Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting of 10th December 2019 held at 7.00 pm. in The Reading Room, Buxted.
Present: Cllrs. Rose (Chairman), Blandford, Humphrey, McQuarrie, Cox, Roberts and Clerks – Claudine Feltham and Beccy Macklen.
One member of public present at this meeting.
Apologies: were received and accepted from Cllr Coxon.
Minutes: The minutes of the meeting of 12th November 2019 were approved and signed as a correct record by the Chairman.
Declaration of Members Interests in respect of items on this agenda.
Cllr Blandford declared a personal interest in respect of item 4.3 of this agenda as she is a neighbour.
Cllr Rose declared a personal interest in respect of item 4.4 of this agenda and he knows the applicant.
Application no: WD/2019/2231/F
Location: PARKHURST FARM, PERRYMANS LANE, HIGH HURSTWOOD, BUXTED, TN22 4AG
Description: Construction of a 20m x 60m equestrian arena. Works to include a small amount of cut and fill, new land drains, membrane, stone base, silica sand and fibre surface.
Buxted parish council response to Wealden District Council: no objections, recommend approval.
Application no: WD/2019/2084/F
Location: WHITE COTTAGE, BURNT OAK ROAD, HIGH HURSTWOOD, TN22 4AE
Description: Amended plan received to show the proposed stable building has been
moved 2m further south to take into account the neighbour’s concerns and
reduce its visual impact through the gap in the hedgerow. Plan received 18
November 2019. Private stable and tack room building.
Buxted parish council response to Wealden District Council: the parish council are aware of the objections to this application and appreciate that the slight movement has not really resolved the issues for the neighbour. The parish council would like to re iterate their previous comments and object to this application: ‘the parish council object to this application due to the siting of the proposed building. If this was positioned nearer Burnt Oak Road, then it would not affect their neighbours and would be easier for horse boxes etc to access. From the photos included within the plans it would appear that construction has already started on site and the building works are not in the same position as shown on the plans’.
Application no: WD/2019/2097/F
Location: LOWER LOWLANDS FARM, SHEPHERDS HILL, BUXTED TN22 4PX
Description: Demolition of redundant cow shed and erection of farm building for workshop, store, log store, car port and farm office.
Buxted parish council response to Wealden District Council:
The parish council are aware of an objection letter with regards to this building blocking the public footpath. The parish council local knowledge believes that there is an unofficial deviation on the footpath which has been used for many years. The parish council feel that the footpath should be officially re routed via an application to ESCC Rights of Way team.
The parish council are concerned about the change from a single storey to a two-storey building, with a larger footprint that what was originally there. There is already an office on site.
The building would be visible from the edge of the High Weald AONB. The parish council would like to know if the impact on the listed main building (within the curtilage) has been considered? Until this information is known the parish council do not feel that they can either recommend approval or object to this application.
If WDC decide to approve this application, then the parish council would request that a condition is included that this building cannot be used as a separate dwelling.
Location: THE GRANARY, HIGH STREET, BUXTED, TN22 4JZ
Description: Retrospective application for alterations and extensions to existing outbuilding and change of use to holiday let.
Buxted parish council response to Wealden District Council: no objection, recommend approval.
Planning applications considered by email consultation, due to the deadline set by Wealden District Council for the parish council’s response:
Location: POUNDGATE LODGE, UCKFIELD ROAD, POUND GATE, CROWBOROUGH, TN6 3TA
Description: Single storey flat roof extension to rear of dwelling house. Alterations to fenestration on west elevation.
Response from Buxted Parish Council to Wealden District Council: no objection, recommend approval
To discuss any planning applications received from Wealden District Council after the publication of the agenda that are available on the District Planning website.
Location: LAND AT QUEENSTOCK LANE, BUXTED TN22 4AR
Description: Minor material amendment to application WD/2019/0195/F (erection of 5 no. dwellings, access, landscaping and associated infrastructure) involving the variation of condition 18 in order to reduce the red line site area.
Buxted parish council response to Wealden District Council: no objection to the amendment.
Matters for information:
Any other matters properly notified: None
The meeting closed at 1915 hours.