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58.

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 David Wimble declared a disclosable pecuniary interest in respect of applications 21/1989/FH Princes Parade - New electricity sub-station and 21/1997/FH Princes Parade – Storm water outfall drainage pipes as he is a member of Cabinet and had taken advice from Assistant Director - Governance, Law & Service Delivery, he left the meeting during discussion and voting on these items.

59.

Minutes

To consider and approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the meetings held on 11 and 23 November 2021.

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Minutes:

The minutes of the meetings held on 11 and 23 November 2021 were submitted, approved and signed by the Chairman.

60.

Minutes of the Licensing Sub-Committee

To consider and approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 2 December 2021.

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Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 2 December 2021 were submitted, approved and signed by the Chairman.

61.

Gambling Act 2005 - Update to the Statement of Principles

Gambling Act 2005 requires the council, in its role as the local licensing authority, to prepare a Statement of Principles related to the exercise of its licensing functions. This Statement of Principles must be reviewed every three years. The current statement runs until April 2022. The Statement of Principles has been reviewed updated to cover the next three year period from 2022 to 2025. This report seeks approval from the Planning & Licensing Committee to publish the updated draft statement for public consultation.

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Minutes:

Gambling Act 2005 requires the council, in its role as the local licensing authority, to prepare a Statement of Principles related to the exercise of its licensing functions. This Statement of Principles must be reviewed every three years. The current statement runs until April 2022. The Statement of Principles has been reviewed updated to cover the next three year period from 2022 to 2025. This report sought approval from the Planning & Licensing Committee to publish the updated draft statement for public consultation.

 

Proposed by Councillor David Wimble

Seconded by Councillor Mrs Ann Berry and

 

 

RESOLVED:

1.         To receive and note report DCL/21/44.

2.         To agree the draft revised Gambling Statement of Principles for 2022-2025 to be published for public consultation for a six week period.

3.         To delegate the Director of Place to approve any minor amendments to the Policy as a result of the consultation, before being presented to Full Council for approval and adoption.

 

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

 

62.

Princes Parade Promenade, princes Parade, Hythe CT21 6EQ

New electricity substation and bin store.

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Minutes:

New electricity substation and bin store.

 

Nicola Stuart, local resident spoke against the application.

Cllr Anita Jones spoke on behalf of Hythe Town Council.

Cllr J Martin, District Ward member spoke on the application.

Michael Bottomley, agent, spoke on the application.

 

Proposed by Councillor Mrs Ann Berry

Seconded by Councillor Tony Hills 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 6; Against 5; Abstentions 0)

Councillor Wimble was not present for this item.

63.

Princes Parade Promenade, Princes Parade, Hythe CT21 6EQ

Storm water outfall drainage pipes.

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Minutes:

Storm water outfall drainage pipes.

 

Mrs H.St Clare, local resident, spoke against the application.

Cllr Anita Jones, spoke on behalf of Hythe Town Council.

Cllr J Martin, District Ward member spoke on the application.

Michael Bottomley, agent, spoke on the application.

 

Proposed by Councillor Tony Hills

Seconded by Councillor P 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.

 

RECORDED VOTE:

FOR - Brook, Hills, Goddard, Berry, P Martin, Meyers

AGAINST - Fuller, Wing, Keen, Meade, Treloar

ABSTNETIONS - None

 

(Voting: For 6; Against 5; Abstentions 0)

Councillor Wimble was not present for this item

 

 

64.

Motis Business Centre, Cheriton High Street, Folkestone CT19 4QJ

Erection of 6 x commercial units for Class E (specifically for office, research & development and industrial) and Class B8 purposes, extension of existing centre to provide further Class E office floorspace, children's nursery, cafe and gym and the provision of a 115no. space truck stop, a transhipment building, along with an ancillary welfare facilities and office building, including access, parking and landscaping.

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Minutes:

Erection of 6 x commercial units for Class E (specifically for office, research & development and industrial) and Class B8 purposes, extension of existing centre to provide further Class E office floorspace, children's nursery, cafe and gym and the provision of a 115no. space truck stop, a

transhipment building, along with an ancillary welfare facilities and office building, including access, parking and landscaping.

 

Catherine Igoe, local resident spoke in support of the application.

Matthew Garvey, agent, spoke on the application.

 

Members discussed whether it would be harmful to the AONB but given the allocation on the site for employment already, it was considered to be acceptable on these grounds.

 

Councillor Wimble’s reasons for his proposal are as follows:

 

1.    There is a greater need for the proposed use than it’s allocated Development Plan use.

2.    The proposal will create jobs.

3.    It will provide a site for needed lorry parking.

4.    It is a realistic use for the site.

 

Proposed by Councillor David Wimble

Seconded by Councillor Philip Martin and

 

RESOLVED:

That planning permission be approved 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 7; Against 5; Abstentions 0)

65.

Kings Arms, The Square, Elham, Canterbury CT4 6TJ

20/0747/FH - Erection of single storey rear extensions, refurbishment of existing outbuilding to provide dining area and all associated landscaping works

20/0752/FH - Listed building consent for the erection of single storey rear extensions, refurbishment of existing outbuilding to provide dining area and associated internal and external works

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

20/0747/FH - Erection of single storey rear extensions, refurbishment of existing outbuilding to provide dining area and all associated landscaping works.

 

20/0752/FH - Listed building consent for the erection of single storey rear extensions, refurbishment of existing outbuilding to provide dining area and associated internal and external works.

 

Matthew Edwards, local resident, spoke against the application.

Alister Hume, agent, spoke on the application.

 

Proposed by Councillor Clive Goddard

Seconded by Councillor David Wimble  and

 

RESOLVED:

To defer both applications to allow officers to go back and speak with the applicant with regards to the scale and mass of the development and to seek the views of KCC Highways and Transportation.

 

(Voting: For 10; Against 1 Abstentions 1)

 

66.

Land 250 North East of Longage Hill Farm Cottages, Lyminge

Minutes:

Retrospective application for the erection of two timber sheds for agricultural storage and associated hardstanding (re-submission of 20/1799/FH).

 

Justin Alford, local resident, spoke against the application.

Cllr Roger Joyce, spoke on behalf of Lyminge Parish Council.

Cllr Mrs Jenny Hollingsbee, Ward Member – a statement was read out on her behalf

Jane Scott, agent, spoke on the application.

 

Proposed by Councillor Jackie Meade

Seconded by Councillor David Wimble and

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted and delegated authority be given to the Chief Planning Officer to investigate the physical appearance of the site, and to expedite official action if necessary.

 

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