Category Archives: Society submissions to applications

The Society’s formal response to a planning application.

The Foundry, 1 Southgate

17/01332/FUL. The Foundry, 1 Southgate, Chichester. To extend outdoor seating and create outside bar.

The Executive Committee comment that there should be no external speakers for music and that the hours of use be limited to 11 at night. We also point out that the situation on the external signage to the premises has not been regularised.

Therefore the Committee objects to this application and asks that the Council refuses permission.

71-72 East Street – Monsoon

17/01436/ADV & 17/01581/LBC. 71-72 East Street, Chichester. For Monsoon. 1 non-illuminated fascia sign and redecoration of shopfront.

71-72 East Street – Monsoon

 The Executive Committee comment that the proposal includes a drawing referring to internally illuminated lettering which must be withdrawn from the application and that the fascia must include the street number, both as required for compliance with the Council’s Guidance Note for Shopfronts in the City Conservation Area.

Therefore the Committee asks that conditions be imposed on the permission enforcing these 2 aspects.

49 – 51 Fishbourne Road East

17/01287/FUL, 49 – 51 Fishbourne Road East, Chichester. Redevelopment of Downland House HQ Offices as 38 affordable homes with associated parking, access and landscaping.

49 – 51 Fishbourne Road East

The Executive Committee while supporting the provision of affordable housing consider that this proposal is unacceptable because its 3 storey height represents overdevelopment in this location causing loss of privacy and outlook for Nos 45 and 47 and  loss of visual amenity along Fishbourne Road.

 

34 The Hornet

17/01110/FUL. 34 The Hornet, Chichester. Removal of Condition 5 on existing permission.

The Executive Committee consider that this proposal is unacceptable because there seems no justification for setting aside the principle of providing for residents’ cycle parking.

With a little imagination, much seems possible. At the moment, the site is given over to dustbins to a remarkable extent, and also of course to cars. Less space devoted to either of these could create space for cycle storage. Also, at the back of the site, there is an unused hard-standing of concrete bridging the Lavant. This could be used for cycle parking (assuming it is within the curtilage of the building, and structurally sound). Alternatively, rather than a single site for a massed row of bicycle racks, there are opportunities to park smaller numbers of cycles here and there around the complex. Another idea might be planters with cycle locking loops attached (such as the “Plantlock”). Such planters would also serve to brighten up currently rather barren corners of the site.

Therefore the Committee objects to this application and asks that the Council refuses permission.

30 East Street Ernest Jones Jewellers

17/01309/FUL, 17/01310/LBC, and 17/01311/ADV.
To alter shopfront, refit internally, and for 1 illuminated fascia sign and 1 illuminated hanging sign.

The Executive Committee considers that the proposal to illuminate the fascia and for a new illuminated hanging sign is unacceptable because it is in contravention of the Council’s Guidance Note for Shopfronts in the City Conservation Area. We also point out that the street number “30” must be incorporated on the fascia.

Therefore the Committee objects to this application and asks that the Council refuses permission.

150 St Pancras

17/00946/FUL and 17/00947/LBC. 150, St Pancras, Chichester. Change of use from A1 and C3 to A3 restaurant.

The Executive Committee welcomes the putting back into use of this listed property. There is concern at the consequences of the change of use on the historic fabric and therefore asks that the Council’s Historic Building Advisor is consulted on the alterations which are not included in the submitted information.

221 Whyke Road

17/00940/DOM. 221 Whyke Road, Chichester. Single storey side and rear extensions and loft to become habitable space.

 

The Executive Committee considers that the proposal is unacceptable, the extensions being 2 storey represent overdevelopment, affecting the outlook and causing loss of daylight to the neighbouring houses both sides, and the front fence treatment adversely affecting the outlook from the Conservation Area. Therefore the proposal contravenes aspects of the CDC Guidance Notes on extensions and alterations to residential properties. The light pollution from the ground floor extension roof-lights should be mitigated by the requirement for blinds.

Therefore the Committee objects to this application and asks that the Council refuses permission.

7 North Pallant

17/00919/TCA. 7 North Pallant, Chichester. Notification of intention to fell 2 no lime trees.

The Executive Committee consider that this proposal is unacceptable because these trees are an important element of this part of the Conservation Area. The removal of the TPO for these trees should be resisted.

Therefore the Committee objects to this application and asks that the Council refuses permission.

43 North Street

17/01152/TCA. 43 North Street, Chichester. Notification of intention to fell 1 no Holm Oak tree and formative prune of 1 no Beech tree.

The Executive Committee consider that this proposal is unacceptable because the Holm Oak is a fine specimen and it contributes to the character of the backs of the Listed North Street properties in the Conservation Area. It is felt that any damage to the undistinguished neighbouring garage can be dealt with by well-tried structural solutions.

Therefore the Committee objects to this application and asks that the Council refuses permission.

Lever House, Lavant Road

17/00983/FUL. Lever House, Lavant Road, Chichester. Demolition of 1.5 storey house and construction of 2 no 2.5 storey detached houses.

 The Executive Committee considers that this proposal is unacceptable. It is felt that the design and its presentation, which has been modified with fair-faced brick elevations and Velux roof windows replacing the 2nd floor dormers, still lacks imagination and character. We would hope that the Council will strive for a proposal that sits well with the attractive character of this neighbourhood.

Therefore we object to this application and ask the Council to refuse permission