FULKING PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the Fulking Parish Council Planning Meeting
Held in the Village Hall, Fulking on Wednesday 25th October 2017 at 6.30pm
Present: Miles Firth (Chairman), Councillors Mark Hind, Linda Dyos, and Clerk to the Council, Derek Blackhall
3 members of the public were present
Apologies for Absence: Michael Trist, Kate Watson.
Declarations of interest: None
The Chairman announced that Kate Watson had resigned from the Parish Council and was moving out of the area, and there is as a result a vacancy for a Parish Councillor. The Clerk had informed the MS District Council Returning officer, who in turn had provided the necessary details to publicise the vacancy. The notice was to be placed on the website and notice board on 26th October, 2017 notifying the public that in the event of no formal request to have a by-election within 14 working days, the Parish Council may fill the vacancy by co-option.
Prior to the meeting, there had been one request by a member of the public to speak.
The following matters were discussed:-
SDNP/17/05246/HOUS Hillbrook Clappers Lane Fulking BN5 9NH
Demolition of the existing garage and attached lean-to storage outbuilding. Construction of a detached garage building with associated hard and soft landscaping works (Option 1)
SDNP/17/05247/HOUS Hillbrook Clappers Lane Fulking BN5 9NH
Demolition of the existing garage and attached lean-to storage outbuilding. Construction of a detached garage building with associated hard and soft landscaping works (Option 2)
The applicant explained that both applications were to demolish the existing garage, which was in the flood risk area, and build a replacement garage elsewhere on the site using either of the two preferred approaches applied for. Option 1 was on higher ground; and option 2 involved ’90 degree spinning’ the garage away from Clappers Lane on lower ground thereby reducing the visible height whilst using materials which result in a barn-type effect. There had been pre-application discussions. In response to a question, it was noted that whilst the overall height was unknown, it was a single- storey build.
The Parish Council noted:
- The same design for both options
- A neighbour has concerns over the potential garage height
- The issue in both cases appears to be in respect of an SD7 safeguarded view, and so the lower option is preferred; although option 2 is not yet confirmed as a lower topographical height-a lower roof would help
- The old garage was an eyesore, and it made sense to move away from the flood risk area
- The new design is good.
In respect of option one, the vote was a unanimous neutral result.
The option 2 result was one neutral and two votes in support of the application.
The meeting closed at 6.51pm
Signed ……………………………………………. Date…………………………………………..
Minute 18/2017 25/10/2017