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Hurstpierpoint & Sayers Common
Parish Council

Planning & Environment Committee

November 30, 2017

MINUTES of the meeting of the Planning Committee on Thursday 30 November 2017 at 8.00 pm in the Village Centre, Trinity Road, Hurstpierpoint.  Committee Members Present 

Martin Machan  Rosemary  Burns  Peter Griffiths  David Evans   Steve Whitehead Rodney Jackson  Stephen Hand  Julia Shorrocks  Tony Lank   

Also Present:   

Charlotte Kempson  

    2 members of the public  

P17/060.  Apologies for Absence and Declarations of Interest:  The following apologies for absence were received prior to the meeting and accepted: John Lowman, Bob Sampson and Malcolm Llewellyn.  

The following members declared a personal interest: Peter Griffiths (Item P17/065.3 – Wearmaster House, Malthouse Lane, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9LA (DM/17/4462)).  David Evans (Item P17/065.7 – Paddock Cottage, Albourne Road, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9ES (DM/17/4455)) 

P17/061.  Minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 2 November 2017:  The minutes were received and accepted by the Committee and signed by the Chairman.  

P17/062.  Matters arising from the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on 2 November 2017: There were no matters arising.  

P17/063.  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.   

P17/064.  Planning applications delegated to Committee Chairman and Vice-Chairman in accordance with Minute P17/048:  (The decisions of the Chairman and Vice-Chairman will be reported to the meeting.)  The 

Committee was asked to note: 

P17/064.1.  195 Cuckfield Road, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9RT (DM/17/4515) proposed rear single storey extension.  

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted.  

P17/064.2.  26 Cuckfield Road, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9SA (DM/17/4572) proposed single storey rear and side extensions.  

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted.  

P17/064.3.  110 Willow Way, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9TQ (DM/17/3724) demolition of part of existing single storey structure and erection of new single storey rear extension.  

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted.  

P17/064.4.  58 Nursery Close, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9WA (DM/17/4432) proposed single storey rear extension. 

(Resubmission of approved application DM/17/2696).  

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted.  

P17/064.5.  Trinity Court, Brown Twins, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9XS (DM/17/4502) Yew (T1) crown reduce by a third to reduce overhang.  Laurel (T2) to reduce height by approx. 3-4 metres.  Sycamore (T3) to remove multiple selfseeded saplings and poison stumps to prevent regrowth.  Sycamore (T4) overhang branches to be reduced laterally by approx. 5 metres in branch length.  Oak (T5) to reduce lateral branches by approx. 5 metres in branch length.  

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted.  

P17/064.6.  Little Pakyns Cottage, Albourne Road, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9ET (DM/17/4539) G1 Yew Group 

– reduce overhang to garden by 1.5m.  G2 Sycamore Group – reduce overhang to garden by up to 1.5m.  T1 Cherry – reduce overhang to garden by up to 1.5m.  T2 Sycamore – reduce eastern side of crown by up to 1.5m and reduce lowest limb on south side by 2m.  T3 and T4 Magnolia Grandiflora – reduce height by 2m and reduce lateral extent by up to 1m.  

G3 Sycamore Group – fell.  G4 Hawthorn and Blackthorn – fell.  

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted.  

P17/064.7.  Hampton Lodge, 2 Hassocks Road, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9QN (DM/17/4345) (T1) Sycamore – remove lower epicormic growth and reduce the higher canopy by 3m back to in line with boundary.  (T2) Ash – reduce crown height by 4m. (T3) Yew – fell to ground level.  (T4) Yew under Cedar – raise canopy by up to 2.5m, reduce sides by 2.5m and reduce canopy height by 6m.  

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted.  

P17/064.8.  181 Cuckfield Road, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9RT (DM/17/4381) proposed single storey porch to the side elevation. 

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted.  

P17/064.9.  Box House Farm, Langton Lane, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9EX (DM/17/4382) T1 Beech – raise crown over pond to approx. 4 metres. T2 Magnolia – reduce crown by approx. 1.5 metres.  

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted.  

P17/064.10.  Ailsa Craig, Abberton Field, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9QD (DM/17/4457) (T1) 17 Conifers – reduce crown height by 5.5m, back to previous cut height.  

