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April 2021 Parish Council Meeting Planning Appendix

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NEW APPLICATIONS

REFERENCE DETAILS RECV’D via Email to planning@ REPLY BY FPC RESPONSE COMMENTED ON WEBSITE
SDNP/21/00791/TCA

(Case Officer – Henry Whitby)

 

Location: Spring Cottage School Lane Fittleworth RH20 1JB

Proposal: Notification of Intention to crown reduce by 1m on 2 no. Apple trees (T1 & T2).

17/2/21 17/3/21 No objections, subject to the agreement of the tree officer.

See Below for Decision

15/3/21
SDNP/21/00400/HOUS

(Case Officer – Lauren Cripps)

 

Location: Station Masters House Tripp Hill Fittleworth RH20 1ER

Proposal: Remove existing shed and replace with a single storey timber garage, including

laying a concrete base

19/2/21 19/3/21 Holding Objection. Although not concerned about the principle of a building within the garden, the Committee were concerned that the submitted plans did not give sufficient detail for the proposed building, which by virtue of its location is likely to be prominent in the street scene. Members would also like to see the garage sited no closer to the road than the existing house

 

Email from LS to case officer on 29/3/21

“….Secondly we discussed our comments already submitted on SDNP/21/00400/HOUS in light of the email from the applicant. Can you let me know if you need us to respond to the points raised, or are you happy to deal with it?”

 

15/3/21
SDNP/21/00578/FUL

(Case Officer – Lauren Cripps)

 

Location: Fittleworth Village Hall School Lane Fittleworth RH20 1JB

Proposal: Proposed extension to community shop and cafe

22/2/21 22/3/21

 

The Fittleworth Parish Council Planning Committee fully support the proposals to extend the shop.

See Below for Decision

17/3/21
SDNP/20/05719/HOUS

(Case Officer – Lauren Cripps)

Location: Farn Hill , Sandy Lane, Fittleworth, RH20 1EH

 

Proposal: Rear single storey orangery extension and replacement of garage outbuildings with new garage/annexe.

 

 

2/3/21 30/3/21 Email from LS (29/3/21) & Clerk (30/3/21) to case officer requesting extension. Extension granted to 9/4/21

 

Planning committee 25/3/21

Members requested that application be deferred to allow for on site discussions with the applicant.

 

Comments submitted 6/5/21

NO OBJECTIONS since the combined works appear to represent 30% increase in floor area expansion, as required by NDP Policy FITT08. We would request that an appropriately worded condition is added to ensure that the proposed annex is used only in conjunction with the main house.

 

6/4/21
SDNP/21/00691/HOUS (Case Officer – Beverley Stubbington) Location: Birch Walk Lower Street Fittleworth RH20 1JE

Proposal: Proposed alterations to raise roof & walls to front bedroom, construction of

outbuilding & natural swimming pool.

8/3/21 5/4/21 Email from LS (29/3/21) to case officer requesting extension

 

Planning committee 25/3/21

Members requested that application be deferred to allow for on site discussions with the applicant.

 

Comments submitted 6/5/21

NO OBJECTIONS to the proposed raising of the roof to the front, provided materials are matched to the existing; and NO OBJECTIONS to the natural pool and shed provided the hedge to the front boundary is either retained or replaced, since this screens views from the public realm.

 

6/4/21
SDNP/21/01010/LIS

(Case Officer – Beverley Stubbington)

Location: Little Limbourne Limbourne Lane Fittleworth Pulborough West Sussex RH20 1HR

Proposal: Re-Roof existing flat roofed garage, to provide ‘Sussex’ hipped roof.

9/3/21 6/4/21 NO OBJECTIONS.

 

30/3/21
SDNP/21/00855/HOUS

(Case Officer –  Lauren Cripps)

Location: Ivy Cottage Lower Street Fittleworth RH20 1JE

Proposal: Erection of driveway gates.

11/3/21 8/4/21 NO OBJECTIONS.

 

30/3/21
SDNP/21/01055/LIS

(Case Officer – Beverley Stubbington)

Location: Fittleworth House Bedham Lane Fittleworth RH20 1JH

Proposal: Internal layout alteration of the ground and first floor of the northwest wing.

