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Hurstpierpoint & Sayers Common
Parish Council

Dear Councillor  

Committee Members are summoned to attend the MEETING of the Planning & Environment Committee to be held on Thursday 3 September 2020 at 7.30pm via Microsoft Teams Video Conferencing.   

Members of the public have a right to and are invited to attend the virtual meeting using Microsoft Teams. If you wish to attend, please email the before 4pm on 3rd September 2020 to be sent an electronic invitation.  

Sarah Groom CLERK TO THE COUNCIL                                                                                                   Friday 28th August 2020 


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 o6 August 2020:  To receive and accept the minutes.   

4. Matters arising from the Meeting of the Planning & Environment Committee held o6 August 2020: The committee is asked to note the following responses from MSDC Planning Dept, forwarded by Cllr Alison Bennett: 

a) 145 High Street Hurstpierpoint – As I understand the situation, work was required to be completed by the 17th June 2020 In respect of the matters approved under application DM/19/5209 and other outstanding matters associated with the Enforcement Notice that is currently in place. Obviously the pandemic will have had an impact on their ability to complete the works and before considering what further formal action may be appropriate, it would appear to me that it would be reasonable to agree a revised date for any outstanding works to be completed. I have asked that a visit to the site is arranged, to establish the current position and make contact with the owner to establish their intentions and to agree a revised date for completion. 

b) Alders Farm. Brighton Road – It is correct that the temporary permission granted under DM/16/4199 has expired and the dwelling does not currently benefit from planning permission. While application DM/20/0585 was withdrawn by the applicants following concerns raised by the Council’s Agricultural Advisor, a new revised application has been submitted and is being considered under reference DM/20/2704. This application is currently being consulted upon and comments on the proposal from the Council’s Agricultural Advisor are awaited. These comments appear key in this case and the Council are unlikely to pursue formal enforcement proceedings while the outcome of the current application is unknown.  The planning case officer and enforcement officers are working closely on this matter to resolve the current breach of planning control. 

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 4 Park Close Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9XA. DM/20/2809. Proposed single store extension to form a utility room and cloakroom together with internal kitchen alterations. 

6.2 Dean House Cottage Cuckfield Road Goddards Green Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9LQ. DM/20/3024. Proposed detached garden studio. 

6.3 Longs Yard Cuckfield Road Hurstpierpoint West Sussex. DM/20/2965. Discharge of conditions 3, 4, 5 and 6 from application DM/17/5238 

7. Planning applications – Committee decision:  The Committee is asked to consider the following and make RECOMMENDATIONS to the Planning authority: 

7.1 Alders Farm Brighton Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9EE. DM/20/2704. Conversion of temporary residential dwelling to permanent residential dwelling with associated external alterations 

7.2 142 Western Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9TB. DM/20/2833. T1 Cherry – Reduce crown by 1m. T2 Hawthorn – Reduce crown by 1.5m. 

7.3 137 College Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9AF. DM/20/2847.Proposed first floor extension to form additional bedroom and en-suite. 

7.4 Turrets Malthouse Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9LA. DM/20/2632. Connect the existing converted garage to the main house and erect a detached garage. 

7.5 Barn Southwest Of Pakyns House Bullfinch Lane Hurstpierpoint West Sussex. DM/20/2941. 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). 

7.6 3 High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9TT. DM/20/2925. (T1) Sycamore – crown lift to 6m. (T2) Macrocarpa – remove lowest limb growing over the garden and indian bean tree. (T3) Blue Cedar – remove two lowest branches hanging over the wall and pond. 

7.7 Eastern House 27 Hassocks Road Hurstpierpoint West Sussex BN6 9QH.DM/20/3003. Replacement of collapsed and leaning sections of the boundary wall between Nos. 23 & 27.  

7.8 Eastern House 27 Hassocks Road Hurstpierpoint West Sussex BN6 9QH.DM/20/3006. Replacement of collapsed and leaning sections of the boundary wall between Nos. 23 & 27. 

