Agenda and minutes

Area 3 Planning Committee - Thursday, 10th November, 2022 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Gibson Drive, Kings Hill

Contact: Democratic Services  Email:

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AP3 22/18

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.

AP3 22/19

Minutes pdf icon PDF 190 KB

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of Area 3 Planning Committee held on 29 September 2022.


RESOLVED:  That the Minutes of the meeting of the Area 3 Planning Committee held on 29 September 2022 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

AP3 22/20

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.


Additional documents:


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 circulated in advance of the meeting and published to the website.


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)

AP3 22/21

TM/22/01210/FL - Downs Farm, Pilgrims Way, Wouldham pdf icon PDF 411 KB

Erection of a two bedroom detached dwelling with mezzanine and basement, associated curtilage and three parking spaces. 


Any update arising from a Member Site Inspection will be provided at the meeting.

Additional documents:


Erection of a two bedroom detached dwelling with mezzanine and basement, associated curtilage and three parking spaces at Downs Farm, Pilgrims Way, Wouldham.


RESOLVED:  That the application be REFUSED for the following reason


The proposal by reason of its siting and location would introduce significant built form into the rural countryside to the detriment of the landscape quality and visual amenity of the countryside, which would be visible from medium and long-range views. The proposal therefore fails to conserve and enhance the landscape and scenic beauty of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty contrary to Policy CP7 of the Tonbridge and Malling Borough Core Strategy (2007), Policy SQ1 of the Managing Development and Environment Development Plan Document (2010), paragraphs 174 and 176 of the National Planning Policy Framework (2021) and the Kent Downs AONB Management Plan 2021-2026.


[Speaker: Mr C Levie (Architect) participated via MS Teams]



AP3 22/22

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.