Agenda and minutes
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Items No. Item
Apologies for Absence
Apologies were received from Councillor Edwards.
Declarations of Interest
The following councillors declared their interests in the minutes as indicated:
5b – Discovery Playground, Old Town Hall, High Street, Hastings
Personal – Attended a meeting of Hastings Old Town Residents Association where it was mentioned, but did not take part in the discussion
Notification of any additional urgent items
Other Planning Applications
Proposed demolition of existing dwelling, erection of seven number dwellings together with garages, access road and parking spaces
6 letters of objection received
The Planning Services Manager, Mrs Evans, presented this report for the proposed demolition of existing dwelling, erection of seven dwellings together with garages, access road and parking spaces (21) at 42 Beauharrow Road, St. Leonards on Sea.
The site consists of a large plot for 42 Beauharrow Road extending to 0.42ha and is set at a much lower level than the adopted road from which it is served. The plot is privately accessed via an unmade access drive which slopes down from Beauharrow Road. The site remains mostly undeveloped as a mixture of formal private garden space and unkempt natural space. The eastern end of the site extends into a designated Local Wildlife Site and preserved Ancient Woodland.
In October 2016, outline consent was granted for 8 semi-detached houses on the site with all matters reserved with the exception of access (HS/OA/16/00321). The indicative scheme layout suggested four dwellings immediately to the south of the access with four dwellings to the south of the site with a central car parking court for 16 cars.
This application is for the erection of 7 dwellings: 5 detached and 2 semi-detached. They are to be 2 and 2.5 storey properties. Each house will have a rear garden of at least 10m long, in most cases more. A total of 21 car parking spaces are proposed, this includes 2 visitor spaces; each unit has at least two car parking spaces, some have 3. Each plot shows a cycle store area for two cycles. The access drive on the site has been widened to allow for access by larger vehicles including the bin lorry.
The Planning Services Manager informed the members of several updates to the report:-
· Condition 22: Drawings No’s: Latest drawings confirmed as:
1706638- 200 - S5, 272400 – 01, 02d, 03a, 04 , 20f, 21c, 22d, 23c, 24e, 25e, 26f , 27g, 28e, 29a, 30, 41a.
· Page 4 – last para - clarification – ridge heights range from 8.1m to 8.55m
· Page 7 – under impact on character – 1st sentence should read 5 rather than 6 detached houses
· Page 9 – 4th para drawing number is amended to rev a.
· Condition 16: ‘The development hereby approved shall be built in accordance with the Drainage Strategy set out as outlined on JMLA Drawing No. 1706638/200/S5 and within the Flood Risk and Drainage Assessment Report dated September 2017 produced by JMLA. Works associated with the Drainage Strategy shall be in place prior to first occupation of the dwellings hereby approved and thereafter retained.’
Members were shown plans and photographs of the application site.
The Planning Services Manager advised that they had sought amended plans to improve the design and move Plot 7 away from the side boundary of 44 Beauharrow Road by 60cm. She ... view the full minutes text for item 4a
Install CCTV camera on rear external wall, facing the churchyard, and 2 motion activated solar lights.
Indoor children’s playground.
Yes – Old Town
Application on Council owned land.
The Planning Services Manager, Mrs Evans, presented this Listed Building application for the installation of CCTV camera on the rear external wall, facing the churchyard, and 2 motion-activated solar lights at Discovery Playground, Old Town Hall, High Street, Hastings.
The site is a prominent two-storey Grade II Listed building. Formerly used as the Town Hall and a museum, since December 2016 it is now an indoor children’s playground. The building is within the Old Town Conservation Area and is also listed as an Asset of Community Value so that it can be retained as a venue of social interest.
This application seeks listed building consent for the installation of a CCTV camera and two ispecle motion-activated and solar-powered security lights to the rear external wall of the building. The camera is positioned to the north-eastern corner of the building with one light positioned to the middle of the building and the other light positioned to the south-western end of the building. Both the camera and the two lights are positioned to the upper section of the building.
The camera and the two lights will be small and subtle in their light coloured appearance, the camera will measure 170x78x200mm and each light will measure 160x70x115mm.
The proposed works are necessary in order to protect the building from the imminent danger of further lead thefts from the building's roof. Since March 2017 lead from the roof has been stolen four times. The camera and lights are to be installed in the hope that this will deter any future lead thefts and protect the listed building.
The Planning Services Manager advised members of several updates to the report:-
· Since the report was written, the works to install a CCTV camera and two motion activated solar lights to the rear of the building have been completed.
It is noted the CCTV camera’s location has been slightly altered following installation.
The Planning Services Manager confirmed that the cameras were directed towards the churchyard otherwise they would be ineffective.
Councillor Scott asked if the police had been included in discussions and whether they had given advice. He also asked for reassurance that the cameras will not impact on privacy. He was advised by Cllr Street that the Police recommended the installation of CCTV following the theft of the lead.
Members were shown plans and photographs of the application site.
Councillor Rogers proposed a motion to grant Listed Building Consent as set out in the resolution below. This was seconded by Councillor Roberts.
RESOLVED – (Unanimously) that Listed Building Consent be granted subject to the following conditions:-
The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission; and
The works hereby permitted shall be carried ... view the full minutes text for item 4b
The Planning Services Manager reported that no planning appeals had been received; dismissed or allowed, between 4 December and 19 December 2017.
The report was noted.