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CRANBROOK & SISSINGHURST PARISH COUNCIL MINUTES OF THE PLANNING & PRESERVATION COMMITTEE HELD ON 23RD APRIL 2024

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), Cllr. Hatcher, Cllr. Gilbert and Cllr. Somers (in part)

Apologies:  Cllr. Swenson

PLANNING APPLICATIONS:

 23/00854/FULL

Land & Buildings Adj. Farm Cottages Bettenham Lane Biddenden Kent

Change of use of consented 20/02903/FULL to single dwellinghouse with annex

The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL proposed by Cllr. Bunyan, seconded by Cllr. Hatcher and agreed on condition the annex remains ancillary to the main dwelling.

24/00712/LBC

Branden Biddenden Road Sissinghurst Cranbrook Kent TN17 2AB

Listed Building Consent – Removal of first floor partition between bedroom 2 & 3, construction of new partition from landing

The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL proposed by Cllr. Bunyan, seconded by Cllr. Gilbert and agreed subject to the views of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Conservation Officer

24/00860/FULL

Three Chimney Inn Hareplain Road Biddenden Kent TN27 8LW

Overflow off-road car parking space serving the Three Chimney Inn with overflow garden seating area

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

24/00978/FULL

Almyr Bakers Cross Cranbrook Kent TN17 3JW

Proposed two storey side extension, single storey rear extension with changes to existing rear fenestration (revised scheme to approved scheme 23/01847/FULL)

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

24/00925/FULL

Land at Six Acres Park Lane Cranbrook Kent TN17 3QD

Erection and use of a building as a day room in association with the equestrian use of the site (retrospective)

The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL proposed by Cllr. Hatcher, seconded by Cllr. Gilbert on condition that this building remains ancillary to the equestrian use.

24/00900/FULL

Sissinghurst Castle Biddenden Road Sissinghurst Kent TN17 2AB

Concrete pad and screening for siting of replacement heating boiler and brick boiler housing

The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL proposed by Cllr. Gilbert, seconded by Cllr. Bunyan and agreed subject to the views of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Conservation Officer.

24/00966/ADV Brick Kiln Farm High Street Cranbrook Kent

Advertisement – Totum signage, stack signage and hoarding to display advertisement of the proposed development in place on site under reference 16/502860/OUT

The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL proposed by Cllr. Gilbert, seconded by Cllr. Bunyan on condition  that signage and hoarding is removed or permission is renewed after 18 months and the lighting should be on timers to switch off at 10pm to allow for dark skies.

CORRESPONDENCE:

Consultation on Revised Validation and Guidance Requirements for Planning Applications determined by Kent County Council – Councillors noted the content and raised no concerns.  It was noted however, that it would be helpful to know the sections which had been revised.

 TWBC PLANNING DECISIONS:

Granted:

 24/00401/FULL 19 Wheatfield Way Cranbrook Kent – Two storey front extension, part single/two storey rear extension, addition of window to first floor and garage extension

23/03125/SUB Former Cranbrook Engineering Site and Wilkes Field Stone Street Cranbrook Kent – Submission of details in relation to Condition 11 – (External Materials & Details) of 16/503953/FULL

24/00486/FULL Chitupa Orchard Way Cranbrook Kent TN17 3LN – Front extension and conversion of garage.

23/01974/FULL Hayselden Cottage The Common Sissinghurst Kent TN17 2AF – Provision of a three bay garage, two bays for car parking, one for home office/studio

Refused:

24/00348/FULL White Horse Inn Carriers Road Cranbrook Kent TN17 3EX – Conversion of ground floor to 2no. self-contained residential apartments, with associated bin and bike store and reconfiguration of car park

Appeal Decision allowed:

 Appeal Ref: APP/M2270/W/22/3312245

Sissinghurst Court Sissinghurst Road Sissinghurst Cranbrook Kent TN17 2JA

Replacement Gardener’s Cottage Sissinghurst Court Sissinghurst Road Sissinghurst Kent

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