Planning Minutes 11 October 2016

Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting of 10th October 2016 held at 7.15 pm. in The Reading Room, Buxted



Present: Cllrs. Blandford (Chairman), Cox, McQuarrie and Clerks Claudine Feltham and Beccy Macklen.



Public: No members of the public were present.



1.     Apologies: Apologies were received and accepted from Cllr’s Rose & Sheard.



2.     Minutes: The minutes of the meeting of 19th September 2016 were approved and signed as a correct record by the Chairman.



3.     Declaration of Members Interests in respect of items on this agenda






Planning Applications




















Application No. WD/2016/2312/F

Location: Greenbank, Shepherds Hill, Buxted, TN22 4PX

Description: Proposed replacement single storey outbuilding

Applicant: Mr & Mrs C Blandford, Greenbank, Shepherds Hill, Buxted, TN22 4PX

Agent: Inigo Architecture Ltd, 4 Norman Road Barton-Le-Clay Bedfordshire MK45 4QD

Sent: 27th September 2016


Due to absences we were not quorate, so the above application was not discussed.


Application No. WD/2016/2142/F

Location: Coxbrook, Hurstwood Road, High Hurstwood, Buxted, TN22 4BJ.

Description: Demolition of garage and detached store, erection of garage complex

Applicant: Mr Simon Brake, Coxbrook, Hurstwood Road, High Hurstwood, Buxted, TN22 4BJ.

Agent: Weald Designs, Ranelagh, St Johns Road, Crowborough, TN6 1RT.

The parish council have no objection to this being used as a garage, but are confused with the wording ‘garage complex’ and would prefer to have seen more detail for what other uses are planned for the building. The parish council request that if planning permission is granted then a condition be applied that it is not be used as a separate dwelling.






To discuss any planning applications received from Wealden District Council after the publication of the agenda that are available on the District Planning website.


No additional applications were discussed.





Matters for information – noted.


Parish Council Responses to Planning Applications  Considered by email circulation/discussion
Application Location Response/Recommendation
WD/2016/1845/F St Margaret The Queen Church, Buxted Park, TN22 4AY.

Replacement of boiler with flue outlet to wall. Buxted Parish Council response to Wealden District Council: no objection, recommend approval.


WD/2016/1879/F High Trees, Limes Lane, Buxted, TN22 4PA

Demolition of existing garage for replacement with new garage with games room over. Extension to rear with attic style room over. Buxted Parish Council response to Wealden District Council: Whilst BPC acknowledges the production of Daylight and Sunlight assessment tends to argue that the light reaching Birch Cottage is deemed, in this written report, to be within standard limits, it remains that the very close proximity, size and bulk of the proposed rear extension does still encroach on the privacy and light levels which will adversely affect Birch Cottage.


These extensions, especially the one to the front of the property, not only constitute unnecessary overdevelopment of the site but also is not in keeping with neighbouring houses in Limes Lane. Buxted Parish Council object to this application for reasons above stated.

WDC Planning Application Decision Notices received
Application Location Description Decision
WD/2016/1760/F Little Tanyards, Framfield Road, Buxted

Single storey rear addition. PC recommended approval.


WD/2016/1625/F 5 Maypole Cottages, High Hurstwood

Conversion of loft to habitable room with rear dormer. Addition of rear window and rear cat slide roof. PC recommended approval.


WD/2016/1844/F Land adjacent Quarry Cottage, Royal Oak Lane, High Hurstwood, TN22 4AL. Erection of single storey, oak framed outbuilding for storage. Buxted Parish Council response to WDC: No objection, recommend approval. APPROVED
WD/2016/1786/LDE Lower Totease Farm, Framfield Road, Buxted, TN22 4LF.

Storage, repair, sales and serving of motor cars. Buxted Parish Council response to Wealden District Council: The parish council do not have any evidence to either prove or disprove the credibility of this application.


WD/2016/1715/F Ridgeway, Hurstwood Road, High Hurstwood, Buxted, TN22 4BE

Demolition of existing rear extension and terrace to be replaced with new 2 storey rear extension creating a lower ground level to the garden. New front door position and windows to the front and a new vehicle access from Hurstwood Road. Buxted Parish Council response to Wealden District Council: no objection, recommend approval.


WD/2016/0747/F Harvest Cottage, Howbourne Lane, Buxted, TN22 4QB

Replacement dwelling. Buxted parish council response to WDC: We were relieved to see that certain alterations have taken place to this application. However, in the revised D&A statement ‘The Planning officer on her first site visit stated that Harvest Cottage did not retain any structure that was worth retaining’. Does this mean that ‘did not contain any structure worth retaining? In BPC’s previous response we asked whether the conservation officer had been made aware of this application due to its historic connections with a well-known local architect and the neighbouring houses built at the same time. If WDC have considered the historic connections and are satisfied correct recording has taken place BPC have no objection.


WD/2016/1707/F Unit 7 Temple Grove, Uckfield Road, Herons Ghyll, TN22 4BB.

Change of use from class D1 medical centre to two 3-bed single-storey dwellings. Buxted parish council response to WDC: no objection, recommend approval.


WD/2016/1784/F Sandpits Builds Yard, Etchingwood Lane, Buxted, TN22 4PU.

Installation of septic tank to serve the WC facilities on site. Buxted parish council response to WDC: no objection, recommend approval.


WD/2016/0675/F Land adjacent to Ramblers, Station Road, Buxted, TN22 4DP

Proposed conversion of existing granary to dwelling. Replacement of existing attached animal pens and detached snooker room with new structures to form additional accommodation, and associated works. Buxted Parish Council response to WDC: Buxted Parish Council does not object to this application on the basis that there is a shortage of development sites for the required new housing allocation. Therefore every application needs considered on its own merits and policies should be updated to reflect the present housing need.








Any other matters properly notified.


Organisation of Planning Committee Responsibilities

This will be included on next month’s agenda as three members of the planning committee are not present at this meeting.



Announcements – a) Chairman of the Committee; b) Clerk to the Council


Meeting closed at 1923 hours.



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