The Friends of Lewes Spring 2018 Newsletter is now available as a pdf [620 KB]
Blossoms on Prunus Umeniko planted in Houndean Rise by Friends of Lewes
Representations made on planning applications following the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 5 April 2018.
Weeks ending 6, 13, 20 & 27 March & 3 April 2018
SDNP/18/00851/HOUS: Proposed loft conversion to include front and rear dormer windows. 7 Delaware Road.
Friends of Lewes object to the design of the front dormer which is over- elaborate and out of proportion with the rest of the house. The Society also objects to the excessive mass and bulk of the rear box dormer which is too wide, too high and will unbalance the existing roofscape.
SDNP/18/00937/HOUS: Conversion of existing loft space including creation of dormer window to rear of property and 2 x rooflights installed to front roof. 46 Winterbourne Close.
Friends of Lewes object to the excessive mass and bulk of the box dormer which is too wide and too high.
SDNP/18/00726/ADV: Installation of new shop front sign. 162 High Street (Panda Garden)
Friends of Lewes have no objection in principle to the new shop front sign. However it would welcome removal of the existing internal illumination of the sign, which is inappropriate in the Conservation Area. (Neutral stance)
SDNP/18/01235/FUL: Erection of four dwelling houses. Street Record Daveys Lane.
Friends of Lewes have no objection to the proposed development. The Society welcomed being consulted over details of the development and commends the wider community consultation undertaken by the applicant.
SDNP/18/01024/HOUS: Installation of a rear dormer window extension and front elevation rooflights. 12 Morris Road.
Whilst recognising that the properties to both sides of the applicants property have similar box dormers Friends of Lewes object to the excessive mass and bulk of the proposed dormer in the Conservation Area.
The Committee examined the following applications and had no observations to make:
|SDNP/18/00480/HOUS||The New Coach House, Malling Deanery. Retain timber deck.|
|SDNP/18/00560/FUL||Waitwell House, Malling Hill. New three bedroom detached dwelling, with off road parking and demolition of workshop.|
|SDNP/18/00747/HOUS||14 Pelham Terrace. Replace window with door; new terrace and balcony.|
|SDNP/18/00855/HOUS||Rykehurst House, Rotten Row. Paint pebble dash render to garage.|
|SDNP/18/00886/HOUS||5 Barons Down Road. Enlarge patio door and insert side windows.|
|SDNP/18/00131/HOUS||Antioch Lodge, Rotten Row. Replace three front windows.|
|SDNP/18/00435/LIS||17 Eastgate Street. Remove internal staircase.|
|SDNP/18/00733/HOUS||15 Gundreda Road. Convert conservatory into room.|
|SDNP/18/00969/FUL||Sussex Police Headquarters, Church Lane, South Malling. Create memorial garden with three brick walls.|
|SDNP/18/00890/HOUS||61 North Way. Convert garage to bedroom/office with utility room, replace roof with mansard roof.|
|SDNP/18/00940/HOUS||89 Paddock Lane. Replace windows and doors, extend porch roof and replace guttering and pipes.|
|SDNP/18/1067/HOUS||Long Cottage, King Henry’s Road. Rear and front extention.|
|SDNP/18/01027/HOUS||7 Cross Way. Single storey side and rear extension and timber decking.|
|SDNP/18/01210/LIS||8-9 Chapel Hill. Enabling works to enable inspection of timber frame.|
|SDNP/18/01226/FUL & 01227/LIS||77 High Street (Lewes Estates). Change use of first, second and third floors to residential.|
|SDNP/18/01233/LIS||65 High Street (Old Post Office). Additional internal alterations.|
|SDNP/18/01259/HOUS||33 Ferrers Road. Demolish garage and construct new side extension.|
|SDNP/17/06289/FUL||St Anne’s School, Rotten Row. Repair wall, remove trees and shrubs.|
|SDNP/18/00737/FUL||The Swan Inn, 30A Southove rHigh Street. Rear extension to provide WC and internal alterations.|
|SDNP/18/01058/LIS||West Lodge, Southover High Street. Internal alterations including opening up kitchen refitting and refurbishing bathrooms and enclosing bedroom.|
|SDNP/18/00805/HOUS||46 Gundreda Road. Replace fence and erect pergola.|
|SDNP/18/01372/HOUS||4 Court Road. Replace windows with UPVC.|
|SDNP/18/01305/HOUS & 01306/LIS||Flat, 4 North Street. Re-plan kitchen and insert roof lights.|
Representations made on planning applications following the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 1 March 2018.
Weeks ending 6, 13 20 and 27 February 2018
SDNP/18/00134/FUL: Installation of an overhead fibre optic cable between the Former YMCA Lewes building and the Castleworks. Castle Works Westgate Street.
