Committee Members are summoned to attend the MEETING of the Planning & Environment Committee to be held on Thursday 1st July 2021 at 7.30pm, to be held at Court Bushes Community Hub, off Willow Way, Hurstpierpoint. Members of the public have a right to and are invited, to attend the meeting.
Please note all COVID guidelines must be adhered to:
1. Wear masks on entry and until seated. Masks must be worn if not seated.
2. Use hand sanitiser.
3. Follow the one-way system, clockwise around the room.
4. Open doors and windows to allow air to circulate.
Sarah Groom CLERK TO THE COUNCIL
Committee Membership: Cllr Julia Shorrocks (Chair), Cllr Tony Lank (Vice-Chair), Cllr Michael Avery, Cllr David Evans, Cllr Martin Machan, Cllr John Lowman, Cllr Seth Jee, Cllr Bob Sampson, Cllr Allan Brown, Cllr Peter Griffiths, Cllr Helen Bedford.
1. Apologies for Absence: To receive and accept apologies for absence.
2. Declarations of Interest: To receive and note any declarations of interest
3. Minutes of the Planning & Environment Committee held on 3rd June 2021: To receive and accept the minutes
4. Matters arising from the Meeting of the Planning & Environment Committee held on 3rd June 2021: 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 P17/048: (The decisions of the Chair and Vice-Chair will be reported to the meeting.) The Committee is asked to note:
6.1 New Barn Fairfield Crescent Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9SF. DM/21/1916. Single storey forward kitchen extension and porch
6.2 52 Highfield Drive Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9AU. DM/21/1875. Demolition of existing single storey rear conservatory and construction of single storey rear extension.
6.3 5 Trinity Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9UY. DM/21/1936. Single storey rear extension and re-configured ground floor layout together with associated internal and external alterations including new driveway.
6.4 5 Hurstbeech Close Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9FP. DM/21/1474. Construction of single storey flat roofed rear extension with associated internal alterations, landscaping and drainage diversion.
6.5 19 Berrylands Farm Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9XH. DM/21/2015. Loft conversion with rear dormer.
6.6 67 Hassocks Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QL. DM/21/2174. Proposed rear and side pitched roof extension.
6.7 Hannington Place Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9XY. DM/21/2170. Extension of existing detached garage (to the rear and also to link it up to the house), in order to form a music room. Modification of the existing entrance porch.
7. Planning applications – Committee decision: The Committee is asked to consider the following and make RECOMMENDATIONS to the Planning authority:
7.1 The Manor House 3 Albert Silsby Place Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9YG. DM/20/4569. Construction of an extension to the side and rear elevation, encompassing the existing garaging, to provide additional habitable accommodation at ground and first floor levels. Construction of an orangery to the rear elevation. Formation of dormers on the front and rear elevations to serve the existing second floor accommodation. Installation of an external swimming pool, along with hard and soft landscaping works. (Revised plans received 07.01.2021) (Revised plans received 27.05.2021. Description updated 28.05.2021)
7.2 Fieldside Hassocks Road Hurstpierpoint West Sussex. DM/21/1865. Variation of condition no2 relating to planning application reference DM/18/0855 to replace approved plans with amended drawings G142, PL03, 04, 05, 06 and 07 to allow changes in design.
7.3 7 Marchants Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9UP. DM/21/1873. Proposed single storey extension to rear of property, two storey extension to east side, and newly-positioned front door/porch on the south side.
7.4 2 Kingsland Cottages Reeds Lane Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9JG. DM/21/1938. Proposed alteration to the roof space consisting of a dormer to the rear of the property, and two roof lights to the front elevation. Lawful Development Certificate.
7.5 Goddards Green Sewage Treatment Works, Cuckfield Road, Ansty, RH17 5AL. WSCC/025/21. Construction and operation of a polymer dosing kiosk, LV distribution kiosk, cake storage barn, steam boiler house, motor control centre kiosk and sludge cake reception building
7.6 Laundry Cottage 3 Hassocks Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QH. DM/21/1646. (Amended redline on location and block plan received 04.06.2021) The conversion and extension of the existing outbuilding to create a separate dwelling, extending the permeable gravel driveway and associated hard and soft landscaping works.
