Wadhurst Parish Council
Draft Minutes of a meeting of the Planning Committee held at Carillon Cottage on Saturday 14th April, 2012 at 9.30 a.m.
Present: Cllrs Bell, Gadd, Goolden (chair), Kent, Konrad, Meredith-Hardy (sub), Standley and District Cllr Wells plus 2 members of the public
1. To receive apologies for absence
2. To approve the minutes of the meetings of 31st March and 5th
3. To receive declarations of interest
4. Public forum
Mr Miles Bossom and Mr Jaakko Karo were present and contributed to the discussion on WD/2012/0702/F
5. To consider licence and planning applications received and
WD/2012/0702/F for OAK HALL, COUSLEY WOOD, WADHURST TN5 6HF
REFURBISHMENT OF OUTBUILDING AND ADDITION OF PART MEZZANNE FLOOR AND CONSERVATION STYLE ROOFLIGHTS.
No objection in principle. We have noted the Wealden design guidelines but believe implementation of this proposal can be sensitively achieved. We note that the plans submitted do not specify the size of the new velux windows, but we suggest that they should not exceed 600x900mm; if they can be made with non-reflective glass and with louvres (to reduce the ability to overlook the neighbour’s walled garden), that would be an improvement.
WD/2012/0589/FR for FORMER WADHURST CONFERENCE CENTRE, STATION ROAD, WADHURST TN5 6RY
TO RETAIN EXISTING, EXTERNALLY MOUNTED AIR CONDITIONING CONDENSER UNITS AS INSTALLED ON THE DEVELOPMENT.
No objection. However given the proximity of these units to neighbours, maximum attention should be given to eliminating/reducing their operating noise.
WD/2012/0706/F for SANDYDEN HOUSE, WADHURST ROAD, MARK CROSS TN6 3PB
PROPOSED INSTALLATION OF A TENNIS COURT WITH 2.75M HIGH BLACK OR GREEN UPVC COVERED CHAINLINK FENCING WITH REBOUND WALL.
WD/2012/0620/LB for 1 ST JAMES SQUARE, WADHURST, TN5 6BH
INTERNAL WORKS TO INCLUDE NEW CASHIER COUNTERS AND REDECORATION. NEW PROJECTING SIGN, FASCIA SIGN, INTERNAL WINDOW MERCHANDISING, INTERNAL PLASMA MARKETING, BLUEBERRY MANIFESTATION AND NEW NAME PLATE.
No objection. However we request a time restriction on the use of the illuminated signs at night.
WD/2012/0599/LB for WADHURST YOUTH CENTRE, LOWER HIGH STREET, WADHURST,
REPLACEMENT OF MODERN STYLE TIMBER DOUBLE DOOR SET WITH POWDER COATED ALUMINIUM DOOR SET AND PROVISION OF EMERGENCY EXTERNAL LIGHTING
Objection to the proposed new doors, which we believe should be wooden rather than aluminium. We support in principle the proposed improvement to the lighting.
6. To discuss Tree Preservation Orders
TM/2012/0098/TCA - THE HALL, COUSLEY WOOD ROAD, COUSLEY WOOD, WADHURST,
FELL ONE SCOTS PINE & ONE SPRUCE, REDUCE TO 4.5M LINE OF LEYLANDII SUBJECT TO REGULATIONS DESIGNATED FRANT CONSERVATION AREA, JUNE 2003
Noted; this should not happen until the end of the nesting season.
7. To consider notices of decisions received
WD/2012/0368/F for OLD FORGE OFFICES, HIGHBURY PLACE, SPARROWS GREEN, WADHURST TN5 6SL CONVERSION OF OFFICES TO ONE BEDROOM HOUSE
WD/2012/0317/FR for WHITE FRIARS CHAPEL, MONKS LANE, WADHURST TN5 6EN RETROSPECTIVE APPLICATION FOR THE DEMOLITION OF GARDEN SHED AND REPLACEMENT WITH SINGLE CARPORT
WD/2011/2482/LB for KELLYS COTTAGE, BLACKSMITHS LANE, WADHURST TN5 6DP
INTERNAL ALTERATIONS TO ATTACHED OUTBUILDINGS, GLAZED LINK AND ALTERATIONS TO EXTERNAL WINDOWS AND DOORS INCLUDING NEW CONSERVATION ROOF LIGHTS
8. Urgent issues at the discretion of the Chairman for noting
The chairman referred to discussions he had had with the applicants in respect of WD/2012/0550/F and WD/2012/0395/MAJ subsequent to those being discussed at planning meetings.
The meeting closed at 11.00am
M C C Goolden