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Hurstpierpoint & Sayers Common
Parish Council

Planning & Environment Committee

May 3, 2016

MINUTES of the meeting of the Planning Committee on Tuesday 3rd May 2016 held at 8.00 pm in the Village Centre, Trinity Road, Hurstpierpoint.  

Committee Members Present

Allan Brown   David Evans   Rodney Jackson   Tony Lank Stephen Hand  John Lowman  Martin Machan   Julia Shorrocks 

Also Present:   

  Charlotte Kempson – Assistant Clerk 

P15/108.  Apologies for Absence and Declarations of Interest:  The following apologies for absence were received prior to the meeting and accepted:  Judith Marsh, Bob Sampson, Steve Whitehead and Rosemary Burns.  

P15/109.  Minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 7 April 2016:  The Committee received and accepted the minutes which were then signed by the Chairman.  

P15/110.  Matters arising from the Meeting of the Planning and Environment Committee held on 7 April 

2016:  There were no matters arising.  

P15/111.  Adjournment for questions from the public:  The Committee agreed to adjourn the Meeting in accordance with Clause 1(d) of Standing Orders, in order to receive questions from members of the public.  A member of the public spoke in connection with item P15/113.8. (Wych House, Halton Shaws, Hurstpierpoint DM/16/1468)).   A member of the public spoke in connection with item P15/113.11. (Sussex House, 23 Cuckfield Road, Hurstpierpoint DM/16/1565). 

P15/112.  Planning applications delegated to Committee Chairman and Vice-Chairman in accordance with Minute P15/036:  The Committee noted the following:   

P15/112.1.  Star House, Hurstpierpoint College, College Lane, Hurstpierpoint (DM/16/1356) Change of 

use from bursary to student facilities with associated internal alterations.  Alteration of existing timber sash windows on the ground floor (south elevation) from single glazed to double glazed timber sash windows.  

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted.  

P15/112.2.  Star House, Hurstpierpoint College, College Lane, Hurstpierpoint (DM/16/1358) Change of 

use from bursary to student facilities with associated internal alterations.  Alteration of existing timber sash windows on the ground floor (south elevation) from single glazed to double glazed timber sash windows. 

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted.  

P15/112.3.  38A High Street, Hurstpierpoint (DM/16/1421) Proposed fire escape to rear.  

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted. 

P15/112.4.  The Glebe, Trinity Road, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9XG (DM/16/1257) Cherry (T1) Fell.  

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted. 

P15/112.5.  Down House, 77 High Street, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9RE (DM/16/1585) (T1) Bay – reduce and reshape by 1m.  (T2) Holly – reduce by 2m.  (T3) Scots Pine – reduce 2 low limbs on eastern side by 1m.  (T4) Yew – raise crown to 3m, reduce western side by 1m.  (T5) Bay – raise crown to 3m, reduce western side by 1m.  (T6) Yew – remove limb on south side to balance crown.  

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted. 

P15/113.  Planning applications  – Committee decision:  The Committee is asked  consider the following and make RECOMMENDATIONS to the Planning authority: 

P15/113.1.  Lower Brook, London Road, Sayers Common (DM/16/1458) Proposed development of 11 chalets/bungalows, together with associated access and extensive local drainage solution.  

 RECOMMENDATION: Refusal, the proposed development is contrary to the following 

Neighbourhood Plan Policies: – 

Hurst C1 – Conserving & enhancing character Hurst C3 – Local Gaps & Coalescence 

Hurst H1 – (a) Enhance the existing Settlement Pattern of the village.  HurstH3 Sayers Common housing sites.  

P15/113.2.  Flintstones, Cuckfield Road, Ansty, RH17 5AL (DM/16/1324) Carport to front elevation. Tree house in front garden.  

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted. 

P15/113.3.  Hurstpierpoint College, Chalkers Lane, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9JS (DM/16/1325) New car parking area.  

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted. 

