Committee Members are summoned to attend the MEETING of the Planning & Environment Committee to be held on Thursday 3rd December 2020 at 7.30pm via Microsoft Teams Video Conferencing.
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Sarah Groom CLERK TO THE COUNCIL 27th November 2020
Committee Membership: Cllr Martin Machan (Chair), Cllr Tony Lank (Vice-Chair), Cllr Michael Avery, Cllr David Evans, Cllr Stephen Hand, Cllr Julia Shorrocks, Cllr John Lowman, Cllr Seth Jee, Cllr Bob Sampson, Cllr Allan Brown, Cllr Peter Griffiths.
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 5th November 2020: To receive and accept the minutes
4. Matters arising from the Meeting of the Planning & Environment Committee held on 5th November 2020: 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 17 The Sycamores Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9XP. DM/20/3868. Conversion of garage into kitchen. Installation of white UPVC double glazed windows at the front of the property in the area of the current garage door. Removal of non-supporting wall between current garage and house.
6.2 10 The Sycamores Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9XP. DM/20/4017. Two frosted glazed windows to the side elevation.
6.3 White Oaks London Road Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9HT. DM/20/4313. Demolition of existing timber garden sheds to rear garden. Erection of new outbuilding to rear garden comprising home office, gym and WC. Lawful Development Certificate.
7. Planning applications – Committee decision: The Committee is asked to consider the following and make RECOMMENDATIONS to the Planning authority:
7.1 2 Foxhole Cottages Bedlam Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9EL. SDNP/20/04841/PRE. Change of use to visitor accommodation comprising of 3 Shepherds huts with associated wood fired hot tubs.
7.2 Dove House 67 Wickham Hill Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9NR. DM/20/4314. Two storey side extension of first and second floors over existing ground floor. New second floor rear facing dormer. Remodelling of existing single storey rear extension with alterations to window and door positions and designs.
7.3 Dove House 67 Wickham Hill Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9NR. DM/20/3965. Proposed flat roof rear dormer window. Lawful Development Certificate.
7.4 Wych House Halton Shaws Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QR. DM/20/3996. Proposed conversion of garage to create additional family space.
7.5 Ascot House 97A High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9RE. DM/20/4016. Replacement of sash windows (4 on the front, 2 on the side) with wooden double glazing sashes to fit within existing box/frames to match exactly the appearance of the existing.
7.6 110A High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9PX. DM/20/2130. Loft conversion incorporating rear dormers with two front rooflights and replacement front door and porch. (revised plans received 11/11, revised description 12/11)
7.7 Crescent House and Cloister Hurstpierpoint College Chalkers Lane Hurstpierpoint West Sussex BN6 9JS. DM/20/4233. Removal and replacement of existing doors at Crescent House and Cloister. Listed Building Consent
7.8 Crescent House and Cloister Hurstpierpoint College Chalkers Lane Hurstpierpoint West Sussex BN6 9JS. DM/20/4232. Removal and replacement of existing doors at Crescent House and Cloister.
7.9 Buff Cottage Reeds Lane Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9JG. DM/20/2846. Removal of condition No: 5 of Planning Permission DM/18/1193 to allow the ancillary building to become an independent dwelling (Retrospective).
7.10 38 College Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9AQ. DM/20/4211. Two storey north east corner infill extension. First floor side extension over existing ground floor with additional rear dormer window.
8. MSDC Planning Decisions: (All as H&SCPC recommendation, except where noted).
8.1. Granted: to note permissions granted by MSDC:
a) 40 High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9RG. DM/20/3586. Birch (T1) – fell
b) Pond Lye Barn Cuckfield Road Ansty Haywards Heath West Sussex RH17 5AL. DM/20/2963. To revise fenestration details from those approved under DM/20/0879. Removal of 3 ground floor windows, removal of north elevation first floor window, and addition of a second conservation roof light to the east elevation on the proposed carport.
c) Brookside Cottage Brighton Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9EF. DM/20/3450.
Garage conversion to office and utility space. Replacement of existing garage doors with glass doors and glazing. Installation of front and rear roof lights.
d) 122 Western Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9TB. DM/20/3691. Non material amendment relating to planning reference DM/20/1563 for changes to materials for windows, doors and flat roof.
e) 8 St Georges Place Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QT. DM/20/3508. Front ‘infill’ single storey extension
f) Kingsland Laines Reeds Lane Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9JG. DM/20/1079. Variation of condition 5 relating to planning application DM/18/4331 to replace the wording of the condition.
g) 29 Fairfield Crescent Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9SF. DM/20/3552. Hip to gable loft conversion with roof lights and rear facing dormer to create first floor. (HPP&SC PC recommended refusal)
h) Land at Kingsland Laines Reeds Lane Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9JG. DM/19/2898. Deed of variation to Section 106. Update various elements of the S106 and supplemental deed of variation.
i) 15 Highfield Drive Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9AT. DM/20/3509. Single storey rear extension, new ground floor side window and ground floor side window relocation.
j) Little Croft South Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9YD. DM/20/3651. T1 Magnolia – reduce crown by 1 metre.
k) The Old Flower Field Brighton Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9EF. DM/20/3340. Erection of 3 x wooden camping pods to provide overnight tourist accommodation with the reduction in number of tent pitches from 10 to 5.
l) 184 Western Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9TE. DM/20/3635. T1 Magnolia – reduce crown by 1.5 metres, T2 Robinia – reduce crown by 1 metre, T3 Gleditsia – fell, T4 Wellingtonia – raise crown on South side to 3 metres.
m) 2 Berrylands Cottages London Road Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9HX. DM/20/3709. Proposed loft conversion
n) Butchers Barn High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9PU. DM/20/3905. (T1) Silver Birch – reduce canopy by up to 2m in height and lateral spread. (G2) 2x Damsons – fell.
o) New House Farm Twineham Lane Twineham Haywards Heath West Sussex RH17 5NP. DM/20/0876. A proposed 30 x 30 metre earth bunded farmyard manure store, concrete access apron and creation of a cross fall for drainage improvements previously approved under DM/16/5277 (Additional information submitted 21/05/2020).
p) Spenny Thorne 13 Wilderness Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9XD. DM/20/2883. Retrospective application for a rear garden wall with fence screen, raised flower bed and patio, partial retrospective for wooden pergola
q) 14 Cuckfield Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9SA. DM/20/3867. Magnolia (front of house) – Cut back to last year’s growth point. Branches to be cut no more than 3” in diameter. Cherry tree, Holly tree, Fan Magnolia, Strawberry tree, White Beam, Katsura tree (Rear of house) – Cut back to last year’s growth points. Branches to be cut no more than 3” in diameter.
r) 126C High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9PX. DM/20/3488. Change of use from class E to sui generis (hot food take away). Alterations to rear elevation.
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:
a) Lodge Cottage South Avenue Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QB. AP/20/0024. Removal of condition 4 relating to planning application DM/19/1837 requiring the proposed window to be obscured/non-opening except over 1.7m above finished floor level (retrospective). Appeal Allowed.
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) and the Neighbourhood Plan PARISH 2031. 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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