Planning Committee Meeting 1st February 2016 LPC Meeting Minutes & Reports


Cllr.  M Jerrett, Chairman presiding.

Cllrs. M Ballard, R Greenwood, N Osborne, & H Shotter.

Mrs M McFarlane (Clerk)

3 Members of the public.



A resident explained the revised details of the application 15/508193 67 Robins Close Lenham.

The requirements of MBC planning department have been incorporated in the latest plans.

Cllr. Jerrett thanked the applicant for the information and stated the plans will be discussed during the meeting.

Concerns relating to the application 14/505125 Lenham Ironmongers site Faversham Road Lenham were raised by a parishioner.  A request for the inclusion of updated sound tests for the installation of three air conditioning units, which will effect seven residential properties, will be sent to MBC.  The application is invalid without the relevant acoustic testing.

Cllr. Jerrett thanked the parishioners for attending and said their issues would be discussed under agenda item Planning Applications Received.  The parishioners left the meeting.


The Chairman opened the meeting at 7.57pm.


  1. TO ACCEPT APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE M Cockett (recuperating)



Cllr. Jerrett disclosed he is a near neighbour to the site of the proposed 16/500229 application, Land West of Ham Lane. No confidential items on the agenda.



15/508193/FULL         67 Robins Close Lenham ME17 2LE

25th January                 Revised details for erection of single storey side extension with

Insertion of roof lights, porch roof extension, removal of chimney and erection of two storey rear extension.

A letter of objection from residents at no 69 Robins Close was considered by Cllrs.

We have no objections.


15/508494/FULL         The Sanctuary Headcorn Road Sandway ME17 2PD

21st January                   Erection of two storey side extension to existing dwelling and associated

landscaping. Demolition of existing single storey side extension.

We have no objections.


14/505125/FULL          Lenham Ironmongers 8 Faversham Road Lenham ME17 2PN

26th January                  Proposed new detached building to accommodate three air conditioning units.

Cllrs. wish to reiterate original concerns about the acoustic tests and request the

property nearest to the proposed housing unit (flat above retail unit) be taken into


A recommendation that work on the housing unit does not commence until

the requisite noise assessment is made available to near neighbours.


16/500070/FULL          3 Country Ways Lenham ME17 2JF

27th January                  Erection of single storey side extension.

We have no objections



16/500229/FULL          Land West of Ham Lane – Ham Lane Lenham ME17 2LP

27th January                  Erection of 67 new residential dwellings together with access onto Ham Lane,

internal roads, parking, landscaping and ancillary works.

Cllrs. agreed to adjourn any decision until the next planning meeting (17th February)

In order to allow more time for further discussion.



The preparations for the formal Regulation 14 Consultation (8th February until 24th March) are progressing well.

Cllr. Jerrett will request Designscape provide a list of stakeholders who will be posted a hard copy of the plan.



A public meeting to be held on February 11th to discuss the MBC Local Plan,

may offer the opportunity to register the concerns about housing numbers for Lenham, as identified in the Neighbourhood Plan document.

Cllrs. J & T Sams are considering producing a leaflet with details of the MBC Local Plan Consultation, and provided details of the leaflet for discussion.  With three consultations all being carried out within the next six weeks, clarification between each consultation is important.

Glebe Gardens proposed development will be discussed once the new application is received from MBC.

Cllr. Osborne provided details of the S106 monies available from 14/503411 The Paddock, Grove House, Old Ashford Road Lenham. (details available on MBC web-site)

Cllr. Greenwood is meeting the developers of the United Reform Church site, to discuss the provision of safety netting on behalf of the Lenham Cricket Club.

Works have started on the former NatWest Bank building in the Square to provide a solicitor’s office.

The meeting closed at 9.15pm

Planning Committee Meeting 1st February 2016
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