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77.

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To approve the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 22 February 2018, as a correct record.

 

Minutes:

Resolved:  That the minutes of the Development Control Committee held on 22 February 2018 be approved and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

78.

Declarations of Interest or Predetermination

Including any interests not already registered

Minutes:

Cllr Raikes declared for Minute 82 – 17/03697/FUL – 2A Bradbourne Road, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3PY and for Minute 83 – 17/03797/FUL – 31 Granville Road, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1EZ that he was a member of the Parish Council but would remain open minded.

 

Cllr Williamson declared for Minute 81-17/02067/FUL – Tri Officers Mess, 1-4 Armstrong Close, Halstead, Kent TN14 7BS that he lived opposite the site and therefore would not act as Chairman for the item and would leave the room for the discussion of the item.

 

79.

Declarations of Lobbying

Minutes:

Cllrs Brown, Clark, Hogg, Hunter, Raikes, Purves and Thornton declared that they had been lobbied in respect of Minute 82 – 2A Bradbourne Road, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3PY.

Unreserved Planning Applications

There was no public speaking against the following item and no Member reserved the item for debate. Therefore, in accordance with Part 7.3(e) of the constitution, the following matter was considered without debate:

 

 

80.

18/00053/LDCEX - 21 The Charne, Otford, Kent TN14 5LR pdf icon PDF 709 KB

Erection of dormer to rear and two roof lights on the front elevation to create a habitable room within the roof space

Minutes:

The proposal was for a lawful development certificate for the erection of dormer to rear and two roof lights on the front elevation to create a habitable room within the roof space. The application had been referred to the Development Control Committee as the applicant was related to a member of staff.

 

Resolved: That a lawful development certificate be granted for the following reason:

 

The proposal complied with all the requirements of Schedule 2, Part 1, Classes B and C of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) England) Order 2015 (as amended).

 

CHANGE IN ORDER OF AGENDA ITEMS

With the Committee’s agreement the Chairman brought forward consideration of agenda item 4.2.

Reserved Planning Applications

The Committee considered the following planning applications:

(COUNCILLOR THORNTON IN THE CHAIR)

 

81.

17/02067/FUL - Tri Officers Mess, 1 - 4 Armstrong Close, Halstead, Kent TN14 7BS pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Demolition of existing buildings and erection of 9 dwellings with associated parking.

Minutes:

The proposal was for the demolition of existing buildings and erection of 9 dwellings with associated parking. The application had been referred to the Committee by Cllr. Williamson to consider the impact of the bulk of the development on the openness of the Metropolitan Green Belt in accordance with Policy L08 of the Core Strategy and policy EN1 of Allocations and Development Management Plan (2015).

 

Members’ attention was brought to the main agenda papers and the late observation sheet, which included additional conditions.

 

The Committee was addressed by the following speakers:

 

Against the Application:    William Power

For the Application:          Mark Bridge

Parish Representative:      Parish Cllr. Brooker

Local Member:                 -

 

Members asked questions of clarification from the speakers and Officers. Members were advised that should permission be granted, a condition was included to require submission of a water impact study to ensure the development would benefit from an adequate water supply but this could not be conditioned to the properties that were already there, details of site levels and drainage were to be submitted before commencement, if approved.

 

It was moved by the Chairman and duly seconded that the recommendation in the report, as amended by the late observation sheet, to grant planning permission or to refuse permission in the absence of an appropriate Section 106 agreement, be agreed.

 

Members discussed the principle of residential development that had previously been established by the granting of the 2014 permission and noted that the bulk, impact, footprint, volume and hardstanding had all been reduced and that the conditions that could be applied would address many of the objections made. Some Members expressed concern at the circumstances for the water supply.

 

The motion to grant planning permission was put to the vote and it was

 

Resolved: That

 

a)    planning permission be granted subject to:

 

i)    the conditions set out below, subject to officers being authorised to make any appropriate amendments arising following negotiations and/ or in the light of legal advice.

 

ii)   A satisfactory legal agreement made under section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) and any other appropriate legislation being completed no later than 12 April 2018 (PROVIDED THAT if officers are satisfied that the applicant has agreed in writing to the extension of the statutory period for determination, officers are authorised to agree to the extension of the time for completion of the legal agreement and the issue of the decision notice).

 

iii)  The S106 legal agreement shall include the following requirements:

 

·      Provision of on site affordable housing.

 

Conditions

 

1)   The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of 3 years from the date of this permission.

In pursuance of section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

2)   The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans: 15407-BT6, S201/A, P201/G, P202/F, P210/B, P211/C, P212/A, P213/D.

For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.

3)   No development shall be carried out on the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 81.

(COUNCILLOR WILLIAMSON IN THE CHAIR)

82.

