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Hurstpierpoint & Sayers Common
Parish Council

Planning & Environment Committee

July 24, 2019

MINUTES of the meeting of the Planning Committee on Thursday 18 July 2019 at 8.00 pm in the Village Centre, Trinity Road, Hurstpierpoint.  

Committee Members Present 

Tony Lank (Chairman)  Michael Avery  David Evans   Stephen Hand  Allan Brown  Julia Shorrocks  Rodney Jackson  Seth Jee  Peter Griffiths  

Also Present:   

  Helen Valler Assistant Clerk  

  Lorna Cooksey Assistant Clerk  

P19/013 Apologies for Absence and Declarations of Interest:  Apologies received from Bob Sampson and John 

Lowman. Cllr Jee declared a personal interest on item P19.017.15 Brushwood Farm Cuckfield Road Ansty Haywards Heath West Sussex RH17 5AL. DM/19/2316.  

P19/014 Minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 20 June 2019:    The minutes were received and accepted by the Committee and signed by the Chairman.  

RESOLVED:  The Minutes of the meeting of 20 June 2019 are adopted. 

P19/015 Matters arising from the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on 20 June 2019:  There were no matters arising.  

P19/016 Adjournment for questions from the public: The Committee agreed to adjourn the meeting in accordance with Clause 1(d) of Standing Orders to allow members of the public to speak.  There were no members of the public present. 

P19/017 Planning applications – Committee decision:  The Committee considered the following and made RECOMMENDATIONS to the Planning authority: 

  1. (1) Pook Barn Pookbourne Lane Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9HD. DM/19/1972. 

Retrospective application for demolition of barn and erection of a four bedroom dwelling 

      RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted   

  1. (2) Northbrooks Danworth Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9LW. DM/19/2208. Erection 

of first floor side/rear extension for use as an annex ancillary to the main dwelling. 

    RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted 

  1. (3) Park Cottage Manor Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9UL. DM/19/2277. Cherry (T1) 

– Remove stem pushing on fence 

    RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted 

  1. (4) The Old Barn Southbrooks Farm Danworth Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9LW. 

DM/19/2236. Demolition of existing buildings and erection of a two bedroom dwelling house.       RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted  

  1. (5) 16 Layton Fields Close Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9YH. DM/19/2241. Single storey rear extension (amendments to plans 03.07.2019). 

      RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted   

  1. (6) Little Park Farm Marchants Close Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9UZ. DM/19/2344. 

Application for determination as to whether prior approval is required for the change of use of an agricultural building to 4 dwelling houses and for associated operational development. 

      RECOMMENDATION: Prior approval is required. To measure potential impact on the conservation area. Refer to refused application DM/19/0824  

  1. (7) 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 and two storey extensions to the side elevation with internal alterations and associated minor hard and soft landscaping works. (Amended plans and description 25.06.2019)  

      RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted  

  1. (8) 167 Cuckfield Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9RT. DM/19/2327. Two storey side extension including room in the roof with two new rear dormers. Single storey rear extension. Porch to front

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted   

  1. (9) Former Packing Shed Land To Rear Of 85 College Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9AE. 

DM/19/2540. Variation of condition 2 of planning permission DM/15/1982 (allowed on appeal ref: 

APP/D3830/W/15/3139204) to substitute Drawing no. 429.03B (in place of 429.03A) showing the development that has been implemented.  

  RECOMMENDATION: No comment  

  1. 10) Land Adjacent To 3 Hassocks Road Hurstpierpoint West Sussex. DM/19/2663. Sycamore Tree (T1) – 

Fell 

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted  

  1. 11) 155A High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9PU. DM/19/2657.Change of use from 

Retail (A1) to residential (C3), including alteration to front elevation. 

This item was removed from the agenda, while MSDC Planning await further documents in order to validate the application. 

  1. 12) Land South Of A2300 Gatehouse Lane Goddards Green West Sussex. DM/19/2641. Employment 

development comprising up to 40,695sqm (Class B1(b), B1(c), B2, and B8) with ancillary offices, car parking and associated infrastructure. Access to be determined. 

 RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted – Strongly recommend that measures are taken to discourage HGV’s over 7.5 tons from turning left at the exit to Cuckfield Road.    Pedestrian access from the Bus Stop on A2300 to the proposed Units on the west side of the Development needs to be improved. 

