Planning Agenda 13 February 2018


The Planning Applications below are to be considered by members of the Planning Committee on 13th February 2018 at 7.00 p.m. in Five Ash Down Village Hall


The public have a right and are welcome to attend and at the discretion of the Chairman. Members of the public may speak or ask questions when invited by the Chairman prior to the formal opening of the meeting.



Apologies for Absence



Declaration of Members personal and prejudicial Interests in respect of items on this agenda



The minutes of the Planning Committee held on 9th January be approved and signed as a correct record by the Chairman.



Planning Applications




























































Application No: WD/2017/2811/F

Location: Wayside, Uckfield Road, Herons Ghyll, TN22 4BU

Description: Demolition of existing buildings and erection of 1 dwelling.

Applicant: Mr John Baldwin, C/O ASP Old Bank Chambers London Road Crowborough East Sussex TN6 2TT

Agent: ASP, Old Bank Chambers London Road Crowborough East Sussex TN6 2TT


Application No: WD/2018/0180/F

Location: White Rose Cottage, 1 The Walled Garden, Five Ash Down, TN22 3AJ

Description: Single storey rear extension and porch extension.

Applicant: Mr & Mrs Thomas

Agent: Weald Designs


Application No: WD/2018/0241/F

Location: Herons Hall, Uckfield Road, Herons Ghyll, TN22 4BY

Description: this is a resubmission of application WD/2013/1419/F that was approved on 10/09/2013. The proposal comprises the construction of an extension at first floor level and at second floor level over the existing flat roof areas.

Applicant: Mrs Jane Hampson

Agent: Mrs Jane Hampson


Application No: WD/2017/2562/F

Location: The Hollies, Coopers Green Road, Uckfield, TN22 3AA

Description: Amended plans (2/2/18) show a reduction in height: Two storey extension of ancillary garage/workshop/storage area and demolition of prefabricated domestic three bar garage.

Applicant:  Mr Peter Hall

Agent: Batcheller Monkhouse


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


Application: WD/2017/2561/LB and WD/2017/2560/F

Location: Howbourne Farm, Howbourne Lane, Buxted, TN22 4QD

Description: Alterations for the conversion of the first floor of a two-storey barn for use ancillary to the dwelling house and alterations for the conversion of two single storey barns to small scale bed and breakfast accommodation.

Response from Buxted Parish Council to Wealden District Council: no objections, recommend approval.  Members of the parish council commented that this was a good planning application, with extensive heritage reports which give good recommendation’s.


Application: WD/2018/0046/F

Location: Heath Holt, Howbourne Lane, Buxted, TN22 4QB

Description: Erection of single storey rear extension.

Response from Buxted Parish Council to Wealden District Council: no objections, recommend approval.


Application: WD/2018/0081/F

Location:  Totease House, Station Road, Buxted, TN22 4DP

Description: The replacement of existing roadside fencing and entrance gates with acoustic fencing and entrance gates.

Response from Buxted Parish Council to Wealden District Council: It would have been better to have an image of the actual gates rather than an example as it is somewhat of a shame to lose the sandstone entrance. If WDC are happy with the replacement close boarded type fence in this high-profile location, the PC would raise no objection.


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

Updated at the committee




Matters for information


WDC Planning Application Decision Notices received
Application Location Description Decision



Glendale, Hurstwood Road, High Hurstwood, TN22 4BJ

Demolition of existing single storey additions and erection of replacement

Two-storey additions, plus alterations to existing building.





White Lodge, Church Road, Buxted, TN22 4LT.


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.


Approved. Response to parish council: The Parish Council comments are noted. The scheme is on the upper limit of acceptability, but contextually acceptable. The increase in height is only generally viewed in long range views from High Hurstwood where it is seen against the rising land on this side of Buxted, and the associated increase in height of other dwellings. As a result, it would be difficult for the Council to rest a two storey dwelling. In regard to neighbour concerns, the additional height dos not impinge upon neighbouring amenity to

such an extent that would justify withholding planning permission. The main bulk of concerns raised in representations relate to use of the swimming pool and what might be described as unsociable activity. This is not a matter for this planning application and beyond the powers of the planning authority. Any nuisance noise caused by use of the pool could be potentially remedied by the Pollution Control Team of the Council.


WD/2017/2459/F Oast Farm Cottage, Oast Farm, Lephams Bridge, Buxted, TN22 4AU

Two storey extension



48 Mead Lane, Buxted, TN22 4AS


To erect pvcu orangery to the rear of the property.





Perrymans Farm, Lane, Herons Ghyll, TN22 4BX Timber log cabin for equestrian worker.

Approved: WDC response to Buxted Parish Council: The application is for accommodation for a rural

worker policy DC2 and Paragraph 55 of the NPPF are the relevant tests for this type of

application. Planning conditions and legal agreements can be used to control the occupation of

the dwelling. The applicant has provided details that show that the site can reduce vehicle trip

generation from the site sufficiently enough to support a dwelling by reducing the number of

livery stables on site by one.

WD/2017/2818/F Ridgeway, Hurstwood Road, High Hurstwood, TN22 4BE

Demolition of existing rear extension and raised terrace to be replaced with

new single storey rear extension creating a lower ground level to the

garden. New windows to the front, with a new vehicle access from Hurstwood












Heatherdene House, Buxted Wood Lane, Buxted, TN22 4QE

Minor material amendment to WD/2014/1320/F (demolition of existing house, barn

and garage building plus erection of new single family residence and

associated landscaping works).









Any other matters properly notified:



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




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