Planning Committee

Agenda

HASSOCKS PARISH COUNCIL

To:   All Members of the Planning Committee (Cllrs Jane Baker, Kristian Berggreen, Robert Brewer, Leslie Campbell, Bill Hatton, Claire Tester and Nick Owens) with copies to all other Councillors for information.

A virtual meeting of the PLANNING COMMITTEE will be held on Monday 22 February 2021 at 7.30pm.

Parish Clerk

16 February 2021

1. AGENDA

2. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE.

3. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST. Disclosure by Councillors of personal and/or pecuniary interests in matters on the agenda and whether the Councillors regard their interest as prejudicial/pecuniary under the terms of the Code of Conduct.

4. MINUTES. To accept Minutes of the Meeting held on Monday 1 February 2021 (previously circulated)

5. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

6. APPLICATIONS (copies of each application can be viewed online via the Mid Sussex District Council (MSDC) Websitehttps://pa.midsussex.gov.uk/online-applications/)

6.1. DM/20/4484 The Cottage South Bank Hassocks West Sussex Single storey side extension and front porch extension. (Revised plans received 20.01.2021)

6.2. DM/21/0224 10 Oak Tree Drive Hassocks West Sussex BN6 8YD Erection of single storey rear extension. This is an application to establish whether the development is lawful. This will be a legal decision where the planning merits of the proposed use cannot be taken into account. (LDC).

6.3. DM/21/0085 DM/21/0085 17 Semley Road Hassocks West Sussex BN6 8PD Construction of front elevation 1st floor dormer window with rear elevation shower room and rear ground floor kitchen extension. Amended plans received 27/01/2021. Amended Plans received 10/02/2021 showing the correct position for the new pitched dormer roof.

6.4. DM/21/0332 4 Dale Avenue Hassocks West Sussex BN6 8LW Single storey porch extension.

6.5. DM/21/0269 65 Downs View Road Hassocks West Sussex BN6 8HY Front porch side rear wrap around double storey rear extension.

6.6. DM/21/0369 75 Ockley Lane Hassocks West Sussex BN6 8NT Demolition of existing conservatory, workshop and shed buildings. Erection of part two storey, part single storey rear extension with roofed porch area. Conversion of garage with first floor side extension above.

6.7. DM/21/0360 10 Bonny Wood Road Hassocks West Sussex BN6 8HR Loft conversion with front and rear dormers to create first floor. New bay window to front.

6.8. DM/21/0398 36 Ockenden Way Hassocks West Sussex BN6 8HS Erection of new two storey detached 3 bed dwelling.

6.9. DM/21/0447 37 Shepherds Walk Hassocks West Sussex BN6 8ED First floor in-fill front extension to create ensuite; porch enlargement; and replacement of flat roof with pitched roof over garage.

6.10 DM/20/4648 10 Fox Close Hassocks West Sussex BN6 8YG Proposed loft conversion to create two bedrooms. (Amended description and plans 10.02.2021) (LDC)

7. APPLICATIONS FOR DISCHARGE OF PLANNING CONDITIONS. None

8. DECISION NOTICES.

9. SOUTH DOWNS NATIONAL PARK AUTHORITY. PARKING SUPPLEMENTARY PLANNING DOCUMENT (SPD) CONSULTATION. Members are invited to note the opportunity to comment on the amended draft SPD. (Appendix 1)

10. SOUTH DOWNS NATIONAL PARK AUTHORITY. CAMPING AND GLAMPING TECHNICAL ADVICE NOTE (TAN) CONSULTATION. . Members are invited to note the opportunity to comment on the TAN. (Appendix 2)

11. UPDATE ON CONSIDERATION OF PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS. Verbal Update (Cllr Claire Tester).

12. CORRESPONDENCE. Members are requested to consider an invitation from Burgess Hill Town Council for Hassocks Parish Council to participate in a collaborative objection to Site allocations 12, 13 & 15 of the 2019 Site Allocations document, issued by Mid Sussex District Council.

13. Urgent Matters at the discretion of the Chairman for noting and/or inclusion on a future agenda.

14. Date of Next Meeting: Monday 2021 at 7.30pm

Please Note
All members of the public are welcome to attend to attend meetings of the Parish Council and its Committees.

