Agenda and minutes

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Email: townhall@tenterdentowncouncil.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

7204.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE.

Minutes:

Cllr. Carter was absent.

7205.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST.

Minutes:

None.

7206.

MINUTES.

To consider and, if approved, confirm and sign the minutes and report of the meeting held on Monday 6th July 2020.

Minutes:

The minutes and report of the meeting held on Monday, 6th July 2020 were confirmed as a correct record and will be signed at the earliest opportunity. 

7207.

MATTERS ARISING.

Minutes:

None.

7208.

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:

 

Ashford Borough Councillor P. Clokie requested that if in the future the Town Council’s Planning Committee decided that they would like to see the decision of a specific planning application go to the Ashford Borough Council Planning Committee, that it would be helpful if the Town Council listed the reasons as to why the application should be refused.

 

Cllr. Mulholland commented that it is the Ward member who ‘calls in’ the planning application to ABC and the Councillor has to provide an account as to why; this can be carried out either verbally or in writing.

 

Cllr. Crawford agreed that these procedures should be minuted and followed.

7209.

REPRESENTATIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.

Previously notified to the Chairman.

Minutes:

Mrs. Whitehead of Price Whitehead and Mr. Kirk requested to speak on Planning Application No. 20/00100/AS.

7210.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS.

To consider the following applications.

 

20/00100/AS

Barn at, Ratsbury, Smallhythe Road.

Conversion of main barn, and conversion of and extension to lodge barn into 2 no. detached dwellings with associated parking and amenity gardens.

Application for full planning permission.

WEST WARD.

 

20/00758/AS

59 Rogersmead.

Front porch.

Application for full planning permission.

Deferred from 6th July 2020 meeting.

NORTH WARD.

 

 

20/00808/AS

47 Golden Square.

Single storey rear extension.

Application for full planning permission.

NORTH WARD.

 

20/00850/AS

93 High Street.

Replacement of modern white painted softwood staircase with oak staircase.

Listed building consent.

SOUTH WARD.

 

20/00851/AS

91 & 93 High Street.

Dismantling and rebuilding of section of boundary wall.

Application for full planning permission.

SOUTH WARD.

 

20/00861/AS

53 High Street. 

Use of forecourt for intermittent positioning of van selling food and drink.

Application for full planning permission.

SOUTH WARD.

 

20/00877/AS

Goddens, Appledore Road.

Erection of car port (retrospective).

Application for full planning permission.

SOUTH WARD.

 

20/00879/AS

1 Eastwell Barn Mews.

Erection of a single storey rear extension; alteration to window.

Application for full planning permission.

NORTH WARD.

 

20/00921/AS

Moonrakers, Ingleden Park Road.

Erection of two-bay garage.

Application for full planning permission.

NORTH WARD.

 

20/00945/AS

Unit 17, Pickhill Farm, Smallhythe Road.

Change of use of existing unit 17 from B1 to A1.

Application for full planning permission.

WEST WARD.

 

 

Minutes:

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

 

20/00100/AS

Barn at, Ratsbury, Smallhythe Road.

Conversion of main barn, and conversion of and extension to lodge barn into 2 no. detached dwellings with associated parking and amenity gardens.

 

Mrs. Whitehead reported that the Planning Committee had previously supported the application to convert the main barn and smaller barns into two dwellings. Although the Case Officer supported the main barn, due to Policy HOU 5, he was unable to accept the conversion of the lodge into a house.  To try to find a way around this impasse Mrs. Whitehead offered to amend the description subject to the Case Officer’s informal feedback first and asked if he would support the application if the title was modified. Unfortunately feedback was not provided and the entire application was amended rather than just the wording.   Mrs. Whitehead reported that she had learnt that there was a policy to support tourism and was hoping for continued support from the Town Council for the original two house scheme but also for the revised description assuming the scheme went ahead in this format. There is no other change whatsoever to the scheme and layout design, it is just the description.

 

Mr. Kirk addressed the Committee and reported that the use of their barn for weddings had come to an end now due to the issues with Covid 19.  To safeguard the barn Mr. Kirk wanted to convert it into a dwelling, which he intended to live in but due to the high costs of doing that, he would need to sell the main house and would like to develop the lodge as accommodation to live in while the work was being undertaken on the barn. The barn would create a large four bed dwelling and the lodge would provide extra accommodation for his family.  Mr. Kirk reported that if he could create a holiday let and carry on contributing to the local economy he would be quite happy with that solution. Mr. Kirk reported that he would appreciate a response from the Ashford Planning Department and thanked the Town Council for their continued support.

 

Cllr. Mulholland requested that the application should be supported on condition of satisfactory Ecological Reports on the biodiversity as requested by Kent County Council Ecological Advice Service.  Mrs. Whitehead confirmed that ecological surveys were currently in process.

 

SUPPORT of a change in description if it proceeds and to reiterate our SUPPORT for the original planning application prior to this latest submission.

 

20/00758/AS

59 Rogersmead.

Front porch.

SUPPORT.

20/00808/AS

47 Golden Square.

Single storey rear extension.

SUPPORT.

