Agenda and minutes

Development Control Committee
Thursday, 26th January, 2017 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Argyle Road, Sevenoaks. View directions

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Items
No. Item

63.

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To approve the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 5 January 2017, as a correct record.

 

Minutes:

Resolved: That the minutes of the Development Control Committee held on 5 January 2017 be approved and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

64.

Declarations of Interest or Predetermination

Including any interests not already registered

Minutes:

There were none.

65.

Declarations of Lobbying

Minutes:

Councillors Bosley, Clark, Edwards-Winser, Mrs. Hunter, Kitchener, Layland, Purves and Williamson declared that they had been lobbied in respect of Minute 66- SE/16/03186/FUL – Watercrofts Wood, Old London Road, Badgers Mount, Kent.

Reserved Planning Applications

The Committee considered the following planning applications:

66.

SE/16/03186/FUL - Watercrofts Wood, Old London Road, Badgers Mount, Kent pdf icon PDF 374 KB

Proposed chapel, maintenance store, access, car parking and associated landscaping.

Minutes:

The proposal sought permission for a chapel, maintenance store, access, car parking and associated landscaping. The application had been referred to the Committee by Councillor Grint on the grounds that the proposals are considered to have a greater impact on the openness of the Green Belt than the approved scheme.

Members’ attention was brought to the main agenda papers and the late observation sheet, which did not amend the recommendation.  Members were advised that for completeness the Council had also notified Badgers Mount Parish Council and their response sought landscaping enhancements. The Committee was addressed by the following speakers:

 

Against the Application:   -

For the Application:                  Emma Gregson

Parish Representative:     Parish Councillor Karen Grosvenor  

Local Member:                 Councillor Grint.

 

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

 

It was moved by the Chairman and duly seconded that the recommendations in the report to grant planning permission, be agreed.

 

Members discussed the reduction of the roof height, hardstanding and the number of trees that would be removed in comparison to the previously granted planning permission and whether there would be a detrimental impact to the green belt.  It was noted that there would be a grass roof and condition 3 specified that that the details of the materials needed to be submitted and agreed by the Council. Members discussed the proposed location of the car park and noted that it was further away from the woodland.

 

The motion to grant planning permission 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)   The permission hereby granted shall only be exercised in conjunction with the permission for use of the land as a cemetery in accordance with SE/93/01575/FUL as amplified by SE/08/02894/LDCEX.

This permission is granted specifically in relation to the special circumstances surrounding the use of the site in this Green Belt location as supported by Government advice in the form of the National Planning Policy Framework.

3)   No development shall be carried out on the land until full details of the materials, including the colour of any render finish, type of stone and any timber boarding, to be used in the construction of the external surface of the chapel hereby permitted have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Council. The development shall be carried out using the approved materials. The maintenance building shall not be constructed other than in accordance with the details indicated on drawing 3917_PL_07.

To ensure that the appearance of the development is in harmony with the existing character of the area as supported by Policy EN1 of the Sevenoaks Allocations and Development Management Plan. The Local Planning Authority is satisfied that it is fundamental to the development permitted to address this issue before development commences and that without  ...  view the full minutes text for item 66.

67.

SE/16/03310/HOUSE - St Thomas, Old London Road, Knockholt TN14 7LU pdf icon PDF 961 KB

Demolition of garage and erection of a first floor rear extension. Alterations to front fenestration. Demolish part of the single storey lobby.

Minutes:

The proposal sought planning permission for the demolition of garage and erection of a first floor rear extension. Alterations to front fenestration. Demolish part of the single storey lobby. The application had been referred to the Committee by Councillor Grint as the percentage increase was way above the 50% increase allowed in the Green Belt.

 

The Committee was addressed by the following speaker:

 

Against the Application:   -

For the Application:                  -

Parish Representative:     -

Local Member:                 Cllr. Grint

 

Members asked questions of clarification from the Officer. The Case Officer advised that in regards to the very special circumstances these amounted to the loss of the size of the footprint and the view on the street scene.

 

The Chairman moved and it was duly seconded that the recommendation in the agenda be agreed.

 

Members discussed the appearance and the perceived bulk of the development. Although the development was already over the guidance of 50% the impact would be less.

 

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)     The materials to be used in the construction of the development shall be those indicated on the approved application form.

To ensure that the appearance of the development enhances the character and appearance of the area as supported by Policy EN1 of the Sevenoaks Allocations and Development Management Plan.

 

3)     Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (or any Order amending, revoking and re-enacting that Order) no enlargement, improvement or other alteration permitted by Class A, B, C, D, and E of Part 1 of Schedule 2 of the 2015 Order (as amended), shall be carried out or made to the dwelling without the grant of a further planning permission by the local planning authority.

To prevent inappropriate development in the Green Belt as supported by GB1 of the Sevenoaks Allocations and Development Management Plan.

4)     Prior to the commencement of development all outbuildings, including the rear half of the lobby and garage as detailed on drawing 2016/104, within the curtilage of the dwelling house shall be demolished, and all resultant materials shall be removed from the land.

 

To prevent inappropriate development in the Green Belt as supported by GB1 of the Sevenoaks Allocations and Development Management Plan.

 

5)     The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans: 2016/104, Existing Garage, Side Elevations date stamped 28/10/2016.

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

 

 

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