Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 15th January, 2020 10.30 am

Venue: Council Chamber, County Hall, Lewes. View directions

Contact: Simon Bailey  Democratic Services Officer

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Items
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29.

Minutes of the meeting held on 18 December 2019 pdf icon PDF 125 KB

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29.1     The Committee approved as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 18 December 2019. 

30.

Disclosures of interests

Disclosures by all members present of personal interests in matters on the agenda, the nature of any interest and whether the member regards the interest as prejudicial under the terms of the Code of Conduct.

 

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30.1     Councillor Tom Liddiard declared a prejudicial interest in Item 5 in that he is the political and electoral agent for a number of people who expressed views on the Proposals, and so withdrew from the Chamber during consideration of this item.

 

30.2     Councillor Kathryn Field declared a personal interest in Item 5 as a member of Rother District Council, and a prejudicial one as far as the Item affects Battle, in that she had published material in support of those specific proposals, and so withdrew from the Chamber during the consideration of Appendix 1 Sites 7 and 8, and Appendix 3 Sites 1 and 2.   

 

30.3     Councillor Richard Stogdon declared a prejudicial interest in Item 6A in that he used to have a commercial relationship with the applicant, and so withdrew from the Chamber during consideration of the Item.  The Vice Chair chaired the meeting in his absence. 

 

30.4     Councillor Bob Bowdler declared a prejudicial interest in Item 6B in that he had already made a written objection to the proposal.

31.

Reports

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31.1     Reports referred to in the minutes below are contained in the minute book.

 

32.

TRO - Rother Parking proposals pdf icon PDF 254 KB

Report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport

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32.1     Councillor Tom Liddiard left the Chamber during consideration of this Item.  Councillor Kathryn Field left the Chamber during consideration of Appendix 1 Sites 7 and 8, and Appendix 3 Sites 1 and 2.   

 

32.2     The Committee considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport, together with the written comments provided by the Local Members.

 

32.3     The following people spoke to make representations on the following sites:

Site

 

Public Speaker(s)

Appendix 1

 

 

9

Central Zone, Bexhill

Ray Griffiths

15

East Zone, Bexhill

Ian Hollidge OBO Bexhill Chamber of Commerce

21  

De La Warr Parade, Bexhill 

Andrea Kennett

22

High Street, Robertsbridge

Dickie Clymo

Nick Brown

23

High Street, Rye

David Nixon

Cllr Chris Hoggart OBO RTC

24

East Street etc., Rye 

Sarah Nixon OBO Mint Association

Jonathan Dellar

25

Citadel Zone, Rye 

David Wylson

Appendix 2

 

 

1

Old Manor Close, Bexhill

Ken Ellis

Peter Joy

Dorothy Smith

 

32.4     Councillor Angharad Davies spoke in support of the Recommendation with regard to Appendix 1 Site 6 (Staplecross School) and Site 22 (Robertsbridge).

 

32.5     The following Local Members made written representations on the following sites: 

Site

 

Local Member

Appendix 1

 

 

2

Brede Primary School

Cllr Maynard

3

Chantry Primary School 

Cllr Clark

4

Glenleigh Park Academy

Cllr Ensor

5

Westfield Primary

Cllr Maynard

9

Central Zone, Bexhill

Cllr Elford

10

3 roads, Central Zone, Bexhill

Cllr Elford

11

Linden Road, Bexhill

Cllr Elford

12

North Zone, Bexhill 

Cllr Elford

13

Buckhurst Road, Bexhill

Cllr Elford

14

3 roads, North Zone, Bexhill

Cllr Elford

15

East Zone, Bexhill

Cllr Elford

16

3 roads, East Zone, Bexhill

Cllr Elford

17

De La Warr Parade, Bexhill

Cllr Elford

18

West Zone, Bexhill

Cllr Elford

19

Egerton Road, Bexhill

Cllr Elford

20

Seafront, Bexhill

Cllr Elford

21  

De La Warr Parade, Bexhill 

Cllr Elford

23

High Street, Rye

Cllr Glazier

24

East Street etc., Rye 

Cllr Glazier

25

Citadel Zone, Rye 

Cllr Glazier

Appendix 2

 

 

1

Old Manor Close, Bexhill

Cllr Elford

Appendix 3

 

 

3

De Moleyns Close Bexhill

Cllr Elford

 

32.6     The Members have considered the report, the comments of the public speakers and  Local Members and agree with the reasons for recommendation set out in paragraph 3 of the report, with the exception of Appendix 1 Site 22 – High Street and Station Road, Robertsbridge regarding the two pay and display bays. 