7.7 2 Oaklands Park High Hatch Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9LH. DM/21/1473. Demolition of single storey side extension and construction of a two storey side and front extensions with accommodation in roof space and proposed link between existing house and extension (Amended plans received 07.06.2021).
7.8 Westhouse Farm Twineham Lane Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9JF. DM/21/1867. Change of use from existing horse pasture to construct a horse exercise arena. For private use only.
7.9 Street Record Twineham Lane Sayers Common West Sussex. DM/21/2163. This scheme comprises of an overhead line refurbishment project, which is necessary to resolve a supply quality issue. The proposal is to refurbish the overhead line highlighted yellow in the attached plan with an Aerial Bundled Conductor (ABC) as well as to replace and upgrade the existing Pole Mounted Transformer (PMT).
7.10 Alders Farm Brighton Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9EE. DM/21/2181. To convert two thirds of the barn into a residential dwelling, with the remaining third retained as storage. (Ref: 10.2 (b) Enforcement Notices)
7.11 5 Danworth Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9LN. DM/21/1119. Proposed two storey side extension with internal alterations, loft conversion to include 2 bedrooms and two dormers and outbuilding to house training resistance pool, steam room, plantroom and garden storeroom. Amended plans received 15.06.2021 showing amended design for the proposed rear dormers.
7.12 Old Conna Barn Cuckfield Road Goddards Green Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9LQ. DM/21/2240. Demolition of 2 no barns and erection of disabled-friendly granny annexe
7.13 Nos 1-65 The Grange Albourne Road Hurstpierpoint West Sussex. DM/21/2246. Removal of Condition 22, relating to planning reference 04/02331/FUL to allow residents to make small scale additions to their properties without seeking planning permission.
7.14 Old Coach House Trinity Road Hurstpierpoint BN6 9UY. DM/21/2222. Construction of single-storey extension at the rear of the site and installation of one skylight to the existing house
7.15 Old Coach House Trinity Road Hurstpierpoint BN6 9UY. DM/21/2224. Construction of single-storey extension at the rear of the site and installation of one skylight to the existing house. Listed Building Consent.
8. MSDC Planning Decisions: (All as H&SCPC recommendation, except where noted).
8.1 Granted: to note permissions granted by MSDC:
a) 186 Western Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9TE. DM/21/1566. Front Garden: Yew – overall crown reduce by 0.61 metres, Group of Holly Trees – reduce in height by 0.61 metres. Back Garden Yew – overall crown reduce by 0.61 metres. Grind two stumps. Cherry Laurel – crown reduce by 0.61 metres. Cherry Laurel – reduce 6 metres (total) of limb encroaching on (T1) Hawthorn . T1- Hawthorn- overall crown reduce by 0.61 metres. Remove Holly encroaching on T2 Hawthorn. T2 Hawthorn crown reduce by 0.61 metres. Blue Cedar – remove 2, 1 metre limbs overhanging front roof.
b) 170 Cuckfield Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9SD. DM/21/1461. Proposed part single and part two storey rear extension and internal alterations.
c) Park Cottage Manor Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9UL. DM/21/1634. Cherry (T1) – remove stem leaning on fence post.
d) 18 The Grange Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9FD. DM/21/1393. Replace rear flat roof dormer with three pitched dormers and pitched element.
e) 35 The Grange Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9FD. DM/21/1896. Proposed single storey rear extension and partial garage conversion to home office.
f) Howard Lodge 7 High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9TT. DM/21/1180. Erection of pre-fabricated timber summerhouse.
g) Heath Veterinary Clinic 9 High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9TT. DM/21/1603. Proposed change of use of former veterinary clinic to 1 bedroom self contained eco-tourism holiday accommodation.
h) Potters Pomper Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9LJ. DM/21/1540. Proposed erection of a summerhouse building and a games room building.
i) Hurstpierpoint College College Lane Hurstpierpoint West Sussex BN6 9JS. DM/21/1755. Variation of condition no 4 relating to Appeal Decision APP/D3830/A/03/1133005 (Planning Ref. 03/00136/FUL) – to allow the cut off time for the floodlights to change to 9pm.
