Plans to demolish the former public lavatories on the Luxford Field car park, Uckfield, have been supported by the town council’s plans committee.
Wealden District Council, which closed the lavatories some years ago, is applying for planning permission to knock-down the loos and replace them with car parking spaces.
The town council’s plans committee agreed to support the application for demolition and replacement with five, three-hour parking spaces with a “condition that the spaces created must be parent/child and disabled parking bays”.
This application fell outside Uckfield Town Council’s plans committee usual cycle of meetings.
As a result, following a full council resolution in April 2013, the committee’s views were given to the planning authority – Wealden council – by the chairman of the plans committee, Cllr James Anderson, Trust Independent, Uckfield North.
Members of the committee were consulted and any letters of objection were also considered, prior to the decision being made.
This system of giving views on planning applications is regularly used by the town council, whose planning committee meets on a three-weekly cycle, to meet the need to give views of Wealden by deadlines.
The decision was reported to last night’s (September 19) meeting of the town council’s planning committee.
Members of the plans committee present at the meeting:
Chairman, Cllr James Anderson, Trust Independent, Uckfield North
Vice-chairman, Cllr Barry Mayhew, Independent,New Town
Cllr Duncan Bennett, Trust Independent, New Town
Cllr Donna French, Trust Independent, Uckfield North
Cllr Jackie Love, Trust Independent, Uckfield North
Cllr Chris Macve, Trust Independent, Uckfield North