Committee Members are summoned to attend the MEETING of the Planning & Environment Committee to be held on Thursday 3rd June 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.
5. Public to sign in for Track and Trace.
Sarah Groom CLERK TO THE COUNCIL
Committee Membership: Cllr Martin Machan (Chair), Cllr Tony Lank (Vice-Chair), Cllr Michael Avery, Cllr David Evans, 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 6th May 2021: To receive and accept the minutes
4. Matters arising from the Meeting of the Planning & Environment Committee held on 6th May 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 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.
6.2 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
6.3 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.
6.4 Big Edgerley College Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks. 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.
7. Planning applications – Committee decision: The Committee is asked to consider the following and make RECOMMENDATIONS to the Planning authority:
7.1 Wolstonbury Farm New Way Lane Hurstpierpoint BN6 9BB. SDNP/21/02396/CND. Removal or Variation of Condition of SDNP/20/00214/FUL – Condition 2
7.2 Naldretts Farm Pookbourne Lane Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9HD. DM/18/1860. Change of use of grazing land to a polo pitch with associated works including the formation of a new lagoon, landscaping, and vehicular access via Northend Lane (Amended plans and information submitted on 2 August 2018) (Amended plans and information submitted on 11 October 2018) (Amended plans and information received on 30 June 2020) (Amended access plans and ecology information received 29 April 2021)
7.3 Laundry Cottage 3 Hassocks Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QH. DM/21/1646. 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.
7.4 145 Western Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9SZ. DM/21/1295. Single storey side extension.
7.5 Land West Of Lodge Cottage South Avenue Hurstpierpoint West Sussex. DM/21/1504. Variation of condition no.2 of planning permission DM/18/2698 to amend approved plans to allow changes in design.
7.6 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. Listed Building Consent.
7.7 Little Park Trinity Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9UY. DM/21/1638. 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.
7.8 Mid Sussex District Council Trinity Road Car Park Trinity Road Hurstpierpoint West Sussex. DM/21/1725. Erection of sign on wall adjacent to the car park.
7.9 Hurstpierpoint College College Lane Hurstpierpoint West Sussex BN6 9JS. DM/21/1755. Variation of condition no 4 relating to Appeal Decision APP/D3830/A/03/1133005 (Planning Ref. 03/00136/FUL) – to allow the cut off time for the floodlights to change to 9pm.
7.10 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.
7.11 1 Springbank Cottages Langton Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9EX. DM/21/1909. T1 Conifer, T2 Ash, T3 and T4 (Group of Ash and Hazel) – reduce by 2 to 3 metres to clear trees from power line. T5 Ash – remove.
8. MSDC Planning Decisions: (All as H&SCPC recommendation, except where noted).
8.1 Granted: to note permissions granted by MSDC:
a) 24 Western Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9TA. DM/21/0917. Single storey mono-pitched side extension.
b) Star House Hurstpierpoint College, College Lane Hurstpierpoint West Sussex. DM/21/1096. Replacement of a number of windows/doors to Star House and Star Link buildings
c) Star House Hurstpierpoint College College Lane Hurstpierpoint West Sussex. DM/21/1093. Replacement of a number of windows/doors to Star House and Star Link buildings.
d) Geniefa Cuckfield Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9LL. DM/21/0647. Proposed roof extension over existing double garage and over part of existing first floor rooms, proposed plant room, and garden store, with lean-to pitch roof over. Proposed new solar panels to new roof extension south roof slope (permission for existing solar panels on existing south and east roof slopes, installed in 2015). Amended plans received showing change to roof form, reduction in height and scale of extension and removal of side dormer window.
