Friends of Lewes Planning Committee Report 6 December 2018

Representations made on planning applications following the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 6 December 2018

SDNP/18/05670/HOUS: Single storey rear extension (amendment to SDNP/18/01748/HOUS) 13 Mountfield Road.
Friends of Lewes object to the extensive flat roof proposed in a prominent position which would be very visible. The Society did not object to the pitched roof in the original application, which is preferred.

SDNP/18/05712/HOUS: Proposed loft conversion with rear dormer, roof windows and associated alterations. 35 Morris Road.
Friends of Lewes object to the proposed dormer which is too large and does not conform to the recommendations set out in the Friends of Lewes ‘Planning Advice for Dormer Windows’. The Society also objects the use of rubberbond roofing material for the dormer. Lead or zinc should be used in the Conservation Area.

SDNP/18/06119/FUL: Proposed extension of existing flue to rear of building. 18 Cliffe High Street. (Trading Post Coffee Roasters)
Friends of Lewes consider the proposed flue extension that would hug the roof slope of the rear projection to be visually unacceptable. The Society objects to the proposal and suggests a simple vertical extension of the existing flue to eaves level might be less intrusive.

SDNP/18/05416/FUL: Conversion of club house together with the formation of an additional floors with raised roof to form two x dwellings and associated works including vehicle access. Lewes Working Mens Club Malling Street.
Friends of Lewes object to the design of the raised roof which is out of scale and insensitive in relation to the existing building.


SDNP/18/05751/PRE: Proposed development comprising a 45 unit residential scheme. Pells Church of England Primary School Landport Road.
No drawings were available for this scheme. The Committee felt that in view of the future demand for primary school places that will arise from committed development in Lewes the site should be retained for educational use.

SDNP/18/06007/PRE: The proposal is to change the use of the building from Class A1 (retail) to 4 residential units (2×3 and 2×4 bed houses) together with the provision of 3 car parking spaces, cycle parking, amenity space and various external alterations to the building. 6 Station Street.
The proposed front elevation, other than renovation work, is hardly changed; the restoration of iron railings and associated planting is commendable. There are more obvious changes to the north and south elevations but the ecclesiastical appearance is retained. The modest conservation-style roof windows align with the larger windows below and their impact on the street scene is negligible. The proposal also tidies up some of the damage arising from the earlier conversion works. However, although the scheme is supported in principle, four units risk overdevelopment as the design provides limited daylight to two units. Only development of three units is supported, which matches the number of parking spaces available.


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

SDNP/18/05606/HOUS 65 North Way.   Front side extension and porch.
SDNP/18/05781/HOUS 20 Houndean Rise.   Demolish addition and erect two storey side extension.
SDNP/18/05782/HOUS 34 Western Road.   First floor extension and modifications to rear ground floor.
SDNP/18/05802/HOUS 37 Cranedown.   Rear and side extensions.
SDNP/18/05811/FUL 25 Fitzjohns Road.   Summerhouse in back garden..
SDNP/18/05950/FUL Police HQ, Malling House, Church Lane, South Malling.   Three storage units.
SDNP/18/05330/HOUS 2 St Annes Crescent.  Repaint the front of house; replace the first floor bay sash window .
SDNP/18/05709/LIS Barbican House 169 High Street. Re-roofing and remedial works.
SDNP/18/05469/HOUS 23 Eastport Lane. Glazed patio doors, widening garage door opening and new doors, repaint door.
SDNP/18/05457/HOUS 7 Wallands Crescent. Front off street parking, bin storage, repair garage.
 SDNP/18/05445/HOUS 13 Delaware Road. Rear extension, new windows