Friends of Lewes Planning Committee Report 7 June 2017

Representations made on planning applications following the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 7 June 2017.

Representations made to planning applications in weeks ending 9, 16, 23 & 30 May & 6 June 2017

Week ending 9 May

SDNP/17/00647/FUL: Erection of 3 bedroom dwelling, 2 bedroom dwelling and 1 bedroom apartment and creation of 2 parking spaces. Land rear of 47 Cliffe High Street.
Friends of Lewes have no objection to the provision of new housing at the density proposed. However, it objects to the proposed design which is considers to be inappropriate in the context of the surrounding buildings and will not result in a good townscape.

Week ending 16 May

SDNP/17/02289/HOUS: Demolition and rebuilding of garden wall, demolition and replacement of garden shed and removal of fire escape from rear of house. 28 Valence Road.
Friends of Lewes have no objection in principle to the development proposed but no details of the materials to be used are included with the application and the acceptability of the development is dependent on them.

Week ending 23 May

SDNP/17/02048/FUL: Replacement of timber windows and doors with uPVC and replacement of fascia, soffits, cladding and rainwater goods with uPVC.  St Thomas’ Court Cliffe High Street.
Friends of Lewes (the Lewes Civic Society) object to the replacement of timber windows, fascias, soffits and cladding with uPVC in a prominent building within the Lewes Conservation Area. It also objects to the proposal to use 70mm profile uPVC window sections which are very thick compared to the existing timber ones. uPVC is an inappropriate material to be used on this building and contrary to paragraph 3.5 of the Lewes Conservation Area Management Plan, which requires that new works, repair and maintenance should utilise the traditional materials used in the town. Furthermore the Society considers the proposed use of uPVC is contrary to Policy 11 of the adopted Lewes District Plan Joint Core Strategy, which seeks to ensure that the design of development responds sympathetically to the site and its local context.

SDNP/17/02384/HOUS: Roof extension and rear dormer. 74 Winterbourne Close.
Friends of Lewes object to the design of dormer window which is too large and out of proportion with the existing building. The dormer should be narrower and set down from the ridge of the roof.

SDNP/17/02386/HOUS: Loft conversion with rear flat roof dormer. 3 Coombe Road.
Friends of Lewes object to the design of dormer window which is too large and out of proportion with the existing building. The dormer should be narrower and set down from the ridge of the roof.

Week ending 30 May

SDNP/17/02324/HOUS: Demolition of existing and erection of replacement single storey side extension. 39 Mountfield Road.
Friends of Lewes have no objection in principle to the development proposed. However, it comments that the appearance of the extension would be improved if it was set back from and subsidiary to the main building.

SDNP/17/02366/LIS: Removal of infill in parapet to expose original balustrades. 3 Priory Crescent.
Friends of Lewes commend the restoration of the original balustrades.

Week ending 6 June

SDNP/17/02557/HOUS: Loft conversion including dormer to rear and two roof lights to the front elevation.  16 Mildmay Road.
Friends of Lewes object to the design of dormer window which is too large and out of proportion with the existing building. The dormer should be narrower and set down from the ridge of the roof.

SDNP/17/02606/FUL: Replacement of timber casement and louvre windows with pvc-U double glazed units. Greyfriars Court Court Road.
Friends of Lewes (the Lewes Civic Society) welcomes the change to the proposed window design from that of the previous application SDNP/17/00040/FUL, which included horizontal transoms that it objected to. The Society has no objection to the new design proposed.  However, it maintains its objection to the use of 70mm profile uPVC sections which are thicker than those of the existing timber. The Society does not agree with the statement in the Design and Access Statement that “The frames are less bulky than the existing timber windows, therefore there will not be any visual impact from an increase in the size of the frames.” The Society considers the thicker uPVC styles and rails of the opening casements will result in a visual impact that is detrimental to the local townscape. Greyfriars Court faces buildings in Railway Lane that are either historic or of high quality modern design that use slim profile metal windows. Future housing development at Court Road Car Park, opposite, that has permission under SDNP/16/01618/FUL will also have metal windows. uPVC windows are therefore considered inappropriate in the context of the building’s setting and contrary to Policy 11 of the adopted Lewes District Plan Joint Core Strategy, which seeks to ensure that the design of development responds sympathetically to the site and its local context.

 

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

SDNP/17/02010/LIS 82 High Street (Cote).   Internal works.
SDNP/17/02016/HOUS 21E South Way.   Replace front extension, cladding and windows, rooflights, landscaping and stairs to rear garden.
SDNP/17/02131/LIS 82 High Street (Lloyds Bank/Cote).   Convert upper floors to form 2 apartments with conservatory.
SDNP/17/02049/HOUS By The Way, Bradford Road.   Rear extension.
SDNP/17/02103/HOUS 19 Cleve Terrace.   Single-storey rear extension amended side window.
SDNP/17/02182/HOUS 32 Southover High Street.   New parking area with crossover and gate.
SDNP/17/02237/HOUS 67 North Way.   Two storey rear and side extension.
SDNP/17/02321/HOUS 2 Old Laundry Cottages, Southover High Street.   Repaint front door grey.
SDNP/17/02373/HOUS 5 Deanery Close.   Side extension.
SDNP/17/02356/FUL 43 St Anne’s Crescent.   Refurbishment with improvement of extension, enlarge windows and new front access and rooflights.
SDNP/17/02480/LIS 137 High Street.   Internal alterations.
SDNP/17/02481/HOUS 12 Highdown Road.   First floor side extension.
SDNP/17/02523/HOUS 7 Nevill Crescent.   Demolish garage and erect side/rear extension.
SDNP/17/02525/HOUS 31 Mill Road.   Demolish garage and shed, erect summer house/store.
SDNP/17/01332/HOUS Kuring Gait, Kingston Road.   Rebuild veranda, new dormer and roof extensions and raised decking.
SDNP/17/01804/LIS 16-18 Cliffe High Street.   Secondary glazing.
SDNP/17/02195/HOUS 9 The Meadows.   Two storey side extension and front porch, demolish garage.
SDNP/17/02564/FUL & 02772/LIS 82 High Street (Cote restaurant).   Plant equipment.
SDNP/17/02550/HOUS 3 St Anne’s Crescent.   Demolish extension and rebuild with new cladding and front window.
SDNP/17/02589/HOUS Stream Edge, Rotten Row.   Amendment to approved plans.
SDNP/17/02628/HOUS 5A Southdown Avenue.   Convert garage to office/residential.
SDNP/17/00775/FUL Land adjacent to Hanover House, Timberyard Lane.   Erect three bedroom detached house.
SDNP/17/01912/FUL Maisonette, 193 High Street.   New windows and fire escape.

 

 

 

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