Friends of Lewes Planning Committee Report 4 January 2018

Representations made on planning applications following the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 4 January 2018

Weeks ending 12, 19 and 27 December 2017

Week ending 12 December

SDNP/17/05764/FUL: Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd, Erection of an automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) camera, poles and associated signage. 58 – 59 Cliffe High Street.
Friends of Lewes have no objection in principal to the erection of parking control equipment and signage. However, the Society objects to the signage that has already been installed as it fails to respect the context of the site within the Lewes Conservation Area.  The river side views in the area are valued by residents and tourists alike and the signs are contrary to the established riverside landscape. The three signs attached the flood defence wall (notated 3 on drawing H100) are very large, visually intrusive and should be removed.  Whilst the Society understands the need for users to be made aware of the parking conditions, a more sensitive scheme with fewer, smaller signs at the entrance/exit to the car park should be implemented.

SDNP/17/05765/ADV: Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd. Erection of 1 x Private Property sign, 1 x Camera Controlled sign and 4 x 1 Hour Maximum Stay signs. 58 – 59 Cliffe High Street.
Friends of Lewes have no objection in principal to the erection of parking control equipment and signage. However, the Society objects to the signage that has already been installed as it fails to respect the context of the site within the Lewes Conservation Area.  The river side views in the area are valued by residents and tourists alike and the signs are contrary to the established riverside landscape. The three signs attached the flood defence wall (notated 3 on drawing H100) are very large, visually intrusive and should be removed.  Whilst the Society understands the need for users to be made aware of the parking conditions, a more sensitive scheme with fewer, smaller signs at the entrance/exit to the car park should be implemented.

Week ending 19 December

SDNP/17/06165/HOUS: Single-storey rear/side extension at ground floor, new dormer window to rear roof slope. 2 Priory Street.
Friends of Lewes object to the scale of the proposed dormer which is too large, too wide and undermines the proportions and balance of the existing house.

Week ending 27 December

SDNP/17/06035/HOUS: Proposed loft conversion including raising ridge height and dormer, single storey rear extension and front entrance porch. 15 Winterbourne Close.
Friends of Lewes object to the hipped to gable end conversion and raising the ridge height, which destroys the symmetry of the pair of houses. The roof dormer is too large and out of proportion with the existing building.

SDNP/17/06120/HOUS: Replacement of the existing timber windows with PVCU double glazed windows. 16 Eastport Lane.
Although this is a relatively modern house Friends of Lewes object the use of uPVC windows in the Conservation Area. The sections of the uPVC windows proposed are much thicker than the timber sections they are intended to replace, of a different profile and will materially change the character of the streetscape.

 

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

SDNP/17/05729/HOUS  12 Highdown Road. Alterations to approved application to make first floor side extension flush with elevation.
SDNP/17//06150/HOUS  14 Hill Road. Second storey extension, external glazing alterations and internal alterations.
SDNP/17/05917/LIS & 05918/LIS  26 Station Street.   Renew roof and internal works.
SDNP/17/06025/ADV & 06026/LIS  The Lamb, 10 Fisher Street.   Retain menu cases.
SDNP/17/06081/FUL  29A Station Street.   New and replacement windows roof lights and internal alterations.
SDNP/17/06082/HOUS  5 Green Lane.   Extension and alterations to roof, extend dormer and associated works.

 

 

 

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