16th February 2021

CRANBROOK & SISSINGHURST PARISH COUNCIL

MINUTES OF THE PLANNING & PRESERVATION COMMITTEE

HELD ON 16TH FEBRUARY 2021

The meeting was held remotely using Zoom software.

Declaration of Interests, Dispensations, Predetermination or Lobbying:

Members are required to declare any interests, dispensations, predetermination or lobbying on items on this agenda. Members are reminded that changes to the Register of Interests should be notified to the Clerk.

Present: Cllr. Smith (in the Chair), Cllrs. Bunyan, Fermor, Gilbert, Kings and Hatcher

PLANNING APPLICATIONS:

20/03447/FULL 

Phoenix Cottage The Street Sissinghurst Cranbrook Kent TN17 2JH

Single storey rear extension; addition of side window to existing house.

The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL proposed by Cllr. Smith, seconded by Cllr. Gilbert and agreed.

21/00072/FULL 

Forest Cottage Golford Road, Benenden Cranbrook TN17 4AJ

Rear extension and new driveway and parking area with landscaping. 

The Parish Council recommended REFUSAL for the following reasons:

  • Size and scale of proposed extension not modest in size
  • Effect on wildlife conservation regarding removal of hedge, also next to ancient woodland

Proposed by Cllr. Fermor, seconded by Cllr. Hatcher and agreed.

20/03840/FULL 

Golford Place Bungalow Tenterden Road Cranbrook TN17 3PB

Proposed highways access and gates to existing residential outbuilding associated to main dwelling (retrospective) | 

The Parish Council recommended REFUSAL for the following reasons:

  • No residential use for outbuilding
  • Highway access considered dangerous

Proposed by Cllr. Bunyan, seconded by Cllr. Fermor and agreed.

21/00251/FULL & 21/00252/LBC

Forge Farm Glassenbury Road Cranbrook Kent TN17 2QE

Proposed conversion of existing barn / garage into habitable ancillary outbuilding. Proposed external and internal alterations to outbuilding. 

The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL proposed by Cllr. Gilbert, seconded by Cllr. Smith and agreed, subject to the views of the Conservation Architect and on condition that the proposed conversion remains ancillary to the existing property.

21/00228/PNQCLA & 21/00242/PNQCLA

Satins Hill Farm Spongs Lane Sissinghurst Cranbrook Kent TN17 2AH

Prior Notification for the change of use of a building and land within its curtilage from an agricultural use to a use falling within Class C3 (Dwelling house) and building operations reasonably necessary to convert the building For it’s prior approval to: – Transport and highways impacts; – Noise impacts; – Contamination risk; – Flooding risks; – Whether location or siting makes it impractical or undesirable – Design or external appearance – The provision of adequate natural light in all habitable rooms of the dwelling houses 

The Parish Council recommended REFUSAL for the following reasons:

  • Highway access safety concerns as this would have to be on to Frittenden Road as the alternative route is private property
  • Curtilage not identified
  • More detail on proposed parking required
  • Unsustainable development

Proposed by Cllr. Bunyan, seconded by Cllr. Fermor and agreed.

TREES: Nothing to report.

TWBC PLANNING DECISIONS:

The Deputy Clerk read out the planning decisions.

APPEAL DECISION:

Appeal Dismissed – Appeal Ref: APP/M2270/W/20/3247977

Land at Gate Farm, Hartley Road, Hartley, Cranbrook, Kent.  TN17 3QX

Proposed development of up to 27 dwellings, with associated access, parking and landscaping

(and with matters except access reserved)

ITEMS FOR INFORMATION:  Nothing to report.

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