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To approve the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 20 October 2022, as a correct record.



Resolved: That the minutes of the meeting held on 20 October 2022, be approved, and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.


Declarations of Interest or Predetermination

Including any interests not already registered


Cllr Perry Cole declared for Minute 45 – 22/00303/FUL – Upper Hockden Farm, Hockenden Lane, Swanley, Kent BR8 7QH that he was the KCC ward Member.


Declarations of Lobbying


There were none.


22/00303/FUL - Upper Hockenden Farm, Hockenden Lane, Swanley Kent BR8 7QH pdf icon PDF 1 MB


The proposal sought planning permission for the demolition of existing sheds and small commercial buildings and erection of business units for E(g) B2 and B8 use and associated car parking and yard. The application had been referred to the Committee as the discretion of the Chief Planning Officer, as the development was of a significant nature being major development in the Green Belt.

Members’ attention was brought to the main agenda papers and late observation sheet which did not amend the recommendation.

The Committee was addressed by the following speakers:

Against the Application:


For the Application:


Parish Representative:

Town Cllr Horwood

Local Members:


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:

a)            Referralof the application to the Secretaryof State asmajor development inthe GreenBelt, todecide whetherto callthe application in; and


b)           Theconditions listed below:


1)        Thedevelopment herebypermitted shallbe begunbefore theexpiration of three years from the date of this permission.


In pursuanceof section91 ofthe Townand CountryPlanning Act 1990.


2)        The development shall be delivered in accordance with the following plans and details:planning applicationforms; drawingreferences 4127_L01A (LocationPlan), 4127_PL02H (Proposed Site Plan), 4127_PL03A (Proposed Warehouse Roof Plan), 4127_PL03B (Proposed Warehouse Floorplan), 4127_PL05 (Proposed Floor Plans - Small Units), 4127_PL06D (Proposed Elevations), 4127_PL07 (Proposed Elevations - Small Units), 4127_PL11B (Site Sections and Proposed Street Scene), Design and Access Statement Rev C (Dovetail Architects); Planning Statement (January 2022); Arboricultural Report, January 2022; Flood Risk Assessment October 2021; Noise Impact Assessment, 15 November 2021 (as amended 6 April 2022 and in Noise Response to EHO Comments); Transport Statement January 2033 (as amended by Transport Statement Addendum June 2022 and letter from Dovetail Architects dated 7 September 2022); Landscape and Visual Appraisal and appendices, November 2021 (Revision P2); Phase 1 Geoenvironmental Assessment, October 2021; Ecological Walkover Survey with Daytime Bat Assessment and Public Records Search (issued 4 April 2022).

Forthe avoidanceof doubtand inthe interestsof properplanning.


3)        The developmenthereby approvedshall onlybe used for purposesfalling within Classes B2, B8 and E (g) and for no other purpose (including any other purpose in ClassE ofthe Scheduleto theTown andCountry Planning(Use Classes)Order 1987 (as amended)), (or in any provision equivalent to that Class in any statutory instrumentrevoking andre-enacting thatOrder withor without modification).


In order that the implications of an alternative use of the site is the subject of a separate application to be determined on itsmerits, having regard to the impact on highway conditionsas supportedby PolicyT1 ofthe SevenoaksAllocations and Development Management Plan.


4)        No more than  ...  view the full minutes text for item 45.


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