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Contact: Emily Horne on 01424 451719  email:  ehorne@hastings.gov.uk

Note: The recording of this meeting is available on line at: https://www.hastings.gov.uk/my_council/cm/?video=282472011 

Items
No. Item

45.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors Edwards.

 

46.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

The following councillors declared their interests in the minutes as indicated:

 

Councillor

Minute

Interest

Beaver

30 – Land north of 14 Fern Road, St. Leonards on Sea

Prejudicial Interest – Stated views publically on the site.

Beaver and Scott

29 – Site of Mount Pleasant Hospital, 7 Frederick Road, Hastings.

Personal Interest – Member of East Sussex County Council

Davies

30 – Land north of 14 Fern Road, St. Leonards on Sea

Prejudicial Interest – lives nearby

Roberts

29 – Site of Mount Pleasant Hospital, 7 Frederick Road, Hastings.

Prejudicial Interest – Partner lives nearby.

 

 

47.

Minutes of previous meeting held on 20 June 2018 pdf icon PDF 189 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED – that the minutes of the meeting held on 20 June 2018 be approved and signed by the Chair as a true record.

 

48.

Notification of any additional urgent items

Minutes:

None.

 

49.

Planning applications attracting a petition

50.

Site of Mount Pleasant Hospital, 7 Frederick Road, Hastings pdf icon PDF 408 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

 

Proposal:

Redevelopment of part of former hospital site to provide 40 dwellings, including 10 apartments, with associated works including adjustments to the existing access, provision of car parking spaces and landscaping.

 

Application No:

HS/FA/18/00001

 

Conservation Area:

 

Listed Building

 

Public Consultation

 

 

No

 

No

 

14 letters of objection received and 1 petition of objection

received.

 

Having raised his prejudicial interest, Councillor Roberts (Chair) was absent from the Chamber during discussion and voting of this item.  The Vice Chair, Councillor Davies took the Chair for this item.

The Planning Services Manager, Mrs Evans presented this report for redevelopment of part of former hospital site to provide 40 dwellings, including 10 apartments, with associated works including adjustments to the existing access, provision of car parking spaces and landscaping at Site of Mount Pleasant Hospital, 7 Frederick Road, Hastings.

 

Members were informed of several updates to the report:-

Rights of Way consultation response

·      No additional contribution required above that already sought.

 

·      Amendments to recommendation to include additional policy references.  1.   The proposed development would result in a poor layout that would appear cluttered, congested and fail to provide sufficiently sized parking spaces to the front of integral garages, a sufficient proportion of soft landscaping and a safe, unobstructed and direct cycle route. The proposed development would therefore be of poor design, represent overdevelopment, would not be fit for purpose or function in a suitable way, harmful to the character and appearance of the area and not creating a suitably designed place.

The proposed development would therefore be contrary to policies HOV3, DM1 and HN7 of the Hastings Development Management Local Plan (2015), Policies T3 and FA5 of the Hastings Planning Strategy, the aims of the Hastings Walking and Cycling Strategy 2014, guidance contained with the National Planning Policy Framework, specifically paragraphs 17, 58 and 64, the National Planning Practice Guidance paragraphs 007 (Reference ID: 26-007-20140306), 024 (Reference ID: 26-024-20140306), 040 (Reference ID: 26-040-20140306), 002 (Reference ID: 26-002-20140306) and (026 Reference ID: 26-026-20140306), the Draft National Planning Policy Framework paragraph 126 and guidance contained within Building for Life 12.

·      Applies to reasons for refusal 2 and 4 also

 

·      Amended plans received at 5.30pm on 11th July

 

Amended Plans:

·      Can an applicant amend an application after it has been submitted?

It is possible for an applicant to suggest changes to an application before the local planning authority has determined the proposal. It is equally possible after the consultation period for the local planning authority to ask the applicant if it would be possible to revise the application to overcome a possible objection. It is at the discretion of the local planning authority whether to accept such changes, to determine if the changes need to be reconsulted upon, or if the proposed changes are so significant as to materially alter the proposal such that a new application should be submitted.

·      Paragraph: 061 Reference ID: 14-061-20140306

 

The Planning Services Manager explained this was a vacant and overgrown site, previously Mount Pleasant Hospital.  It was an allocated  ...  view the full minutes text for item 50.

51.

Other Planning Applications

52.

Land to the West of, Campkin Gardens, St. Leonards on Sea pdf icon PDF 274 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

 

Proposal:

Construction of a two storey detached dwelling with integral garage (amended description)

 

Application No:

HS/FA/18/00252

 

Conservation Area:

 

Listed Building

 

Public Consultation

 

 

No

 

No

 

 11 letters of objection received

 

TheSenior Planning Officer Mrs Meppem, presented this application for the construction of a two-storey detached dwelling with integral garage at Land to the West of Campkin Gardens, St Leonards-on-Sea.

 

Members were shown plans, photographs and elevations of the application site.

 

The Senior Planning Officer explained that two previous applications had been withdrawn and a new revised application submitted.  She stated that there was a woodland TPO but no trees were affected as part of the development.

 

Councillor Marlow-Eastwood raised her concern regarding the lack of parking for visitors and deliveries etc.

 

Members welcomed the applicant’s efforts to take on board the officers comments to improve the application.

 

Councillor Beaver proposed a motion to approve the application.  This was seconded by Councillor Scott.

 

RESOLVED – by (8 votes to 1 against) that planning permission be granted subject to the following conditions:

 

1.

The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

 

2.

The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans:

 

786A/18/05,  786A/18/07, 786A/18/06

 

3.

Prior to the erection of the dwelling hereby approved, details of the materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.  Development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details. 

 

4.

Prior to commencement of development above ground, details of all proposed planting and a planting schedule setting out the proposed times of planting, are to be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority, and all planting shall be carried out in accordance with the details and planning schedule. 