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted.  

P17/064.11.  184 Western Road, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9TE (DM/17/4714) T1 Magnolia – reduce crown by 1m.   RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted.  

P17/064.12.  176 Western Road, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9TE (DM/17/4732) (T1) Japanese maple – fell. (T2) 

Magnolia – reduce crown by 1m. (T3) Apple – fell. (T4) Gingko – thin crown by 15% 

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted.  

P17/064.13.  117 Western Road, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9SY (DM/17/4748) (T1) Lime re-pollard. T2 Liquidambar 

– reduce crown by 1.5m.  T3 Oak – reduce lower two limbs on western side by up to 1.5m.  

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted.  

P17/065.  Planning applications  – Committee decision:  The Committee was askedconsider the following and make RECOMMENDATIONS to the Planning authority: 

P17/065.1.  The Stables, Pookbourne Lane, Sayers Common, BN6 9HD (DM/17/4270) construction of fish stock pond adjacent to main fishery lake.   

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted.  

P17/065.2.  Land Parcel to the rear of Lyndon, Reeds Lane, Sayers Common (DM/17/4448) outline 

application for residential development to provide up to 27 one, two, three and four bedroom dwellings and 2 self/custom build plots (use Class C3) and GP Surgery (use Class D1) with all matters reserved except for access and demolition of Lyndon.  (ref Briefing Note – The old brickworks application 22 Nov 2017) A presentation was delivered by the developer and questions were taken. The Committee expressed concern over the drainage and flooding issues in Sayers Common.  RECOMMENDATION:  Refusal – with reference to the Planning Statement (including Statement of Community Involvement) prepared by DMH Stallard, dated October 2017, paragraph 3.9 ‘it is noted by the case officer and recommended that an application should wait until the appeal decision at Kingsland Laine (ref 12/01540/OUT). Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common Parish 

Council support the case officer’s recommendation in this matter.  

Further our recommendation for refusal is that the application is contrary to Neighbourhood Plan Policies: 

Hurst H3 – Sayers Common Housing Sites and  

Hurst H6 – Housing sites infrastructure and environmental impact assessment 

P17/065.3.  Wearmaster House, Malthouse Lane, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9LA (DM/17/4462) proposed 

variation of condition 1 of planning application DM/17/0572 to amend the layout of the development (second amendment).  

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted.  

P17/065.4.  Hurst Wickham Barn, College Lane, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9AD (DM/17/4601) erection of 6 no. new build dwelling houses (C3) and associated works.  

  RECOMMENDATION: Refusal – Unsustainable. The site is within the countryside and the local  gap and it is contrary to the following Neighbourhood Plan Policies:-   Hurst C1 – conserving and enhancing character.  

  Hurst C3 – Local Gaps and preventing Coalescence  

  Hurst C4 – Conservation Areas 

  Hurst H1 – Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common new housing development  

  Hurst H5 – Development principles 

  The Committee agreed with Mid Sussex District Councils decision to refuse the previous  application and considered the reasons given for refusal also apply to this application.  

P17/065.5.  Hurstpierpoint College, Chalkers Lane, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9JS (DM/17/4429) formation of new car park.  

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted.  

P17/065.6.  East Lodge Farm, Malthouse Lane, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9LA (DM/17/4445) Lawful Development Certificate for the permission granted under planning reference 07/03319/FUL to remain extant and the continued development of the site as a lawful existing operation.  

  RECOMMENDATION: No Comment.   

P17/065.7.  Paddock Cottage, Albourne Road, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9ES (DM/17/4455) the demolition of the existing attached dwelling and the erection of two detached dwellings together with a driveway and associated hard and soft landscaping works.  

  RECOMMENDATION: Refusal – Change the character of the area. Contrary to Neighbourhood  Plan Policy Hurst C1 – conserving and enhancing character. Hurst C4 – Conservation Areas.  

P17/065.8.  Goddard Green Sewage Treatment Works, Cuckfield Road, Ansty, RH17 5AL (DM/17/4051) development of a 37.5MW standby power generation facility.  

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted.  

