May News from Findon Parish Council

Findon Valley, West Sussex

Edited extracts from the draft minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 22nd March 2018

Chairman’s announcement

A Planning Notice regarding a hybrid application for Soldiers Field Stables, Soldiers Field Lane had just been received and the application would be considered at the Findon Parish Council (FPC) Planning Committee meeting on19 April 2018.

Declarations of interest

Cllr Goldsworthy declared a pecuniary and prejudicial interest in Agenda itemP 18.17 (SDNP/18/00985/HOUS –Greenview House, Steep Lane) as a close neighbour and would leave the meeting for this item and take no part in any discussion.

Consideration of applications

  1. a) SDNP/18/00985/HOUS – Greenview House, Steep Lane, Findon, BN14 0UE. Retrospective consent for BBQ cabin to replace previous garden shed. Councillors had reviewed the available documents and the site location. The Committee raised the following material planning objections to the retrospective application:
  • BBQ cabin and chimney cowl diagrams and measurements in the application were inaccurate and misleading;
  • The cabin and chimney cowl were overbearing and un-neighbourly due to the height and proximity to, and overlooking of, adjoining properties including two listed buildings; and
  • FPC understood from the SDNPA that there was no permitted development allowed for this property and therefore could not comment on the distance between the cabin and the boundary walls of the two listed buildings

In addition, the smells and noise from the BBQ did affect the amenity of nearby properties, and views over to Church Hill from the neighbouring listed buildings were affected as a result of the size of the cabin and chimney cowl. The previous shed that was demolished to make space for the new building was only 2.5m high as opposed to circa 3.86m high for the cabin and chimney cowl.

Resolved: that the Clerk informs the SDNPA that Findon Parish Council objects to the application.

Other applications were discussed, please see website for details.

All Parishioners are invited to attend the Annual Parish Meeting to be held at 7.30pm on Thursday 24th May in the Village Hall.



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