
IT WAS RESOLVED
That a letter of support for action in respect of speeding issues in Forest
Road be sent to West Sussex County Council
PET514 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Councillor Wilton declared a Prejudicial Interest in respect of planning
application DC/07/0862 (52, Beech Road) as her property was next door to
the applicant property.
PET515 QUESTIONS PURSUANT TO STANDING ORDER NO. 24
No questions had been received prior to the Committee meeting
PET516 PLANNING APPLICATIONS
Members noted receipt of Planning Applications (as set out in the
accompanying schedule) under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990
from Horsham District Council since 26th April 2007 and the Committee’s
observations were to be forwarded on
PET517 PLANNING APPEALS
Members noted receipt of the Committee Report detailing information
regarding planning appeals in respect of 10, Walton Drive; 97, Sycamore
Avenue; and 35 and 37, Naldrett Close.
PET518 SPEED LIMIT CRITERIA REVIEW
Members noted receipt of the Committee Report. Members were pleased to
see the continuation of work to reduce speeding traffic. Following brief
IT WAS RESOLVED
That the document be supported
PET519 BUS SERVICE PROVISION IN HOLBROOK
Members considered how best to progress this item with West Sussex
County Council; and with support from Horsham District Council.
IT WAS RESOLVED
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(a) That support from local residents for a Bus Service in Holbrook
be gauged by placing an appropriate article in the forthcoming
issue of the Parish Newsletter, NHPC News
(b) That a Transport Officer from West Sussex County Council be
invited to attend a Committee meeting
(c) That both County and District Councillors be invited to lend
(d) That awareness of the issue also be raised by correspondence to
the local Press
PET520 MOTTE AND BAILEY SITE
The Committee Chairman reported that some time ago, a meeting had taken
place at the site between officers from Horsham District (the owners of the
site)and West Sussex County Councils; with the Parish Council. Further,
that a recent Report from Horsham District had given an indication as to
their future management of the site. Following discussion
IT WAS RESOLVED
That a further Report be prepared for the next Committee meeting.
PET521 PLANNING SURGERIES
Members agreed that Councillor Searle would man the next surgery on
Saturday 23rd June 2007. New Members to the Committee were invited to
also attend, if they wished.
Members commented that the profile of the Surgeries should be maintained
and it was considered that every effort should be made to utilise the Press
and Parish notice boards to publicise the Surgeries.
PET522 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
Thursday 28th June 2007 at 7.30pm at Roffey Millennium Hall
There being no other business, the Chairman closed the meeting at 9.10pm
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