Agenda and minutes

Venue: Assembly Room

Contact: Email: townhall@tenterdentowncouncil.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

7122.

APOLOGIES

Minutes:

Cllrs. J. Crawford and R. Parkin.

7123.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST.

Minutes:

 

Cllr. Mrs. Walder spoke with regard to Planning Application No. 20/00175/AS. Cllr. Mrs. Walder  has no disclosable significant interest nor a disclosable financial interest in this application nor does her husband who is speaking this evening. However, in view of the perception of bias that could arise amongst the public because of her relationship to one of the speakers, Cllr. Mrs. Walder will step down from chairing the item and will not vote or take part in the decision making process.  Cllr. Mrs. Walder is not required to leave the room.

 

7124.

MINUTES.

To consider and, if approved, confirm and sign the minutes and report of the meeting held on 6th January 2020 and Special meeting held on 17th February 2020.

Minutes:

The minutes and report of the meeting held on 3rd February 2020 and Special meeting held on 17th February 2020 were confirmed and signed as a correct records.

7125.

MATTERS ARISING.

Minutes:

None.

7126.

COUNCILLORS QUESTIONS.

At the Chairman’s discretion Councillors may ask a question about any relevant matter not on the agenda. Questions shall be put and answered without discussion. Answers may take the form of a direct oral answer or reference to a Town Council publication. Where a reply cannot be conveniently given an oral or written answer may be circulated at a later date.

Minutes:

None.

7127.

REPRESENTATIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.

Previously notified to the Chairman.

Minutes:

 

Ms. L. requested to speak on Application No. 20/00071/AS.

 

Mr. P. Durr from Patrick Durr Associates requested to speak on Application No. 20/00079/AS.

 

Mr. E. Boult requested to speak on Application No. 20/00119/AS.

 

Mr. Goodall, Mrs. Toombs, Mr. Arnold, Professor J. Cooper, Mr. Sidebottom, Ms Whitehead and Mrs. Clarke all requested to speak on Application No. 20/00175/AS.

7128.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS. pdf icon PDF 3 MB

To consider the following applications.

 

20/00071/AS

 

28 Heather Drive

Erection of Single Storey Rear Extension and Shed.

Application for full planning permission.

ST. MICHAEL’S WARD.

 

20/00079/AS

Garages behind 2 to 8, Beacon Oak Road.

Demolition of nine garages and erection of one single-storey dwelling and associated works.

Application for full planning permission.

NORTH WARD.

20/00117/AS

 

53 High Street, Tenterden.

Revision to planning permission 18/00105/AS (Refurbishment and upgrade of all existing building fabric and conversion of 1st floor into residential accommodation) to include the conversion of first floor to residential accommodation and change of use of ground and basement from A2 (estate agents) to A3 (restaurant).

Application for full planning permission.

SOUTH WARD.

 

20/00118/AS

 

53 High Street, Tenterden.

Revision to listed building consent 18/00106/AS (Refurbishment and upgrade of all existing building fabric and conversion of 1st floor into residential accommodation including removal of internal walls and widening of opening) to include works of conversion to ground and basement levels to provide restaurant facilities

Application for full planning permission.

SOUTH WARD.

 

20/00119/AS

 

Tenterden Garden Centre, Tollgate Nursery, Reading Street.

Demolition of two polytunnels, removal of storage containers, extension of existing glasshouses, construction of a new entrance canopy, a new polytunnel and a new storage building, extension of the car park with the addition of staff parking and internal alterations including the relocation of the cafe-restaurant and construction of a new open canopy to the side of the relocated cafe- restaurant.

Application for full planning permission.

SOUTH WARD.

 

20/00132/AS

 

17 Longfield.

Proposed single storey front infill extension.

Application for full planning permission.

SOUTH WARD.

 

20/00147/AS

 

Brockett Farm, Reading Street.

Conversion of outbuilding into annexe.

Application for full planning permission.

SOUTH WARD.

 

20/00175/AS

 

Middlecroft, 2 The Croft.

Proposed Detached 3-Bed Dwelling with Garden, Parking and Vehicular Access.

Application for full planning permission.

SOUTH WARD.

 

20/00185/AS

 

St Michaels House, Ashford Road.

Erection of first floor rear extension and single storey rear extension.

Application for full planning permission.

ST. MICHAEL’S WARD.

 

20/00209/AS

 

2 Henley Meadows.

Proposed conversion of detached garage building and integral garage with single storey link extension and rear extension to form annexe; Extension to driveway.

Application for full planning permission.

ST. MICHAEL’S WARD.

 

Minutes:

The Committee considered the following planning applications.  It was RESOLVED that its recommendations would be submitted.

 

20/00071/AS

 

28 Heather Drive.

Erection of Single Storey Rear Extension and Shed.

 

Ms. L. Giles addressed the Committee expressing her concerns that at least six other properties in Heather Drive have had extensions. Some are larger than their proposed extension and built on the boundary. For the privacy of her neighbours there were no windows on the side of the extension.  The proposed extension is lower than the height of their bungalow and considerably set back.  The adjoining property has mature trees, conifers and foliage on their boundary with some reaching a height of three metres and they are considerably closer to their window than their proposed extension.  They have also offered to replace the fence with is rotting and falling apart at their own cost.