Friends of Lewes object to overhead cabling in the Conservation Area. Cables should be run underground or alternative wireless technologies employed.
SDNP/18/00416/FUL: Refurbishment of old generator room for conversion into office space. 40 – 42 Friars Walk.
Friends of Lewes have no objection in principle to the development proposed. However, it comments that the design of the stairwell is over dominant and its junction with the existing building is clumsy and unconsidered. The use of Corten steel needs careful detailing to stop stain runoff.
SDNP/18/00424/HOUS: Loft conversion with dormer to rear. 3 St Michaels Terrace.
Friends of Lewes object to the scale of the proposed roof dormer which is too large, too wide and undermines the proportions and balance of the existing house. The detailing of the design is poor and the false pitched roof cannot disguise the large flat roof.
The Committee examined the following applications and had no observations to make:
|SDNP/18/00153/HOUS & 00154/LIS||146 High Street. Convert stable/outbuilding into dwelling.|
|SDNP/18/00255/HOUS||14 Stansfield Road. Two storey side extension.|
|SDNP/18/00476/HOUS||9 Clare Road. Demolish garage and extensions, erect new garage, two storey side and rear extensions and single storey rear extension.|
|SDNP/17/06391/FUL||The Workshop, Pipe Passage. Demolish workshop and erect single storey studio.|
|SDNP/18/00070/HOUS||3 Horsfield Road. Convert dwelling into two separate dwellings.|
|SDNP/18/00580/CND||40-42 Friars Walk. Variation of Condition relating to amending parking from 35 to 30 spaces.|
|SDNP/100656/LIS||11 Priory Crescent. Retain chimney lining and add new cowl.|
|SDNP/18/00036/LIS||41 Cliffe High Street. Re-site toilet to basement.|
|SDNP/18/00620/HOUS & 00621/LIS||20 Friars Walk. Retain rooflight.|
|SDNP/18/00707/LIS||182 HIgh Street (Crown courts). Expand Wifi services.|
|SDNP/18/00825/HOUS||53 Old Malling Way. Replace extension roof with flat roof and add two Velux windows to rear roof slope.|
The South Downs Society ‘Friends of the South Downs’ invites you to enter its photographic competition celebrating the beauty of the South Downs National Park – its landscape, wildlife, buildings and other man-made structures contributing to the cultural heritage of the area.
The Park stretches from Eastbourne to Winchester, covering the chalk downs of Sussex and East Hampshire and the sandstone country of the Western Weald.
The rules of entry and the boundaries of the National Park can be found on their website.
The competition is free to enter and divided into adult and junior categories with exciting prizes for the winners of each.
Notice from Lewes District Council, 25 April 2018
Lewes District Council will be carrying out essential maintenance work on council-run car parks in the district from May 8 to 22, 2018.
Parking will be suspended for short periods of time while re-painting of bay lines is carried out. Advance notice will be given on all affected car parks.
The Council will be working hard to keep disruption to a minimum and would like to apologise for any inconvenience while this work is carried out.
Closure timetable – all the car parks will be closed unless otherwise stated
Tuesday May 8
Wednesday May 9
Thursday May 10
Friday May 11
Monday May 14
Tuesday May 15
Wednesday May 16
Thursday May 17
Friday May 18
Monday May 21
Tuesday May 22
The old wooden signpost on Southover High Street by the mini-roundabout at the Swan has been repaired and restored after a request by Friends of Lewes.
Concerned that the last old-style wooden fingerboard in the town was in a very poor state of repair, and was not likely to get to the top of East Sussex Highways’ list of repair priorities, the Friends of Lewes civic society sought the help of Steve Brigden, the Town Clerk, and a plan was hatched for Brian Courage, the Town Council’s Ranger, to restore it.
It was in a bad way, but weeks of careful repair and re-decoration have seen it replaced, as these “Before” and “After” photos show.
A good example of pragmatic co-operation: thanks, Steve and Brian!
The signpost in December 2017, and after repair and restoration in April 2018
Lewes District Council is making it easier for residents to recycle by introducing a single wheelie bin for all paper, plastics, cans, tins cardboard and glass. This new approach to recycling in the district will mean more is recycled, which will be good for the environment.
The Council will deliver the new 240 litre wheelie bin to Lewes and Ringmer from the week commencing 16 April 2018. They will swap the current recycling containers for a wheelie bin on your usual recycling collection day, when they will also collect the old containers. Once you receive your bin you can simply put all of your recycling in without having to sort it.
The 240 litre bins will be delivered to all suitable properties in the district. Flats will have large recycling communal bins. A number of roads in Lewes have properties without enough frontage to store a recycling wheelie bin. The Council will not deliver a wheelie bin to homes on these roads, which are listed on the Council’s web page.