Agenda and minutes

Lewes District Council Planning Applications Committee
Wednesday, 20th February, 2019 5.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - County Hall, St Anne's Crescent, Lewes. View directions

Contact: Committee Services on 01273 471600 

Items
No. Item

111.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 119 KB

To confirm and sign the minutes of the previous meeting held on 12 December 2018 (attached herewith).

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 12 December 2018 were submitted and approved, and the Chair was authorised to sign them as a correct record.

112.

Apologies for absence/Declaration of substitute members

Minutes:

An apology for absence had been received from Councillor Vic Ient. Councillor Will Elliott declared that he was acting as substitute for Councillor Ient for the duration of the meeting.

113.

Declarations of interest

Disclosure by councillors of personal interests in matters on the agenda, the nature of any interest and whether the councillor regards the interest as prejudicial under the terms of the Code of Conduct.

Minutes:

In relation to agenda item 9 (planning application LW/18/0808), for the purposes of transparency, the Council’s lawyer declared that she knew Gavin May and Matt Hillier, who both spoke in support of the application.

 

Councillor Turner declared a non-prejudicial interest in agenda item 9 (planning application LW/18/0808) as he was a member of Ringmer Parish Council.

 

Councillor Catlin declared a non-prejudicial interest in agenda items 13 and 14 (planning applications SDNP/18/05647 and SDNP/18/05648) as he was a member of Lewes Town Council’s Planning Committee.

 

Councillor Wallraven declared a non-prejudicial interest in agenda item 11 (planning application LW/18/0848) as she was a member of Seaford Town Council’s Planning Committee.

 

114.

Petitions

To receive petitions from councillors or members of the public in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 13 (Page D9 of the Constitution).

Minutes:

There were none.

115.

LW/18/0351 - Woods Fruit Farm, Goldbridge Road, Newick, East Sussex, BN8 4QP pdf icon PDF 204 KB

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That planning application LW/18/0351 for demolition of Oakside and the erection of 69 residential homes, with associated access, car parking, cycle parking, refuse/recycling storage, landscaping and infrastructure be deferred for reasons detailed in the supplementary report.

 

116.

LW/18/0987 - The Kings Head, East Grinstead Road, North Chailey, East Sussex, BN8 4DH pdf icon PDF 200 KB

Minutes:

Councillor Mike Lethem spoke on behalf of Chailey Parish Council. Mr Ben Ellis spoke for the application.

 

Resolved:

 

That planning application LW/18/0987 for proposed ground floor change of use from A4 to B1 and refurbishment of ground floor to office space with minimal external changes be approved, subject to the conditions set out in the report and supplementary report.

 

117.

LW/18/0988 - The Kings Head, East Grinstead Road, North Chailey, East Sussex, BN8 4DH pdf icon PDF 223 KB

Minutes:

Councillor Mike Lethem spoke on behalf of Chailey Parish Council. Mr Ben Ellis spoke for the application.

 

Resolved:

 

That planning application LW/18/0988 for proposed ground floor change of use from A4 to C3 and refurbishment of ground floor to 1 x 1 bed flat and 1 x 2 bed flat be approved, subject to the conditions set out in the report and supplementary report.

 

                                  

118.

LW/18/0808 - Caburn Field, Anchor Field, Ringmer, East Sussex pdf icon PDF 267 KB

Minutes:

Councillor Richard Booth spoke on behalf of Ringmer Parish Council. Mr Ben Ellis, Mr Gavin May and Mr Matt Hillier spoke for the application. Councillor Peter Gardiner spoke in his capacity as the Lewes District Ward Councillor.

 

Resolved:

 

That planning application LW/18/0808 for proposed residential development of a total of 77 dwellings of a mix of types, sizes and affordability to ensure that efficient use is made of the land, comprising of 10 x 2 bedroom flats, 12 x 2 bedroom houses, 23 x 3 bedroom houses, 9 x 4 bedroom houses, and 13 x 2 bed and 10 x 3 bed affordable houses (amended proposal) be approved, subject to the conditions set out in the report and subject to the following:

 

1.          An amended condition regarding the construction management plan; and

 

2.          An additional condition preventing visitor parking in front of occupied dwellings.

 

(Note: Councillor Turner declared a non-prejudicial interest in this item as he was a member of Ringmer Parish Council. He therefore took part in the consideration, discussion and voting thereon.)

