Planning Committee Meeting 20th February 2019 LPC General, LPC Meeting Minutes & Reports

REPORT OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING AT 7.30pm ON WEDNESDAY 20thFEBRUARY 2019 AT THE COMMUNITY CENTRE.

PRESENT                  Cllr. A Walmsley Chairman presiding.

Cllrs. M Cockett, R Greenwood, C Huggens & A Ratcliffe.

Cllr. N Osborne was also present.  3 Members of the public.  M McFarlane Clerk & RFO. 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

A resident confirmed previously submitted plans ref:19/500376  4 Heathfield Bungalows Lenham Heath will be amended and resubmitted for consideration by the planning committee. The amended plans will resolve previously raised objections concerning the measurements of access around the dwelling.

A parishioner has concerns relating to 19/500506 as the building is too large for the site and the design is out of keeping with the area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) 

Issues were also raised with 19/500455 in relation to drainage and water run-off from driveways and poor building design.  The proposed eight dwelling units will double the size of the hamlet of Warren Street.

The Chairman thanked the members of the public for their comments and opened the meeting.

1.              APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE   Cllr. M Ballard.

2.              DISCLOSURES AND CONFIDENTIAL ITEMS ON THE AGENDA

            No disclosures or confidential items on the agenda.

3.              PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

19/500506/FULL 8thFebruary           
Change of use of, and replacement of dilapidated building with a single storey 3 bedroom dwelling with associated access, parking and amenity curtilage. Land and Building Adjacent to Little Pivington Farm Hubbards Hill Lenham ME17 2EJ

19/500506/FULL         Revised details to above application.

We wish to object as the building is too large for the plot and the inappropriate design for the dwelling is not in keeping with the area of outstanding natural beauty on the North Downs. The restricted view for vehicles leaving Pivington Farm may cause a traffic risk.  The plan is not in keeping with the design requirement as set out in the emerging NHP and lacks an adequate location plan.

19/500455/FULL         13thFebruary   
Conversion of light industrial buildings to form 8 no. residential units and associated building works. The Old Dairy Buildings Blue House Farm Warren Street Lenham ME17 2ED

We wish to object in line with environmental concerns relating to foul water drainage and run off water problems. The design standard is not in line with the emerging NHP policy D2 and will double the size of the hamlet.

19/500559/FULL         8thFebruary     
Change of use of a building at the waste and recycling centre to B1A and B8 storage and distribution. Countryside Recycling Ltd Ashford Road Lenham ME17 2DL

We have no objections; however, we request that as the site is visible from the North Downs & Pilgrims Way, tree and hedge planting would be advantageous to screen the external obtrusive storage.

19/500401/FULL         Provision of a new vehicular access from Lenham Heath Road

13thFebruary              to serve 5 residential units approved under application 17/504326

Chapel Mill Farm East Lenham Road ME17 2BJ

We wish to object as the road is oversized for five dwellings and should have been included in the original application. There are no tree planting or landscape plans.

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN REPORT     No report

Cllrs. discussed the Faversham Road crossroads proposed works, Cllr. Ratcliffe will produce a sketch for improvement ideas to present to the meeting with KCC on 28thFebruary.

5. CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED            Cllr. Whitmore-Ryan comments re: 19/500506.

The meeting closed at 9.10pm.

Planning Committee Meeting 20th February 2019
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