Friends of Lewes Planning Committee Report 2 May 2019

Representations made on planning applications following the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 2 May 2019:

Week ending 16 April

SDNP/19/01760/LIS: Proposed replacement rear single and two storey extension. Internal modifications and restoration, external works. 32 Friars Walk (Friends Meeting House).
Friends of Lewes consider the rationale behind the proposed changes has been clearly explained and the scheme is presented with exemplary clarity, greatly assisted by the perspective views. The proposed extension, although large, remains subsidiary to the existing Meeting House and is clearly distinguished from it by the choice of different materials and unmistakably modern detailing. The new entrance façade created on the northern side of the building, facing onto the library, is largely successful and the Society is generally supportive of the proposals. It does however have reservations about the form of the proposed curved roof over the extension, which it considers forms a most uncomfortable knife-edge junction with the existing pitched roof. The Society suggests that a simpler form, still in a modern idiom, could resolve this junction in a more convincing manner. It also has reservations about the proposed landscaping shown in the perspectives. Whilst appreciating that these are probably only illustrative, it feels that as drawn they look fussy and ill considered.


Week ending 23 April

SDNP/19/01867/HOUS: Construction of a separate timber frame garden studio [annexe] within rear garden of existing dwelling. 27 Newton Road.
Friends of Lewes have no objection in principle to this development. However, it objects to the design as it finds the proposed pop up tower intrusive on the open space adjacent to the boundary of the development.


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

SDNP/19/01432/HOUS 4 The Meadows.   Wooden fence.
SDNP/19/01574/LIS 19 Eastport Lane.   Re-roof and install new glazing and doors to extension, rooflight and internal alterations.
SDNP/19/01596/LIS Flat 3, 10 Waterloo Place.   Replace windows.
SDNP/19/01579/HOUS 3 St Andrew’s Place, Southover Road.   Rooflights, rear dormer, infill extension, insulation and redecorate front.
SDNP/19/01721/CND Styles Field development. Remove condition 17 of application SDNP/14/01199FUL (CO2 % standard for the development following changes to code).
SDNP/19/01766/LIS Meadow Barn, Landport Farm Road.   Convert barn to garage/workshop with annexe.
SDNP/19/01728/HOUS 3 Gundreda Road.   Demolish conservatory and erect rear extension and terrace.
SDNP/19/01735/HOUS 20 The Course.   Single storey side and rear infill extension.
SdDNP/19/01797/LIS & 01803/LDP 4 Sun Street.   Replacing conservatory with extension and internal alterations.
SDNP/19/01828/LIS 182 High Street.   Replace windows.
SDNP/19/01828/LIS 182 High Street.   Internal alterations to Courtroom.
SDNP/19/01922/APNB Housedean Farm, Brighton Road.   Steel portal framed livestock building.
SDNP/19/00126/HOUS 1 Hawkenbury Way.   Front porch and internal alterations.
SDNP/19/00577/HOUS 15 Fitzjohns Road.   Single storey rear and side extension, loft conversion and rooflights.
SDNP/19/01427/HOUS Ousedale House, Offham Road.   Retain mobile home.
SDNP/19/01481/PA3A Prezzo, 173 High Street.   Change of use to financial services.
SDNP/19/01551/HOUS 31 De Montfort Road.   Loft conversion with front rooflights.
SDNP/19/01889/HOUS & 01890/LIS Green Passage House, 49C Cliffe High Street.   Partial cladding with natural slate tiles.
SDNP/19/01950/FUL St Anne’s Church, Western Road.   Handrails to steps to porch.
SDNP/19/01965/HOUS & 01966/LIS 30 Lansdown Place.   Internal alterations, replace door and window.
SDNP/19/02015/FUL Caburn House, Brooks Road.   Alteration to car park entry point and new delivery door in lieu of window.
SDNP/19/02016/HOUS 32 Nevill Road.   Two storey and single storey rear extension.
SDNP/19/02041/FUL Lewes YMCA, Westgate Street.   Replace windows and dooors and fill in ground floor rear windows.
SDNP/19/01742/HOUS 8 St John’s Hill.   Replace rear extension.
SDNP/19/01759/FUL 32 Friars Walk.   Replace extension, internal and external works.