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Planning Application Decisions

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Reference: SDNP/22/02496/TCA

Address: Woodbine Cottage The Street Bury Pulborough West Sussex RH20 1PA

Proposal: Notification of intention to fell 1 no. Eucalyptus tree.

BPC Decision: 23rd June 2022

LPA Decision:

Reference: SDNP/22/01902/HOUS

Address:Willow Cottage Bury Common Bury West Sussex RH20 1NR

Proposal:Addition of a single-storey oak-framed pitched roof entrance porch to front elevation.

BPC Decision: 23rd June 2022

LPA Decision:

Reference: SDNP/22/01353/HOUS

Address: The Barton The Street Bury Pulborough West Sussex RH20 1PA

Proposal: Front porch (after demolition of conservatory).

BPC Decision: 23rd June 2022

LPA Decision:

Reference: SDNP/22/00623/HOUS

Address: Eedes Cottage Bignor Park Road Bignor West Sussex RH20 1EZ

Proposal: Construction of outdoor swimming pool and installation of grey water harvesting plant.

BPC Decision: Neutral

LPA Decision

Reference: SDNP/22/00680/CND

Address: Bankside Church Lane Bury RH20 1PB

Proposal: Two storey link to create a snug and bedroom, single storey extension to link existing store to main house to create utility room, new detached garage to replace 2 existing garages and shed – Variation of Condition 2 of householder permission BY/10/03969/DOM- minor changes to the proposals for the garage.

BPC Decision: ‘At first glance, this application for three Velux roof lights to light the attic space of a recently completed garage building would seem to be a minor issue. On closer inspection, however, it is considered that a successful application for these three roof lights will set a dangerous precedent to the continued careful management of the conservation area.

No size or model number is given in the application but a scale bar is provided on the drawings. The width is almost a metre and, from the Velux catalogue, there is a range of units that are all 94cms wide. The heights vary from 55cms to 140cms and it appears the proposal is for either the 98cm height or the 118cms height. That will produce around 1 sq m of unbroken glass for each roof light. Given the requirement to illuminate a relatively small area, this amount of glass would seem an exaggerated response to the need.

The issue is therefore both the size of the proposed Velux units and the number of them. Bury Parish Council carefully considered the application and concluded that is should object on the basis of the following six grounds.

Design – the specification of three 94cm x 98cm roof light is inappropriate to the visual context of the conservation area and would therefore be in contravention of BNDP policy 4 (built character) and policy 4 of the South Downs Local Plan. Smaller ‘conservation’ roof lights detailed so that to be set into the clay tiled roof would be far more appropriate to the context.

Number – a single such conservation roof light would not only better protect the conservation area, it would satisfy any reasonable ventilation and daylight requirement. It should be set high in the roof space (as 2 of the proposed roof lights are described).

Reflection – a large roof light placed on each of the south, east and west roof slopes will cause unwanted reflections on sunny days. A single roof light of this size would cause a problem of unwanted reflection but three, each placed in different aspects, would seem guaranteed to cause such a visual nuisance.

Dark skies – the applicant dismisses the issue of light pollution by specifying Velux units with integral blackout blinds. The difficulty with this is that there is neither compulsion nor guarantee that they will be closed at night. The most effective way of protecting the National Park’s dark skies policy is not to have roof lights in the first place. The approval of three large roof lights providing far more daylight than could possibly be required seems an unnecessary risk to our dark skies and therefore contravenes policies SD8 and BNDP 15.

Sustainability – facing south, west and east, three such roof lights will cause a considerable level of overheating. The new clauses of the building regulations (Approved Document 0) are specifically drawn up to prevent this and it would seem strange if a planning authority was to grant approval for something that is so very much at odds with current thinking on comfort and sustainability.

Precedent – if this application in the heart of Bury’s conservation area is approved, then why would any other applicant not feel justified in making similar applications? If roof space is at a premium, there will be pressure to occupy it and make it more valuable with the installation of such roof lights. The prospect of this brings with it a real threat to the character of the conservation area.

In making its objection, Bury Parish Council recommends that this application is resubmitted with a single small conservation roof light placed in the roof slope that looks towards the applicant’s garden.’

