Committee Members are summoned to attend the MEETING of the Planning & Environment Committee to be held on Thursday 5th January 2023 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 23th December 2022
Committee Membership: Cllr Julia Shorrocks (Chair), Cllr Tony Lank (Vice-Chair), Cllr David Evans, Cllr John Lowman Cllr Michael Avery, Cllr Martin Machan, Cllr Bob Sampson, Cllr Allan Brown, Cllr Helen Bedford, (two vacancies).
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 1st December 2022: To receive and accept the minutes.
4. Matters arising from the Meeting of the Planning & Environment Committee held on 1st December 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 35 Manor Gardens Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9UG. DM/22/3596. Loft conversion, new rooflights and patio door. Lawful Development Certificate.
6.2 2 Berrylands Farm Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9XH. DM/22/3618. Variation of Condition 2 of planning approval DM/21/3831 – To include minor modification to the elevations of the approved extension by substitution of the approved drawings as listed in DM/21/3811, with the proposed amended drawings submitted with this application. Variation of Condition.
6.3 53 College Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9AD. DM/22/3640. Beech Tree (T1)- Fell. Trees in a Conservation Area.
6.4 Glenstriven St Georges Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QX. DM/22/3699. T1 – Large Beech Tree – reduce the two lowest limbs back to appropriate growth points as close to the property boundary as possible. Tree surgery.
6.5 Abberton House 6 Hassocks Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QN. DM/22/3733. G1 Beech trees – reduce height by 5-6m back to previous pruning points. Trees in a Conservation Area.
6.6 Trinity Court Brown Twins Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9XS. DM/22/3825. T1 Holm Oak – reduce overhang to Trinity Court (Northern side of crown) by 2m. T2 Lime – remove lowest limb on North side back to main trunk and reduce remaining overhang to Trinity court on North Side by 2m. Tree Surgery.
6.7 Tibbiwell St Georges Place Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QT. DM/22/3793. Variation of condition no. 2 of planning application DM/21/4306 – Conditioned drawing numbers to be updated with the revised drawing numbers due to materials changed. Variation of Condition.
6.8 The Meadows Little Park Farm Marchants Close Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9UZ. DM/22/3843.
Proposed single-storey porch extension.
6.9 191 Cuckfield Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9RT. DM/22/3846. Erection of rear Conservatory and associated works.
6.10 7 Wickham Drive Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9AP. DM/22/3870. Construction of a single storey, flat roof rear extension and garage conversion (amended description 23/12). Lawful Development Certificate.
7. Planning applications – Committee decision: The Committee is asked toconsider the following and make RECOMMENDATIONS to the Planning authority:
7.1 Plot 1 – 4, The Hub Land South Of A2300 Gatehouse Lane Goddards Green West Sussex. DM/22/2676. Application for approval of reserved matters on Plots 1-4 of landscape, appearance, layout and scale, to provide flexible employment units across use classes B1b, B1c, B2 and B8, with ancillary offices at The Hub, pursuant to permission DM/20/3614. (Amended Plans received on 01/12/2022 showing revised elevational treaments and additional landscpaing information).
7.2 Little Shepherds Gatehouse Lane Goddards Green Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9LE. DM/22/3655. Proposal to demolish the existing defective building and replace it with a new, energy efficient detached chalet style house together with attached garage and vehicle parking.
7.3 Land To West Of Goldcrest Drive Sayers Meadow Sayers Common West Sussex. DM/22/2012. Erection of a 2 storey, 66 bed care home for older people with associated access, car parking and landscaping. (Additional drainage information and plans received 2nd September 2022). (Amended plans received 8th December 2022 showing a revised design and elevation treatments and amendments to parking area).
7.4 Applegarth Halton Shaws Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QR. DM/22/3749. Proposed rear and part side extension, and part roof extension to the side.
7.5 18 Meadow View Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9GB. DM/22/3753. Creation of new access and dropped kerb
7.6 Opposite 9 Brown Twins Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9XT. DM/22/3761. G4, Please view tree schedule on plan. Tree Surgery.
7.7 Hurstpierpoint College College Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9JS. DM/22/3789. Extension to the existing boarding house to form eight new boarding rooms and associated facilities, including two staff flats and associated alterations.
