Friends of Lewes Planning Committee Report 7 March 2019

The following objection was submitted following a review of the decision made at the 7 February meeting:

SDNP/19/00382/LIS: To over-clad existing cementitious render on parts of the South and West elevations with red-clay tile hanging.  65 High Street
Friends of Lewes have no objection to work necessary to mitigate damp penetration to the rear elevations of this listed building. However, if the tiles proposed are the same colour as those already used for the ground floor annex they will be obtrusive and hard to ignore. The Society notes with concern that the tiles already used for the annex gable end do not match those of the rear elevation of 66 High Street, contrary to paragraph 2.6 of the Design and Access Statement submitted in support of approved application SDNP/17/04859/FUL. The Society objects to the continuation of the tiles already used on the annex. Other options should be considered such as re-rendering the façade in order to reduce its visual impact or if tiles are used they should match those of rear of 66 High Street. 

Representations made on planning applications following the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 7 March 2019

SDNP/19/00610/HOUS: Replacement of 5 double-glazed UPVC windows on front elevation (including one bay window) with wooden sash windows. 29 St Annes Crescent.
Friends of Lewes support the principle of replacing uPVC windows with traditional sash windows in the Conservation Area.

SDNP/19/00776/HOUS: Demolition of existing conservatory and construction of new single storey rear extension, roof extension and insertion of two conservation style roof windows. 22 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’.

SDNP/19/00805/HOUS: Demolition of garage and construction of single storey side extension. 20 Highdown Road.
Friends of Lewes object to the proposed use of glass blocks in the front elevation of the side extension which do not fit in with the existing street scene.

SDNP/19/00926/FUL: Creation of a 140 metre length of traffic-free path at Lewes for shared use by walkers, cyclists and wheelchair users. Permissive Path between Ham Lane and Railway Subway Ham Lane.
Friends of Lewes support this development. 

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

SDNP/19/00488/FUL 3 Park Road. Widen drive and pedestrian entrance, new gates and brick pillars.
SDNP/19/00544/HOUS 30 South Way.   Alterations and extension.
SDNP/19/00569/HOUS 2 Watergate Lane.   Replace windows, front door, guttering, roof and cladding and install photovoltaics.
SDNP/18/00255/HOUS 14 Stansfield Road.   Two storey side extension.
SDNP/19/00642/LIS 92A High Street.   Replace staircase.
SDNP/19/00593/HOUS 7 The Avenue.   Paint first floor frosted grey.
SDNP/19/0061/FUL 50A Cliffe High Street.   Part change of use to A1/A2, part to C3.
SDNP/19/00754/FUL Malling House, Sussex Police HQ, Church Lane, South Malling.   Solar panels.

Planning Application Approved