MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE OF SEDLESCOMBE PARISH COUNCIL HELD ON TUESDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2006 IN COMMITTEE ROOM TWO OF THE VILLAGE HALL, 21:25-21:50

PRESENT:

Cllr P Martin (Chairman of the Committee), Cllrs Mrs J Mitchell, N Foord, W Cameron, Cllr Mrs V Wright (Chairman of the Council). Mrs P Raymond (Clerk/RFO)

P06/07.43 APOLOGY FOR ABSENCE was received from Cllr Rand (holiday).

P06/07.44 MINUTES. The Chairman was authorised to sign the Minutes of the Meeting of the Committee held on 11/08/06.

P06/07.45 INTERESTS. Members were reminded to disclose their interests in items on the agenda.

P06/07.46 MATTERS RAISED AT PREVIOUS MEETINGS

46.1 Spilstead Airstrip. Mr Fifield, Enforcement Officer, had written to say that, because he had not heard from Mr Cole, it appeared that the meeting would not be held at the present time. He asked that complaints regarding take-offs contrary to the protocol should be forwarded as soon as possible to enable the incident to be more easily investigate.

46.2 Brickwall Hotel signs. Rother District Council was still waiting for a reply from Mr Pollio. The Clerk had been told by a East Sussex County Council Engineer that the Highways Agency is currently much stricter about having 40,000 visitors a year before a brown sign is approved. Bypassed villages such as Robertsbridge have been approved in the past. The Highways Agency proposes removal of brown signs where the tourist site does not attract enough visitors.

46.3 Homestall new property. A fence was shown on the approved plans.

P06/07.47 PLANNING APPLICATIONS

47.1 RR/2006/2280/P Hurst House - land at, Hurst Lane, Sedlescombe. Change of use of land to a mixed use of agriculture and the keeping of horses, the erection of a stable block and landscaping works. Cllr Cameron reported on his inspection. It was RESOLVED: That the Parish Council supports an approval.

47.2 RR/2006/2238/P 10 Park Shaw, Sedlescombe. To extend back and side fence around the side of the bungalow to enclose kitchen door and window for safety, security and privacy (so it would be level with front of property with a gate, no more than 6ft high, to enclose bathroom window as well). Cllr Mrs Mitchell reported on her inspection. It was RESOLVED: That the Parish Council supports a refusal as a fence would be inappropriate and unacceptable being totally at variance with the open-plan nature of the estate.

P06/07.48 PLANNING RESULTS

RR/2006/1613/P Beech Farm Bungalow, Hawkhurst Road, Sedlescombe

Conversion of existing outbuilding to form studio/hobbies room to provide ancillary accommodation

Parish Council supports approval
ROTHER DISTRICT COUNCIL APPROVED

RR/2006/1625/P Sedlescombe Sportsfield

Demolition of existing pavilion and erection of replacement including formation of new vehicular access

The Parish Council is the applicant and, therefore, cannot comment
ROTHER DISTRICT COUNCIL APPROVED

RR/2006/1793/P Poppinghole Farm, Poppinghole Lane, Robertsbridge

Erection of single storey extensions

Parish Council supports approval.
ROTHER DISTRICT COUNCIL APPROVED

RR/2006,1811/P Whydown Farm Caravan Park, Crazy Lane, Sedlescombe

Erection of extension to improve toilet and washing facilities for touring visitors

Parish Council supports approval
ROTHER DISTRICT COUNCIL APPROVED

RR/2006/1875/P
35 Gorselands, Sedlescombe

Proposed first floor extension with dormer and roof windows

Parish Council supports approval
ROTHER DISTRICT COUNCIL APPROVED

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