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31.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 56 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 27 September 2018, as a correct record.

 

Minutes:

Resolved: That the Minutes of the Development Control Committee held on 27 September 2018 be approved and signed as a correct record.

32.

Declarations of Interest or Predetermination

Including any interests not already registered

Minutes:

Councillor Raikes declared for Minute 35 – 18/00918/FUL – 43 Wickenden Road, Sevenoaks TN13 3PL that he had previously considered the matter when it was discussed by Sevenoaks Town Council, but that he remained open minded.

 

33.

Declarations of Lobbying

Minutes:

Councillor Purves declared that she had been lobbied in respect of Minute 35 – 18/00918/FUL – 43 Wickenden Road, Sevenoaks, TN13 3PL.

CHANGE IN ORDER OF AGENDA ITEMS

With the Committee’s agreement, the Chairman brought the Tree Preservation item forward for consideration.

Tree Preservation Orders

34.

Objection to Tree Preservation Order number 8 of 2018 - 9 Chine Farm Place, Main Road, Knockholt pdf icon PDF 172 KB

TPO 8 of 2018 has been served in response to a request from the tree owner that his Hornbeam tree be protected. According to the tree owner, the neighbours have carried out works to this tree without their consent. They are concerned that any further works would be detrimental to its health and appearance.

 

Minutes:

The Assistant Arboricultural Officer advised Members that the Tree Preservation Order had been issued in May 2018 after the Hornbeam tree had been pruned without the owner’s consent.

 

He informed Members that there had been two objections by residents near to the tree, which included claims the plans were inaccurate. The Assistant Arboricultural Officer advised Members that government guidelines explained that the plans only needed to be an indication of where a tree was and did not need to be completely accurate.

 

The motion was put to the vote and it was

 

Resolved: That TPO 8 of 2018 be confirmed without amendment

Reserved Planning Applications

The Committee considered the following planning applications:

35.

18/00918/FUL - 43 Wickenden Road, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3PL pdf icon PDF 837 KB

Demolition of existing garage and single storey lean/to side extension to facilitate the introduction of two bedroom linked two storey dwelling to north of 43 Wickenden Road with associated parking, bin and cycle storage, private rear garden and associated landscaping. Erection of single storey 3 metre rear extension to serve existing dwelling at No. 43.

Minutes:

The proposal sought planning permission for the demolition of existing garage and single storey lean to side extension to facilitate the introduction of two bedroom linked two storey dwelling to north of 43 Wickenden Road with associated parking, bin and cycle storage, private rear garden and associated landscaping. Erection of single storey 3-metre rear extension to serve existing dwelling at No. 43.

 

The application had been called to the Development Control Committee by Councillor Purves so Members could assess whether the application would negatively affect the street scene and lead to a loss of privacy to the neighbour.

 

Members’ attention was brought to the main agenda papers and the late observations which amended condition 4.

 

The Committee was addressed by the following speakers:

 

Against the Application:    Emma Legg

For the Application:          Neal Thompson

Parish Representatives:     Parish Cllr. Edward Waite

Local Member:                  -

 

Members asked questions of clarification from the speakers and officers. Officers confirmed they were not aware of any other side entrances, but many of the houses on Wickenden Road did comprise of extensions, some of which were separate dwellings.

 

It was moved by the Chairman and duly seconded that the recommendation within the agenda papers as amended by the late observations to grant planning permission be agreed.

 

Members discussed the application and considered the impact on the street scene and whether it would be out of character, whether the privacy for neighbours would be impacted and noted that the street scene of Wickenden Road had changed over the years.

 

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

3)   The first floor windows in the facing north elevation of new dwelling hereby permitted as shown on approved plan no. 540/A1/03 Rev.B shall be obscure glazed and non-opening unless the parts of the window which can be opened are more than 1.7 metres above the floor of the room and retained thereafter.

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

4)   Details of proposed boundary treatments shall be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority and implemented in accordance with the approved plan prior to the first occupation of the dwelling hereby permitted.

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

 5)  The off-street parking area as shown on  ...  view the full minutes text for item 35.

 

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