LPA Decision: 

Reference: SDNP/22/00636/TCA

Address: Land North of Flints Orchard West Burton Road West Burton Pulborough West Sussex

Proposal: Notification of intention to fell 4 no. Ash trees (T1-T4), Reduce branches on the northern sector by 1m clearance from barn on 1 no. Ash tree (T5). Remove branches on the eastern sector to provide 1m clearance on 1 no. Willow tree (T10).

BPC Decision: Neutral

LPA Decision: 

Reference: SDNP/21/05993/HOUS

Address:Bean Tree Cottage Church Lane Bury RH20 1PB

Proposal: Two-storey rear extension. Alteration of existing hipped roof to half hipped roof. Associated internal and external alterations. Replacement windows. Installation external insulation over facing brickwork with render finish.

BPC Decision: The Council objects to this application as the external wall rendering is contrary to Bury Neighbourhood Plan Policy 2 – Built Character:

”External materials should reflect the palette of materials found in traditional buildings within the Parish. Most noticeably external materials to be avoided include:

  1. Concrete roofing tiles
  2. Concrete blocks
  3. Plain brick elevations”

Rendering is not specifically mentioned but the list is not exhaustive so we urge the applicant to consider an alternative cladding such as timber boarding which would be more in keeping with the architectural character of the village.

The Council has no objection to the extension and roof alterations but would also like to see the issue of light pollution given further consideration either through a reduction in glazing or the use of a type of ‘smart’ glass in order to comply with BNDP policy 15 and SD8 of the SDNPA Local Plan Dark Night Skies.

SDNPA Decision:

Reference: SDNP/22/00055/TCA

Address: Corner House The Street Bury RH20 1PF

Proposal: Notification of intention to fell 1 no. Leylandii tree and 1 no. Bay tree

BPC Decision: Remain neutral

SDNPA Decision: No objection

Reference: SDNP/22/00143/HOUS

Address: Corner House The Street Bury RH20 1PF

Proposal: Erection of timber garden office

BPC Decision: The Council objects as the chosen siting for the building is dependent on the survival of vegetation to conceal it. If this was to fail, it would result in it appearing as a  prominent and intrusive feature within a street scene where historic and traditional buildings prevail and, as a result, it would cause considerable harm to the character and appearance of this attractive village setting.

The council does not object to the principle of erecting an office in the garden but urges the applicant to reconsider the location.

SDNPA Decision: 

Reference: SDNP/21/06305/HOUS

Address: Ferry Cottage Church Lane Bury RH20 1PB

Proposal: Erection of single-storey rear extension and installation of 1 no. window to east elevation of existing Summer House.

BPC Decision:

Bury Parish Council duly considered application SDNP/21/06305/HOUS for Ferry Cottage at its meeting on the 21st February 2022. It considered that the proposal would cause harm to a listed building in the village’s conservation area and it was minded to object with reference to policy SD12 as it would not safeguard the village’s heritage assets and setting.

Specifically, the Council felt that the proposal was out of character with its host building and that the simplicity and balanced charm of its garden elevation would be lost. The flat roof caused some difficulty, the rooflight is at odds with the SDNP Dark Skies policy and the brick boundary wall lacked detail in terms of ‘brick bond’ and, it was thought, might be better handled with a more subordinate material such as painted boarding.

BPC was critical of the Design and Access and Heritage statements in making unsupportable claims about the lack of harm to a historic structure and in not drawing attention to the material fact of a previously approved application which will expire in August of this year. Despite being a more modest proposal, BPC was surprised this earlier proposal had been approved as it related to the listed building in the same manner as the current proposal.

That said, the earlier approval is a material consideration and though BPC could certainly not support this application, it chooses to remain neutral on the matter.

SDNPA Decision:

Reference: SDNP/21/04140/HOUS

Address: Hale Hill Farm Hale Hill West Burton RH20 1HE

Proposal: Proposed 3 no. car garage and conversion of existing garage into games/gym room

BPC Decision: The Council objects to this application until further information is provided to allow proper consideration. Specifically, a Design and Access statement to explain relationships between the buildings, the roof shape and the choice and specification of materials.

SDNPA Decision:

Reference: SDNP/21/06306/LIS

Address: Ferry Cottage Church Lane Bury RH20 1PB

Proposal: Erection of single storey rear extension and installation of 1 no. window to east elevation of existing Summer House.

