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

Cllrs Glew, Martin, Mitchell, Reynolds

Cllr V Wright (Chairman of the Council),




P11/12.122 To receive apologies and reasons for absence. Council to approve absences.

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.
P11/12.124 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.
P11/12.125 Minutes. To Resolve: That the Chairman of the Committee is authorised to sign the Minutes of the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on 03/01/12.
P11/12.126 Planning Applications
126.1 RR/2011/2499/P Tamar, The Street, Sedlescombe TN33 0QF. Replace extant planning permission RR/2008/3046/P - demolition of existing timber outbuilding and construction of single storey residential annexe.
126.2 RR/2012/155/P Plot 4, Cartref, The Street, Sedlescombe. Replacement of consented 5 bedroom dwelling with a pair of semi-detached two-bedroom dwellings.
126.3 RR/2012/167/L Sherrald, The Street, Sedlescombe TN33 0QE. Proposed removing of internal wall.
P11/12.127 Appeals


RR/2011/2273/A 10 Park Shaw Conservatory Approved conditional 08/02/12
RR/2011/1448/P 11 Orchard Way Prefabricated garden office Approved conditional 31/01/12
RR/2011/2364/P Little Orchard, Meadow Lane Replace extant planning permission RR/2008/1243/P, Chalet Bungalow Approved conditional 24/01/12
RR/2011/2490/P East View Terrace - garages to rear Demolition of garages and erection 4 flats, 4 x 2-bed semis, 1 x 2-bed bungalow Refused 19/01/12
RR/2011/2456/L Beech Farm House, Hawkhurst Road Minor alterations to revise the layout of approved bathrooms List BC granted 18/01/12
RR/2011/2464/P Eastlands, Sandrock Hill 16 solar photovoltaic panels to stable roof Approved conditional  
RR/2011/2367/P Chittlebirch Oast, Sedlescombe Demolition of double garage and erection of replacement triple garage Approved conditional 03/01/12

P11/12.129 Budget Car Company update
P11/12.130 Crazy Lane Caravan Park car business
P11/12.131 Tree Works Notifications in Conservation Areas. Committee to note that from 01/03/12 Conservation Area Tree Works Notifications will not be advertised. Decisions will be sent monthly to parishes and members for information only. This will ensure that decisions are taken within six weeks as required by statute.
P11/12.132 Autumn Rother Planning Event. Committee to note that the autumn event will be held on 03/10/12 in Bexhill Town Hall at 14:00. Agenda and details will follow nearer the date.

Core Strategy Housing Numbers for Sedlescombe. Committee to note that:

  1. Following representations made by DPP at a late stage where they asked for the housing numbers for Sedlescombe to be amended upwards and more emphasis to be placed on educational development, the Clerk asked Rother DC whether a Sedlescombe representative will be able to speak at the Core Strategy Inquiry whenever that may be held. According to Roger Comerford, Principal Planning Officer, interested parties will only be able to participate at Examination on matters related to their own representations and then only if invited by the Planning Inspector. He thinks it will be difficult to link Sedlescombe PC's own representations to the post-consultation points made by DPP. However, Rother DC will be able to highlight errors or inconsistencies and/or outline the Parish Council's views. Rother believes the level of new housing (8-25 new allocations) envisaged for Sedlescombe is broadly correct having considered all relevant factors.
  2. Roger Comerford has also said that Rother would not support any application on the Street Farm site prior to the site going through the full Site Allocations DPD process.
  3. The Director of Children's Services at the County Council has given some information regarding allocation of school places. Further information is awaited.

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