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Allotment at Greenway Fruit Farm, Stunts Green, Herstmonceux

There is an allotment immediately available to rent at Greenway Fruit Farm, Stunts Green, Herstmonceux at a cost of £25 per year. If you are interested in renting the plot or you want more information, please contact the Parish clerk, Mrs Janet McInnes on

01323 833312
clerk@herstmonceuxparish.org.uk

4 The Old Forge,
Gardner Street,
Herstmonceux,
East Sussex BN27 4LG

Herstmonceux Parish Council Planning Committee Meeting

will be held in the small hall in Herstmonceux Village Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 14 April 2015.

The following applications will be considered:

Application: WD/2015/0266/O Location: West Terrace, West End, Herstmonceux.
Description: Proposal for six new dwellings and access.
Parish Council comments to Wealden District Council:

Application: WD/2015/0179/F
Location: Lower Chilsham Chilsham Lane, Herstmonceux.
Description: Proposed demolition of existing farm building and replacement with three bedroom dwelling.
Parish Council comments to Wealden District Council:

Application: WD/2015/0450/LB
Location: Herstmonceux Castle.
Description: To provide secure support for the south doors, ease of opening and to repair damaged and poorly weathered sections of the doors.
Parish Council comments to Wealden District Council:

Application: WD/2015/0426/F
Location: Robin Post, Gingers Green, Herstmonceux.
Description: Proposed replacement garages and side and rear single storey extension.
Parish Council comments to Wealden District Council:

Application: WD/2015/0186/F
Location: Lime Cross Recreation Field.
Description: Proposed multi-use sports and recreational facility with associated parking and groundsman's shed.
Parish Council comments to Wealden District Council:

Application: WD/2015/0186/F
Location: Bank House, Gardner Street, Herstmonceux.
Description: Change of use from A1 to A2.
Parish Council comments to Wealden District Council:

Planning Consents from Wealden District Council

Planning Refusals from Wealden District Council

Correspondence

 

Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting of Herstmonceux Parish Council  held at 7.00pm on Tuesday 10 March 2015 in the hall of Herstmonceux Primary School.

Present: Councillors J. Angear, A. Ashley, K. Game, M. Goodsell, W. Gower, D. Hockings, B. Naish, S. Nash and I. Willson.
Apologies were received from Councillors S. Charlton and K. Wheatley.

40 The members of the public attended.

Christopher Hough of Sigma Planning spoke on behalf of Rydon Homes Limited re application WD/2015/0136 – Proposed residential development of 40 dwellings on land South of Hailsham Road (Lime Roughs), Herstmonceux.
This is an application for a housing development of 40 dwellings including 1 bed apartments and 2,3 and 4 bedroom houses served from a new access off Hailsham Road. 35% (14 units) of the new dwellings will be Affordable Housing and they will be managed by a Registered Social Landlord. The remainder of the housing will be available for private sale. A 0.5 hectare (1¼ acre) parcel of land adjacent to the Recreation Ground has been offered to the Parish Council. This offer would be in lieu of (or partly in lieu of) the alternative of providing financial contributions through a Section 106 agreement for open space provision, to upgrade existing facilities in the Parish.
Rydon Homes are based in Forest Row and have been building high quality housing in East Sussex and the South-East for nearly 40 years
Herstmonceux is classified within the Wealden Core Strategy as a Local Service Centre with potential for some housing growth and Rydon consider that this site is the most suitable for development because:-
- it is not in the AONB and is well contained visually within the landscape
- it is well related to the existing settlement pattern and is within close walking distance of the village centre and local facilities.
- there are only a limited number of neighbouring properties that overlook the site.
- the scale of housing proposed is manageable in terms of the size of the village and the site is well-contained so that there will be no obvious precedent for further expansion.

The site has previously been promoted to the Parish Council, through the emerging Herstmonceux Neighbourhood Plan during which consultations have taken place with the local community and also with some local councillors at a Protocol meeting..

