Committee Members are summoned to attend the MEETING of the Planning & Environment Committee to be held on Thursday 5th November 2020 at 7.30pm via Microsoft Teams Video Conferencing.
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Sarah Groom CLERK TO THE COUNCIL 30th October 2020
Committee Membership: Cllr Martin Machan (Chair), Cllr Tony Lank (Vice-Chair), Cllr Michael Avery, Cllr David Evans, Cllr Stephen Hand, Cllr Julia Shorrocks, Cllr John Lowman, Cllr Seth Jee, Cllr Bob Sampson, Cllr Allan Brown, Cllr Peter Griffiths.
1. Apologies for Absence: To receive and accept apologies for absence.
2. Declarations of Interest: To receive and note any declarations of interest
3. Minutes of the Planning & Environment Committee held on 1 October 2020: To receive and accept the minutes
4. Matters arising from the Meeting of the Planning & Environment Committee held on 1 October 2020: 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 15 Highfield Drive Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9AT. DM/20/3509. Single storey rear extension, new ground floor side window and ground floor side window relocation.
6.2 8 St Georges Place Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QT. DM/20/3508. Front ‘infill’ single storey extension.
6.3 Coppers Policemans Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9TW. DM/20/3571. T1 and T2 Yew – raise crowns over lane to approx 3m. T3 and T4 Beech – crown lift over road to approx 5m. T5 Holly – reduce back encroachment to road. T6 Sycamore – Fell. T7 Sycamore – reduce back encroachment to neighbours’ roof by 2m.
6.4 2 Berrylands Cottages London Road Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9HX. DM/20/3709. Proposed loft conversion. Lawful Development Certificate.
6.5 Spenny Thorne 13 Wilderness Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9XD. DM/20/2883. Retrospective application for a rear garden wall with fence screen, raised flower bed and patio, partial retrospective for wooden pergola.
6.6 46 College Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9AH. DM/20/3854. Single storey rear extension.
7. Planning applications – Committee decision: The Committee is asked toconsider the following and make RECOMMENDATIONS to the Planning authority:
7.1 Alders Farm Brighton Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9EE.DM/20/2704. Conversion of temporary residential dwelling to permanent residential dwelling with associated external alterations. Agricultural report received.
7.2 29 Fairfield Crescent Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9SF. DM/20/3552. Hip to gable loft conversion with roof lights and rear facing dormer to create first floor.
7.3 126C High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9PX. DM/20/3488. Change of use from class E to sui generis (hot food take away). Alterations to rear elevation.
7.4 40 High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9RG. DM/20/3586. Birch (T1) – fell
7.5 South Lodge South Avenue Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QB. DM/20/3522. Replace a single storey garage and store with a new two storey garage with dormer windows and an attached bin store
7.6 184 Western Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9TE. DM/20/3635. T1 Magnolia – reduce crown by 1.5 metres, T2 Robinia – reduce crown by 1 metre, T3 Gleditsia – fell, T4 Wellingtonia – raise crown on South side to 3 metres.
7.7 Little Croft South Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9YD. DM/20/3651. T1 Magnolia – reduce crown by 1 metre.
7.8 Land South Of A2300 Gatehouse Lane Goddards Green West Sussex. DM/20/3614. Variation of condition 18 of application DM/19/2641 to provide a further 15,000 sqm capable of being occupied for Class B8 purposes.
7.9 Land South Of A2300 Gatehouse Lane Goddards Green West Sussex. DM/20/3649. Removal of condition no 24 of application DM/19/2641, to remove restriction of use of the development prior to implementation and opening in full to public traffic of West Sussex County Council’s “A2300 Improvements”.
7.10 White Oaks London Road Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9HT. DM/20/3536. Ground floor extension to rear and side, new entrance hall with reconfigured staircase, new car port, new attached garage, first floor extension to both sides and demolition of existing timber car port shed.
7.11 14 Cuckfield Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9SA. DM/20/3867. Magnolia (front of house) – Cut back to last year’s growth point. Branches to be cut no more than 3” in diameter. Cherry tree, Holly tree, Fan Magnolia, Strawberry tree, White Beam, Katsura tree (Rear of house) – Cut back to last year’s growth points. Branches to be cut no more than 3” in diameter.
7.12 Butchers Barn High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9PU. DM/20/3905. (T1) Silver Birch – reduce canopy by up to 2m in height and lateral spread. (G2) 2x Damsons – fell.
7.13 Bridgers Farm Langton Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9HA. DM/20/3882. Change of use from agriculture buildings to form flexible commercial use.
7.14 The Thatch Mill Lane Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9HN. DM/20/3822. Two storey side extension. Single storey rear extension with internal alterations.
7.15 The Thatch Mill Lane Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9HN. DM/20/3828. Two storey side extension. Single storey rear extension with internal alterations. Listed Building Consent
7.16 The Stables Pookbourne Lane Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9HD. DM/20/3721. Change of use of fishery lake to fishery with angling.
7.17 Pavilion House Unit 1 Suite A King Business Centre Reeds Lane Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9LS. DM/20/3947. Erection of a bin store and installation of an a/c plant.
8. Licensing Applications: The Committee is asked toconsider the following and make RECOMMENDATIONS to the Planning authority:
8.1 The Sussex Afternoon Tea Co., 8 Pierce Place Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 9YL. LI/20/1146 The Sussex Afternoon Tea Co is my company making and delivering afternoon teas to customers in their homes, businesses or celebration venues. I wish to offer alcohol such as a bottle of wine, prosecco or premixed cans of gin and tonic to enhance the choices available to my customers.
