Agenda and minutes

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Email: townhall@tenterdentowncouncil.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

7218.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE.

Minutes:

None.

7219.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST.

Minutes:

Cllr. Dr. L. Lovelidge declared an interest in Application No. 20/00976/AS.

7220.

MINUTES.

To consider and, if approved, confirm and sign the minutes and report of the meeting held on Monday 3rd August 2020.

Minutes:

The minutes and report of the meeting held on 3rd August 2020 were confirmed and would be signed at the earliest opportunity.

7221.

MATTERS ARISING.

Minutes:

None.

7222.

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:

 

Cllr. Mulholland asked what the Town Council’s response to the proposals for amendments to the current planning system were.  Cllr. Crawford advised that this would be discussed fully in Item 11(b) of the agenda.

7223.

REPRESENTATIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.

Previously notified to the Chairman.

Minutes:

 

Mr. Earle requested to speak on Application No. 20/01025/AS.  The Deputy Town Clerk advised that she would be reading out a speech on behalf of Mrs. Bance, who is a representative of the Shrubcote and Tilden Gill Residents Group, on Application No. 20/01019/AS.

7224.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS. pdf icon PDF 596 KB

To consider the following applications.

 

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.

 

20/00917/AS

Eastwell Farmhouse, East Cross.

Demolition of existing barn erection of a new dwelling.

Application for full planning permission.

NORTH WARD.

 

20/00946/AS

The Annexe Goodshill Farmhouse, Cranbrook Road.

Conservatory to the annexe; erection of cart barn.

Application for full planning permission.

WEST WARD.

 

20/00976/AS

Belgar Farmhouse, Appledore Road.

Proposed extension to existing detached garage to provide two

additional parking bays and a log store.

Application for full planning permission.

SOUTH WARD.

 

20/00987/AS

Hopes Grove Nurseries, Smallhythe Road.

Extension to Office Building to provide Archive Storage.

Application for full planning permission.

WEST WARD.

 

20/00988/AS

1 Grove Cottage, Smallhythe Road.

Variation of condition 2 on planning permission 18/01636/AS

(Erection of 2no. semi-detached dwellings in part of existing garden

with associated parking and new access) to alter the approved

external materials.

Application for Variation/Modification of Condition.

WEST WARD.

 

20/01006/AS

British Telecom, Hales Close.

Removal of a glass pane from a window on the ground floor northwest elevation and replace with an aluminium louvre fixed to the metal window frame.

Application for full planning permission.

SOUTH WARD.

 

20/01009/AS

Fairlight, Cranbrook Road.

Notification for prior approval for a change of use from premises in

light industrial use class B1(c) and land within its curtilage to one

dwelling house.

Application for COU - Light Ind.B1c to DwellingC3.

WEST WARD.

 

20/01019/AS

Land south and east of, Tilden Gill Road.

Application for Variation of Condition 8 of application 14/01420/AS relating to

off-site highway works.

Application for Variation/Modification of Condition.

SOUTH WARD.

 

20/01025/AS

Unit 12, Pickhill Farm, Smallhythe Road.

Prior notification of change of use of building and land (B1) to

registered nursery.

Application for COU - Business, Hotels etc. - SF School.

WEST WARD.

 

20/01032/AS

16 Beacon Walk.

Erection of single storey rear extension

Application for full planning permission.

NORTH WARD.

 

20/01053/AS

49 Three Fields Road.

Erection of conservatory.

Application for full planning permission.

SOUTH WARD.

 

20/01103/AS

Westways, Six Fields Path.

Proposed two storey rear extension, single storey rear and side

extension, alterations to front elevation with addition of porch and

demolition of existing outbuilding.

Application for full planning permission.

SOUTH WARD.

 

20/01109/AS

2 Holly Tree Cottages, Appledore Road.

Demolition of existing stable buildings and replacement stable block

with associated sand school for private equestrian use.

Application for full planning permission.

SOUTH WARD.

 

20/01151/AS

Brockett Farm, Reading Street.

Conversion of outbuilding into annex.

Application for full planning permission.

SOUTH WARD.

 

 

Minutes:

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

 

20/00861/AS

53 High Street.

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

 

Cllrs. Dr. Lovelidge and Crawford both felt unable to support this application because of the danger to traffic on the road and pedestrians, especially without a tracking exercise being carried out.

OBJECT on the grounds that the proposal is still a danger to pedestrians and until a tracking exercise is carried out, there is still insufficient turning space for the vehicle.

 

20/00917/AS

Eastwell Farmhouse, East Cross.

Demolition of existing barn erection of a new dwelling.

SUPPORT subject to a Construction Management Plan being in place to take into account the impact of construction vehicles accessing the property from either the A28 or Turners Avenue. The impact of the heavy vehicles on the properties which are accessed via the A28 end of the development should also be taken into account.

 

20/00946/AS

The Annexe Goodshill Farmhouse, Cranbrook Road.

Conservatory to the annexe; erection of cart barn.

No decision was made on this application as the planning officer had already made a decision to ‘permit’ on the day of our meeting.

 

20/00976/AS

Belgar Farmhouse, Appledore Road.

Proposed extension to existing detached garage to provide two

additional parking bays and a log store.

