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PE 19/22

Declarations of interest pdf icon PDF 3 KB

Minutes:

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

PE 19/23

Minutes pdf icon PDF 62 KB

To confirm as a correct record the Notes of the meeting of the Planning and Transportation Advisory Board held on 2 October 2019

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the notes of the meeting of the Planning and Transportation Advisory Board held on 2 October 2019 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

Matters for Recommendation to the Cabinet

To confirm as a correct record the Notes of the meeting of the Communities and Housing Advisory Board held on DATE

PE 19/24

Review of Planning Application Charging Regime pdf icon PDF 96 KB

The report provides a review of the pre-application charging regime and sets out the proposed new charges for 2020-2021.  The protocol is reviewed every year to ensure the evidence base is up to date.  In ensuring that the charging schedule is fairly applied and costs recovery continues to take place proportionately, an increase in fees is proposed.

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Minutes:

The report of the Director of Planning, Housing and Environmental Health provided a review of the pre-application charging regime and set out the proposed new charges for 2020-2021.  The report advised of the need to review the protocol each year to ensure the evidence base was up-to-date while the annual consideration of the charging schedule ensured that it was fairly applied and ensured proportionate recovery of costs incurred in providing pre-application advice.

 

RECOMMENDED:  That Cabinet approve the adoption of the updated Pre-application Charging Schedule 2020/21, as set out at Annex 1 to the report, with effect from 1 April 2020.

*Referred to Cabinet

PE 19/25

Planning Performance Agreement Protocol pdf icon PDF 121 KB

The report seeks approval for the adoption of a Planning Performance Agreement Protocol, which is intended to provide a clear and transparent framework in respect of how the Service will encourage the use of PPAs in all appropriate circumstances and how such agreements will be administered and facilitated.  The use of PPAs will incur fees for the management of the tasks agreed within them and as such the report proposes a fee schedule.

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Minutes:

Decision Notice D190085MEM

 

The report of the Director of Planning, Housing and Environmental Health sought approval to the adoption of a Planning Performance Agreement Protocol to provide a clear and transparent process for determining large and/or complex planning applications through the use of Planning Performance Agreements. 

 

RECOMMENDED:  That

 

(1)          the Planning Performance Agreement Protocol, as set out at Annex 1 to the report, be adopted; and

 

(2)          the Planning Performance Agreement Protocol Appendix 1: Fee Schedule, as set out at Annex 2 to the report, be adopted. 

PE 19/26

Self Build Register Update pdf icon PDF 243 KB

The report updates Members in respect of the Council’s Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Register and specifically the introduction of eligibility criteria including a local connections test and a financial solvency test.  It also seeks agreement for the introduction of an administration fee.

Minutes:

Decision Notice D190086MEM

 

The report of the Director of Planning, Housing and Environmental Health provided an update on the Council’s Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Register with specific reference to the introduction of eligibility criteria, including a local connections test and a financial solvency test.  The report also sought agreement to the introduction of an administration fee.

 

RECOMMENDED:  That

 

(1)          the proposed eligibility criteria and financial capacity test criteria be applied to those already on the Tonbridge and Malling Self Build and Custom House Building Register and for future applicants, as set out at paragraph 1.3.4 to the report; and

 

(2)          an administration fee, as set out at paragraphs 1.4.1 to 1.4.3 of the report, be introduced for new applicants and an annual fee be applied to all of those on the register from 1 April 2020. 

Matters submitted for Information

PE 19/27

Planning Enforcement Update pdf icon PDF 102 KB

The report seeks to update Members on matters pertaining to planning enforcement.

Minutes:

The report of the Director of Planning, Housing and Environmental Health provided an update on matters pertaining to planning enforcement. 

PE 19/28

Local Plan Update pdf icon PDF 100 KB

The report provides an update on the Local Plan including the public consultation exercise requested by the appointed Planning Inspectors.  There are no direct financial implications arising from this information report.

Minutes:

The report of the Director of Planning, Housing and Environmental Health provided an update on the Local Plan and included details of the public consultation exercise being undertaken between 4 November and 23 December following a request from the appointed Planning Inspectors. 

Matters for consideration in Private

PE 19/29

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.

Minutes:

There were no matters considered in private.