Agenda and minutes

Area 1 Planning Committee - Thursday, 27th May, 2021 7.30 pm

Venue: Tonbridge School, High Street, Tonbridge

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Declarations of Interest

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.

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 202 KB

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of Area 1 Planning Committee held on 25 March 2021


RESOLVED:  That the Minutes of the meeting of the Area 1 Planning Committee held on 25 March 2021 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/20/02334/FL - Former B and Q, Cannon Lane, Tonbridge pdf icon PDF 310 KB

Variation of condition 1 of planning permission TM/16/00818/FL: to allow the sale of convenience goods from Units 1B and 1C

Additional documents:


Variation of condition 1 of planning permission TM/16/00818/FL: to allow the sale of convenience goods from Units 1B and 1C at former B And Q, Cannon Lane, Tonbridge.


RESOLVED: That planning permission be REFUSED for the following reason:


(1)             The Local Planning Authority is not convinced on the evidence presented by the applicant within the Transport Assessment and associated supporting documentation that sufficiently robust or up to date modelling has been undertaken to demonstrate the development can come forward in a wholly acceptable manner in highway terms.  As such, the Local Planning Authority does not consider that sufficient evidence exists to demonstrate what potential significant impacts might arise from the development on the transport network in terms of capacity and congestion and subsequently whether any such impacts can be cost effectively mitigated to an acceptable degree. The development therefore fails to comply with the requirements of paragraph 108(c) of the National Planning Policy Framework 2019, policy CP2(e) of the Tonbridge and Malling Borough Core Strategy 2007 and policy SQ8 of the Managing Development and the Environment DPD 2010.


[Speakers:   Mr O Fahmy, Ms A Ah-kine and Mr M Andsell, members of the public, and J Hill, agent addressed the Committee verbally via MS Teams]

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Exclusion of Press and Public

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.