Friends of Lewes Planning Committee Report 1 August 2019

Representations made on planning applications following the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 1 August 2019: 

SDNP/19/03583/PRE: PRE-APPLICATION ADVICE: Erection of Free Standing Mcdonald’s restaurant with drive thru lane, car parking and associated works. Land adjacent to Davey’s Road Brooks Road.
SDNPA do not accept representations on pre-applications for advice. The Committee felt that as the area immediately adjacent to the proposed site is changing from industrial to residential use this is an inappropriate location for a two storey restaurant. Furthermore there is already severe traffic congestion at times associated with Tesco and Aldi and the additional traffic generated by the development would make the situation unacceptable.

SDNP/19/02857/FUL: Proposed demolition of existing garage and erection of 2.5 storey, split-level dwelling house. 42 St Annes Crescent.
Friends of Lewes have reservations about the compact design of the development which is unsympathetic to the neighbouring buildings and risks over-development. The Society also has concerns over the impact of the construction on the mature trees adjacent to the development and the damage that will result to established root systems.

SDNP/19/03340/HOUS: Erection of outbuilding to replace existing shepherds hut. Old Malling Farm, The Old Parlour Old Malling Way.
Friends of Lewes object to the felt roof covering proposed and considers traditional roofing materials should be used.

SDNP/19/02950/ADV: Proposed fascia and hanging signage. 50 High Street.
Friends of Lewes object to the large size of the hanging sign and consider it should be reduced in size.

SDNP/19/03225/FUL: Proposed car park with new height barrier and gate with associated hard landscaping. Western End of Priory School Playing Fields Mountfield Road.
Friends of Lewes object to the use of non-permeable surfaces in this development. All surfaces should be permeable and self-draining.

SDNP/19/03247/FUL: Demolition of Church Hall and garage and the erection of a pair of semi-detached 3 bedroomed houses. St Johns Church Hall Talbot Terrace.
Friends of Lewes have no objection in principle to the redevelopment of this site. However the Society objects to the design which is out of context with adjacent buildings and is an inappropriate design solution. It considers the car parking provision should be removed as it pushes the building back from the existing building line and prevents the roof ridges running parallel to the street.

SDNP/19/03314/FUL: Replacement of existing Fascia, projecting and ATM signage, works to include the preparation and decoration of existing shopfront and replacement of existing ATM and surround. 59 High Street.
Friends of Lewes have no objection to the signage proposed provided it is not internally illuminated.


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

SDNP/19/03127/LIS 169 High Street.   Brick work repairs.
SDNP/19/03128//HOUS 126 Western Road.   Replace and modify front door
SDNP/19/,03190/LIS 114 High Street.   Toilet and sink, connect pipe, shower, secondary window glazing and rooflight.
SDNP/19/03192/HOUS & 03193/LIS Remedial works to repair water damage.
SDNP/19/03303/HOUS 1 The Villas, Grange Road.   Gates, window and patio doors, replace raised bed.
SDNP/19/03379/HOUS 11 Cranmer Close.   Single storey front extension and garage conversion.
SDNP/19/03497/DEM 22 King Henry’s Road.   Remove conservatory.

Planning Application Approved