6th April

CRANBROOK & SISSINGHURST PARISH COUNCIL
MINUTES OF THE PLANNING & PRESERVATION COMMITTEE
HELD ON 6TH 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. Smith (in the Chair), Cllrs. Bunyan, Gilbert, Fermor, Fletcher, Kings and Hatcher

PLANNING APPLICATIONS:

21/00584/FULL
Dulwich Preparatory School, Course Horn Lane, Cranbrook, Kent.  TN17 3NP

Erection of a pair of semi-detached houses and one detached house.  Revised siting and design for Plots 6, 7 & 8.  Revised parking and garaging arrangements.  Incorporation of additional land in the garden areas of Plots 6, 7 & 8 (revisions to planning permission 19/02136/FULL)

The Parish Council recommended REFUSAL for the following reasons:

  • The development is outside the limits to build development area
  • Access and parking concerns.  This development is on rural unadopted lane not able to cope with increased traffic.

Money secured regarding Section 106 funding should be allocated as agreed in Application 19/02136/FULL

Note:  Whilst accepting there is some improvement regarding layout and gardens, the original principle for rejection still stands.

Proposed by Cllr. Hatcher, seconded by Cllr. Smith and agreed with 1 abstention.

21/00602/FULL
Land Adjacent Frisco Cottage, Hawkhurst Road, Cranbrook, Kent.

Erection of 2no. detached two-bedroom dwellings with the provision of associated access, parking, amenity, landscaping and bio-diverse enhancements.

The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL.  The Parish Council requests that permitted development rights are removed and the pedestrian access is improved.

Proposed by Cllr Fermor, seconded by Cllr Bunyan and approved with 2 abstentions.

21/00490/FULL
13 Milkhouse Cottages, Sissinghurst, Cranbrook, Kent.  TN17 2JT

Removal of existing ground floor side extension and replacement with new ground floor side extension.

The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL.

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

21/00213/FULL  
Mount View, The Common, Sissinghurst, Cranbrook TN17 2AF

Conversion of the existing garage to separate ancillary annexe accommodation and provision of a new detached double garage for vehicle storage 

The Parish Council recommended REFUSAL for the following reason:

  • No objection to conversion of garage to ancillary accommodation, but Parish Council were concerned about the height of the replacement double garage with room above. This should be single storey.

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

21/00938/LBC  
1 Waterloo Place Waterloo Road Cranbrook Kent TN17 3JH

Listed Building Consent – Insertion of bi-fold doors to the east elevation; internal alterations affecting kitchen, breakfast and dining room; replacing slipped and damaged slates to north and east elevations.

The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL.

Proposed by Cllr. Hatcher, seconded by Cllr Smith and agreed, subject to the views of the TWBC Conservation Officer.

21/00462/FULL & 21/00463/LBC
The Cranbrook Bakery, High Street, Cranbrook, Kent.  TN17 3EJ

Extension and works to the rear of the building to create better bakery facilities, baker’s office and staff room.

The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL.

Proposed by Cllr. Kings, seconded by Cllr Fermor and agreed, subject to the views of the TWBC Conservation Officer.

21/00392/FULL
Aragon Farm Biddenden Road Sissinghurst Cranbrook Kent TN17 2AB

Two x 18′ shepherd huts on wheels with tow bars for use as holiday lets.

The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL.

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

21/00588/FULL
2 Pound Cottages, Goudhurst Road, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 2LH

Enlargement of existing ground floor extension and second storey extension.

The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL.

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

21/00764/FULL & 21/00765/LBC
Buss Murton, 31 High Street, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 3EE

Replacement shopfront & Listed Building Consent.

The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL.

Proposed by Cllr. Gilbert, seconded by Cllr Kings and agreed, subject to the views of the TWBC Conservation Officer.

21/00759/FULL
Forest View Tenterden Road Cranbrook Kent TN17 3PA

Proposed erection of a single replacement dwelling with solar panels, detached garage and annexe outbuilding with proposed landscaping following the demolition of existing dwelling and associated structures.

The Parish Council remained NEUTRAL.

Proposed by Cllr. Gilbert, seconded by Cllr. Smith and agreed.  However, concern was expressed regarding the overall height of the replacement dwelling.

21/00696/FULL
Folly Hill Cottage, Friezley Lane, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 2LL

Extension and conversion of an existing ancillary outbuilding to form 1 no holiday let works including; removal of an external staircase and access deck, the insertion of doors and windows to the elevations, the insertion of a roof dormer, the addition of a projecting single storey extension with a balcony, covered canopy and privacy screening and associated internal layout alterations.

The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL.

Proposed by Cllr. Gilbert, seconded by Cllr Smith and agreed on condition that the new holiday let remains ancillary to the main dwelling.

21/00363/FULL
Badgers Wood London Lane Sissinghurst Cranbrook TN17 2AP

Reconstruction of fire damaged property.

The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL.

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

TREES:

0004/2021/TPO
Dulwich Preparatory School, Course Horn Lane, Cranbrook, Kent.  TN17 3NP

The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL.

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

TWBC PLANNING DECISIONS:

The Deputy Clerk read out the planning decisions.

ITEMS FOR INFORMATION:

Members referred to the agenda item for consideration at the Full Council meeting regarding Turnden 2 and discussion took place regarding the possible options. 

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