Agenda and minutes

Venue: Assembly Room

Contact: Email: townhall@tenterdentowncouncil.gov.uk 

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7318.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Minutes:

Cllrs. Mrs. J Curteis and R. Parkin.

7319.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST.

Minutes:

Cllr. Cole declared an interest in application no. 21/00318/AS.  Cllr. Mulholland declared a minor interest in application no. 21/00318/AS but would vote.  Cllr. Carter declared an interest in application nos. 21/00304/AS, 21/00305/AS, 21/00307/AS and 21/00523/AS.

7320.

MINUTES.

To consider and, if approved, confirm and sign the minutes and report of the meeting held on 1st March 2021.

Minutes:

The minutes and report of the meeting held on 1st March 2021 were confirmed and would be signed at the earliest opportunity.

7321.

MATTERS ARISING.

Minutes:

None.

7322.

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. Carter requested clarification on whether a Planning Committee Councillor should declare they are pre-determined if they have visited an applicant’s site, talked to the security officer and gave them their opinion of that site.

 

Cllr. Quinton commented that Cllr. Carter would have been referring to his visit to the land at Homewood School application.  Cllr. Quinton denied that he had expressed any opinion to the security guard therefore did not feel pre-determined.

 

Cllr. Dr. Lovelidge suggested that if Cllr. Carter wished to pursue this matter, a formal complaint should be made.

 

Cllr. Crawford reminded Councillors that it is normal practice to view sites from the public domain, and if this is not acceptable then all councillors are guilty of doing wrong.  Cllr. Crawford commented that he would liaise with the Town Clerk on the matter presented.

 

7323.

REPRESENTATIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.

Previously notified to the Chairman.

Minutes:

Mr. Walker from Smallhythe Road requested to speak on application no. 21/00442/AS. Mrs. Whitehead of Price Whitehead and Mr. Jones of Potters had requested to speak on application no. 21/00523/AS.

7324.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS.

To consider the following applications.

 

21/00193/AS

Flat 5, Westwell House, Rolvenden Road.

Demolish glass roof, rebuild tile roof of the conservatory.

Application for listed building consent.

WEST WARD.

 

21/00196/AS

Flat 5, Westwell House, Rolvenden Road.

Demolish glass roof, rebuild tile roof of the conservatory.

Application for full planning permission.

WEST WARD.

 

21/00208/AS

Stockwood, Ox Lane.

Garage conversion.

Application for full planning permission.

ST. MICHAEL’S WARD.

 

21/00225/AS

23 Hurst Close.

Demolition of garage and the erection of detached building for mixed use ancillary annexe/holiday let.

Application for full planning permission.

WEST WARD.

 

21/00304/AS

Hoseney House, Sandy Lane.

Proposed single storey extension to west elevation.

Application for full planning permission.

SOUTH WARD.

 

21/00305/AS

Hoseney House, Sandy Lane

Addition of and alteration to fenestration; removal/addition of internal walls; removal of a staircase and proposed new staircase; removal of hanging tiles to north elevation to expose and reinstate the historic timber frame.

Application for listed building consent.

SOUTH WARD.

 

21/00307/AS

Land at Homewood School adjoining Fire Station, Ashford Road.

Erection of a single 1 bedroom apartment (flat over garage (FOG) arrangement); Relocation of gate; Associated landscape alterations [addition to existing residential development approved under 19/00715/AS].

Application for full planning permission.

NORTH WARD.

 

21/00310/AS

Flat 3, Westwell House, Rolvenden Road.

Replacement of sash frames within existing window frames to three Windows.

Application for listed building consent.

WEST WARD.

 

21/00318/AS

 

 

 

 

 

21/00379/AS

47 Grange Crescent.

Rear extension to create a self contained two bedroom annexe.

Application for full planning permission.

ST. MICHAEL’S WARD.

 

Little Dane Court, 1 Ashford Road.

