Committee Members are summoned to attend the MEETING of the Planning & Environment Committee to be held on Thursday 29th 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 23rd July 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 1st July 2021: To receive and accept the minutes
4. Matters arising from the Meeting of the Planning & Environment Committee held on 1st July 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:
6.1 144 Western Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9TB. DM/21/2469. Rear Extension
6.2 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. (amended application form 02.07.2021). Lawful Development Certificate.
6.3 4 South Avenue Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QB. DM/21/2537. 1 x (T1) Magnolia to reduce crown by 1 metre
6.4 Greensands Albourne Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9ES. DM/21/2581. Conversion of garage into ancillary accommodation and infill of existing garage door. Lawful Development Certificate.
6.5 65 The Grange Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9FD. DM/21/2629. Proposed flat roof rear extension
6.6 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. Amended block plan and elevations received 15.07.2021 and 19.07.2021 to show proposal and dwellinghouse correctly.
7. Planning applications – Committee decision: The Committee is asked toconsider the following and make RECOMMENDATIONS to the Planning authority:
7.1 3 Highfield Drive Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9AT. DM/21/2459. Two storey rear extension with first floor Juliette balcony, single storey rear extension, front porch and part garage conversion into a habitable room.
7.2 East Lodge Farm Malthouse Lane Hurstpierpoint West Sussex BN6 9LA. DM/21/1118. Erection of Class E(g) building to include a mix of office, research and development and industrial processes with carpark, new vehicle access onto Malthouse Lane and associated landscaping. ‘Corrected Preliminary Ecological Appraisal received 29 June 2021.’
7.3 16 Cuckfield Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9SA. DM/21/2417. Magnolia (T1) – reduce crown by 1m. Trees in a Conservation Area.
7.4 21 Cuckfield Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9RP. DM/21/2486. T1 – Bay – reduce below electricity cable height, approximately 3 metres and reduce and reshape crown by up to 3 metres. Trees in a Conservation Area.
7.5 Wolstonbury Farm New Way Lane Hurstpierpoint BN6 9BB. SDNP/21/02396/CND. Removal or Variation of Conditions 2 and 6 for SDNP/20/00214/FUL. Resubmission to include condition 6 that was omitted in error originally.
7.6 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 vehicular crossover.
7.7 Bridgers Cottage Langton Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9HA. DM/21/2190. Single storey extension to the northern elevation of the existing garden room
7.8 Hurstpierpoint College College Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9JS. DM/21/2206. Installation of new air-handling units on elevated plant deck, new external cold room beneath, and associated internal and external alterations
7.9 Hurstpierpoint College College Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9JS. DM/21/2208. Installation of new air-handling units on elevated plant deck, new external cold room beneath, and associated internal and external alterations. Listed Building Consent.
7.10 Big Edgerley College Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QY. DM/21/1950. Variation of Condition 2 relating to planning reference DM/20/2454 to allow approved drawings to be substituted for submitted drawings PL.01A, PL.02 and PL.03A. (Amended drawings PL.01B, PL.02A and PL.03B received 01.07.2021 to supersede drawings PL.01A, PL.02 and PL.03A. which include new timber pegola structure.)
7.11 Greensands Albourne Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9ES. DM/21/2490. (G1) Limes x 4 : 25% thin. (G2) Robinia x 5 : 20% thinning. (G3) Sycamore x 4 : remove. (G4) Holly x 4 : remove.
(G5) Sycamore x 4 : remove x 3. (T1,T2,T3) Holly : remove and replace with laurel hedging. (T4) Beech : 15% thin, reduce height by 2.5m, remove crossing and damaged limbs, trim side limbs 1.5m. (T5) Sycamore- fell. (T6) Yew : 15% thin and reduce canopy by 20%, remove damaged wood. (T7,T8,T9) Sycamore : remove dead limbs, 15% thin. (T11) Hazel : re-coppice. (T13) Birch : fell, (T14) Holly : fell. (T15) Yew : remove dead branches, 15% thin and rebalance canopy. [amended description received 08/07/2021]. Trees in a Conservation Area.
7.12 34 Highfield Drive Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9AT. DM/21/2545. Convert existing garage into a habitable room and create two dormer extensions at first floor level.
