Planning Committee Meeting 3rd October 2016 LPC Meeting Minutes & Reports

REPORT OF THE LENHAM PARISH COUNCIL PLANNING COMMITTEE

HELD IN THE COMMUNITY CENTRE ON MONDAY 3rd OCTOBER  2016 AT 7.30pm

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PRESENT

Cllr. N Osborne, Chairman presiding.

Cllrs.  M Ballard, M Cockett, R Greenwood.

Mrs M McFarlane (Clerk)

1 member of the public.

 

  1. TO ACCEPT APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

No apologies received.

 

  1. DISCLOSURES AND CONFIDENTIAL ITEMS ON THE AGENDA

No disclosures or confidential items on the agenda.

 

  1. PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

 

16/506736/FULL           9th September

Convert an existing building into a dwelling.

Part Northam Farm Lenham Heath ME17 2BT

No objections.

 

The Chairman closed the meeting at 7.40pm following the arrival of a member of the public.

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

A resident attended the meeting to give a brief outline of application 16/506772 the erection of a single storey artists workshop (see below) which will offer employment opportunities and will be open to the public by appointment.  The site affords ample parking facilities and will be well screened from view.

 

The Chairman thanked the resident for attending and reopened the meeting at 7.55pm.

 

16/506772/FULL                15th September

Demolition of existing agricultural building and erection of single storey Artists Workshop/Gallery to include: Gallery, Assembly Space, Package and Storage Room, Kitchenette & WCs, Preparatory Room, Dark Room, X-Ray Chamber, Scan Room, Studio, Offices, car parking and landscaping.

Bennetts Barn Biggin Farm Sandway Road Sandway.

We note the employment opportunity and welcome these proposals.

 

16/506613/FULL                14th September

Proposed front and side extension.

30 Old School Close Lenham ME17 2HD

No objections.

 

16/506624/FULL    9th September

Demolition of existing outbuildings, the change of use of an existing barn to form a single residential dwelling and the erection of two new dwellings, together with associated works.

Land adjacent to The Forstal Bull Hill Lenham Heath

We cannot support the application as it is unsustainable development in the country side due to lack of local amenities and does not meet the criteria of the NPPF.

 

16/506751/FULL                    13th September

Erection of a single storey rear extension and internal alterations.  Alterations to fenestration.

66 Robins Avenue Lenham ME17 2HP

No objections.

 

16/506835/FULL                  19th September

Construct new single storey rear conservatory extension.

Down House Old Ashford Road Lenham ME17 2PX

No objections.

 

16/506236/LBC                    29th September

Listed Building Consent for replacement of aluminium patio doors and window frames with Idigbo hardwood patio doors and frames like for like with no structural alterations. (Works completed)

Stonecroft Hall Old Ham Lane Lenham ME17 2LT

No comments.

 

  1. NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN REPORT

The NHP team continue to finalise statements for presentation at the Maidstone Local Plan Examination, which have been collated into one document. (presently in draft form) Several members of the team will attend the examination process.

The team meet each Tuesday evening during October.

 

 

  1. CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED

KCC Town and Country Planning Regulation 1992.

Application no KCC/MA/0247/2016. Swadelands School Ham Lane Lenham.

Demolition of existing science block and erection of new two story science building, with additional parking.  Creation of a new multi-functional plaza on site of demolished building.

A resident who requested the selection of the Planning Chairman be debated at the next LPC meeting, will be invited to attend the meeting, where the issue will be discussed further.

 

The meeting closed 9.10pm

Planning Committee Meeting 3rd October 2016
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