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Hurstpierpoint & Sayers Common
Parish Council

Planning & Environment Committee

January 4, 2019

MINUTES of the meeting of the Planning Committee on Thursday 20 December 2018 at 8.00 pm in the Village Centre, Trinity Road, Hurstpierpoint.  

Committee Members Present 

Martin Machan (Chairman)   

Tony Lank  

David Evans   

Rodney Jackson  

Rosemary Burns  

Also Present:   

  Stephen Hoyles Clerk to the Council 


  John Wilkinson MSDC Councillor  

P18/072.  Apologies for Absence and Declarations of InterestThe following apologies for absence were received prior to the meeting and accepted: Allan Brown, Stephen Hand, Peter Griffiths, Malcolm Llewellyn, John Lowman, Bob Sampson, Julia Shorrocks.   

P18/073.  Minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 29 November 2018:    The minutes were received and accepted by the Committee and signed by the Chairman.  

RESOLVED:  The Minutes of the meeting of 29 November 2018 are adopted. 

P18/074. Matters arising from the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on 29 November 2018:  There were no matters arising.  

P18/075.  Adjournment for questions from the public:  There being no members of the public present the Committee was not required to adjourn the meeting in accordance with Clause 1 (d) of Standing Orders. 

P18/076 Planning applications delegated to Committee Chairman and Vice-Chairman in accordance with Minute P17/048:  (The decisions of the Chairman and Vice-Chairman are reported to the meeting.)  

P18/076.1 20 Cuckfield Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9SA. DM/18/4757. T1 Apple Tree – reduce crown by 0.75m. T2 Cherry Tree – reduce crown by 1.5m. T3 Silver Birch – reduce stem closest to the fence by 1m. 

  Recommendation: Permission is granted  

P18/076.2. 5.2 Naldretts East Wing Mill Lane Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9HL. 

DM/18/4845. Proposed infill of existing covered car port. 

  Recommendation: Permission is granted 

P18/076.3 1 Layton Fields Close Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9YH. DM/18/4803. 

Installation of garage door to the existing brick built car port and widening of the adjacent hardstanding. 

  Recommendation: Permission is granted 

P18/076.4 72 Wickham Hill Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9NP. DM/18/4598Proposed wrought iron entrance gates to open inwards towards the property.         Recommendation: Permission is granted 

P18/076.5  Rear Of Caer Glow 35 Wilderness Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9XD. 

DM/18/4907. Ash Tree – Remove third trunk as close to main tree 

        Recommendation: Permission is granted  

 P18/077 Planning applications – Committee decision:  The Committee was asked consider the following and make RECOMMENDATIONS to the Planning Authority: 

  P18/077.1 10 Brown Twins Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9XT. DM/18/3900. Proposed 

infill extension to existing house to create a family room, the erection of detached single storey garage and home studio building and a 7m x 5m unenclosed swimming pool. Amended plans and Arboricultural Impact Assessment received 23.11.2018 showing removal of swimming pool and re-siting of garage / office building further back within site. 

        Recommendation: Permission is granted  

P18/077.2 Spotted Cow Cottage Albourne Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9ET. 

DM/18/4666 and DM/18/4668. Proposed erection of two bay open sided carport with a garage attached        Recommendation: Permission is granted subject to agreement of materials used as in a conservation area. 

P18/077.3 Longs Yard Cuckfield Road Hurstpierpoint West Sussex. DM/17/5238. Conversion and 

remodelling of existing offices to form a single dwelling. (Amended plans received 23/11/2018) 

  Recommendation: Permission is granted subject to conservation officer approval 

P18/077.4 66 Nursery Close Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9WA. DM/18/4873. Two storey pitched roof side extension and a single storey pitched roof rear extension. 

  Recommendation: Permission is granted  

P18/077.5  Hampton Lodge 2 Hassocks Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QN. 

DM/18/4883. To run hot and cold water pipework and 31mm drainage pipe below the floor to new drinks cabinet in drawing room. 

  Recommendation: Permission is granted 

P18/077.6 56 Western Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9TA. DM/18/4831. Proposed loft conversion with dormer to the rear. 

  Recommendation: Permission is granted 

P18/078 MSDC Planning Decisions: (All as HP&SCPC recommendation, except where noted.) 

P18/078.1 Granted: the Committee noted permissions granted by MSDC: 

(a. 2 North Lodge Cottages Manor Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9UH. DM/18/4148.Demolition of existing conservatory and single-storey lean-to to the rear elevation. Construction of a single-storey extension to the rear elevation. Insertion of a roof window to the existing first floor bathroom, and internal alterations to the ground floor. 

(amended plans received 1st November) 

(b) The Priory Group The Priory Hospital Burgess Hill Gatehouse Lane Goddards Green Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9LE. DM/18/4017.T4362 Oak- reduce canopy by 3 metres, T4363 Oak- reduce to 5 metres and leave as standing timber,T4391 Ash-cut back off power lines by 2 metres,T4395 Oak- raise canopy to 6m over road and reduce remaining canopy by 3-4m to appropriate side growth, T4234 Oak-cut back southern canopy away from security fence by 2-3metres to appropriate side growth, T4397 Oak -cut back off road by 2m to provide clearance, T344 Oak – raise lower canopy over road to provide 6 metres clearance. 

(c Pond Lye Barn Cuckfield Road Ansty Haywards Heath West Sussex RH17 5AL. DM/18/4207. Double Car Port with room above to include a bathroom. 

  1. (d) 166 Western Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9TE. DM/18/4328. Oak Tree (T1) Reduce crown by 2 metres. 
  2. (e) St Georges House Hassocks Road Hurstpierpoint West Sussex BN6 9QH. DM/18/4333. T1 Cherry – reduce crown by 1.5 metres, T2 Cypress – fell. (f)  

(g) Clifford Dann 126 High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9PX. DM/18/4180. Replacement windows and doors to shopfront, to include repositioning of entrance door. Installation of timber gates to existing rear parking area. (h) York Cottage London Road Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9HY. DM/18/4327. Demolition of existing conservatory and part of existing semi-detached outbuilding. Construction of single-storey rear, front and side extensions with associated hard and soft landscaping works (adjustments to the design approved under reference DM/17/1891). 

(HPPSC recommended refusal) 

i) 8 Heath Close Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9XL. DM/18/4548. Proposed conversion of roof space above garage to create enlarged bedroom with 2 Velux windows. (amended description 6th December) 

P18/078.2 Refused: The Committee noted refusals by MSDC:  

a) Gothic House 23 Hassocks Road Hurstpierpoint West Sussex BN6 9QP. DM/18/4189 and DM/18/4191.Internal and External alterations to include Northern and Western extensions. (HPPSC recommended permission is granted

P18/078.3 Withdrawn: The Committee noted withdrawn applications: No notifications received 

P18/078.4 Appeals: the Committee noted planning appeal decisions:  

  1. a) 157 High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9PU. AP/18/0050. 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. Appeal dismissed 
  2. b) Langton Grange Langton Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9HB. AP/18/0059 & AP/18/0060. 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. Appeal dismissed 

  1. c) Coombe Cottage Langton Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9EZ. AP/18/0054 Outline application for the construction of a single detached dwelling and garaging. With all matters reserved. Appeal dismissed.  

P18/079 Delegated List Item 

a) The committee was asked to consider a revised delegation list. 

Resolved: The Committee  approved the revised delegation to Chairman and Vicechairman. 

There being no other business the meeting closed at 8.20pm      Chairman 

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