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PLANNING MINUTES

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE OF SEDLESCOMBE PARISH COUNCIL HELD IN COMMITTEE ROOM 2 OF SEDLESCOMBE VILLAGE HALL ON TUESDAY 9 JUNE 2009, 1915-1925

PRESENT: Cllr Martin (Chairman), Councillors Wheatley, Mitchell, Marland
Cllr Wright (Chairman of the Council), Cllr Rand (Vice-Chairman of the Council)

Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer: Mrs P Raymond

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P09/10.20 Apologies and reasons for absence. None, all present.
P09/10.21

Disclosure by Members of personal interests in matters on the agenda, the nature of any interest and whether the member regarded the interest as prejudicial under the terms of the Code of Conduct. None

P09/10.22 Public participation session. None
P09/10.23 Minutes. RESOLVED: That the Chairman of the Committee is authorised to sign the Minutes of the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on 12/05/09.
P09/10.24 Planning Applications
24.1 RR/2009/1077.P 6 Gregory Walk, Sedlescombe. Proposed loft conversion to include pitch roof and flat roof dormer. Cllr Martin reported on his inspection. RESOLVED: That the Parish Council supports approval.
24.2

RR/2009/115.P Blackman, Pavie, Ladden, Marley Lane. Variation of condition (XX) imposed on RR/2000/105/P as development viability is compromised by not allowing work to commence until A21/Marley Lane junction is complete.

 

The Clerk provided members with a summary of planning applications relating to this site.

 

It was noted that it was the intention of the Secretary of State in 2000 that, because of the existing problems at the A21/Marley Lane junction, a scheme for highway work improvements should be agreed before the major development at BPL commenced.

 

By 2002, a scheme to provide ghost island markings had been drawn up and was approved by Rother Planners.

 

In 2005, the applicant tried to have the original condition removed but Rother instead suggested amending the condition so that the buildings could be constructed but not occupied until a scheme had been approved.

 

On 22/04/2009 (according to the RR/2009/1115/P planning application form), the development commenced, contrary to planning approval RR/2000/105/P.

 

The current planning application seeks to amend condition XX of RR/2009/105/P to that which was suggested by Rother in 2005.

 

Cllr Rand reported on his inspection. RESOLVED: That the Parish Council objects to the proposal to change the condition to allow building to commence prior to a junction improvement scheme being approved. It is noted that, on 22/04/09, development commenced contrary to planning approval RR/2000/105/P as the junction improvement scheme has not been approved. Existing uses of the A21/Marley Lane junction already cause problems and a detailed proposal of the way the junction will be improved, together with agreements regarding who will pay for it, ought to have been in place prior to commencement.

24.3 RR/2009/1286/T The Old Bakery House, The Street, Sedlescombe TN33 0QB. Fell one leyland cypress and fell one weeping conifer. Cllr Martin reported on his inspection. RESOLVED: That the Parish Council supports approval.
P09/10.25 Appeals. None
P09/10.26

Results

  1. RR/2009/370/P Pestalozzi Village, Sedlescombe. Zip wire. APPROVED.
  2. RR/2009/735/P Four Winds, Balcombe Green, Sedlescombe. Garage to living accommodation. APPROVED.
   
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