Agenda and draft minutes

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35.

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To approve the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 17 October 2019, as a correct record.

 

Minutes:

Resolved: That the Minutes of the Development Control Committee held on 17 October 2019 be signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

36.

Declarations of Interest or Predetermination

Including any interests not already registered

Minutes:

Councillor Hudson declared that for Minute 39 – 19/02500/HOUSE 1 Squires Field, Hextable BR8 7QY she had previously considered the matter when it was discussed by Hextable Parish Council, but she remained open minded.

37.

Declarations of Lobbying

Minutes:

Councillors Brown, Cheeseman, Perry Cole, Coleman, P. Darrington, Hogarth, Hudson, Layland, McGarvey, Pett, Purves, Raikes, Reay, Roy and Williamson declared that they had been lobbied in respect of Minute 38 - 4.2 19/02078/HOUSE 7 High Street, Shoreham, Kent TN14 7TB.

 

Councillors Hunter and Reay declared that they had been lobbied in respect of Minute 41 – 19/02020/FUL Outbuilding south of Godden Green House, Park Lane, Godden Green, Sevenoaks TN15 0JS.

 

 

Reserved Planning Applications

The Committee considered the following planning applications:

38.

19/02078/HOUSE - 7 High Street, Shoreham, Kent TN14 7TB pdf icon PDF 788 KB

Proposed demolition existing garage, proposed ground floor rear extension with rooflight, proposed ground and first floor side extension, proposed new roof, new dormer at the rear along with increase of size and shape of dormers, rooflight at front and new steps of the front of the dwelling.

Minutes:

The proposal sought planning permission for proposed demolition to existing garage, proposed ground floor rear extension with rooflight, proposed ground and first floor side extension, proposed new roof, new dormer at the rear along with increase of size and shape of dormers, rooflight at front and new steps of the front of the dwelling.  The application had been referred to Development Control Committee as the applicant was relate to a member of staff.

 

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

 

The Committee was addressed by the following speakers:

 

Against the Application:   John Saynor

For the Application:          Jason Borrows

Parish Representative:      Parish Cllr Richard Boyle

Local Member:                 -

         

Members asked questions of clarification from the officers, including clarification of the relevance of the previous planning history and the choice of cladding materials.

 

Members moved into debate and discussed the application, in particular the choice of cladding materials and their suitability for the area.  Some concern was expressed and the size and bulk.  The Chairman advised Members that they could only consider the application before them, and that it was possible to condition materials.

 

It was moved by the Chairman and duly seconded that the recommendations within the report, be agreed subject to delegated authority being granted to the Chief Planning and Regulatory Services to draft an additional condition 4 on use of cladding materials following consultation with the local members with no material changes to what was already proposed.

 

It was put to the vote and

 

      Resolved: That planning permission be granted subject

a) 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 upper floor bathroom window shown on the south side elevation facing number 5 High Street, hereby permitted, shall be obscure glazed to a minimum level 3 and non-opening below 1.7m above the finished floor level.

    In order to preserve neighbouring privacy as supported by Policy EN2 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: SP1242-19-PL02 REV A; Revised Design & Access Statement received 12/08/19

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

b)   delegated authority being granted to the Chief Planning and Regulatory Services to draft an additional condition 4 on use of cladding materials following consultation with the local members.

39.

19/02500/HOUSE - 1 Squires Field, Hextable, KENT BR8 7QY pdf icon PDF 913 KB

Erection of single storey side extension with barn hip and small gabled roof to accommodate a garage; replacement of existing part-pitched and flat roof over existing side extension with barn hip and small gabled roof to match the proposed.

Minutes:

The proposal sought planning permission for the erection of single storey side extension with barn hip and small gabled roof to accommodate a garage; replacement of existing part-pitched and flat roof over existing side extension with barn hip and small gabled roof to match the proposed.  The application had been referred to Development Control Committee by Councillor Kitchener who stated that the application would have a detrimental effect on the street scene.

 

Members’ attention was brought to the main agenda papers.

 

The Committee was addressed by the following speakers:

 

Against the Application:   Christine Proudlove

For the Application:          Guy Brown

Parish Representative:      -

Local Member:                 Cllr Kitchener

         

Members asked questions of clarification from the speakers and officers including removing permitted development rights and preventing the use of the garage as habitable space.

 

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

 

The motion was put to the vote and it was lost.

 

Councillor Hudson moved and it was duly seconded that the application be refused on the grounds that it was detrimental to the street scene and contrary to EN1 by means of bulk, height, mass, scale and form.

 

The motion was put to the vote and it was

 

Resolved: The planning permission be refused on the grounds that the proposed development, by reason of its bulk, height, mass and form, would detract from the character of the area, contrary to policy EN1 of the Sevenoaks ADMP.

 

40.

19/01699/FUL - Chartwell House, Mapleton Road, Westerham Kent TN16 1PS pdf icon PDF 628 KB

Installation of sewage treatment plant. Acoustic Close Board Fence.

Minutes:

The proposal sought planning permission for the installation of a sewage treatment plant and an Acoustic Close Board Fence.  The application had been referred to Development Control Committee by Councillor Maskell on the grounds of harm to the Green Belt and noise disturbance to neighbouring dwellings, contrary to policy EN2.

 

Members’ attention was brought to the main agenda papers.

