DRAFT Planning Minutes 14 November 2017



Present: Cllrs Blandford (Chairman), Cox, McQuarrie, Rose, and Roberts. Also present at this meeting: Mrs C Feltham and Miss B Macklen – Clerks to the Parish Council.



Public: 14


No members of the public wished to speak prior to the meeting starting.


Apologies: There were no apologies for absence.



Minutes: The minutes of the meeting of 10th October 2017 were approved and signed as a correct record by the Chairman.




























































































































Declaration of Members Interests in respect of items on this agenda


Cllr Roberts declared a prejudicial interest in respect of item 6.1 as the applicants are relatives of his.

Cllr Rose declared a personal interest in respect of item 5.1 on this agenda as he knows the applicants.


Planning applications for consideration:


Application No: WD/2017/2314/F and WD/2017/2315/LB

Location: Mill House, Station Road, Buxted, TN22 4DP.

Description: Demolition of garden room and construction of new garden room including removal of wall and construction of side porch

Applicant: Mr Michael Perkins

Agent: Mike Hill Architectural Services.

Buxted Parish Council response to Wealden District Council: No objections, recommend approval.


Application No: WD/2017/2448/F

Location: Fairview, Framfield Road, Buxted.

Description: Single storey out building

Applicant: Mr Sam Hope, The Rosery, New Place, Uckfield, TN22 5DP.

Agent: Mr Sam Hope, The Rosery, New Place, Uckfield, TN22 5DP.

Buxted Parish Council response to Wealden District Council: No objection, recommend approval.



Application No: WD/2017/2335/F

Location: White Lodge, Church Road, Buxted, TN22 4LT

Description: Proposed side extension to ground floor and first floor extension with newly positioned outdoor swimming pool and new pool room. Including a proposed gate to existing access point leading to 6 new parking bays.

Applicant: Mr & Mrs Duncan

Agent: Turner Associates

Buxted Parish Council response to Wealden District Council: The parish council are concerned about the extent that this substantial development would have on neighbouring properties –   with concerns over light pollution and the height of this design.


Planning applications considered by email consultation, due to the deadline set by Wealden District Council for the parish council’s response:


Application No.  WD/2017/2256/F

Location: Hurstwood Farm, Royal Oak Lane, High Hurstwood.

Description: Conversion of part of agricultural barn to a laundry room to service the adjacent holiday lets.

Applicant: Mr M Pocock, Hurstwood Farm, Royal Oak Lane, High Hurstwood.

Agent: Architectural Designs, 76 Ufton Lane Sittingbourne Kent ME10 1EX

Buxted Parish Council response to WDC: The parish council recommended approval for this application.


Application No.  WD/2017/2191/F

Location: Reads Farm, Rocks Lane, High Hurstwood.

Description: Residential dwelling for farm owner/manager and change of use of land to residential curtilage.

Applicant: Mr Nigel Reader, 8 Rotherview Burwash East Sussex TN19 7BN

Agent: David Hall & Co, 12 Park Road Haywards Heath East Sussex RH16 4HZ

Buxted Parish Council response to WDC: The parish council object to this application. This is not a conversion of existing farm buildings but a new build within the High Weald AONB .

The land was bought with the knowledge of what was available and manageable. Citing reasons for a new build being an increase in flock is dubitable, the numbers stated utilise to the maximum potential of the land available taking into consideration sheep ratio per acre. A two-storey three bedroomed house and all that goes with it is excessive for the purposes referred to in the application.  (Why not create a welfare unit – there is already a redundant building shown on the plans)

The new build would require new access route from the single lane farm track – which is also a public footpath – up to the house

One large barn has already been erected, without prior planning consent, which can be visibly seen from the Church in High Hurstwood and surrounding, and a second barn has been approved conditionally, the house would sit above these barns – all of which are becoming a prominent and overbearing feature on the landscape of High Hurstwood.  The house would overlook the valley in which there are many residential dwellings.


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


Cllr Roberts left the building for the following agenda item.


Application No: WD/2017/2459/F

Location: Oast Farm Cottage, Oast Farm, Lephams Bridge, Buxted.

Description: Two storey extension.

Applicant: Mr and Mrs Smith, Oast Farm Cottage, Oast Farm, Lephams Bridge, Buxted.

Agent: Mr Peter Cook, Passfield, Framfield Road, Buxted.

Buxted Parish Council response to Wealden District Council: The parish council appreciate the design of this extension and recommend approval.


Cllr Roberts returned to the meeting.


Application No: WD/2017/2549/F

Location: Creteway, Limes Lane, Buxted, TN22 4PE

Description: Change of use from field to garden area incidental to the use of the adjoin property.

Applicant: Mr & Mrs Ball

Agent: SBH Design Ltd

Buxted Parish Council response to Wealden District Council: no objection, recommend approval.



Matters for information:


WDC Planning Application Decision Notices received
Application Location Description Decision



Cherry Wood, Burnt Oak Road, High Hurstwood. Rear single storey extension. Approved



Viewswood House, Viewswood, Buxted, TN22 4AY Proposed re building of studio annexe on the existing footprint. Approved
WD/2017/1684/LBR & WD/2017/1683/FR Oast Farm, Buxted Road,Cooper Green, TN22 4AU

Internal and external alterations to dwelling including demolition and

replacement of garden wall. Retention of replacement windows installed in

Single storey element (reference WD/20146/0840/F & WD/2016/0841/LB)




Any other matters properly notified:

This application is Buxted Parish Council’s re submission for the Reading Room. As we are the applicants we cannot comment or respond to it in the usual way – but we wished for this appear to be on the agenda for all members of the parish to see.

Application: WD/2017/1401/O

Location: Village Hall (Reading Room), Church Road, Buxted, TN22 4LP.

Description: Demolition of the existing Buxted Village Hall (the Reading Room) and the erection of 2 no. three bedroom, two storey semi-detached houses with associated parking. Amendment of existing Section 106 Planning Obligation by agreement dated 16 December 2014 to enable implementation of the


Amended Plans dated 25 October 2017

Applicant: Buxted Parish Council

Agent: Miller Architects


Having listened to all the objections to the previous application, this application has been re submitted as two semi- detached properties. The parish council cannot make any further comment on this application.


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


Meeting closed at 1920 hours


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