Friends of Lewes Planning Committee Report 3 September 2020

Representations made on planning applications following the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 3 September 2020: 

SDNP/20/02107/HOUS: Creation of dormer to rear and rooflights to front. 16 Evelyn Road.
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’.

SDNP/20/02774/HOUS: Replacement of existing wooden sash windows with uPVC replica wooden sash windows. 39 Morris Road.
Friends of Lewes object to the use of uPVC materials in the Conservation Area. Wooden sash windows should be used.

SDNP/20/02818/LDP: Hip to gable roof conversion with dormer to the rear. 3 Clare Road.
Friends of Lewes object to the proposed box dormer which is excessively 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.

SDNP/20/03037/HOUS: Garden room gym and home office. 20 Malling Down.
Friends of Lewes comment that the garden room should be ancillary to the main dwelling and conditions should be imposed that ensure that it is not used as a separate dwelling.

SDNP/20/03301/HOUS: Single storey extension to existing porch including render of external walls. 1 Bull Lane.
Friends of Lewes have no objection in principle but consider the external walls to the porch should be finished in brick, not rendered. Any insulation required could be applied to the internal face of the walls.

SDNP/20/01791/HOUS: Erection of single storey rear extension and conversion of loft, including insertion of rear dormer and rooflights to front (AMENDED PLANS). 10 Churchill Road.
The Friends of Lewes objection to the previous submission has been acknowledged but the compromise now being put forward does no overcome the objection to the oversized box dormer, which needs to be reduced further to be visually acceptable.

SDNP/20/03427/CND: Variation of condition 2 (approved plans) of planning approval SDNP/19/03808/FUL to amend the access. Saxonbury Juggs Road.
Friends of Lewes object to the demolition of the existing flint wall that has already taken place. The flint walls bordering Juggs Road are a key feature of the street scene and no justification has been provided for its removal. The existing vehicle access has been adequate historically and the flint wall should be reinstated.


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

SDNP/20/026000/FUL & 02940/LIS Suite 1, 23 High Street.   Convert ground floor suite to residential.
SDNP/20/02691/HOUS 22 The Avenue.   Replace 2 single glazed windows with double glazed.
SDNP/20/02818/LDP County Hall, St Anne’s Crescent.   3 antennas and ancillary development.
SDNP/20/02822/HOUS 5 Talbot Terrace.   Single storey rear & side extensions and rear roof dormer.
SDNP/20/03077/HOUS 5 Broomans Terrace, Broomans Lane.   Fenestration alterations change location of front door and install stove and flue.
SDNP/20/03117/HOUS 21 Toronto Terrace.   Loft conversion with rear dormer and front roof light.
SDNP/20/03133/HUS 3 Windover Crescent.   Single storey rear extension, two storey rear and side extension, demolish garage, new driveway surface, rear patio, new and replacement windows and doors.
SDNP/20/03475/HOUS 27 Newton Road.   Demolish side extension and replace with new two-storey side extension.   New single-storey rear extension.   Two rear dormers.
SDNP/20/03530/OHL Land at Juggs Road.   Restringing overhead lines.

Planning Application Approved