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Items No. Item
Apologies for Absence
Declarations of Interest
Minutes of previous meeting
RESOLVED – that the minutes of the meeting held on 10th October 2018 be approved by the Chair as a true record
RESOLVED – that the minutes of the meeting held on 12th December 2018 be approved by the Chair as a true record
Notification of any additional urgent items
Planning applications attracting a petition
97a. St Marys Church Hall, 25 Castle Hill Passage, Hastings
Variation of condition 16 (approved plans) of Planning Permission HS/FA/11/00510 (Conversion of the original hall and annexe into three residential units) - Amendments - Addition of one room at first floor level, reconstruction of the windows on the south elevation & double glazed units, substitution of hedge planting with fencing.
Yes- Old Town
Yes- 4 letters of objection and one petition of objection received
The Principal Planning Officer, Mr Temple, presented this application for a variation of condition 16 (approved plans) of Planning Permission HS/FA/11/00510 (Conversion of the original hall and annexe into three residential units) –Amendments- Addition of one room at first floor level, reconstruction of the windows on the south elevation and double glazed units, substitution of hedge planting and fencing.
The Principal Planning Officer stated that works had ceased on site and the application was to vary the conditions of the approved scheme. He explained that there were updates for this application. Additional concerns have been raised with regards to overlooking. Planning intend to amend reasons 1 and 2 regarding the lack of information, to include the impact of the proposal on the neighbouring residential properties. The report will also be amended to reflect this.
• Amended reason 1 to read;
“The application fails to provide sufficient information in which to assess the impact of the proposed amendments on the character and appearance of the hall and the surrounding Old Town Conservation Area and the neighbouring residential amenities. It is therefore unclear to whether the character and appearance of the building and its setting and the neighbouring residential amenities will be harmed as a result of the proposed changes which is contrary to Policies DM1, DM3, HN1, HN2, HN5 and EN1 of the Hastings Local Plan and Section 16 of the National Planning Policy Framework”.
• Amend reason 2 to read:
“The proposed siting for the storage of waste is considered to represent poor design which will create visual clutter, and will harmfully affect the character and appearance of the building and the surrounding Conservation Area. The proposed storage of waste is therefore contrary to Policies DM1 and DM3 of the Hastings Development Management Plan Local Plan (2015) and section 12 paragraphs 124 and 127 and section 16 paragraphs 185 and 197 of the National Planning Policy Framework.”
Members were shown plans and photographs of the application site. The Principal Planning Officer explained that the windows were not acceptable to the Conservation Officer, the proposed fencing was not in keeping with the area and there was not enough parking.
The petitioner Gordon Russell was present and spoke against the application. He stated that the objections to this application are clearly stated on the petition and relate to issues surrounding loss of privacy. Portland Terrace lies to the west of the St Mary’s Church Hall. Most of the petitioners are residents of Portland Terrace this makes the proximity ... view the full minutes text for item 97a
The Principal Planning Officer reported that 2 planning appeals had been received, no appeals had been dismissed and none had been withdrawn. No appeals had been allowed. They also reported on the number of delegated decisions.
The report was noted.