THE MINUTES OF FRANT PARISH COUNCIL PLANNING MEETING
HELD AT FRANT MEMORIAL HALL ON MONDAY 29 OCTOBER 2007 AT 19:30

Present: Councillors Crookshank (Chairman), Gray, Hall, Hewes, Mrs Howell, Mrs Myers and Rowland.
There were no members of the public in attendance.

1.             TO RECEIVE APOLOGIES AND REASON FOR ABSENCE
Apology received from Cllrs. Harris and Mrs Scarborough; reasons noted and accepted.

2.             DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Cllr. Gray declared a personal interest in application WD/2007/3036/F as he lives close to the site.

3.             OPEN FORUM
None.

4.             TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ABOUT PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED
It was resolved to respond to the planning applications as follows:
WD/2007/2697/F Nobles Gate Farmhouse, Bells Yew Green – demolition of existing garage and replacement with new garage
No objection.

WD/2007/3036/F Land at Tyburn Buildings, Ely Grange, Frant – extension of area to be reprofiled using excess soil from adjacent construction under WD/04/3250/F with laying of tennis court with approved residential curtilage.
No objection to tennis court subject to a condition prohibiting external lighting in view of the very prominent position of this site.

WD/2007/2646/F Inchbroom, Frant – erection of a small scale domestic wind generator
Strongly object to this application for the following reasons:

The description of ‘small’ is questioned as at 18 metres high plus the width of the blades, it would dominate everything in the surrounding area.

5.             To note decisions from Wealden District Council.
WDC Approval Notices
WD/2007/2409/F renewal of permission to convert outbuildings at Saxonbury House.
WD/2007/2061 extension to B1 unit at Stubbygrove Farm.
WD/2007/1674/F continued use of part of building for visitor accommodation at Reflex Printed Plastics until 30.09.09.
WD/2007/1436/F extension and garage at Rowden Cottage, Mayfield Road.
WD/2007/0621/MAJ B1 business units and parking at Benhall Mill Road.
WD/2007/2469/F & 2470/LB – extension at Stone House Frant.
WD/2007/2361/F extension to implement shed at Pococksgate Farm, Mayfield Road.
WD/2007/1640/FR stables/store at Brookside Cottage, Benhall Mill Road.

WDC Refusal Notice
WD/2007/1631/F first floor extension at The Walled  Garden, Wadhurst Road.

6.             To receive report from District Councillor
Planning application for six dwellings at the Baker Construction site, Bells Yew Green was approved at the Development Control North Sub-Committee.

Members expressed concern at the over development at Bells Yew Green.

There being no further business the meeting closed at 19:57.