7.13 8 Berrylands Farm Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9XH. DM/21/2286. Change of use from garage conversion to hairdressing business
7.14 Little Park Farm Marchants Close Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9UZ. DM/21/2367. Removal of an existing barn, mobile home and other outbuildings. Construction of 3 dwellings.
7.15 Pookbourne Lane Sayers Common West Sussex BN6 9HD. DM/21/2478. Fodder Storage Barn
7.16 107 Western Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9SY. DM/21/2602. T3 Ash – Fell. Trees in a Conservation Area.
7.17 1 Jobs Cottages Jobs Lane Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9HE. DM/21/2601. Loft conversion.
7.18 Greenways Church Fields Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9TU. DM/21/2351. Prunus (Ornamental Cherry) Reduce overall crown by no more than 3 meters, back to previous cut points. Taxus baccata Reduce crown height by no more than 3 meters and crown width by no more than 2 meters. Trees in a Conservation Area.
7.19 Land At Little Shepherds Gatehouse Lane Goddards Green Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9LE. DM/21/2640.
1) Realign stay wire on pole 632704.
2) Install new HV pole and 2 x stay wires on pole 616261
3) Remove poles 616262/63, overhead line and associated equipment.
8. Licensing Applications – Committee decision: The Committee is asked toconsider the following and make RECOMMENDATIONS to the Licensing authority:
8.1 Hurst Festival, Recreation Ground, South Avenue, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9QB. LI/21/0650. New Premises License.
9. MSDC Planning Decisions: (All as H&SCPC recommendation, except where noted).
9.1 Granted: to note permissions granted by MSDC:
a) 34 Nursery Close Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9WA. DM/21/0914. Ground floor extension to rear of kitchen with internal alterations to create kitchen/dining/living area and conversion of garage to create an additional bedroom and bathroom. Amended plans received 17.05.2021 showing changes to layout and fenestration of proposed bedroom. Amended block plan received 20.05.2021 showing proposed enlargement to driveway.
b) 94 College Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9AJ. DM/21/1792. Two storey rear extension, first floor side extension, dormer and roof windows, removal of front bay windows with remodelling of front elevation and external alterations.
c) 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). (HP&SC PC recommended refusal)
d) Little Torch 4 Hassocks Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QN. DM/20/4426. Change the use from Class C2 to Class C3 to form 8no. Residential flats, 2no. Dwelling houses, car parking and associated development.
e) 6 Hurstbeech Close Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9FP. DM/21/1843. Proposed single storey rear flat roofed extension with associated internal alterations, extension of existing front bay window to form new entrance porch, new study window, new utilities door and extension of permeable driveway.
f) New Barn Fairfield Crescent Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9SF. DM/21/1916. Single storey forward kitchen extension and porch.
g) 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).
h) 6 The Sycamores Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9XP. DM/21/1893. Variation of condition 2 of DM/21/0121 to change the design of the roof of the approved extension. Approved drawing No. 2020/04/1001 version 1, to be changed to drawing No. 2020/04/1001 Revision C
i) 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
j) 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.
k) 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.
l) Land South Of White Horse Lodge Furzeland Way Sayers Common West Sussex. DM/21/2056. Discharge of planning condition nos. 3, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 17 relating to planning application DM/19/3952. (Split Decision)
m) 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
n) Lodge Cottage South Avenue Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QB. DM/21/1152. Discharge of Condition 7 relating to DM/18/2698
9.2 Refused: to note refusals by MSDC:
a) 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).
9.3 Withdrawn: to note withdrawn applications:
a) 65 The Grange Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9FD. DM/21/2180. Erection of a single storey rear extension extending beyond the rear wall of the original house by 3.3m, to a maximum height of 2.9m and the height of the eaves to 2.9m.
b) Little Park Trinity Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9UY. DM/21/1641. Construction of a single-storey extension to the east-facing elevation. Insertion of roof windows to the east-facing pitched roof on the ground floor. Existing doors to be removed and replaced with timber framed, double glazed window, also on the east-facing elevation.
9.4 Appeals: to note planning appeals:
a) Alders Farm Brighton Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks. AP/21/0036. Conversion of temporary residential dwelling to permanent residential dwelling with associated external alterations
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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