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 and Fletcher

Apologies:  Cllrs. Gilbert and Kings



White Horse Inn High Street Cranbrook Kent TN17 3EX

Retention of public house and Manager’s flat.  Conversion of upper floors/outbuilding to create five one-bedroom dwelling units, including reconfiguration of the beer garden and car park.

The Parish Council recommended REFUSAL for the following reasons:

  • Lack of parking spaces – Parking could easily be improved by reconfiguring the outside space by moving bike store/bins to incorporate additional space.  The garden to the outbuilding should include a parking space thus providing at least two additional parking areas

The Parish Council would have otherwise supported this application as it does meet the local housing need.

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


23 Stone Street Cranbrook Kent TN17 3HF

Listed Building Consent – Alterations to the colour of the front of the shop from blue to green and place 3 downlights (6 in total) in the front window (works already carried out).

Cllr. Bunyan recommended APPROVAL seconded by Cllr. Somers and agreed, subject to the views of the Conservation Officer.


Glassenbury Park House Glassenbury Road Cranbrook Kent TN17 2QF

Listed Building Consent: Installation of a window in bedroom of estate staff accommodation.

Cllr. Hatcher recommended APPROVAL seconded by Cllr. Somers and agreed, subject to the views of the Conservation Officer


Forcett House Angley Road Cranbrook Kent TN17 2PN

Proposed garage, extension of existing driveway and porch

Cllr. Hatcher recommended APPROVAL seconded by Cllr. Somers and agreed.


Riverdale High Street Cranbrook Kent TN17 3DN

Construction of timber shed in rear garden

Cllr. Bunyan recommended APPROVAL seconded by Cllr. Hatcher and agreed.


Sissinghurst Place Biddenden Road Sissinghurst Road Cranbrook Kent TN17 2JP

Remodelling of 1940’s loggia, new rear garden room, first floor balcony and new front open, self-supporting porch

Cllr. Somers recommended APPROVAL seconded by Cllr. Hatcher and agreed.

BUDGET 2024/25:

As there was £5,000 in reserves the Planning Committee agreed not to request further funding for the year 2024/25.


 Letter from Farms for Farming – Netter Solar Farm Application 23/02067/FULL: The Planning Committee noted the content of this correspondence.

  • Discuss letter from Department of Levelling Up regarding Turnden Planning Application: 20/00815/FULL and Parish Council Representation to Secretary of State regarding this: All Parish Councillors had been forwarded a response compiled by Cllr. Hatcher and the Planning Committee agreed that he could forward this on behalf of the Parish Council.  The response is attached to the end of the minutes.
  • Cranbrook Engineering Site Street Naming: The following street names were put forward – Bull Square, White Lion Close/Twitten/Court, Wilkes Field.  These were all very strong local names with true meaning.



23/02525/FULL Dulwich Preparatory School Course Horn Lane Cranbrook Kent – Erection of a single storey double garage with a new gravel drive and vehicular gate to the East and a new cleft post and rail fence and hedge planting to the North and West boundaries of the Oast House.

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.

23/02530/FULL Little Charity Swattenden Lane Cranbrook Kent TN17 3PS – Variation of Condition 2 of Planning Permission 23/00684/FULL – Alter roof pitch from 40 degrees to 35 degrees, by raising eaves approximately 400mm and keeping ridge height as per current application.

23/02439/ADV Park Farm Goudhurst Road Cranbrook Kent TN17 2LJ – Advertisement – 2No. aluminium entrance signs of L: 1200mm, H: 1200mm, D: 90mm with no luminance.

23/02529/FULL  1 Church Cottages, Carriers Road Cranbrook Kent TN17 3JR – Replacement entrance porch.

23/00833/FULL Snowfields Academy Cranbrook Angley Road Cranbrook Kent TN17 2PJ – Demolition of a part single storey/part double storey teaching block. New parking area with drop off zone, widening of access roads, new canopy, relocation of existing cycle stands.

23/02516/TPO The Pest House Frythe Walk Cranbrook Kent TN17 3BD – Trees: NORWEIGAN MAPLE (T1) – Remove to ground level; BLACK WALNUT (T2) – Reduce all over by 2 metres; ASH (T3) – Remove to ground level TULIP (T4) – Remove to ground level.


23/02324/FULL Bounds End Farm Goudhurst Road Staplehurst Kent TN12 0HQ – Demolition of the Old Milking Arn in replacement of a barn-style construction consisting of; Indoor swimming pool, with a toilet, changing area and plant room; an adjoining self-contained annex to serve as Air BnB accommodation; garden store and wood store structure.


Corn Hall Oast High Street Cranbrook Kent TN17 3DT – Change of use of agricultural land to extend residential curtilage, erection of new garage.



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