Agenda and minutes
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Items No. Item
Apologies for Absence
Apologies were received from Councillor Roberts.
Declarations of Interest
The following councillors declared their interests in the minutes as indicated:
4.1 – Land to the south of Barley Lane, Hastings
Prejudicial – Has made view clear in opposition to item.
4.2 – Former Ore Business Park, Farley Bank, Hastings
Personal – Member of East Sussex County Council.
RESOLVED – that the minutes of the meeting held on 10th January 2018 be approved and signed by the Chair as a true record.
Notification of any additional urgent items
Planning applications attracting a petition
Outline application for the erection of 3 detached dwellings and 3 pairs of semi-detached dwellings (9 total).
51 letters of objection and 1 petition of objection received.
Having raised his prejudicial interest, Councillor Bacon was absent from the Chamber during discussion and voting of this item.
The Planning Services Manager presented this report for an outline application, with matters of access and layout for consideration only, for the erection of 3 detached dwellings and 3 pairs of semi-detached dwellings, 9 in total (Appearance, landscaping and scale are all reserved and were not considered) at land to the South of Barley Lane, Hastings.
The site is located to the south of Barley Lane (a narrow single width road) and comprises 0.25ha. The site falls from the south east to the north west and slopes up from the road towards the rear boundary. Although not designated as countryside, the site is considered very rural in character which continues to the cliff edge, south of the site. The site sits within an undeveloped area and is heavily overgrown with a few trees and vegetation. Opposite and north of the application site are nos. 25 to 31 Barley Lane, two pairs of semi-detached two-storey dwellings. These properties are located at a lower ground level than Barley Lane. A public right of way, ‘Hastings 363b’ runs from Barley Lane, adjacent to no. 42 Barley Lane through the Country Park to Rocklands Lane.
The application proposes the erection of 9 dwellings, 3 of which will be detached and the remainder semi-detached. 18 car parking spaces are proposed, allowing two parking spaces per dwelling. The mix of housing is set out on the application form as 1 x two bedroom; 5 x three bedrooms and 3 x four + bedroom two-storey dwellings.
Each dwelling is located between 5.9m and 13.5m from Barley Lane and is orientated to front onto the lane. Each plot benefits from two parking spaces accessed immediately off Barley Lane. Rear gardens range in depth between 6m at the shortest point and 23.5m. Spacing between properties is noted as ranging between 2m and 3.5m. The side elevation of the dwelling at plot 1 is located 1.5m from the edge of the application site. The side elevation of the dwelling at plot 9 is located 0.25m from the site boundary.
The Planning Services Manager informed members of several updates to the report:-
• Objection from Wealden District Council noted as Consultee response in officer report and web site. This is a letter of objection and Wealden District Council are not a consultee.
• 55 representations received from 49 different properties
• 1 petition
Reason for refusal no. 2/5
• Condition No. 2 - Remove ‘countryside’ and ‘replace with rural and undeveloped land’
• Condition No. 5 – The proposed development will introduce an incongruous urban form of development into existing green landscape out of keeping with and harmful to both the rural ... view the full minutes text for item 10a
Other Planning Applications
Variation of conditions 2 (approved drawings), 4 (soft landscaping), 6 (hard landscaping) and 7 (provision of drainage facilities) of planning application HS/FA/13/00177 - Amendments to allow for development phasing.
7 letters of objection received
The Planning Services Manager, Mrs Evans, presented this report for the variation of conditions 2 (approved drawings), 4 (soft landscaping), 6 (hard landscaping) and 7 (provision of drainage facilities) of planning application HS/FA/13/00177 - Amendments to allow for development phasing at Former Ore Business Park, Farley Bank, Hastings.
The site comprises a steeply sloping area of land served by an access road from Farley Bank to Hurrell Road where there are residential properties. To the south-west at the upper level is an area where residential flats have been demolished. The site was previously occupied by single storey industrial units, which have since been demolished.
