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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 3rd June 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                                                                                                                      28th May 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.  Elect Chair of the Committee. To elect the Chair of the Planning Committee for the ensuing year.

2.  Elect the Vice-Chair(s) of the Committee. To elect the Vice-Chair(s) of the Planning Committee for the ensuing year.

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

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

5. Minutes of the Planning Committee held on 29th April 2024: To receive and accept the minutes.

6. Matters arising from the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on 29th April 2024: There were no matters arising.

7. 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.

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

1) Pellings Northend Lane Sayers Common Hurstpierpoint BN6 9HL. DM/24/0965. Notification for Prior Approval for a Change of Use of Agricultural building into a Dwelling.

2) Brushwood Farm Cuckfield Road Ansty Haywards Heath West Sussex RH17 5AL. DM/24/0995. Proposed enlargement of lobby to main house, alterations to fenestration of games room annex, changes to materials

3) Plots 1-4 The Hub Land South Of A2300 Gatehouse Lane Goddards Green West Sussex. DM/24/1006. Two types (A&B) of non-illuminated totems. Four totems have been relocated from their approved position under ref. DM/23/2684 and these are identified as A1, A2, A4 and B2 on the submitted Site Layout Plan. Advertisement Application.

4) 88 Wickham Hill Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9NR. DM/24/1032. Proposed timber clad garage.

5) Land West Of Burgess Hill Between The A273 And A2300 Burgess Hill West Sussex. DM/23/0023. Variation of condition 5 (Approved Plans) relating to Reserved Matters application DM/20/0254, including updates to red line boundary, road design, road infrastructure, attenuation basins and landscaping, and removal of condition 3 (Timetable for Public Art) (Amended plans/documents received and amendment to description).

6) Land At 147 To 149 College Lane Hurstpierpoint West Sussex. DM/24/1139. Erection of 7 detached dwellings with new access from College Lane together with parking, landscaping and associated works.

7) Downsview 1 Albert Silsby Place Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9YG. DM/24/1109. Proposed loft conversion.

8) 174 Cuckfield Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9SD. DM/24/0122. Part single storey / part two storey rear extension to a semi-detached house (Amended plans received 7 May 2024)

9) 92 College Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9AJ. DM/24/1131. Proposal to add a first-floor extension to the existing bungalow to create a two storey dwelling.

10) 157 Cuckfield Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9RT. DM/24/0698. Proposed ground floor rear and side extension. (Amended Plans received 10/05/2024).

11) Eastlands Farmhouse Malthouse Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9LA. DM/24/1138. Demolition of existing farmhouse. Construction of new farmhouse, double garage and pottery studio. Any associated works.

12) 9 College Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9AB. DM/24/1129. Proposed installation of Heat Pump.

13) 8 Harvey Close Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9XN. DM/24/1243. Proposed enlarged third bedroom, incorporating velux roof lights to existing front and rear roof slope over existing garage.

14) 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. Amended drawings omitting first floor side projection received on 23.05.2024.

9. Information Items – Tree Applications:

a) 6 Sunleigh Court Western Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9YB. DM/24/1088. T1 Norway Spruce – Fell. Tree Surgery.

b) Pigwidgeon Cottage Albourne Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9ET. DM/24/1133. (T1) Magnolia located in rear garden of property – reduce entire crown by 2-3m. Trees in a Conservation Area.

c) 11 Blackthorns Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9TF. DM/24/1176. T4 Birch – fell as close to ground level as possible. Tree Surgery.

d) Spotted Cow Cottage Albourne Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9ET. DM/24/1132. (T1) Ash located at rear of property – reduce entire crown by 2-3m. (T2) Magnolia located at front of property – reduce entire crown by approximately 1.5-2m. Trees in a Conservation Area.

e) 7 Dunlop Close Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9SL. DM/24/1223. T1 – Oak, thin crown by 10%, remove major and diseased wood. Tree Surgery.

f) Land To R/o 33 – 37 Trinity Road Trinity Road Hurstpierpoint West Sussex. DM/24/0946. T379 Beech – Reduce by approximately 10 metres. T381 Beech – reduce by approximately 10 metres. Tree Surgery.

