Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

Election of Vice Chairman

The Chairman took nominations for a Vice Chairman for the Development Control Committee meeting on 2 July 2020.

 

Resolved: That Cllr Hunter be appointed Vice Chairman of the meeting.

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 125 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 11 June 2020, as a correct record.

 

Minutes:

Resolved: That the Minutes of the Development Control Committee held on 11 June 2020, be signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

81.

Declarations of Interest or Predetermination

Including any interests not already registered

Minutes:

Councillor Cole declared that for Minute 85 - 20/00922/HOUSE Halehurst, Fawkham Green Road, Fawkham Kent DA3 8NW, he had a friendship with one of the neighbours but the application had not been discussed and remained open minded.

 

Councillor McGarvey declared that for Minute 83 – 20/00329/FUL Mills Family Ltd, Axel House, 3 London Road, Farningham, Kent DA4 0JP, he had been involved with discussions and would therefore speak as the local Member but would not take part in the debate or voting thereon.

82.

Declarations of Lobbying

Minutes:

There were none.

RESERVED PLANNING APPLICATIONS

The Committee considered the following planning applications:

83.

20/00329/FUL - Mills Family Ltd, Axel House, 3 London Road Farningham KENT DA4 0JP pdf icon PDF 759 KB

Change of use from former telephone exchange B1 to place of worship D1.

Minutes:

The proposal sought planning permission for the change of use from former telephone exchange B1 to place of worship D1.The application had been referred to Committee by Councillor McGarvey for reasons including: adverse impact on neighbours in a residential area; the lack of benefit to the existing community; insufficient parking provision; flawed marketing for continued office use; and unproven need.

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

The Committee was addressed by the following speakers:

Against the Application:

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For the Application:

Bob McQullian

Parish Representatives:

Cllr McGarvey

Local Member:

Cllr McGarvey

Members asked questions of clarification from the speakers and officers. Members were advised that there were conditions on the application to restrict amplified noise. It was confirmed that by the Case Officer that currently the building has unrestricted use as an office and it could be turned into a residential building. If usage of the building were to increase a variation of condition would need to be applied for.

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

Members discussed the application and considered that noise could have an impact but that there were conditions in place to preserve the amenity of nearby residents. Parking was also discussed but it was noted by Members that Kent County Council had not raised any objections.

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 development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans and details: Location Plan; 679-02/A, 679-03.

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

3)    The building shall be used only as a place of worship and shall not be used for any other use falling within the D1 use class of the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (as amended).

To preserve the amenities of nearby residents and to protect highway safety, to comply with policies EN1, EN7 and T2 of the ADMP.

4)    No more than 25 people shall attend the building at any one time.

To preserve the amenities of nearby residents and to protect highway safety, to comply with policies EN1, EN7 and T2 of the ADMP.

5)    The building shall only be used for services carried out between the hours of 07:00 and 08:30 on Sundays and 18:15 and 20:15 on Mondays. There shall be no use of the building prior to 06:45 on Sundays and after 20:30 on Mondays or at any other times.

To preserve the amenities of nearby residents and to comply with policies EN2 and EN7 of the ADMP.

6)    There shall be no amplified sound or amplified music generated at the site at any  ...  view the full minutes text for item 83.

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20/00266/FUL - Land To The East Of The Cottage, Badgers Road, Badgers Mount KENT TN14 7AY pdf icon PDF 685 KB

Erection of single storey detached 4 bedroom dwelling with basement, sedum green roof incorporating excavation of land along with secure bin, cycle storage and bio solar panels, landscaping and vehicle parking.

Minutes:

The proposal sought planning permission for the erection of single storey detached 4 bedroom dwelling with basement, sedum green roof incorporating excavation of land along with secure bin, cycle storage and bio solar panels, landscaping and vehicle parking. The application had been referred to the Development Control Committee byCouncillor Grint because of the unacceptable impact upon neighbouring amenity.

Members’ attention was brought to the main agenda papers.

The Committee was addressed by the following speakers:

Against the Application:

Alison Chase 

For the Application:

Pete Hadley

Parish Representatives:

Gordon Plumb 

Local Member:

Cllr Grint

Members asked questions of clarification of the officers. It was confirmed that a construction management strategy was required to be submitted to the Council before work could start, and that any development could only take place within the application site itself. Building Control legislation would also apply to relevant works.

It was moved and duly seconded that the recommendations within the report be agreed.

Members discussed the application 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 above the damp proof course of the hereby approved dwelling 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)    No development shall be carried out above the damp proof course of the hereby approved dwelling until 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 be carried out above the damp proof course of the hereby approved dwelling 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 proposed parking area will comprise of a porous material. 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  ...  view the full minutes text for item 84.

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20/00922/HOUSE - Halehurst, Fawkham Green Road, Fawkham KENT DA3 8NW pdf icon PDF 631 KB

Loft conversion with two front dormer and one rear dormer.

Minutes:

The proposal sought planning permission for a Loft conversion with two front dormer and one rear dormer.  The application had been referred to the Development Control Committee by Councillor Fothergill and Councillor Parkinon the basis that the proposed dormers would have a detrimental impact on the street scene and wider street scene, a detrimental impact to the character of the area and openness of the Green Belt and the rear dormer would create a loss of privacy and amenity to neighbouring properties 8, 9 and 10 Small Grains, all of which would fail to comply with Policy EN1 Design Principles and EN2 Amenity Protection.

Members’ attention was brought to the main agenda papers.

The Committee was addressed by the following speakers:

Against the Application:

-

For the Application:

-

Parish Representatives:

-

Local Member:

Cllr Parkin

Members asked questions of clarification from the officers. It was confirmed that the immediate neighbours to the application site both had dormer windows. A 60m distancewas measured from the rear boundary of the application site to the boundary line of the neighbouring properties 8, 9 and 10 Small Grains.

It was moved and duly seconded that the recommendations within the report, be agreed.

Members discussed the application, 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 external surfaces of the development hereby permitted shall match those used on the existing building.

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

3)    The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans and details: 1665 01 (site plan), 03, 04 and 05.

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

 

 

 

 

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