2nd MARCH 2021

MINUTES OF THE PLANNING & PRESERVATION COMMITTEE

HELD ON 2nd MARCH 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, Gilbert and Kings. Cllr. Beck attended as an observer.

Apologies:  Cllrs. Fermor and Hatcher.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS:

20/03832/FULL 

Garages Doctor Hopes Road Cranbrook Kent

Erection of 1 x 2 bedroom 2 storey detached house with associated landscaping and parking

The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL.

Proposed by Cllr. Smith, seconded by Cllr. Gilbert and agreed.

21/00318/FULL  

2 Farm Cottages Bettenham Lane Biddenden Ashford Kent TN27 8HA

Proposed single storey extensions to side and rear.

The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL.

Proposed by Cllr. Kings, seconded by Cllr. Smith and agreed.

21/00373/FULL & 21/00374/LBC

White Cottage Goudhurst Road Cranbrook Kent TN17 2PU

Conversion and extension of existing outbuilding to provide home office, gym and storage for main house.

The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL, subject to the condition that it remains ancillary to the main dwelling and to the views of the Conservation Architect.

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

21/00367/FULL 

Barn at Course Horn Lane Cranbrook Kent TN17 3NR

Variation of Condition 2 (Approved Plans) of 19/02166/FULL – changes to window/door arrangements; use of standing seam zinc on the external walls at the bay end; removal of roof lights; changes to garden layouts; addition of single storey rear extension to building; inclusion of landscape planting plan.

The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL.

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

21/00379/FULL & 21/00380/LBC 

Kennel Holt Goudhurst Road Cranbrook Kent TN17 2PT

Form new openings in 20th century fabric; form a new partition to create a corridor within the utility and plant rooms; reconfiguration of the plant room and new doors added for access to the utility room; a new plant cupboard; provide new utility door in new opening to outside.  

The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL, subject to the views of the Conservation Architect.

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

TREES:

Nothing to report.

TWBC PLANNING DECISIONS:

The Clerk read out the planning decisions.

APPEAL DECISION:

APP/M2270/W/20/3258845 – 19/03536/FULL

Cranden Diamonds, Cranbrook Road, Benenden, Cranbrook TN17 4ET.

Proposed research and development building.

Members noted the appeal had been successful.

ITEMS FOR INFORMATION:

Cllr. Smith had been advised that an appeal was likely to be lodged for application 19/00308/FULL, the erection of 42 dwellings on land west of Mill Lane, which had been refused by the Planning Authority.

Cllr. Bunyan referred to an article in the ‘Village Matters’ section of the Sissinghurst Parish Magazine. It refers to an allocation of 1300 windfall sites in the Parish. This is the entire allocation of sites in the borough. Cllr. Smith offered to email the editor to advise of the error.

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