May 2014 Planning Committee Meeting Report LPC Meeting Minutes & Reports

REPORT OF THE LENHAM PARISH COUNCIL PLANNING COMMITTEE
HELD IN THE COMMUNITY CENTRE ON WEDNESDAY 21st MAY 2014 AT 7.30pm

PRESENT

Cllr. Godfrey, Chairman presiding
Cllrs. Gillett, Greenwood, Knowles and Osborn.
Mrs M McFarlane (Clerk)
5 members of the public.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Parishioners’ voiced concerns relating to possible future development along Ham Lane. Recognised issues such as lack of parking facilities, traffic hazards, road safety, A20 access, light pollution and the impact on natural habitat were raised. Cllrs. will reiterate all such concerns during the planning process.
Details of the proposed pond enhancement for the 106 agreement for the transfer of the village asset to the LPC were presented by D Pares and G Norton. Cllrs. will attend the MBC planning meeting to support the transfer during the application process.

1. TO ACCEPT APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Cllrs. Drylie and Willis (work commitment)

2. DISCLOSURES AND CONFIDENTIAL ITEMS ON THE AGENDA
No disclosures or confidential items on the agenda.

3. PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

MA/14/0608 FULL PLANNING PERMISSION
28/04/2014 BROADOAK DICKLEY LANE LENHAM ME17 2DD
Single storey rear extension and single side extension to provide garage.
We have no objections

KCC/MA/0009/2014 PROPOSAL
25/04/2014 CHILSTON SANDPIT SANDWAY ME17 2LU
Importation of 23,806 cubic metres of clay/soil to stabilise the northern face of the sandpit workings as part of the revision scheme restoration and aftercare pursuant to conditions 22 and 24 of planning permission MA/93/660
Clerk will write to KCC outlining concerns relating to traffic management and the mechanisms in place to adhere to controls relating to movement of vehicles along proposed route (East Street to Sandway Road). All damage to road sides and surface must be reinstated by KCC.

30/04/2014 HIGHWAYS ACT 1980 – SECTION 119
Proposed diversion of Public Footpath KH400 Lenham
We agree to option B as an alternative route as on map provided.

4. NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN REPORT
The meeting on 31st May will be to discuss two objectives, firstly the next steps to reinvigorate the Neighbourhood Plan and to decide on the future development of the plan and secondly, how to organise council activities to allow more free time to concentrate on the proposed plan, also to discuss the options of appointing a professional body to steer the council.

5. CORRESPONDENCE
Cllr. Godfrey read out a copy of the response from Hugh Robinson (MP) to the MBC draft Local Plan, which he does not support as currently proposed.
The meeting closed 9.10pm

May 2014 Planning Committee Meeting Report
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