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SEDLESCOMBE PARISH COUNCIL

RESOLUTIONS

Planning, 24/05/11

P11/12.16

That the Chairman of the Committee is authorised to sign the Minutes of the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on 17/05/11.
P11/12.17.1

RR/2011/859/P Ivy Cottage - land rear of, Brede Lane, Sedlescombe. Construction of a pair of two-bedroom semi-detached and two three-bedroom detached cottages.

RESOLVED: That the Parish Council supports refusal of the application for the following reasons:

  1. The development would not be in keeping with and would unreasonably harm the amenities of adjoining properties contrary to Policy GD1(ii).
  2. The development would be contrary to Policy GD1(iii) it that it does not include appropriate parking provision with only two spaces allowed/dwelling and would result in unacceptable traffic conditions in Brede Lane. This area is close to a busy school, several housing estates including a development of 5 new properties and the Doctors' Surgery and driving and parking are already difficult, particularly at certain times of day.
  3. The development would be contrary to Policy GD1(iv) and (vi) as it would detract from the character and appearance of the locality which is currently a mature overgrown garden area. The views of this tree-filled garden are highly valued by those living in surrounding properties.
  4. The development would be contrary to Policy HG2(v) in that it would be intrusive in the landscape.
  5. The development would be contrary to Policy GD1(v) as it would not be compatible with the conservation of the natural beauty of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  6. The development would be contrary to Policy GD1(vii) as the garden is currently a wildlife refuge and corridor. The proposed development would destroy the existing habitats of ecological value.
  7. The development would be contrary to Policy GD1(xv) in that the flooding risk to this and other areas of the Village would be likely to substantially increase by removal of mature trees and covering the garden with concrete and buildings. The ground is already boggy with springs and there is concern about increasing the flow of a small water course running between this property and 2 Park Shaw.
P11/12.17.2

RR/2011/940/P Bulmer Lodge, The Green, Sedlescombe. Removal of conditions 2, 3 and 5 re RR/2008/1676/P - erection of detached garage with art/hobby room over including addition of dormers (proposed change of garage into residential accommodation).

RESOLVED: That the Parish Council supports refusal of the application to remove conditions attached to RR/2008/1676/P in order to allow the garage to be used as residential accommodation for the following reasons:

  1. Condition 3 was attached in order to ensure provision of adequate on site parking facilities. Turning the garage into further residential accommodation could increase the amount of parking needed but reduce the space available for it.
  2. Condition 5 was attached in order to preclude overlooking and to protect the residential amenities of the neighbouring occupiers.
P11/12.22 RESOLVED: That stand-alone meetings of the Planning Committee will start at 1800.