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70.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 80 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 14 March 2019, as a correct record.

 

Minutes:

Resolved: That the Minutes of the Development Control Committee held on 14 March 2019 be approved and signed as a correct record.

71.

Declarations of Interest or Predetermination

Including any interests not already registered

Minutes:

Councillor Raikes declared that for Minute 73 – 18/03443/FUL – Site of 166 High Street, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1XE he had previously considered matters when discussed by Sevenoaks Town Council, but that he remained open minded.

72.

Declarations of Lobbying

Minutes:

Councillor Raikes declared that he had been lobbied for Minute 73 - 18/03443/FUL – Site of 166 High Street, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1XE.

Reserved Planning Applications

The Committee considered the following applications:

73.

18-03443-FUL - Site Of 166 High Street, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1XE pdf icon PDF 990 KB

Minutes:

The proposal sought permission for a temporary three-year use as a day time car park.

 

The application had been referred to the Development Control Committee by Councillor Fleming due to concerns upon the impact of the development in terms of highway safety, neighbouring amenity and inappropriate land use of the site.

 

Members’ attention was brought to the main agenda papers and late observation sheet.

 

The Committee was addressed by the following speakers:

 

Against the Application:   Mark Edwards

For the Application:          Steve Hiscox

Parish Representatives:    -

Local Member:                 Councillor Fleming

 

Members asked questions of clarification from speakers and Officers. Members asked whether the land owners envisaged the car park to be a long or short stay. The Senior Planner advised that this would be confirmed in the Parking Management Strategy. The agent for this applicant advised that it made provision for long stay usage with some short term parking as well.

 

In response to questions, the Kent County Council Principal Transportation and Development Planner advised Members that the car park would attract cars already in town trying to reach other car parks such as Bligh’s Meadow or Marks & Spencer’s, and Kent County Council considered the impact on the road network to not be classed as severe.

 

It was moved by the Chairman and duly seconded that the recommendation within the report and late observations be agreed.

 

Members debated the application. It was considered that, unlike the Council’s application had failed to sufficiently to justify the need for additional car parking spaces or for the impact the site would have on the road network. It was noted that the applicant’s assessment showed that there was already spare capacity at the station’s car parks of around 10%. The assessments which were carried out were also premature as the Sevenoaks Town Car Park was due to open shortly, which would change the position again.

 

Concern was raised that the ‘keep clear’ signage was not enforceable, the road could become a spot for potential accidents.

 

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

 

It was moved by the Councillor Williamson that planning permission be refused on the grounds that the applicant promoted unsustainable means of transport, no overriding need for the development had been given, no evidence of shortfall of provision and would result in increased traffic and unsafe traffic movements.

 

Members indicated that although Kent County Council had not objected to the application, the significant evidence from local knowledge indicated that the application would cause significant and severe impact to highways safety. Members indicated that previous concerns about the site promoting unsustainable transport persisted. Any temporary benefits of the site would be outweighed.

 

The motion was put to the vote and it was

Resolved:  That planning permission be refused on the grounds that the use of the land for a temporary long stay car park would be contrary to the provisions of the National Planning Policy Framework, policy SP2 of the Sevenoaks Core Strategy and Policies SC1  ...  view the full minutes text for item 73.

74.

18/03520/FUL - Land To The East Of The Cottage, Badgers Road, Badgers Mount, Kent TN14 7AY pdf icon PDF 894 KB

Minutes:

The proposal sought permission for erection of a single storey three bedroom dwelling with sedum green roof incorporating excavation of land along with secure bin, cycle storage, landscaping and vehicle parking.

 

The application had been referred to the Development Control Committee by Councillor Grint because of the impact on the character of the area (policies EN1 and EN5), the impact on the Green Belt and the impact on Badgers Road, which is a Public Right of Way Byway.

 

Members’ attention was brought to the main agenda papers and late observation sheet.

 

The Committee was addressed by the following speakers:

 

Against the Application:   Alison Chase

For the Application:         Peter Hadley

Parish Representatives:    Gordon Plum

Local Member:                 Councillor Grint

 

Members asked questions of clarification from Officers.

 

It was moved by the Chairman and duly seconded that the recommendation within the report be agreed.

 

Members debated the application and discussed the impact of the design and demolition of the large summerhouse on the Green Belt, the amenity space and the impact on the public right of way during development.

 

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 details of the materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the new dwelling 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.

To ensure that the appearance of the development is in harmony with the existing character of the area as supported by Policy EN1 and EN5 of the Sevenoaks Allocations and Development Management Plan and the NPPF.

3)       Prior to the commencement of the development hereby permitted, details of the plant species, size and their frequency within the proposed green roof and a maintenance plan for the green roof shall be submitted to an approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.

To ensure the proposal responds to the character of the area, consistent with Policy EN1 and EN5 of the Sevenoaks Allocations and Development Management Plan and the NPPF.

4)       No development shall take place until full details of both hard and soft landscape proposals, including a schedule of landscape maintenance for a minimum period of 5 years, have been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The approved landscape scheme (with the exception of planting, seeding and turfing) shall be implemented prior to the occupation of the development hereby approved and thereafter retained.

To ensure the provision, establishment and maintenance of an appropriate landscape scheme in the interests of the visual amenities of the locality in accordance with  ...  view the full minutes text for item 74.

75.

WITHDRAWN - 18-01347-DETAIL - Fairlight, Badgers Road, Badgers Mount, Kent TN14 7AZ pdf icon PDF 1 MB

This planning application has been withdrawn by the Applicant and will not be considered.

Minutes:

The application had been withdrawn by the applicant.

 

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