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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 July 2022 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                                                                                                                              1st July 2022

Committee Membership: Cllr Julia Shorrocks (Chair), Cllr Michael Avery, Cllr David Evans, Cllr Seth Jee, Cllr Tony Lank, Cllr John Lowman, Cllr Martin Machan, Cllr Bob Sampson, Cllr Allan Brown, Cllr Helen Bedford. (one vacancy)


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 9th June 2022: To receive and accept the minutes.

4. Matters arising from the Meeting of the Planning & Environment Committee held on 9th June 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 16 Cuckfield Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex. DM/22/1927. Magnolia (T1) – reduce crown by 1.5m. Trees in a Conservation Area.

6.2 92 Wickham Hill Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex. DM/22/1938. Removal of existing conservatory and erection of single storey rear extension.

6.3 17 Hassocks Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex. DM/22/2024. Ornamental plum tree – fell. Trees in a Conservation Area.

6.4 Littleway West Furlong Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks. DM/22/2038. Crab apple (T1) reduce crown by 2m. Magnolia (T2) reduce crown by 1m. Cypress (T3) fell. Magnolia (T4) reduce crown by 1m. Hawthorn, Field Maple, Goat Willow (G1) fell. Trees in a Conservation Area.

6.5 3 High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex. DM/22/2037. T1 Macrocarpa – fell. Trees in a Conservation Area.

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

7.1 Land East Of Hurst Wickham Barn College Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks. DM/22/1616. Erection of 1 No. detached, two storey dwelling house with timber framed detached, two storey garage, including new access and entrance gates (amendments to implemented planning permission DM/17/0948 [as extended by DM/20/3713)

7.2 9 Marchants Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9UP. DM/22/1724. Partial demolition of existing workshop to rear of detached garage. Construction of a single-storey kitchen extension to the rear elevation. Construction of a single-storey Porch/WC extension to the front and side elevations. Associated hard and soft landscaping works.

7.3 Hillside Brighton Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks. DM/22/1075. Proposed replacement of side patio doors with new sash window, new single storey side extension and new single storey rear extension. (amended planning statement 09/05, amended proposed plans 31/05)

7.4 Mid Sussex District Council Trinity Road Car Park Trinity Road Hurstpierpoint West Sussex. DM/22/1839. Sequoiadendron giganteum – Arbortrack REF: 09QU – Section fell down to as close to ground level as possible and remove stump

7.5 Barn Southwest Of Pakyns House Bullfinch Lane Hurstpierpoint West Sussex. DM/22/1777. Change of use of an agricultural building at Bullfinch lane into a dwelling

7.6 1 Springbank Cottages Langton Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks. DM/22/1037. HP (Amended Plans received 06.06.2022) Construction of 2 storey side extension, with associated internal alterations. Demolition of existing rear lean to porch. Replacement of all existing windows

7.7 Hornsdene Farm House Pookbourne Lane Sayers Common Hassocks. DM/22/1808. Demolition of domestic storage barn and erection of replacement building with link to existing house, two-storey rear extension to the north elevation of the main dwelling and associated works

7.8 4 Hurstbeech Close Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex. DM/22/1958. Single storey rear extension, conversion of garage loft space to form new office with 2 new dormer window. New dormer window and 3 new roof lights to existing loft.

7.9 St Lukes Roman Catholic Church Cuckfield Road Hurstpierpoint West Sussex. DM/22/1979. Proposed change of use of place of worship to 1 dwelling with external changes to fenestration plus removal of a section of the existing roof to create a garden area.

7.10 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.

7.11 Church House High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks. DM/22/2039. Internal alterations and new external french doors to the rear elevation.

7.12 Church House High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks. DM/22/2042. Internal alterations and new external french doors to the rear elevation. Listed Building Consent.

7.13 12 Hannington Place Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex. DM/22/2022. Proposed works to include remove and replace all existing living room windows, doors, glazed roof and ancillary structures with face brickwork, bifolds, windows and flat roof with roof lanterns. Extend timber decking. Remove shed at side of house and erect 2 no lean-to timber structures for home office and potting shed. Install side facing window to north face. Enlarge existing porch. Install wood burner chimney flue

7.14 Garden House South Avenue Hurstpierpoint Hassocks. DM/22/2006. Retrospective application for a new dwelling including minor alterations, reduced ridge height, small increase in eaves height, revised brick gable design, revised landscaping details and variation to fencing to front (east) boundary.

7.15 Leigh Cottage Cuckfield Road Ansty Haywards Heath West Sussex RH17 5AL. DM/22/2005. Rear and side single storey extension, new entrance porch and 4 No. number dormer windows to main roof.

