Planning and Preservation 20.10.20

CRANBROOK & SISSINGHURST PARISH COUNCIL

MINUTES OF THE PLANNING & PRESERVATION COMMITTEE

HELD ON 20th OCTOBER 2020

The meeting was held remotely using Zoom software.

Declaration of Interests, Dispensations, Predetermination or Lobbying:

Members are required to declare any interests, dispensations, predetermination or lobbying on items on this agenda. Members are reminded that changes to the Register of Interests should be notified to the Clerk.

Present: Cllr. Smith (in the Chair), Cllrs. Bunyan, Fermor, Hatcher and Kings

Apologies: Cllr Gilbert

PLANNING APPLICATIONS:

20/02676/FULL 

Flishinghurst Orchard, Chalk Lane, Cranbrook. TN17 2QB

Variation of Condition 1 (Use) of 95/00102/FUL – Variation in order to facilitate any other users within the Class B1 use class 

The Parish Council recommended REFUSAL for the following reasons:

  • Insufficient information to make a decision. Number of users & nature of business.
  • Highway Safety, narrow lane.

Proposed by Cllr. Fermor, seconded by Cllr. Smith and agreed.

20/02623/FULL

Oak Cottage, Dorothy Avenue, Cranbrook, Kent. TN17 3AN

Removal of front porch; ground floor front extension; new porch and new entrance door and side light; landscaping and additional parking.

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

20/02721/FULL

1 Hill View Cottages, Starvenden Lane, Sissinghurst, Cranbrook. TN17 2AN

Loft conversion including the insertion of 3no dormer windows to side elevation.

The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL proposed by Cllr. Smith, seconded by Cllr. Kings and agreed.

20/02733/FULL

Upper Willsley House, Angley Road, Cranbrook.  TN17 2LF

Side/rear extension with associated landscaping

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

20/02495/FULL 

Hockridge, Friezley Lane, Cranbrook. TN17 2LL

Demolish existing pool house/plant room/storage room and build new pool house/plant room/storage room. 

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

20/02726/FULL  

Land Adj Robindale, The Common, Sissinghurst, Cranbrook. TN17 2AD

Erection of single dwelling

The Parish Council recommended REFUSAL for the following reasons:

  • Outside the Limits to Build Development
  • Impact on character or appearance of area.  New dwelling would alter rural character of the area and entrance to the lane. Access close to the busy A229.

 Proposed by Cllr. Smith, seconded by Cllr. Fermor and agreed.

20/02744/FULL

CL2 Hair and Beauty, 33 Stone Street, Cranbrook. TN17 3HF

Change of use from office to residential and creation of one bedroom residential garden flat. 

The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL proposed by Cllr. Hatcher, seconded by Cllr. Kings and agreed.  However, concern was expressed regardingthe lack of a bedroom window/fire escape route which were not clear on the plans provided.  

TWBC PLANNING DECISIONS: 

The Clerk read out the planning decisions made by TWBC.

ITEMS FOR INFORMATION:

None received.

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