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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 8th January 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                                                                                                                      2nd January 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, Cllr Susan Dyke, Cllr Sarah Baldey.

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 4th December 2023: To receive and accept the minutes

4. Matters arising from the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on 4th December 2023: 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 delegated to Committee Chair and Vice-Chair in accordance with Minute P18/079: (The decisions of the Chair and Vice-Chair will be reported to the meeting.)  The Committee is asked to note:

6.1 6 Cuckfield Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9RU. DM/23/3023. (T1) Holmoak- raise crown up to 4m and reduce Overhanging branches to property at the rear up to 2m back to boundary. (T2) Holmoaks, multi stemmed trees alongside same boundary – raise crown up to 4m and reduce overhanging branches to property at rear by up to 2m. Trees in a Conservation Area.

6.2 Land Behind 33 And 35 Nursery Close Hurstpierpoint West Sussex. DM/23/3091. T1 Ash tree – remove lowest branches back to stem and reduce overhanging growth back to previous points (approx 1-1.5m). T2 Ash tree – reduce back to previous points 1-1.5 m.

6.3 103 College Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9AE. DM/23/3140. Construction of rear extension as replacement for existing conservatory, to same footprint.

6.4 3 Packham Cottages Cuckfield Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9SG. DM/23/3226. A single storey extension to replace an existing conservatory.

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

7.1 Hurstpierpoint College College Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9JS. DM/23/3065. Replacement of “Goods In” and Covered Cycle Storage Area.

7.2 Hurstpierpoint College College Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9JS. DM/23/3066. Replacement of “Goods In” and Covered Cycle Storage Area. Listed Building Consent.

7.3 Garden Cottage New Way Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9BB. SDNP/23/04451/HOUS. Replacement of existing garage/provision of hard standing associated with existing greenhouse/timber summer room.

7.4 17 Hassocks Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QH. DM/23/3124. Replacement window to second floor South elevation.

7.5 17 Hassocks Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QH. DM/23/3125. Replacement window to second floor South elevation. Listed Building Consent.

7.6 Applegarth Halton Shaws Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QR. DM/23/3120. Proposed rear and side extension, roof and first floor extension to the southern side, dormer windows above the existing integral garage and existing windows following consent under application DM/23/1325. Addition of rooflight to front elevation, window added in utility room, and facias/soffits to be grey.

7.7 20 Highfield Drive Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9AT. DM/23/3128. Proposed first floor extension to the front elevation, single storey rear extension and garage to side.

7.8 Hurstpierpoint Cricket Club Fairfield Recreation Ground Cuckfield Road Hurstpierpoint West Sussex BN6 9SD.

DM/23/2960. Proposal to lay a patio at the front of the existing pavilion building, with a small path running down the side of the building to the storeroom (Corrected location plan received 19 December 2023).

7.9 Alders Farm Brighton Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9EE. DM/23/3121. The installation of a new shareable 26.2m mast, including a base station, 2.4m high palisade fencing, 6no. operator cabinets, 4no. dishes, 24no. antennas, 1no. meter cabinet, ancillary development thereto and proposed access track.

7.10 Burgess Hill Northern Arc, Land North And North West Of Burgess Hill, Between Bedelands Nature Reserve In The East And, Goddard’s Green Waste Water Treatment Works In The West. DM/23/3182. Reserved matters application pursuant to outline application DM/21/3279, to consider access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale with respect to the the provision of a Centre for Community Sport with ancillary facilities at land west of Burgess Hill between the A273 and Gatehouse Lane, Burgess Hill, West Sussex designated for the Centre for Outdoor Sport.

7.11 46 Hassocks Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QW. DM/23/3203. Internal alterations and revised fenestration including new bi-fold doors. Listed Building Consent.

