Agenda and minutes

Area 2 Planning Committee - Wednesday, 1st November, 2023 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Gibson Drive, Kings Hill

Contact: Democratic Services  Email:

Note: Recording of this meeting can be viewed in our YouTube channel. 

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AP2 23/13

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 for members – 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.

AP2 23/14

Minutes pdf icon PDF 19 KB

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of Area 2 Planning Committee held on 9 August 2023.


RESOLVED:  That the Minutes of the meeting of the Area 2 Planning Committee held on 9 August 2023 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

AP2 23/15

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)

AP2 23/16

TM/23/01194/FL - North Down, Plaxdale Green Road, Stansted, Sevenoaks pdf icon PDF 132 KB

Extension of an outbuilding to create new accommodation.

Additional documents:


Extension of an outbuilding to create new accommodation.


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 the addition of Condition 5 as follows:


5.         Within 3 months of the date of this decision a scheme of landscaping between the western elevation of the outbuilding and the boundary of the site that is shared with Plaxdale Green Road has been submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority.  The scheme of landscaping shall include details pertaining to the location, species and size of the trees or shrubs.  Any trees or shrubs removed, dying, being seriously damaged or diseased within 10 years of planting shall be replaced in the next planting season with trees or shrubs of a similar size and species, unless the Local Planning Authority gives written consent to any variation.


Reason: To provide additional screening for the proposed extension and to mitigate its impact upon the rural and open character of the Green Belt.

AP2 23/17

Planning Appeals, Public Inquiries and Hearings pdf icon PDF 3 KB

To receive and note any update in respect of planning appeals, public inquiries and hearings held since the last meeting of the Planning Committee.


There were no updates in respect of planning appeals, public enquiries and hearings held since the last meeting of the Planning Committee.  The Chair commented that updates would be reported to future meetings.

AP2 23/18

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.