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Cllr Martin (Chairman), Councillors Cameron, Wheatley, Mitchell
Councillor Wright (Chairman of the Council), Councillor Rand (Vice-Chairman of the Council)

Clerk: Mrs P Raymond

P08/09.11 Chairman. RESOLVED: That Cllr Martin be Chairman of the Planning Committee for the ensuing year.
P08/09.12 Apologies and reasons for absence. None.
P08/09.13 Declarations of existence and nature of councillor's interests, whether personal or personal/prejudicial, with regard to items on the agenda.
The following personal interests were declared by members:
RR/2008/1125/P Cllr Rand
RR/2008/1127/P Cllr Martin
RR/2008/1138/P Cllr Wright
In accordance with the Code of Conduct 2007, the members remained in the room and took part in the meeting.
P08/09.14 Public participation session. No public present.
P08/09.15Link to Planning Minutes of 15/04/08
Minutes. RESOLVED: That the Chairman of the Committee is authorised to sign the Minutes of the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on 15/04/08.
P08/09.16 Planning Applications
16.1 RR/2008/1054/P Coppins, Tollgate Road, Sedlescombe. Rear single storey extension. RESOLVED: That the Parish Council supports approval.
16.2 Overhead lines at Sedlescombe. Reconductor existing low voltage overhead lines with aerial bundled conductors as follows:

RR/2008/1068/P Church Hill, Sedlescombe
RR/2008/1069/P New Road, Sedlescombe
RR/2008/1070/P Bournes Farm, Sedlescombe
RR/2008/1071/P Crazy Lane, Sedlescombe
RR/2008/1086/P Beech Farm, Sedlescombe
RR/2008/1091/P Bartletts Wood, Sedlescombe
RR/2008/1099/P Beech Farm Road, Sedlescombe
RR/2008/1102/P Brede Lane, Sedlescombe
RR/2008/1105/P Cottage Lane, Sedlescombe
RR/2008/1124/P Iris Cottage, Harts Green Road, Sedlescombe
Cllr Rand declared his personal interest in this application as he lives at Beanford Farm. RR/2008/1125/P Beanford and Horsmans Farms, Sedlescombe
Cllr Martin declared his personal interest in this application as he lives in Hurst Lane. RR/2008/1127/P Hurst Lane, Sedlescombe
RR/2008/1128/P Jacobs House, Powdermill Lane, Sedlescombe
RR/2008/1129/P Jacobs Farm, Powdermill Lane, Sedlescombe
RR/2008/1130/P Jacobs Cottage, Powdermill Lane, Sedlescombe
RR/2008/1131/P Neatenden Farm, New England Lane, Sedlescombe
RR/2008/1132/P Powdermill Reservoir, Powdermill Lane, Sedlescombe
RR/2008/1133/P Roselands, The Street, Sedlescombe
RR/2008/1134/P Sharewood, New England Lane, Sedlescombe
RR/2008/1135/P Sedlescombe Village, The Street, Sedlescombe
RR/2008/1136/P Whydown Hill, Sedlescombe
Cllr Wright declared her personal interest in this application as she lives at Woodlands. RR/2008/1138/P Woodlands, New England Lane, Sedlescombe

RESOLVED: That the Parish Council supports approval of these applications to replace existing overhead lines with aerial bundled conductors.

P08/09.17 Appeals. None.




Results. RR/2008/485/P Replacement of existing timber fencing with metal fencing at 46-52, 54-68 and 53 East View Terrace, Sedlescombe APPROVED BY ROTHER.

The Clerk informed members that the people living next door to The Haven, Sandrock Hill, Sedlescombe had objected to Planning Application RR/2008/867/P.

P08/09.19 The Committee noted that the Planning Portal has written to all parish councils informing them that there are around one million consultation requests a year on planning applications from Local Planning Authorities to a wide range of consultees, including parish councils. These paper-based consultations can be expensive, time consuming and inefficient for all concerned. The Clerk has responded to a Planning Portal questionnaire regarding the way the Council currently receives planning applications and what resources it has if plans were only available electronically.

It was also noted that a standard electronic planning application form (1APP) has been produced which must now be used for all planning applications across the country. The Department of Communities and Local Government has issued a circular which states what information it intends should be provided for the various types of application (Planning Application Requirements). The County Council is consulting on this list of requirements and whether SPC would be willing and able to accept application consultations electronically rather than paper copies.