Item 4 – a period of 15 minutes will be set aside for the public statements and questions relating to the published non-confidential business of the Meeting.  It may be necessary to consider particular items in confidential session and where this arises, these items will be considered at the end of the agenda.

If you wish to attend this virtual meeting please email info@hassocks-pc.gov.uk before 9.00 hrs on the day of the meeting to be sent an electronic invitation by 12.00 noon on that same day.

FILMING, RECORDING OF COUNCIL MEETINGS AND USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA
During this meeting members of the public may film or record the Committee and officers from the public area only providing it does not disrupt the meeting. The Confidential section of the meeting may not be filmed or recorded. If a member of the public objects to being recorded, the person(s) filming must stop doing so until that member of the public has finished speaking. The use of social media is permitted but members of the public are requested to switch their mobile devices to silent for the duration of the meeting.

Appendix 1

HASSOCKS PARISH COUNCIL

To:       Planning Committee   Date: 22 February 2021

Contact for this report: Deputy Clerk

Subject: Agenda Item 9 – SDNPA PARKING SUPPLEMENTARY PLANNING DOCUMENT (SPD) CONSULTATION

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1. Members are invited to note the following correspondence received from the South Downs National Park Authority providing an opportunity to comment on an amended draft SDP

Message from South Downs National Park Authority

Parking Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) Consultation – opportunity to comment on amended draft SPD

South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) is consulting on an amended draft Parking Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) (full title – Guidance on Parking for Residential and Non-Residential Development) and a Consultation Statement.

We would like to hear your views on these documents. Further details of how to respond to the consultation are given below.

SDNPA previously consulted on the draft Parking SPD for eight weeks between 24 September and 19 November 2020. As a result of the representations received the draft Parking SPD has been amended. The Consultation Statement contains a summary of each representation received, and the response and action taken by SDNPA. The Consultation Statement sets out details of the consultation that has taken place to date which has informed and refined the SPD.  It sets out details of how, when and with whom the initial consultations with interested parties and organisations took place and how this has informed the SPD.

The purpose of the Parking SPD is to give clear direction to all those involved in the planning application and decision making process regarding the provision of parking for new development in the South Downs National Park (SDNP). The Parking SPD applies to both residential and non-residential development and, along with some locally specific Neighbourhood Development Plan policies, will replace all previous standards provided by the county councils in the SDNP once adopted.

The Parking SPD will be a material consideration for relevant planning applications once adopted.

Responding to the Consultation

The Parking SPD and related documents are available to view on the SDNPA website.

The consultation will run for a period of six weeks, starting on Thursday 4 February 2021.

All comments must be received by 11.59pm on Thursday 18 March 2021.

If you have no means of access to the internet, please contact the SDNPA on 01730 814810 to receive a printed copy of consultation documents in the post. Leave a message, stating your name and address and that you would like printed copies. Please note that this service requires officer time to come into the South Downs Centre and is strictly for those who have no other means of accessing the documents.

Please respond by email to planningpolicy@southdowns.gov.uk or in writing to Planning Policy, South Downs National Park Authority, South Downs Centre, North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9DH.

After the end of the consultation period, any comments received will be considered in reviewing the amended draft SPD prior to adoption.

Appendix 2

HASSOCKS PARISH COUNCIL

To:       Planning Committee   Date: 22 February 2021

Contact for this report: Deputy Clerk

Subject: Agenda Item 10: SOUTH DOWNS NATIONAL PARK AUTHORITY. CAMPING AND GLAMPING TECHNICAL ADVICE NOTE (TAN) CONSULTATION

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1. Members are invited to note the following correspondence received from the South Downs National Park Authority providing an opportunity to comment on the draft TAN.

Message from South Downs National Park Authority

Camping and Glamping Technical Advice Note (TAN) Consultation – opportunity to comment on the draft TAN

The South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) is consulting on the draft Camping and Glamping Technical Advice Note (TAN).

We would like to hear your views on this document. Further details of how to respond to the consultation are given below.