P17/065.9.  Land Parcel at 527951 115880 (part of Former Geers Nursery Site) Brighton Road, Hurstpierpoint (DM/17/4324) variation of condition 2 relating to planning application DM/17/1026, to allow the amendment of approved plans as follows – to increase the ridge height of the roof of the dwelling from 6m to 64m to 6.6m and 7.2m respectively, to remove the proposed roof light to the north east elevation and insert a dormer window, to remove three of the four proposed roof lights to the south west elevation and to insert a dormer with an obscure glazed window, to add two obscure glazed roof lights and a sun tunnel to the south east elevation, to add a single obscure glazed roof light and a sun tunnel to the north west elevation.  

  RECOMMENDATION: Refusal – Over development, Unneighbourly, overlooking. 

P17/065.10.  3 Holly Mews, High Street, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9PW (DM/17/4622) demolition of existing detached garage.  Construction of new single storey and two storey extensions to side and rear elevations, in conjunction with the remodelling of the existing roof to create a mansard roof with dormer windows to south elevation.  Removal of 4 no. trees adjacent to the side and rear boundaries.  

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted.  

P17/065.11.  Westfield, Malthouse Lane, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9JX (DM/17/4644) single storey rear extension, loft conversion and alterations to roof form, together with modifications to fenestration (revised proposals following planning permission ref no DM/16/2835). 

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted.  

P17/065.12.  61 Wickham Hill, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9NR (DM/17/4669) conversion of upper floor storage rooms into habitable rooms and insertion of roof lights.  

  RECOMMENDATION: Refusal – Overlooking and un-neighbourly.  

P17/065.13.  Pakyns Garden Cottage, Albourne Road, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9ET (DM/17/4672) proposed new barn to serve new house, orchard and land adjacent to Pakyns Garden Cottage.  

  RECOMMENDATION: Refusal –. Harmful to the conservation area contrary to Neighbourhood  Plan Policies Hurst C1 – Conserving and enhancing character. Hurst C4 – Conservation Areas.  

P17/065.14.  Farralls, High Street, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9PU (DM/17/4711) erection of new single storey rear extension to form extended living room area.  

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted.  

P17/066.  MSDC Planning Decisions: (All as HP&SCPC recommendation, except where noted.) P17/066.1. Granted: the Committee noted permissions granted by MSDC: 