  1. 13) 16 Fairfield Crescent Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9SF. DM/19/2676. Hip to gable loft conversion with rear dormer to create first floor. 

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted  

  1. 14) 10 Brown Twins Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9XT. DM/19/2674. Proposed twostorey extension to front/side. Two new high level windows to west elevation of first floor Master Bedroom. 

  RECOMMENDATION: Refusal – over development of site, loss of privacy, un-neighbourly 

  1. 15) Brushwood Farm Cuckfield Road Ansty Haywards Heath West Sussex RH17 5AL. DM/19/2316. 

Demolition of existing conservatory with part single storey/two storey side extension, including new rear facing dormer. Single storey infill extension between garage building and property with garage converted and additional internal alterations. 

  RECOMMENDATION: Permission is granted  

  1. 16) 66 Wickham Hill Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9NP. DM/19/2678. Loft alterations including enlargement of existing dormer. 

  RECOMMENDATION: Refusal – un-neighbourly 

P19/018 Street Naming: 

The committee is asked to consider a request from MSDC Street Naming Officer. New dwellings on the site of Filberts, Albourne Road (DM/16/4861).  The developer has put forward a proposed street name of Filberts.  Please can you consider this along with any of your own suggestions. 

  RESOLVED: The committee agreed to a suggestion of ‘Fred Holman (Close?)’, after a WW1 hero from the village. 

P19/019 MSDC Planning Decisions: (All as HP&SCPC recommendation, except where noted.) 

(1)  Granted: The Committee noted permissions granted by MSDC: 

  1. a) 40 Nursery Close Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9WA.DM/19/1816. Erection of rear conservatory.  
  2. b) 2 South Avenue Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QB. DM/19/1336. To replace a wooden cabin in the garden with a new one. 
  3. c) Martlet House Annexe Hurstpierpoint College College Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9JS. 

DM/19/2042. Demolition of annexe 

  1. d) Duke Of York London Road Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9HY. DM/19/1316. Revised description: Retrospective application for a side bonnet dormer, amendment to internal layout to first and second floor to create 3 x one bed flats. Addition of pagoda to public house southern elevation to be used by clientele. HPP&SC PC recommended refusal 
  2. e) 71 College Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9AE. DM/19/1917. T1 and T2 Leylandii – Fell 
  3. f) Washbrook View Church Fields Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9TU. DM/19/1458. Demolition of two timber sheds; new garden wall and gate; change driveway surface from asphalt to gravel; replacement windows and external finish to roof dormers (amended plans received 06/06). 
  4. g) Nortonbury 102 High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9PX. DM/19/1878. New windows to replace existing redundant shopfront and replacement windows at 1st floor level. 
  5. h) Langton Grange Langton Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9HB.  DM/19/1523. Demolish existing bay window to rear and replace with new extended bay window. Internal alterations to ground, first and second floor levels. 

Replace all existing windows (including 6 existing rooflights at second floor level). 

  1. i) Langton Grange Langton Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9HB. DM/19/1528. Demolish existing bay window to rear and replace with new extended bay window. Internal alterations to ground, first and second floor levels. 

Replace all existing windows (including 6 existing rooflights at second floor level). 

  1. j) Land At Erskine Cottage Brighton Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9EF. DM/19/1906. This application seeks to confirm that a meaningful and lawful start has occurred under the details approved under planning reference DM/16/4809. 
  2. k) Lodge Cottage South Avenue Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QB. DM/19/1837. Alterations to existing roof to create additional bedroom in loft space. 
  1. (2) Refused: The Committee noted refusals by MSDC: (All as HP&SCPC recommendation, except where noted)  No notifications received 
  1. (3) Withdrawn: The Committee noted withdrawn applications:  

a) Nursery Cottage 2A Western Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9TA. DM/19/1706. Division of site and erection of new 4 bedroom, 2 storey dwelling. Demolition of existing detached garage with replacement attached library/garage extension to existing property 

(4)   Appeals: The Committee noted planning appeals: 

a) Maltings Farm Malthouse Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks. AP/19/0049. Demolition of outbuildings. Erection of 5 dwellings. Amended location plan received 22.06.2018 to include proposed access. 

There being no other business the meeting closed at 8.48 pm     Chairman 

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