 

20/00850/AS

93 High Street.

Replacement of modern white painted softwood staircase with oak staircase.

The Listed Building Officer should determine this application.

 

20/00851/AS

91 & 93 High Street.

Dismantling and rebuilding of section of boundary wall.

SUPPORT.

 

20/00861/AS

53 High Street. 

Use of forecourt for intermittent positioning of van selling food and drink.

OBJECT on the following grounds:

 

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7211.

NOTIFICATION OF DISCHARGE OF CONDITIONS. pdf icon PDF 89 KB

List No. 024. *

Minutes:

List No. 024 was NOTED.

7212.

DECISIONS OF THE ASHFORD BOROUGH COUNCIL PLANNING COMMITTEE. pdf icon PDF 109 KB

List No. 593. *

Minutes:

List No. 593 was NOTED.

7213.

SUB-COMMITTEE & WORKING GROUPS. pdf icon PDF 250 KB

 

(a)         Selective Neighbourhood Plan Working Group. Feedback from meetings held on 4th June 2020 and 1st July 2020.*

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

(a)         Selective Neighbourhood Plan Working Group. Feedback from meetings held on 4th June 2020 and 1st July 2020 were NOTED.

7214.

CONSERVATION AREA MANAGEMENT PLAN pdf icon PDF 257 KB

To consider a way forward with the Conservation Area Management Plan.*

Minutes:

 

Cllr. Crawford reported that he and the Deputy Town Clerk had met with Ashford Borough Council officials Ms. H. Turner, Mr. I. Grundy and Mr. D. Carter on the 15th July 2020 via Zoom.  Cllr. Crawford was extremely impressed with the level of knowledge presented by the Officers.  Some interesting facts came out of the meeting and it could take up to 18 months to complete this exercise. There does not appear to be any urgency to carried out a review of the Conservation Area Management Plan (CAMP), however, Cllr. Crawford was proposing that a round table discussion could take place once the Covid situation eases.

 

Cllr. Clokie commented that was a good idea to restate the Conservation Area and he would be happy to join the working group.  Cllr. Knowles agreed with Cllr. Clokie and would be very happy to support the working group.  Cllr. Crawford reported that although Cllr. Mrs. Walder was unable to be present for this item, she had also expressed her support.

 

Prior to any formal request being made to Ashford Borough Council to review the current Conservation Area Management Plan, it was RESOLVED that:

 

1.           we engage with the Borough Councillors within Tenterden;

 

2.           we undertake a “round the table” study of the three conservation areas, to determine if any of the boundaries are inadequate and require modifying (once the Covid situation eases);

 

3.       the conclusions are discussed by the Town Council Planning Committee and recommendations made to the full Town Council for forwarding on to Ashford Borough Council.

7215.

MINOR MATTERS. pdf icon PDF 1 MB

 

(a)         Planning Application Drawings – a query raised at the July 2020 meeting.  To note that all ABC require from applicants is to provide correctly scaled drawings which give an accurate representation of what is proposed.

 

(b)         Tenterden Housing Needs Survey June 2020. To note a report providing overall information as well as analysis of housing need. *

 

(c)         Response by Tenterden Community Land Trust to the Tenterden Housing Needs Survey. To note. *

 

(d)         Ashford Borough Council – Housing Delivery Action Plan (HDAP). To note the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and supporting Planning Practice Guidance (PPG) which sets out the need for local planning authorities to complete a Housing Delivery Test (HDT). *

 

(e)         Guidance: Modification of Planning Conditions relating to Construction Working Hours – GOV.UK. To note a new temporary fast track deemed consent route under section 74B of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990. * 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

(a)     Planning Application Drawings.  Further to a query raised at the July 2020 meeting, it was NOTED that all ABC require from applicants is to provide correctly scaled drawings which give an accurate representation of what is proposed.

 

(b)     Tenterden Housing Needs Survey June 2020. A report providing overall information as well as analysis of housing need was NOTED.

 

(c)     Response by Tenterden Community Land Trust to the Tenterden Housing Needs Survey was NOTED.  Cllr. Crawford reported that this will be discussed at the External Committee meeting on 10th August 2020. 

 

(d)     Ashford Borough Council – Housing Delivery Action Plan (HDAP). The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and supporting Planning Practice Guidance (PPG) which sets out the need for local planning authorities to complete a Housing Delivery Test (HDT) was NOTED.

 

(e)     Guidance: Modification of Planning Conditions relating to Construction Working Hours – GOV.UK. A new temporary fast track deemed consent route under section 74B of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 was NOTED.

 

Cllr. Crawford reported that Redrow had applied for this modification for the Tilden Gill development and stated that if residents were concerned with the new hours then there was a process in place to raise those concerns.

 

7216.

CORRESPONDENCE.

None.

Minutes:

None.

7217.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS PREVIOUSLY NOTIFIED TO THE CHAIRMAN.

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

Minutes:

 

Borough Councillor P. Clokie requested that when the listed wall is being rebuilt at 91/93 High Street, Planning Application No. 20/00851/AS, that this will be done with Lime Water.  Cllr. Crawford reported that this could not be added retrospectively as the application had been voted on.  However, this was noted for future planning applications.