Agenda and minutes

Venue: Virtual meeting

Contact: Email: townhall@tenterdentowncouncil.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

7169.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE.

Minutes:

None.

7170.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST.

Minutes:

None.

7171.

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.

7172.

REPRESENTATIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.

Previously notified to the Chairman.

Minutes:

None.

7173.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS.

To consider the following applications.

 

19/01669/AS

Smallhythe House, Tawny Bank, Oakengates, Woodberry and Micken Lodge, Smallhythe Road.

Redevelopment to form 54 No. Apartments for Older People (Sixty Years of Age and/or Partner over Fifty-Five Years of age), Guest Apartment, Communal Facilities, Access, Car Parking and Landscaping. AMENDED PLANS.

Application for full planning permission.

SOUTH WARD.

 

 

 

Minutes:

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

 

19/01669/AS

Smallhythe House, Tawny Bank, Oakengates, Woodberry and Micken Lodge, Smallhythe Road.

Redevelopment to form 54 No. Apartments for Older People (Sixty Years of Age and/or Partner over Fifty-Five Years of age), Guest Apartment, Communal Facilities, Access, Car Parking and Landscaping. AMENDED PLANS.

 

Cllr. Crawford reported that the developer had made some movement on the objections made last time and a list of the changes made were circulated to the Committee in advance of the meeting.

 

Cllr. Mrs. Walder requested clarification on the viability study of £774,688 which is contained within the Section 106 paperwork and which is a commutable sum for affordable housing.  Cllr. Knowles advised that the draft Section 106 Agreement will go through the legal team at Ashford Borough Council and then back to planning to see if it meets the criteria.

 

Cllr. Carter expressed his concern that the Section 106 money might be spent outside of Tenterden; Cllr. Knowles advised that the criteria for the allocation of Section 106 funds is geographically specific and would be allocated to  Tenterden.  Cllr. Knowles will be tracking the Section 106 funds on this development to ensure it stays in Tenterden.

 

Cllr. Dr. Lovelidge was concerned that although they have increased the parking this is still an outstanding issue.

 

Cllr. Carter requested that Smallhythe Road from the development to the junction with the A28 (West Cross) needs to be improved and made safe as at the present time it is not fit for purpose.

 

Cllr. Quinton was concerned that there will be 11 waste bins at 1100 kgs per bin and the only way to remove them would be down a walkway so the refuse collectors would have to park their vehicle in Smallhythe Road and it would take quite a while to empty 11 bins.

 

Cllr. Mrs. Walder expressed her concern that there are no objections from the public on the online portal, given the response the plans provoked when they first came out. 

 

Cllr. Mrs. Curteis did not feel that we needed any more accommodation for older people in Tenterden.

 

Cllr. Carter reported that the ground source heat pump had been taken out of the equation due to the lack of a pump room.  Cllr. Carter requested that the Council ask the applicant to reinstate the ground source heat pump and pump room as part of the ongoing energy saving features for that scheme. The photovoltaics should also be reinstated as we should be looking towards reducing the co2 emissions within our Town. Cllr. Mrs. Walder requested that all sustainable heating options should be considered including photovoltaic panels to support this move into greater sustainability for buildings in Tenterden.

 

Cllr. Mulholland requested that there should be electric charging points for cars as standard.

 

SUPPORT on condition that:

 

1.      There needs to be additional parking;

 

2.      £774,000 allocated in lieu of affordable housing should be allocated specifically to Tenterden;

 

3.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7173.

7174.

MINOR MATTERS. pdf icon PDF 173 KB

 

(a)         Tenterden Community Land Trust (CLT).  To note the letter sent by the CLT to Ashford Borough Council’s Planning Department regarding a potential role for the CLT in the Limes Land development. *

 

Minutes:

 

(a)     Tenterden Community Land Trust (CLT).  The letter sent by the CLT to Ashford Borough Council’s Planning Department regarding a potential role for the CLT in the Limes Land development was NOTED.

7175.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS PREVIOUSLY NOTIFIED TO THE CHAIRMAN.

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

Minutes:

None.