 

Cllr. Mulholland attended the site visit to view both houses and he recognises their desire to improve their home but at the same time endorses the fact that their neighbours at No. 30 need appropriate light. The length of the current plan would restrict the light of their living room.

 

Cllr. Mrs. Curteis agreed with Cllr. Mulholland and reported that the planned extension would be a overpowering.

 

Cllr. Cole was also in agreement. The extension seemed excessive and there will be a natural loss of light to the dining room and kitchen of No.30.

 

OBJECT on the grounds of loss of light to the neighbouring

property (No. 30).

 

20/00079/AS

Garages behind 2 to 8, Beacon Oak Road.

Demolition of nine garages and erection of one single-storey dwelling and associated works.

 

Mr. P. Durr from Patrick Durr Associates was representing Mr Chapman. for applicant.  Mr. Durr reported that the plot is a brownfield site located down a private drive.  The site has been used for garaging since the 1960’s and only one is currently let to a person in Ashford.

 

It is a single storey two bed dwelling suitable for disability living.  Mr. Durr reported that there are no overlooking or overbearing concerns; no active rights of way over the main land; the scheme will not harm nearby trees and the site is falling into disrepair.  The existing ribbon driveway with grass in between will not change and will appeal to lower band buyers.

 

Cllr. Quinton’s concern is that it is a long way from the road and the road width is only 2.4 metres wide so it would not be suitable for emergency vehicles.  It is in a Conservation Area and would be out of character.  Although it is a brownfield site, it is extremely small and whoever lives there will be restricted in their outlook.

 

Cllr. Carter commented that this application abides by all planning laws in the Ashford Borough Council Local Plan but there is a lack of outside space for the property. 

 

Cllr. Dr. Lovelidge was concerned that an application was rejected by Ashford Borough Council in 2018 and she could see no changes  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7128.

7129.

NOTIFICATION OF DISCHARGE OF CONDITIONS. pdf icon PDF 81 KB

List No. 20. *

Minutes:

List No. 20 was NOTED.

7130.

DECISIONS OF THE ASHFORD BOROUGH COUNCIL PLANNING COMMITTEE. pdf icon PDF 105 KB

List No. 588. *

Minutes:

List No. 588 was NOTED.

7131.

SUB-COMMITTEE & WORKING GROUPS. pdf icon PDF 146 KB

 

(a)         Selective Neighbourhood Plan Working Group.

 

(i)           Feedback from a meeting held on 5th February 2020. *

 

(ii)         To consider the proposal from Tony Fulwood Associates (Chartered Town Planners) to support the Tenterden Neighbourhood Plan. *

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

(a)     Selective Neighbourhood Plan Working Group.

 

(i)      The minutes of the meeting held on 5th February 2020 were NOTED.

 

(ii)     It was RESOLVED to accept the fee proposal from Tony Fulwood Associates (Chartered Town Planners) to support the Tenterden Neighbourhood Plan at a budgeted cost of between £12,837.50 to £14,137.50 plus VAT.

7132.

LEGAL ADVICE REGARDING CLARIFICATION OF WINDFALL SITES.

An update on advice received from the Barrister.

 

Minutes:

 

Cllr. Mrs. Walder reported that Councillors had seen and read the advice received from the Barrister on the definition of a windfall site, however, although the result is disappointing, it has provided clarity.  Cllr. Mrs. Walder also reported that Ashford Local Plan 2030 appears to have been designed not to have limitation of number or size of sites under the windfall policy.

 

7133.

MINOR MATTERS. pdf icon PDF 901 KB

 

(a)         Amy’s Pantry at 4-5 East Cross.  To note the application to vary the premises licence to increase the hours for sales of alcohol and comment if applicable.*

 

(b)         Application Nos. 19/00555 & 19/00556 - Waters Land, Grange Road.  To note the Appeal Decision of The Planning Inspectorate to approve planning permission and listed building consent. *

 

(c)         Public Footpaths AB68 & AB69 (Prohibition of Traffic) Temporary Order 2020.  To note the temporary closure of AB68 & AB69. *

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

None.

7134.

CORRESPONDENCE.

None.

Minutes:

None.

7135.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS PREVIOUSLY NOTIFIED TO THE CHAIRMAN.

No decision may be made, but matters involving an exchange of information may be discussed.

Minutes:

 

(a)         Claimed footpath running from Woodchurch Road to Appledore Road, circular route, and link with footpath by Tenterden Golf Club at Tenterden.

 

Cllr. Mrs. Walder reported that an email had been received from Kent’s Public Rights of Way & Access Service regarding an application received from a resident requesting that the Definitive Map of Public Rights of Way should be modified to show at public footpath status a route running from Woodchurch Road to Appledore Road, circular route, and link with footpath by Tenterden Golf Club at Tenterden, on the basis of the public having used the route for an uninterrupted period of 20 years. 

 

Cllr. Mrs. Curteis and Dr. Lovelidge reported that the evidence is correct in that the footpath has been used for many years.  Cllr. Carter suggested taking the matter to full Council for a decision on a suitable response.