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AP2 19/1

Declarations of Interest


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

AP2 19/2

Minutes pdf icon PDF 125 KB

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of Area 2 Planning Committee held on 12 December 2018


RESOLVED:  That the Minutes of the meeting of the Area 2 Planning Committee held on 12 December 2018 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

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

AP2 19/3

Development Control DOTX 21 KB

Introduction and Glossary

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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 19/4

TM/18/02642/FL - land at West of Station Road North, West Malling pdf icon PDF 157 KB

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Use of land to provide station car parking and new access at land west of Station Road North, West Malling.


RESOLVED:  That planning permission be DEFERRED for a Members’ Site Inspection


[Speakers:  Richard Byatt – West Malling Parish Council; Nigel Numas – Member of the public and Gavin Cooper - agent]

AP2 19/5

TM/18/02444/FL - 246 Butchers Lane, Mereworth pdf icon PDF 127 KB

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Erection of detached dwelling at 246 Butchers Lane, Mereworth.


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


(1)             The development by virtue of its overall size and layout when considered within the context of the restricted size and shape of the plot could not be satisfactorily accommodated and would appear as an unduly cramped form of development, which would cause demonstrable visual harm to the street scene and the amenities of the wider locality. As such, the proposed development is contrary to the requirements of policy CP24 of the Tonbridge and Malling Borough Core Strategy 2007, policy SQ1 of the Managing Development and the Environment DPD 2010 and the requirements of paragraphs 127 and 130 of the National Planning Policy Framework 2018.



[Speakers:  Andrew Wells – Mereworth Parish Council; Michael Collins, Stephen Reynolds, Susan Bowman, Irene Collins, Ted Muggridge, Gary Bowman and Sarah King-Pascoe (statement read by Susan Bowman)  – members of the public and Paull Trigg - agent]

AP2 19/6

TM/18/01627/TNCA - land adjacent to Oldbury Hatch, Oldbury Lane, Ightham pdf icon PDF 183 KB

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Removal of 18 Beech; 1 Pine; 5 Hornbeam; 6 Acacia; 1 Oak; 2 Holly and 1 Silver Birch trees from garden to be replaced with various different species at land adjacent to Oldbury Hatch, Oldbury Lane, Ightham.


RESOLVED:  That the Tree Preservation Order, as set out in Annex 1 to the report, be CONFIRMED in the interests of amenity and to protect the trees in question.

AP2 19/7

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.