Agenda and minutes

Lewes District Council Planning Applications Committee - Wednesday, 31st March, 2021 4.00 pm

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Contact: Committee Services on 01273 471600. 

Note: This meeting is being held remotely using Microsoft Teams and in accordance with section 78 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and section 13 of the related regulations. You can view the meeting via the Council’s YouTube page. 

Media

Items
No. Item

111.

Introductions

Minutes:

The Chair introduced members of the Committee via a roll call, and those officers present during the remote meeting.

112.

Apologies for absence/Declaration of substitute members

Minutes:

Apologies for absence had been received from Councillors Christoph von Kurthy and Nicola Papanicolaou. Councillor Sean MacLeod declared that he was acting as substitute for Councillor von Kurthy for the duration of the remote meeting. Councillor Jim Lord declared that he was acting as substitute for Councillor Papanicolaou for the duration of the remote 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:

There were none.

114.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 233 KB

To confirm and sign the minutes of the previous meeting held on 10 March 2021 (attached herewith).

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 10 March 2021 were submitted and approved, and the Chair was authorised to sign them as a correct record.

115.

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.

116.

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.

117.

LW/20/0795 - Land rear of Westbourne, Lewes Road, Ringmer, East Sussex, BN8 5ES pdf icon PDF 274 KB

Minutes:

Written representation against the proposal were read aloud by the Head of Planning on behalf of Christopher Bowers (Neighbour), Martin Weld (Near Neighbour) and Jennifer Barret (Near Neighbour). Written representations for the proposal were read aloud by the Committee Officer on behalf of Sam Sykes (Agent) and Paul Templeton (Applicant). A written representation was read aloud by the Committee Officer on behalf of Councillor Johnny Denis in his capacity as the Lewes District Ward Councillor.

 

Resolved:

 

That planning application LW/20/0795 for the erection of six semi-detached single storey residential dwellings be approved, subject to the conditions set out in the report, an additional condition restricting working hours and amending condition 12 to include specific biodiversity enhancements.

118.

LW/20/0565 - 3 Chyngton Way, Seaford, BN25 4JA pdf icon PDF 206 KB

Minutes:

A written representation received from Geoff Johnson on behalf of Seaford Town Council was read aloud by the Committee Officer. Written representations against the proposal were read aloud by the Head of Planning on behalf of Jackie and Bill Frost (Neighbours), Alan and Annie Green (Near Neighbours) and Reverend Paul McMichael (Near Neighbour). A statement written by Councillor Sam Adeniji on behalf of Councillor Julian Peterson in his capacity as the Lewes District Ward Councillor was read aloud by the Committee Officer.

 

Resolved:

 

That planning application LW/20/0565 for demolition of existing property and erection of 2 x 4-bedroom detached houses be approved, subject to the conditions set out in the report, supplementary report and the following additional conditions:

 

1)    That the hours of work be restricted;

2)    That there is no front boundary fencing; and

3)    That a bat survey take place.

119.

LW/20/0895 - 37 Capel Avenue, Peacehaven, East Sussex, BN10 8HB pdf icon PDF 212 KB

Minutes:

A written representation received from Councillor Isobel Sharkey (Chair of the Peacehaven Town Council Planning Committee) was read aloud by the Committee Officer on behalf of Peacehaven Town Council. A written representation against the proposal was read aloud by the Head of Planning on behalf of Dean Fitzpatrick (Immediate Neighbour). A written representation for the proposal was read aloud by the Committee Officer on behalf of Chris Baker (Agent).

 

Resolved:

 

That planning application LW/20/0895 for demolition of existing bungalow, erection of 2 no. 3x bedroom semi-detached houses be deferred, in order to obtain evidence from the immediate neighbour in relation to medical issues and the potential impact of the proposed development on the welfare and wellbeing of one of the occupants of the neighbouring dwelling, and that the immediate neighbour be given until 30 April 2021 to provide the information requested by the Committee.

 

(Note: Councillor Manley gave her apologies and left the meeting at the end of this agenda item.)

120.

LW/20/0770 - 2 Lucinda Way, Seaford, BN25 3JD pdf icon PDF 240 KB

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That planning application LW/20/0700 for loft conversion to include raising the ridge height, installation of 3 dormers in the west facing elevation, 2 roof lights to the east facing elevation and a south facing Juliet balcony be approved, subject to the conditions set out in the report.

 

121.

Exclusion of the public and press

To consider, under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended), excluding the public and press from the meeting during the discussion of Item 13 on this agenda as there are likely to be disclosures of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1, 2, and 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That, in accordance with Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended), the public and press be excluded from the meeting during the discussion of item 13 on the agenda as there was likely to be disclosures of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.

122.

Dangerous structure

Report of Director of Planning and Regeneration

Minutes:

The Committee considered the Officer’s report which detailed a proposed course of action to be taken by the Council in relation to a dangerous structure within Lewes District.

 

Resolved:

 

1)    That the Director of Planning and Regeneration be authorised to take the necessary and legal steps to obtain a Court Order with a view that the Council take direct action in relation to the demolishment of the property; and

2)    That the monies from the Council’s central reserves be used to cover the demolition costs.

123.

Date of next meeting

To note that the next meeting of the Planning Applications Committee which is scheduled to commence at 4:00pm on Wednesday, 21 April 2021, will take place in a virtual capacity, via Microsoft Teams, and in accordance with section 78 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and section 13 of the related regulations.

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That it be noted that the next meeting of the Planning Applications Committee is scheduled to commence at 4:00pm on Wednesday, 21 April 2021, in a virtual capacity, via Microsoft Teams, and in accordance with section 78 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and section 13 of the related regulations.