7.16 Land At Grid Reference 526510 118306 Reeds Lane Sayers Common West Sussex. DM/22/1905. T23 – Common Oak (Quercus robur) – To reduce back to the fence line, small section of over hanging foliage. T24 – common Oak (Quercus robur) – To crown lift to three metres includes any deadwood found within the working area. T25 – Common Oak (Quercus robur) – To remove two low dead branches

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

8.1 Granted: to note permissions granted by MSDC:

a) Parkfield Cottage Bedlam Street Hurstpierpoint BN6 9EW. SDNP/22/01056/HOUS. Creation of timber decking area with open pergola, including removal of existing shed (Retrospective). (Decision by SDNP)

b) The Stables, Pookbourne Lane, Sayers Common, Hassocks. DM/22/1238. Application for single storey side extension with gabled frontage and zinc roof, serving to amend existing approval under reference dm/21/3783.

c) Goddards Green substation, Gatehouse Lane, Goddards Green, West Sussex. DM/22/1186. Application for approval of external appearance of proposed 11kv grp transformer enclosure

d) 23 Fairfield Crescent, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks, West Sussex. DM/22/0790. Proposed front dormer

e) 23 Fairfield Crescent, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks, West Sussex. DM/22/0789. Single storey rear extension extending beyond the rear of the original wall by 6m to a maximum height of 3.50m and the height of the eaves to 2.60m. Revised drawing received 17.05.2022 to reduce the height by 0.375m, move away from boundary by 0.6m and 1.2m chamferon the south-west corner.

f) White Horse Inn, Albourne Road, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks. DM/22/1196. Erection of a farm shop to be sited in the rear garden of the public house (sui generis).

g) 2 Church Green Cottages, Brighton Road, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks. DM/22/1255. Replace rotten wooden upstairs bedroom window and frame with similar wooden window and frame.

h) Pickhams Cottage, Cuckfield Road, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks. DM/21/3876. Proposed internal alterations and conversion of the garage to function as a home office (amended description and plans 11/05/2022)

i) Pickhams Cottage, Cuckfield Road, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks. DM/21/3874. Proposed internal alterations and conversion of the garage to function as a home office (amended description and plans 11/05/2022). Listed Building Consent.

j) 146 Western Road, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks, West Sussex. DM/22/1294. Proposed loft extension with installation of rear dormer window, 2 new windows to side elevation and 2 new rooflights to front roof slope, installation of new metal bi-fold doors and projecting bay window seat to rear elevation and erection of garden room to rear garden.

 k) Land north of Clayton Wickham Farm, College Lane, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex. DM/22/1046. Conversion of barn to dwelling and associated buildings works. (H&SC PC recommended refusal)

l) 149 Cuckfield Road, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks, West Sussex. DM/22/1551. Single storey front extension to create new entrance hallway and office.

m) Barn Southwest of Pakyns House, Bullfinch Lane, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex. DM/22/1439. Proposed removal of condition 2 from hp/127/94. (H&SC PC recommended refusal)

n) 58 Wickham hill, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks, West Sussex. DM/22/1021. Demolition of existing single storey outbuilding connected to garage, enclosure of exterior passage way between garage and house with addition of 2 no. roof lights, and erection of single storey pitched roof extension with steps in to the rear garden (amended plans received 14.06.2022.

o) Locks Manor, Malthouse Lane, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks. DM/22/1305. Oak tree – reduce by max 3m all around to natural target pruning points.

p) 17 Cuckfield Road, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks, West Sussex. DM/22/1389. Erection of first floor rear extension.

q) Spenny Thorne, 13 Wilderness Road, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks. DM/22/1303. Proposed single storey side/rear extension, new side windows and internal alterations amendment to existing approved application DM/21/2998.

8.2 Refused: to note refusals by MSDC:

a) Graceland, 17 Fairfield Crescent, Hurstpierpoint. DM/22/1348. Loft conversion incorporating hip to gable elements to the north and south, one full length dormer to the rear and one dormer to the front and also for raising the front gable roof pitch.

8.3 Withdrawn: to note withdrawn applications:

a) Garden House, South Avenue, Hurstpierpoint. DM/22/1326.Proposed removal of existing rooflight to rear bedroom and formation of new Juliette Balcony with pitched dormer roof.

8.4 Appeals: to note planning appeals:

No notifications received.

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.
  2. 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.) 
  3. The Parish Council has delegated its decision-making to the Planning Committee, which is authorised to express the Council’s view.
  4. 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. 
  5. 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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