Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting of the 11th of August 2014
Birdham Parish Council
Minutes of the Planning Committee
held on Monday 11th August 2014
at 7pm in Birdham Village Hall
Present: Cllr Ayton, Cllr Barker, Cllr Hamilton, Cllr Cobbold, Cllr Churchill, Cllr Harker and Cllr Pocock
Apologies: Cllr Finch and The Clerk
In attendance: 2 members of the public
P1-14 Election of Chairman.
It was duly proposed and resolved that Cllr Harker be elected as Chairman until the date of the next Annual Meeting of the Parish council.
P2-14 Declaration of Interests.
There were none.
P3-14 Planning applications to be decided
- i. BI/14/02356/PLD Mrs C. Sercombe, Martins Lea, Martins Lane, Birdham.
Construction of a driveway to Lock Lane, in connection with hard surfacing.
The map was studied and it was noted that the current entrance from martins Lane was considered dangerous. But hedges could be cut back to improve site lines and a mirror added. It was noted that the site was in the AONB outside the SPA and although planning regulations had changed with the introduction of the NPPF, the committee noted that little had changed since the decision of the two planning inspectors who had refused a very similar application at appeal. A unanimous decision to OBJECT to the application was agreed. The comment of the Inspector was that although this was a dangerous access, it was no more so than many other rural drives.
ii. BI/14/02379/DOM Householder developments- ffoletts Thatch, Sidlesham Lane,
Erection of a detached oak framed car port.
NO OBJECTION. Will not be seen from the road.
P4-14 Delegated Decisions were noted.
i) BI/14/02522/DOM – Spinney Cottage, Lock Lane, Birdham
First floor extension to existing balcony, to extend bedrooms. No Objection
ii) BI/14/02513/LBC – The Hundred House, Hundredsteddle Lane, Birdham
Conversion of double garage to granny annexe. Existing detached double garage is in the curtilage of a grade II Listed building and was constructed in 1994. No Objection
iii) BI/14/02512/DOM – The Hundred House, Hundredsteddle Lane, Birdham
Conversion of double garage to granny annexe. No Objection
P10-13 Date of next meeting – TBA
There being no further business to discuss the meeting closed at 8.15pm
Signed ___________________________ Dated ____________________