Planning Meeting 3rd September 2018 LPC General, LPC Meeting Minutes & Reports


PRESENT: A Walmsley, (Chairman presiding), R Greenwood (Chairman Lenham Parish Council) M Ballard, M Cockett, N Osborne

Public Participation Mr R Newman (resident) attended (to be advised on the forthcoming presentation to MBC regarding the application for the development at Tanyard Farm)
Mrs. Janetta Sams (Borough Councillor), Mr. S McKenzie (Chairman of the NHP group), V Woollven (member of the NHP group)

Tanyard Farm NorthPlanning Application

MBC Planning will consider the revised application on Thursday 6th September. It was noted that Lenham’s Borough Councillors, the LPC and a local resident have each taken up the opportunity to appear before the Committee to articulate their ongoing objections. While TFN is an already allocated site under the MBC Local Plan it is important that, in granting the application no unhelpful precedents are set that may impact adversely on the LNP. In respect of this meeting. Cllr. Sams gave an order of presentation and Cllr. Cockett gave an overview of what would happen at the meeting. This was to ensure that Mr. Newman, (a local resident and objector) and Cllr. Walmsley would be comfortable and accurate in their presentations. Both Mr. Newman’s and Cllr. Walmsley’s presentations were reviewed and a number of changes were made. It was noted that the presentation to MBC committee was limited to a 3 minute time slot and this would be rigidly imposed. Cllr. Sams advised that she had sent a pack of Photos in advance to the committee and that Cllr T. Sams would also be having a 3 minute presentation.

APOLOGIES: Cllr Andy Ratcliffe. M McFarlane (Clerk annual leave)

The minutes were taken & produced by Cllr. Walmsley.


Declarations of Interest: There were no declarations in relation to the Agenda.

The Minutes of the previous meeting were accepted as a true copy and signed off by AW



18/503998 16 Robbins Close Erection of a single storey front extension.

Moving up to Building Line.

No Comment

18/504335 Old School Close Demolition of existing conservatory, erection of a single storey rear extension and conversion of loft into an additional bedroom with ensuite shower room. (Resubmission of 17/506300/FULL).

No Comment

Neighbourhood Plan Report

Discussion centred around the forthcoming Regulation 14 open day on October 6thand numerous items were brought to the table.

It was agreed that Cllr A. Ratcliffe had done a good job on the sports facilities presentation document. 150 copies would be printed for distribution by the Football Club at the Consultation.

To help bring the Consultation to public attention further Flyers would be produced and the subject matter would be put on the website.

The regulation 14 Neighbourhood Plan would be a 52-page booklet with a high quality photo featuring The Cross and Poppies on the front page.

It was noted that September’s edition of “The Focus” would not be ready until Wednesday 5thand this posed some logistical problems in leaving enough time to be able to insert the Reg. 14 flyers. It was reported that Margo McFarlane was on vacation, so the normal channel of distribution were not available and a volunteer team was needed to accomplish the insertion and distribution of “The Focus”

Correspondence Received

No correspondence was received

AOB – No matters arose

MEETING CLOSED: 10.00 pm   

Planning Meeting 3rd September 2018
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