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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 4th August 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.

Sarah Groom, Clerk to the Council                                                                                                                                    29th July 2022

Committee Membership: Cllr Julia Shorrocks (Chair), Cllr Michael Avery, Cllr David Evans, Cllr Seth Jee, Cllr Tony Lank, Cllr John Lowman, Cllr Martin Machan, Cllr Bob Sampson, Cllr Allan Brown, Cllr Helen Bedford (one vacancy).


1.  Apologies for Absence: To receive and accept apologies for absence

2.  Declarations of Interest: To note any declarations of interest

3. Minutes of the Planning & Environment Committee held on 7th July 2022: To receive and accept the minutes.

4. Matters arising from the Meeting of the Planning & Environment Committee held on 7th July 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 9 Brown Twins Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9XT. DM/22/2202. Oak – reduce crown by 2.5 -3 metres. Tree surgery.

6.2 Leigh Cottage Cuckfield Road Ansty Haywards Heath West Sussex RH17 5AL. DM/22/2159. 3 No. additional new roof dormer windows to be added to existing roof conversion. Lawful Development Certificate.

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

7.1 Wolstonbury Farm New Way Lane Hurstpierpoint West Sussex. SDNP/22/03102/PA15B. Disconnection and removal of existing pole 632409 and connection onto the existing underground cable to provide an upgraded underground supply to Wolstonbury Farm.

7.2 Little Park Farm Marchants Close Hurstpierpoint West Sussex. DM/22/2131. Variation of Cond 2 in relation to DM/22/0204.

7.3 Knowles Tooth Langton Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9EZ. DM/22/1580. Erection of an oak-framed garage with tiled roof instead of brick garage previously approved, plus erection of wooden pergola surrounding a half sunken swim lane with decking to level ground, plus steps. ADDITIONAL PLANS received 12/07/2022 showing further details of the pergola and swim lane.

7.4 2 Layton Fields Close Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9YH. DM/22/2175. Proposed loft conversion with front and rear dormers, installation of rooflights, floorplan reconfiguration and all associated works.

7.5 Torch Holiday And Retreat Centre Little Torch 4 Hassocks Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QN. DM/22/2188. Change the use from Class C2 to Class C3 to form 2no dwelling houses and 7no apartments, car parking and associated development.

7.6 Erskine Day Nursery Erskine Villa Brighton Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9EF. DM/22/2041. Change of use of property Erskine day nursery / Villa, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9EF to become solely Erskine Day Nursery.

7.7 Pook Bourne Stud Farm Pookbourne Lane Sayers Common West Sussex BN6 9HD. DM/22/2222. Proposed Exercise Area for Brood Mares.

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 36 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. AMENDED PLANS received 19/07/2022 reducing overall number of units to 38, revising site layout, amending house types, boundary treatments, materials and phasing plan as well as updated Ecology and drainage strategy and flood modelling information, visibility assessment and swept path analysis.

7.9 7 Marchants Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9UP. Retrospective application for single storey extension to rear of the property, two storey extension to East side, and newly-positioned front door/porch on the south side. To include a change in materials from DM/21/1873 to Cedral cladding and change in window colour.

7.10 Bridgers Farm, Langton Lane, Hurstpierpoint DM/22/2304.  Replacement of Barn 2 (previously Barn 6) on a like for like basis, previously approved under DM/20/3882, from an open barn to a closed barn for Office/Storage/Light Industrial Use.

7.11 Bridgers Farm, Langton Lane, Hurstpierpoint DM/22/2306.  Replacement of Barn 1 (previously Barn 3) from that previously approved under DM/20/3882 to Office/Storage/Light Industrial Use.

7.12 24 Kemps, Hurstpierpoint DM/22/1800.  Proposed new 3 bedroom dwelling.  Amendments to existing dwelling to include a new pitched dormers to front and rear, removal and repositioning of existing windows and incorporating attached store in the kitchen.

