Agenda item

60 Northbourne Road. Application ID: 180231.


Proposed new two bedroom dwelling – ST ANTHONYS.


Mrs Appleyard addressed the committee in objection stating at the plans were not an accurate representation of the scheme.  She also stated that there would be a loss of light, result in overlooking and would exacerbate the existing parking issues.


Mr Halliwell addressed the committee in objection stating that the proposal would result in overlooking and exacerbate the existing parking issues.


Mr Achilleous, applicant, addressed the committee in response stating that the siting of the access was the most appropriate given the existing double yellow lines.  He also stated that the windows would be situated above the stairwell so as to not allow overlooking.


The committee was advised, by way of an addendum report, that revised elevated drawings had been received as the previous drawings were inconsistent with the floor plans recommended for approval.  Officers outlined the detail to members for clarity, and suggested the appropriate amendments to condition two as detailed and included below.


NB: Councillor Coles withdrew from the room whilst this item was considered.


Resolved:  (By 6 votes with 1 abstention) That permission be granted subject to the following conditions:


1. The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of permission.

2. The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved drawings:

SK 3 Revision D;

SK4 Revision E;

3. Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (or any order revoking and re-enacting that Order with or without modification), no extension, enlargement or other alteration of the existing or approved dwelling house (including any new window, dormer window, door, roof light or other openings) and no outbuildings shall be erected within the curtilage of the dwelling other than that expressly authorised by this permission shall be carried out without planning permission obtained from the Local Planning Authority.

4. Prior to the occupation of the proposed dwelling hereby approved, the fence located on the southern site boundary of the proposed property shall be positioned in the location shown on Drawing No. SK3 Revision B.

5. No part of the development shall be occupied / brought into use until visibility splays of 43 metres by 2.4 metres have been provided at the site vehicular access onto Finmere Road. Once provided the splays shall thereafter be maintained and kept free of all obstructions over a height of 600mm.

6. The development permitted by this planning permission shall only be carried out in accordance with the approved Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) (Ref 3887, June 2018) and the following mitigation measures detailed within the FRA:

a. All mitigation measures listed in Paragraph 7.8 are incorporated.

b. Sleeping accommodation is located on the first floor throughout the lifetime of the development, and finished first floor levels are to be set no lower than 5.92mAOD as stated, to ensure safe refuge, as explained within Paragraph 7.8.

c. Site owners/occupiers sign up to the EA Flood Warning Service (Paragraph 78), and an evacuation plan is implemented, including identification and provision of safe route(s) into and out of the site to an appropriate safe haven, as stated within the ‘Flood Evacuation Plan’ section of the FRA. This will need to be approved by the lead local flood authority.

The mitigation measures shall be fully implemented prior to occupation and subsequently in accordance with the timing / phasing arrangements embodied within the scheme, or within any other period as may subsequently be agreed, in writing, by the local planning authority.

7 (i). The development hereby permitted shall not be commenced until there has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority:

a. a desk top study documenting all the previous and existing land uses of the site and adjacent land in accordance with national guidance as set out in Contaminated Land Research Report Nos. 2 and 3 and BS10175:2001 - Investigation of Potentially Contaminated Sites -

Code of Practice; and, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority,

b. a site investigation report documenting the ground conditions of the site and incorporating chemical and gas analysis identified as appropriate by the desk top study in accordance with BS10175:2001; and, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority,

c. a detailed scheme for remedial works and measures to be undertaken to avoid risk from contaminants and/or gases when the site is developed and proposals for future maintenance and monitoring.

Such scheme shall include the nomination of a competent person to oversee the implementation of the works.

7 (ii). The development hereby permitted shall not be occupied or brought into use until there has been submitted to the Local Planning Authority verification by the competent person approved under the provisions of (i) (c) above that any remediation scheme required and approved under the provisions of (i) (c) above has been implemented fully in accordance with the approved details (unless varied with the written agreement of the Local Planning Authority in advance of implementation).  Unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local

Planning Authority such verification shall comprise:

a. as built drawings of the implemented scheme;

b. photographs of the remediation works in progress; and

c. certificates demonstrating that imported and/or material left in situ is free from contamination.

Thereafter the scheme shall be monitored and maintained in accordance with the scheme approved under (i) (c).

8. Notwithstanding the plans hereby approved, all water run-off from the new roof shall be dealt with using rainwater goods installed at the host property and no surface water shall be discharged onto any adjoining property, nor shall the rainwater goods or downpipes encroach on the neighbouring property and thereafter shall be retained as such.

9. The windows of the development shown on the approved plans as being obscure glazed shall remain obscure glazed and non-opening, unless the parts of the window/s which can be opened are more than 1.7 metres above the floor of the room in which the window is installed, and thereafter permanently retained as such.




1. The applicant will be required to enter into a Section 184 Licence with East Sussex Highways, for the provision of a new vehicular access.  The applicant is requested to contact East Sussex Highways (0345 60 80 193) to commence this process.  The applicant is advised that it is an offence to undertake any works within the highway prior to the licence being in place.

2. The applicant is advised that the proposed development is liable for CIL and as such the CIL process will commence once the decision notice has been issued.


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