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CRANBROOK & SISSINGHURST PARISH COUNCIL MINUTES OF THE PLANNING & PRESERVATION COMMITTEE HELD ON 9TH 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.

Cllr. Fletcher declared a pecuniary interest and did not take part in the voting regarding 24/00720/FULL

Present:  Cllr. Bunyan (Chairman), Cllr. Swenson, Cllr. Fletcher and Cllr. Somers

 

Apologies:  Cllrs. Gilbert and Hatcher

PLANNING APPLICATIONS:

24/00651/FULL

6 Windmill Cottages Waterloo Road Cranbrook Kent TN17 2ET

Single storey side extension and rear dormer window

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

24/00720/FULL

16 Stone Street Cranbrook Kent TN17 3HF

Change of use form Class E to sui Generis wine bar

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

24/00455/FULL

Whitewell Oast Goudhurst Road Cranbrook Kent TN17 2PS

Conversion of redundant agricultural building to residential (Hopper Huts)

Whilst the Parish Council are against new development in Cranbrook and Sissinghurst due to the lack of any non-selective secondary school and concern regarding utility companies’ ability to supply, a small-scale development which meets local needs is acceptable.

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

24/00723/FULL

Hartley Lands Farm Swattenden Lane Cranbrook Kent TN17 3PS

Formation of new access from the highway and repositioning of 3no mobile homes

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

24/00742/FULL

Mount Ephraim Farm Freight Lane Cranbrook Kent TN17 3PG

Conversion of garage to annex, single-storey extensions to front & side and changes to fenestration

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

24/00685/FULL

The Old Tythe Barn Carriers Road Cranbrook Kent TN17 3JU

Change of use of residential dwelling to commercial office use

The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL providing more cars can be parked on-site as the car park nearby is at capacity.  Proposed by Cllr. Somers, seconded by Cllr. Bunyan and agreed

24/00832/FULL

Installation of ground-mounted solar panels on tennis court

Little Glassenbury House Glassenbury Road Cranbrook Kent TN17 2QG

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

24/00799/FULL

Wenmans Cottage Glassenbury Road Cranbrook Kent TN17 2QF

Erection of garage

 

The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL proposed by Cllr. Somers, seconded by Cllr. Swenson and agreed on condition that this remains ancillary to the main dwelling and for domestic use only.

CORRESPONDENCE:  None received.

TWBC PLANNING DECISIONS:

Granted:

24/00188/TPO Major Clarke House Rope Walk Cranbrook Kent TN17 3EU

Trees: SILVER BIRCH (T1) Reduce canopy by 2-2.5m, remove deadwood, crown lift to 3m over footpath & 5m over highway, crown thin 10%; 3 no. HORNBEAM (t2, t3) – Reduce canopy by 3m, remove deadwood, crown lift to 5m and crown thin 10%; MIXED SPECIES HEDGE LINE 9H10 – Reduce back all overhanging growth to boundary line by 1-1.5m & crown lift to 5m over parking area & bin stores

23/03509/LBC

The Pest House Frythe Walk Cranbrook Kent TN17 3BD

Listed Building Consent – Replace fireplace lintel & add additional leaf to single brick section of wall

24/00283/LBC & 23/03387/FULL

Angley Farm, Glassenbury Road Cranbrook Kent TN17 2QJ

Listed Building Consent – Conversion of existing outbuilding to form a flexible, incidental use

24/00281/LBC

Oak Cottage 2 The Hill Cranbrook Kent TN17 2AJ

Listed Building Consent – Roof: historic fabric preserved & restored, modern finishes removed from rafters underside, removal of thermal insulation between rafters, ventilation from eaves to ridge; South External Walls: removal of internal finishes, infilling with woodfibre insulation & wood wool boards; Concrete Floor Rear of Sitting Room: removal & reinstated timber suspended floor: Interim Supports & Soleplate: removed: Kitchen Ceiling: removed & replaced with breathable thermal insulation & lime plaster; Staircase & Chimney Breast: retain openness of space & exposure

ITEM FOR INFORMATION:

32 Joyce Close – The Parish Council had already commented on this application some time ago, however the Chairman agreed to write to Tunbridge Wells Borough Council reiterating the need to refuse this application.

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