Agenda and minutes

Lewes District Council Planning Applications Committee
Wednesday, 24th April, 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

150.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 125 KB

To confirm and sign the minutes of the previous meeting held on 3 April 2019 (attached herewith).

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 3 April 2019 were submitted and approved, and the Chair was authorised to sign them as a correct record.

151.

Apologies for absence/Declaration of substitute members

Minutes:

Apologies for absence had been received from Councillors Graham Amy, Jim Sheppard, Linda Wallraven and Richard Turner.

 

Councillor Turner did not sit as a Member of the Committee for the duration of the meeting but was present in the public gallery (minute 152 below refers).

 

152.

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:

Councillor Turner declared he had pre-determined agenda item 8 (planning application LW/18/1011). He was present in the public gallery until the conclusion of agenda item 9 (planning application SDNP/18/06575) and spoke for planning application LW/18/011 in his capacity as a Lewes District Ward Councillor. After speaking from the public gallery, Councillor Turner left the room whilst the Committee debated and voted on this application.

 

153.

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.

154.

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.

Planning applications outside the South Downs National Park

155.

LW/18/0472 - Land at western end of Riddens Lane, Plumpton, East Sussex pdf icon PDF 329 KB

Minutes:

Councillor Nick Beaumont spoke on behalf of Plumpton Parish Council. Rob Banks and Doug Wright spoke against the proposal. Mark Best and Robin Carr spoke for the proposal.

 

Resolved:

 

That outline planning application LW/18/0472 for up to 20 dwellings (including 40% affordable), access, landscaping, footpath diversion and associated infrastructure (amended site plan and drainage strategy – public footpath no diverted) be approved, subject to a S106 agreement, the conditions set out in the report, supplementary report and an additional condition to secure low carbon and renewable energy installations.

 

156.

LW/18/1011 - Land adjacent to Neaves House, Laughton Road, Ringmer, East Sussex pdf icon PDF 204 KB

Minutes:

Gavin May and Mr. Pengelley spoke for the proposal. Councillor Richard Turner spoke in his capacity as a Lewes District Ward Councillor.

 

Resolved:

 

That outline planning application LW/18/1011 for erection of 6 dwellings (four affordable), resubmission following refusal of planning application LW/17/100 be approved, subject to a S106 agreement, the conditions set out in the report, supplementary report and an additional condition to secure low carbon and renewable energy installations.

 

NB Councillor Turner left the room whilst the Committee debated and voted on this application

 

Planning applications within the South Downs National Park

157.

SDNP/18/06575 - Lower Tulleys Wells Farm, Beechwood Lane, Cooksbridge, BN7 3QG pdf icon PDF 139 KB

Minutes:

Jenny Begeman spoke against the proposal. Mr. Page and Guy Grimstone spoke for the proposal. Councillor Isabelle Linington spoke in her capacity as a Lewes District Ward Councillor.

 

Resolved:

 

That planning application SDNP/18/06575 for construction of an earth banked farmyard manure store be approved, subject to the conditions set out in the report.

158.

SDNP/18/03306 - Holdings Farm, The Street, Kingston, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 3NT pdf icon PDF 178 KB

Minutes:

Fiona Harrison spoke on behalf of Kingston Parish Council. Sandra Banks and Stuart Brisdon spoke against the proposal. Ben Jones spoke for the proposal.

 

Resolved:

 

That planning application SDNP/18/03306 for erection of new 2-bedroom detached dwelling on land adjacent to Holdings Farm (amended plans) be refused due to the impact on the setting of the listed building, loss of the garden space and impact on the Conservation Area, inappropriate materials, and impact on views out of the conservation area to the countryside beyond, contrary to the Joint Core Strategy, SDNP Local Plan and the Kingston Conservation Area Appraisal.

 

159.

SDNP/19/00076/FUL - 2 South Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2BP pdf icon PDF 134 KB

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That planning application SDNP/19/00076/FUL for change of use from D1 (non-residential institutions) to a mixed use of A3 (restaurants and cafés) and D1 (non-residential institutions) be approved, subject to the conditions set out in the report.

160.

SDNP/19/01139 - 6 Hill Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1DB pdf icon PDF 137 KB

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That planning application SDNP/19/01139 for proposed erection of cabin in the rear garden, ancillary to the use of the main dwelling be approved, subject to the conditions set out in the report.

Non-planning application related items

161.

Date of next meeting

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