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Hurstpierpoint & Sayers Common
Parish Council

Planning & Environment Committee

January 17, 2019

MINUTES of the meeting of the Planning Committee on Thursday 17 January 2019 at 8.00 pm in the Village Centre, Trinity Road, Hurstpierpoint.  

Committee Members Present 

Martin Machan (Chairman)   Tony Lank  David Evans   Rodney Jackson  Rosemary Burns  Malcolm Llewellyn  Bob Sampson     

Also Present:   

  Stephen Hoyles Clerk to the Council 


P18/080  Apologies for Absence and Declarations of InterestThe following apologies for absence were received prior to the meeting and accepted: Stephen Hand, John Lowman.  

The following members declared a personal interest: 

Tony Lank – Maylands St Georges Place Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QT. DM/18/5065 

David Evans – Northbrooks Danworth Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9LW. DM/18/5128                

P18/081  Minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 20 December 2018:    The minutes were received and accepted by the Committee and signed by the Chairman.  

RESOLVED:  The Minutes of the meeting of 20 December 2018 are adopted. 

P18/082 Matters arising from the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on 20 December 2018:  There were no matters arising.  

P18/083  Adjournment for questions from the public:  There being no members of the public present the Committee was not required to adjourn the meeting in accordance with Clause 1 (d) of Standing Orders. 

P18/084 Planning applications delegated to Committee Chairman and Vice-Chairman in accordance with Minute P17/048:  (The decisions of the Chairman and Vice-Chairman are reported to the meeting.)  

P18/084.1 Howard Lodge 7 High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9TT. DM/18/5039. 

(T1) Sycamore – fell. (T2) Yew – prune back from property by 3m to re balance crown. (T3) Thuya – fell. (T4) Purple Plum – fell. (T5) Portuguese Laurel – fell. (T6) Goat Willow – fell. (T7) Sycamore – reduce by 3m. 

  Recommendation: Permission is granted  

P18/084.2 29 Orchard Way Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9UB. DM/18/5084. Proposed single storey rear extension. 

  Recommendation: Permission is granted 

P18/084.3 Maylands St Georges Place Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QT. DM/18/5065. 

Conversion of existing integral garage to habitable accommodation, including replacement of garage door with window. Alterations to rear elevation fenestration and associated internal alterations 

  Recommendation: Permission is granted 

P18/084.4 Northbrooks Danworth Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9LW. DM/18/5128. 

Application for determination as to whether prior approval is required for the change of use from agricultural barn to a single dwelling house (Use Class C3) and for associated operational development. 

        No comment  

P18/084.5 Pakyns Place Albourne Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9ET. DM/19/0086. 

Yew tree – Fell 

        Recommendation: No objection subject to Tree Officer approval  

 P18/085 Planning applications – Committee decision:  The Committee was asked consider the following and make RECOMMENDATIONS to the Planning Authority: 

 P18/085.1 6.1 Land South Of A2300 Burgess Hill West Sussex. DM/18/4588. Application for approval of reserved matters of landscape, appearance, layout and scale pursuant to outline permission 13/01618/OUT for the erection of 1 industrial unit of 5,229 sq m (GIA) for B1c, B2 and B8 employment uses with gatehouse, ancillary office, car parking, service yard areas, landscaping and enabling works. (Amended description to reflect the correct floorspace and updated documents received 17th December). 

    Recommendation: Permission as long as in accordance with master plan. Further evergreen trees planted to enable screening. 

P18/085.2 Sean And Kieron Gents Hairdressers 30 High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex 

BN6 9RG. DM/18/4998. Conversion of existing ground floor retail (A1) unit to residential flat (C3), and modifications and extension to existing first floor flat. Demolition of existing lean-to, to the rear elevation, and construction of a two-storey extension to the rear elevation. Formation of a hardstanding area at the rear to allow parking for 1no. car. 

      Recommendation: Refusal, on the basis of design as in conservation area – DP35 

P18/085.3 2 Oaklands Park High Hatch Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9LH. 

DM/18/5051. Demolition of existing single storey and two storey elements. Construction of single storey, two storey and three storey extensions to the side elevation with internal alterations and associated minor hard and soft landscaping works. 

  Recommendation: Refusal – DP26 Character & Design 

      Un-neighbourly – loss of sunlight, loss of amenity 

P18/085.4  Marton Wickham Hill Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9NP. DM/18/5086. Proposed 

demolition of single storey rear extension and replace with a two storey extension with increased ridge height, dormers, roof lights and raised decking. 

  Recommendation: Permission is granted 

P18/086 MSDC Planning Decisions: (All as HP&SCPC recommendation, except where noted.) P18/086.1 Granted: the Committee noted permissions granted by MSDC: 

  1. (a) 80 Cuckfield Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9RZ. DM/18/4442. Remove existing conservatory and replace with a new one of different size and shape. 
  2. (b) Land To The North Of The A2300 Cuckfield Road Ansty West Sussex. DM/18/3617. Proposed installation of groundmounted solar voltaic modules. 
  3. (c) The New Inn 76 High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9PX. DM/18/4579. Proposed removal of section of timber shelving and cupboard to rear of the bar counter. Construction and installation of new timber ‘island’ unit. 

Removal of short section of dwarf-height single skin modern brickwork infill wall internally to provide better access (d) Ground Floor Flat 38 High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9RG. DM/18/4336. Proposed rear dormer, new french doors and ground floor rear elevation changes, and conversion of kitchen into office. 

  1. (e) 15 High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9TT. DM/18/4614 and DM/18/4611. Proposed enlargement of window to kitchen rear addition. 
  2. (f) Danworth Farm Cuckfield Road Hurstpierpoint West Sussex BN6 9GL. DM/18/4324. Variation of Condition 12 of planning permission DM/18/2249 – to vary the approved plans listed on decision DM/17/3777 to allow for elevational changes. 
  3. (g) 20 Cuckfield Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9SA. DM/18/4757. T1 Apple Tree – reduce crown by 0.75m. T2 Cherry Tree – reduce crown by 1.5m. T3 Silver Birch – reduce stem closest to the fence by 1m. 
  1. h) 93A High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9RE. DM/18/4665. T1 Willow – Thin crown by 30% and reduce spread towards the house. 
  2. i) 10 Brown Twins Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9XT. DM/18/3900. Proposed infill extension to existing house to create a family room, the erection of detached single storey garage and home studio building and a 7m x 5m unenclosed swimming pool. Amended plans and Arboricultural Impact Assessment received 23.11.2018 showing removal of swimming pool and re-siting of garage / office building further back within site. 

 P18/086.2 Refused: The Committee noted refusals by MSDC:  

a) 12 College Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9AG.DM/18/4472. Proposed link between main house and existing garage/utility room, extension to garage/utility room to form pool house and retrospective works to form front boundary fence. (revised red line boundary 04.12.2018) 

P18/086.3 Withdrawn: The Committee noted withdrawn applications: 

a) Spotted Cow Cottage Albourne Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9ET.DM/18/4668. Listed Building Consent. Proposed erection of two bay open sided carport with a garage attached. 

P18/086.4 Appeals: the Committee noted planning appeal decisions:  No notifications received. 

There being no other business the meeting closed at 8.20pm      Chairman 

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