Planning Committee Meeting 2nd January 2019 LPC Announcements, LPC Meeting Minutes & Reports


PRESENT           Cllr. A Walmsley, Chairman presiding.

Cllrs. R Greenwood, M Ballard & A Ratcliffe. Cllr. N Osborne was also in attendance.

1.              APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE     Cllr. C Huggens & M McFarlane (Clerk & RFO)

2.              DISCLOSURES AND CONFIDENTIAL ITEMS ON THE AGENDA       No disclosures of confidential items.

3.         PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED                 

18/506200/FULL         Tanyard Mill – Minor Material Amendment to condition 17 of 14/503309/FULL

(Conversion of 3 No. agricultural barns for residential use and erection of 3 No. new dwellings with associated car barns and landscaping.) to allow alterations to the approved layout of Barn 3, including the installation of a mezzanine floor to create an additional bedroom and alterations to fenestration.

Comments due by 26thDecember 2018. No comments made.         


Daveila 3 Headcorn Road Platts Heath ME17 2NH
Construction of new 2 bed bungalow.
Comments due by 4thJanuary 2019. 
After discussion it was resolved to object to this application on the grounds that it is

1) In an unsustainable area

2) Any driveway will enter the Headcorn Road which is a narrow lane and very busy. There are no pavements or cycle paths in the Lane. It should be noted that this is in a part of the Village where Platts Heath action group are actively seeking traffic calming measures.

18/505878/TPOA        TPO application to Tree (21) Turkey Oak – Remove secondary stem to 3m to lift crown away from adjacent property, Tree (22) Red Horse Chestnut – Crown lifting to give up to 4.0m clearance and lateral growth reduction of 4.0m as described in Woodland and Countryside Management Report and Tree (9a & 9e) 20% reduction to shape and balance and reduce lateral weight.

14 Atwater Court Lenham ME17 2PW

Comments due by 1stJanuary 2019. No comments made.

18/506230/FULL         Retrospective application for the demolition of existing chicken shed and construction of 2 holiday cottages with associated parking and landscaping (part retrospective)
Westbury Waterditch Lane Lenham
Comments due by 4thJanuary 2019

After discussion it was resolved to object to this application on the grounds that it is:

1) In an unsustainable area

2) It is in designated AONB

3) Although originally used as a high-density Chicken unit no Environmental studies detailing contamination appear to have been made. Normally an EA acceptance of the contamination and drainage arrangements would be expected (the area sits over the main aquifer)

4) If housing is to be allowed for this location it should be in character with the neighbouring properties rather 

Than in character with a working farm.

5) Please note the CIL have not been completed though drawings suggest the floor area will trigger the 100sq m limit.                                                                        

Lenham Parish Council Planning meeting 2ndJanuary 2019 continued:

18/506364/FULL         Rebuild of the former Butlers Oast Barn to provide annexe accommodation to

Providence House. Ground floor to be fully accessible for elderly accommodation and roof space to be used for storage. (Revision of 18/502982/FULL)

Providence House Green Hill Lane Harrietsham.

Comments due by 10thJanuary 2019

No comments made as per the previous application (Cllr. Ratcliffe abstained)

18/506532/FULL         Demolition of existing side extension and erection of a two-storey side extension 56 Honywood Road Lenham ME17 2HQ
Comments due by 11thJanuary 2019
No comments made as per the previous application.

18/506523                  Demolition of existing garage and replace with new detached garage with office above.
(Revision to 18/501637FULL)
Liverton Place Liverton Hill Sandway
Comments due by 10thJanuary 2019
No objections as per the comments on the previous application we would suggest a planning condition of requiring the building to have half hips to align with the design of the existing property.


The EA correspondence to Cllr. Walmsley regarding the new proposed Football and Sports pitches were noted. He was asked to ensure that the NHP consultant had received a copy.

Actions regarding a meeting with the Nursery Charity were in hand.


            See report of 2ndJanuary to the LPC


                  No correspondence received.

The meeting closed at 7.30pm

The minutes were produced by Cllr. A Walmsley.

Planning Committee Meeting 2nd January 2019
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