Planning consent HS/FA/13/00177 was granted for the erection of 19 dwellings at Ore Business Park. Phase 1 of the approved application (Units 11-19) has been completed, approximately 7 of the 9 units are occupied, and this is contrary to the provisions contained within the conditions and S106 of the extant planning consent.
Phase 2 of the development involves the erection of 10 dwellings fronting Farley Bank (units 1 to 10); the landscaping of the site, and the construction of the play area close to unit 1. The applicant has sought to commence works to the remaining units 1-10. Occupation of Phase 1 houses, prior to the completion of Phase 2, requires the amendment of conditions: 4, 6 and 7 (ii and iii) to allow temporary access to the site from Hurrell Road and a new S106 Agreement to provide an open space and play area prior to the occupation of units 1-10. To date, details have not yet been provided by the applicant to confirm the build timetable or when the temporary access will be closed off. The basic structure of the new internal road is in place within the second phase of the site but not yet finished to a standard usable by domestic traffic. Funding for Phase 2 is dependent on the pre-sale of the 9 houses in Phase 1 (units 11 to 19) and agreement from the funding sources once the necessary amendments to the consent have been secured. Residents of Hurrell Road have complained that they have experienced disruption during the construction phase of the project.
The landscaping and play area will be provided later in the development programme when the last 10 houses have been constructed. This is because construction traffic could harm any landscaping and make use of the play area unsafe. Similarly, whilst drainage is being provided for the site in accordance with details already approved by the Planning Authority, the entire drainage system for the whole site is not yet in place (as work on phase 2 has not yet commenced).
The Planning Services Manager informed the members of several ... view the full minutes text for item 11a
Single storey rear extension to enlarge kitchen & dining area.
Application by serving employee in a restricted post.
The Planning Services Manager, Mrs Evans, presented this application a single storey rear extension to enlarge the kitchen and dining area at 4 Cockcrow Wood, St. Leonards on Sea.
The application site is a detached two-storey house located on the west side of Cockcrow Wood. The site is located in a predominantly residential area characterised by 1960s detached and semi-detached estate housing. There is a group TPO on the trees located in the rear section of the application garden. The group TPO stretches beyond the site boundary to the north-east and south-west. The site backs onto the Conquest Hospital site.
The application seeks permission for the erection of a single storey flat roof rear extension with a depth of 4.5m, height of 3.3m and width of 6.3m. The extension would be finished in facing brickwork to match the main house.
The Planning Services Manager advised that the application had been brought before the Planning Committee because the applicant was a council employee in a politically restricted post.
Members were informed of several updates to the report:-
· Additional details:
A section of trellis fence (1.8m above ground level) is proposed on the northern boundary shared with 5 Cockcrow Wood opposite the proposed extension. Amend condition 5 as follows:
· Condition 5
The extension hereby approved shall not be occupied until a 1.8m high section of trellis fence has been erected on the northern boundary in accordance with drawing 2017.069.2 and the trellis manufacturing details submitted on 30.01.2018.
Members were shown plans and photographs of the application site.
Councillor Beaver proposed a motion to approve the application as set out in the resolution below. This was seconded by Councillor Rogers.
RESOLVED – (Unanimously) that planning permission 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;
The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans:
2017.069.1, 2017.069.2 & 2017.069.3
The materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the extension hereby permitted shall match those used in the existing building;
No development shall take place until temporary protective fences to safeguard the trees and/or hedges to be retained on the site have been erected in accordance with the current BSI 5837 standards and to the satisfaction of the Local Planning Authority. All such fences shall be kept in a sound, upright and complete condition until the development has been completed and/or the Local Planning Authority confirm in writing that the works have been sufficiently completed for the fencing to be removed; and
The extension hereby approved shall not be occupied until a 1.8m high section of trellis fence has been erected on the northern boundary in accordance with drawing 2017.069.2 and the trellis ... view the full minutes text for item 11b
The Planning Services Manager reported that two planning appeals that had been dismissed and two had been allowed. No appeals had been received. She also reported on the number of delegated decisions.
All matters had arisen between 19 December 2017 and 26 January 2018.
The report was noted.