Committee Members are summoned to attend the MEETING of the Planning & Environment Committee to be held on Thursday 31st March 2022 at 7.30pm, in the Conference Room, Village Centre, Trinity Road, Hurstpierpoint. Members of the public have a right to and are invited, to attend the meeting.
Please note we strongly recommend the Government’s COVID guidelines are followed.
Sarah Groom CLERK TO THE COUNCIL 25th March 2022
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 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 3rd March 2022: To receive and accept the minutes
4. Matters arising from the Meeting of the Planning & Environment Committee held on 3rd March 2022: 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 Garden House South Avenue Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QB. DM/22/0690. Pinnoak – reduce height by 5m to stabilise the tree. Trees in a Conservation Area
6.2 33 Weald Close Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9SR. DM/22/0660. Single storey side extension with a terrace to the rear
6.3 46 Western Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9TA. DM/22/0851. Cherry (T1) – fell. Apple (T2) – reduce height to 3m. Trees in a Conservation Area.
6.4 64 College Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9AH. DM/22/0903. 1x Eucalyptus Gunnii – Pollard main stems to a height of 2.5 meters, Reduction of crown approximately by 5.8 meters. Trees in a Conservation Area
6.5 16 Trinity Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9UY. DM/22/0854. Proposed single storey side extension. Lawful Development Certificate.
6.6 111 Western Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9SY. DM/22/0962. T1 Willow – raise crown by 5 metres and reduce lateral branches on south side by 1 metre. Trees in a Conservation Area.
6.7 100 Western Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9TB. DM/22/0969. Oak Tree (T1) – reduce crown by up to 2 metres. Trees in a Conservation Area.
7. Planning applications – Committee decision: The Committee is asked toconsider the following and make RECOMMENDATIONS to the Planning authority:
7.1 Alders Farm Brighton Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9EE. DM/22/0666. Notification for Prior approval to convert the existing barn into a residential dwelling, The internal layout is arranged with primary accommodation on the eastern and western elevations and an open plan living / dining area between. All habitable rooms will have new windows / external doors.
7.2 Northbrooks Danworth Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9LW. DM/22/0642. Change of use of one building and land within its curtilage from an agricultural use to a use falling within Class C3 (as a dwelling-house), together with building operations reasonably necessary to convert the building. Prior Notification – Agricultural to Dwelling.
7.3 9 Chestnut Grove Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9SS. DM/22/0706. First floor in-fill side and front extension.
7.4 South Down House 4 Albert Silsby Place Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9YG. DM/22/0580. Installation of 59 No. solar PV panels. To include 26 No. panels on a ground-mounted array within the adjoining paddock, with the remaining panels mounted on the southwest and southeast facing roof slopes of the house and approved extension.
7.5 Barn Southwest Of Pakyns House Bullfinch Lane Hurstpierpoint West Sussex. DM/22/0711. Change of use of an agricultural building at Bullfinch Lane into a dwelling.
7.6 Hornsdene Farm House Pookbourne Lane Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9HD. DM/22/0534. Demolition of agricultural outbuilding (cow shed) and erection of new triple bay garage and one bedroom annex
7.7 106 High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9PX. DM/22/0296. Enlarge the rear existing dormer and installation of a smoke vent window to the rear roof. Amended plans received 4/3/2022 reducing size of dormer window.
7.8 Land To The North Of Lyndon Reeds Lane Sayers Common West Sussex. DM/22/0640. Hybrid application consisting of:- a) Full application for 37 one, two, three and four bedroom dwellings (including 30% affordable housing), associated infrastructure, landscaping, pedestrian and vehicular access from Reeds Lane and the demolition of Lyndon. b) Outline application for 2 three bedroom self/custom build plots.
7.9 Parkfield Cottage Bedlam Street Hurstpierpoint BN6 9EW. SDNP/22/01056/HOUS. Creation of timber decking area with open pergola, including removal of existing shed.
7.10 23 Fairfield Crescent Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9SF. DM/22/0790. Proposed front dormer
7.11 108 Western Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9TB. DM/22/0848. Proposed loft conversion with rear dormer and 3 front rooflights.
7.12 Cowdrays Policemans Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9TW. DM/22/0896. Partial demolition of existing conservatory to replace glazing and add a tiled roof.
7.13 Cowdrays Policemans Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9TW. DM/22/0897.Partial demolition of existing conservatory to replace glazing and add a tiled roof. Listed Building Consent.
7.14 Wickham Lodge 35 Wickham Hill Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9NP. DM/22/0883. Single storey front and rear extension with change to the garage roof to pitched.
7.15 3 Highfield Drive Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9AT. DM/21/2459. Two storey rear extension with first floor Juliette balconies, single storey rear extension, front porch and part garage conversion into a habitable room. (Description amended and revised plans received 20.01.2022 and 04.03.2022)
7.16 9 Marchants Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9UP. DM/22/0919. Partial demolition of existing workshop to rear of detached garage. Construction of a two-storey extension to the rear and side elevations. Construction of a single-storey Porch/WC extension to the front and side elevations. Associated hard and soft landscaping works.