8. MSDC Planning Decisions: (All as H&SCPC recommendation, except where noted).
8.1. Granted: to note permissions granted by MSDC:
a) 45 Wickham Hill Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9NP. DM/20/2472. Demolition of existing single storey extension and construction of replacement two storey side extension, with infill single storey extension to rear. Extension and alteration of rear roof terrace over existing ground floor.
b) The Stables Eastern House 27 Hassocks Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QH. DM/20/2730. Pittosporum (T1) Fell Hawthorn (T2) – Reduce crown by 0.5m.
c) 17 Lynton Close Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9AN. DM/20/2532. Demolition of existing conservatory. Proposed single storey rear extension and proposed new obscured glazed window on east elevation.
d) 4 Park Close Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9XA. DM/20/2809. Proposed single storey extension to form a utility room and cloakroom together with internal kitchen alterations.
e) Land To Rear Of South Lodge South Avenue Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QB. DM/20/2493. Variation of condition Number 2 of DM/19/0059. To vary the plans and elevations referred to under “Plans Referred to in Consideration of this Application”, to agree minor modifications to the elevations and internal layout. To substitute the drawings 1061-PA-011A, 1061-PA-012A, 1061-PA-013A and 1061-PA-010E with the following submitted drawings 1107-19-A01, 1107-19-A02c, 1107-19-A03c and 1107-19-A04c.
f) 97 College Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9AE. DM/20/2972. Shed at rear of garden.
g) 63 Wickham Hill Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9NR. DM/20/2964. Demolition of an existing conservatory and construction of new single storey side and rear extensions with internal alterations and new front porch
h) Eastern House 27 Hassocks Road Hurstpierpoint West Sussex BN6 9QH. DM/20/3003. Replacement of collapsed and leaning sections of the boundary wall between Nos. 23 and 27
i) Eastern House 27 Hassocks Road Hurstpierpoint West Sussex BN6 9QH. DM/20/3006. Replacement of collapsed and leaning sections of the boundary wall between Nos. 23 & 27
j) 7 Hassocks Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QH. DM/20/3056. Removal of fireplace, internal wall and associated chimney breast and supporting of retained structure above. Fixing shut of door and lining over with associated removal of architrave and removal of door furniture to be retained for possible future reinstatement.
k) Dean House Cottage Cuckfield Road Goddards Green Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9LQ. DM/20/3024. Proposed detached garden studio
l) 14 Layton Fields Close Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9YH. DM/20/3045. Construction of a garden building for home office use.
m) 53 The Grange Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9FD. DM/20/3570. Nonmaterial amendment of DM/20/2272 to replace proposed balcony with two velux roof windows.
n) 94 College Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9AJ. DM/20/2647. (Amended plans received 17/09/2020) Two storey rear extension, first floor side extension, dormer and roof windows, removal of front bay windows with remodelling of front elevation and external alterations.
o) 10 Brown Twins Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9XT. DM/19/0669. 2 x Conifers – Fell. (HPP&SC PC recommended refusal)
p) Apple Garth 32A College Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9AQ. DM/20/3385. Ash Tree – Fell
q) Contego Safety Wearmaster House Malthouse Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9LA. DM/20/3137. Variation of Conditions 1 and 4 relating to planning reference DM/19/5177 to amend the layout of the development and to provide an amended acoustic assessment.
r) 38 Western Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9TA. DM/20/3448. T1 Sycamore – fell
s) 1 Oakfield London Road Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9HT. DM/20/2621. Conversion of existing double garage into habitable room and erection of replacement detached double garage (Corrected plan received 18.09.2020 showing consistent roof design)
t) Stables Annexe North End Farm Cuckfield Road Hurstpierpoint West Sussex. DM/19/1280. Retrospective application for the change of use of the Annex building from ancillary to a separate residential dwelling.
u) 4 St Lawrence Way Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9SH. DM/20/3420. Two storey extension with dormers to the side elevations, juliet balcony to the front and recessed balcony to the rear.
v) South Of Albourne Road Land At Grid Reference 526981 116495 Bullfinch Lane Hurstpierpoint West Sussex. DM/20/3505. This scheme includes alterations to the high voltage (HV) overhead line at South of Albourne Road, Hassocks BN6 9ER. The works involve installation of stay wires at pole 616524 to allow part of the existing line, poles and supports to be removed by installation of HV underground cable.
8.2 Refused: to note refusals by MSDC:
a) Barn Southwest Of Pakyns House Bullfinch Lane Hurstpierpoint West Sussex. DM/20/2941. Application for determination as to whether prior approval is required for the change of use from agricultural barn to a single unit 2-bed dwelling house (Use Class C3) and associated building operations under Class Q(b).
b) The Stables Pookbourne Lane Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9HD. DM/20/1567. Retrospective application to remove condition 4 of DM/16/5066 to allow up to 3 anglers per day to fish from the lake (HPP&SC PC recommended permission)
c) Little Park Farm Marchants Close Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9UZ. DM/20/1533. Removal of an existing barn, mobile home and other outbuildings. Construction of 3 dwellings. Amended plans received 16.06.2020. (HPP&SC PC recommended permission)
8.3. Withdrawn: to note withdrawn applications:
a) Buff Cottage Reeds Lane Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9JG. DM/20/2846. Removal of condition No: 5 of Planning Permission DM/18/1193 to allow the ancillary building to become an independent dwelling (Retrospective).
8.4 Appeals: to note planning appeals:
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) and the Neighbourhood Plan PARISH 2031. 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.
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