SUPPORT on Condition that the Tree Officer checks that the tree roots of the Silver Birch are not affected.

 

20/00987/AS

Hopes Grove Nurseries, Smallhythe Road.

Extension to Office Building to provide Archive Storage.

SUPPORT.

 

20/00988/AS

1 Grove Cottage, Smallhythe Road.

Variation of condition 2 on planning permission 18/01636/AS

(Erection of 2no. semi-detached dwellings in part of existing garden

with associated parking and new access) to alter the approved external materials.

SUPPORT.

 

20/01006/AS

British Telecom, Hales Close.

Removal of a glass pane from a window on the ground floor northwest elevation and replace with an aluminium louvre fixed to the metal window frame.

SUPPORT.

 

20/01009/AS

Fairlight, Cranbrook Road.

Notification for prior approval for a change of use from premises in light industrial use class B1(c) and land within its curtilage to one dwelling house.

SUPPORT.

 

20/01019/AS

Land south and east of Tilden Gill Road.

Application for Variation of Condition 8 of application 14/01420/AS relating to off-site highway works.

 

The Deputy Town Clerk read out Mrs. Bance’s concerns on the amount of traffic which will be increasing with Beacon Oak Road, the major access to the site and this part of Tenterden closed. All traffic trying to access town will only be able to use Oaks Road, an already busy and frequently congested road which will bring traffic chaos.  Borough Cllr. P. Clokie and Cllr. Knowles agreed with Mrs. Bance’s concerns reporting that it could be chaos.  Cllr. Dr. Lovelidge commented that this condition was put in by the Planning Inspector and was put in for a reason and that Redrow should build the roundabout now.  Cllr. Dr. Lovelidge  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7224.

7225.

NOTIFICATION OF DISCHARGE OF CONDITIONS. pdf icon PDF 82 KB

List No. 025. *

Minutes:

List No. 025 was NOTED.

7226.

DECISIONS OF THE ASHFORD BOROUGH COUNCIL PLANNING COMMITTEE. pdf icon PDF 118 KB

List No. 594. *

Minutes:

List No. 594 was NOTED.

7227.

SUB-COMMITTEE & WORKING GROUPS. pdf icon PDF 137 KB

(a)         Selective Neighbourhood Plan Working Group. Feedback from a meeting held on 5th August 2020.*

 

Minutes:

 

(a)     Selective Neighbourhood Plan Working Group. Feedback from a meeting held on 5th August 2020 was NOTED.

7228.

MINOR MATTERS. pdf icon PDF 251 KB

(a)         Application for variation of premises licence for the Woolpack – To note that licensing at Ashford Borough Council has received an application for a variation of premises licence to amend conditions in respect of the above premises.*

 

(b)         Changes to the Planning System Consultation – To note the Leader’s Briefing Note on two papers which are open for consultation responses.*

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

(a)         Application for variation of premises licence for the Woolpack. The notification of an application for a variation of premises licence to amend conditions in respect of the above premises was NOTED. 

 

It was RESOLVED to provide informal support for the application.

 

(b)         Changes to the Planning System Consultation.  The Ashford Borough Council Leader’s Briefing Note on two papers which are open for consultation responses were NOTED.

 

Cllr. Crawford reported that the Leader’s background paper on the Central Government’s white paper on major proposed changes to the planning system, had also given us access to an online survey with 18 different questions. Cllr. Crawford would be attending an event with Kent Association of Local Councils and CPRE Kent on Friday, 11th September and would put forward any comments made by councillors. Councillors have the opportunity to express their views on the white paper.  Cllr. Mulholland having raised this issue earlier, advised that the papers should be read and personal views should be expressed to obtain a consensus of opinion.  Cllr. Knowles reported that it was an interesting consultation but needed to be read hand in hand with the Devolution white paper if Kent is to be divided into Unitaries.  Cllr. Mrs. Walder reported that the Planning Committee at Ashford Borough Council will be meeting on 29th September and the planners will be looking at the white paper in detail.

 

When Ashford Borough Council submit their comments to Central Government, Cllr. Crawford suggested that we make a formal request to have sight of these comments. Cllr. Mulholland advised that there are two target dates, 1st October for short term changes to the planning system and 31st October is the consultation closing date for future planning. 

 

It was RESOLVED that a consensus report will be submitted to Central Government after the Devolution paper is available and been read in conjunction with the Planning white paper.  Cllr. Crawford agreed to circulate the 18 questions embedded in the Planning white paper to councillors in order for them to start noting their views.

 

7229.

CORRESPONDENCE.

None.

Minutes:

None.

7230.

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)         The Pines, Smallhythe Road - 19/00724/AS.  Cllr. Crawford reported that the applicant’s appeal had been dismissed by the Planning Inspectorate.

 

(b)         Land Between Woodchurch Road & Appledore Road - 19/01788/AS.  Ashford Borough Cllr. Knowles reported that the Officer’s report regarding the above planning application will be included in the agenda papers for Ashford Borough Council’s Planning Committee meeting on 16th September 2020; the agenda will be circulated on 9th September 2020.  Cllr. Knowles informed the Committee that although there were 400 objections on line, the comments have been aggregated to prevent repetition.