Committee Members are summoned to attend the MEETING of the Planning Committee to be held on Monday 10th July 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 4th July 2023
Committee Membership: Cllr Julia Shorrocks (Chair), Cllr David Evans, Cllr John Lowman, Cllr Michael Avery, Cllr Bob Sampson, Cllr Helen Bedford (Vice-Chair) Cllr Lindsay Thompson, Cllr Mark Froud, Cllr Susan Dyke.
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 5th June 2023: To receive and accept the minutes
4. Matters arising from the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on 5th June 2023: 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 7 South Avenue Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QB. DM/23/1446. Proposed removal of chimney stack. Lawful Development Certificate.
6.2 58 Western Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9TA. DM/23/1641.Proposed single storey rear extension and proposed loft conversion with rear dormer and two front rooflights. Lawful Development Certificate.
6.3 31 Nursery Close Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9WA. DM/23/1725.Box Elder – reduce height by 3m and reduce lateral branches by 2-3m back to suitable pollard points.
7. Planning applications – Committee decision: The Committee is asked toconsider the following and make RECOMMENDATIONS to the Planning authority:
7.1 Applegarth Halton Shaws Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QR. DM/23/1325. Proposed rear and side extension, roof and first floor extension to the southern side, dormer windows above the existing integral garage and existing windows to be replaced with grey framed windows.
7.2 Hurst Wickham Rise College Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9AD. DM/23/1482. Construction of a detached outbuilding as a workshop and garden store. Construction of an artificial turf cricket wicket and net enclosure, with associated hard and soft landscaping works to locally reduce the existing ground levels and provide timber retaining structures (part-retrospective).
7.3 Willowbrook Danworth Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9LW. DM/23/0746. Proposed conversion of hay barn to create 1 no. one bedroom single storey dwelling (with two proposed parking spaces) (Planning and Design and Access Statement added 7 June 2023) (Corrected plans received 13 June 2023)
7.4 43 Wilderness Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9XD. DM/23/1302. Sub-divide the existing dwelling provide into 2 semi-detached residential dwellings.
7.5 September Cottage St Georges Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QX. DM/23/1521. Proposed two storey front extension, single storey rear extension, garage extension, front porch, floor plan reconfiguration and all associated works.
7.6 Mansion House Bungalow High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9RQ. DM/23/1524. Retrospective application for the removal and replacement of a section of the boundary wall, including the section of wall adjoining Tower Lodge (work has already started on this wall under application DM/22/3576). Listed Building Consent.
7.7 Garden House 93A High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9RE. DM/23/1516. Proposed new garage.
7.8 2 Beards Folly Cottages New Way Lane Hurstpierpoint West Sussex BN6 9BD. SDNP/23/00357/FUL. Conversion of stable block to a one bedroom holiday accommodation unit. (AMENDED DESCRIPTION)
7.9 1 Oakfield London Road Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9HT. DM/23/0337. Conversion of existing double garage into habitable room and erection of replacement detached double garage (Revised plans received 22.06.2023)
7.10 Samuel Orr Fine Clocks 36 High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9RG. DM/23/0920.
Replacement of existing shop front on a like for like basis.
8. MSDC Planning Decisions: (All as H&SC PC recommendation, except where noted).
8.1 Granted: to note permissions granted by MSDC:
a) Furlong House Pitt Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9QA.DM/23/0969. The erection of a single detached dwelling together with driveway and associated hard and soft landscaping works. (H&SC PC recommended refusal)
b) 184 Western Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9TE. DM/23/1097. T1 Magnolia – reduce crown by 1.5m. T2 Corkscrew Willow – reduce crown by 1m.
c) The Stables Pookbourne Lane Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9HD. DM/23/0722. Change of use of The Stables from holiday let to dwelling house. (H&SC PC recommended refusal)
d) Site Of the Former Old Police Station Jobs Lane Sayers Common West Sussex BN6 9HE. DM/23/1014. Demolition of existing former police building and the erection of new building to form new Class E Office Unit.
e) 16 Cuckfield Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9SA. DM/23/1192. Magnolia (T1) – reduce crown by 1.5m
f) The Hawthorns 1 The Nook Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9GE. DM/23/0973. Proposed garage conversion and ground floor rear door. (Amended description 25.05.2023)
g) 2 Hannington Place Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9XY. DM/23/0376. Single-storey rear extension and pergola, conversion of garage to habitable accommodation and associated changes to the front elevation with new window and raised parapet above (Amended description and amended plans received 17 April 2023)
h) Bridgers Farm Langton Lane Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9HA. DM/22/3064. Change of use of existing commercial buildings and construction of new replacement buildings to form flexible commercial use with associated external alterations to buildings.
i) Court Bushes Community Hub Willow Way Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9TH. DM/23/0001. To locate 4 x 20 foot shipping containers on the Court Bushes Community Hub Car Park.
j) 8 Ribbetts Cottages High Street Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9PZ. DM/23/1199. Cherry Tree – Fell.
k) 140 Western Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9TB. DM/23/1168. Proposed rear and side replacement extension to replace existing conservatory.
l) Barn and Stables Wolstonbury Farm New Way Lane Hurstpierpoint West Sussex. SDNP/23/01283/FUL. Conversion of threshing barn and stables to single dwelling and associated work. (Permission by SDNP).
m) 175 Cuckfield Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9RT. DM/23/1136. Single storey rear extension with garage conversion.
8.2 Refused: to note refusals by MSDC:
a) 18 Meadow View Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9GB. DM/23/1170. Creation of new access and dropped kerb. (H&SC PC recommended approval)
8.3 Withdrawn: to note withdrawn applications:
No notifications received.
8.4 Appeals: to note planning appeals:
a) 18 Meadow View Sayers Common Hassocks West Sussex BN6 9GB. AP/23/0040. Creation of new access and dropped kerb. (Appeal Pending).
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.