 

5.

All planting seeding or turfing comprised in the approved soft landscaping scheme shall be carried out prior to the occupation of any part of the development, or with the written agreement of the Local Planning Authority, in the first planting and seeding seasons following the occupation of any buildings or the completion of the development, whichever is the sooner.  Any trees or plants which within a period of 5 years from the completion of the development die, are removed or become seriously damaged or diseased shall be replaced in the next planting season with others of similar size and species, unless the Local Planning Authority gives written consent to any variation.

 

6.

Prior to commencement of development above ground, details of the proposed hard landscape works are to be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority and these works shall be carried out as approved.  These details shall include proposed finished levels or contours; means of enclosure; car parking layouts; other vehicle and pedestrian access and circulation areas; hard surfacing materials; minor artefacts and structures (eg furniture, play equipment, refuse or  ...  view the full minutes text for item 52.

53.

Land North of 14 Fern Road, St. Leonards on Sea pdf icon PDF 325 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

Proposal:

Variation of Condition 10: Approved Drawings of planning permission HS/FA/08/00797- Fourteen semi-detached houses with garages on vacant land granted on appeal - Design updated to include rooms above garages on plots 1,2,4,5 & 7-14(inclusive)

 

Application No:

HS/FA/18/00208

 

Conservation Area:

 

Listed Building

 

Public Consultation

 

 

No

 

No

 

 6 letters of objection received

 

 

Having raised their prejudicial interests, Councillors Beaver and Davies were absent from the Chamber during discussion and voting of this item.

 

Councillor O’Callaghan was not present for the start of this item and therefore sat back and did not take part in the discussion or voting of this item.

 

The Planning Services Manager, Mrs Evans, presented this application for the Variation of Condition 10: Approved Drawings of planning permission HS/FA/08/00797- Fourteen semi-detached houses with garages on vacant land granted on appeal - Design updated to include rooms above garages on plots 1,2,4,5 & 7-14 (inclusive) at Land North of 14, Fern Road, St Leonards-on-sea.

 

The Planning Services Manager explained that the incorrect application had been submitted.  The proposals do not constitute minor material amendments due to the increased height and scale and changes to the overall design and appearance of the property.  Therefore, the application was recommended for refusal because the proposed amendments were considered to be substantially different to the approved scheme.

 

Members were shown plans, photographs and elevations of the application site.

 

Councillor Scott proposed a motion to refuse the application as set out in the resolution below.  This was seconded by Councillor Turner.

                     

RESOLVED – (Unanimously) that planning permission be refused subject to the following reason:

 

1.

The proposals do not constitute minor material amendments by reason of the increased height and scale and the changes to the overall design and appearance of the property which would include an additional storey above the attached garages.  As such the proposed amendments are considered to be substantially different to the approved scheme contrary to the National Planning Policy Guidance.

 

Note to the Applicant

 

1.

Statement of positive engagement: In dealing with this application Hastings Borough Council has actively sought to work with the applicant in a positive and proactive manner, in accordance with paragraphs 186 and 187 of the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

54.

45 Eversfield Place, St. Leonards on Sea pdf icon PDF 306 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

Proposal:

Loft conversion with roof terrace to the front, Velux Cabrio balcony to the rear and solar panels.

 

Application No:

HS/FA/18/00297

 

Conservation Area:

 

Listed Building

 

Public Consultation

 

 

Yes - Eversfield Place

 

No

 

Application by serving employee in restricted post

 

The Planning Services Manager, Mrs Evans, presented this application for a Loft conversion with roof terrace to the front, Velux Cabrio balcony to the rear and solar panels at 45 Eversfield Place, St Leonards-on-sea.

 

Members were advised that this application had been brought to committee because the applicant was an employee in a restricted post. 

 

Members were shown plans, photographs and elevations of the application site.

 

Councillor Turner proposed a motion to approve the application as set out in the resolution below.  This was seconded by Councillor Roberts.

 

RESOLVED – (Unanimously) that planning permission be granted subject to the following conditions:

 

1.

The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

 

2.

The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans:

 

5693/LBP, 5693/EX, 5693/1/B.

 

3.

No development shall take place above ground until samples/details of the materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the roof, dormer, and solar panels hereby permitted have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.  Development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.

 

4.

Notwithstanding the details shown on the approved drawings full details, including the manufacturing specification, design, materials and where necessary cross- sectional drawings of the solar panels to be installed on the front roof slope shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority prior to the commencement development.  Development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.

 

5.

With the exception of internal works the building works required to carry out the development allowed by this permission must only be carried out within the following times:-

 

08.00 - 18.00 Monday to Friday

08.00 - 13.00 on Saturdays

No working on Sundays or Public Holidays.

 

 

Reasons:

 

1.

This condition is imposed in accordance with the provisions of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

 

2.

For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.

 

3.

To ensure that the finished development takes proper account of the character of the surrounding area in its use of external materials in the interests of the amenity of the area and conservation area.

 

4.

To ensure that the finished development takes proper account of the character of the surrounding area in its use of external materials in the interests of the amenity of the area and conservation area.

 

5.

To safeguard the amenity of adjoining residents.

 

 

Notes to the Applicant

 

1.

Failure to comply with any condition imposed on this permission may result in enforcement action without further warning.

 

2.

Statement of positive engagement: In dealing with this application Hastings Borough Council has actively sought to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 54.

55.

Planning Appeals and Delegated Decisions pdf icon PDF 60 KB

Minutes:

The Planning Services Manager reported that four planning appeals have been received and two had been dismissed.  It was also noted that one appeal had been allowed.  She also reported on the number of delegated decisions. 

 

All matters had arisen between 8 June 2018 and 6 July 2018.

 

The report was noted.

 


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