REPORT OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING AT 7.30pm ON MONDAY 3RDDECEMBER 2018 IN THE COMMUNITY CENTRE.
Cllr. A Walmsley, Chairman presiding.
Cllrs. M Ballard, M Cockett, R Greenwood, & A Ratcliffe.
Cllr. J Britt was also present. M McFarlane (Parish Clerk)
- APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Cllr. C Huggens.
- DISCLOSURES AND CONFIDENTIAL ITEMS ON THE AGENDA
No disclosures or confidential items.
- PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED
Erection of a single storey side extension.
The Yews Green Hill Lane Harrietsham ME17 1NF
We have no comments.
Cllr. Walmsley reported on the pre-planning advice meeting held with MBC on the 27thNovember, attended by Cllrs. Walmsley, Ratcliffe, and Osborne. The meeting to discuss the proposed nursery school and new sports facilities had proved useful with positive suggestions for both sites.
The nursery at the Ham Lane allotments (top site) investigation works could start immediately, with the topographical survey being the priority, specifically to map out the asset. Cllr. Ratcliffe will provide a list of reports required to progress the project. Further investigation concerning the ownership of the access road will be continued, however, the existing width of the access is adequate for the proposals.
Cllrs. will recommend to full council the funding for the topographical survey from the 2018-2019 allotment budget.
No demolition of the buildings in situ will take place until full planning permission for the nursery is granted.
The access route to the improved sporting facilities on land at east Lenham was discussed, and it was agreed that the preferred route would ideally not go through the proposed east Lenham housing estate.
Further investigations will be undertaken, and the project progressed following the publication of the Neighbourhood Plan Regulation 16.
Cllr. Britt presented a Kent Resilience Forum emergency plan template for the parish, which will replace the previous emergency plan. It was agreed Cllr. Britt will request Cllrs. form a small sub-committee to progress the plan, ready for adoption in 2019.
- NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN REPORT
The Russell development south of the railway is progressing, discussions are ongoing with regard to the proposed link road. The viability report is going forward on all the development sites as defined in the Neighbourhood Plan.
The NHP group will reply formally to the KCC Education Department following their response to the Regulation 14 consultation. It is expected that increased primary school provision at the Ham Lane site will be adequate to cover projected demand.
Following further discussions with MBC there will not be any major policy changes to the plan, however, recommendations from the discussions will be incorporated in the new version of the plan.
Cllr. Ballard will chase up the Traffic Reduction Order which has not been applied for by the developers of the Paddocks. He will contact MBC planning department to investigate a possible breech of planning conditions.
- CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED
A resident informed the council of proposed tree removal at a property in Old School Close.
Cllrs. agreed the removal was acceptable.
A resident informed the council of problems with traffic which damages fencing. Cllr. Walmsley will reply.
The meeting closed at 9.25pm