Friends of Lewes Planning Committee Report 3 March 2016, including representations made after the Executive Committee meeting of 23 March 2016

Representations made on planning applications following the meeting of the Executive Committee held on Wednesday 23 March.

SDNP/16/00636/FUL: Demolition of rear extension and garage and construction of two x 2 bed houses and the refurbishment of the basement to create a 1 bed flat. 85 High Street Lewes.
Friends of Lewes has no objection in principle to the redevelopment of this site to provide additional housing. However, it objects to the density of development which it considers an inappropriate overdevelopment of an average sized site contrary to policy ST3 of the Lewes District Local Plan. The plan of 85a is excessively deep at first floor level which results in the bedroom window being not only very close to the flower shop kitchen window, but also having an adverse impact on the small courtyard, which is effectively a shared amenity space for all three dwellings. The Society’s principal objection to the design of the development is the proposed elevation to Stewards Inn Lane, with the ‘mansard’ roof beginning just above eye level, which has a negative impact on the street scene, contrary to policy H5 of the Lewes District Local Plan. Friends of Lewes considers a more appropriate design solution for this site would be the development of two traditional two storey cottages with a shallower depth and with conventional pitched roofs.

Representations made on planning applications following the meeting of the Planning Committee held on Thursday, 3 March 2016.

Weekly lists as at 9, 16 and 23 February and 1 March

Weekly list as at 23 February

SDNP/15/05868/HOUS: Section 73A retrospective application for the placement of a new balustrade around existing garage terrace. Dacres Kingston Road Lewes.
Friends of Lewes has reviewed the amended plans and maintains its objection to this development having been constructed contrary to condition 14 of planning permission granted under LW/10/1196/NP. This specifies that the roof area of the garage shall not be used as a balcony, roof garden or similar amenity area. The condition was made in the interest of residential amenity having regard to Policy ST3 of the Lewes District Local Plan. The Society considers that this remains the case and that the application should be refused.

SDNP/16/00469/HOUS: Section 73A Retrospective Application for a single storey side extension. 60 Valence Road Lewes.
Friends of Lewes raised no objection to application SDNP/13/03858 for the erection of a two storey extension to this property. However it objects to this proposal because it is out of context with the existing house and will appear an ugly addition compared to the previously approved scheme.


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

SDNP/16/00139/LIS Market Tower, Market Street.   Install electronic movement and electromagnetic toller unit.
SDNP/16/00283/HOUS 8 South Way.   Rear gable extension, remodelling of roof and replace garage roof.
SDNP/16/00021/HOUS & SDNP/16/00022/LIS 13 Southover High Street.   Cellar works, satellite dish, garden shed, opening in garden wall with new door and steps.
SDNP/15/05765/HOUS 3 Park Road.   Rear extension.
SDNP/15/06222/LIS Southover Old House.   Internal alterations.
SDNP/16/00558/LIS 30 South Street.   Roof strengthening and relocate two dormers.
SDNP/16/00547/HOUS 68 North Way.   Extension to side of front porch.
SDNP/16/00548/HOUS 49B South Street.   Alterations to front door and install roof light.
SDNP/16/00369/HOUS 31 Mill Road.   Single storey rear extension, new roof over front bay and velux window.
SDNP/16/00414/FUL 20 East Way.   Summer house.
SDNP/16/00562/FUL St John Sub Castro Parish Church, Abinger Place.  Change use of upper levels of tower to flat, replace doors, alter windows and service outlets.
SDNP/16/00622/HOUS 57 Hereward Way.   Demolish side extension and outhouses, new side extension.
SDNP/16/00629/HOUS 1 De Warrenne Road.   Demolish rear extension, new side extension and terrace, alter rear windows and doors.