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Hurstpierpoint & Sayers Common
Parish Council

Planning & Environment Committee

October 5, 2017

MINUTES of the meeting of the Planning Committee on Thursday 5 October 2017 held immediately following a meeting of Council at 8.00 pm in the Village Centre, Trinity Road, Hurstpierpoint.  

Committee Members Present 

Martin Machan – Chairman   David Evans  Steve Whitehead  Allan Brown Tony Lank   Rodney Jackson  Malcolm Llewellyn 

Also Present:   

Charlotte Kempson  

    1 member of the public  

P17/041.  Apologies for Absence and Declarations of Interest:  The following apologies for absence were received before the meeting and accepted:  Rosemary Burns, Stephen Hand, John Lowman and Julia Shorrocks.  The following members declared a personal Interest: Martin Machan (P17/046.1. 157 High Street, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, BN6 9PU (DM/17/2564)). Tony Lank (P17/045.1. 49 Highfield Drive, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, BN6 9AU 

(DM/17/3265)) and (P17/045.2. The Coach House, 20 Wickham Drive, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, BN6 9AP (DM/17/3496)) 

P17/042.  Minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 7 September 2017:  The minutes were received and accepted by the Committee and signed by the Chairman.   

P17/043.  Matters arising from the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on 7 September 2017:  There were no matters arising.  

P17/044.  Adjournment for questions from the public:  The Committee agreed to adjourn the Meeting in accordance with Clause 1(d) of Standing Orders to allow members of the public to speak.  It was agreed that the public would speak when the item was discussed.  The meeting then resumed.   

P17/045.  Planning applications delegated to Committee Chairman and Vice-Chairman in accordance with Minute P15/036:  (The decisions of the Chairman and Vice-Chairman will be reported to the meeting.)  The 

Committee was asked to note: 

P17/045.1.  49 Highfield Drive, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, BN6 9AU (DM/17/3265) Single storey side extension.  

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted.  

P17/045.2.  The Coach House, 20 Wickham Drive, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, BN6 9AP (DM/17/3496) 

Proposed rear and side single storey extension. Change from flat to pitch roof in part.  

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted. 

P17/045.3.  2 Barter Close, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, BN6 9FS (DM/17/3693) proposed single storey rear extension.  

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted. 

P17/045.4.  110 Willow Way, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, BN6 9TQ (DM/17/3724) demolition of part of existing single storey structure and erection of new single storey rear extension.  

  RECOMMENDATION: Incomplete application – no application form.  

P17/045.5.  1 Barter Close, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, BN6 9FS (DM/17/3755) erection of lean to conservatory to rear elevation.  

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted. 

P17/045.6.  162 Western Road, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, BN6 9TD (DM/17/3864) T1 Eucalyptus – reduce height by up to 6m and maintain as shrub approximately 3m thereafter.  

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted. 

P17/046.  Planning applications  – Committee decision:  The Committee is askedconsider the following and make RECOMMENDATIONS to the Planning authority: 

P17/046.1.  157 High Street, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, BN6 9PU (DM/17/2564) proposed replacement of all external windows to wooden frames, replace front door and back door, repaint front aspect white with the addition of a slate plaque to note number and name. 

  RECOMMENDATION: Insufficient information and detail regarding the windows and doors. The  Committee agreed with the Conservation Officers concerns.   

P17/046.2.  58 Cuckfield Road, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, BN6 9SB (DM/17/3512) proposed single 

storey rear extension with a flat roof, lantern roof light and building materials to match existing.  Also proposed is a new side window, replacement of an existing window with obscured glazing and a rear door and window to the existing garage.  

  RECOMMENDATION: Support the case officer’s comments to reduce the size.  

P17/046.3.  Barn Southwest of Pakyns House, Bullfinch Lane, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex (DM/17/3584) application for determination as to whether prior approval is required for the proposed conversion of existing 4no. Linked barns into a single dwelling house. 

  RECOMMENDATION: Refusal contrary to Neighbourhood Plan Policy Countryside HurstC3 –  Local Gaps and Preventing Coalescence. 

