Friends of Lewes Planning Committee Report 5 September 2019

Representations made on planning applications following the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 5 September 2019:

SDNP/19/03802/ADV, SDNP/19/03807/LIS: Installation of replacement illuminated and non illuminated signs and repainting of the existing render, windows and surrounds. The Black Horse Inn 55 Western Road.
Friends of Lewes welcomes the improvements proposed but comments that details of the pictorial sign are required to allow a full assessment to be made of the signage.

SDNP/19/03808/FUL: Extension of existing car park to provide 12no car parking spaces in total, construction of new detached timber framed bin store, installation of timber framed cycle store, construction of access ramp and steps and construction of retained wall to rear of site. Saxonbury Juggs Road.
Friends of Lewes object to this application as details of the proposed bin store and cycle store are not provided in the application, contrary to the SDNPA Local Validation List July 2019.

SDNP/19/03986/LIS: Repair and raising of twitten wall to allow abutment and flashing of approved garden studio roof into face of wall. 5 St Swithuns Terrace.
Friends of Lewes do not object to the principle of raising the height of the flint wall. However, as stated previously, the Society objects to the proposal to raise the wall entirely in flint and lime mortar and considers bull nosed capping should be used along its length to ensure its longevity.

SDNP/19/04107/HOUS: Proposed first floor side extension and conversion of loft space with rear dormer. 34 Windover Crescent.
Friends of Lewes object to the proposed box 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 design, which includes altering the hipped roof to a gable end, will make the pair of houses unsymmetrical and visually unbalanced.


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

SDNP/19/03219/ADV 173 High Street (Ex Prezzo) Rebranding of existing signs.
SDNP/19/02273/LIS 169 High Street (Sussex Past).   Visitors’ map on bricked up window.
SDNP/19/03281/HOUS 84 Prince Edward’s Road.   Single storey rear extension.
SDNP/19/03427/HOUS 22 Morris Road.   Demolish conservatory and build new single storey rear extension.
SDNP/19/03579/HOUS & 04088/LIS 23 Keere Street.   Renovation, replace extension roof covering and timber, repair dormer and secondary glazing to front windows.
SDNP/19/03581/FUL Sussex Police Headquarters, Church Lane, South Malling. Telecommunications Mast.
SDNP/19/03671/HOUS 7 Middle Way.   Single storey rear extension and alterations.
SDNP/19/03681/HOUS 35 Newton Road.   Side and rear extension of existing extension.
SDNP/19/03695/HOUS 37 Newton Road.   Side and rear extension.
SDNP/19/03719/LIS Maisonette, 23 Cliffe High Street.   Replace first floor front window.
SDNP/19/03788/HOUS 20 East Way.   Single and two storey rear extension.
SDNP/19/03800/HOUS 17 Mill Road.   Two storey rear extension, first floor and single storey side extension.
SDNP/19/03879/LIS 2-3 Southover High Street.   Remove chimney and reinstall cowls and 3 brick courses to aid removal of bees’ nest.

Planning Application Approved