Committee Members are summoned to attend the MEETING of the Planning & Environment Committee to be held on Thursday 28th October 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 22nd October 2021
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 30th September 2021: To receive and accept the minutes
4. Matters arising from the Meeting of the Planning & Environment Committee held on 30th September 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:
6.1 170 Western Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9TE. DM/21/3484. Hazel (T1) – coppice. Cordyline (T2) – reduce height by approx 3m. Trees in a Conservation Area.
6.2 Carys West Furlong Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9RH. DM/21/3486. Magnolia (T1) – reduce crown by 1m. Trees in a Conservation Area.
6.3 33 Weald Close Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9SR. DM/21/3412. Single storey side extension with a terrace to the rear.
6.4 19 Trinity Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9UY. DM/21/3505. Conversion of adjoining garage into habitable living accommodation.
6.5 35A High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9TT. DM/21/3581. T1 Holly – reduce crown by 1.5 metres, T2 Magnolia – reduce by 1 metre in height. Trees in a Conservation Area.
6.6 65 Wickham Hill Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9NR. DM/21/3138. Single storey rear extension together with internal and external alterations (Amended description 19/10/2021)
6.7 57 Wickham Hill Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9NR. DM/21/3655. Front single storey extension with related minor internal alterations.
7. Planning applications – Committee decision: The Committee is asked toconsider the following and make RECOMMENDATIONS to the Planning authority:
7.1 Mishon Mackay 106 High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9PX. DM/21/33.75. Rear ground floor extension
7.2 The Old Barn Southbrooks Farm Danworth Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9LW. DM/21/3289. Demolition of existing buildings and erection of 1 new 3-bed dwelling.
7.3 18 The Grange Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9FD. DM/21/3509. Lawful Development Application for an extension to the top floor completed in 2018 which has extended the two pre-existing bedrooms, and incorporated dormer roof and balcony.
7.4 33 Iden Hurst Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9XZ. DM/21/2927. To relocate border fence, approx. 2.5metres closer to boundary, addition of a private pedestrian access gate at the front side and edge border in keeping with the current layout and surrounding properties.
7.5 Streams Farm Cuckfield Road Ansty Haywards Heath West Sussex RH17 5AL. DM/21/3401. Demolish existing dwelling and replace with a two-storey dwelling
7.6 Hurst Wickham Rise College Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9AD. DM/21/3508. Construction of a detached garage building alongside the existing dwelling. Construction of a pool house building within the rear garden. Associated hard and soft landscaping works, to include an outdoor swimming pool. Installation of a porch canopy to the side elevation of the existing house.
7.7 Hornsdene Farm House Pookbourne Lane Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9HD. DM/21/3569. Demolition of agricultural outbuilding (cow shed) and erection of new triple bay garage and one bedroom annex (change of use from agricultural to ancillary residential accommodation to the main dwelling) Demolition of detached stable block and erection of a replacement stable block containing four no. stables. Construction of a 45m x 25m sand-school and associated landscaping works.
7.8 Land Adjacent To Knowles Tooth Langton Lane Hurstpierpoint West Sussex. DM/21/2995. Proposed residential development of single detached dwelling.
7.9 Little Shepherds Gatehouse Lane Goddards Green Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9LE. DM/21/3433. Demolish existing 3-bedroom chalet bungalow and replace with a 4 bedroom house with attached garage and vehicle parking
7.10 9 Manor Gardens Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9UG. DM/21/3559. Single storey rear extension. Side and rear wrap around dormer extension. New front velux window. Enlarged and converted existing detached garage into a utility and storage room ancillary building.
7.11 18 Cuckfield Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9SA. DM/21/2962. (Amended plans received 08.10.2021 and 19.10.2021) Proposed single storey extension to the rear and roof conversion to existing detached property, together with new entrance gates.
7.12 21 College Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9AB. DM/21/3645. Proposed first floor side extension.
7.13 157 High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9PU. DM/21/2859. Single storey glazed lean-to extension to the rear with related internal alterations and conversion of (for residential use) and alterations to existing outbuilding with the installation of two new rooflights. AMENDED PLANS received 21/10/2021 reducing depth of extension and addressing Conservation Officer concerns.