j) Mid Sussex District Council Trinity Road Car Park Trinity Road Hurstpierpoint West Sussex. DM/21/1725. Erection of sign on wall adjacent to the car park
k) 67 Iden Hurst Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9XZ. DM/21/1337. To reposition garden fence approximately 1 metre closer to edge of property boundary to allow the addition of a pedestrian access gate to the front (South East) side and addition of a path for easy access for recycling bins. Double hedge border to be relocated in keeping with current layout and surrounding properties.
l) South Down House 4 Albert Silsby Place Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9YG. DM/21/1529. Demolition of the existing detached garaging. Construction of a single-storey extension to the side elevation, incorporating a basement level. Fenestration amendments to the existing front and rear elevations, along with related internal alterations. Hard and soft landscaping works, to include the installation of an external swimming pool.
m) 23 Orchard Way Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9UB. DM/21/1657. HT1 Oak – Overall crown reduce by 2 metres.
n) 1 Springbank Cottages Langton Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9EX. DM/21/1909. T1 Conifer, T2 Ash, T3 and T4 (Group of Ash and Hazel) – reduce by 2 to 3 metres to clear trees from power line. T5 Ash – remove.
o) 37 Wilderness Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9XD. DM/21/1551. Ash (T1) – Fell minor, leaning, self seeded ash and remove 3 lowest minor limbs on large tree.
p) 145 Western Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9SZ. DM/21/1295. Single storey side extension.
8.2 Refused: to note refusals by MSDC:
a) 1 Kemps Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9UE. DM/20/4719. Erection of 2 storey 3 bedroom dwelling. (HP&SC PC recommended permission)
b) Pook Bourne Stud Farm Pookbourne Lane Sayers Common West Sussex BN6 9HD. DM/21/2101. Proposed agricultural barn for fodder storage.
8.3 Withdrawn: to note withdrawn applications:
a) 40 High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9RG. DM/21/0046. Demolition of existing shed with replacement single storey shed. Creation of outdoor covered area.
8.4 Appeals: to note planning appeals:
a) No notifications.
9. Speeding on Cuckfield Road, Goddards Green: The committee is asked to consider the following request: The Clerk at Ansty and Staplefield Parish Council had asked H&SC PC to join them in writing to Homes England for funding to introduce traffic calming measures. Below is a draft of the letter to Homes England.
The Parish Council is very concerned at the speed that traffic travels along the Cuckfield Road (from Ansty to Goddards Green), and the danger that this presents to local residents. Coming out of driveways onto the road is particularly challenging with the speeding traffic and horse riders and pedestrians are also at risk. The road is currently derestricted and WSCC Highways have indicated that introducing a speed limit of 40mph or 30mph cannot be done without also putting in place traffic calming measures, for which they have no budget. The building of the Northern Arc will inevitably add to the traffic on rural roads such as this one and increase the danger. The Parish Council request that you put traffic calming measures in place on the Cuckfield Road as part of your highways works programme.”
10. Information Items:
10.1 Hurstpierpoint College – The committee is asked to agree on a proposed date for the visit. All visitors are expected to take a Lateral Flow Test within 48 hours of being onsite. Depending on restrictions the majority of the visit will be conducted outside, with masks required indoors.
Proposed dates: Tuesday 27th July or Wednesday 4th August
10.2 Enforcement Notices: The committee is asked to note the following responses from MSDC Planning Enforcement:
a) 145 High Street – With respect to the Enforcement Notices issued at 145 High Street, an informal period of compliance was provided during the Covid-19 related lockdowns in 2020/early 2021. As you will note the works have still not been completed and the Council is therefore preparing the instigation of prosecution proceedings.
b) An appeal has been submitted relating to planning application DM/20/2704 for the retention of the dwelling at Alders Farm, Brighton Road, Hurstpierpoint. The appeal is with the Planning Inspectorate (PINS), the government agency responsible for making decisions on planning appeals. The appeal has been received by PINS but the appeal has not yet formally started. Once started, you can track the progress of the appeal via https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/ using the case reference APP/D3830/W/21/3268587. I am aware the appellant has until 21st June to submit further information. Any enforcement action will be held in abeyance pending the outcome of this appeal and the decision of the Inspector. If the appeal is dismissed then enforcement action will follow in relation to ceasing the residential use of the land.
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.