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CRANBROOK & SISSINGHURST PARISH COUNCIL

MINUTES OF THE PLANNING & PRESERVATION COMMITTEE

HELD ON 21st FEBRUARY 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. Hatcher, Kings and Somers

Apologies: Cllr. Gilbert

PLANNING APPLICATIONS:

23/00219/FULL

Orchard House Flishinghurst Orchard Chalk Lane Cranbrook TN17 2QB

Demolition of existing pole barn.  Removal of static caravan, construction of annexe.

The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL on condition that the annexe remains ancillary to the main property.  Proposed by Cllr. Hatcher, seconded by Carol Somers and agreed.

The applicant was in attendance and welcomed the suggestion by Cllr. Bunyan to receive a copy of the Parish Councils eco design guide. The Clerk will email the applicant a copy.

22/03552/FULL

Hemsted Forest Equestrian Centre Golford Road Benenden Cranbrook TN17 4AJ

Installation of 8 flood lights to the outdoor sand school and their use between 4pm and 7.30pm October to April during term time only.

The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL. Proposed by Cllr. Somers, seconded by Cllr. Kings and agreed.

23/00265/FULL

Farm Corner Angley Park Angley Road Cranbrook TN17 2PN

Proposed single storey extension.

The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL. Proposed by Cllr. Bunyans, seconded by Cllr. Hatcher and agreed.

23/00064/FULL

6 Kirby Close Cranbrook TN17 3DE

Erection of a new garage.

The Parish Council recommended REFUSAL for the following reasons:

  • Out of keeping, negatively impacting the appearance of the area
  • The building line would be bought forward in such a way that would dominate

Proposed by Cllr. Kings seconded by Cllr. Bunyan and agreed.

23/00278/FULL

Sunningwell Angley Road Cranbrook TN17 2PL

Erection of detached dwellinghouse

Although the Parish Council did not object to development in principle, they recommended REFUSAL for the following reasons:

  • The size of the proposed property does not meet local need
  • Overlooking/loss of privacy for the bungalow in Wheatfield Way
  • Flood risk from surface water run off

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

23/00284/FULL

Corbins Angley Road Cranbrook Kent TN17 2PL

Removal of rear single storey extension with balcony over, Erection of two storey extension, Replacement porch, Removal of redundant chimney stack, Replacement joinery, Installation of a sun pipe.

The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL. Proposed by Cllr. Hatcher, seconded by Cllr. Kings and agreed.

TREE APPLICATIONS:

23 00256/TPO 2

22 Joyce Close Cranbrook Kent TN17 3LZ

Trees: OAK (T2) – Remove epicormic growth from lower trunk, Raise crown by 10.5 meters from ground level, Whole Crown reduction by 4 metres all around the tree, Deadwood removal

The Parish Council agreed that this application should be decided by the Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Tree Officer. Proposed by Cllr. Hatcher, seconded by Cllr. Somers and agreed.

CORRESPONDENCE:

 APPEAL RECEIVED:

The Committee noted the appeal below:

Planning Application 22/00586/FULL – PINS REF NO: APP/M2270/W/22/3308174 Mount Ephraim Farm Freight Lane Cranbrook

Demolition of disused agricultural outbuildings and the erection of a new 3-bedroom dwelling

No further comments.

TWBC PLANNING DECISIONS:

The Clerk read out the decisions received from Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.

 ITEMS FOR INFORMATION:

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