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PLANNING MINUTES

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE OF SEDLESCOMBE PARISH COUNCIL HELD IN SEDLESCOMBE VILLAGE HALL COMMITTEE ROOM 2 ON TUESDAY 17 MAY, 2100-2115

MEMBERS PRESENT: Councillors Mitchell, Vine-Hall, Wright

Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer: Mrs P Raymond

 

Also in attendance as observers: Cllrs Chapman and Heap

 

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P11/12.1

Cllr Wright in chair for election of Chairman

Election of Chairman of the Committee for the ensuing year. RESOLVED: That Cllr Vine-Hall be Chairman of the Committee for the ensuing year.

Cllr Vine-Hall in the chair

P11/12.2

Apologies and reasons for absence. Apologies were recorded as follows:

  • Pauline Glew - holiday.
  • Anthony Rand - work commitments.
  • John Reynolds - holiday.
P11/12.3

Disclosures of personal and prejudicial interests from Councillors on matters to be considered at the meeting in accordance with the adopted Code of Conduct 2007. None disclosed.

P11/12.4 Public participation session. No public present.
P11/12.5 Minutes. RESOLVED: That the Chairman of the Committee is authorised to sign the Minutes of the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on 29/3/11.
P11/12.6

Planning Applications

6.1 RR/2011/737/P 32 Park Shaw, Sedlescombe TN33 0PP. Proposed first floor extension (alterations to scheme approved under application RR/2011/246/P). RESOLVED: That the Parish Council supports approval.
6.2 RR/2011/830/P Lynden Lea, Hurst Lane, Sedlescombe. Proposed conservatory. RESOLVED: That the Parish Council supports approval.
P11/12.7

Appeals. None.

P11/12.8

Results

RR/2011/246/P 32 Park Shaw, Sedlescombe First floor extension Approved conditional
RR/2011/254/P Petley House, Marley Lane, Battle Alterations to existing building Approved conditional
RR/2011/242/P Cartref, The Street, Sedlescombe Replace extant permission RR/2007/3386/P - terrace of 3x3-bedroom houses and parking Approved conditional
RR/2010/3020/P LWA Bodyshop Ltd, The Street, Sedlescombe New light commercial spray booth Refused
RR/2010/1671/P Pestalozzi International Village, land at, Sedlescombe 6 detached dwellings with garages , access road, landscaping etc. Approved conditional
RR/2010/1264/P Pestalozzi International Village Trust Relocation of approved conference block to site of approved admin block necessitating relocation of admin block following planning permission RR/2007/397/P Approved conditional

 

A noise abatement notice has been served allowing LWA Bodyshop 3 months to comply.

P11/12.9

Enforcement List

04.04.11 Cartref, The Street, Sedlescombe - ENF/SED/2010/61 Untidy site Information requested
04.04.11 Castlemans Farm - Field Adj., Sandrock Hill, Sedlescombe - ENF/SED/2011/85 Erection of building in field To be visited (heard from owner this is a large tree house and they have received a letter from Rother DC asking for it to be removed)
09.05.11 Bulmer Lodge, The Green, Sedlescombe - ENF/SED/2011.154 Works not in accordance with approved plans No further action
09.05.11 Park View, The Street, Sedlescombe - ENF/SED/2011/28 Works started on site without archaeological survey Enf notice served. 3 month letter

 

P11/12.10

Spilstead Farm Airstrip breaches of permission. The following was noted:

  1. Whatlington Parish Council has reported a list of breaches of the protocol with aircraft flying over the Whatlington avoidance zone before landing or after taking off from Spilstead Airstrip.

  2. On 06/04/11, the Clerk reported to Rother's Enforcement Officer the use of the Spilstead Airstrip by a helicopter contrary to the permission given under RR/98/1323/P. The helicopter continued to use the Airstrip regularly until at least 14/04/11. The helicopter was identified as an ex-military Alouette II with a Hungarian flag. The Enforcement Officer enquired of the Airstrip owner whether the helicopter had landed at the Airstrip but this was initially denied and he said that the helicopter had landed outside the Airstrip (this would mean that "permitted development" rights to use the land for temporary purposes for up to 28 days in any calendar year would apply). Subsequently, the owner accepted that the landing area was within the airstrip and that, therefore, a breach of the planning approval had occurred.
P11/12/11

Budget Car Company. The following was noted:

  1. The "waving balloon man" has been measured by Rother DC and found to be over the size limit for an advert that could be displayed with "deemed consent". The owner was informed that it was an offence to display this advert without consent. It appears not to have been used since then.
  2. Results of four appeals are still awaited. The results will possibly be known in mid June and end July.
  3. Removal of trees in a Conservation Area without permission was reported to Rother DC on 21/02/11. Several local people willing to confirm they saw the trees being removed. Legal advice being sought by Rother. Would be helpful if Rother knew who the tree surgeon was.
P11/12.12 Best time for meetings of the Planning Committee. For consideration at next week's meeting when more members could be present.
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