First and Second Floor Flat, 74 Marina, St. Leonards on Sea
Like for like replacement of an existing stone balcony with inclusion of supporting ornamental iron brackets (front elevation), reinstatement of historic sash windows at first floor level on the front facade, reinstatement of the traditional canopy as a like for like replacement, reorganisation of the apartments internally from a 1st and 2nd floor apartment to front and rear duplex apartments, erection of a two storey rear extension to include an internal staircase connecting the floors of the proposed rear Duplex apartment.
Yes - Grosvenor Gardens
5 letters of objection and 6 letters of support received
Having declared his prejudicial interest, Councillor Sabetian was absent from the Chamber during discussion and voting.
The Planning Officer, Ms Ranson, presented this report for like for like replacement of an existing stone balcony with inclusion of supporting ornamental iron brackets (front elevation), reinstatement of historic sash windows at first floor level on the front facade, reinstatement of the traditional canopy as a like for like replacement. Reorganisation of the apartments internally from a 1st and 2nd floor apartment to front and rear duplex apartments. Erection of a two storey rear extension to include an internal staircase connecting the floors of the proposed rear Duplex apartment at
Members were informed of an update to the report:-
• Daylight model provided accessible at:
Members were informed of key points of the application:-
• The works to the front elevation will enhance the character of the conservation area and improve the traditional appearance of this significant Sea-front property.
(There is support for the works to the front elevation and no objections.)
• The proposed rear extension will be an improvement on the existing dilapidated extension. It will not cause significant harm to neighbour amenity from loss of light or privacy. The new wooden design of the extension will clearly demark the new from the old and will be complementary to the original.
• The proposed internal re-configuration to two self-contained apartments will improve the quality of accommodation at this property, providing each apartment with private facilities.
• While the cliff slope behind is potentially subject to instability, evidence has been submitted that any actual or potential instability relevant to this development can be dealt with through appropriate measures.
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:
HGS16-74 P005 A (block plan); HGS16-74 010 (location plan); HGS16-74 101 (existing front elevation and details); HGS16-74 102 (proposed front elevation and details); HGS16-74-300 (proposed 1st floor window details); HGS16-74-301 (proposed canopy details); HGS16-74 104 Rev B (proposed rear elevation); HGS16-74 110 (existing 1st & 2nd floor plans); HGS16-74 120 (PR front apartment floor plans); HGS16-74-130B ( proposed rear duplex apartment);
The bricks to be used in making good the new window opening in the west elevation of the rear off-shoot and the bricks to be used in making good the rear elevation of the off-shoot as it adjoins the new extension hereby permitted shall match as far as possible those used in the existing building.
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.
The rear lower land slope that the proposed rear extension bridges across must be stabilised by battering this section back and fixing a geotextile to the surface with steel pins as recommended by Elliot Toms CEnv BSc (Hons) MSc MIEnvSci FGS, Managing Director Land Science; and
No disturbance of the rear, upper bank or cliff face behind the building shall be caused by the works undertaken for carrying out the development hereby approved.
This condition is imposed in accordance with the provisions of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.
For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning;
To ensure that the materials used are a suitable match the appearance of the existing dwelling;
To safeguard the amenity of adjoining residents;
To overcome any possible land stability in compliance with policy DM5 of Hastings Development Management Plan, 2015; and
To protect against possible land instability in compliance with policy DM5 of Hastings Development Management Plan, 2015.
Notes to the Applicant
Failure to comply with any condition imposed on this permission may result in enforcement action without further warning;
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;
The building requires a maintenance program to ensure all new woodwork and iron work is properly painted and maintained to avoid rust scarring to the front of the building;
Your attention is drawn to the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 should asbestos be found during the development hereby approved;
The Building Regulations 1991 apply to this development and so a building regulation submission will be necessary before development;
Your attention is drawn to paragraph 120 of the National Planning Policy Framework that states:-
To prevent unacceptable risks from pollution and land instability, planning policies and decisions should ensure that new development is appropriate for its location. The effects (including cumulative effects) of pollution on health, the natural environment or general amenity, and the potential sensitivity of the area or proposed development to adverse effects from pollution, should be taken into account. Where a site is affected by contamination or land stability issues, responsibility for securing a safe development rests with the developer and/or landowner.
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