  1. (a) 72 Nursery Close, hurstpierpoint (DM/17/4276) 2 x Oak – T1 – reduce canopy by up to 3 metres, T2 lower overhanging canopy only; reduce by up to 2 metres.  
  2. (b) 28 Iden Hurst,  Hurstpierpoint (DM/17/4466) non material amendment relation to application DM/16/5427 for the relocation of a Velux on the west elevation and reduction of glazed panel to smaller window size on north elevation.  
  3. (c) South Lodge, South Avenue, Hurstpierpoint (DM/17/4115) Silver Birch – fell.  
  4. (d) Hampton Lodge, 2 Hassocks Road, Hurstpierpoint (DM/17/4127) (T1, T2, T4, T6 and T7) Conifers – reduce height by 5.5m and cut back overhanging branches to property number 144. (T3, T5) Yews – reduce height by 5.5m and cut back overhanging branches to property number 144.  (T8) Conifer – reduce height by 7.5m. (T9) Conifer – fell to ground level. (T10) Conifer – fell to ground level. (T11) Holly – reduce height by 5.5m. (T12) Yew – raise canopy by 3.5m and reduce height by 3m. (T13) 6 x Conifers reduce height by 4.5m.  
  5. (e) 115 Cuckfield Road, Hurstpierpoint (DM/17/3750) piling and ground works to under pin part of the front elevation due to subsidence, together with reinstatement of brickwork under ground floor window an internal finishes, Also carefully deconstruct steps to front door and rebuild off new raft foundation.  
  6. (f) 1 Pine Tree Close, Hurstpierpoint (DM/17/3879) demolition of existing conservatory to the rear. Proposed two storey side extension, with Juliet balcony to the rear first floor.  
  7. (g) 51 The Grange, Hurstpierpoint (DM/17/3951) single storey rear extension, Juliet balcony roof light to rear.  
  8. (h) Littleway, West Furlong Lane, Hurstpierpoint (DM/17/4191) (T1) Gleditsia – crown reduce by 2m.  
  9. (i) Church House, High Street, Hurstpierpoint (DM/17/4211) T1 Purple Plum – reduce crown by up to 2m. T2 Damson – fell.  
  10. (j) 1 Barter Close, Hurstpierpoint (DM/17/3755) erection of lean to conservatory to rear elevation.  
  11. (k) 4 Hassocks Road, Hurstpierpoint (DM/17/4049) Group of trees (G1) Ash, Sycamore, crown lift overhang from neighbours to a maximum of 2 metres.  
  12. (l) 72 Highfield Drive, Hurstpierpoint (DM/17/3936) ground floor side extension (amended plan received 20.10.2017). 
  13. (m) 96 Western Road, Hurstpierpoint (DM/17/4043) proposed garage conversion.  
  14. (n) Land Parcel adjacent to Trinity Court, Brown Twins Road, Hurstpierpoint (DM/17/3723) replacement of grass/grid parking surface with paviours.  
  15. (o) Little Park, Trinity Road, Hurstpierpoint (DM/16/3823) construction of a detached garage with accommodation at first floor level and formation of a new driveway and turning area within the site together with extension of the front boundary wall (amended plans received 7 September 2017).  
  16. (p) Rosemullion, West Furlong Lane, Hurstpierpoint (DM/17/4018) Acer (T) – fell, Cherry (G2) – fell, Holly (G3) – fell, Apple (T4) – fell, Hazel/Willow (G5) recoppice, Beech (T6) Crown raise to 5 metres.  
  17. (q) 58 Cuckfield Road, Hurstpierpoint (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.  Amended plans received 09.10.2017 and 10.10.2017 showing reduction in depth of rear extension from 7 metres to 6 metres.  
  18. (r) The Granary, Hassocks Road, Hurstpierpoint (DM/17/3446) remove weather boarding on front elevation and replace with handmade clay tiles.  
  19. (s) 2 Barter Close, Hurstpierpoint (DM/17/3693) proposed single storey rear extension.  
  20. (t) Little Park, Trinity Road, Hurstpierpoint (DM/16/3819) construction of a detached garage with accommodation at first floor level and formation of a new driveway and turning area within the site together with removal of existing Leylandii trees and extension of the front boundary wall and soft landscaping (amended plans received 7 September 2017) (u)  162 Western Road, Hurstpierpoint (DM/17/3864) T1 Eucalyptus – reduce height by up to 6m and maintain as shrub approximately 3m thereafter.  

(v)  Amberley Farm, Bishopstone Lane, Ansty (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).  

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

P17/066.2. Refused: the Committee noted refusals by MSDC: (All as HP&SCPC recommendation, except where noted).   

(a)  157 High Street, Hurstpierpoint (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.  

P17/066.3. Withdrawn: the Committee noted withdrawn applications:  

(a)  195 Cuckfield Road, Hurstpierpoint (DM/17/4183)  

P17/066.4  Appeals: the Committee noted planning appeals:   

(a)  9 Brown Twins Road, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9XT (DM/17/2426) proposed single storey rear extension and replace existing conservatory to form new extension on existing footprint, APP/D3830/D/17/3183769 – APPEAL DISMISSED.  

P17/067. Land Parcel to the rear of Lyndon, Reeds Lane, Sayers Common (DM/17/4448) (ref Briefing Note 

– The old brickworks application 22 Nov 2017) The Planning Committee was asked to note the briefing note and if planning permission were to be subsequently granted, to agree that the Parish Council would enter into negotiations as a participant in the s106 Agreement, subject to satisfaction on ongoing management, costs and liabilities. The Committee discussed the developers offer to grant the nature reserve area to the Parish Council and expressed some concerns over the following issues – soil contamination from the old brickworks, flooding and whether there would be any benefit to public ownership of the land.  

  RESOLVED: The Committee agreed to continue discussions as potential signatories to an  s106 agreement as the development progresses.  

There being no other business the meeting closed at 9.05pm      Chairman 

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