Agenda and minutes

Eastbourne Borough Council Planning Committee - Tuesday, 12th December, 2017 6.00 pm

Venue: Town Hall, Eastbourne

Contact: Local Democracy on 01323 410000 

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Minutes of the meeting held on 21 November 2017. pdf icon PDF 79 KB


The minutes of the meeting held on 21 November 2017 were submitted and approved and the Chair was authorised to sign them as an accurate record.




Apologies for absence.


An apology for absence was received from Councillor Taylor.




Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests (DPIs) by members as required under Section 31 of the Localism Act and of other interests as required by the Code of Conduct.


There were none.




Urgent items of Business


The committee was reminded that the consultation period for the demolition of St Elisabeth’s church closed on 8 January 2018.  The Senior Specialist Advisor for Planning suggested that a response supporting the demolition of the Church could be sent on behalf of the Council.


RESOLVED: That the Senior Specialist Advisor for Planning prepare and send a response supporting the demolition of the Church on behalf of the Council.




1 Stuart Avenue. Application ID: 170900. pdf icon PDF 113 KB


Variation of condition 2 of planning permission granted 06 March 2017 for the proposed erection of a 4 bed detached dwelling house (ref: 170058) to retain the dwelling as built (includes omission of chimney, amendments to windows and doors at ground floor and increased height of ground floor above ground level from 0.15m to 0.25m, proposed rear terrace and new fence to east elevation 2.1m in height) – OLD TOWN.


NB: Councillor Miah was not present for this item.


RESOLVED: (Unanimous)That the proposed changes to the building be agreed subject to the following condition:


1)   That the building shall not be occupied until the proposed fence is in situ in accordance with the approved details.




21 Susans Road and 10 Pevensey Road. Application ID: 170725. pdf icon PDF 95 KB


Full height extension to side of Susans Road elevation (north west elevation) with false pitch roof and front facing windows and door to street, infilled shop window on Susans Road elevation to be replaced with door to street and window, two roof lights to rear, reinstatement of light wells with associated lower ground floor door and window configurations and decorative railings to be installed along road- facing frontages. Conversion of shop unit to residential with all associated internal alterations and removal of shopfront on Pevensey Road elevation to provide bay window. Development will result in net increase of three dwellings, 6 to 9 (revised description) – DEVONSHIRE.

NB: Councillor Miah was not present for this item.

RESOLVED: (Unanimous) That permission be granted subject to the following conditions:


1)   Time

2)   Drawings

3)   Construction method statement

4)   Hours of development

5)   Matching materials

6)   Traffic management scheme & associated tree protection

7)   Detailed drawings of levels, sections and structural calculations AIP document (Highways)

8)   No occupation until existing vehicular access is physically closed

9)   No contaminated materials onsite 



1)   Party Wall Agreements may be required

2)   Stopping up Order

3)   Section 278 Agreement with ESCC Highways

4)   Licence to remove access and kerb required from ESCC Highways




Eastbourne Pier. Application ID: 171163. pdf icon PDF 82 KB


Paint the entrance mall roof white in colour with a metal protective and sealant paint – DEVONSHIRE.


Mr Gulzar, applicant, addressed the committee stating the importance of maintaining and protecting the  pier.


The committee discussed the application and queried the use of a different colour paint, such as grey, to blend better with the surroundings.


NB: Councillor Miah was not present for the first part of the debate on this item and did not take part in the debate or vote thereon.


RESOLVED: (By 4 votes to 3)That listed building consent be refused on the grounds that because of the choice of colour and materials used, the painting of the roof areas to the entrance feature to the Pier would harm the special historic interest of this Grade II* Listed Building.  This would result in less than substantial harm to this heritage asset without sufficient mitigation through demonstrable public benefits of the proposed works. This is contrary to paragraph 134 of the National Planning Policy Framework, Policy B1, D10 and D10A of Eastbourne Core Strategy (adopted 2015) and UHT1 and UHT17 of the Borough Plan (saved policies) 2007.



Should the applicant appeal the decision the appropriate course of action to be followed, taking into account the criteria set by the Planning Inspectorate, is considered to be written representations.




South Downs National Park Authority Planning Applications.


There were none.




Appeal Decision. pdf icon PDF 131 KB

4 Walnut Tree Walk.



4 Walnut Tree Walk.  The Inspector dismissed the appeal.