 

The Committee was addressed by the following speakers:

 

Against the Application:   -

For the Application:          Zoe Colbeck

Parish Representative:      Parish Cllr Helen Ogden

Local Member:                 Cllr Maskell

 

Members asked questions of clarification from the officers.

 

The Chairman moved that the recommendations within the report, be agreed.

 

Members discussed the application, in particular the siting of the plant and the efficacy of the acoustic fence.

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted subject the following conditions

 

1)     the development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans and details: 2283/311/LBP, 2283/311/1, 2283/311/100, hla 316 01/A, 10747-03-SHT03/A.

 

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

 

2)     the sewage treatment system shall only operate while the acoustic fencing is in place in full accordance with drawing 2283/311/100. If at any time the fencing is not in full accordance with that drawing, the use of the sewage treatment plant shall cease with immediate effect until such a time that the acoustic fencing is reinstated in full.

 

        To protect the amenities of the nearby residential properties, to comply with policy EN2 of the ADMP.

 

3)     within 3 months of the date of this permission, details shall be submitted to the local planning authority for approval of a scheme of landscaping to thicken and enhance the hedgerow existing to the south of the sewage treatment plant. The approved scheme shall be implemented in full in the first planting season following its approval.

 

        To provide visual screening to reduce visibility from the public right of way and wider views across the AONB, to comply with policies EN1 and EN5 of the ADMP.

 

4)     all planting or seeding approved shall be carried out in the first planting and seeding season following the approval of those details. Any trees or plants which, within a period of five years after planting, are removed, die or become seriously damaged or diseased in the opinion of the local planning authority , shall be replaced in the next available planting season with others of similar size, species and number, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the local planning authority.

 

        To provide visual screening to reduce visibility from the public right of way and wider views across the AONB, to comply with policies EN1 and EN5 of the ADMP.

 

5)     the acoustic fencing hereby approved shall be of timber construction and so maintained.

 

        To protect the character and appearance of the area and the landscape, and to preserve the setting of the heritage assets, to comply with EN1, EN4 and EN5 of the ADMP.

 

        Informative

 

1)     The granting of planning permission confers no other permission or consent  ...  view the full minutes text for item 40.

41.

19/02020/FUL - Outbuilding South of Godden Green House, Park Lane, Godden Green Sevenoaks Kent TN15 0JS pdf icon PDF 679 KB

Demolition of existing barn and erection of one 1-bed dwelling house.

Minutes:

The proposal sought planning permission for demolition of the existing barn and erection of a one 1-bed dwelling house.  The application had been referred to Development Control Committee on the grounds of harm to the landscape of the Area of Outstanding Natural beauty and the Green Belt.

 

Members’ attention was brought to the main agenda papers and late observation sheet.  The Planning Officer advised Members of an additional condition 11:

 

‘Prior to the installation of the glazing, full details of the type of glazing to be installed to prevent light spillage should be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details and once implemented the approved details shall thereafter be retained as approved’.

 

Reason: In the interests of the dark skies of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in accordance with policy EN5 of the Sevenoaks District Council Allocation and Development Management Plan.’

 

The Committee was addressed by the following speakers:

 

Against the Application:   -

For the Application:          Tom Cole

Parish Representative:      -

Local Member:                 Cllr Thornton

         

Members asked questions of clarification from the speakers and officers, including concern for driveway lighting and drainage, and light pollution in the AONB.

 

Members debated the application, in particular the design and character/modern appearance and whether it was in keeping with the surrounding area.

 

The Chairman moved that the recommendations within the report including the additional condition 11, be agreed subject to delegated authority being granted to the Chief Planning & Regulatory Officer to draft additional conditioning for external lighting details, glazing details (to prevent excessive light spillage from windows of new dwelling), ecology enhancements details and surface water drainage details for driveway and soakaways.

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted subject to

 

a)    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)  prior to reaching slab level details of the proposed external materials and green roof shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The development shall be constructed in accordance with the approved details.

 

    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) the development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans and details: PL100, EX099, PL202, PL101, PL201, PL200.

 

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

 

4) 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, D or E of Part 1 of Schedule 2 or Class A of part 2 of Schedule 2 of the 2015 Order (as amended), shall be carried out or made  ...  view the full minutes text for item 41.

42.

19/02304/HOUSE - Rushmore Lodge, Rushmore Hill, Knockholt KENT TN14 7NS pdf icon PDF 743 KB

Erection of a single storey rear extension.

Minutes:

The proposal sought planning permission for the erection of a single storey rear extension.  The application had been referred to Development Control Committee by Councillor Grint as the proposals constituted inappropriate development in the Green Belt.

 

Members’ attention was brought to the main agenda papers

 

The Committee was addressed by the following speakers:

 

Against the Application:   -

For the Application:          -

Parish Representative:      -

Local Member:                 Cllr Grint

         

Members asked questions of clarification from the speaker and officers.

 

Members debated the application, in particular the removal of permitted development rights.

 

The Chairman moved that the recommendations within the report, be agreed.

 

        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) notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (as amended) (or any Order revoking or re-enacting or amending those Orders with or without modification), planning permission shall be required in respect of development falling within Schedule 2, Part 1, Classes A,  B or E of that Order.

 

    In recognition of the very special circumstances of the case and to mitigate harm to the openness of the Green Belt as supported by the National Planning Policy Framework and policy GB1 of the Allocations and Development Management Plan.

 

3) the development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans and details: 0052.3 Rev A; application form dated 6/8/19

 

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

 

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