P15/113.4.  Hurstpierpoint College, College Lane, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9JS (DM/16/1559) Proposed partial demolition of ancillary buildings to accommodate new timber canopy to provide covered access way to main school building. 

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted. 

P15/113.5.  Hurstpierpoint College, College Lane, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9JS (DM/16/1564) Proposed partial demolition of ancillary buildings to accommodate new timber canopy to provide covered access way to main school building.  

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted. 

P15/113.6  Little Turrets, Malthouse Lane, Hurstpierpoint (DM/16/1349) Proposed first floor extension to create attic rooms and revision to existing vehicle access.  

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted. 

P15/113.7.  The Stables, Cobbs Mill, Mill Lane, Sayers Common, BN6 9HN (DM/16/1398) First floor extension to south elevation, new porch to west elevation and new window and roof light to north elevation.  

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted. 

P15/113.8.  Wych House, Halton Shaws, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9QR (DM/16/1468) Construction of a pair of semi-detached, two storey dwellings with associated landscaping works and new highway access.  

 RECOMMENDATION: Refusal – overlooking, over-development of the site, proximity to Conservation area currently being considered for extension which would include this site – Contrary to Neighbourhood Plan Policy Hurst C4 – Conservation Areas, new development. Unsuitable access. 

P15/113.9.  The Stables and Office, Pookbourne Lane, Sayers Common, BN6 9HD (DM/16/1555) Change 

of use of office building to dwelling house.  Occupation of dwelling house to be tied to cattery and fishery.  Change of use of livery stables to cattery. Change of use of lake to fishery.  Planning permission for changes of use to be for a 2 year temporary period.  Erection of 2.6m high fence.  

 RECOMMENDATION: Refusal. – Contrary to Neighbourhood Plan Countryside Policy Hurst C1 – conserving and enhancing character; and Aim 1 – Quiet lanes; MSDC Policies C12 and C13 (c) 

P15/113.10.  Land rear of 66-76 College Lane, Hurstpierpoint (DM/16/1560) Application for the approval of all reserved matters following outline application 14/03969/OUT for the demolition of buildings associated with car repair and commercial nursery, and erection of two no. detached dwellings. Minor amendments to the designs permitted under DM/15/5073. 

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted. 

P15/113.11.  Sussex House, 23 Cuckfield Road, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9RW (DM/16/1565) Application to determine whether prior approval is required for the change of use of existing office to form 7 dwellings.  

 RECOMMENDATION: A Full Planning Application is required although the committee would recommend refusal due to the significant lack of Parking and loss of Employment.  

P15/113.12.  Garden Cottage, New Way Lane, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9RB (SDNP/16/00902/HOUS) Barn to rear of Garden Cottage (amendments to permission ref SDNP/14/01923/HOUS).  

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted. 

P15/113.13.  Goddards Green Wastewater Treatment Works, Cuckfield Road, RH17 5AL 

(WSCC/016/16/HP) Erection of combined heat and power plant kiosk.  

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted. 

P15/114.  MSDC Planning Decisions: (All as HP&SCPC recommendation, except where noted.) P15/114.1. Granted: The Committee noted permissions granted by MSDC: 

  1. (a) Hornsdene Farm, Pookbourne Lane, Sayers Common (DM/16/0714) Application for determination as to whether prior approval is required for the change of use of 2 agricultural buildings to become 2 no. independent residential units.  This application does include building operations necessary to convert the buildings to residential use.  

HP&SCPC RECOMMENDATION: A full planning application is required although the committee would recommend refusal as the application would be contrary to Neighbourhood Plan Policies:  Hurst C1 Conserving and enhancing character, Hurst C3 Local Gaps and preventing Coalescence and Countryside Aim 1 Quiet Lanes.  

  1. (b) Windmill Nursery, High Hatch Lane, Hurstpierpoint (DM/16/0753) Application for determination as to whether prior approval is required for the change of use of an agricultural building to become a residential dwelling (C3 use class), to provide separate independent accommodation for elderly relatives.  