11/3/21 8/4/21 NO OBJECTIONS.

 

30/3/21
SDNP/21/01133/TPO

(Case Officer – Henry Whitby)

 

Location: Three Chimneys School Lane Fittleworth Pulborough West Sussex RH20 1JB

Proposal: Crown reduce height by approx 1.5m and widths by up to 2.2m (all round) on 1 no.

Oak (T1) subject to FT/84/00501/TPO.

Revised description – notification dated 6/4/21

Proposal: Reduce height by approx. 4.5m and reduce widths by up to 3m on 1 no. Oak tree

(T1) subject to FT/84/00501/TPO.

16/3/21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6/4/21

13/4/21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27/4/21

Planning committee 25/3/21

In view of the importance of this tree within the centre of the village, the committee decided to defer this decision to enable an inspection by the village tree warden.

 

Planning Committee considered TPO tree at Three Chimneys, at Planning meeting on 15/4/21, which has been revised to increase the extent of work to the tree. I reported that I had been told by the Tree Officer, Henry Whitby that he had inspected the tree and found it to be dying/dangerous. As such, he has asked the applicant to withdraw this application so that it can be felled under a different (emergency) procedure.

 

 

Reported at the Parish Council meeting on 19/4/21

MA inspected the oak tree on 19/4/21 and noted that the cambium layer is completely shot. He therefore agrees with Henry Whitby’s conclusion that the tree needs to be felled as it is dying and for Health & Safety reasons it must come down, but the Parish council want to ensure a replacement oak is planted.

N/A

Application to be withdrawn

SDNP/21/01009/HOUS

(Case Officer – Beverley Stubbington)

Location: Little Limbourne Limbourne Lane Fittleworth Pulborough West Sussex RH20 1HR

Proposal: Re-roofing existing flat roofed garage, to provide ‘Sussex’ hipped roof.

16/3/21 13/4/21 NO OBJECTIONS.

 

30/3/21
SDNP/21/01163/HOUS

(Case Officer – Beverley Stubbington)

Location: Fittleworth House Bedham Lane Fittleworth RH20 1JH

Proposal: Installation of Shepherds Hut.

17/3/21 14/4/21 NO OBJECTIONS.

 

APPLICATIONWITHRAWN

8/4/21

 

 

30/3/21
SDNP/21/01216/HOUS

(Case Officer – Jenna Shore)

Location: Wingates Limbourne Lane Fittleworth Pulborough West Sussex RH20 1HR

Proposal: Removal and replacement of existing windows and doors, rendering of external

walls, replacement detached garage. open glazed roof carport, hardwood timber

decking and detached garden shed.

24/3/21 21/4/21 OBJECT. It was considered that, by virtue of the unorthodox siting of this dwelling the proposed carport would represent an inappropriate addition to the most visible elevation of this dwelling. We have no objections to the proposed garage or garden shed.

 

19/4/21
SDNP/20/05001/HOUS

(Case Officer – Lauren Cripps)

Location: Sorrels House Bedham Lane Fittleworth RH20 1JL

Proposal: Erection of garage.

 

Additional documents

notification email 26/3/21 9/4/21 OBJECT. Although we are happy to see part of the proposal sited away from the road, we are still concerned that the garage near to the road would represent an unwelcome intrusion on the rural character of the lane.

 

9/4/21 Via email to case officer
SDNP/21/01086/HOUS

(Case Officer – Jenna Shore)

Location: 2 Greatpin Croft Fittleworth RH20 1HX

Proposal: Demolition of conservatory and erection of two storey rear extension.

26/3/21 23/4/21 Request submitted to case officer on 19/4/21

Before submitting our full comments, we would request clarification that the proposed enlargement is no bigger than 30% of existing dwelling.

 

 
SDNP/21/01588/LDE

(Case Officer – Beverley Stubbington)

Location: The Stables Rew Cottage Hesworth Common Lane Fittleworth Pulborough West

Sussex

Proposal: Use of the stable yard land and buildings for ancillary residential purposes for the

parking, repair and storing of personal cars, for the storage of the tractor mower,

garden implements and general domestic storage, for at least a continuous period

of ten years in conjunction with Rew Cottage and Hesworth Cottage.

