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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 3 NOVEMBER 2009, 18:00-18:25

PRESENT: Cllr Martin (Chairman), Councillors Mitchell, Marland
Cllr Wright (Chairman of the Council), Cllr Rand (Vice-Chairman of the Council) - arrived late (83.1)

Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer: Mrs P Raymond

 

Also present: Mr Marsden of Poppinghole Farm, Poppinghole Lane

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P09/10.78 Apologies and reasons for absence. Cllr Wheatley (holiday)
P09/10.79

Disclosure by Members of interests in matters on the agenda under the terms of the Code of Conduct. None.

P09/10.80 Prejudiced members' participation. None.
P09/10.81 Public participation session. Mr Marsden gave notice of his interest, as co-owner of Poppinghole Farm, in Agenda item P09/10.83.1.
P09/10.82 Minutes. RESOLVED: That the Chairman of the Committee is authorised to sign the Minutes of the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on 13/10/09.
P09/10.83 Planning Applications
83.1

RR/2009/2433/P Poppinghole Farm, Poppinghole Lane. Conversion of redundant agricultural building to holiday let units, erection of new garage with first floor holiday let unit, erection of indoor swimming pool, erection of stables, new access and associated landscape works.

 

The Chairman allowed Mr Marsden, co-owner of Poppinghole Farm, leave to speak to the Committee. Mr Marsden spoke of the intention to provide year-round holiday lets which would be as environmentally-friendly as possible. For example, they are investigating the idea of boreholes for the extraction of warm air from the ground. Mr Marsden answered questions from committee members.

 

Cllr Martin reported on his inspection and visit to neighbours where he had found that they were not over-concerned about the relatively-limited increase in traffic in the Lane which would ensue from the development.

 

RESOLVED: That the Parish Council supports approval because

1) The provision of good quality year-round tourist accommodation should benefit the local economy.
2) Attempts to be as environmentally-friendly as possible in the development, eg investigation of the use of ground source heat through boreholes is welcomed.
3) Although Poppinghole Lane is long and narrow, the development is expected to generate an acceptable level of additional traffic.
4) The Parish Council has been assured that the stables and holiday lets will be run as a single business.  

83.2

RR/2009/2470/L Martin House, Church Hill, Sedlescombe. Replace boiler with more efficient model, to move existing flue from side elevation to rear. Cllr Wright reported on her inspection. RESOLVED: That the Parish Council supports approval.

83.3 RR/2009/2485/L Martin House, Church Hill, Sedlescombe. Proposed solar panels to south facing valley at rear of house.Cllr Wright reported on her inspection. RESOLVED: That the Parish Council supports approval.
83.4 RR/2009/2488/P Oaklands Manor, Oaklands Lane, Sedlescombe. Erection of a double garage, hardstanding area and access thereto. Cllr Rand reported on his inspection. RESOLVED: That the Parish Council supports approval.
83.5 RR/2009/2573/L The Cottage, The Street, Sedlescombe. Proposed conversion of existing cellar into new utility area. RESOLVED: That the Parish Council supports approval.
P09/10.84 Appeals. None.
P09/10.85 Planning Seminar Agenda, 04/11/09. Members who expect to attend the Seminar were provided with copies of the agenda. The Parish Council had submitted a question about trees.
P09/10.86

Results

RR/2009/2135/A A21 - land fronting (land opposite of Magazine Farm), Sedlescombe Advertising sign for Brickwall Hotel Refused
RR/2009/2093/P Hurst House, Hurst Lane, Sedlescombe Sand arena Conditional approval
RR/2009/2213/P The Queen's Head Public House - Land adj, Brede Lane, Sedlescombe Erection of two semi-detached three-bedroom dwellings and erection of one four-bedroom detached dwelling including formation of new vehicular access pursuant to outline planning permission RR/2008/3237/P Conditional approval
   
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