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Hurstpierpoint & Sayers Common
Parish Council

Dear Councillor  

Committee Members are summoned to attend the MEETING of the Planning & Environment Committee to be held on Thursday 7th January 202at 7.30pm via Microsoft Teams Video Conferencing.   

Members of the public have a right to and are invited to attend the virtual meeting using Microsoft Teams. If you wish to attend, please email before 4pm on 7th January 2021 to be sent an electronic invitation.  

Sarah Groom CLERK TO THE COUNCIL                                                                                                                                                                                                   

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 o4th December 2020:  To receive and accept the minutes 

4. Matters arising from the Meeting of the Planning & Environment Committee held o4th December 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 Coombe Cottage Langton Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9EZ. DM/20/4344. Demolition of existing conservatory, replace with smaller extension, new window and porch. 

6.2 Box House Farm Langton Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9EX. DM/20/4340. Summer house within curtilage of dwelling. Lawful Development Certificate.  

6.3 4 The Sycamores Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9XP. DM/20/4375. Replacement of existing conservatory roof with new flat roof and roof lanterns. Raise half height walls, new windows, door,and parapet walls. Lawful Development Certificate. 

6.4 135 Western Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9SZ. DM/20/4613. Single storey rear infill extension. 

6.5 5 Cherrington Close Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9AY. DM/20/4358. Ground floor extension with flat roof to front elevation providing larger kitchen/breakfast room and covered porch. 

6.1st Hurstpierpoint Scout Group Scouts And Guides Hall Trinity Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9UY. DM/20/4536. Sycamore (T1) – Reduce crown by 2m 

6.7 12 St Georges Place Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QT. DM/20/4552. Demolition of existing conservatory and erection of new single storey rear extension. 

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

7.1 The Manor House 3 Albert Silsby Place Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9YG. DM/20/4569. Construction of an extension to the side and rear elevation, encompassing the existing garaging, to provide additional habitable accommodation at ground and first floor levels. Construction of an orangery to the rear elevation. Formation of dormers on the rear elevation to serve the existing second floor 
accommodation. Installation of an external swimming pool with associated plant building, along with hard and soft landscaping works. 

7.2 88 Western Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9TB. DM/20/4376. T1 Crab Apple- reduce crown by 0.5m, T2 Rowan – reduce crown by 0.5m, T3 Hawthorne – reduce crown by 1m. Trees in a Conservation Area. 

7.3 Pitfield Barn Chalkers Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9LR. DM/20/4403. Variation of condition 3 of planning permission DM/17/3619 to amend the allowed uses of the building to include educational workshops, a café and the sale of cut flowers. 

7.4 The Old Police Station Jobs Lane Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9HE. DM/20/4468. Proposed removal of an existing former use Class B1(a) Office building and existing detached garage block. Proposed erection of a Class E Office Unit, retaining existing access to vehicular car park at the rear of the site, together with associated bin & cycle stores 

7.5 Laundry Cottage 3 Hassocks Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QH. DM/20/4411. T1 Cypress – Reduce height of tree by up to 3m. Trees in a Conservation Area. 

7.6 Little Torch 4 Hassocks Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QN. DM/20/4426. Change the use from Class C2 to Class C3 to form 8no. Residential flats, 2no. Dwelling houses, car parking and associated development. 

7.7 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. (Amended plans with bin store relocated 07.12.2020) 

7.8 Arnolds Cottage New Way Lane Hurstpierpoint BN6 9BB. SDNP/20/04871/HOUS. Proposed new swimming pool in courtyard. New plant room and shower in existing stables. New Indian Sandstone paving, regrading existing bank and new air source heat pump. 

7.9 Hautboyes New Way Lane Hurstpierpoint BN6 9BD. SDNP/20/05320/FUL. Tractor shed as an extension to existing building 

7.10 Plot 2, Land South Of A2300 Cuckfield Road Goddards Green West Sussex. DM/20/4546. Application for approval of reserved matters of landscape, appearance, layout and scale, to provide flexible employment units across use class B1c, B2 and B8 at Plot 2, pursuant to permission DM/19/2641. 

7.11 Little Pakyns Cottage Albourne Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9ET. DM/20/4534. 2 x Cypress (T1 and T2) – Fell. Trees in a Conservation Area.  

7.1136 Cuckfield Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9SD. DM/20/4517. Proposed rear first floor extension over existing ground floor extension. The first floor is proposed to have a flat roof with a pitched roof border. 

7.1Lodge Cottage South Avenue Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QB. DM/20/4547. Removal of existing garage and erection of a new garage with pitched roof 

7.14 St Lawrence Church Of England School Trinity Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9UY. DM/20/4515. New trim trail to school playing field, comprising 1500mm wide black tarmac surface path with treated timber edging. 

7.1Buff Cottage Reeds Lane Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9JG. DM/20/4147. Variation of conditions 2 and 5 of Planning Permission DM/18/1193 to amend the approved plans and to allow for ancillary use of the garage (amended description 21/12/2020) 

7.16  Naldretts Farm Pookbourne Lane Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9HD. DM/20/3040. Demolition of existing fire damaged building and erection of replacement dwelling. Repair and re-build of Piggeries and Barn. Re-build barn to form garage/workshop/store (Amended plans received on 2 December 2020 and updated Ecology report received on 11 December 2020) 

7.17 Rose Acre Malthouse Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9JZ. DM/20/4305. Installation of 4kw solar panel PV system in garden. 

7.18 110 Iden Hurst Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9YJ. DM/20/4356. Proposal to move existing fence on a new build to enclose the additional land included within the boundary of the property. 

8.  MSDC Planning Decisions: (All as H&SCPC recommendation, except where noted). 

8.1. Granted: to note permissions granted by MSDC:  

a) The Stables Pookbourne Lane Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9HD. DM/20/3721. Change of use of fishery lake to fishery with angling. 

b) Langton Mead Langton Lane Hurstpierpoint BN6 9ET. DM/20/3175. Retrospective – Construction of new timber framed single garage with hardstanding. (Amended plans received 11.11.2020) 

c) 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. 

d) Dove House 67 Wickham Hill Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9NR. DM/20/3965. Proposed flat roof rear dormer window 

e) 46 College Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9AH. DM/20/3854. Single storey rear extension. 

f) 17 The Sycamores Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9XP. DM/20/3868. Conversion of garage into kitchen. Installation of white UPVC double glazed windows at the front of the property in the area of the current garage door. Removal of non-supporting wall between current garage and house. 

g) 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. (Amended plans 25/11) 

h) 110A High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9PX. DM/20/2130. Loft conversion incorporating rear dormers with two front rooflights and replacement front door and porch. (revised plans received 11/11, revised description 12/11). (HPP&SC PC recommended refusal

i) 10 The Sycamores Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9XP. DM/20/4017. Two frosted glazed windows to the side elevation. 

j) Wych House Halton Shaws Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QR. DM/20/3996. Proposed conversion of garage to create additional family space. 

8.2 Refused: to note refusals by MSDC:  

No notifications 

8.3Withdrawn: to note withdrawn applications:  

No notifications  

8.4 Appeals: to note planning appeals: 

a) The Old Barn Southbrooks Farm Danworth Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9LW. AP/20/0062. Demolition of existing buildings and erection of a two bedroom dwelling house. 

The role of the Planning Committee in planning decisions: 

  1. 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. 
  1. 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.)   
  1. The Parish Council has delegated its decision-making to the Planning Committee, which is authorised to express the Council’s view. / 
  1. 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.   
  1. 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.