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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Centre, Folkestone

Contact: Sue Lewis 

Link: Planning documents can be found here

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48.

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.

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Minutes:

Councillor Jackie Meade declared a voluntary announcement in that she is a member of Folkestone Town Councils Planning Committee and was aware of a couple of the applications on the agenda. She remained in the meeting for the discussions and voting on these items.

49.

Minutes

To consider and approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 17 December 2019.

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Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 17 December 2019 were submitted, approved and signed by the Chairman.

50.

Minutes of the Licensing Sub-Committee

To approve the minutes of the meetings of the Licensing Sub Committee held on 9and 16 December 2019. 

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Minutes:

The minutes of the meetings held on 9 and 16 December 2019 were submitted, approved and signed by the Chairman.

51.

Y190814FH - 7 The Old High Street

Report DCL/19/31 considers whether planning permission should be granted for a variation to the previously approved scheme which was for the change of use from retail to a mixed use of retail, a drinking establishment and an exhibition space.  This previously approved scheme was granted subject to restricted opening hours and this report considers whether the proposed alterations to the opening hours are acceptable.  The report recommends that planning permission be granted for a temporary three year period as it is considered that this would safeguard the amenities of existing and future occupants allowing the extended operational hours to be tested and by restricting the playing of live and recorded music.

 

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Minutes:

Report DCL/19/31 considered whether planning permission should be

granted for a variation to the previously approved scheme which was for

the change of use from retail to a mixed use of retail, a drinking

establishment and an exhibition space.

 

Mr Howard Barkley, local resident spoke on the application.

 

Proposed by Councillor Danny Brook

Seconded by Councillor Mrs Jenny Hollingsbee and

 

Resolved:

1.         That planning permission be granted subject to the conditions set out at the end of the report with the following changes:

           

            That the opening hours be restricted to 08.00 – 01.30am Friday – Saturdayand Bank Holiday Mondays / 31st October, Christmas Eve, New Years Eve;

            That a noise limiter must be installed before the change in hours takes place;

            That a three year temporary condition be amended to one year with a review.

 

2.         That delegated authority be given to the Chief Planning Officer to agree and finalise the wording of the conditions and add any other conditions that he considers necessary.

 

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

52.

Y19-0781-FH Oak Ryse

This application seeks planning permission to convert a modern agricultural barn in the open countryside to a residential dwelling. 

 

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Minutes:

This application seeks planning permission to convert a modern

agricultural barn in the open countryside to a residential dwelling.

 

Mr Durrant, local resident spoke on the application.

Mrs C Moss, applicant spoke on the application.

 

Claire Dethier, Development Management (Strategic Sites) Lead Specialist referred members to the letter they had all received from the agent and corrected an error in the report explaining that  some of the boundary treatments between  the application site and Oak Ryse had been removed, however, this was since 2016 and informed Members that  the lawful use of the site is agricultural and not residential as claimed in the letter.

 

Proposed by Councillor John Collier

Seconded by Councillor Georgina Treloar and

 

Resolved:

That planning permission be refused for the reasons set out at the end of the report.

 

(Voting: For 9; Against 0; Abstentions 2)

53.

Y190947FH Apple Tree Farm

Report DCL/19/34 considers whether planning permission should be granted for the erection of solar array within the grounds of Apple Tree Farm, Stelling Minnis. The report recommends that planning permission be granted as it is considered that the amenities of existing and future occupants would be safeguarded and the design and layout would not negatively impact upon the surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

 

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Minutes:

Report DCL/19/34 considered whether planning permission should be

granted for the erection of solar array within the grounds of Apple Tree

Farm, Stelling Minnis.

 

Cllr Laszlo Dudas spoke on the application on behalf of Stelling Minnis Parish Council

 

Proposed by Councillor Mrs Jenny Hollingsbee

Seconded by Councillor Philip Martin and

 

Resolved:

1.         That planning permission be granted subject to the conditions set out at the end of the report and that delegated authority be given to the Chief Planning Officer to agree and finalise the wording of the conditions and add any other conditions that he considers necessary.

2.         That officers add a condition requiring landscaping around the site be strengthened.

 

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

54.

Y19-1075-FH 4 Marine Terrace

Report DCL/19/33 considers whether planning permission should be granted for the change of use and conversion of the existing building to five self-contained flats, together with the erection of a five storey rear extension and extension and alterations to the existing roof at 4 Marine Terrace, Folkestone, previously known as the Chelsea Hotel. The report recommends that planning permission should be granted as it is considered that the amenities of existing and future residents would be safeguarded and the design and layout of the proposed development would not negatively impact on the streetscene or conservation area.

 

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Minutes:

Report DCL/19/33 considered whether planning permission should be

granted for the change of use and conversion of the existing building to

five self-contained flats, together with the erection of a five storey rear

extension and extension and alterations to the existing roof at 4 Marine

Terrace, Folkestone, previously known as the Chelsea Hotel.

 

Proposed by Councillor David Wimble

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 that delegated authority be given to the Chief Planning Officer to agree and finalise the wording of the conditions and add any other conditions that he considers necessary.

 

(Voting: For 9; Against 0; Abstentions 2)

55.

Signed Lobbyong forms

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