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Cllr J Vine-Hall (Chairman of the Committee and Vice-Chairman of the Council)

Cllrs Glew, Mitchell, Rand, Reynolds

Cllr V Wright (Chairman of the Council)



P11/12.56 To receive apologies and reasons for absence.

To receive disclosures of personal and prejudicial interests from Councillors on matters to be considered at the meeting in accordance with the adopted Code of Conduct 2007.

Councillors should state:

  1. The Agenda number (last number only - the remainder of the number is the financial year).
  2. Whether the interest is
    1. personal (remain in the meeting for the whole agenda item) or
    2. personal/prejudicial (leave the meeting for the public involvement and Council debate on the agenda item.
  3. The reason for the interest.
  4. Whether, if the Chairman permits, they will, at the appropriate time, make representation, answer questions or give evidence to the Council regarding any item where they have declared a prejudicial interest.

Please note:

  1. If a member becomes aware, during the course of a meeting, of an interest that has not been disclosed at the start of the meeting, he/she must immediately disclose it.

  2. A personal interest is prejudicial if a member of the public with knowledge of the relevant facts would reasonably regard it as so significant that it is likely to prejudice a member's judgement of the public interest AND it relates to a financial or regulatory matter.

  3. Members should repeat the declarations when the agenda items are announced by the Chairman.
P11/12.58 Public participation session. Chairman to ask any members of the public whether they wish to make representation, answer questions or give evidence with regard to items on the agenda. At the Chairman's discretion, the public will be allowed to make their representations etc. at the beginning of the appropriate agenda item, after prejudiced members' participation. The Chairman should inform the public that their names will be recorded and representations etc. minuted.
P11/12.59 Minutes. To Resolve: That the Chairman of the Committee is authorised to sign the Minutes of the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on 02/08/11.
P11/12.60 Planning Applications
60.1 RR/2011/1594/P Bulmer Lodge, The Street, Sedlescombe TN33 0AQ. Request that the building can remain as built. It has been built to the plans, drawings and specifications of both drawing No.BL002 dated June 2008 on RR/2008/1676 and Drawing No.094-03 on RR/2011/940/P. Cllr Wright to report.
60.2 RR/2011/1643/P Greensleeves, The Street, Sedlescombe TN33 0QG. Removal of detached garage and garden shed. Erection of two storey extension. Cllr Mitchell to report
60.3 RR/2011/1674/P Ivy Cottage, Rear of, Brede Lane, Sedlescombe TN33 0PR. Erection of three 3-bedroom detached houses on vacant land. Cllr Vine-Hall to report
60.4 RR/2011/1716/P Hurst House, Hurst Lane, Sedlescombe. Installation of photovoltaic array on existing sand school.
60.5 RR/2011/1736/P West Lodge, Chapel Hill, Sedlescombe. Proposed external insulation and recladding of external walls, renewal of fascias, soffits and bargeboards to roof, renewal of windows, extension of front bay roof. Cllr Glew to report.
P11/12.61 Appeals


RR/2011/1202/P Spilstead Oast, Stream Lane Paddock to outdoor riding arena for private use Conditional Approval 04/08/11
RR/2011/1372/P 22 Park Shaw, Sedlescombe TN33 0PP Garage conversion and roof alterations Conditional Approval 10/08/11
RR/2011/1374/P 20 Park Shaw, Sedlescombe TN33 0PP Proposed roof alterations to garage

Conditional Approval


RR/2011/859/P Ivy Cottage, land rear of, Brede Lane, Sedlescombe Pair 2-bedroom semi-detached and 2 x 3-bedroom detached cottages Withdrawn on 17/08/11
RR/2011/1376/P Lyndale, Churchland Lane, Sedlescombe TN33 0PF Porch and rooflight Conditional Approval 17/08/11
RR/2011/1225/L Sackville Cottage, The Street, Sedlescombe. NB The planning application RR/2011/1224/P is permitted development Window and door at rear of property Conditional Approval 22/08/11
RR/2011/1056/P 1 and 2 Tilly House, The Street, Sedlescombe TN33 0QJ Front boundary wall and fence (retrospective) Approved 16/08/11





  1. LWA Bodyshop. To note the following:
    1. Enforcement Notice with effect from one week after 24/09/11 requiring the use of the building for the spraying of vehicles to cease.
    2. Stop Notice with effect from 20/08/11 requiring the use of the building for the spraying of vehicles to cease.
  2. Pestalozzi International Village.
    1. Noise Abatement Notice with effect from 25 days after 14/07/11 to abate noise from amplified sound.
    2. 28-day Permitted Development and the proposed meeting involving the parish, Rother and Pestalozzi.

Budget Car Company.

  1. RR/2011/1263/P Erection of valeting bay structure, together with reinstatement of former picket fence to front boundary.
    1. Water drainage. According to Budget Car Company, all vehicle washing products used are 'bio-friendly'; there is no harmful run-off; there is an interceptor trap on site which was installed some while ago (confirmed by the Area Highway supervisory); any containers/rags, etc are minimal and are recycled.

      Subsequently, The Environment Agency commented that it has no objection to the proposal as long as the following condition regarding protecting groundwater is attached: "No infiltration of surface water drainage into the ground is permitted other than with the express written consent of the Local Planning Authority, which may be given for those parts of the site where it has been demonstrated that there is no resultant unacceptable risk to controlled waters. The development shall be carried out in accordance with the approval details." The reason for this condition is that the site is located on the Ashdown Formation and next to the River Brede. The Ashdown Formation is a Secondary Aquifer with reasonable permeability, such that any contaminants entering groundwater are likely to be transported to the River.

    2. Replacement of the picket fence. In his comment on the replacement of the picket fence, Mr Hall of Powdermills, commented that the fence's replacement will "merely cause further problems at the junction of our driveway and the main road".

Electronic communication between Rother District Council Planning Division and Sedlescombe Parish Council. Following previous discussions regarding the questionnaire, to resolve "That the Clerk is authorised to reply as follows to Rother District Council:

  1. That Sedlescombe Parish Council is willing to receive electronic weekly planning lists with hyperlinks to documents rather than hard copies of planning applications.
  2. That Sedlescombe Parish Council is willing to take part in a 6-month trial of full electronic communication."

Rother District Core Strategy.

  1. To note receipt of an e-mail from Laurence Keeley of Herstmonceux regarding his Land Community Trust Scheme.
  2. Proposed Submission Core Strategy. To consider representations. The following should be noted
    1. Closing date for representations is Friday 30/09/11 at 16:30.
    2. Representations need to fall under two main areas:
      1. Legal compliance eg How Rother prepared the Core Strategy.
      2. Soundness eg Actual content of the strategy. There are three areas to consider when looking at whether or not Rother's Proposed Submission Core Strategy is sound. To be sound the Core Strategy should be justified, effective and consistent with national policy.
    3. Representations cannot be treated in confidence.
    4. All representations must
      1. Make clear why it is considered the Strategy does/does not meet the legal compliance check and/or the three tests of soundness.
      2. Be clear and to the point.
      3. Back up points with clear evidence to justify representations.
      4. Relate to a specific area.
P11/12.67 Date of next meeting: 20/09/11.

Mrs P Raymond
Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer, Sedlescombe Parish Council
01424 870508, sedlescombe@freezone.co.uk, www.sedlescombe.org.uk