The Parish Council has a Planning Committee which meets monthly to discuss and agree its response to planning applications that are relevant to the Parish.
The Parish Council mainly receives notification of planning applications from Chichester District Council and the South Downs National Park Authority as a statutory consultee for those submitted within the Parish.
The Council sometimes also responds to planning applications for those submitted in boarding parishes and in the Borough of Havant if they would have a direct impact on the Parish of Westbourne.
Planning Committee Agenda
The agenda is published in advance of the meeting and includes a list of all applications that will be discussed at the meeting. All decisions are recorded in the minutes of the meeting which are also published to the public.
Planning Committee meetings are open to the public and planning applicants, or residents interested in an application, are welcome to attend to explain their application or opinions.
The Planning Committee is able to offer some pre-application advice to planning applicants. If you would like to discuss your application before it is submitted to the local planning authority, please contact us.
Please note, members of the Parish Council are not planning professionals and their advice is based on previous knowledge and experience of planning matters in the Parish. For formal advice, you should contact the relevant local planning authority.