7.13 Box House Poultry Farm Albourne Road Hurstpierpoint. DM/22/0541. Application Type: Removal/Variation of Condition Proposal: Variation of condition 3 attached to planning references HP/044/79, 07/1768/FUL and 14/02271/FUL which specifies the buildings shall be used for storage purposes only for Benfell Farm produce only and to allow the buildings to be for storage, distribution, office and retail in relation to St Peter and St James Hospice and workshops for upcycling furniture to sell in shops. The site would be in use between 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.

8. Licencing Applications– Committee decision:  The Committee is asked toconsider the following and make RECOMMENDATIONS to the Licencing Authority:

8.1 Village Pizza Kitchen, 126C High Street, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9PX. LI/22/1153. New Premises Licence Application.

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

9.1 Granted: to note permissions granted by MSDC:

a) 61 Wickham Hill Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9NR. DM/22/1459. Alterations to rear ground floor sunroom and first floor balcony from a semi circle to a square.

b) Land South of Randiddles Close Hurstpierpoint West Sussex. SDNP/22/01444/FUL. Field shelter for the protection of our sheep, storage of their feed and related equipment. (Decision by SDNP)

c) West Town Farm, Barn 1 Albourne Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9EU. DM/22/0915. Equestrian riding arena size 20m x 40m for private use.

d) Hurstpierpoint College College Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex.DM/22/1316 Installation of mezzanine floor and window fenestration alteration, together with associated internal alterations at Shield House. Amended 28.6.22sex BN6 9JS. DM/22/1316.

e) Hurstpierpoint College College Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9JS. DM/22/1318. Installation of mezzanine floor and window fenestration alteration, together with associated internal alterations to Shield House. Amended 28.6.22

f) Heathland 5 Albert Silsby Place Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9YG. DM/22/1595. Variation of condition 2 relating to planning reference DM/21/3265 to allow for amendments to the design.

g) 9 Marchants Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9UP. DM/22/1724. Partial demolition of existing workshop to rear of detached garage. Construction of a single-storey kitchen extension to the rear elevation. Construction of a single-storey Porch/WC extension to the front and side elevations. Associated hard and soft landscaping works.

h) 36 Orchard Way Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9UB. DM/22/1641. Single storey rear extension and front porch. (H&SC PC recommended refusal)

i) The Manor House 3 Albert Silsby Place Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9YG. DM/22/1569. Construction of single storey Gym with timber weatherboarding/brick plinth and plain clay tile roof. Construction of sheltered seating area, associated hard landscaping and brick wall with flint inlay. (Amended plan received 11.07.2022)

j) 50 Weald Close Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9SR. DM/22/1043. Ground floor single storey extension. First floor extension over existing kitchen. (changes to roofline).

k) Barn Southwest Of Pakyns House Bullfinch Lane Hurstpierpoint West Sussex. DM/22/1777. Change of use of an agricultural building at Bullfinch lane into a dwelling

l) Mid Sussex District Council Trinity Road Car Park Trinity Road Hurstpierpoint West Sussex. DM/22/1839. Sequoiadendron giganteum – Arbortrack REF: 09QU – Section fell down to as close to ground level as possible and remove stump.

m) Hillside, Brighton Road, Hurstpierpoint DM/22/1075. Proposed replacement of side patio doors with new sash window, new single storey side extension and new single storey rear extension. (amended planning statement 09/05, amended proposed plans 31/05)

n) 16 Cuckfield Road, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9RW DM/22/1927.  Magnolia (T1) Reduce crown by 1.5m. 

o) 21 Western Road, Hurstpierpoint DM/22/1546.  Front porch extension and alterations to front of garage to reduce size of garage door and convert part of garage to utility room (amended 21.7.22).

p) 17 Hassocks Road, Hurstpierpoint DM/22/2024.  Ornamental Plum Tree – Fell.

9.2 Refused: to note refusals by MSDC:

No notifications received

9.3 Withdrawn: to note withdrawn applications:

No notifications received

9.4 Appeals: to note planning appeals:

No notifications received

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.
  2. 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.) 
  3. The Parish Council has delegated its decision-making to the Planning Committee, which is authorised to express the Council’s view.
  4. 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. 
  5. 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.