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Venue: Civic Suite, Gibson Building, Kings Hill, West Malling

Contact: Committee Services  Email: committee.services@tmbc.gov.uk

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PART 1 - PUBLIC

AP2 18/10

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

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

 

However, for reasons of transparency the following points were noted:

 

-        Councillor Perry advised that the applicant of 5 Windmill Park, Wrotham Heath (TM/17/03399/FL) was the Chair of governors at his son’s school.

 

-        Councillor Taylor advised that he was the Chair of the Tonbridge and Malling branch of CPRE who had been a consultee on the applications at Barnfield Cottage, Stone Street Road (TM/17/01268/FL and TM/18/00396/FL).

 

As neither of these represented a Disclosable Pecuniary or Other Significant Interest there was no requirement for either Councillor to withdraw from the meeting.

AP2 18/11

Minutes pdf icon PDF 65 KB

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of Area 2 Planning Committee held on 11 April 2018

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the Minutes of the meeting of the Area 2 Planning Committee held on 11 April 2018 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

Decisions taken under delegated powers in accordance with paragraph 3, part 3 of the Constitution

AP2 18/12

Development Control DOTX 23 KB

Introduction and Glossary

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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. 

 

AP2 18/13

TM/17/01268/FL - Barnfield Cottage, Stone Street Road, Ivy Hatch pdf icon PDF 158 KB

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Minutes:

Part demolition and works for the conversion of the existing riding arena building as a dwelling with removal of sand school and associated external alterations to the building, engineering works, access, parking, landscaping and ecological enhancement works (Resubmission of TM/16/00776/FL) at Barnfield Cottage, Stone Street Road, Ivy Hatch.

 

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 Environmental Health; subject to

 

(1)     Addition of informative:

 

10. The applicant is strongly encouraged to design the roof lights in such a way that incorporates internal blinds in order to minimise light spill from the building.

 

[Speakers: Elizabeth Moore, Gillian Jones, Deborah Champion, Conny Templeman, Janet Appleton, Paula Penn (Members of the Public) and John Collins (agent)]

AP2 18/14

TM/18/00396/FL - Barnfield Cottage, Stone Street, Road, Ivy Hatch pdf icon PDF 152 KB

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Minutes:

Re-development of the site comprising demolition of existing indoor riding arena, removal of an external sand school and the erection of a new two storey dwelling with associated engineering works, access, parking, landscaping and ecological enhancement works at Barnfield Cottage, Stone Street Road, Ivy Hatch.

 

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 Environmental Health.

 

[To avoid accusations of pre-determination and bias arising from earlier comments, Councillor Taylor did not participate in the discussion and did not vote on this application]

 

[Speakers:  Elizabeth Moore, Tim Champion, Conny Templeman and Janet Appleton (Members of the Public and John Collins (agent)]

 

 

AP2 18/15

TM/17/03399/FL - 5 Windmill Park, Wrotham Heath pdf icon PDF 89 KB

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Minutes:

Proposed repitched roof with raised ridge height incorporating rooms in the roof space, demolition of existing garage, and construction of new extension at 5 Windmill Park, Wrotham Heath.

 

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 Environmental Health.

 

[Speakers:  Wendy Palmer (Platt Parish Council); Mr Duff (Member of the Public) and Paul Vallance (applicant)]

AP2 18/16

Alleged Unauthorised Development - 18/00146/WORKM - Land south west of Claygate House, Winfield Lane, Borough Green pdf icon PDF 51 KB

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Minutes:

The report of the Director of Planning, Housing and Environmental Health provided details of the construction of a building within the site without planning permission.

 

Members were advised that the site was within the Metropolitan Green Belt and, in the absence of any evidence that the building was in use for agricultural purposes, the development was inappropriate and by definition harmful to the Green Belt.  Its size and position within the site also caused material harm to the openness, along with harm to the rural amenities of the locality.  No special circumstances had been identified to outweigh this harm.

 

RESOLVED:  That an Enforcement Notice BE ISSUED to seek the removal of the unauthorised building, the detailed wording of which to be agreed by the Director of Central Services.

AP2 18/17

Alleged Unauthorised Development - 17/00314/WORKM & 17/00315/WORKM - Littlefields, Plaxdale Green Road, Stansted pdf icon PDF 73 KB

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Minutes:

The Director of Planning, Housing and Environmental Health reported on the unauthorised erection of a summer house building and tree house/raised platform within the residential curtilage of the property.

 

Members were advised that retrospective planning permission for both the building and structure was refused under planning reference TM/18/00071/FL, under delegated powers on 18 April 2018, on the grounds that the height, size, scale and position would result in a highly visible and intrusive feature within the landscape and was inappropriate development within the Green Belt.

 

RESOLVED:  That an Enforcement Notice BE ISSUED to seek the removal of the development in its entirety (the unauthorised summer house and tree house/raised platform), the detailed wording of which to be agreed by the Director of Central Services.

AP2 18/18

Alleged Unauthorised Development - 17/00312/WORKH - The Seekers Trust, The Close, Addington pdf icon PDF 70 KB

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Minutes:

The Director of Planning, Housing and Environment Health reported the unauthorised construction of a single storey building for the keeping/rearing of fish for commercial purposes.

 

Retrospective planning permission for the building was refused under planning reference TM/18/0068/FL, under delegated powers on 18 April 2018, on the grounds that it was inappropriate development within the Green Belt and that its substantial size and scale, unsympathetic design and visibility within the Conservation Area would have a demonstrably harmful impact on the appearance and character of the area and visual amenity of the surrounding locality.

 

RESOLVED:  That an Enforcement Notice BE ISSUED to seek the removal of the unauthorised single storey building, the detailed wording of which to be agreed by the Director of Central Services.

AP2 18/19

Alleged Unauthorised Development - 17/00077/LBH - Five Pointed Star, 100 High Street, West Malling pdf icon PDF 65 KB

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Minutes:

The Director of Planning, Housing and Environmental Health reported on the unauthorised construction of a pergola within the curtilage of a listed building.

 

Retrospective planning permission for the structure was refused under planning reference TM/17/01693/FL, under delegated powers on 9 May 2018, on the grounds of its excessive size, incongruous design and appearance and the specific siting was out of character with the listed building to which it was attached.  It also caused overt harm to the appearance and setting of the listed building and the Conservation Area.

 

RESOLVED:  That an Enforcement Notice BE ISSUED to seek the removal of the unauthorised structure, the detailed wording of which to be agreed with the Director of Central Services.

AP2 18/20

Exclusion of Press and Public pdf icon PDF 28 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.

Minutes:

There were no items considered in private.