Friends of Lewes Planning Committee Report 8 January 2015

Representations made on planning applications following the meeting of the Planning Committee held on Thursday, 8 January 2015.

Weeks as at 9, 16 and 22 December 2014 and 6 January 2015

Week as at 9 December

SDNP/14/05841/FUL: Nationwide Building Society, 59 High Street. Removal of fire escape stair and balcony and erection of replacement fire staircase.
Friends of Lewes welcomes the proposal to tidy up the dilapidated rear elevation of this building. However, the Society objects to the scale and design of the proposed fire staircase, which is visually intrusive, contrary to policies ST3 and H5 of the Lewes District Council Local Plan.

Week as at 16 December

SDNP/14/06306/LIS: Riverside Cafe Bar, Riverside, High Street. Erection of retractable awning
Friends of Lewes objects to the proposed awning which does not relate to the structure of the listed building, will detract from its fenestration and adversely affect its character, contrary to policy H2(b) of the Lewes District Council Local Plan.

SDNP/14/06326/HOUS: 2 Winterbourne Close Single storey rear extension and roof extension with dormer window and rooflight
Friends of Lewes objects to the scale of the proposed development and the conversion of the existing hipped roof to a gable end, which do not respect the character of neighbouring buildings contrary to policy ST3(a) of the Lewes District Council Local Plan. It also objects to the scale of the proposed dormer which is too wide and is not set down from the ridge.

SDNP/14/06357/HOUS: 3 Castle Lane. Replacement external access staircase to property
Friends of Lewes supports the improvements proposed to the access staircase.


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

SDNP/14/06072/FUL 17 Market Street.   Convert roof void to apartment.
SDNP/14/06188/HOUS & SDNP/14/06189/LIS 8 Castle Banks.   Repairs and alterations including creating cloakroom and WC and relocating bathroom and kitchen.
SDNP/14/06211/FUL HSBC 63 High Street.   Replace ATM.
SDNP/14/05757/HOUS 3 Prince Charles Road. Side and rear extensions.
SDNP/14/05836/LIS Sussex Police Headquarters, Church Lane.   Repairs and refurbishment.
SDNP/14/06126/HOUS 78 Court Road.   Replace windows, soffits, facia, barge board, guttering and porch.
SDNP/14/06139/HOUS 1 East Street.   Replace first floor bay window.
SDNP/14/06298/HOUS Rykehurst House, Rotten Row.   Rebuild section of wall.
SDNP/14/06374/HOUS 49 Fitzjohns Road.   Side and rear extensions and garage conversion.
SDNP/14/06388/FUL Green Gables, Kingston Road.   Rear and side extensions, rear window and overclad walls.
SDNP/14/06390/ADV Esso Garage 98-106 Malling Street.   Signage.
SDNP/14/06433/LIS Castle Precincts Cottage, Castle Precincts.   Remove box and conduit and make wall good.
SDNP/14/06397/HOUS 1 Eastway.   First floor rear extension.
SDNP/14/06472/FUL & 06473/LIS Harveys Brewery, Cliffe High Street.  Roller shutter doors to Cask Shed.
SDNP/14/06491/HOUS & 06492/LIS 7 Keere Street.   Secondary double glazing.
SDNP/14/06521/HOUS 10 Nevill Crescent.   Single storey rear and side extensions.
SDNP/14/06527/HOUS 15 Prince Edward’s Road.   Loft extension, rear dormer, replacement windows.
SDNP/14/06539/FUL Sussex Police Headquarters, Church Lane.   Replace windows.