Friends of Lewes Planning Committee Report 1 April 2021

Representations made on planning applications following the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 1 April 2021: 

SDNP/21/00083/HOUS: Extension to north elevation and alterations to main roof to convert hipped roof into barn-hip, extension to existing rear dormer and associated works and external works. 5 Green Lane.
Friends of Lewes object to the development proposed which contains fenestration of mixed styles in the same elevation. The mixture of styles does not fit in with the existing building.

SDNP/21/00426/HOUS: Windows to be replaced at the rear of the property. 19 Tanners Brook.
Friends of Lewes object to the replacement of timber windows with uPVC, which is an inappropriate material for use in the Conservation Area and would set a precedent for similar properties in the terrace.

SDNP/21/00491/HOUS: Erection of single storey rear extension. 6 Morley Close.
Friends of Lewes comments that no details of the disposal of surface water have been provided with the application. Permeable material should be used.

SDNP/21/00614/FUL: Installation of a free standing ATM pod with section of concrete, railings and steps. Street Record Mount Harry Road  & SDNP/21/00615/ADV: Installation of 4no. fascia panels. Street Record Mount Harry Road.
Friends of Lewes object to the proposed ATM which sets a precedent for the development of unsightly free standing ATM pods in Lewes and the risk of bank closures in the town.  The bulk and appearance of the ATM pod, with strident advertising panels will be an eyesore and detrimental to the existing street scene.  The need for the facility has not been demonstrated as there is already an ATM in an adjacent shop. 24/7 availability will bring increasing traffic to the area and night time noise nuisance.

SDNP/21/00657/HOUS: Proposed garden room. 37 Newton Road.
Friends of Lewes comment that no details have been provided of the materials to be used or how surface water drainage will be managed.

SDNP/21/00958/LDP: Removal of rear conservatory and replacement with extension and creation of dormer to the rear roofslope. 13 Prince Charles Road.
Friends of Lewes object to the box dormer which is too large, too high and too wide, contrary to the Design of Dormer Windows Planning Advice Note published by the Friends of Lewes.

SDNP/21/00616/HOUS: Replacement of existing timber sash windows in white finish with PVCu sash windows in white finish. 7 Valence Road.
Friends of Lewes object to the replacement of timber windows with uPVC, which is an inappropriate material for use in the Conservation Area.

SDNP/21/01724/CND: Variation of condition 15 of planning application SDNP/16/01310/FUL to remove requirement for public thoroughfare to be retained. 44A Morris Road.
Friends of Lewes raised no objection to SDNP/16/01310/FUL because it made provision to retain a public thoroughfare for the benefit of the local community. The thoroughfare provides a safe route to Cliffe High Street for pedestrians especially children, the disabled and the elderly. The applicant has profited greatly from this and other development locally and the Society objects to the removal of the condition.


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

SDNP/20/05495/HOUS Malling Edge, Mill Road.   Wooden platforms and raised beds to provide play area.
SDNP/21/00113/HOUS 102 Prince Edward’s Road.   Demolish garage and construct single storey rear extension and two storey side extension.
SDNP/21/00475/FUL 63 High Street.   CCTV camera.
SDNP/21/00507/HOUS 14A St John Street.   Convert garage to habitable room.
SDNP/21/00653/LIS 13 Sun Street.   Renew roof covering.
SDNP/21/00721/HOUS 33 Cranedown.   Garage and carport conversion and replace porch with cladding to rear and street elevation, flat roof alterations to include rooflight and green roof, first floor side extension and replace roof tiles with slate.
SDNP/21/0075/HOUS 9 Hill Road.   Rear extension and renovation including flue, potting shed, PV array and altering rooflight location.
SDNP/00811/HOUS 18 Toronto Terrace.   Rear ground floor extension and demolish existing lean to extension.
SDNP/21/00909/PA16 Sussex Police Mast, Beddingham Hill.   Install dish.
SDNP/21/00504/FUL The Old Racecourse.   Boundary fencing.
SDNP/21/00617/FUL The Tote House, The Motor Road, Old Racecourse.   Four box stables to replace loose box stable building and new extension.
SDNP/20/05169/LDP 2 Albion Street.   Change use from B & B back to residential.

Planning Application Approved