Demolition of lean to outhouse.

Application for listed building consent.

NORTH WARD.

 

21/00430/AS

The Woodlands, Swain Road.

8no. SolarMate Arena Lights for 40m x 20m Menage/Sand School (Retrospective).

Application for full planning permission.

ST. MICHAEL’S WARD.

 

21/00442/AS

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

Redevelopment to form 53 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 - Revised scheme to previous application 19/01669/AS.

Application for full planning permission.

SOUTH WARD.

 

21/00459/AS

Redundant building at, Fairlight, Cranbrook Road.

Conversion of existing redundant brick building to form a single dwelling.

Application for full planning permission.

WEST WARD.

 

21/00495/AS

1 Southgate Road.

Open sided metal plant climber.

Application for full planning permission.

SOUTH WARD.

 

21/00523/AS

7A East Cross.

Creation of raised structures and 1 wall forming part of the reconfiguration of garden to 7 & 7A East Cross (providing raised beds and patios, and ramped access for full accessibility) and

proposed pergola on upper terrace, with new trellis to top of rear wall to reinstate privacy to properties (part retrospective).

Application for full planning permission.

NORTH WARD.

 

 

Minutes:

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

 

21/00193/AS

Flat 5, Westwell House, Rolvenden Road.

Demolish glass roof, rebuild tile roof of the conservatory.

The Listed Building Officer should determine this application.

 

21/00196/AS

Flat 5, Westwell House, Rolvenden Road.

Demolish glass roof, rebuild tile roof of the conservatory.

SUPPORT.

 

21/00208/AS

Stockwood, Ox Lane.

Garage conversion.

Cllr. Carter commented that we should request a turning circle is included within the site in order to prevent vehicles reversing out onto the bend. 

SUPPORT on Condition that Ashford Borough Council look at the turning circle within that site.

 

21/00225/AS

23 Hurst Close.

Demolition of garage and the erection of detached building for mixed use ancillary annexe/holiday let.

 

Cllr. Crawford commented that this is supported by the Ashford Local Plan Policy EMP 11 on tourism.  Cllr. Quinton was concerned as to whether there was sufficient parking for the house and the annexe, as the annexe would take away parking from the original dwelling.

SUPPORT on Condition that Ashford Borough Council consider there is sufficient parking for the house and the annexe.

 

21/00304/AS

Hoseney House, Sandy Lane.

Proposed single storey extension to west elevation.

SUPPORT.

 

21/00305/AS

Hoseney House, Sandy Lane.

Addition of and alteration to fenestration; removal/addition of internal walls; removal of a staircase and proposed new staircase; removal of hanging tiles to north elevation to expose and reinstate the historic timber frame.

The Listed Building Officer should determine this application.

 

21/00307/AS

Land at Homewood School adjoining Fire Station, Ashford Road.

Erection of a single 1 bedroom apartment (flat over garage (FOG) arrangement); Relocation of gate; Associated landscape alterations [addition to existing residential development approved under 19/00715/AS].

 

Cllr. Quinton confirmed that he was not pre-determined. Cllr. Quinton commented that this proposed building looked larger than the original building which was refused by Ashford Borough Council.  Cllr. Quinton felt it was a very tight position and it would be challenging to put another dwelling in such a small space.  Cllr. Quinton did not feel he could support this application on those grounds but also by building a dwelling above garages or a parking facility might set a precedent for other housing developments in Tenterden. 

 

Cllr. Dr. Lovelidge was concerned about the parking. KCC Highways had asked for the application to be refused due to the developer replacing one of the visitor’s car parking spaces for use by the flat which would mean there would be insufficient parking spaces for the whole development.

 

Cllr. Cole reported that the previous application for 7 flats was unpopular with the residents of Henley Fields and unfortunately this application has been met with even more determination for it not to be built.

 

Cllr. Mulholland commented that he had never been in favour of the development due to its position and therefore found it very difficult to support the latest application.