P17/046.4.  Amberley Farm, Bishopstone Lane, Ansty, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 5AR 

(DM/17/3546) application for determination as to whether prior approval is required for the change of use of 3 agricultural buildings on land at Amberley Farm to 3 residential dwellings (use class C3).  

  RECOMMENDATION: prior approval should be required to determine application under  planning conditions. 

P17/046.5.  102 Western Road, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, BN6 9TB (DM/17/3634) proposed loft conversion with dormer type roof extension and single storey garden office/summer house.  

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted. 

P17/046.6  Langton Grange, Langton Lane, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, BN6 9HB (DM/17/2974) single 

storey extension to the south elevation with associated internal alterations.  Replacement of six existing roof lights at second floor level.  Replacement of existing French windows to rear elevation.  Insertion of new window in ground floor wall.  Associated landscaping works immediately adjacent to the single storey extension.  

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted. 

P17/046.7.  Langton Grange, Langton Lane, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, BN6 9HB (DM/17/2980) single 

storey extension to the south elevation with associated internal alterations.  Replacement of six existing roof lights at second floor level.  Replacement of existing French windows to rear elevation.  Insertion of new window in ground floor wall.  Associated landscaping works immediately adjacent to the single storey extension 

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted. 

P17/046.8.  Hurstlands, Chalkers Lane, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, BN6 9LR (DM/17/3619) change of 

use of existing stables and agricultural barn to a mixed A1, A3, B1 and floricultural building to be used as a café, flower studio, workshop area and offices with associated alterations and erection of a poly tunnel.  A member of the public spoke objecting to the application. Concerns were raised over the increase in traffic flow along an already busy road. And the lack of parking spaces being provided for the office units.  

  RECOMMENDATION: Refusal – increase in traffic and insufficient parking on site.  

P17/046.9.  Bridgers Farmhouse, Langton Lane, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, BN6 9HA (DM/17/3734) proposed new garage with studio in roof void.  New access to Langton Lane.  New orangery and internal alterations.  

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission with a clause to state – the garage shall not be let, occupied  or sold separately or severed thereafter.  

P17/046.10.  Bridgers Farmhouse, Langton Lane, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, BN6 9HA (DM/17/3736) proposed new garage with studio in roof void.  New access to Langton Lane.  New orangery and internal alterations. 

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission with a clause to state – the garage shall not be let, occupied  or sold separately or severed thereafter. 

P17/046.11.  115 Cuckfield Road, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, BN6 9RS (DM/17/3750) piling and ground works to underpin part of the front elevation due to subsidence, together with reinstatement of brickwork under ground floor window and internal finishes.  Also carefully deconstruct steps to front door and rebuild of new raft foundation.  

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted. 

P17/046.12.  Little Park, Trinity Road, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, BN6 9UY (DM/16/3819) formation of a new secondary vehicular access onto Trinity Road.  Removal of existing Leylandii trees and extension of the front boundary wall including a pair of timber gates to serve the new secondary access.  New soft landscaping, new driveway and turning area and construction of a detached garage with accommodation at first floor level (amended plans received 7 September 2017). 

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission with a clause to state – the garage shall not be let, occupied  or sold separately or severed thereafter. 

P17/046.13.  Little Park, Trinity Road, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, BN6 9UY (DM/16/3823) extension of the front boundary wall including a pair of timber gates to serve the new secondary access (amended plans received 7 September 2017).  

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted.  

P17/046.14.  Land Parcel adjacent to Trinity Court, Brown Twins Road, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, 

BN6 9XS (DM/17/3723) replacement of grass/grid parking surface with paviours. 

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted subject to the addition of suitable drainage.  

P17/046.15.  Danworth Farm, Cuckfield Road, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, BN6 9GL (DM/17/3777) 

demolition of existing barn building.  Construction of new detached building to provide 4 no. B1 office units.  Conversion of part of existing detached storage barn to create 3 no. B1 office units.  Associated hard and soft landscaping works, to include provision of additional parking spaces and widening of existing main entrance drive.   

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted with access onto Cuckfield Road only.  