7.9 97 College Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9AE. DM/20/2972. Shed at rear of garden. 

7.10 63 Wickham Hill Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9NR. DM/20/2964. Demolition of an existing conservatory and construction of new single storey side and rear extensions with internal alterations and new front porch. 

7.11 High Wickham 63 College Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9AD. DM/20/2871. See tree schedule and plan. 

7.12 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 a independent dwelling (Retrospective) 

7.194 College Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9AJ. DM/20/2647. Two storey rear extension with dormer and roof windows, removal of front bay windows with remodelling of front elevation. 

7.14 Kingsland Laines Reeds Lane Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9JG. DM/20/2937. Full planning application to revise the approved permission (DM/19/1148) to provide for 13 additional dwellings including 30% affordable units with associated landscaping, road layout, access and parking. 

7.15 Naldretts Farm Pookbourne Lane Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9HD. DM/20/3040. Demolition of existing fire damaged building and erection of replacement dwelling. Repair and re-build of Piggeries and Barn. Re-build barn to form garage/workshop/store. 

7.16 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. 

7.17 7 Hassocks Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QH. DM/20/3056. Removal of fireplace, internal wall and associated chimney breast and supporting of retained structure above. Fixing shut of door and lining over with associated removal of archtrave and removal of door furniture to be retained for possible future reinstatement. 

8.  MSDC Planning Decisions: (All as H&SCPC recommendation, except where noted). 

8.1. Granted: to note permissions granted by MSDC: 

a)Northbrooks Danworth Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9LW.DM/20/1958.Proposed extension to existing Timber framed garage. 

 b) Berry Cottage 82 Western Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9TB. DM/20/2064. Single storey rear extension. 

c) Tanglewood Abberton Field Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QD. DM/20/2312. T1 Yew – reduce crown on SW side by approximately 1 metre to balance, T2 Macrocarpa – fell, T3 Sycamore – re-pollard, T4 Ash – reduce branches encroaching satellite dish by 1.5 metres. 

d) 53 The Grange Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9FD. DM/20/2272. Single storey rear extension, juliet balcony roof light to the rear. 

e) Stanhope Cottage 125 Western Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9SY. DM/20/2374. Ash (T1) – Fell 

f) Heathland Build Ltd Heathland 5 Albert Silsby Place Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9YG. DM/20/2215. Change of use from B1(a) office to C3 residential including rear dormers. (HPP&SC PC recommended refusal).  

g) 3 Brown Twins Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9XT. DM/20/2110. Partial conversion of existing garage to work space and storage area. 

h) Coombe Cottage Langton Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9EZ. DM/20/2340. Proposed infill of existing openings with windows to form further ancillary accommodation. 

i) 178 Cuckfield Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9SD. DM/20/2346. Two storey three bedroom dwelling with repositioned access and detached garage. 

8.2 Refused: to note refusals by MSDC:  

a) Land 150M South Of Parson’s Withes Wood East Of Pangdean Lane Goddards Green. DM/20/2287. 8 units of key worker housing, multi-generational and professional accommodation 

b) The Old Police Station Jobs Lane Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9HE. DM/20/1782. Removal of existing B1(a) Office building and a detached garage block. Proposed erection of 3no B1(a) Office Units, retaining existing access to vehicular car park at the rear of the site, together with associated bin and cycle stores. 

c) Little Lower Ease Cuckfield Road Ansty Haywards Heath West Sussex RH17 5AL. DM/20/1710. Construction of 5-bedroom detached dwelling. 

8.3Withdrawn: to note withdrawn applications:  

a) 17 Dunlop Close Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9SL. DM/20/2229. (T1) Oak – Remove major deadwood 

8.4 Appeals: to note planning appeals: 

a) Land at Little Park Farm Marchants Close Hurstpierpoint Hassocks. 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. 

The role of the Planning Committee in planning decisions: 

  1. 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. 
  1. 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.)   
  1. The Parish Council has delegated its decision-making to the Planning Committee, which is authorised to express the Council’s view. / 
  1. 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.   
  1. 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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