Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
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147.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 93 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 28 January 2021, as a correct record.

 

Minutes:

Resolved:  That the Minutes of the Development Control Committee held on the 28 January 2021, be signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

148.

Declarations of Interest or Predetermination

Including any interests not already registered

Minutes:

Cllr Raikes declared for Minute 151 – 20/03245/FUL – Linwood, Main Road, Knockholt, Kent, TN14 7NT, Minute 152 – 20/03248/HOUSE – 47 Drive, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3AD, Minute 153 – 20/03286/FUL – Land South Of 19 Mount Close, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3EG and Minute 155 – 20/03106/HOUSE – 39 Cobden Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3UB that as a member of the Sevenoaks Town Council Planning Committee he had looked at the applications but would remain open minded. Furthermore, for Minute 152 - 20/03248/HOUSE – 47 Drive, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3AD, he declared he had chaired a committee relating to the local list but would remain open minded.

Cllr Reay declared for Minute 153 – 20/03286/FUL – Land South Of 19 Mount Close, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3UB that he had a close friend who lived near the application site, therefore he would not take part in the debate or vote thereon.

Cllr Pett declared for Minute 154 – 20/03257/HOUSE – 53 Capelands, New Ash Green, Kent, DA3 8LQ that he had called the item to the Committee and would speak as the local ward councillor, therefore would not take part in the debate or vote thereon.

149.

Declarations of Lobbying

Minutes:

All Councillors present declared that they had been lobbied in respect of Minute 155 – 20/03106/HOUSE – 39 Cobden Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3UB.

In addition, Councillor Raikes declared that he had been lobbied in respect of Minute 152 – 20/03248/HOUSE – 47 Drive, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3AD.  

CHANGE IN ORDER OF AGENDA ITEMS

With the agreement of the Committee, the Chairman brought forward consideration of the Tree Preservation Order.

150.

Objection to Tree Preservation Order (TPO) 6 of 2020 - Situated within the front garden of 5a Holly Bush Lane, Sevenoaks, Kent pdf icon PDF 225 KB

Minutes:

The Assistant Aboricultural Officer brought Members’ attention to the main agenda papers. TPO 6 of 2020 had been served to protect a mature pine tree. An objection was received on the grounds that the pine tree may cause structural damage to the property in the future, interference with telephone wires attached to the property and was unsuitable for its location.

In response to the objections, the Assistant Aboricultural Officer advised that though there was evidence of damage to the driveway, there was no evidence that there was damage to the property itself. There were many mature trees located outside properties within the district where structural damage had not occurred. Furthermore, sensible pruning works could be carried out to branches preventing damage to wires. If the tree were to be removed in future and was not protected by the TPO, the tree owners would not be obliged to carry out replacement planting.

Resolved:  That TPO 6 of 2020 be confirmed without amendment.

RESERVED PLANNING APPLICATIONS

The Committee considered the following planning applications:

151.

20/03245/FUL - Linwood, Main Road, Knockholt, Kent, TN14 7NT pdf icon PDF 605 KB

Demolition of existing buildings and erection of replacement dwelling.

Minutes:

The proposal sought planning permission for the demolition of existing buildings and erection of replacement dwelling. The application had been referred to the Development Control Committee by Councillor Grint on the grounds that was an inappropriate development in the Green Belt.

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

The Committee was addressed by the following speakers:

Against the Application:

-

For the Application:

Joe Alderman

Parish Representative:

Parish Cllr Radford

Local Members:

Cllr Grint

Members asked questions of clarification from the officer.

It was moved by the Chairman that the recommendations within the report with an additional condition removing permitted development rights to the site, be agreed.

Members discussed the application and considered how the removal of permitted development rights could control further development of the site which had only been permitted under very special circumstances.

The motion was put to the vote and it was

Resolved:  That planning permission be granted subject to the removal of permitted development rights on the site and 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: PD-10 and PD-11.  

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

3)    Before the commencement of the development hereby approved a phase 1 (desk top) contaminated land study shall be undertaken to establish the potential presence of soil contamination. If the Phase 1 study indicated that further investigation is necessary, then a Phase 2 contaminated land investigation including a remediation methodology (if necessary) shall be undertaken and submitted to the local planning authority for approval in writing. The investigation and risk assessment must be undertaken by suitably qualified and accredited persons. The details shall be implemented as approved. If during any works contamination is encountered which has not previously been identified, then the additional contamination shall be fully assessed and an appropriate remediation scheme agreed with the local planning authority. Following completion of measures identified in any approved remediation scheme, a verification report that demonstrates the effectiveness of the remediation carried out must be prepared by suitably qualified and accredited persons and submitted to the local planning authority for written approval.

To protect the health of future occupiers of the site from any possible effects of contaminated land, in accordance with policy EN2 of the Council's Allocations and Development Management Plan

4)    From the commencement of works (including site clearance), all precautionary mitigation measures for ancient woodland and protected species will be carried out in accordance with the details contained in sections 9.2 through to 9.11 of the Ecological Impact Assessment (Native Ecology July 2020).

In the interests of protecting the adjacent ancient woodland and protected species as supported by policy SP11 of the Sevenoaks District Core Strategy.

5)    Within six months of works  ...  view the full minutes text for item 151.

152.

20/03248/HOUSE - 47 Drive, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3AD pdf icon PDF 929 KB

Alteration to porch. Erection of a rear double storey. Alterations to fenestration.

