Planning Committee Minutes 11 June 2019

                                                                       

 

Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting of 11th June 2019 held at 7.15 pm. in Five Ash Down Village Hall.

 

 

Present: Cllrs.Rose (Chairman), Blandford, Cox and Roberts.  Also in attendance Clerks Claudine Feltham & Beccy Macklen.

 

 

Public: 12 members of the public present at this meeting.

 

One parishioner spoke in connection with item 4.1 of this agenda.

Concerns for privacy – proposed development would look straight into windows of property opposite.

Morning sunlight would be blocked by the proposed new building

Parking is only for 1 vehicle, rather than two that most properties on this lane have and it is felt that this is not sufficient.

The design is unlike any other properties in Littlewood Lane.

Concern that there would be reduced visibility of vehicles turning out of the road.

There are TPOs on the trees outside the property and there are concerns that this could damage the roots of the trees if built on.

The positioning of the proposed building is way too close to the road.

 

Another resident spoke in connection with item 4.1 of this agenda.

Concerns that new residents of the proposed property should have a right to sunlight and daylight. The large trees with TPOs would prevent them from having sunlight and daylight. So concern there would be future requests to either remove or reduce the trees, which would also have a negative impact on the neighbouring properties.

There is a badger run that goes through the area of the trees.

Also have concerns for overlooking, loss of privacy and increased traffic.

 

A third resident voiced their concerns over the volume of traffic on this road. Trying to get out of Littlewood Lane and onto the main road is already dangerous and would not want additional traffic added to this.

 

 

1.

Apologies: Apologies were received and accepted from Cllr Hoggan and Cllr McQuarrie

 

2.

Minutes: The minutes of the meeting of 14th May 2019 were approved and signed as a correct record by the Chairman.

 

3.

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

None received

 

4.

 

4.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

Planning applications

 

Application no: WD/2019/0892/F

Location: 36 Littlewood Lane, Buxted, TN22 4LW

Description: Proposed new dwelling

Applicant: Mr & Mrs Taplin

Agent: KNJ Planning

Buxted Parish Council response to Wealden District Council: the parish council reached a unanimous decision to object to this application for the following reasons:

  • Loss of privacy and light
  • Overdevelopment of the site
  • Positioning of the building is considered too close to the road
  • There would be insufficient light to the new premises, so concern would be for future request for removal of trees.

 

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

 

 

6. Planning applications considered by email consultation, due to the deadline set by Wealden District Council for the parish council’s response: None during this period.
   
7.

Matters for information:

 

WDC Planning Application Decision Notices received
Application Location Description Decision by WDC

WD/2019/0508/FR

 

HEWINGS, HURSTWOOD ROAD, HIGH HURSTWOOD, BUXTED, TN22 4BE

Retrospective addition to the therapy room and alteration of the flat roof

To accommodate.

 

Approved

WD/2019/0501/F

 

BAY TREE COTTAGE, ETCHINGWOOD LANE, BUXTED, UCKFIELD, TN22 4PT

 

Replacement of front fence and removal of hedge next to highway.

 

Withdrawn

WD/2019/0525/F

 

HIGH OAK, FRAMFIELD ROAD, BUXTED, TN22 4PG

Single storey extensions to sides and rear and internal alterations

 

Approved

WD/2018/1464/F

 

READS FARM, ROCKS LANE, HIGH HURSTWOOD, CROWBOROUGH

Demolition of a redundant rural building and erection of a replacement

Residential dwelling.

 

Withdrawn

WD/2018/1281/F and WD/2018/1282/LB

 

LEPHAMS BRIDGE HOUSE, LEPHAMS BRIDGE, BUXTED, TN22 4AU

Installation of mezzanine floor in garage to provide accommodation for

Guests/family with associated internal and external alterations.

 

Approved

WD/2017/0759/F

 

FORMER MEDICAL CENTRE, UNIT 7, TEMPLE GROVE, UCKFIELD ROAD, HERONS GHYLL, TN22 4BY

 

Redevelopment of medical centre to provide 5 dwellings.

 

Refused

 

 

 

8.

Any other matters properly notified:

 

9.

Announcements: None this meeting.

 

 

The meeting closed at 1929 hours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in Featured Stories, Planning Committee Minutes