7.14 157 High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9PU. DM/21/2862. Single storey glazed lean-to extension to the rear with related internal alterations and conversion of (for residential use) and alterations to existing outbuilding with the installation of two new rooflights. AMENDED PLANS received 21/10/2021 reducing depth of extension and addressing Conservation Officer concerns. Listed Building Consent.
7.15 Turrets Malthouse Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9LA. DM/21/3309. Single storey extensions to the east (main bedroom) and south elevations (utility and study), 1/2 storey extension to the front elevation to form new entrance and stair to first floor and a single storey extension to the west to form new living areas. Realigned drive and parking and garden areas.
8. MSDC Planning Decisions: (All as H&SCPC recommendation, except where noted).
8.1 Granted: to note permissions granted by MSDC:
a) Nos 1-66 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. (HP&SC PC recommended refusal)
b) 48 Kemps Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9UE. DM/21/2027. Demolition of existing garage. Erection of a detached 2 storey 3 bedroom dwelling with new dropped kerb and vehicle crossover. (HP&SC PC recommended refusal)
c) 3 Marchants Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9UP. DM/21/3013. First floor rear extension over existing ground floor extension and addition of velux window on first floor bathroom (amended flank elevation received 01/09)
d) 21 Cuckfield Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9RP. DM/21/3124. (T2) Norway Spruce – fell to ground
e) 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.
f) 14 Cuckfield Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9SA. DM/21/3113. Work to be carried out annually in perpetuity: T1 Magnolia – cut back to last years growing point. T2 Cherry tree – cut back to last years growing point. T3 Holly tree – cut back to last years growing point. T4 Fan magnolia – cut back to last years growing point. T5 Strawberry tree – cut back to last years growing point. T6 White beam – cut back to last years growing point. T7 Katsura tree – cut back to last years growing point.
g) Tanglewood Abberton Field Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QD. DM/21/3223. T1 – Yew, reduce crown by 1m.
h) 2 Oaklands Park High Hatch Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9LH. DM/21/2985. Proposed construction of a two storey side and front extension with accommodation in roof space and proposed link between existing house and extension.
i) Aymers London Road Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9HT. DM/21/2836. 1xOak Cut back 5 lower branches by 3-4 meters.
j) Nursery Cottage 2A Western Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9TA. DM/21/3430. Non Material Amendment to application DM/19/5179 – Alterations to fenestration and alterations to floor plan to create 4 bedrooms from 5 in original layout.
k) 8 Trinity Court Brown Twins Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9XS. DM/21/3181. Proposed rear conservatory.
l) Greensands Albourne Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9ES. DM/21/3179. Change of use of integrated garage to ancillary accommodation, infill of garage door to change to wall and two windows
m) The Willows New House Farm Twineham Lane Twineham Haywards Heath West Sussex RH17 5NP. DM/21/3129. Proposed single storey side extension. Insertion of new French doors into existing front wall.
8.2 Refused: to note refusals by MSDC:
No notifications received.
8.3 Withdrawn: to note withdrawn applications:
a) St Lukes Roman Catholic Church Cuckfield Road Hurstpierpoint West Sussex. DM/21/2517. Proposed change of use of place of worship to 3no. 2 bed flats, including 2 dormers, hip to gable and an extended porch.
b) Down House 77 High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9RE. DM/21/2908. Remove single glazed wooden painted window sashes in 4 ground floor windows and replace with identical wooden painted sashes but double glazed.
8.4 Appeals: to note planning appeals:
a) Little Lower Ease Cuckfield Road Ansty Haywards Heath West Sussex RH17 5AL. AP/21/0058. Construction of 3 bedroom detached dwelling. Appeal Notification
9. Budget Setting for 2022/23: To consider the requirements for the Planning & Environment budget for 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023. Recommendations to be presented to the Finance & Governance Committee on 9th December 2021.
The role of the Planning Committee in planning decisions:
- 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.
- 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.)
- The Parish Council has delegated its decision-making to the Planning Committee, which is authorised to express the Council’s view.
- 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.
- 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.
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