Agenda and minutes
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To approve the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 28 April 2022, as a correct record.
Resolved: That the minutes of the meeting held on 28 April be signed and approved by the Chairman as a correct record.
Declarations of Interest or Predetermination
Including any interests not already registered
Cllr Osborne- Jackson declared that in respect of minute 96 - 21/01708/HOUSE - Peelers, Long Barn Road, Sevenoaks Weald KENT TN14 6NJ - he knew the applicants personally but would keep an open- mind.
Declarations of Lobbying
All members declared that they had been lobbied in respect of minute 96 - 21/01708/HOUSE - Peelers, Long Barn Road, Sevenoaks Weald KENT TN14 6NJ.
21/01708/HOUSE - Peelers, Long Barn Road, Sevenoaks Weald KENT TN14 6NJ PDF 627 KB
Proposed two storey side extension, single storey rear extensions and alterations.
The proposal sought planning permission for two storey side extension, single storey rear extensions and alterations. The application had been referred to the Committee by Cllr Thornton for the following planning reasons:
1. Impact of the bulk, scale and ridge height of the proposal on the character of the street scene and on the Sevenoaks Weald Conservation Area and contrary to the guidance outlined within the Residential Extensions Supplementary Planning Document (in particular, paragraph 4.31).
2. Impact of the glazing and scale of the dormer, on the character of the house, street scene and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), contrary to the guidance outlined within the Residential Extensions Supplementary Planning Document (paragraph 4.36)
3. Impact of suburban light pollution on long-range views towards the village across the Green Belt & AONB from the excessive use of glazing on the new top storey, most particularly when viewed from Dale Farm, Hubbards Hill and Gracious Lane and, in Bayleys Hill; from Gracious Lane End and from properties on the south side of White House Road.
Members’ attention was brought to the main agenda papers and late observation sheet which proposed an additional condition. The Chairman thanked Members that attended the site visit.
The Committee was addressed by the following speakers:
Members asked questions of clarification from the speakers and officer.
It was confirmed that the Juliet balcony would be flush to the rear of the development. Members were advised that Nuttfield, the neighbouring property to the rear of the site was over 50 metres away and that there would be limited visibility of the proposed development along Wickhurst Road.
It was moved by the Chairman and duly seconded that the recommendations within the report and late observations, be agreed.
Members discussed the bulk and scale of the development, in particular the dormer ridge height and the visibility of the site from the surrounding areas. Officers confirmed that the proposals did not contravene relevant guidance.
Members further debated the potential for construction traffic at the site. It was suggested by some Members that due to the lack of pavements and the rural nature of the surrounding areas, a construction management plan be created prior to development.
It was moved and duly seconded that a construction management plan be submitted prior to development.
The motion was put to the vote and was lost.
Debate continued on the original motion.
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 second floor window(s) in the south-west facing elevation(s) of the development hereby permitted shall be glazed with obscure glass of no less than obscurity level 3 and permanently fixed shut, unless ... view the full minutes text for item 96.