The current position with regard to housing numbers and the Neighbourhood Plan is clearly set out in an update on the Parish Council website. The Lime Roughs site is one of two sites mentioned in that update which together comprise the maximum number of dwellings that the District Council will entertain at this stage and any further development proposals thereafter would be resisted as being premature. The housing numbers will count towards those to be allocated to Herstmonceux in the review of the Wealden Core Strategy.

The other site is the Gleesons/Summertree Estates proposal for 70 dwellings at Limes Cross, which the Parish Council recently resolved to support.

This proposal has been very carefully prepared and a full range of consultant reports accompany the application. No over-riding planning issues have been identified.

Briefly addressing the main concerns voiced by local residents:-
Drainage – Southern Water say that there is currently inadequate capacity in the foul sewerage system to accommodate the development but solutions are available at the cost of the developer. The most likely is up-sizing the existing sewer in Hailsham Road.
Education – financial contributions of over £300,000 will be made to assist the Education Authority in providing additional school places at all levels.
Front Hedge – apart from the access the existing hedge will be retained and its future management secured.
Access – the new access has good sight lines and fully meets the relevant design criteria for a safe access.
Wildlife – the application proposes the provision of a 15 metre buffer adjacent to the ancient woodland which is located next to the site and ecological studies have been undertaken and appropriate mitigation measures incorporated within the application.
This is a high quality development proposal which will not have a major impact on its surroundings and will make a material contribution to meeting the housing numbers that the village is expected to provide in the future.

Mr M. Stockman spoke against the application WD/2015/0136/MAO - proposed residential development of 40 dwellings on land South of Hailsham Road (Lime Roughs), Herstmonceux. He expressed concern about the following issues:

The following applications were discussed:

Application: WD/2015/0136/MAO - Councillors J. Angear and M. Goodsell Declared Interest in this application as they have business interests with the owner of the land.
Location: Land south of Hailsham Road, Herstmonceux.
Description: Proposed development of 40 residential dwellings comprising of 4 x one bedroom apartments, 9 x two bedroom houses, 12 x three bedroom houses and 15 x four bedrooms houses together with associated access , roads, parking provision and open space.
Parish Council comments to Wealden District Council: The Council objects to this application.
There was detailed discussion on this application and the Chairman allowed a number of comments from residents.

Following the discussion,  the Council resolved to object to the application. All councillors were in favour, proposed by Councillor K. Game, seconded by Councillor S. Nash.

Application: WD/2015/0218/O - Councillor A. Ashley Declared an Interest as a friend of the applicant.
Location: Garage, Cowbeech Road, Cowbeech.
Description: Outline planning consent for change of use of site to residential.
Parish Council comments to Wealden District Council: The Council objects to this application:

Application: WD/2015/0266/O Location: West Terrace, West End, Herstmonceux.
Description: Proposal for six new dwellings and access.
Parish Council comments to Wealden District Council:
This application was registered incomplete by Wealden District Council and was not discussed.

Application: WD/2015/0179/F
Location: Lower Chilsham Chilsham Lane, Herstmonceux.
Description: Proposed demolition of existing farm building and replacement with three bedroom dwelling.
Parish Council comments to Wealden District Council: The Council objects to this application:

Application: WD/2015/0294/F
Location: 5 Blanshard Close, Herstmonceux.
Description: Single storey flat roof rear addition.
Parish Council comments to Wealden District Council: The Council supports this application which addresses the size complaints about the previous application.

Application: WD/2015/02663/LB
Location: Elmtree House, Gardner Street, Herstmonceux.
Description: Install secondary double glazing to the existing windows.
Parish Council comments to Wealden District Council: The Council supports the application which will be a benefit to the heat efficiency of this Listed Building property.

Correspondence

 

 

Vitality Village

Herstmonceux Parish is an active, vibrant community as proved by the creation of a new project Vitality Village led by the Health Centre in Herstmonceux and it is important to build on the positive aspects of our community.

Vitality Village will hold regular coffee mornings in the Health Centre on the third Monday morning of each month and there will be an Information Day at the Health Centre and Herstmonceux Village Hall from 10am -12 midday on 25 April 2015. This event will allow as many groups as possible to showcase their activities. Please contact Mrs R. Simmons at the Health Centre on bea.simmons@nhs.net for more information.