CRANBROOK & SISSINGHURST PARISH COUNCIL
MINUTES OF THE PLANNING & PRESERVATION COMMITTEE
HELD ON 20TH APRIL 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. Bunyan (in the Chair), Cllrs. Fermor, Gilbert, Kings, Hatcher
Hartridge Manor Farm, Paley Lane, Cranbrook TN17 2NA
Provision of a stable block providing two stable bays, a secure tack room/store and an open bay shelter for tractor storage within a 3.0 acre paddock; relocation of solar panel to roof.
The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL proposed by Cllr. Bunyan, seconded by Cllr. Gilbert and agreed, subject to an agreed provision for the removal of animal waste regularly.
Swattenden Barn Stables Swattenden Lane Cranbrook Kent TN17 3PR
Creation of driveway (Retrospective)
The Parish Council recommended REFUSAL for the following reasons:
- Access – Highway safety concerns
- Using rural land for industrial purposes
Proposed by Cllr. Kings, seconded by Cllr. Gilbert and agreed.
Hawkhridge Farmhouse, The Common, Sissinghurst, Cranbrook, Kent.
Change of Use from agricultural land to create a wildlife pond in field of improved grassland.
The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL proposed by Cllr. Hatcher, seconded by Cllr. Fermor and agreed.
Oaklands, Tenterden Road, Cranbrook, Kent. TN17 3PB
Proposed demolition of existing dwelling and construction of a replacement dwelling.
The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL proposed by Cllr. Bunyan, seconded by
Cllr. Fermor and agreed. Councillors were concerned regarding the height of the replacement dwelling which could be reduced by changing the pitch of the roof. The existing bungalow to be demolished as soon as new property is built and the established trees should be protected.
The Ferns Dorothy Avenue Cranbrook Kent TN17 3AL
Proposed front porch extension; garage conversion to lounge and utility, including replacement of existing garage door with window.
The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL proposed by Cllr. Gilbert, seconded by Cllr. Kings and agreed, subject to parking being adequate without the need to park in Dorothy Avenue.
TREES: Nothing to report.
TWBC PLANNING DECISIONS:
The Deputy Clerk read out the planning decisions.
ITEMS FOR INFORMATION:
Cllr. Kings reported several possible breach of planning regulations, these can be reported straight on to Tunbridge Wells Borough Council’s Planning Portal.