Committee Members are summoned to attend the MEETING of the Planning & Environment Committee to be held on Thursday 6th January 2022 at 7.30pm, to be held at Court Bushes Community Hub, off Willow Way, Hurstpierpoint. Members of the public have a right to and are invited, to attend the meeting.
Please note we strongly recommend the Government’s COVID guidelines are followed.
Sarah Groom CLERK TO THE COUNCIL 31st December 2021
Committee Membership: Cllr Julia Shorrocks (Chair), Cllr Tony Lank (Vice-Chair), Cllr Michael Avery, Cllr David Evans, Cllr Martin Machan, Cllr John Lowman, Cllr Seth Jee, Cllr Bob Sampson, Cllr Allan Brown, Cllr Helen Bedford.
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 2nd December 2021: To receive and accept the minutes
4. Matters arising from the Meeting of the Planning & Environment Committee held on 2nd December 2021: 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 Martins St Georges Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QX. DM/21/4120. Magnolia (T1) – Reduce crown by 1m. Pear (T2) – Reduce overhanging branches to neighbouring property on Northern side by 5m . Hazel (T3) – reduce crown by 2m. Apple (T3) – Reduce crown by 1m. Trees in a Conservation Area.
6.2 Land North Of Reeds Lane Reeds Lane Sayers Common West Sussex. DM/21/3648. Poly tunnels for use in commercial food production – three 6 x 18m poly tunnels for propagation and vegetable growing.
6.3 5 Mill Lane Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9HN. DM/21/3816. Single-storey rear extension for proposed conservatory
6.4 2 Berrylands Farm Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9XH. DM/21/3811. (Amended Plan and description 06/12/2021) Proposed single storey rear orangery extension to living room with flat roof canopy extending over rear of study, including formation of new french door to existing study window; with partial vertical timber cladding to existing rear and side elevation. Increase in height of rear boundary treatment to 2.3 metres with timber boarding on top of the existing wall.
6.5 7 Maude Singer Way Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9GF. DM/21/4184. Loft conversion with two dormers and a roof light to the front and a dormer and a roof light to the rear.
6.6 20 Cuckfield Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9SA. DM/21/4252. Apple Tree – Fell. Trees in a Conservation Area.
6.7 Redroofs Halton Shaws Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QR. DM/21/4287. Maples T1 and T2 – Pollard of approximate 3-4 metres. Trees in a Conservation Area.
6.8 8 Ribbetts Cottages High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9PZ. DM/21/4300. T1 and T2 Cherry – reduce crown by 1m. Trees in a Conservation Area.
6.9 Tibbiwell St Georges Place Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QT. DM/21/4306. Single-storey rear extension and associated internal alterations.
6.10 11 Nursery Close Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9WA. DM/21/4220. Single storey extension to the rear/side.
6.11 4 Lynton Close Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9AN. DM/21/4326. Loft conversion with side dormer. Lawful Development Certificate.
7. Planning applications – Committee decision: The Committee is asked toconsider the following and make RECOMMENDATIONS to the Planning authority:
7.1 St Johns House Sixth Form Hurstpierpoint College Chalkers Lane Hurstpierpoint West Sussex. DM/21/4020.
Proposed conversion of loft space into a 2no bedroom staff flat and formation of associated dormer.
7.2 28 Iden Hurst Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9XZ. DM/21/4018. First floor rear extension.
7.3 18 Cuckfield Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9SA. DM/21/4100. Proposed single storey extension to the rear & roof conversion to existing detached property. Together with new entrance gates.
7.4 Oaklands Park Farm High Hatch Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9LH. DM/21/4151. Conversion of barn to form five-bedroom dwelling.
7.5 108 Western Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9TB. DM/21/3696. (Amended description and plans received 06.12.2021) Proposed single storey rear extension and replacement of all windows to white PVC.
7.6 Corner House Manor Gardens Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9UG. DM/21/4261. Single storey side and rear extensions. Alteration of existing parking area to front garden.
7.7 Pickhams Cottage Cuckfield Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9LL. DM/21/4197. (Additional plans received 21/12/2021). Replacement of existing outbuilding with new outbuilding, re-gravel existing driveway, new electric timber gates and new low level bollard lighting.
7.8 Pickhams Cottage Cuckfield Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9LL. DM/21/4198. (Additional plans received 21/12/2021). Replacement of existing outbuilding with new outbuilding, re-gravel existing driveway, new electric timber gates and new low level bollard lighting. Listed Building Consent.
