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Hurstpierpoint & Sayers Common
Parish Council

Dear Councillor,

Committee Members are summoned to attend the MEETING of the Planning Committee to be held on Monday 29th April 2024 at 7.30pm, in the Conference Room, Village Centre, Trinity Road, Hurstpierpoint. Members of the public have a right to and are invited, to attend the meeting.

Sarah Groom, Clerk to the Council                                                                                                                      23rd April 2024

Committee Membership: Cllr Julia Shorrocks (Chair), Cllr David Evans, Cllr Michael Avery, Cllr Bob Sampson, Cllr Helen Bedford (Vice-Chair) Cllr Lindsay Thompson, Cllr Mark Froud (Vice-Chair), Cllr Susan Dyke, Cllr Sarah Baldey, Cllr Barry Forster.

AGENDA

1.  Apologies for Absence: To receive and accept apologies for absence.

2.  Declarations of Interest: To note any declarations of interest.

3. Minutes of the Planning Committee held on 8th April 2024: To receive and accept the minutes.

4. Matters arising from the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on 8th April 2024: There were no matters arising.

5. Adjournment for questions from the public:  The Committee is to consider whether to adjourn the Meeting in accordance with Standing Orders, in order to receive questions from members of the public.

6. Planning applications – Committee decision:  The Committee is asked toconsider the following and make RECOMMENDATIONS to the Planning authority:

1) Bankyfield 21 Hassocks Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QH. DM/24/0838. To widen the opening to the boundary wall by 920mm, to allow safer ingress and egress from the driveway onto Hassocks Road. Access into the driveway is currently restricted by a mature and attractive Western Red Cedar tree.

2) Bankyfield 21 Hassocks Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QH. DM/24/0839. To widen the opening to the boundary wall by 920mm, to allow safer ingress and egress from the driveway onto Hassocks Road. Access into the driveway is currently restricted by a mature and attractive Western Red Cedar tree. Listed Building Consent.

3) Bankyfield 21 Hassocks Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QH. DM/24/0867. Alterations and upgrading work to the existing rear extension, conservatory roof and extension to utility room.

4) Bankyfield 21 Hassocks Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QH. DM/24/0868. Alterations and upgrading work to the existing rear extension, conservatory roof and extension to utility room. Listed Building Consent.

5)  Naldretts Farm Pookbourne Lane Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9HD. DM/18/1860. Change of use of grazing land to a polo pitch with associated works including the formation of a new lagoon, landscaping, and vehicular access via Northend Lane (Amended plans and information submitted on 2 August 2018) (Amended plans and information submitted on 11 October 2018) (Amended plans and information received on 30 June 2020) (Amended access plans and ecology information received 29 April 2021) (Hedgerow Assessment received 1 December 2021 and Preliminary Ecological Assessment received 18 December 2023)

6) Maltings Farm Malthouse Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9JZ. DM/24/0013. Retrospective application for the creation of a new walled garden. (Landscaping and supporting information received 17.04.2024)

7) 2 Hungerfield Cottages Mill Lane Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9HL. DM/24/0786. Variation of condition 2 relating to planning application DM/22/2007 for the replacement of Plan GH266 PL 03.

8) 1 Lynton Close Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9AN. DM/24/0755. Single storey side extension to create a garage, replacement summer house (previously demolished), new vehicular access from highway.

9) 3 Packham Cottages Cuckfield Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9SG. DM/24/0724.  Demolish and replace existing conservatory with single storey dining and utility room extension.

10) 47 Willow Way Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9TH. DM/24/0759. Proposed single storey extension at rear. Addition of bow window to front elevation. Removal of vertical tile hanging from the existing rear box dormer and replacement with horizontal board cladding.

11) Hurstpierpoint College College Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9JS. DM/24/0796. Installation of a partition wall and kitchen units.

12) Hurstpierpoint College College Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9JS. DM/24/0797. Installation of a partition wall and kitchen units. Listed Building Consent.

13) Former Police Office Manor Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9UL. DM/23/2702. The alteration, extension and adaptation of existing single storey redundant police office unit to form proposed detached two storey two bedroom dwelling with off road parking for a single vehicle. Amended drawings received on 04.04.2024 to revise the south-western corner and omit the proposed parking space.

14) 12 St Georges Place Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QT. DM/24/0834. Proposed rear single storey extension.

15) Littleway West Furlong Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9RH. DM/24/0792. Front infill extension with new flat roof over, new rooflights, replacement roof, fenestration alterations and new full width zinc clad dormer to the rear with replacement balcony, new parking to front drive.