HP&SCPC RECOMMENDATION: A full planning application is required although the committee would recommend refusal as the application would be contrary to Neighbourhood Plan Policies:  Hurst C1 Conserving and enhancing character, Hurst C3 Local Gaps and preventing Coalescence and Countryside Aim 1 Quiet Lanes. 

  1. (c) 173 and 175 High Street, Hurstpierpoint (DM/15/4805) Remove and replace chimney with stock brickwork as original.  (d)  Ribbetts House, Trinity Road, Hurstpierpoint (DM/15/5057) Creation of new crossover and 9 no. new parking spaces.  

Conversion of communal area into new 1 bedroom/2 person flat.  

  1. (e) 3 Network, Telecommunications Mast BN0026, Bullfinch Lane, Hurstpierpoint (DM/16/0800) Upgrade of electronic communications installation including 15m monopole with 3 no. shrouded antennas, 2 no. 300mm diameter dish antennas, 2 no. equipment cabinets and ancillary works.  
  2. (f) Northbrooks, Danworth Lane, Hurstpierpoint (DM/16/1146) Proposed agricultural road.  

HP&SCPC RECOMMENDATION: Refusal – insufficient grounds to support Agricultural use. Unattractive and detrimental to the Countryside.  

  1. (g) Land South of A2300, Burgess Hill (DM/16/0007) Reserved matters application for landscaping only, relating to planning permission 13/01618/OUT.  
  2. (h) Butchers Barn, High Street, Hurstpierpoint (DM/16/1164) 1 Silver Birch to front of house – reduce canopy by up to 1.5m in radial spread.  1 Silver Birch in rear garden – reduce canopy by up to 1.5m in radial spread.  
  3. (i) Firs Trees, 3 The Nook, Sayers Common (DM/16/0843) Demolition of existing bay window and its pitched roof.  Construction of a single storey extension with lean to pitched roof and formation of a patio adjacent to extension.  

P15/114.2. Refused:  The Committee noted refusals by MSDC:   

(a) Dapps, New Way Lane, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9BD (SDNP/16/01573/NMA) Non material adjustment to application SDNP/15/06450/HOUS.  Additional glazed section to North Elevation.  

P15/115. Information Items: The Committee was asked to note the following and comment were required. P15/115.1.  Determining planning applications – Mid Sussex District Council:  The District Solicitor has issued advice on determining applications and the role of Neighbourhood Plans.  (Ref:  MSDC Tom Clarke ltr 1 April 2016) P15/115.2.  West Sussex Joint Minerals Plan:  WSCC are consulting on the content of the draft Plan.  There are two site allocations, in Steyning and West Hoathly, and no direct impacts on the Parish area.  (Ref:  West Sussex Joint Minerals Plan;  www.westsussex.gov.uk/mwdf) 

P15/115.3.  CPRE – Fieldwork – Spring 2016:  (Available in the Parish Office.)  

P15/115.4.  CPRE – Countryside Voice  – Spring 2016:  (Available in the Parish Office.) 

P15/116.  CONFIDENTIAL Matters: 

The Committee was asked to determine whether to close the meeting to the public and the press under the Public Bodies (Admissions to Meetings) Act 1960 to discuss the following items: RESOLVED: To close the meeting to the public and the press under the Public Bodies (Admissions to meetings) Act 1960.  

P15/116.1.  District Plan 2016:  Following a consultative meeting with MSDC on 27 January 2016, the Clerk has written to the District Council, on the instruction of the Chairman, Vice-chairman, and chairmen of Planning Committee and the Strategic Planning Working Group.  The letter refers to a commercial in confidence report on the District Plan proposals for a Science and Technology Park and the contents remain confidential at this stage.  (Ref:  CONFIDENTIAL HP&SCPC ltr Science + technology Park  26 April 2016)   

There being no other business the meeting closed at   9.21 pm      Chairman 

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