BPC Decision: Neutral: Bury Parish Council duly considered the planning and listed building application for Ferry Cottage at its meeting on the 17th of January 2022. It considered that the proposal would cause harm to a listed building in the village’s conservation area and it was minded to object with reference to policy SD12 as it would not safeguard the village’s heritage assets and setting.

Specifically, the Council felt that the proposal was out of character with its host building and that the simplicity and balanced charm of its garden elevation would be lost. The flat roof caused some difficulty, the rooflight is at odds with the SDNP Dark Skies policy and the brick boundary wall lacked detail in terms of ‘brick bond’ and, it was thought, might be better handled with a more subordinate material such as painted boarding.

BPC was critical of the Design and Access and Heritage statements in making unsupportable claims about the lack of harm to a historic structure and in not drawing attention to the material fact of a previously approved application which will expire in August of this year. Despite being a more modest proposal, BPC was surprised this earlier proposal had been approved as it related to the listed building in the same manner as the current proposal.

That said, the earlier approval is a material consideration and though BPC could certainly not support this application, it chooses to remain neutral on the matter.

SDNPA Decision: Pending

Reference: SDNP/21/05619/FUL

Proposal: Demolition of existing glasshouse and associated horticultural structures and erection of 9 no. C3 residential dwellings and 4 no. commercial workspace suites (class E(g)), including access landscaping and associated works.

Address: Hillside Nursery Bury Common Bury RH20 1NR

BPC Decision: Objects: ‘BPC welcomes the development of the redundant Hillside Nursery and is satisfied that the quantum of development, its scale and the use can be appropriately accommodated on the site. It is, however, not yet satisfied that the site layout or the buildings meet the aspirations of the village in terms of characterisation and detail. In the view of BPC, this project should be considered as still in a design development stage, and we would ask that is be withdrawn for further discussion. Should the applicant decide not to withdraw it, we would strongly object to the application being approved and would urge that this application be considered by the Planning Committee which we would hope would allow us to make representations on behalf of the village to that Committee in person

SDNPA decision: Pending

Reference: SDNP/21/04688/FUL

Proposal: Demolition of existing dwelling and garage and erection of replacement dwelling, garage with tennis court.

Address: Stane Lodge Bury Gate Bury RH20 1HA

BPC Decision: Bury Parish Council objects to this application based on sustainability grounds. The applicant has not provided any reasoning as to the need to demolish what appears to be a habitable building and replace with another. We believe the applicant should consider that 50% of a building’s lifetime footprint is in the initial construction. The National Planning Policy Framework states clearly that the purpose of the planning system is to contribute to the achievement of sustainable development and the council cannot see how these plans achieve this.

SDNPA decision: Pending

Reference: SDNP/21/05311/HOUS

Proposal: Utility extension

Address: Lower House Farm West Burton Road West Burton RH20 1HD

BPC Decision: Pending 29th November 2021

SDNPA decision: Pending

Reference: SDNP/21/03372/FUL 

Proposal: Change of use of land from agricultural to a mixed Class B2/Class B8 and equestrian use. Reclad and extend the existing barn to provide a bespoke joinery workshop, erection of a new stable block, installation of a horse walker and sand school and provision of ancillary parking, drainage and landscaping.

Address: Bignor Park Nursery Bignor Park Road Bignor RH20 1HG

BPC decision:  Objects to this planning application based on the reasons given in the dismissal of planning appeal SDNP/18/00105/REF which are contrary to BDNP policies 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 & 19 and SD policies 1, 4, 5 & 6 and strongly objects to the proposed change of use.

SDNPA decision: Pending

Reference: SDNP/21/05016/FUL

Proposal: Replacement agricultural outbuilding

Address: Hillside Fruit Farm Bury Common Bury RH20 1NR

BPC decision: Neutral on the condition that the number of windows is reduced and replaced with doors to comply with BDNP Policy 15 and conserve Bury’s Dark Night Skies.

