Planning Committee Meeting 21/10/15 LPC Meeting Minutes & Reports

PRESENT                     Cllr. Jerrett, Chairman presiding

Cllrs. Cockett, Gillett, Greenwood, Porter, & Shotter.

Cllr. Scrivens was also present

M McFarlane (Clerk)

6 Members of the public



A parishioner wished to discuss concerns relating to an application for a two storey rear extension which would overlook their property and cause loss of natural light.  The Chairman suggested Cllrs. organise a site visit and subject to the visit report further.

Two residents from Loder Close were concerned about the proposed new development application west of Loder Close.  Cllr. Gillett confirmed the NHP settlement boundary was an argument to try and stop development west of Ham Lane.  Cllr. Cockett suggested putting objections in writing to MBC.

Cllr. Jerrett disclosed he lived in the neighbouring area and would be objecting to the proposal.

The committee would discuss calling the application into MBC planning committee.

A parishioner from Lenham Heath attended the meeting to observe proceedings.


The Chairman thanked all those present and confirmed the committee would undertake further consultation and correspond via e-mail with the attendees.



No apologies received




Cllr. Jerrett disclosed he lived in the area of the Loder Close proposed development and was a member of the Neighbourhood Plan team.


Discussions concerning the need for dispensations to undertake Planning

Committee and NHP team responses would be discussed further.


Cllr. Jerrett left the meeting following a heated debate and Cllrs. Gillett and Porter resigned from the Parish Council.


Cllr. Greenwood suggested the meeting be adjourned and postponed to a later date.


Planning applications received to date will be discussed at the next planning meeting 2nd November.



The meeting closed at 8.09pm

Planning Committee Meeting 21/10/15
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