7.8 Garden House South Avenue Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QB. DM/22/3838. Proposed removal of existing rooflight to rear bedroom and formation of new Juliette Balcony with pitched dormer roof
8. MSDC Planning Decisions: (All as H&SC PC recommendation, except where noted).
8.1 Granted: to note permissions granted by MSDC:
a) Garden House South Avenue Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QB. DM/22/2988. Retrospective application for a new dwelling including minor alterations, reduced ridge height, small increase in eaves height, revised brick gable design and revised landscaping and drainage details.
b) 19 Berrylands Farm Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9XH. DM/22/3186. The change of use from garage to a reception room with internal door access to the main house. Infill of existing garage front door opening with brickwork and casement window all founded on a new concrete footing. Infilling of the entrance brickwall enclosure with a closed porchway with glazed new front door and window with the reuse of the existing lean-to roof.
c) Three Trees 29 Iden Hurst Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9XZ. DM/22/3073. Enlargement of a window and doors to rear façade and all associated works.
d) 1 Berrylands Cottages London Road Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9HX. DM/22/2607. Demolition of shed, double garage and conservatory. Proposed ground floor side and rear extension on its place. (landscaping shown on elevations received 22/11)
e) The Manor House 3 Albert Silsby Place Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9YG. DM/22/2745. Change of use of land from agricultural to residential and provision of a native soft landscaping scheme. (Corrected Landscape and Visual Appraisal recieved 13.09.2022) (Amended plan received 18.11.2022)
f) 88 Western Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9TB. DM/22/3417. Crab apple (T1) reduce crown by up to 1m, back to previous pruning points. Rowan (T2) reduce crown by up to 1m, back to previous pruning points. Hawthorn (T3) reduce crown by up to 1m, back to previous pruning points.
g) Nationwide Building Society 58 High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9RG. DM/22/3312. Prior Approval change of use from a Building Society (Class E) to residential (Class C3)
h) 156 Western Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9TD. DM/22/3553. Horse Chestnut – fell.
i) 156 Western Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9TD. DM/22/3559. Beech Tree – crown reduce by 2 metres. Bay tree- reduce crown by 2-3 metres and thin by 20%
j) Hampton Lodge 2 Hassocks Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QN. DM/22/3579. Oak – Fell
k) West Furlong West Furlong Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9RH. DM/22/3584. Birch (T1) – reduce crown by 2m. Beech (T2) – reduce crown by 2m
l) 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. (H&SC PC recommended refusal)
m) Box House Poultry Farm Albourne Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9ES. DM/22/2956. Retrospective – Change of use of site and existing buildings from storage purposes 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. AMENDED PLAN received 21/11/2022 showing driveway to Flinthurst.
n) Fourwinds College Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9AD. DM/22/2973. 1.5 storey side extension. (one full floor with rooms in the roof space). Amended plans received 16.11.2022 to show design amendments to the proposed extension
m) Kenilworth Albourne Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9UA. DM/22/3392. Construction of an oak-framed porch extension to the front elevation. Remodelling of the existing single-storey rear extension to include a flat roof lantern and fenestration changes. Internal alterations to include remodelling of mezzanine level to provide additional bedroom accommodation. Timber pergola to rear elevation. Insertion of Velux windows within existing pitched roof. Demolition of existing lean-to to the west elevation. New bin, log and cycle storage structures. Associated hard and soft landscaping works.
8.2 Refused: to note refusals by MSDC:
a) Oak Cottage Chalkers Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9LP. DM/22/3043. Retrospective erection of a 1.8m fence. (H&SC PC recommended approval)
8.3 Withdrawn: to note withdrawn applications:
a) 3 Highfield Drive Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9AT. DM/22/3248. Proposed front porch of less than 3m² external area, internal alterations and window alterations, existing flat roof dormer changed to pitch roof.
8.4 Appeals: to note planning appeals:
a) Pook Barn Pookbourne Lane Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9HD. AP/22/0010. Retrospective application for demolition of barn and erection of a four bedroom dwelling.
The role of the Planning Committee in planning decisions:
- 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.
- 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.)
- The Parish Council has delegated its decision-making to the Planning Committee, which is authorised to express the Council’s view.
- 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.
- 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.