SDNPA decision: Pending

Reference: SDNP/21/04912/HOUS

Proposal: 2 Storey extensions (east and west) to existing dwelling

Address: Hillside Fruit Farm Bury Common Bury Pulborough West Sussex RH20 1NR

BPC decision: Neutral but would recommend the roof be hipped on both sides to be in keeping with the character of other properties in the area

SDNPA decision: Approved

Reference: SDNP/21/05312/LIS

Proposal: Utility extension

Address: Lower House Farm West Burton Road West Burton RH20 1HD

BPC decision: Neutral on the condition that smart glass is used in order to comply with BDNP Policy 15 and conserve Bury’s Dark Night Skies

SDNPA decision: Pending

Reference: SDNP/21/05483/OHL

Proposal: Installation of a third wire on existing 11kV network for the purpose of providing 3 phase (Ref: ADE/LG/EQN105)

Address: Hadworth Barn Hadworth Lane Bury Pulborough West Sussex RH20 1PG

BPC decision: Neutral

SDNPA decision: Pending

Reference: SDNP/21/02810/HOUS

Proposal: Removal of an existing wooden shed and playhouse and erection of a new garden store/outbuilding.

Address: Garden Cottage , Church Lane, Bury, RH20 1PB

BPC decision: Neutral

SDNPA decision: Approved

Reference: SDNP/21/04524/TCA

Proposal: Notification of intention to fell 1 no. Silver Maple tree (quoted as T1).

Location: Bury Barn, Church Lane, Bury, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 1PB

BPC decision: Neutral

SDNPA decision: No objection

Reference SDNP/21/03894/TCA

Address: The Arun Churches Vicarage , Church Lane, Bury, RH20 1PB

Proposal: Notification of intention to fell 3 no. Ash trees (quoted as T1-T3).

BPC decision: Neutral: The Council agrees with the principle of tree felling on the grounds of public safety but is concerned about these proposals given the evidence of dieback appears to be in the early stages and that insufficient consideration has been given to the possible recovery of the trees. The Council therefore requests that the applicant considers a second opinion or leaves the trees for reinspection in 12 months time.

SDNPA decision: No Objection

SDNP/21/04100/LIS

Address: Westburton Place , West Burton Road, West Burton, RH20 1HD

Proposal: Proposed roof alterations and associated remedial works.

BPC decision: Neutral

SDNP Decision: Application Withdrawn

Reference: SDNP/20/05761/HOUS & SDNP/20/05762/LIS

Date: 19th July 2021

Address: Horncroft Farm , Tripp Hill, Fittleworth, RH20 1EX

Proposal: The conversion of woodshed into habitable accommodation, reinstatement of barn in historic location and new glazed link connecting the woodshed to the main farmhouse.

Parish Council Decision: Neutral

Planning Authority Decision: Approved

Reference SDNP/21/02930/HOUS & SDNP/21/02935/LIS

Date: 16th June

Address: Black Dog and Duck The Street Bury Pulborough West Sussex RH20 1PA

Proposal: Conversion of existing outbuildings to gym and guest accommodation, works include extension link between existing outbuildings, side extension to form new shed and reinstatement of swimming pool.

Parish Council Decision: Bury Parish Council voted to remain neutral on this application subject to the following conditions:

1. A noise impact assessment is submitted detailing measures of how any noise emanating from the pool pump will be reduced to ensure that occupiers of neighbouring houses are not negatively impacted.

2. A lighting impact assessment is submitted detailing measures on how any outside lighting will be reduced in order to conserve Bury’s Dark Night Skies

Planning Authority Decision: Pending

 

Reference: SDNP/21/02860/TCA

Date: TBC

Address: Forsytes The Street Bury RH20 1PF

Proposal: Notification of intention to reduce height (to previous points), leaving a final height of approximately 5m on 39 no. Leylandi trees,(quoted as G1) to allow light into the area to allow for replanting.

Parish Council Decision: Pending

Planning Authority Decision: Pending

 

Reference SDNP/21/02197/HOUS & LIS

Date: 3rd June 2021

Address: Hollow Farm The Street Bury RH20 1PA

Proposal: Demolition of existing garage, proposal of a double bay, single storey garage/outbuilding and space provided for the parking of 2 no. vehicles.

Parish Council Decision: Hollow Farm is significant for two reasons. It is a Grade II listed building and it is also the first building to be seen when arriving into the village from its northern end. The close proximity of the proposal to the original farmhouse makes it a part of the composition of a group of which the listed building should be the dominant structure. The application is for an amendment to the previously approved proposal which achieved that compositional role more successfully than this amendment.

