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4.

Declarations of Interest

Members of the Council should declare any interests which fall under the

following categories. Please see the end of the agenda for definitions*:

 

a) disclosable pecuniary interests (DPI);

b) other significant interests (OSI);

c) voluntary announcements of other interests.

Minutes:

Councillor Alan Ewart-James made a ‘Voluntary Announcement of Other Interests’ in relation to planning application Y16/0463/SH – Shepway Resource Centre, Military Road, Folkestone, Kent, owing to his position as Cabinet Member for Housing and the likelihood that a large portion of the proposed development, should it be approved, would be purchased by Shepway District Council.  He reported that he had sought the advice of the Monitoring Officer and, as a result, would not withdraw from the meeting for this item and would take part in discussions and vote on the matter. 

5.

Minutes

To consider and approve as a correct record the minutes of the

Planning and Licensing Committee meeting held on 31 May 2016.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting, held on 31 May 2016, were submitted, approved and signed by the Chairman.

6.

Appeals monitoring information - 1st Quarter 1 April to 30 June 2016

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Members noted the appeals monitoring information - 1st Quarter 1 April to 30 June 2016.

 

In response to a question from Councillor Mrs Hollingsbee, Lisette Patching, Development Manager, confirmed that costs had been awarded in the upheld appeal against refusal of planning application Y15/0681/SH.  The level of the costs was unknown, as the developer had yet to submit a breakdown of these. 

 

The particular planning policy, which had been cited as reason for refusal, was under review, as part of the Local Plan process.

7.

Report of the Head of Planning

Report DC/16/02 sets out the planning applications that will be considered

by the Planning and Licensing Committee.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

1.       Y15/0030/SH HAWKINGE YOUTH ADVENTURE CENTRE ELVINGTON LANE HAWKINGE KENT

 

Outline application for the erection of 76 residential units incorporating 0.93 ha of open space with matters of appearance, landscaping, scale and layout reserved for future considerations.

 

The following people addressed the committee:

 

          Mr D Fletcher, local resident, spoke against the application;

          Simon Pentecost, applicant, spoke in support of the application.

 

Proposed by Councillor Roger Wilkins

Seconded by Councillor Damon Robinson          and         

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted subject to the

conditions set out at the end of the report and the completion of a S106 legal agreement that secures KCC contributions (if it is signed before CIL is introduced), affordable housing and open space maintenance, with delegated authority to the Head of Planning to determine the exact wording of the agreement and to include any further conditions he considers necessary.

 

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

 

2.       Y15/0514/SH HILLGAY SCHOOL ROAD SALTWOOD HYTHE KENT

 

Erection of a detached two storey dwelling.

 

Ben Geering, Head of Planning, left the meeting for this item, as he lives close to the site.

 

Annabel Hemmings informed the committee that two further representations had been received objecting on grounds of impact on amenity and that the development does not benefit the area.  She also recommended an additional condition relating to the moving of a street light.

 

The following people addressed the committee:

 

          Sarah Ware, local resident, spoke against the application;

          Mrs Nisbet, agent, spoke in support of the application;

          Cllr John Stevens, on behalf of Saltwood Parish Council, spoke on the application;

          Cllr Malcolm Dearden, Ward Member, spoke on the application.

 

Proposed by Councillor Mrs Jennifer Hollingsbee

Seconded by Councillor Philip Martin          and

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted subject to the

conditions set out at the end of the report and an additional condition relating to the moving of a street light.

 

(Voting: For 7; Against 3; Abstentions 1)

 

Councillor Michael Lyons wished his vote against the proposal to be recorded in the minutes.

 

3.       Y15/0988/SH 9 LOWER BLACKHOUSE HILL, HYTHE, KENT

 

Erection of a detached bungalow with off street parking.

 

Lisette Patching, Development Management Manager, left the meeting for this item, as she knows the applicant.

 

The following people addressed the committee:-

 

Mr D Green, neighbour, spoke against the application.

Councillor David Owen, ward member for Hythe, spoke on the application.

 

Proposed by Councillor Len Laws

Seconded by Councillor Mrs Jennifer Hollingsbee          and

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted subject to the

conditions set out at the end of the report, subject to any further conditions required by the Head of Planning.

 

(Voting: For 7; Against 4; Abstentions 0)

 

Councillor Michael Lyons wished his vote against the proposal to be recorded in the minutes.

 

4.       Y16/0004/SH 3 JOINTON ROAD, FOLKESTONE, KENT

 

Erection of a detached house on land adjacent to 3 Jointon Road, including formation of new driveway and landscaping.

 

Annabel Hemmings informed the committee that Folkestone Town Council had withdrawn its objection.

 

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8.

Licensing - update

A verbal update will be given.

Minutes:

Briony Williamson, Licensing Officer (Caravan Sites), and Paul James, Licensing and Compliance Officer, introduced themselves to the committee and provided members with an update on the work of the Licensing team.

9.

Exclusion of the public

To exclude the public for the following items of business on the grounds

that it is likely to disclose exempt information as defined in paragraph 1 of

Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.

Minutes:

Proposed by Councillor Clive Goddard

Seconded by Councillor Roger Wilkins                and

 

Resolved: To exclude the public for the following item of business on the grounds that it is likely to disclose exempt information as defined in paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.

 

(Voting: For 11; Against 0; Abstentions 0)

10.

Application to lift the suspension of drivers badge PD10

Report DCL/16/03 considers whether Private Hire Vehicle Licence holder should have his suspension lifted, continued or revoked.  

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Report DCL/16/03set out the facts for the committee to consider in determining the application to lift the suspension of a driver’s badge.

 

The committee heard oral evidence from the applicant, who provided information regarding the reasons for the application.

 

Members sought and received clarification on a number of matters pertinent to the application, including assurances about the character of the applicant and whether reports of driving, while the badge was suspended, could be evidenced.

 

Proposed by Councillor Roger Wilkins

Seconded by Councillor Peter Simmons

 

Resolved:

1.     That the suspension be lifted for a probationary period of 6 months;

2.     That, during that probationary period, the applicant be reviewed regularly by Paul James, Licensing and Compliance Officer.

3.     That Paul James be requested to advise the applicant on enhanced safety and security measures that may be helpful, particularly during the probationary period.

 

(Voting: For 11; Against 0; Abstentions 0)