The purpose of the Camping and Glamping TAN is to give clear direction to all those involved in the planning application process regarding camping and glamping development in the South Downs National Park (SDNP). It should be read alongside the South Downs Local Plan (SDLP), in particular Policy SD23: Sustainable Tourism and the Partnership Management Plan (PMP). The final TAN will be a material consideration for relevant planning applications once published.

Responding to the Consultation

The Camping and Glamping TAN is available to view on the SDNPA website.

The consultation will run for a period of six weeks, starting on Tuesday 2 February 2021.

All comments must be received by 11.59pm on Tuesday 16 March 2021.

If you have no means of access to the internet, please contact the SDNPA on 01730 814810 to receive a printed copy of consultation documents in the post. Leave a message, stating your name and address and that you would like printed copies. Please note that this service requires officer time to come into the South Downs Centre and is strictly for those who have no other means of accessing the documents.

Please respond by email to planningpolicy@southdowns.gov.uk or in writing to Planning Policy, South Downs National Park Authority, South Downs Centre, North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9DH.

After the end of the consultation period, any comments received will be considered in reviewing the draft TAN prior to publication.

Minutes

HASSOCKS PARISH COUNCIL

Draft Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held virtually on
Monday 22 February 2021 at 7.30pm

Attendees:  Parish Councillors: Jane Baker, Kristian Berggreen, Bob Brewer, Leslie Campbell, Nick Owens and Claire Tester.

In Attendance: Deputy Clerk: Tracy Forte, Cllr Carolyn Barton.

P20/156 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE.  There were no apologies for absence.

P20/157 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST. There were no declarations of interest.

P20/158 MINUTES. It was RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 1 February 2021, be signed by the Chair as a true and accurate record of the meeting.

Cllr Claire Tester joined the meeting.

P20/159 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.  There were no members of the public present.

P20/160 APPLICATIONS

DM/20/4484 The Cottage South Bank Hassocks West Sussex Single storey side extension and front porch extension. (Revised plans received 20.01.2021) Response: RECOMMEND APPROVAL.

DM/21/0224 10 Oak Tree Drive Hassocks West Sussex BN6 8YD Erection of single storey rear extension. This is an application to establish whether the development is lawful. This will be a legal decision where the planning merits of the proposed use cannot be taken into account. (LDC). Response: NOTED

DM/21/0085 DM/21/0085 17 Semley Road Hassocks West Sussex BN6 8PD Construction of front elevation 1st floor dormer window with rear elevation shower room and rear ground floor kitchen extension. Amended plans received 27/01/2021. Amended Plans received 10/02/2021 showing the correct position for the new pitched dormer roof. Response: No additional comments.

DM/21/0332 4 Dale Avenue Hassocks West Sussex BN6 8LW Single storey porch extension. Response: RECOMMEND APPROVAL

DM/21/0269 65 Downs View Road Hassocks West Sussex BN6 8HY Front porch side rear wrap around double storey rear extension. Response: RECOMMEND APPROVAL

DM/21/0369 75 Ockley Lane Hassocks West Sussex BN6 8NT Demolition of existing conservatory, workshop and shed buildings. Erection of part two storey, part single storey rear extension with roofed porch area. Conversion of garage with first floor side extension above. Response: RECOMMEND APPROVAL with a reminder of compliance with Policy 5 of the Hassocks Neighbourhood Plan, Enabling Zero Carbon.   The orientation of the elevations is a source of confusion, it is believed these are incorrectly marked.

DM/21/0360 10 Bonny Wood Road Hassocks West Sussex BN6 8HR Loft conversion with front and rear dormers to create first floor. New bay window to front. Response: RECOMMEND APPROVAL with a reminder of compliance with Policy 5 of the Hassocks Neighbourhood Plan, Enabling Zero Carbon.

DM/21/0398 36 Ockenden Way Hassocks West Sussex BN6 8HS Erection of new two storey detached 3 bed dwelling. Response: RECOMMEND APPROVAL subject to compliance with national parking standards and Policy 5, Enabling Zero Carbon, of the Hassocks Neighbourhood Plan.

