Friends of Lewes Planning Committee Report 5 October 2017

Representations made on planning applications following the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 5 October 2017

Representations made to planning applications in weeks ending 12, 19, 26 September and 3 October

Week ending 12 September

SDNP/17/04265/HOUS: Rear dormer and two hip to gable conversions. 64 Houndean Rise.
Friends of Lewes comment that the hipped to gable end conversions detract from the overall character of the area.

Week ending 19 September

SDNP/17/04025/HOUS: Structural repairs to the roof, existing dormer and replace windows.  26 Lancaster Street.
Friends of Lewes support the renovation and improvements proposed within the Conservation Area.

Week ending 3 October

SDNP/17/04540/HOUS: Loft conversion and rear dormer. 18 Hawkenbury Way.
Friends of Lewes object to the scale of the roof dormer, which is too wide and out of proportion with the existing building.

SDNP/17/04721/HOUS: Rear dormer window extension to roof. 10 Morris Road.
The roof dormer currently under construction to the rear of 14 Morris Road demonstrates very well the detrimental impact an oversized roof dormer has on the roofscape of Morris Road when viewed from Foundry Lane. The dormer proposed for 10 Morris Road is even larger, extending across the full width of the property and to the top of the ridge. Friends of Lewes object to this development, which will be to the further detriment of the Conservation Area and does not contribute positively to its character, contrary to Core Policy 11 of the Lewes DC Local Plan Joint Core Strategy. In addition, the Society considers the South Downs Local Plan Pre-submission adds weight to its objection to this application. The proposed development does not conserve and enhance the historic environment, contrary to both Strategic Policy SD12 and Development Management Policy SD15 of this plan.

SDNP/17/04859/FUL & SDNP/17/04860/LIS: Change of use from class A1 (Post Office) and from class C4 (Letting rooms- shared facilities) to class B1(a) (Office) including associated alterations and refurbishment.  65 High Street.
Friends of Lewes support and encourage the plans to bring this important building back into use as office space.


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

SDNP/17/03267/FUL Sackville House, Brooks Close. Remove and replace fascia and soffit board.
SDNP/17/03710/FUL Stables, Landport Farm Road.  Erection of new hay barn.
SDNP/17/04080/LIS 209 High Street. Internal non-structural alterations.
SDNP/17/04173/HOUS 2 Church Row. Replace pebble dash render with white plaster render.
SDNP/17/04321/FUL & SDNP/17/04322/LIS 82 High Street. Rear conservatory to first floor flat.
SDNP/17/04366/HOUS 4 Ferrers Road. Garage conversion, single storey rear extension and new dormer.
SDNP/17/04368/HOUS 8 Cranedown. Amendments to previously approved first floor extension.
SDNP/17/04385/HOUS 14 Hill Road. Erection of extension to create new first floor, including front and rear terraces.
SDNP/17/04646/HOUS & SDNP/17/03325/LIS 67 Southover High Street. Remove and replace existing render with lime render.
SDNP/17/04134/LIS & SDNP/17/04444/HOUS 26 Station Street. External repair and redecorations.
SDNP/17/04226/HOUS 42 Mountfield Road. Erection of a single storey rear extension.
SDNP/17/04328/ADV Priory of St Pancras, Priory Park, Cockshut Road. Addition of plaque.
SDNP/17/04545/HOUS 17 Market Street. Extension of existing window to pavement level.
SDNP/17/04524/HOUS 11 Beckett Way. Two storey side extension.
SDNP/17/04702/LIS Unit F2 Level 2, Old Needlemakers, West Street. Part change of use to D1.
SDNP/17/04690/HOUS 18 Hamsey Crescent. Erection of a first floor side extension.
SDNP/17/04164/FUL The Dripping Pan, Mountfield Road. New main entrance gate.