16) Oak Tree St Georges Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QU. DM/24/0815. Variation of condition 1 in relation to DM/23/0519 – small change in shape due to site constraints relating to a historical right of way that must remain in place following construction.

17) 2 Highfield Drive Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9AT. DM/24/0341. Proposed garage conversion to habitable accommodation. Removal of existing chimney and erection of a two storey side extension. New patio doors to rear elevation. New roof light windows to east and west elevations.

18) 123 High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9PU. DM/24/0849. Retrospective application for minor external changes to approval ref: DM/17/3785. Listed Building Consent.

7. Information Items – Tree Applications:

a) 164 Western Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9TE. DM/24/0837. Black walnut (T1) – remove lowest 2 primary limbs on North side over footpath, reduce crown by 2m. Trees in a Conservation Area.

b) The Wilderness Marchants Close Hurstpierpoint West Sussex. DM/24/0947. T360 Oak – height reduction by 10m.

8. MSDC Planning Decisions: (All as H&SC PC recommendation, except where noted).

a) Old Conna Barn Cuckfield Road Goddards Green Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9LQ. DM/24/0314. Discharge of Planning Conditions No’s: 4,5,8,9 and 10 relating to DM/22/2538.

b) 8 Orchard Way Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9UB. DM/24/0465. Proposed loft conversion.

c) Willowbrook Danworth Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9LW. DM/24/0328. Provision of sand school with fencing.

d) 1 Packham Gardens Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9YU. DM/24/0280. Proposed single storey extension to rear of existing detached garage incorporating rear-facing pitched roof, bifolding doors to side face and replacement doors to front face.

e) Church View Manor Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9UH. DM/24/0744. T1 Cypress – fell to ground. T2 Camelia – crown reduce by 2m. T3 Yew (previously managed) crown reduce by 1.5m. T4 Holly – 4 stems – coppice 3 stems to ground and reduce remaining stem by 3m. T5 Apple – crown reduce by 1.5m. T6 Willow (contorted) Raise crown by 1m.

f) The Farmers Stores Gatehouse Lane Goddards Green West Sussex BN6 9LE. DM/24/0318. Variation of Condition 2 relating to planning reference DM/23/1051.

g) 24 Hassocks Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QW. DM/23/3201. Proposed new single storey double detached garage to the front of the property.

h) 36 Western Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9TA.         DM/24/0579. Purple Norway Maple – Fell.

i) 3 Brown Twins Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9XT. DM/24/0603. Proposed single storey rear extension.

8.2 Refused: to note refusals by MSDC:

a) Moonshine Meadow Land West Of Cuckfield Road Ansty West Sussex. DM/22/3864. Proposed construction of three chalet bungalow style detached dwellings with detached/ attached oak framed carports with associated parking.

b) Danny Lodge New Way Lane Hurstpierpoint West Sussex BN6 9BA. SDNP/24/00593/HOUS. Demolition of 2 buildings at the end of their life. Replacement with a single sustainable building using regenerative design principles. Decision by SDNP. (H&SC PC recommended permission).

c) Land East of Brighton Road Newtimber West Sussex. SDNP/24/01009/APNB. Erection of a steel framed agricultural building. Decision by SDNP. (H&SC PC recommended permission).

8.3 Withdrawn: to note withdrawn applications:

No notifications received.

8.4 Appeals: to note planning appeals:

a) Little Park Farm Marchants Close Hurstpierpoint West Sussex. AP/24/0002. Removal of Condition No:14 of planning permission DM/22/0204.

b) 13 Cuckfield Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9RP. AP/24/0027. Erection of first floor rear extension.

The role of the Planning Committee in planning decisions:

  1. The Planning Authority is Mid Sussex District Council or South Downs National Park Authority who have the final decision on whether planning permissions are granted or refused.
  2. The Parish Council is a Statutory Consultee, which means that MSDC or SDNPA must ask for its opinion and take it into account, but not necessarily follow its recommendation.  (The Planning Authority can grant permission against the wishes of the Parish Council.) 
  3. The Parish Council has delegated its decision-making to the Planning Committee, which is authorised to express the Council’s view.
  4. The Committee should take account of local planning policies, as detailed in the MSDC Local Plan (2004), Neighbourhood Plan PARISH 2031 and the Mid Sussex Design Guide 2020.  It can also take guidance from the Parish Council’s Design Statement. 
  5. Members of the public attending Committee meetings are given the opportunity to speak on matters on the agenda but should follow the procedures set down in the Council’s Standing Orders.  

Protocol for filming and recording at public meetings:  The Council has a protocol for public filming, recording and photography at its meetings, which is available on the Council’s website or on request at the Parish Office.