Friends of Lewes Planning Committee Report 5 March 2020

Representations made on planning applications following the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 5 March 2020: 

SDNP/20/00303/FUL: Subdivision of the dwelling and internal reconfiguration of the approved extension to provide a 4 bed dwelling and a 2 bed dwelling, new vehicular accesses to provide off-street parking, a single storey rear extension, extension to the dormer window, alteration to the front kitchen window at the existing dwelling, porch, rear dormer window and rear velux window at the new dwelling. 1 Eridge Green.
(Objection) Friends of Lewes are concerned that the proposed development represents over development of the site and could set a precedent. It considers the design of the reconfigured extension to be messy and the roof dormer is disproportionately large and unbalanced.

SDNP/19/05887/HOUS: Loft conversion incorporating rear facing dormer window. 8 Hawkenbury Way. Friends of Lewes object to the size of the rear dormer which although set down from the ridge is too wide and unbalances the roof.

SDNP/20/00253/FUL: Change of use of ground floor from A1 (hairdresser) to C3 (residential), rebuild of front bay structure, replacement of front windows, and new doors and windows to rear elevation. 115 Western Road.
Friends of Lewes object to the proposed use of uPVC windows in the Conservation Area. Timber windows should be used to the design of those originally installed.

SDNP/20/00675/FUL: Construction of 3 no. new dwellings with associated landscaping and parking within the curtilage of a Listed Building and including alterations to the Listed Building and demolition of outbuildings. The Lewes New School Talbot Terrace.
Friends of Lewes do not object to the principle of developing this site. However, it comments that the number and height of the houses proposed risk overdevelopment of the site. It considers the development should be limited to two houses no more than two storeys high.


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

SDNP/19/04768/HOUS 22 King Henry’s Road.   Remove conservatory.
SDNP/06026./HOUS 26 The Avenue.   Replace steel windows with aluminium.
SDNP/20/00171/HOUS 34 Priory Street. Demolish conservatory, rear extension, new rooflights and replacement garage door.
SDNP/20/00344/HOUS Old Malling Farm Cottage, Old Malling Way.   Demolish conservatory and erect single storey extension including garage conversion and first floor extension with front porch and car port.
SDNP/20/00392/HOUS 80 Valence Road.   Two storey side extension.
SDNP/20/00450/HOUS 40 South Way.   Demolish conservatory and erect single storey rear extension and new rooflights.
SDNP/20/00512/HOUS 42 Firle Crescent.   Two storey side extension and front porch.
SDNP/00573/PRE 52 Southover High Street.   Convert office/storage building to house.
SDNP/20/00663/LIS HMP Lewes, 1 Brighton Road.   Polycarbonate sheeting to windows.
SDNP/20/00688/HOUS 25 New Road.   Single storey rear extension.
SDNP/20/00801/HOUS 114 Western Road.   Replace window.
SDNP/20/00814/LIS 23 Friars Walk.   Remove walls to lower ground floor and reinstate WC.
SDNP/20/00885/FUL 2 Park Road.   Change garage use to dwelling.
SDNP/20/00736/HOUS 3 St James Street.   Demolish extension and erect new rear extension including rooflight and reposition solar panel.

Planning Application Approved