7.17 Foxhole Cottages Bedlam Street Hurstpierpoint West Sussex BN6 9EL. SDNP/22/01408/FUL. Use of existing wellness centre/home office to holiday let use, the provision of 1 No. Shepherds Hut for holiday let accommodation, creation of a wildflower meadow and hedgerow planting, and part retrospective planning permission for a greenhouse, and ancillary hot tub and sauna to support the proposed holiday let use.
8. MSDC Planning Decisions: (All as H&SCPC recommendation, except where noted).
8.1 Granted: to note permissions granted by MSDC:
a) Graceland 17 Fairfield Crescent Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9SF. DM/22/0005. Loft conversion incorporating hip to gable elements to the north and south, three dormers to the rear and one dormer to the front and also for raising the front gable roof pitch.
b) Langton Grange Langton Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9HB. DM/21/2818. Inclusion of an Air Source Heat Pump unit and new pergola with timber decking below and retention of the existing close boarded boundary fence (amended description and amended plans received 12.01.2022 and 18.01.2022)
c) Brushwood Farm Cuckfield Road Ansty Haywards Heath West Sussex RH17 5AL. DM/22/0083. Variation of condition 3 of planning application DM/19/2316 – to replace approved plans due to design revision
d) 35 Iden Hurst Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9XZ. DM/22/0189. Retrospective application for the erection of a timber outbuilding to the rear of the property which includes an air conditioning / heating unit.
e) Capilosus Abberton Field Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QD. DM/22/0436. Laurel and Conifer – Reduce back by 2 meters.
f) Culvers Church Fields Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9TU. DM/22/0428. 1 x yew (T1) – reduce height by 2m, 1 x amelanchier (T2) – fell, 1 x eucalyptus (T3) – re-pollard, 1 x purple birch (T4) – remove reverted growth, 1 x hawthorn (T5) – fell.
g) Corner House Manor Gardens Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9UG. DM/21/4261. Single storey side and rear extensions. Alteration of existing parking area to front garden. Amended plans received 10.02.2022 showing lowered flat roof to the rear extension.
h) Kingsland Laines Reeds Lane Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9JG. DM/22/0618. Non-material amendment relating to planning reference DM/19/1148 to allow for the slight alteration to boundary line of Phase 1 development.
i) Fieldside Hassocks Road Hurstpierpoint West Sussex. DM/22/0020. Variation of planning condition 1, of reference DM/21/1865, to substitute the previously approved drawings with amended drawings (description amended 22.03.2022)
j) Hurstpierpoint College College Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9JS. DM/21/2206. Reconfiguration of roof layout, installation of plant and associated internal and external works. (amended plans 13.01.2022 and amended description 17.03.2022).
k) Hurstpierpoint College College Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9JS. DM/21/2208. Reconfiguration of roof layout, installation of plant and associated internal and external works. (amended plans 13.01.2022 and amended description 17.03.2022). Listed Building Consent.
l) The Stables Pookbourne Lane Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9HD. DM/22/0360. Proposed creation of porch to principle elevation. (HP&SC PC recommended refusal)
8.2 Refused: to note refusals by MSDC:
No notifications received.
8.3 Withdrawn: to note withdrawn applications:
No notifications received.
8.4 Appeals: to note planning appeals:
No notifications received.
9. Information Items:
The committee is asked to note the following updates from MSDC Enforcement Team:
a)145 High Street:
Legal Officers have been instructed to commence prosecution proceedings in relation to the failure to comply with the enforcement notices at 145 High Street. The owner has made representations regarding the matter; however, I am not content they represent reasonable mitigation as to why the Notice has not been complied with. We will seek to keep you informed of the date the matter will be heard in court.
b) Alders Farm:
Since the dismissal of the appeal we have been establishing the circumstances around the occupiers of the site and a Planning Contravention Notice has been served and recently returned. On the basis of the information we have obtained we will now be drafting an Enforcement Notice to require the cessation of the breach of planning control. The use of the land is under separate investigation as to whether any activity represents a change of use of the land from that of its lawful use for agriculture. Any licence or exemption for the importation of material would be a matter for the Environment Agency.
c)Trees in a Conversation Area applications:
The committee is asked to note that the Assistant Clerk has received clarification from MSDC Planning that currently all ‘Trees in a Conservation Area’ applications are dealt with by a Tree Officer not a Case Officer. The officer will always complete a site visit before issuing a decision notice.
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.
Protocol for filming and recording at public meetings: The Council has a protocol for public filming, recording and photography at its meetings, which is available on the Council’s website or on request at the Parish Office.