Minutes:

The proposal sought planning permission for the alteration to the porch, erection of a rear double storey and alterations to fenestration. The application had been referred to the Development Control Committee by Councillor Fleming to protect the residential amenity of the current and future residents of 47 The Drive and that of the neighbouring property.

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

The Committee was addressed by the following speakers:

Against the Application:

Anthony Brougham

For the Application:

Carmen Austin

Parish Representative:

Town Cllr Bonin

Local Members:

Cllr Fleming

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

Members discussed the application.

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 following approved plans and details: Application form, 2020 Rev E, 1020 Rev D, 2010 Rev D, 1010 Rev D, 401 Rev A, 402 Rev A, 701, 702.

To ensure that the appearance of the development is in harmony with the existing character of the property, 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: 2020 Rev E, 1020 Rev D, 2010 Rev D, 1010 Rev D, 401 Rev A, 402 Rev A, 701, 702, 104 Rev C, 301 Rev A, 190320-SURV-06.

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

4)    The proposed new window to the south west facing elevation, located at first floor level which is shown to be obscure-glazed and non-openable up to a height of 1.7 metres on drawing number 2020 Rev E, shall remain obscure-glazed and non-openable up to a height of 1.7 metres above the internal finished floor level and maintained as such thereafter.

To protect neighbouring amenity in accordance with Policy EN2 of the Sevenoaks Allocations and Development Management Plan.

5)    Prior to the installation of the new proposed windows along the rear elevation at first floor level, further details as to the glazing shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The development shall be implemented in accordance with the approved details.

To preserve and protect the integrity of the non-designated heritage asset in accordance with Policy EN4 of the Sevenoaks Allocations and Development Management Plan.

153.

20/03286/FUL - Land South Of 19 Mount Close, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3EG pdf icon PDF 933 KB

Erection of a new dwelling.

Minutes:

The proposal sought planning permission for the erection of a new dwelling. The application had been referred to Development Control Committee by Councillor Canet on the grounds that the proposal would be an overdevelopment of the site, overlook the neighbours and there was inadequate parking space.

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

The Committee was addressed by the following speakers:

Against the Application:

-

For the Application:

-

Parish Representative:

Town Cllr Dr Canet

Local Members:

-

Members asked questions of clarification from the officer.

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

Members discussed the application.

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 external surfaces of the dwelling hereby permitted shall be implemented in accordance with the materials outlined in the approved plan 1091/03 Rev B Proposed Plans and Elevations and the materials outlined on the Application Form for the development.

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.

3)    The hard and soft landscaping hereby approved, including the proposed boundary treatments, shall be implemented prior to first occupation of the dwelling, in accordance with the approved Landscaping Plan and Site Section 1091/04.

All landscaping in accordance with the approved scheme shall be completed / planted during the first planting season following practical completion of the development hereby approved. If any planting is removed, dies, become severely damaged or diseased within five years of completion of the development, the planting shall be replaced with the same species or an approved alternative to the satisfaction of the Local Planning Authority within the next planting season. The development shall be carried out strictly in accordance with the details so approved and shall be maintained as such thereafter.

Pursuant to Section 197 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and to preserve the appearance and character of the site and locality in accordance with Policy EN1 of the Sevenoaks Allocations and Development Management Plan.

4)    No development shall take place until details of a scheme to demonstrate that the internal noise levels within the residential unit would conform to Table 4: Indoor Ambient Noise Levels for Dwellings identified in BS 8233:2014, Guidance on Sound Insulation and Noise Reduction for Buildings, shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. LAmax,F during the period 2300 to 0700 should not exceed 45dBA. Work specified in the approved scheme shall then be carried out in accordance with the approved details prior to occupation  ...  view the full minutes text for item 153.

154.

20/03257/HOUSE - 52 Capelands, New Ash Green, Kent DA3 8LQ pdf icon PDF 761 KB

Proposed two storey side extension. Alteration to fenestration.

Minutes:

The proposal sought planning permission for a storey side extension and alteration to fenestration. The application had been referred to Development Control Committee by Councillor Pett on the grounds of loss of visual amenity, specifically that the “slot” created at first floor level would be incongruous and at variance with other approved alterations to the same design of house elsewhere in the estate.

Members’ attention was brought to the main agenda papers.

The Committee was addressed by the following speakers:

Against the Application:

Roxana Brammer

For the Application:

-

Parish Representative:

Parish Cllr Mark Manley

Local Members:

Cllr Pett

Members asked questions of clarification from the speakers and officer.

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

Members discussed the application.

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 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: PL-1675

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

(Having spoke against the application as a registered speaker, Councillor Pett left the room during consideration of this item and did not take part in the debate or voting thereon).

155.

20/03106/HOUSE - 39 Cobden Road, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3UB pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Loft conversion with rear dormer and front velux windows.

Minutes:

The proposal sought planning permission for a loft conversation with rear dormer and front velux windows. The application had been referred to the Development Control Committee by Councillor Clayton on the grounds of loss of privacy, overshadowing and general dominance.

Members’ attention was brought to the main agenda papers.

The Committee was addressed by the following speakers:

Against the Application:

Simon Aguss

For the Application:

Heidi Mangold

Parish Representative:

Town Cllr Morris-Brown

Local Members:

Cllr Clayton

Members asked questions of clarification from the speakers and officer.

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

Members discussed the application.

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: RA1461/REV A/01 and Location Plan.

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

3)    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 area as supported by Policy EN1 of the Sevenoaks Allocations and Development Management Plan.

 

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