7.9 Burgess Hill Northern Arc, Land North And North West Of Burgess Hill, Between Bedelands Nature Reserve In The East And, Goddard’s Green Waste Water Treatment Works In The West. DM/21/3279. Application under Section 73 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) seeking alterations to conditions 5 (approved parameter plans), 6 (accordance with Design Guide) , 7 (requirement for a Design Principles Statement), 11 (archaeological investigation), 22 (sustainable drainage) and 35 (restriction of development within 15m of ancient woodland), removal of conditions 50 (public transport strategy) and 51 (phase public transport strategy) on planning permission DM/18/5114 to allow amendments to site boundary, densities and heights, parameters of road layout, proposed land uses, right of way improvements & drainage outfalls, require general accordance with the Street Design and Adoption Manual, allow phased submission details for archaeology and drainage details and require a public transport strategy and financial contributions towards the public transport strategy to be secured in the legal agreement. Amendments to the legal agreement associated with the amendments to the conditions and additional amendments to ensure continuous delivery of the Green Circle through open space parcels OS3.3 and OS3.4 in advance of the development of these parcels, agreement of Land Specification for the Centre for Outdoor Sports within 12 months of commencement and temporary maintenance of drainage basins within Centre for Outdoor Sport site (Amended description 20.12.21 to include amendments detailed in letter dated 17.12.21 by Aecom)
7.10 88 Wickham Hill Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9NR. DM/21/3632. Proposed double garage to the front of the house.
7.11 3 Kingsland Cottages Reeds Lane Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9JG. DM/21/4127. Single storey rear extension to replace existing conservatory, and front entrance porch.
7.12 Bridgers Cottage Langton Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9HA. DM/21/4340. Replacement of window and apron with double doors. Listed Building Consent.
8. MSDC Planning Decisions: (All as H&SCPC recommendation, except where noted).
8.1 Granted: to note permissions granted by MSDC:
a) Streams Farm Cuckfield Road Ansty Haywards Heath West Sussex RH17 5AL. DM/21/3401. Demolish existing dwelling and replace with a two-storey dwelling
b) Hurst Wickham Rise College Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9AD. DM/21/3508. Construction of a detached garage building alongside the existing dwelling. Construction of a pool house building within the rear garden. Associated hard and soft landscaping works, to include an outdoor swimming pool. Installation of a porch canopy to the side elevation of the existing house.
c) 157 High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9PU. DM/21/2859. Single storey glazed lean-to extension to the rear with related internal alterations and conversion of (for residential use) and alterations to existing outbuilding with the installation of two new rooflights. AMENDED PLANS received 21/10/2021 reducing depth of extension and addressing Conservation Officer concerns.
d) 157 High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9PU. DM/21/2862. Single storey glazed lean-to extension to the rear with related internal alterations and conversion of (for residential use) and alterations to existing outbuilding with the installation of two new rooflights. AMENDED PLANS received 21/10/2021 reducing depth of extension and addressing Conservation Officer concerns. Listed Building Consent.
e) Little Shepherds Gatehouse Lane Goddards Green Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9LE. DM/21/3433. Demolish existing 3 bedroom chalet bungalow and replace with a 4 bedroom house with attached garage and vehicle parking.
f) 21 College Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9AB. DM/21/3645. Proposed first floor side extension.
g) Dove House 67 Wickham Hill Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9NR. DM/21/3815. Two storey side extension of first and second floors over existing ground floor. New second-floor rear-facing dormer. Remodelling of existing single-storey rear extension with alterations to window and door positions and designs.
h) 57 Wickham Hill Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9NR. DM/21/3655. Front single storey extension with related minor internal alterations.
i) Mishon Mackay 106 High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9PX. DM/21/3375. Rear ground floor extension. Revised plans received showing 2 metre high timber screen on boundary with no. 104.
j) Hornsdene Farm House Pookbourne Lane Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9HD. DM/21/3569. Erection of a replacement stable block containing four no. stables. Construction of a 45m x 25m sand-school and associated landscaping works.
k) Ladymead Nursing Home Ladymead Albourne Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9ES. DM/21/3863. T1 – Beech Tree to Cut back to give 2m clearance from building. Remove lower branch from limb growing over building.
l) The Stables Pookbourne Lane Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9HD. DM/21/3783. Single storey side extension.
m) Danworth Farm Cuckfield Road Hurstpierpoint West Sussex BN6 9GL. DM/21/4077. A single agricultural barn of steel portal frame construction.
n) 2 Oaklands Park High Hatch Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9LH. DM/21/4095. Construction of a two storey side and front extensions, and garages.
o) 146 Western Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9TB. DM/21/3821. Single storey rear extension, loft extension with rear dormer window and 2 new rooflights to front. Erection of garden room to rear garden.
p) Kingsland Laines Reeds Lane Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9JG. Reserved matters application (pursuant to outline planning permission 12/01540/OUT) relating to matters of appearance, landscape, layout and scale for the construction of a 70-bedroom care home and associated car parking, waste and recycling store, cycle store, foul and surface water drainage, landscaping and tree works, boundary treatments, garden structures, greenhouse and garden shed. Amended plans received 15th November showing revised design to proposed building, landscaping and drainage proposals. (HP&SC PC recommended refusal)
8.2 Refused: to note refusals by MSDC:
a) 18 The Grange Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9FD. DM/21/3509. Lawful Development Application for an extension to the top floor completed in 2018 which has extended the two pre-existing bedrooms, and incorporated dormer roof and balcony.
b) Land Adjacent To Knowles Tooth Langton Lane Hurstpierpoint West Sussex. DM/21/2995. Proposed residential development of single detached dwelling. (HP&SC PC recommended approval)
8.3 Withdrawn: to note withdrawn applications:
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), 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.
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