P17/047.  MSDC Planning Decisions: (All as HP&SCPC recommendation, except where noted.) P17/047.1. Granted: the Committee noted permissions granted by MSDC: 

  1. (a) Sayers Common Community Shop Ltd, Community Store, Village Hall, London Road, Sayers Common (DM/17/3144) single storey front extension enlarging existing community shop.  
  2. (b) Greensands, Albourne Road, Hurstpierpoint (DM/17/3356) T1 Sycamore – fell.  T2 Sycamore – thin by 25%.  T3 Ash x 2 – remove stem back to fork on south east side and thin both trees by 20%.  T4 Sycamore x 2 – crown raise to 8 metres and thing by 25%. T5 Sycamore – crown raise to 6 metres.  T6 Sycamore x 2 – reduce branches on eastern tree by up to 5 metres and reduce height of both by up to 3 metres.  T7 Sycamore – fell.  T8 Sycamore – fell.  T9 and T10 Yew – reduce by up to 2 metres to north.  T11 and T12 Holly – reduce to 2 metres.  T 13 Holly – reduce to 2 metres.  T14 Conifer – fell.  T15 Beech – thin by 20%.  T16 Oak – remove lowest limb to west and thin by 15%.  T17 Hazel – re-coppice maximum 4 stems.  
  3. (c) 58 Nursery Close, Hurstpierpoint (DM/17/2696) proposed single storey rear extension.  
  4. (d) Hurstpierpoint Bowling Club, Pavilion, South Avenue, Hurstpierpoint (DM/17/2644) single storey pitched roof extension to east elevation to existing clubhouse.  Re-siting of groundsman storage unit or similar structure to west end of clubhouse.  
  5. (e) 10 Manor Gardens, Hurstpierpoint (DM/17/2715) demolish existing conservatory and erection of a single storey rear extension.  
  6. (f) 54 College Lane, Hurstpierpoint (DM/17/3190) Elder (T1) Fell.  
  7. (g) Land adj to Oakhurst, Sayers Common (DM/17/3094)  T1 Oak – remove lowest branch overhanging boundary back to fork and reduce overhanging garden growth by 2 metres.  T2 Oak – remove epicormics growth on trunk.  Remove lowest branch overhanging garden and reduce branches over hanging garden by up to 2 metres.  T3 Oak – reduce growth overhanging garden by up to 2 metres.  
  8. (h) Hampton Lodge, 2 Hassocks Road, Hurstpierpoint (DM/17/2963) Conifer Hedge (T1) – first 17 and last 14 trunks – reduce by up to 50% in height.  Conifer Hedge (T2) – remove 8 trunks to ground level.  Conifer Hedge (T3) – reduce by up to 50%.  Cedar (T4) – remove crossing rubbing branches,  remove back only select branches which protrude beyond the rest of the canopy.  Yew (T5) – reduce house side by up to 2 metres and reduce height to just below gutter height.  Also remove second yew from the right.  
  9. (i) 13 Hassocks Road, Hurstpierpoint (DM/17/3087) Yew (T1) – fell and Cypress (T2) – fell.  
  10. (j) Hurstpierpoint Cricket Club, Fairfield Recreation Ground, Cuckfield Road, Hurstpierpoint (DM/17/2920) proposed installation of one artificial wicket to replace one grass wicket.  
  11. (k) Co-op Welcome, 95 High Street, Hurstpierpoint (DM/17/2931) installation of new plant area in the rear yard of property.  
  12. (l) 9 Marchants Close, Hurstpierpoint (DM/17/3211) proposed front extension to garage, side utility extension and alterations to porch.  
  13. (m) Land parcels at 528785 120354, Gatehouse Lane, Land South of A2300, Goddards Green (DM/16/5637) reserved matters application for the approval of the appearance, landscaping, layout and scale pursuant to outline permission 13/01616/OUT for the erection of 4,076 sq m for B1b B1c, B2 and B8 employment uses with ancillary office, car parking, service yard areas, landscaping and enabling works. 

HP&SCPC RECOMMENDATION:  Refusal – contrary to Neighbourhood Plan Policy, Employment Hurst E1 – proposals for the development of a Business Park providing high quality employment at Goddards Green as part of the Northern Arc Development Plan.  The development does not comprise sufficient employment for Class B1 (b), B1 (c) or B2.  The proposed landscaping along the northern boundary of the site is in adequate in depth.  No information on design context in relation to the future phases.  