There is no issue with the principle of demolishing the existing garages, retaining the plant room element and rebuilding and extending the existing space as shown in the proposed plans. Had this proposal shown this new footprint under a simple clay tiled hipped roof (more in the manner of the approved scheme), it is likely it would have received renewed support.
The issue raised by this new application is the gabled elevation. The relationship of the proposed two storey gable to the listed farmhouse seems arbitrary and out of scale. This is a proposal in which the wall rather than the roof is now dominant and it is that coupled with its proximity to the listed building which creates a sense of competitive discomfort.
The hipped composition of the approved scheme is very much more preferable to the new proposal and the Parish Council urges the applicant to reconsider this strategy so that it could be in a position to support it. It would welcome an amendment to the roof form and it would encourage the simplest possible shaping of a hipped roof that signals an agricultural structure subordinate to the farmhouse but confident in its role in the group

Planning Authority Decision: Pending

 

Reference: SDNP/20/04086/HOUS & SDNP/20/04087/LIS

Date: 6th May 2021

Proposal: Annex extension including three bay garage, cycle store and bin store

Address: Cokes Barn West Burton Road West Burton RH20 1HD

Parish Council Decision: Bury Parish Council voted to remain neutral on this application subject to a condition that any external lighting is controlled by Passive Infra-Red Detectors (PIR) with built-in photo cell light sensors in order to reduce light pollution and comply with policy 15 (Dark Night Skies) of the Bury Neigbourhood Plan.

Local Planning Authority Decision: Refused

 

Reference: SDNP/21/02257/TCA

Date: 6th May 2021

Proposal: Notification of intention to fell 1 no. Monterey Pine tree (T1)

Address: Copyhold, Church Lane, Bury, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 1PB

Parish Council Decision: Support

Local Planning Authority Decision: No objection

 

Reference SDNP/21/00735/HOUS

Date: 15th March 2021

Address: Jessamine Cottage Church Lane Bury Pulborough West Sussex RH20 1PB

Proposal: Garage and garden store. Amendment to design certificated under SDNP/20/03550/LDE.

Parish Council Decision: Neutral

Planning Authority Decision: Approved

 

Reference: SDNP/20/04090/LIS and SDNP/20/04089/HOUS

Date: 15th March 2021

Address: Cokes Barn West Burton Road West Burton RH20 1HD

Proposal: Alterations to the listed dwelling including new rooflight (amended).

Parish Council Decision: Neutral

Planning Authority Decision: Pending

 

Reference: SDNP/20/00759/HOUS

Date: 8th March 2021

Proposal: Proposed rear extension and conversion of existing double garage into a gym and guest accommodation, along with reinstating former outdoor swimming pool.

Address: Black Dog And Duck The Street Bury RH20 1PA

Parish Council Decision: Neutral

Bury Parish Council voted to remain neutral on this application subject to the following conditions:

1. Electrochromic glass is used for any building glazes in order to reduce light emission and conserve Bury’s Dark Night Skies.

2. A lighting impact assessment is submitted detailing measures on how any outside lighting will be reduced in order to conserve Bury’s Dark Night Skies.

3. The use of the gym and guest house remain ancillary to the main dwelling.

The Council is concerned about light emission from this property as it resides in the heart of the village and any light spill will have a significant negative impact on neighbouring houses.

Local Planning Authority Decision: Approved

 

Reference: SDNP/20/05752/CND

Date: TBC

Proposal: Erection of outbuilding to provide home office and glazed link. Variation of condition 2 of planning permission SDNP/20/01479/HOUS. Changes to approved drawings- amended setting out and roof design.

Address: White Webbs Cottage Church Lane Bury RH20 1PB

Parish Council Decision: The parish council objects to the application as the proposal would result in an ad hoc addition which is unsympathetic to, and detracts from, the architectural integrity of the host dwelling. It would also extend the dwelling further to its boundary thereby creating a terracing effect that would be detrimental to the street scene which is characterised by buildings punctuated by generous spacing.

Local Planning Authority Decision: Pending

 

Reference: SDNP/20/05736/FUL

Date: 17th February 2021

Proposal: Replacement/new timber cladding at high level to main school hall with a maintenance free engineered horizontal cladding board.

Address: Bury Ce Aided Primary School West Burton Lane Bury RH20 1HB

Parish Council Decision: Support

Local Planning Authority Decision: Approved