Decisions

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Decisions published

12/11/2021 - Road Closure for the East Peckham Christmas Lights 27 November 2021 ref: 1137    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Street Scene, Leisure and Technical Services

Decision published: 22/11/2021

Effective from: 12/11/2021


19/11/2021 - Road Closure for the Wrotham Christmas Fayre 04 December 2021 ref: 1142    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Street Scene, Leisure and Technical Services

Decision published: 22/11/2021

Effective from: 19/11/2021


19/11/2021 - Road Closure for the Leybourne Christmas Tree Illumination and Carols 05 December 2021 ref: 1140    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Street Scene, Leisure and Technical Services

Decision published: 22/11/2021

Effective from: 19/11/2021


19/11/2021 - Road Closure for the East Malling Christmas Carols and Lights Event 05 December 2021 ref: 1139    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Street Scene, Leisure and Technical Services

Decision published: 22/11/2021

Effective from: 19/11/2021


12/11/2021 - Road Closure for the Tonbridge Christmas Festival 28 November 2021 ref: 1138    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Street Scene, Leisure and Technical Services

Decision published: 22/11/2021

Effective from: 12/11/2021


10/11/2021 - Affordable Housing Protocol ref: 1124    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and Infrastructure

Made at meeting: 10/11/2021 - Planning and Transportation Advisory Board

Decision published: 12/11/2021

Effective from: 20/11/2021

Decision:

(Report of Director of Planning, Housing and Environmental Health)

The report set out the policy approach for addressing affordable housing and sought approval to use it for Development Management purposes until the Local Plan was adopted.

 

Following consideration by the Planning and Transportation Advisory Board, the Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and Infrastructure resolved that:

 

The Affordable Housing Protocol, as set out at Annex 1 to the report, be approved for adoption by the Council for Development Management purposes, and that final approval of any changes required to the document before publication be delegated to the Director of Planning, Housing and Environmental Health in consultation with the Cabinet Members for Strategic Planning and Infrastructure and Housing.


10/11/2021 - Gatwick Northern Runway Consultation ref: 1123    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and Infrastructure

Made at meeting: 10/11/2021 - Planning and Transportation Advisory Board

Decision published: 12/11/2021

Effective from: 20/11/2021

Decision:

(Report of Director of Planning, Housing and Environmental Health)

The report provided an overview of the Gatwick Northern Runway consultation and draft consultation response.

 

Following consideration by the Planning and Transportation Advisory Board, the Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and Infrastructure resolved that:

 

(1)         The content of the report be noted; and

 

(2)         The Borough Council’s objection to the northern runway proposals, as set out in the draft consultation response appended to the report, be approved and submitted to Gatwick Airport.

 


10/11/2021 - Development Management Update ref: 1122    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and Infrastructure

Made at meeting: 10/11/2021 - Planning and Transportation Advisory Board

Decision published: 12/11/2021

Effective from: 20/11/2021

Decision:

(Report of Director of Planning, Housing and Environmental Health)

The report provided an update on various matters pertaining to the Development Management function over the course of the year.  It was noted that actions contained within the report would result in some savings in wider service efficiencies to support the Council’s medium term financial strategy.

Following consideration by the Planning and Transportation Advisory Board, the Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and Infrastructure resolved that:

 

The contents of the report be noted and regard be had to the following:

(1)                             Officers will commence a review of the Council’s local validation requirements in accordance with the recommended processes set out in the Planning Practice Guidance;

(2)                             Improvements will be made to messaging contained on the Council’s website concerning use of the pre-application advice service and the Council’s approach to not accepting amendments/additional information post submission where Planning Performance Agreements are not in place; and

(3)                             Officers will continue to review the effectiveness of the adopted Section 106 Protocol with a substantive update to be reported to the Board after a further period of implementation.


09/11/2021 - Community Trigger Review ref: 1115    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Community Services

Made at meeting: 09/11/2021 - Communities and Housing Advisory Board

Decision published: 12/11/2021

Effective from: 20/11/2021

Decision:

(Report of Director of Central Services and Deputy Chief Executive)

 

The report provided Members with information about the revised Community Trigger process.

 

Following consideration by the Communities and Housing Advisory Board, the Cabinet Member for Community Services resolved that:

 

(1)        The Community Trigger process be endorsed.


09/11/2021 - Roadside Nature Reserves ref: 1114    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Community Services

Made at meeting: 09/11/2021 - Communities and Housing Advisory Board

Decision published: 12/11/2021

Effective from: 20/11/2021

Decision:

(Report of Director of Street Scene, Leisure and Technical Services)

 

The report presented the outcome of the recent ‘Roadside Nature Reserve’ (RNR) trial and proposed a future approach for Member consideration that could be adopted at other sites across the borough.

 

Following careful consideration by the Communities and Housing Advisory Board, the Cabinet Member for Community Services resolved that:

 

(1)        that Medway Valley Countryside Partnership report be noted;

 

(2)        the cutting regime trialled and outlined in the report at 1.3.1 be adopted at other sites across the borough; and

 

(3)        future sites be identified for Member’s approval and implementation in the 2022 growing season.


09/11/2021 - Tonbridge and Malling Housing Strategy 2022-2027 ref: 1113    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing

Made at meeting: 09/11/2021 - Communities and Housing Advisory Board

Decision published: 12/11/2021

Effective from: 20/11/2021

Decision:

(Report of Director of Planning, Housing and Environmental Health)

 

The report presented a draft Housing Strategy for members review and approval ahead of public consultation.  The Housing Strategy set out the Council’s strategic approach to housing in the borough for 2022-2027.  A revised and final draft of the Housing Strategy would be presented for further review, approval and adoption as soon as possible.

 

Following consideration by the Communities and Housing Advisory Board, the Cabinet Member for Housing resolved that:

                                    

(1)        the draft Housing Strategy 2022-2027 be approved for public consultation (as set out at Annex 1); and

 

(2)        that approval of the final consultation material be delegated to the Director of Planning, Housing and Environmental Health in liaison with the Cabinet Member for Housing.