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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 30 OCTOBER 2012, 18:00 to 19:00

MEMBERS PRESENT: Cllr J Reynolds (Chairman of the Committee), Cllrs Chapman, Mitchell, Cllr Vine-Hall (Chairman of the Council), Cllr Glew (Vice-Chairman of the Council)

Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer: Mrs P Raymond

 

Also in attendance: 1 member of the public

 

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P12/13.58 Apologies and reasons for absence. None, all present.
P12/13.59

Declarations of personal and pecuniary interests from Councillors on matters to be considered at the meeting in accordance with the Code of Conduct 2012. None.

P12/13.60 Written requests from councillors for dispensation. None.
P12/13.61 Public participation session. None.
P12/13.62 Minutes. RESOLVED: That the Chairman of the Committee is authorised to sign the Minutes of the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on 18/09/12.
P12/13.63

Planning Applications.

  1. RR/2012/1944/P 7 East View Terrace, Sedlescombe. Installation of ramps/platforms from rear kitchen door to pavement line to provide access for disabled person.Cllr Mitchell reported on her inspection. RESOLVED: That the Parish Council supports approval.
P12/13.64

Non-material amendments. It was noted as follows:

  1. RR/2012/716/MA East View Terrace - garages to the rear of, Sedlescombe. Amendment to parking arrangement of disabled bungalow No.4 - omit 'on-street' parking bay; add 'on-curtilage' parking bay - was approved by Rother on 15/10/12.
  2. RR/2012/1729/MA 39 Gorselands - reduce size of proposed extension and make associated alterations to approved hidden flat roof by making it a conventional flat roof.
P12/13.65

Appeals

P12/13.66

Results. Members received the following information.

  1. RR/2012/1511/P Ambleside, Balcombe Green, Sedlescombe. Outline planning - proposed development of one dwelling. REFUSED.
  2. RR/2012/1659/P Hurst Cottage, Hurst Lane, Sedlescombe. Replacement dwelling. WITHDRAWN.
  3. RR/2012/1729/P 39 Gorselands Sedlescombe. Proposed annexe, rear single storey extension, rear decking and driveway alterations. APPROVED.

P12/13.67

NB The LWA Enforcement

Notice takes
effect

on 01/11/12 with

2 months to

remove the
building unless

there is an appeal.

Enforcement List

  1. ENF/SED/2010/713 Bridge Garage - rear of - The Street, Sedlescombe. Erection of Paint Spraying Booth. Enforcement Notice served 26/09/12 requiring removal of the building, expires 01/11/12..Cllr Chapman reported that the paint spray shop was being used on 22/09/12 from 12 noon to 12:25 and that the fumes could be smelt at the playground where he was working.
  2. ENF/SED/2012/415 37 Gorselands, Sedlescombe, Decking. New complaint received 05/10/12. Application requested 08/10/12.
  3. ENF/SED/2012/416 Cheyne Down Cottage, Hurst Lane, Sedlescombe, Decking . New complaint received 05/10/12.
P12/13.68 Chittlebirch Oast. Following work to the driveway of Chittlebirch Oast, the effect on the bridleway has been checked following two contacts from members of the public expressing concern about the changes. It was found that wood has been stacked against Little Chittlebirch's garage reducing the width of the bridleway to about 2 feet. Reported to East Sussex County Council.
The member of the public and Cllrs Glew and Chapman left the meeting to allow Cllrs Vine-Hall, Reynolds and Mitchell to meet as members of the Sedlescombe Core Strategy Advisory Committee to discuss the forthcoming meeting with Roger Comerford of Rother's Planning Strategy Department in December..
P12/13.69

Sedlescombe Village Study. The Advisory Group is looking at the sites that are in both sections of the Sedlescombe Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA).

Members discussed the possible effect of large-scale development on the School and the Doctors' Surgery. It was agreed that, if 50 new properties were built in Brede Lane and the pre-school's intake increased substantially, the additional children would inevitably put considerable pressure on the Primary School. This is despite both the Headteacher's and the Education Authority's assertions that the situation would be managed by increasing class sizes temporarily and reducing intake from outside the Village. The lack of space for play if an additional temporary classroom were to be proposed was a concern also. The Doctors have no intention of increasing the number of patients on their lists and, therefore, additional patients from within the Village would inevitably lead to removal from the lists of some patients living outside the prescribed areas.

 

Members, including District Cllr Ganly, will meet with Roger Comerford in December to view various sites from different viewpoints around the Village.

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