31/3/21 28/4/21 We note the type of application and content of the submitted statutory declarations. The Parish Council would however be grateful for guidance as to whether the proposed Lawful Development Certificate would relate to the building itself, or to include land nearby.

 

19/4/21
SDNP/21/00905/HOUS

(Case Officer – Jenna Shore)

Location: 2 Devon Villas Lower Street Fittleworth RH20 1EJ

Proposal: Demolition of existing garage and erection of 2 bay oak framed and timber clad

replacement garage

8/4/21 6/5/21 Note that the property is referred to as Devon Cottages on mapping and also on the name plaque affixed to the houses)

NO OBJECTIONS

 

19/4/21
SDNP/21/01992/TPO

(Case Officer – Henry Whitby)

 

Location: Silver Birches 13 The Gardens Fittleworth RH20 1HT

Proposal: Fell 4 no. Castlewellan Cypress (Conifer) trees (T1, T2, T4 and T5),1 no. Silver

Birch tree (T3) and 9 no. Conifer trees (T6 -T14) within Area, A1 subject

FT/71/00495/TPO.

9/4/21 7/5/21 NO OBJECTIONS but note that these trees will be reinforcing the bank of the Fleet Stream and we would like to ensure that the bank is maintained in accordance with the owners riparian responsibilities. We would also request that native species tree / hedging is planted in preference to the proposed cedar as this would promote biodiversity.

 

19/4/21
SDNP/21/01877/FUL

(Case Officer – Beverley Stubbington)

Location: Rew Cottage Hesworth Common Lane Fittleworth RH20 1EW

Proposal: Retrospective planning application for the retention of the realigned access road

together with the replacement gates.

12/4/21 10/5/21    
SDNP/21/01764/HOUS

(Case Officer – Beverley Stubbington)

Location: Pooh House Sandy Lane Fittleworth RH20 1EH

Proposal: Existing garage and playroom extension to be demolished, north-east extension

and dormer to the south. Proposed single detached garage.

 

13/4/21 11/5/21    
SDNP/21/01449/HOUS

(Case Officer – Jenna Shore)

Location: Latimer House Bedham Lane Fittleworth RH20 1JL

Proposal: Partial demolition of existing extension and replacement single storey extension to

North elevation and new windows.

15/4/21 13/5/21    

 

 

 


SDNP – Decisions and Pending

REFERENCE DETAILS FPC RESPONSE SDNP DECISION

(Decision date)

SDNP/20/02272/HOUS (Case Officer – Jeanna Shore) Location: Lower Street House Lower Street Fittleworth RH20 1EP

 

Proposal: Installation of 7.2m x 3.6m x 1.2m deep swimming pool (in ground) and

natural stone paving surround and seating area

 

No objection to pool, which committee note is located to the rear part of the garden where visual impact will be reduced to a minimum.

 

(submitted 31/7/20)

 

Application in Progress
SDNP/20/02273/LIS

(Case Officer – Jeanna Shore)

Location: Lower Street House Lower Street Fittleworth RH20 1EP

 

Proposal: Installation of 7.2m x 3.6m x 1.2m deep swimming pool (in ground) and

natural stone paving surround and seating area

 

No objection to pool, which committee note is located to the rear part of the garden where visual impact will be reduced to a minimum.

 

(submitted 31/7/20)

 

 

Application in Progress
SDNP/20/02620/HOUS (Case Officer –

Jenna Shore)

Location: Latimer House Bedham Lane Fittleworth RH20 1JL

Proposal: Single storey extension to the side of the property, an infill extension in the

northern elevation and external fenestration alterations.

Comments submitted – 18/9/20 – Via Planning portal

No objections, subject to officers being satisfied that the proposals comply with SDLP Policy SD31.

 

Application in Progress

 

 

SDNP/20/03513/HOUS (Case Officer – Beverley Stubbington)

 

Location: 2 The Old School, Old School House School Lane Fittleworth RH20 1JZ

Proposal: First floor side and rear extensions

OBJECT
Members felt that the additional extensions now proposed – which we note are similar in nature to the previously refused application – would overwhelm the character of this modest and historically important cottage.