  1. (n) 7 Dunlop Close, Sayers Common (DM/17/3434) (T1) Oak – remove snapped limb to NW and crown reduce by 2m.  (o)  Land South of A2300, Burgess Hill (DM/17/2202) non material amendment to planning reference 13/01618/OUT, amendments to the wording of pre-commencement conditions.  (p)  27 High Street, Hurstpierpoint (DM/17/3524) T1 Eucalyptus – fell.  
  1. (q) 4 Hassocks Road, Hurstpierpoint (DM/17/2899) proposed change of use of existing ground floor of manager’s house to residential (c3) in order to let commercially.  
  2. (r) Millstone Studio, Cobbs Mill, Mill Lane, Sayers Common (DM/17/3197) amend condtions7 and 10 of planning permission 14/01662/FUL to allow a future use of unit 3 as a music studio if required.  

P17/047.2. Refused: the Committee noted refusals by MSDC: (All as HP&SCPC recommendation, except where noted).   

(a)  Hornsdene Farm House, Pookbourne Lane, Sayers Common (DM/17/2600) change of use of outbuilding to selfcontained dwelling house.  Amended plans received 15.08.2017 showing revised associated curtilage.  

HP&SCPC RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted with a condition that the ownership be tied to the main house.  (b)  9 Brown Twins Road, Hurstpierpoint (DM/17/2426) proposed single storey rear extension and replace existing conservatory to form new extension on existing footprint.  

HP&SCPC RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted.  

P17/047.3. Withdrawn: the Committee noted withdrawn applications:  

  1. (a) Barn Southwest of Pakyns House, Bullfinch Lane, Hurstpierpoint (DM/17/2608) 
  2. (b) Gablesmead, Bishopstone Lane, Ansty (DM/16/4897) 
  3. (c) 104 High Street, Hurstpierpoint (DM/17/3178)  

P17/047.4  Appeals: to note planning appeals:  No notifications received. 

P17/048.  Procedure for the delegation of smaller planning applications to the Chairman and ViceChairman: The Committee was asked to consider and agree on the procedure to be put in place for 2017-18 which allows the delegation of smaller planning applications to the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Planning Committee.  A discussion took place and the Committee agreed to the addition under item (g) regarding applications in the Conservation area or listed buildings. These are to go to the Committee.  

  RESOLVED: The Committee agreed the procedure allowing the Chairman and Vice-

  Chairman to make recommendations in regards to the smaller applications, with the addition  on Conservation areas and listed buildings.  

P17/049.  Road Names – Explanatory signs: An email was sent to MSDC requesting the use of explanatory signs, to explain the Parish Councils decision on road names used in new developments.  MSDC explained they would not support the attachment of additional advisory information plates to the existing street nameplates. The district council advised that the Parish Council could maintain a register of street naming decisions for public inspection by creating a page on the Parish Council website noting the street name, committee decision date and explanation.  (Ref: email – Road Names – explanatory signs – 27th September 2017

  RESOLVED: The Committee agreed to the register for public inspection by creating a page on  the Parish Council website.  

P17/050. MSDC Application for Temporary Road Closure: Remembrance Parade, Sunday 12th November 2017. 

The Committee was asked to consider this application to close the High Street to traffic 10.15am to 1pm and respond to MSDC (Ref: MSDC email Temporary road closure application – Hurstpierpoint Remembrance Day Parade – 12/11/17 2nd October 2017). 

  RESOLVED: The Committee has no objection to the road closure on 12th November 2017. 

P17/051. Information Item: The Committee was asked to note the following: 

1.  South Down National Park: Garden Cottage, New Way Lane, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9BB (SDNP/17/03992/HOUS) A email had been received from SDNP regarding their decision to  approve the application that the Committee 

recommended for refusal at the meeting on 24th August 2017 (Ref: email –  Garden Cottage SDNP/17/03992/HOUS – 26th September 2017) 

There being no other business the meeting closed at 9.20 pm      Chairman 

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