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88.

Declarations of Interest

Members of the council should declare any discloseable pecuniary interest or any other significant interests in any item/s on this agenda.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

89.

Minutes

To consider and approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 23 April 2013.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 23 April 2012 were submitted, approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

90.

Report on Appeals Decisions

The Committee is asked to note the report on appeal decisions.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the report on appeal decisions.

91.

Report on County Decisions

There is no report on county decisions.

Minutes:

There was no report on county decisions.

92.

Report of the Head of Planning on Applications

Report DC/12/24 sets out the planning applications that will be considered by the Development Control Committee.

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Minutes:

Report DC/12/23 sets out the planning applications that were considered by the Development Control Committee.

 

1.      Y12/0767/SH:     LAND AT INGLES MANOR AND LAND AT FOLKESTONE GARDEN CENTRE, CASTLE HILL AVENUE, FOLKESTONE

 

A hybrid application encompassing; 1) Full application for the erection of 13 dwellings with associated parking and landscaping together with 3 two storey office buildings with parking and landscaping forming phases 1 and 3, and 2) Outline application for the erection of 46 dwellings with associated parking and landscaping forming phases 2 and 4 (matters relating to access, landscaping and layout).

 

In addition to the supplementary information circulated to the Committee the Planning Team Leader reported the following additional submissions:

 

·              A letter received from Town Councillor Richard Wallace setting out concerns relating to the development; which include amongst other matters, the designs not being in keeping with Ingles Manor; concerns with sight lines of the new entrance road; tree issues; excessive density of development; concerns over the closure of the garden centre and the threat to wildlife.

·              A letter received from Bob and Liz Brown setting out amongst other matters concerns about the loss of the garden centre; impact on wildlife; flooding risk in basement areas; parking issues in the area.

·              Concerns from Alexander Tolluck regarding closure of the garden centre.

·              Additional 4 objections received regarding the development raising similar issues to those set in the main report.

·              Further information from the applicant’s agent regarding a more detailed bat survey for phases 2 and 4 and submission of an extract of the garden centre lease.

 

The following people addressed the meeting:

Ms L Brown, local resident

Richard Wallace, Folkestone Town Councillor

Karen Banks, applicant’s agent

 

Proposed by Councillor Mrs Keren Belcourt

Seconded by Councillor Clive Goddard and

 

RESOLVED: That subject to the signing of a S106 agreement covering those matters as set out under Developer Contributions in the report, planning permission be granted subject to conditions, as set out in the supplementary papers, and that delegated authority be given to the Head of Planning Services to determine the wording of the S106 agreement and any additional conditions which are considered reasonably necessary.

 

(Voting: For 10; Against 1; Abstentions 0)

 

Councillor Brian Copping requested that his vote against the motion be recorded.

 

2.      Y13/0175/SH:  EVERSLEY COLLEGE AND EVERSLEY LODGE, COLLINGE LANE, FOLKESTONE

 

Change of use and conversion of boarding college/school (Class C2) building to form 23 apartments, including alteration and extension of building, erection of associated detached two storey building to provide cycle storage with separate apartment above, erection of 17 two and three storey dwellings on part of college/school playing field with associated access, garages and parking, erection of single and two storey extensions to existing detached lodge building in connection with use as a dwelling, use of part of playing field to provide car parking and playing field areas for Sandgate Primary School and provision of parking and communal garden areas to apartments/dwellings (resubmission of application Y12/0838/SH).

 

The following people addressed the meeting:

Mrs S Nixon, local  ...  view the full minutes text for item 92.