Fittleworth Council February News

Fittleworth, West Sussex

Edited extracts from draft Planning Applications reports considered 19th November 2018.

SDNP/18/02654/HOUS –  Holly Gate House, Limbourne Lane, Fittleworth

Proposal: First floor extension to provide 3 no. bedrooms to include raised roof structure and associated works in addition to the construction of feature gable.

The Parish Council object on the grounds that the proposed increased accommodation is substantially out of keeping with the retained accommodation, in that the proposed materials do not closely match the retained materials, including new aluminium windows as against retained wooden windows , and new vertical cedar cladding as against retained stone walls. We consider that the two storey element should be more central, and the design language should reflect that of the main House. In addition the proposed extended roof line would not be in keeping with the other retained ridge lines and would generally give an unbalanced impression to the whole set of buildings. The proposed feature gable and windows in the front elevation would be better suited to the rear elevation, where it would be less obtrusive from the Lane, particularly when the deciduous trees at the front of the property are not in leaf. We note in passing that the Bat report is a scoping one, not an emergence survey. Application withdrawn.

SDNP/18/02810/FUL  – Buildings South of Little Bognor House, Little Bognor Road, Fittleworth, RH20 1JT

Proposal: Extension and alteration to existing outbuildings.

Neutral with concerns We have as previously, submitted no objections to work proposed to the existing barns, however we are concerned with the number of native trees to be felled and will therefore leave the final decision with CDC’s Tree Officer and South Downs as the proposed works are in the conservation area of the South Downs National Park.

SDNP/17/01554/FUL Planning Inspectorate Reference: APP/Y9507/W/18/3197845  –  Withies Cottage, School Lane, Fittleworth

Following receipt of the appeal documents relating to the above, we remain totally against this development on the grounds of overdevelopment in what is an attractive part of the village conservation area and also subsequent traffic issues all as previously submitted. It is worth advising the Inspector that a new village shop will be opening shortly in School Lane and this, together with a new development of 9 houses in School Close, will increase the traffic flow from the Lower Street/School Lane junction in very close proximity to the proposed new site entrance. www.fittleworth-pc.org.uk

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