Report of Planning Meeting 2/11/2015 LPC Meeting Minutes & Reports


Cllr. M Jerrett, Chairman presiding.

Cllrs. M Cockett, R Greenwood and H Shotter.

Mrs M. McFarlane (Clerk)



No apologies received


No disclosures or confidential items on the agenda.

Cllrs. discussed recommending to full council the option of submitting individual requests for Dispensations in respect of DPIs.  If agreed this would enable members to fully participate in planning considerations and engage in the Neighbourhood Plan.

Cllrs. agreed to recommend to full council on November 4th.




15/508193/FULL                     67 Robins Close Lenham ME17 2LE

13th October                            Erection of single storey side extension with insertion of roof lights, porch roof extension, removal of chimney and erection of two storey rear extension.

We wish to object on the grounds of loss of privacy.


15/508243/TPO                      16 Grovelands Lenham ME17 2QR

8th October                              TPO application to 1no Acer & 1 Indian Rain tree – fell

We have no objections.


14/500346/LBC                       8 The Square Lenham ME17 2PQ

8th October                              Listed Building Consent: Roof alterations

We have no objections, subject to the listed building restrictions.


15/504439/FULL                     Fairview Faversham Road Lenham ME17 2EX

9th October                              Repositioning of approved garage.  Relocating of access road. Construction of access gates and piers.  Construction of earth bund wall to north boundary.

Earth support works to private access road.

We support the neighbour’s view that the garage now overlooks their property which has a negative effect.



15/508757/FULL                     St Mary’s Cottage The Square Lenham ME17 2PH

29th October                            Change of use from part bank and part residential to solicitors office with associated parking

We have no objections to the change of use, provided the car park area is screened with hedging and appropriate parking surface.  The views of the residents in Church Square will be taken into consideration.


The recently received application concerning the ironmongers site at Faversham Road 14/505125/FULL will be discussed at the next planning meeting following further investigation.



Cllr. Jerrett reported on the very successful consultation event held at Lenham Primary School on the 17th October.  The follow up from the event will be a Technical Briefing to beheld 21st November at the Community Centre 10am to mid-day.



A letter from Lightsource Renewable Energy Ltd outlining the proposal to extend the planning permission term at Lenham Solar Farm from 25 years to 30 years with a one-off community benefit payment of £10,000 was discussed.  The recommendation to accept the offer will be recommended to full council.


An appeal concerning the breach of listed building consent was noted with no comments to be submitted by the planning committee.


Wealden Homes requested future details of the Neighbourhood Plan, the company have submitted an application to develop land rear of Loder Close.  The letter will be discussed at full council.


Full details are awaited for an application for Sunnyside Sandway, for consideration.


The advertisement for a vacant property in Groom Way will be circulated.  Concerns were raised about the lack of time to respond (five days) Cllr. Jerrett is investigating further.








The meeting closed 9.16pm

Report of Planning Meeting 2/11/2015
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