e) The Thatch Mill Lane Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9HN. DM/20/3822. Construction of a single storey rear extension, with internal alterations, and replacement porch. (Revised plans received, including tree protection plan, 07.01.2021, 26.01.2021 and 02.02.2021) (Revised description agreed 01.02.2021) (Updated block plan, Materials schedule and window and door detail received 04.03.2021)
f) The Thatch Mill Lane Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9HN. DM/20/3828. Construction of a single storey rear extension, with internal alterations, and replacement porch. (Revised plans received 07.01.2021, 26.01.2021 and 02.02.2021) (Revised description agreed 01.02.2021) (Updated block plan, Materials schedule and window and door detail received 04.03.2021)
g) 110A High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9PX. DM/21/1222. Mature Beech – thin crown and reshape by 20%
h) Flat 4 Chantry House 73 High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9RE. DM/21/1330. T1 – Yew, Reduce by 2meters nearest to house.
i) The Stables Pookbourne Lane Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9HD. DM/21/0801. Change of use of office to holiday let (amended plans submitted showing new red line site boundary (30/03/2021) and parking (15/04/2021)
j) 2 Hurstbeech Close Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9FP. DM/21/1316. Variation to condition 3 relating to planning application DM/19/3262 to allow the use of Britmet Slate 2000 in ‘Rustic Brown’ colour for the roof covering of the extension.
k) 3 Park Close Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9XA. DM/21/1226. Demolition of existing garage, two storey side extension with internal alterations.
l) Hurstpierpoint College College Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9JS. DM/21/0904. Extension to St Johns House at Hurstpierpoint College to form twenty new boarding rooms with associated facilities.
m) 69 Willow Way Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9TJ. DM/21/1478. Proposed loft conversion incorporating rear facing dormer and 2 front facing Veluxes.
8.2 Refused: to note refusals by MSDC:
a) 59 High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9RE. DM/21/0530. Change of Use of first floor offices to a 2-bedroom flat. (HPP&SC PC recommended approval)
b) The Old Police Station Jobs Lane Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9HE. DM/21/1060. Proposed removal of an existing former use Class B1(a) Office building and existing detached garage block. Proposed erection of a Class E Office Unit, retaining existing access to vehicular car park at the rear of the site, together with associated bin & cycle stores.
8.3 Withdrawn: to note withdrawn applications:
a) Pakyns House Albourne Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9ET. DM/21/0764. Demolition of an existing barn and the erection of one detached dwelling together with permeable driveway and associated hard and soft landscaping works.
8.4 Appeals: to note planning appeals:
a) Barn Southwest Of Pakyns House, Bullfinch Lane, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex. AP/21/0014. Application for determination as to whether prior approval is required for the change of use from agricultural barn to a single unit 2-bed dwelling house (Use Class C3) and associated building operations under Class Q(b). Appeal Dismissed
b) Land At Little Park Farm Marchants Close Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9UZ. AP/20/0034. Removal of an existing barn, mobile home and other outbuildings. Construction of 3 dwellings, 1 x 5 bedroom with detached garage, 1 x 3 bedroom and 1 x 2 bedroom. Appeal Dismissed
c) Land At Little Park Farm Marchants Close Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9UZ. AP/21/0013. Removal of an existing barn, mobile home and other outbuildings. Construction of 3 dwellings. Amended plans received 16.06.2020. Appeal Dismissed
d) Land 150M South Of Parson’s Withes Wood East Of Pangdean Lane Goddards Green. AP/21/0030. 8 units of key worker housing, multi-generational and professional accommodation. Appeal Notification
9. Hurstpierpoint College – The committee is asked to consider the following offer from Hurst College:
‘The graphic gives a rather broad overview of our current, planned and perhaps more elaborate, future intentions.
If it would suit, subject to COVID restrictions, I would be more than happy to entertain the Planning Committee here at the College for a short tour of the Campus, and then perhaps a further chat and/or discussion about these plans. I sense it’s probably a while since many of the councillors were here onsite, and some or all would be more than welcome if they wish to have a look around’ (Ref: Site Masterplan)
10. Street Naming: The committee is asked to consider and make suggestions to MSDC:
Land rear of White Horse Lodge, Furzeland Way, Sayers Common – DM/19/3952. Development of 9 new dwellings at the above-mentioned location which require 1 new street. (Ref: Sayers Common Historical map)
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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