 

Cllr. Crawford had read the application documents and the comments from statutory  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7324.

7325.

NOTIFICATION OF DISCHARGE OF CONDITIONS. pdf icon PDF 84 KB

List No. 032. *

Minutes:

List No. 032 was NOTED.

7326.

DECISIONS OF THE ASHFORD BOROUGH COUNCIL PLANNING COMMITTEE. pdf icon PDF 107 KB

List No. 601. *

Minutes:

List No. 601 was NOTED.

7327.

SUB-COMMITTEE & WORKING GROUPS. pdf icon PDF 187 KB

(a)         Selective Neighbourhood Plan Working Group. To note feedback from meetings held on 17th February and 3rd March 2021.*

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

(a)     Selective Neighbourhood Plan Working Group. Feedback from meetings held on 17th February and 3rd March 2021 was NOTED.

7328.

MHCLG CONSULTATION FOR REVISED 2021 NPPF AND NATIONAL MODEL DESIGN CODE pdf icon PDF 31 KB

To note the response from Cllr. Crawford to the proposed changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and the introduction of the new design document called “National Model Design code”.*

Minutes:

 

The response sent from Cllr. Crawford to the proposed changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and the introduction of the new design document called “National Model Design code” was NOTED.

7329.

PLANNING TRAINING pdf icon PDF 219 KB

To consider the requirement for councillors to attend planning training in order to be a member of the planning committee.*

Minutes:

 

It was RESOLVED that all councillors elected to the Planning Committee should attend basic planning training provided by KALC within 3 months of appointment, if they had not already done so.

 

7330.

MINOR MATTERS. pdf icon PDF 204 KB

(a)         Public Footpath AB47 (Part) Notice of Public Path Order Diversion and Definitive Map and Statement Modification Order 2021. To note the Diversion Footpath Order and subsequent confirmed order.*

 

(b)         Ashford Borough Council Planning Enforcement Investigations.  To note that No.23 High Street is being investigated regarding the change in colour and the attaching of wooden boards to a listed building in a conservation area; and No.25 High Street is being investigated with regard to change of use from restaurant to take away without planning consent and environmental health issues regarding ventilation.

 

(c)         Special Planning Meeting on 19th April 2021 at 7pm.  To note that a Special meeting has been arranged for two developers to present to the Town Council; one regarding a care home in St. Michael’s and one regarding the land behind Westwell Court.

 

Minutes:

 

(a)     Public Footpath AB47 (Part) Notice of Public Path Order Diversion and Definitive Map and Statement Modification Order 2021. The Diversion Footpath Order and subsequent confirmed order was NOTED.

 

(b)     Ashford Borough Council Planning Enforcement Investigations. It was NOTED that No.23 High Street was being investigated regarding the change in colour and the attaching of wooden boards to a listed building in a conservation area; and No.25 High Street was being investigated with regard to change of use from restaurant to take away without planning consent and environmental health issues regarding ventilation.  Cllr. Crawford reported that we will feedback any responses from ABC at a future meeting.

 

(c)     Special Planning Meeting on 19th April 2021 at 7pm.  It was NOTED that a Special meeting has been arranged for two potential developers to present to the Town Council; one regarding a care home in St. Michael’s and one regarding the land behind Westwell Court.

 

          Cllr. Carter enquired as to whether we had received any information from Ashford Borough Council. The Deputy Town Clerk commented that no information has been provided and that the meeting is a presentation only.  Councillors will only be authorised to ask factual questions to ensure that no predetermination occurs.  Cllr. Carter commented that both potential developers must have provided information to Ashford Borough Council in the pre-application process; Cllr. Knowles reported that all pre-application information is confidential. 

 

Cllr. Crawford commented that Councillors will need guidance on how they should behave as far as governance is concerned at the presentation.

7331.

CORRESPONDENCE.

None.

Minutes:

None.

7332.

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.