 

(Note: The Council’s Lawyer declared, for the purposes of transparency, that she knew two of the people speaking in support of the application.)

 

(Note: Councillor Catlin left the room for a short period during this item and, on legal advice, did not take part in the vote thereon.)

 

119.

LW/18/0901 - 207 Marine Drive, Saltdean, East Sussex, BN2 8DA pdf icon PDF 108 KB

Minutes:

Mr Tarragano and Mr Gonzalez spoke against the application.

 

Resolved:

 

That planning application LW/18/0901 for conversion of chalet bungalow to 4 x self-contained flats including rear and side extensions, take off roof and add first floor, demolish garage, gym and potting shed, widen cross-over, 5 car spaces, bicycle stores and associated landscaping be approved, subject to the conditions set out in the report and supplementary report.

 

(Note: Councillor Elliott left the room during this item and therefore, did not take part in the final vote thereon.)

 

120.

LW/18/0848 - 214 Vale Road, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 3HJ pdf icon PDF 133 KB

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That planning application LW/18/0848 for demolition of the rear store and outside toilet structure and construction of a new rear extension and internal remodelling to provide an accessible bedroom and shower room for a disabled occupant be approved, subject to the conditions set out in the report.

 

(Note: Councillor Wallraven declared a non-prejudicial interest in this item as she was a member of Seaford Town Council’s Planning Committee. She therefore took part in the consideration, discussion and voting thereon.)

 

 

121.

SDNP/18/05602 - 1 School Cottages, Chapel Lane, East Chiltington, BN7 3AY pdf icon PDF 173 KB

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That planning application SDNP/18/05602/HOUS for first floor side extension over existing single storey pitched roof side extension and open porch to front elevation be approved, subject to the conditions set out in the report.

 

122.

SDNP/18/05647 - 35 Friars Walk, Lewes, BN7 2LG pdf icon PDF 144 KB

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That planning application SDNP/18/05647FUL/ for change of use from B1 to D1 Health Centre; 'The Unity Centre'. Installation of sign above entrance, new lighting above entrance, alteration to rear entrance with associated ramp, closure of existing access to Styles Field and restore access to Broomans Lane and erection of a boundary wall adjacent to Styles Field and siting of a timber clad studio at rear be approved, subject to the conditions set out in the report and the following:

 

Amended wording of condition to read:

 

5.   The temporary treatment room hereby permitted shall be carried on only by 'Unity' and shall be for a limited period being the period of three years from the date of this permission, or the period during which the premises are occupied by 'Unity' whichever is the shorter. The treatment room shall be removed after this date.

 

(Note: Councillor Catlin declared a non-prejudicial interest in this item as he was a member of Lewes Town Council’s Planning Committee. He therefore took part in the consideration, discussion and voting thereon.)

 

123.

SDNP/18/05648 - 35 Friars Walk, Lewes, BN7 2LG pdf icon PDF 137 KB

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That planning application SDNP/18/05648/ADV for installation of two timber fascia signs with painted lettering be approved, subject to the conditions set out in the report and supplementary report, and subject to the conditions set out in the report.

 

(Note: Councillor Catlin declared a non-prejudicial interest in this item as he was a member of Lewes Town Council’s Planning Committee. He therefore took part in the consideration, discussion and voting thereon.)

 

124.

Enforcement monitoring from 1 October 2018 - 31 December 2018 (Part A) pdf icon PDF 60 KB

Report of Director of Regeneration and Planning

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That the report which provided an overview of enforcement matters throughout Lewes District during the period 1 October 2018 to 31 December 2018, be noted.

125.

Enforcement monitoring from 1 October 2018 - 31 December 2018 (Part B) pdf icon PDF 71 KB

Report of Director of Regeneration and Planning

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That the report which detailed the cases that have had notices authorised and/or served within the quarter 1 October 2018 to 31 December 2018, be noted.

126.

Written questions from councillors

To deal with written questions from members pursuant to Council Procedure Rule 12.3 (page D8 of the Constitution).

Minutes:

There were none.

127.

Date of next meeting

To note that the next meeting of the Planning Applications Committee is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, 13 March 2019 in the Council Chamber, County Hall, St Anne’s Crescent, Lewes, BN7 1UE, commencing at 5:00pm.

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That the next meeting of the Planning Applications Committee that is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, 13 March 2019 in the Council Chamber, County Hall, St Anne’s Crescent, Lewes, BN7 1UE, commencing at 5:00pm, be noted.