CRANBROOK & SISSINGHURST PARISH COUNCIL
MINUTES OF THE PLANNING & PRESERVATION COMMITTEE
HELD ON 21ST DECEMBER 2021
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. Bunyan declared an interest regarding application 21/03917/Full and Cllr. Smith declared an interest regarding application 21/03914. Both would take part in the debate but would abstain from voting.
Present: Cllr. Smith (in the Chair), Cllrs. Bunyan, Gilbert, Hatcher and Kings
Branden Cottage Biddenden Road Sissinghurst Cranbrook Kent TN17 2AB
Conversion of ancillary building to dwelling, plus landscape enhancements.
Proposed by Cllr. Smith, seconded by Cllr. Bunyan and agreed.
Sharon Hawkhurst Road Cranbrook Kent, TN17 3QD
Erection of an oak-framed two storey garage with area for office space
The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL on condition that this new building remains ancillary to the main property, proposed by Cllr. Smith, seconded by Cllr. Hatcher and agreed.
Forest View Tenterden Road Cranbrook Kent TN17 3PA
Variation of Condition 2 (Approved Plans) in relation to 21/00759/FULL – To amend the approved chimney appearance; To widen the approved chimney breast to allow for an inglenook style fireplace to the ground floor
The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL proposed by Cllr. Hatcher, seconded by Cllr. Smith and agreed.
Little Lested Spongs Lane Sissinghurst Cranbrook Kent TN17 2AH
Two storey side, front and rear extension with single storey front extension. Amendments to fenestration and external finishes with construction of rear, front and side facing dormers; Construction of garage (Resubmission of 21/02046/FULL)
The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL proposed by Cllr. Hatcher, seconded by Cllr. Smith and agreed. Cllr. Bunyan abstained from voting. The Committee noted that the scale of the garage was incorrect and needed amending.
10 Hop Pocket Close Sissinghurst Cranbrook Kent TN17 2LB
Conversion of garage into a kitchen, with the inclusion of bi-fold doors and one window
The Cottage Goddards Green High Street Cranbrook Kent TN17 3LQ
Construction of detached garage.
The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL proposed by Cllr. Kings, seconded by Cllr. Gilbert and agreed, subject to enough space to turn vehicles on driveway.
St Georges Institute The Street Sissinghurst Cranbrook Kent TN17 2JQ
Demolition of the existing St George’s Institute building and erection of a new building providing community facilities, community parking spaces, improved access arrangements, 19 dwellings and associated landscaping and infrastructure.
It was agreed to defer this application until 4th January to ensure that neighbours and Sissinghurst residents are fully engaged. Proposed by Cllr. Gilbert, seconded by Cllr. Bunyan and agreed.
Bounds End Farm Goudhurst Road Staplehurst Tonbridge Kent TN12 0HQ
Change of Use of Mobile Shepherds Hut to Short-term Holiday Let.
The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL proposed by Cllr. Bunyan, seconded by Cllr. Kings and agreed on condition that this remains ancillary to main dwelling.
21/04049/FULL & 21/04050/LBC
The Oast House Golford Gate Golford Cranbrook Kent TN17 3NX
Extend existing single storey extension to create new open plan kitchen/dining area; Internal alterations to ground floor associated with extension.
The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL subject to the views of the Conservation Architect.
Proposed by Cllr. Bunyan, seconded by Cllr. Smith and agreed.
TWBC PLANNING DECISIONS:
The Clerk read out the decisions received from Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.