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CRANBROOK & SISSINGHURST PARISH COUNCIL MINUTES OF THE PLANNING & PRESERVATION COMMITTEE HELD ON 17TH OCTOBER 2023

Declaration of Interests, Dispensations and Predetermination:

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

Present:  Cllr. Bunyan (Chairman), Cllrs. Somers, Hatcher, Kings, Gilbert and Swenson

PLANNING APPLICATIONS:

23/02554//FULL

Lavender Cottage Hazelden Farm Marden Road Cranbrook Kent TN17 2LP

Remodel existing single storey side & rear extension to include: first floor extension with dormers to the rear, new roof with roof lights to the side and front.

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

23/02654/FULL

2 Quaker Cottages Quaker Lane Cranbrook Kent TN17 2HD

Replacement of the existing ancillary garaging to 2 Quaker Cottages with a three bedroom family home

The Parish Council recommended REFUSAL for the following reasons:

  • Lack of non selective secondary school in Cranbrook
  • Concern with utility companies’ ability to supply

Proposed by Cllr. Hatcher, seconded by Cllr. Gilbert.  Voting 3 in favour, 3 against.  The Chairman used her casting vote in favour of refusal.

If Tunbridge Wells Borough Council are minded to approve this application the Parish Council would prefer it to be a two bed property.

23/02673/LBC

Bounds End Farm Goudhurst Road Staplehurst Kent TN12 0HQ

Demolish existing 20th Century brick porch on the front of the house and replace with brick/oak frame porch on a slight larger footprint

The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL proposed by Cllr. Somers, seconded Cllr. Swenson and agreed.

23/02615/FULL

Bramleys Tilsden Lane Cranbrook Kent TN17 3PJ

Infill extension creation of additional window in sitting room and addition of pitched roofs to existing house, demolition of two outbuildings and garage and creation of singular outbuilding

The Parish Council recommended REFUSAL for the following reasons:

  • No proposed block plan
  • Insufficient and confusing details
  • Ancillary building appears to be 2 bed bungalow not a like for like replacement

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

23/02619/FULL

9 Hovendens Sissinghurst Cranbrook Kent TN17 2LA

Ground floor front extension, conversion of garage and new pitched roof

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

TREE APPLICATION: None.

CORRESPONDENCE:

  • Email from Brenchley & Matfield Parish Council regarding TWBC call in procedure.

Councillors noted the contents of the email from Brenchley & Matfield Parish Council.

 TWBC PLANNING DECISIONS:

Granted:

23/02182/FULL

8 Frythe Walk Cranbrook Kent TN17 3BD

Sub-division and extension of dwelling to create 3 no. dwellings

23/01535/LBC

Mockbeggar House Wilsley Green Cranbrook Kent TN17 2LG

Listed Building Consent – Repairs to roof, left chimney and internal finishes

23/02137/FULL

Pantiles The Common Sissinghurst Cranbrook Kent TN17 2AD

Single storey rear extension and internal alterations

22/03648/FULL

Courtlands Turnden Road, Cranbrook Kent TN17 2QL

Erection of a detached three bedroom dwellinghouse and free standing carport

23/02110/FULL

Cornhall House High Street Cranbrook Kent TN17 3DT

To enclose existing open porch area with black heritage steel replacement aluminium single door & two sidelights

 ITEMS FOR INFORMATION:

 The Rural and Community Housing Enabling Service invited members to attend an online meeting to help identify and support delivery of local needs housing. The Session is schedule for 8th November 12.30pm-1.30pm.  Those interested in attending to contact the Clerk.

  • Rural Services Network are holding a seminar on Rural Planning online via zoom 11.00-13:00 Wednesday 25th  All members wishing to attend to register direct.
  • The Committee noted the Secretary of State’s decision to refuse Berkeley Homes application for 165 dwellings on land adjacent to Turnden, Hartley Road, Cranbrook Kent has now been quashed by consent. The sealed Court order was received and the matter will now return to the Secretary of State to reconsider.

 

 

 

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