Friends of Lewes Planning Committee Report 7 May 2015

Representations made on planning applications following the meeting of the Planning Committee held on Thursday 7th May 2015.

Weeks as at 7, 14, 21 & 28 April & 5 May

Week as at 14 April

SDNP/15/01633/HOUS: Installation of UPVC replacement windows. 28 De Montfort Road.
The Friends of Lewes acknowledge that many different styles of windows have been installed in houses along De Montford Road. However, the property falls within the Conservation Area and the Society would prefer to see traditional timber sash windows installed, in keeping with the principles of Policy H5 of the Lewes District Council Local Plan.

SDNP/15/01653/ADV: Installation of one non-illuminated aluminium backed advertisement fixed to the existing unit wall. Aldi House Brooks Road.
The Friends of Lewes objects to the scale of the proposed advertisement, which will be clearly visible from the surrounding hills to the east of the town and considers it inappropriate development within the South Downs National Park, contrary to paragraph 115 of the National Planning Policy Framework. Furthermore, the Society is concerned that should permission be granted it will set a precedent for the development of other large scale advertisements on neighbouring commercial buildings.

Week ending 5 May

SDNP/15/02063/FUL: Change all glazing from single glaze to narrow double glazed panes (no change to window frames) and relocation of back door from side to rear of house and addition of dormer window to rear of house. 6 Castle Ditch Lane.
The Friends of Lewes objects to the excessive size of the proposed dormer to the rear of the house and its design, which extends well above the existing roof ridge. The development does not respect the character or appearance of the Conservation Area contrary to Policy H5 of the Lewes District Council Local Plan.

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

SDNP/15/01486/FUL Norfolk Lodge, Brighton Road.   Erect detached dwelling.
SDNP/15/01493/LIS Flat 2, 10 Waterloo Place.   Install boiler flue.
SDNP/15/01525/HOUS 13 Mildmay Road.   Single storey rear extension.
SDNP/15/01553/HOUS 3 St John’s Hill.   Single storey rear extension.
SDNP/15/01574/HOUS 23 Meridian Road.   Rear dormer.
SDNP/15/01564/FUL & 15/01705/LIS 168 High Street.   Dismantle and rebuild chimney.
SDNP/15/01590/LIS 138A High Street.   Internal alterations to create en-suite.
SDNP/15/01598/HOUS & 15/01599/LIS Castle Precincts Cottage, Castle Precincts.   Insert two windows and airbrick.
SDNP/15/01667/LIS 3 Park Cottages, New Road.   Repair chimney and internal works.
SDNP/15/01690/HOUS 90 Prince Edward’s Road.   Remove garage, erect single storey extension and works to garden room.
SDNP/15/01674/LIS 32 High Street.   Replace temporary roof on annexe.
SDNP/15/01683/HOUS 80 Malling Street.   Rear dormer.
SDNP/15/01198/CND Units 3 to 5, Riverside Industrial Estate, North Street.   Continued use as dance studio.
SDNP/15/01626/HOUS 4 St James St. Single storey rear extension
SDNP/15/01763/HOUS 34 Ferrers Road.   First floor side extension and single storey rear extension.
SDNP/15/01775/HOUS & 15/01776/LIS 30 South Street.   Demolish and erect single storey side extension.
SDNP/15/01788/LIS 17 Eastgate Street.   Internal alterations.
SDNP/15/01808/HOUS 4 The Avenue.   Front and rear extensions at ground and first floor levels.
SDNP/15/01847/FUL 207 High Street.   Erect detached part subterranean house.
SDNP/15/01858/FUL Lewes Railway Station, Station Road.   Change use from car park to farmers’ market on Sundays.
SDNP/15/01864/LIS Malling House, Church Lane, South Malling.   Opening in internal wall.
SDNP/15/01767/LIS 6 East Street.   Repair and part replace bay window.
SDNP/15/01895/LIS & 01896/ADV 146 High Street.   Retain signs.
SDNP/15/01984/HOUS 26 Leicester Road.   Demolish rear extensions, erect rear extension, rooflights and amendment to wall.
SDNP/15/02009/LIS Antioch House West, Rotten Row.   Internal alterations.
SDNP/15/02089/HOUS 31 Gundreada Road.   Rooms in roof with rear rooflights and dormer and half gables to sides.
SDNP/15/02100/HOUS 34 Firle Crescent.   Garage conversion and extension and first floor extension.
SDNP/15/02111/HOUS 51 South Way.   Two storey side extension.
SDNP/15/01775/HOUS & 15/01776/LIS 30 South Street.   Alterations to extension and replace conservatory and lobby with extension.