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Report by the Head of Planning

Report DCL/16/12 sets out the planning applications that will be

considered by the Planning and Licensing Committee.

Minutes:

At the start of considering the report by the Head of Planning the Committee noted that applications Y16/0635/SH (Land adjoining Orchard Cottage, the Street, Postling)  and Y16/1221/SH (Land rear of 2 Willop Close, Dymchurch) had been withdrawn for the reasons stated.

 

 

1                      Y16/1093/SH: Wharfdale, Station Road, Hythe

 

Demolition of House and erection of a terrace of 4 houses with detached car ports.

 

Mr Mike Simmons, the applicant’s agent spoke on their behalf.

 

Proposed by Councillor Dick Pascoe

Seconded by Councillor Philip Martin and 

 

RESOLVED that planning permission be granted subject to the conditions set out in the report.  Also subject to detailed wording to be agreed by the Head of Planning, including consideration of the need and wording for conditions relating to works to the access road and obscure glazing to the southern elevation of the terrace. 

 

(Voting: For 11; Against 0; Abstentions 1 )

 

 

 

2.                Y16/0623/SH: Little Densole Farm, Canterbury Road, Densole

 

Siting of 12 holiday lodges and erection of a reception building and a store

building, together with formation of a fishing lake, a car park area, tennis courts, a children’s play area, and a putting green, to create a tourism site.

 

Councillor Paul Peacock made a declaration of pecuniary interest as he works for a contractor for the MoD which owns part of the application site. He therefore left the Chamber and took no part in the discussion on this matter.

 

Mr Joseph Wright, a local resident, spoke in favour of the application. He said this development would boost the local economy and that although the site is in an AONB, trees and shrubs would be planted and this site would be an excellent opportunity to ‘show off’’ the AONB. 

 

Councillor Godfrey, the Ward member, spoke in favour of the application. He was encouraged by the fact that this development seems to be sensitive to its surroundings, is of high quality and will attract tourism. 

 

Mr Jonathan Moore Lambe, the agent for the applicants spoke on their behalf.  Mr Moore Lambe explained this is an exclusive holiday facility aimed at wheelchair users.  He mentioned it would be an excellent facility to be promoted to tourists visiting Kent. 

 

Councillors, having regards to the requirements of Development Plan policy and Government advice set out within the NPPF felt that, on balance, the development would  conserve and preserve the scenic beauty of the AONB whilst also providing significant employment and tourism benefits and enhancing the North Downs and wider district.  Councillors considered that the AONB location was suitable and that the application demonstrated that there would not be harm to the AONB, which is given the highest status of protection in the NPPF.  Councillors considered the development therefore complied with policy and constituted sustainable development. 

 

Proposed by Councillor Dick Pascoe

Seconded by Councillor Peter Simmons and

 

RESOLVED that planning permission be granted and the Head of Planning be granted delegated authority to negotiate with the applicants the detail of the conditions to be imposed.

 

(Voting: For 8; Against 2; Abstentions 1)

 

 

3.             Y16/0355/SH: Land Adjacent to 49 Adie Road, Greatstone.

 

Erection of 14 dwellings with associated hard surfacing and amenity space.

 

During the course of discussion Councillor Simmons spoke against the application and said he was concerned the road would become congested as a result of the additional traffic, that the road could be liable to flooding and that houses should not be built which were not in keeping with the surrounding area. In addition to these views Councillor Govett said Greatstone Primary was already at capacity as was the local doctors surgery and therefore this was not a sustainable location for such development.

 

Councillor Simmons therefore proposed and Councillor Govett seconded that for these reasons the application should be refused. This motion was lost.

 

 (Voting: For 4; Against 6; Abstentions 2)

 

It was then proposed by Councillor Len Laws and seconded by Councillor Clive Goddard and 

 

RESOLVED that planning permission be granted subject to the completion of an acceptable Section 106 Agreement and to the conditions set out in the Report by the Head of Planning, with delegation given to the Head of Planning for final wording.

 

(Voting: For 7; Against 3; Abstentions 2. Councillors Miss Susie Govett and Peter Simmons asked that their names be recorded in the minutes as having voted against approval of the application)  

 

 

 

4.           Y16/1393/SH: Radnor Park, Radnor Park Road, Folkestone

 

Formation of play area including erection of new play equipment, surfacing and landscaping.

 

Proposed Councillor Dick Pascoe

Seconded Councillor Philip Martin and

 

RESOLVED that planning permission be granted subject to the conditions set out in the report by the Head of Planning and to the receipt of comments from KCC Archaeology.

 

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

 

 

 

5.         Y16/0450/SH: Seapoint Filling Station, Seabrook Road, Hythe.

 

Erection of extension to existing shop including addition of an extra storey for offices and storage.

 

Mr D Evans, a local resident, spoke against the application.

 

Mr Trevor Bond, the applicant’s agent, spoke on their behalf.

 

Proposed Councillor Philip Martin

Seconded Councillor Paul Peacock and 

 

RESOLVED that planning permission be granted subject to the conditions set out in the report by the Head of Planning.

 

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

 

 

6.         Y16/0635/SH Land adjoining Orchard Cottage, The Street, Postling

 

This application has been withdrawn by the applicant. 

 

 

 

7.         Y16/0450/SH Wellington, Sunnyside Road, Sandgate, Folkestone

 

Erection of a Detached House

 

Mr Nicholas Lawn, the applicant’s agent, spoke on their behalf.

 

Proposed Councillor Peter Simmons

Seconded Councillor Mrs Claire Jeffrey and

 

RESOLVED that planning permission be granted subject to the conditions set out in the report by the Head of Planning.

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

 

8.         Y16/1221/SH Land Rear 2 Willop Close, Dymchurch, Kent

Following the receipt of an objection from the Environment Agency this application was withdrawn from the committee agenda so as to allow for officers to consider the suitability of the development proposed.

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

 

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