Members were also concerned that insufficient parking is available on plot to suit a dwelling of this size.

 

(submitted 20/10/20)

 

 

OBJECT. The Committee stand by the previous comments submitted on 20 October 2020, and note that the total area of extensions would appear to be in excess of the 30% uplift limit set out in Policy FITT6 of the Fittleworth Neighbourhood Plan.

(submitted 13/1/21)

 

 

APPROVED

(LA Delegated Decision)

12/4/21

SDNP/20/04172/HOUS

(Case Officer – Beverley Stubbington)

Location: Holly Gate House Limbourne Lane Fittleworth Pulborough West Sussex RH20

1HR

Proposal: Change of use of roof space to habitable accommodation

NO OBJECTION to this revised proposal which does not enlarge the existing accommodation by more than 30% and so complies with Neighbourhood Plan Policy FITT6.

 

(submitted 23/10/20)

Application in Progress

 

SDNP/20/04266/HOUS

(Case Officer – Jenna Shore)

Location: Pooh House Sandy Lane Fittleworth RH20 1EH

Proposal: House renovation and extension. The existing garage and playroom

extension of the house will be demolished.

OBJECT

 

Based on the submitted CIL form, it would appear that the proposal would result in a net additional 164m2 of residential floorspace – added onto an existing floorspace of 173m2. That being the case, the application would be contrary to Policy FITT6 of the Fittleworth Neighbourhood Plan, with no extenuating circumstances offered as to why that policy might be relaxed. Furthermore, and whilst a modern and ecologically driven outcome is welcomed, committee members were not convinced that the proposed design resulted in a harmonious composition.

(submitted 19/11/20)

 

APPLICATIONWITHRAWN

8/4/21

 

SDNP/20/04533/HOUS

(Case Officer – Beverly Stubbington)

Location: Dunrovin Limbourne Lane Fittleworth RH20 1HR

Proposal: Erection of a two storey rear extension and front porch with associated roof

works and installation of tile hanging at the first floor level.

No objection as the planning subcommittee considers the proposals constitute a visual enhancement over the present cottage. The committee also considers that the proposals comply with the 30% limit under Policy FITT06 in the Fittleworth NDP

(submitted 7/12/20)

 

Application in Progress

 

SDNP/20/05001/HOUS

(Case Officer – Beverly Stubbington)

New Case officer – Lauren Cripps

Location: Sorrels House Bedham Lane Fittleworth RH20 1JL

Proposal: Erection of garage.

Object. Whilst the Parish Council have no objections in principle to a garage of the size proposed, it was felt that the siting of the building so close to the road, and on raised ground, would represent an unwelcome intrusion to the character of this rural lane.

(submitted 9/12/20)

 

Additional comments following amended plans

OBJECT. Although we are happy to see part of the proposal sited away from the road, we are still concerned that the garage near to the road would represent an unwelcome intrusion on the rural character of the lane.

 

(submitted 9/4/21)

 

 

 

Application in Progress

 

SDNP/21/00265/TCA

(Case Officer – Henry Whitby)

 

Location: Sunnyside Lower Street Fittleworth RH20 1JE

Proposal: Notification of intention to crown reduce back to previous pruning points on

1 no. Goat Willow tree (Quoted as T1).

No Objection

(submitted 19/2/21)

 

Application in Progress
SDNP/20/03513/HOUS

(Case Officer – Beverley Stubbington)

Location: 2 The Old School, Old School House School Lane Fittleworth RH20 1JZ

Proposal: First floor side and rear extensions.

NO OBJECTIONS, following the reduction of floorspace enlargement down to 30%, as required by NDP Policy FITT8.

(submitted 25/2/21)

 

 

Application in Progress
SDNP/21/00169/LIS

(Case Officer – Beverley Stubbington)

Location: Cygnets Lower Street Fittleworth Pulborough West Sussex RH20 1EN

Proposal: Internal/External damage repair works in compliance with the structural engineer’s

report (enclosed).