10. Street Naming – Sayers Common DM/22/0640.  – The committee is asked to agree on one of the following options (three road names are required):

a)  The Old Brick Works, Brickworks Lane, Brick Lane or The Kiln.

b) Select three road names from the list provided by Sayers Common Village Society (see attached)

11. Mid Sussex Council Local List Review Sept 2024 – As a Statutory Consultee the Parish Council is invited to submit comments on the proposed changes to MSDC Local Validation List – see attached for further information & our proposed comments.

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

12.1 Granted: to note permissions granted by MSDC:

a) Lapwings 131A High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9PU. DM/24/0213. Replace the existing poor quality conservatory with a single storey extension to the same footprint, alter fenestration, install roof lights and solar panels, form an external bike store to the driveway, reconfigure garden wall, re-tile the existing roof, installation of dormer, replace the existing pergola and remove the external stair.

b) 27 College Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9AB. DM/24/0539. Variation of condition No: 2 of planning permission of DM/23/2407 – to amend the plans approved to indicate revised wall set out along the side elevation. (‘dog leg’ removed).

c) 29 St Lawrence Way Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9SH. DM/24/0651. Proposed single storey rear extension and internal alterations to include large kitchen/family room, utility room and bathrooms.

d) 157 Cuckfield Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9RT. DM/24/0702. Proposed rear roof dormer, bricking up of front entrance and proposed side entrance. Lawful Development Certificate. (H&SC PC recommended refusal)

e) Garden Cottage New Way Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9BB. SDNP/24/01035/CND. Removal or Variation of Condition 3 of Planning Application SDNP/17/03992/HOUS. (Decision by SDNP. H&SC PC recommended refusal).

f) Flinthurst Albourne Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9ET. DM/24/0754. Proposed outbuilding to form equipment store, home gym/garden room.

g) 35 Nursery Close Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9WA. DM/24/0650. Ash Tree (T1) – Sectional Dismantle to Crown break.

h) 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.

i) 21 Weald Close Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9SR. DM/24/0693. Variation of condition no. 2 relating to planning application DM/23/0857 – to revise plans to provide the omission of windows, addition of a window and a change in the internal layout.

j) Hurstpierpoint College College Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9JS. DM/23/2861. Proposed installation of roof mounted microgeneration solar photovoltaic on the following buildings: Workshop Building, Estates Office Building, Outdoor Pursuits Building, Climbing Wall Building and Drama and Dance Studio Building. (Heritage Statement received 18th March 2024)

k) 123 High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9PU. DM/24/0399. Retrospective application for minor external changes to approval ref: DM/17/3782.

l)  The Old Farmhouse Hassocks Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QW. DM/24/0691. Replacement of 2 gates, gate posts and fence.

m) The Wilderness Marchants Close Hurstpierpoint West Sussex. DM/24/0947. T360 Oak – reduce 20m high oak by 10m.

n) 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

o) Contego Safety Wearmaster House Malthouse Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9LA. DM/23/1160.

Adaptation of existing building and construction of warehouse building with office and associated facilities, car parking, cycle parking and landscaping.

p) 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. (H&SC PC recommended refusal)

q) 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. (H&SC PC recommended refusal)

12.2 Refused: to note refusals by MSDC:

a) Land at Grid Reference 527549 114194 Brighton Road Newtimber West Sussex. SDNP/24/01758/APNB. Steel framed general-purpose building for the storage of machinery and hay made on the holding. (Decision by SDNP – Full Application required)

b) 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)

12.3 Withdrawn: to note withdrawn applications:

No notifications received.

12.4 Appeals: to note planning appeals:

a) Willowbrook Danworth Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9LW. AP/24/0029. Proposed conversion of hay barn to create 1 no. one bedroom single storey dwelling (with two proposed parking spaces) (Planning and Design and Access Statement added 7 June 2023) (Corrected plans received 13 June 2023). Appeal against refusal.

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.