Agenda and minutes

Lewes District Council Planning Applications Committee
Wednesday, 29th January, 2020 5.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, County Hall, St Anne's Crescent, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1UE

Contact: Committee Services on 01273 471600 

Items
No. Item

95.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 124 KB

To confirm and sign the minutes of the previous meeting held on 8 January 2020 (attached herewith).

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 8 January 2020 were submitted and approved, and the Chair was authorised to sign them as a correct record.

96.

Apologies for absence/Declaration of substitute members

Minutes:

There were none.

97.

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.

98.

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.

99.

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.

100.

LW/19/0242 - The Sussex Coaster, 80 - 82 South Coast Road, Peacehaven, East Sussex, BN10 8SJ pdf icon PDF 331 KB

Minutes:

Councillor Isobel Sharkey spoke on behalf of Peacehaven Town Council. Brian Chatfield, Richard Tesch and Peter Head spoke against the proposal. Henry Wagstaff and Stephen Dryeurgh spoke for the proposal.

 

Resolved:

 

That planning application LW/19/0242 for proposed demolition of public house and re development to provide seventeen residential units (10no. 1-bed flats and 7no. 2-bed flats), commercial office space (112 square metres) and associated parking and landscaping (amended plans) (amended description) be refused for the following reasons:

 

1)    Impact on residential amenity through loss of light and overshadowing;

2)    Location of vehicular access onto Vernon Avenue would have an adverse impact on residential amenity through increased vehicle flows, congestion, on-street parking and impact on safety; and

3)    Future parking needs and displacement of existing parking would detrimentally impact on the amenity of local residents.

 

101.

LW/19/0714 - 342 South Coast Road, Telscombe Cliffs, East Sussex, BN10 7EW pdf icon PDF 299 KB

Minutes:

Leanne Jarvis spoke against the proposal.

 

Resolved:

 

That planning application LW/19/0714 for proposed to demolish existing bungalow and garages and construction of a block of 4 flats with associated car parking, covered bicycle shelter and refuse/recycling area be approved, subject to the conditions set out in the report and the amendment of condition 3 to move the bin-store to the northeastern most part of the site.

 

102.

LW/19/0534 - 4 Firle Grange, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 2HD pdf icon PDF 219 KB

Minutes:

Darren Moore (Agent) spoke for the proposal.

 

Resolved:

 

That planning application LW/19/0534 for single storey side and 2-storey rear extensions, rear outdoor covered area and front entrance porch and change to associated facing materials be approved, subject to the conditions set out in the report and subject to amend condition 3 to include “to include insulation behind cladding.”

 

 

103.

LW/19/0809 - 36A and 36B The Rough, Newick, East Sussex pdf icon PDF 232 KB

Minutes:

Councillor Cathy Wickens spoke on behalf of Newick Parish Council. Sarah Cox, Ben Caulkett and Jim Sheppard spoke against the proposal. The Chair read a statement on behalf of Councillor Roy Burman, in his capacity as a Lewes District Ward Councillor.

 

Resolved:

 

That planning applications LW/19/0809 for approval of reserved matters application for the layout, scale, landscaping, appearance and access following outline consent LW/18/0048 (part retrospective) be refused for the following reason:

 

1)    Application refused for the reasons set out in previous application LW/19/0517, namely that the development would be overly bulky, discordant with the appearance of surrounding development and had the potential for overlooking and loss of light. The Committee also resolved that the development being overbearing should also be included in the reasons for refusal.

 

104.

LW/19/0518 - 363 South Coast Road, Telscombe Cliffs, East Sussex, BN10 7HH pdf icon PDF 258 KB

Minutes:

The Committee adjourned for a short comfort break prior to the consideration of this item.

 

Resolved:

 

That planning applications LW/19/0518 for first and second floor extension to create four additional flats be approved, subject to the conditions set out in the report.

105.

SDNP/19/05065/FUL - Foxhole Farm House, Foxhole Farm, Seaford Road, Newhaven, East Sussex, BN9 0EE pdf icon PDF 129 KB

Minutes:

Mark Miles and Amanda Miles spoke against the proposal. D Collins spoke for the proposal.

 

Resolved:

 

That planning application SDNP/19/05065/FUL for resiting and retention of mobile home for holiday accommodation be approved, subject to the conditions set out in the report and supplementary report.

106.

Enforcement monitoring from 1 October 2019 to 31 December 2019 (Part A) pdf icon PDF 68 KB

Report of Director of Regeneration and Planning

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That the report which provided an overview of planning enforcement matters throughout Lewes District during the period 1 October 2019 to 31 December 2019, be noted.

107.

Enforcement monitoring from 1 October 2019 to 31 December 2019 (Part B) pdf icon PDF 93 KB

Report of Director of Regeneration and Planning

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That the report which detailed planning enforcement cases throughout Lewes District which have had notices authorised and/or served within the quarter of 1 October 2019 to 31 December 2019, be noted.

108.

Summary of appeal decisions received from 1 October 2019 to 31 December 2019 pdf icon PDF 62 KB

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That the appeal decisions received from 1 October 2019 to 31 December 2019, be noted.

109.

Date of next meeting

To note that the next meeting of the Planning Applications Committee is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, 19 February 2020 in the Council Chamber, County Hall, St Anne’s Crescent, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1UE, commencing at 5:00pm.

Minutes:

Prior to the close of the meeting, the Committee wished to express its gratitude to Officers for all of their hard work and dedication in relation to all planning matters, including enforcement monitoring, undertaken on behalf of the Council.

 

Resolved:

 

That the next meeting of the Planning Applications Committee that is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, 19 February 2020 in the Council Chamber, County Hall, St Anne’s Crescent, Lewes, BN7 1UE, commencing at 5:00pm, be noted.