No Objection

(submitted 26/2/21)

 

Application in Progress
SDNP/21/00200/FUL

(Case Officer – Beverley Stubbington)

Location: Hesworth Cottage Hesworth Common Lane Fittleworth RH20 1EW

Proposal: Change of use and conversion of the existing stables/garage building to a 2-

bedroom holiday let.

OBJECT. Although the committee had no in principle objections to the conversion and re-use of this building, we were concerned about the impact that a tourism use might have in terms of increasing car bourne traffic to the site and whether there is available parking space within the small court between the house (Hesworth Cottage) and the stables building. We would therefore request further details of the parking arrangements, and details of how the location of the site is considered to be sustainable – taking recent nearby appeal decisions into account.

 

In relation to parking, we note that the adjacent Rew Cottage has also historically used this courtyard for parking but that more recently that property has made use of a new track and parking area that we understand have been carried out without planning permission. The Council therefore feel it is important that any application that serves to increase parking demand, takes account of that fact.

 

Further, the Council also felt that the design of the proposed conversion needs to be improved before we would be able to support any application here. The retention of the flat roof element that was introduced by previous owners is not to be welcomed, and we feel that the proportions of some windows etc to be inserted into existing openings to be particularly inelegant.

(submitted 25/2/21)

 

Additional comments submitted 30/3/21

NO OBJECTIONS. Having discussed the submitted site plan showing parking with the applicant, the committee are now satisfied that the additional parking can be accommodated on the site without obstructing the legal access to Rew Cottage, adjacent. We also request that an appropriately worded condition be placed to ensure that traffic generated by the proposal accesses the site via the tarmacked road joining the site to the A283 and that no traffic should be permitted to use the part of Hesworth Lane that connects to Lower Street by the Swan Inn, as this road is rutted and unsuitable for vehicular traffic.

Further, we request that conditions be placed to control the joinery details for the proposed new doors (replacing garage doors) in order to ensure that the design ambitions voiced by the applicant are met.

 

Application in Progress
SDNP/21/00202/LIS

(Case Officer – Beverley Stubbington)

Location: Hesworth Cottage Hesworth Common Lane Fittleworth RH20 1EW

Proposal: Change of use and conversion of the existing stables/garage building to a 2-

bedroom holiday let.

OBJECT. Notwithstanding the concerns about the proposed use and related parking issues – the Parish Council are concerned that the proposed design retains the flat roof ‘garage’ element which detracts from the appearance of the building and host listed building and that approach to window and door openings does not serve to sufficiently enhance and protect the special characteristics of this heritage asset.

(submitted 25/2/21)

 

Additional comments submitted 30/3/21

NO OBJECTIONS. Having discussed the submitted site plan showing parking with the applicant, the committee are now satisfied that the additional parking can be accommodated on the site without obstructing the legal access to Rew Cottage, adjacent. We also request that an appropriately worded condition be placed to ensure that traffic generated by the proposal accesses the site via the tarmacked road joining the site to the A283 and that no traffic should be permitted to use the part of Hesworth Lane that connects to Lower Street by the Swan Inn, as this road is rutted and unsuitable for vehicular traffic.

Further, we request that conditions be placed to control the joinery details for the proposed new doors (replacing garage doors) in order to ensure that the design ambitions voiced by the applicant are met.

 

Application in Progress
SDNP/21/00791/TCA

(Case Officer – Henry Whitby)

 

Location: Spring Cottage School Lane Fittleworth RH20 1JB

Proposal: Notification of Intention to crown reduce by 1m on 2 no. Apple trees (T1 & T2).

No objections, subject to the agreement of the tree officer.

(submitted 15/3/21)

 

 

Raise No Objection

(LA Delegated Decision – 19/3/21)

SDNP/21/00578/FUL

(Case Officer – Lauren Cripps)

 

Location: Fittleworth Village Hall School Lane Fittleworth RH20 1JB

Proposal: Proposed extension to community shop and cafe

The Fittleworth Parish Council Planning Committee fully support the proposals to extend the shop.

(submitted 17/3/21)

 

 

APPROVED

(LA Delegated Decision – 24/3/21)

 

 

SDNP – APPEALS – None

REFERENCE DETAILS FPC RESPONSE DECISION

(Decision date)