Minutes of the Buxted Parish Council Planning Committee meeting 13th February 2018
Present: Cllrs Blandford (Chairman), Roberts, Rose, Cox and McQuarrie. Also present at this meeting: Mrs C Feltham and Miss B Macklen – Clerks to the Parish Council.
Public: One member of public present at this meeting.
The applicant of item 4.1 of this agenda, Mr Baldwin, introduced himself and explained his intention was to make the new dwelling a home for his family.
Apologies: None received
|2.||Minutes: The minutes of the meeting of 9th January 2018 were approved and signed as a correct record by the Chairman.|
Declaration of Members Interests in respect of items on this agenda
No declarations of interest were made.
Planning applications for consideration:
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
Response from Buxted Parish Council: this new dwelling will be within an area on AONB and close to the Ashdown Forest. The parish council note that from the traffic report the new dwelling will create less traffic movements than its current use. The applicant attended this meeting and confirmed that this property would be for residential purposes only. The parish council have no objection to this application, subject to it conforming with the necessary Wealden District policies.
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
Buxted Parish Council response to Wealden District Council: no objection, recommend approval.
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
Buxted Parish Council response to Wealden District Council: the parish council commented that as long as the conservation officer has been consulted, and does not object, then we have no objection and recommend approval.
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
Buxted Parish Council response to Wealden District Council: the parish council have no objection to this application subject to the garages being ancillary to the main dwelling. The parish council would stand by their previous comments and hope that if this is intended for business use that a change of use application would be submitted to WDC.
Planning applications considered by email consultation, due to the deadline set by Wealden District Council for the parish council’s response:
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.
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.
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.
There were none during this period.
Matters for information:
Any other matters properly notified:
Announcements – a) Chairman of the Committee; b) Clerk to the Council
Meeting closed at 1920 hours.