Agenda and minutes

Area 1 Planning Committee - Thursday, 30th March, 2023 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Gibson Drive, Kings Hill

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Declarations of Interest

Members are reminded of their obligation under the Council’s Code of Conduct to disclose any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Other Significant Interests in any matter(s) to be considered or being considered at the meeting. These are explained in the Code of Conduct on the Council’s website at Code of conduct – Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council (


Members in any doubt about such declarations are advised to contact Legal or Democratic Services in advance of the meeting


There were no declarations of interest made in accordance with the Code of Conduct. 


However, for reasons of transparency Councillor Tombolis advised that he was a landlord of a property in Priory Street.  Upon seeking legal advice this was not considered to be a Disclosable Pecuniary or Other Significant Interest as the property was not situated in close proximity to the application site.  There was no requirement for Councillor Tombolis to withdraw from the meeting.

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 189 KB

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of Area 1 Planning Committee held on 16 February 2023.


RESOLVED:  That the Minutes of the meeting of the Area 1 Planning Committee held on 16 February 2023 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

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Glossary and Supplementary Matters pdf icon PDF 212 KB

Glossary of abbreviations used in reports to the Area Planning Committee (attached for information)


Any supplementary matters will be circulated via report in advance of the meeting and published to the website.


Decisions were taken on the following applications subject to the pre-requisites, informatives, conditions or reasons for refusal set out in the report of the Director of Planning, Housing and Environmental Health or in the variations indicated below.  Any supplementary reports were tabled at the meeting.


Members of the public addressed the meeting where the required notice had been given and their comments were taken into account by the Committee when determining the application.  Speakers are listed under the relevant planning application shown below. 


Decisions taken under delegated powers in accordance with part 3 of the Constitution (Responsibility for Council Functions)

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TM/22/00571/FL - 60A Priory Street, Tonbridge pdf icon PDF 175 KB

Redevelopment of the site to provide eleven dwellings and associated parking, landscaping and amenity

Additional documents:


Redevelopment of the site to provide eleven dwellings and associated parking, landscaping and amenity at 60A Priory Street, Tonbridge.


This application had been deferred from the meeting of 16 February 2023 to allow for a Members’ Site Inspection, which had taken place on 7 March 2023. Members inspected the site from within the site, from surrounding roads and from neighbouring land – 31 Pembury Road and 43 Pembury Road and this was given due regard when considering the application.


RESOLVED:  That planning permission be GRANTED in accordance with the submitted details, conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the report of the Director of Planning, Housing and Environment Health subject to:


(1)             The applicant entering into a planning obligation with the Borough Council to provide financial contributions towards public open space provision (parks and gardens and outdoor sports facilities);


(2)             The applicant entering into a planning obligation with Kent County Council to make financial contributions towards the provision of social care, education and community services;


The section 106 agreement should be agreed in principle within 3 months and the legalities completed within 6 months of the committee resolution unless there are good reasons for the delay.  Should the agreement under Section 106 of the Act not be completed and signed by all relevant parties by 16 August 2023, the application to be reported back to the Area 1 Planning Committee with an update on progress and a further recommendation.  Alternatively, the application may be refused under powers delegated to the Director of Planning, Housing and Environmental Health who will determine the specific reasons for refusal in consultation with the Chair and Ward Members;


(3)             Amended Condition:


6.       Prior to the commencement of the development hereby approved, a Construction Management Plan shall be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority. The Plan should set out arrangements for the management of any and all demolition and/or construction works and shall include (but not necessarily be limited to) the following:


(a)             The days of the week and hours of the day when the construction works will be limited for approval by the Local Planning Authority;


(b)             Procedures for managing all traffic movements associated with the construction works including (but not limited to) the delivery of building materials to the site (including the times of the day when those deliveries will be permitted to take place and how/where materials will be offloaded into the site) and for the management of all other construction related traffic and measures to ensure these are adhered to;          


(c)             The specific arrangements for the routing and parking of contractor's vehicles within or around the site during construction and any external storage of materials or plant throughout the construction phase;


(d)        The provision of wheel washing facilities;     

(e)        Temporary traffic management/signage;


(f)         Provision of measures to prevent the discharge of surface water onto the highway;


(g)        Procedures for notifying neighbouring properties as to the ongoing timetabling of works, the nature of the works and likely their duration,  ...  view the full minutes text for item AP1 23/9

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Exclusion of Press and Public pdf icon PDF 4 KB

The Chairman to move that the press and public be excluded from the remainder of the meeting during consideration of any items the publication of which would disclose exempt information.


There were no items considered in private.