Friends of Lewes Planning Committee Report April 2014

Friends of Lewes Planning Committee

Decisions taken on planning applications at a meeting held on Thursday, 3 April 2014.

Week ending 21 March

SDNP/14/01331/FUL Pannetts Building, Railway Lane

The Friends of Lewes object to this application. Whilst supporting the redevelopment, it considers the proposed balconies are too wide and out of proportion to the existing building, contrary to ST3 of the Lewes District Council Local Plan. It would not object to smaller balconies of a width that are in proportion to the existing building.

Week ending 31 March

SDNP/14/01474/HOUS 7 Grange Road

The Friends of Lewes object to this application which is not in accordance with ST3 of the Lewes District Council Local Plan. The proposed roof dormer is too wide and is not similar to those in neighbouring properties, contrary to the Design and Access Statement submitted with the application. The Society also objects to the solid section separating the two windows of the dormer which makes the design asymmetrical.

SDNP/14/01290/HOUS 42 Grange Road

The Friends of Lewes object to this application. Whilst having no objection in principle to the proposed development it considers the hardstanding should be constructed of permeable material to mitigate surface water runoff. Should planning permission be granted, a planning condition should require the construction to meet the Department for Communities and Local Government Guidance on the Permeable Surfacing of Front Gardens.


The Committee examined the following applications and had no observations to make:

SDNP/14/00967/HOUS & 00968/LIS Flat 6, South Court, 43-44 Cliffe High Street.   Rooflights
SDNP/14/00980/HOUS 16 Bradford Road.   Rooflights
SDNP/14/01088/FUL Wickle, 24 High Street.   Retention of repainting of shopfront in red.
SDNP/14/01207/FUL Sussex Police Headquarters, Church Lane, South Malling.   Installation of microwave dishes to telecommunications mast.
SDNP/14/01263/HOUS & 01264/LIS 55 Southover High Street.   Replace front door.
SDNP/14/01239/HOUS 15 St Swithun’s Terrace.   Replace rear windows with double-glazed windows.
SDNP/14/00367/HOUS 1 Eridge Green.   First floor extension.
SDNP/14/01385/HOUS 32 Grange Road.   Demolish and rebuild part of rear garden wall and fence.
SDNP/14/01386/HOUS 4 Houndean Rise.   Create basement with light well and courtyard.
SDNP/14/01397/HOUS 40 Morris Road.   Retain front windows and re-tile roof.
SDNP/14/01380/LIS 65 High Street.   Remove stamp vending machine.
SDNP/14/01446/HOUS 1 Old House Courtyard.   Replace roof, new porch and single storey rear extension.
SDNP/14/01448/HOUS 4 Church Lane.   Rear extension, new roof to existing extension, rooflight and front dormer.
SDNP/14/01450/HOUS 18 Beckett Way.   Two storey rear extension.
SDNP/14/01462/FUL Units 21 & 22, Cliffe Industrial Estate.   Two storey link.