 

32.7     The Committee RESOLVED to: (1) not uphold the objections to the draft Order as set out in Appendix 1 with the exception of Site 22 – Robertsbridge;

 

(2) to uphold in part the objections to the draft Order as set out in Appendix 2;

 

(3) to uphold the objections to the draft Order as set out in Appendix 3 and in regard to Appendix 1 Site 22; and

 

(4) recommend to the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport that the Traffic Regulation Order should be made in part.  

33.

Variation of Condition 4 of planning permission WD/782/CM to increase the total amount of waste imported to the site by 25,000 tonnes per annum. Boathouse Farm, Lewes Road, Isfield, TN22 5TY - WD/835/CM pdf icon PDF 151 KB

Report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport

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33.1     Councillor Richard Stogdon left the Chamber during consideration of this Item.  Councillor Barry Taylor chaired the meeting. 

 

33.2     The Committee considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport, together with the written comments recommending refusal of the application of the Local Member.

 

33.3     Mike Pickup, the applicant’s agent, spoke in support of the recommendation. 

 

33.4     Members have considered the report and comments of the Local Member and public speaker, and agree with the conclusion and reasons for recommendation set out in paragraph 7 of the report.

 

33.5     The Committee RESOLVED to grant planning permission, subject to the following conditions:

 

1.      The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the drawings, plans and documents listed in the Schedule of Approved Plans.

        

         Reason: For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.

 

2.      The green waste composting facility, including the wood waste processing activities shall only operate between the hours of 0700 and 1800 on Mondays to Fridays inclusive and 0800 and 1230 on Saturdays, and not at all on Sundays, Bank and Public Holidays except for a maximum of two deliveries per month, limited to one delivery on a Sunday, between the hours of 0800 and 1230 and for essential maintenance and emergency works, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport.

        

         Reason: In the interests of the amenity of the locality and occupiers of residential properties within the vicinity of the site, in accordance with Policy WMP25 of the East Sussex, South Downs and Brighton & Hove Waste and Minerals Plan 2013 and Saved Policy EN27 of the Wealden Local Plan 1998. 

 

3.      The total amount of waste imported to the site, including wood waste, shall not exceed 75,000 tonnes per annum.

        

         Reason: To enable the County Planning Authority to control the development in the interests of the amenity of the locality, in accordance with Policy WMP25 of the East Sussex, South Downs and Brighton & Hove Waste and Minerals Plan 2013 and Saved Policy EN27 of the Wealden Local Plan 1998.

 

4.      The amount of wood waste imported to the site shall not exceed 10,000 tonnes per annum.

        

         Reason: To ensure the wood waste processing activities remain ancillary to the composting activities.

 

5.      The green waste composting activities shall not take place other than in the area labelled 'Green waste composting area' as shown on the approved Block Plan (Ref: 1215/2 Rev G), dated April 2016.

        

         Reason: For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of the amenity of the locality and occupiers of properties in the vicinity of the site, in accordance with Policy WMP25 of the East Sussex, South Downs and Brighton & Hove Waste and Minerals Plan 2013 and Saved Policy EN27 of the Wealden Local Plan 1998.  

 

6.      Wood waste processing and the stockpiling of unprocessed wood waste material shall not take place other than in the blue cross hatched area as indicated for this purpose on the approved Block Plan (Ref:  ...  view the full minutes text for item 33.

34.

Change of use of coal yard and existing building to a tyre recycling and crumb and bale production facility. The Coal Yard, Swan Barn Road, Hailsham, BN27 2BY - WD/831/CM pdf icon PDF 136 KB

Report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport

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34.1     Officers recommended that consideration of this item be deferred to a future meeting, on the basis that the applicant had agreed an extension of time for determining the application, in order to allow for further mitigation measures that seek to address the recommended reasons for refusal to be submitted by themselves and then duly consulted on and assessed by the County Planning Authority.     

 

34.2     The Committee RESOLVED to defer consideration of the application until March 2020.

35.

Development Management Matters: Quarterly Report pdf icon PDF 222 KB

Report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport

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35.1     The Committee considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport.

 

35.2     The Committee RESOLVED to note the report.