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Contact: Kate Clark 

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1.

Declarations of Interest

Members of the committee should declare any interests which fall under the following categories*:

 

a)    disclosable pecuniary interests (DPI);

b)    other significant interests (OSI);

c)     voluntary announcements of other interests.

Minutes:

Councillor Mrs Jenny Hollingsbee made a voluntary announcement in respect of application Y14/0850/SH in that she is an adjacent homeowner to the site.  Councillors Mrs Hollingsbee remained in the meeting during discussion and voting on this item. 

 

Councillor Mrs Mary Lawes declared that she had called in application Y17/0231/SH.  She remained in the meeting during discussion and voting on this item. 

 

Cllr Len Laws made a voluntary announcement in respect of application Y14/0850/SH in that he personally knows the owner of the site.  He remained in the meeting during discussion and voting on this item. 

2.

Minutes

To consider and approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 25 April 2017.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 25 April 2017 were submitted, approved and signed by the Chairman. 

3.

Minutes of the Licensing Sub-Committee

To receive and note the minutes of the Licensing Sub Committee meeting held on 25 April 2017.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 25 April 2017 were submitted, approved and signed by the Chairman. 

4.

Report by the Head of Planning

Report DCL/17/01 sets out the planning applications that will be

considered by the Planning and Licensing Committee.

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Report DCL/17/01 sets out the planning applications that will be considered by the Planning and Licensing Committee.

 

1.      Y14/0850/SH       Airport Cafe Ashford Road Sellindge Kent

 

Retrospective application for a change of use to lorry park incorporating extension of existing parking area; and retention of two mobile units for toilet and shower facilities.

 

Amended conditions were circulated at the meeting and these are attached for information.

 

Paul Hanson, local resident, spoke against the application

Linda Hedley, Sellindge Parish Council, spoke against the application

Alistair Scott, applicant’s agent, spoke on the application. 

 

Proposed by Councillor Dick Pascoe

Seconded by Councillor Roger Wilkins and

 

That planning permission be granted subject to the conditions set out in the report. 

 

(Voting: For 5; Against 6; Abstentions 1)

Councillors Mrs Mary Lawes, Miss Susie Govett and Michael Lyons asked that their names be recorded in the minutes as having voted against this resolution.

Upon being put the vote for approval was LOST.

 

Proposed by Councillor Mrs Jenny Hollingsbee

Seconded by Councillor Roger Wilkins and

 

Resolved:

1.            That planning permission be deferred for a request to be made to the applicant to provide details within one month of measures to ensure lorries turn left only out of the site and that all lorries using the site pre-book.

2.            The application will be reported back to the Planning and Licensing Committee to be held in July 2017.

 

(Voting: For 9; Against 3; Abstentions 0)

 

 

2.    Y17/0231/SH     Memorial Garden Adjacent Brewery Tap

 

Erection of a visitor centre with internal and external congregational areas for

a temporary period until February 2018.

 

Louise Daniels, Senior Planning Officer, reported a letter of support from a member of the Stokes family.

 

 

Adrian Lockwood, applicant, spoke on the application.

 

Proposed by Councillor Len Laws

Seconded by Councillor Mrs Jenny Hollingsbee and

 

Resolved:

That temporary planning permission be granted subject to the conditions set out in the report.

 

(Voting: For 10; Against 2; Abstentions 0)

 

 

 

3.     Y16/0866/SH         Redlynch House 19 Hillcrest Road Hythe Kent

                                         

Demolition of existing building (former residential home) and erection of 9 new

 apartments with associated car parking and amenity areas.

 

Sophie Pettifer, local resident, spoke against the application.

Geoff Miles, local resident, spoke in favour of the application

Cllr Dearden, ward member, spoke against the application

 

Proposed by Councillor Len Laws

Seconded by Councillor Peter Simmons and

 

Resolved: That planning permission be refused for the reasons

set out in the report. 

 

(Voting: For 7; Against 4; Abstentions 1)

 

 

4.     Y17/0150/SH         33 Newlands St Marys Bay Romney Marsh Kent

                                         

Erection of a pair of semi-detached houses with off street parking for both

properties and the existing property no.33 Newlands.

 

 Margaret Buckley, local resident, spoke against the application.  Ms Buckley lives next door to the site and is extremely concerned about this development with regard to loss of light, noise and parking.

 

 Matt Whitby, spoke on behalf of the applicant and informed that this development design is in keeping with the original buildings and is an infill within an urban area. 

 

Proposed  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

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 7 of

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

 

Information relating to any action taken or to be taken in connection with the prevention, investigation or prosecution of crime.

 

Minutes:

Proposed by Councillor Alan Ewart- James

Seconded by Councillor Dick Pascoe

 

Resolved:

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 7 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Action 1972:

 

Information relating to any action taken or to be taken in connect with the prevention, investigation or prosecution of crime. 

 

(Voting: For 12, Against 0, Abstentions 0)

6.

Unauthorised change of use of land

Report DCL/17/02 considers the appropriate action to be taken regarding the unauthorised change of use that has taken place on a piece of land.

Minutes:

Report DCL/17/02 considers the appropriate action to be taken regarding

the unauthorised change of use that has taken place of a piece of land at Woodland Road, Lyminge for the storage of mobile homes, vehicles, and miscellaneous items. No planning permission has been granted for the use of the land for this purpose. This report recommends that an Enforcement Notice be served requiring the unauthorised use of the land for the storage of mobile homes, vehicles and miscellaneous items to cease and requiring their removal from the land.

 

Proposed by Councillor Dick Pascoe

Seconded by Councillor Jenny Hollingsbee and

 

Resolved:

1.         To receive and note report DCL/17/02.

2.         That officers give the site occupant one month to provide evidence that the use has become lawful and if satisfactory evidence to demonstrate this is not provided then the following action will be taken:

 

3.         That an Enforcement Notice be served requiring the unauthorised use of the land for storage of mobile homes, vehicles, and miscellaneous items to cease, and the removal of the items from the land.

4.         That the period of compliance with the Notice be (three) 3 months.

5.         That the Head of Planning be given delegated authority to determine the exact wording of the Notice

6.         That the Head of Democratic Services and Law be authorised to take such steps as are necessary including legal proceedings to secure compliance with the Notice.

 

(Voting: For 12, Against 0, Abstentions 0)

 

 

7.

Installation to the exterior of a listed building

Report DCL/17/03 considers the appropriate action to be taken regarding the installation of a waste pipe to the exterior of a listed building.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Report DCL/17/03 considers the appropriate action to be taken regarding the installation of a white waste pipe to the exterior of a property at Metropole Court, Folkestone, which is a Grade II Listed Building. This report recommends that a Listed Building Enforcement Notice be served to require the removal of the pipe.

 

Proposed by Councillor Michael Lyons

Seconded by Councillor Paul Peacock and

 

Resolved: 

1.         To receive and note report DCL/17/03

2.         That a Listed Building Enforcement Notice be served requiring the

removal of the unauthorised pipe and the making good of the wall in the building.

3.         That the period for compliance be six months

4.         That the Head of Planning be given delegated authority to determine the exact wording of the Notice;

5.         That the Head of Democratic Services and Law be authorised to take such steps as are necessary, including legal proceedings to secure compliance with the Notice.

 

(Voting: For 12; Against 0; Abstentions 0)