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

8.1 Granted: to note permissions granted by MSDC:

a) Whistlers Abberton Field Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QD. DM/23/2297. Replace existing pool house, construction of new extensions with associated internal alterations, installation of new rooflights and PV/Solar Panels, replace existing concrete tile roof with clay tile, re-configure existing hard landscaping and a new boundary fence.

b) Plots 1-4 The Hub Land South Of A2300 Gatehouse Lane Goddards Green West Sussex. DM/23/2684. Two types (A and B) of non-illuminated totems. There will be a total of 8 totems across the site at vehicular and pedestrian entrances.

c) The Manor House 3 Albert Silsby Place Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9YG. DM/23/2505. Construction of a hard porous surface tennis court with a 2.75-metre-high chain link fencing surround (Supporting plan received 17.10.2023)

d) 138 Cuckfield Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9SD. DM/23/2670. First floor extension.

e)34 High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9RG. DM/23/2348. Change of use from the existing part-Class C3 and part-Class E to the proposed Class E, and replacement shopfront. (Further information submitted 31.10.2023, 09.11.2023, 10.11.2023, 13.11.2023, 14.11.2023, 17.11.2023, 29.11.2023 and 07.12.2023)

f) 185 Cuckfield Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9RT. DM/23/2833. Proposed loft conversion.

g) 185 Cuckfield Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9RT. DM/23/2834. Proposed rear and side pitched roof extension, raise the eaves at first floor with flat roof over.

h) 43 Highfield Drive Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9AU. DM/23/2824. Removal of existing conservatory. Erection of new walls, installation of window/doors and roof.

i) 136 Western Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9TB. DM/23/2986. T1 Tupelo – dismantle and remove. T2 Maple, dismantle and remove.

j) Hickstead Ltd All England Jumping Course London Road Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9NS. DM/23/1813. Development of three barns to contain permanent loose boxes for competitors, a storage barn for hay and fodder with associated work.

k) Streams Farm Cuckfield Road Ansty Haywards Heath West Sussex RH17 5AL. DM/23/2942. Two bay garage, hard-surfacing and revised residential garden curtilage associated with barn.

l) Streams Farm Cuckfield Road Ansty Haywards Heath West Sussex RH17 5AL. DM/23/2959. Variation of conditions No’s : 2, 3 and 4 of Planning Permission DM/22/2422 – to allow for changes in design of replacement dwelling, material finishes and associated landscaping.

m) The Old Bakery 35A Cuckfield Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9RW. DM/23/2567. Installation of 7 solar panels on roof facing private road at side of property.

n) Little Pakyns Albourne Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9ET. DM/23/2480. Proposed demolition of existing extensions and replacement of a new single storey extension, including internal and external alterations (Amended Plans 30/11/2023).

o) Little Pakyns Albourne Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9ET. DM/23/2031. Proposed demolition of existing extensions and replacement of a new single storey extension, including internal and external alterations. (Amended Plans 30/11/2023).Listed Building Consent.

p) Redroofs Halton Shaws Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QR. DM/23/3080. Maple tree – cut back epicormic growth to previous growth points approximately 2-3 metres.

8.2 Refused: to note refusals by MSDC:

No notifications received.

8.3 Withdrawn: to note withdrawn applications:

a) Plot 1 – 4, The Hub Land South Of A2300 Gatehouse Lane Goddards Green West Sussex. DM/23/2871. Non Material Amendment to planning application DM/22/2676 – Non Material Amendment is required to regularise elements of the proposed development following detailed design development, infrastructure changes and to meet occupier requirements.

b) White Oaks London Road Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9HT. DM/23/2758. Application for change of use of rear outbuilding approved under DM/21/0283 for annexe and holiday short let accommodation. (amended ground floor received 31/10)

c) Shepherds Cottage Stuccles Farm Twineham Lane Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9JF. DM/23/2437. Existing barn used for domestic ancillary use. Building works carried out to facilitate continued domestic ancillary use. Repairs and maintenance to oak structure, render and brickwork. Introduction of windows, doors, floor and services to make the domestic ancillary use thermally viable.

8.4 Appeals: to note planning appeals:

No notifications received.

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.