17/03697/FUL - 2A Bradbourne Road, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3PY pdf icon PDF 947 KB

2A Bradbourne Road, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3PY 

Minutes:

The proposal was for the change of use from office (B1) to an Early Years Education Centre (D1). The application was referred to Development Control Committee by Councillor Fleming on the grounds of lack of parking and traffic issues.

 

Members’ attention was brought to the main agenda papers and the late observations sheet which did not amend the recommendation.

 

Members noted Cllr. Fleming’s apologies. The Committee was address by the following speakers:

 

Against the Application:   -

For the Application:          Elizabeth Williams

Parish Representative:      -

Local Member:                 Cllr. Clack

 

Members’ asked questions of clarification from the speakers and Officers.

 

It was moved by the Chairman and duly seconded that the motion to grant planning permission be agreed.

 

Members discussed the availability of parking in the area and noted that no objection had been made by KCC Highways.

 

The motion was put the vote and it was

 

Resolved: that that planning permission be granted subject to the following conditions:

 

1)    The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

In pursuance of section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

2)    The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans: Existing and Proposed plan date stamped 15012.2018

For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.

3)    The use hereby permitted shall not operate other than between the hours of 9:30 to 16:30 Mondays to Fridays (inclusive) and shall not operate at all on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank or National Holidays.

To safeguard the residential amenity of neighbouring occupiers in accordance with Policy EN2 of the Sevenoaks Allocations and Development Management Plan and to ensure there is adequate provision for parking in accordance with Policy EN1 of the Allocations and Development Management Plan.

4)    The number of children attending the use hereby permitted shall not exceed 15 at any one time.

As per Highways request, to safeguard the residential amenity of neighbouring occupiers in accordance with Policy EN2 of the Sevenoaks Allocations and Development Management Plan and to ensure there is adequate provision for parking in accordance with Policy EN1 of the Allocations and Development Management Plan.

5)    Despite the provisions of the General Permitted Development Order 2015 (as amended) or any Order which replaces this, the use hereby permitted shall only be used for no other purpose other than Class D1 of the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes Order) 1987 (as amended).

To safeguard the amenities of neighbouring residents as supported by Policy EN2 of the Sevenoaks Allocations and Development Management Plan.

 

83.

17/03797/FUL - 31 Granville Road, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1EZ pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Erection of a 7 unit apartment block, with associated landscaping, external amenity space and parking facilities (comprising one private parking space per unit plus two visitor spaces) to the rear of the existing property at 31 Granville Road.

Minutes:

The application sought permission for the erection of a 7 unit apartment block, with associated landscaping, external amenity space and parking facilities (comprising one private parking space per unit plus two visitor spaces) to the rear of the existing property at 31 Granville Road. The application was referred to Development Control Committee by Councillor Fleming on the grounds that it would have a detrimental impact on the Conservation area and the setting of the locally Listed Building (31 Granville Road).

 

Members’ attention was brought to the main agenda papers.

 

The Committee was addressed by the following speakers:

 

Against the Application:   Max Buttinger

For the Application:          James Waterhouse

Parish Representative:      -

Local Member:                 Cllr. Clack on behalf of Cllr. Fleming

 

Members asked questions of clarification from the Officers. Members were advised that there was a condition for additional screening and the application differed from the previous application by it being smaller in units, and better landscaping with no loss of protected trees.

 

It was moved by the Chairman and duly seconded that the recommendation to grant planning permission be agreed.

 

Members discussed the application and noted that no objection had been made by the Conservation Officer and discussed whether the application would conserve or enhance the conservation area and the locally listed building.

 

The motion was put to the vote and it was

 

Resolved:  That planning permission be granted subject to the following conditions:

 

1)     The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

In pursuance of section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

2)     No development shall be carried out on the land until samples of the materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the building and access driveway/ parking area hereby permitted have been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The development shall be carried out using the approved materials.  The local planning authority is satisfied that it is fundamental to the development permitted to address this issue before development commences and that without this safeguard planning permission should not be granted.

To ensure that the appearance of the development enhances the character and appearance of the Conservation Area as supported by Policy EN4 of the Sevenoaks Allocations and Development Management Plan.

3)     Prior to the commencement of works, details of the proposed boundary treatments shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The approved details shall be installed prior to the first residential occupation of the hereby approved flats.

To ensure that the appearance of the development enhances the character and appearance of the Conservation Area as supported by Policy EN4 of the Sevenoaks Allocations and Development Management Plan.

4)     Prior to the commencement of works, a drainage scheme shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority, and include details of a method to prevent water run-off onto the highway. The approved details shall be  ...  view the full minutes text for item 83.

 

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