DM/21/0447 37 Shepherds Walk Hassocks West Sussex BN6 8ED First floor in-fill front extension to create ensuite; porch enlargement; and replacement of flat roof with pitched roof over garage. Response: RECOMMEND APPROVAL

DM/20/4648 10 Fox Close Hassocks West Sussex BN6 8YG Proposed loft conversion to create two bedrooms. (Amended description and plans 10.02.2021) (LDC). Response: NOTED

P20/161         APPLICATIONS FOR DISCHARGE OF PLANNING CONDITIONS. There were none.

P20/162         RESOLVED that the observations on the planning issues as agreed above be submitted to the relevant Planning Authority for consideration.

P20/163         PLANNING AUTHORITY DECISION NOTICES

The following decisions were noted:              

Application details Hassocks PC recommendation to Planning Authority Planning Authority Decision (MSDC/SDNP)
DM/20/3810 40 Hurst Road, Hassocks BN6 9NL Recommend Approval Permission Granted
DM/20/4649 19 Friars Oak Road, Hassocks BN6 8PT Recommend Approval Permission Granted
DM/20/4707 13 Hurst Road, Hassocks BN6 9NJ Recommend Approval Permission Granted
DM/21/0372 15 Shepherds Walk, Hassocks BN6 8EA Not consulted – non material amendment Permission Granted
DM/21/0009 8 Hurst Road, Hassocks BN6 9NJ Recommend Approval Permission Granted
DM/20/4287 Budgens, 1-4 Orion Parade, Hassocks Recommend Approval Permission Granted

The following Appeal was noted:

Application details Hassocks PC recommendation to Planning Authority Planning Authority Decision (MSDC/SDNP)
AP/21/0011 33 Church Mead, Hassocks BN6 8BW (DM/20/2988) Recommend Approval

(DM/20/2988)

Permission Refused

(DM/20/2988)

The following Withdrawal was noted:

Application details Hassocks PC recommendation to Planning Authority Planning Authority Decision (MSDC/SDNP)
DM/20/4644 White Lodge, Ockley Lane, Hassocks Recommend Refusal N/A

P20/164 SOUTH DOWNS NATIONAL PARK AUTHORITY. PARKING SUPPLEMENTARY PLANNING DOCUMENT (SPD) CONSULTATION. Members are invited to note the opportunity to comment on the amended draft SPD. This was noted by Members.

P20/165 SOUTH DOWNS NATIONAL PARK AUTHORITY. CAMPING AND GLAMPING TECHNICAL ADVICE NOTE (TAN) CONSULTATION.  Members are invited to note the opportunity to comment on the TAN. This was noted by Members

P20/166 UPDATE ON CONSIDERATION OF PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS.  Verbal Update (Cllr Claire Tester). Cllr Tester informed the Committee that following correspondence with a Planning Officer at Mid Sussex District Council (MSDC) regarding a previous Permitted Development application, it became apparent that the criteria for consideration varied significantly between such applications.  Therefore Cllr Tester had enquired as to whether it would be possible for this criteria to be provided by MSDC with the application.  However the Planning Officer had informed Cllr Tester that this would not be possible.  Cllr Tester confirmed to the Committee that other Planning Authorities do provide this information.

The Committee was invited to consider whether it wished to agree to a formal request being sent to MSDC Planning from the Parish Office, requesting that the grounds for consideration for Permitted Development applications is provided with the applications to assist in their consideration.  Alternatively it was noted that the Committee could consider such applications in the same format as full Planning Applications and comment accordingly.

It was AGREED that a formal request would be sent from the Parish Office on behalf of the Parish Council requesting that the grounds for consideration for Permitted Development Applications is included with notification of these applications.

It was also AGREED that in the meantime, Permitted Development applications would be considered in the same format as Full Planning Applications to ensure that no reasons for consideration are omitted.

P20/167 CORRESPONDENCE. Members were requested to consider an invitation from Burgess Hill Town Council for Hassocks Parish Council to participate in a collaborative objection to Site allocations 12, 13 & 15 of the 2019 Site Allocations document, issued by Mid Sussex District Council.  Members considered this matter and AGREED it should be referred to Full Council for consideration.

P20/168  Urgent Matters at the discretion of the Chairman for noting and/or inclusion on a future agenda. There were no urgent matters.  

P20/169 DATE OF NEXT MEETING.   Monday 15 March 2021 at 7.30pm.

There being no other business the Chair closed the meeting at 8.50pm