CRANBROOK & SISSINGHURST PARISH COUNCIL MINUTES OF THE PLANNING & PRESERVATION COMMITTEE HELD ON 5TH JANUARY 2021
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.
Cllr. Fermor reported that she was a neighbour of Pound House and although she would take part in discussion she would not vote on this application.
Present: Cllr. Smith (in the Chair), Cllrs. Bunyan, Gilbert, Fermor, Kings and Hatcher
Hazlehurst Cottage, The Street, Sissinghurst, Cranbrook, Kent. TN17 2JJ
Listed Building Consent: Internal alterations and external alterations including additional/replacement
Roof lights and windows.
The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL proposed by Cllr. Bunyan, seconded by Cllr. Smith and agreed. The Planning Committee would like to see the roof light on the cat-slide roof made smaller so that the rafters do not need cutting.
Pound House, Wilsley Pound, Sissinghurst, Cranbrook, Kent. TN17 2HR
Installation of a pair of timber entrance gates with timber posts on the boundary of the property, to replace existing gates in same location.
The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL proposed by Cllr. Smith seconded by Cllr. Bunyan and agreed on condition that the new gates open inwards.
Acer Cottage, Dorothy Avenue, Cranbrook, Kent. TN17 3AW
Demolition of existing attached garage and erection of two new 3 bed semi-detached houses.
The Parish Council recommended REFUSAL for the following reasons:
- Over intensive use of site
- Out of keeping with neighbouring properties
- Limited parking for existing property
- Back garden development
- Streetscape not included with planning application
Proposed by Cllr. Hatcher, seconded by Cllr. Fermor and agreed.
Springfield, High Street, Cranbrook, Kent. TN17 3LH
Proposed single storey extension to rear, alterations to fenestration & removal of existing additions.
The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL proposed by Cllr. Gilbert, seconded by Cllr. Bunyan and agreed.
Tambour House Friezley Lane Cranbrook Kent TN17 2LL
Demolition of existing outbuilding; installation of a pre-formed swimming pool, 11 x 4 metres, with a constant depth 1.2 metres to the rear garden of Tambour House; associated landscaping works.
The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL proposed by Cllr. Kings, seconded by Cllr. Smith and agreed. Any soil removal from the site should take place within normal working hours.
Rose Cottage Wilsley Green Cranbrook Kent TN17 2LG
Listed Building Consent: Construction of internal light weight timber stud corridor wall at first floor; Construction of internal lightweight timber stud dividing wall between enhanced bathroom and bedroom; Construction of shower cubicle in bathroom; Replace collapsed roof and walls of external detached Outhouse reusing existing materials (Works Commenced).
The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL proposed by Cllr. Hatcher, seconded by Cllr. Fermor and agreed subject to the views of the Conservation Architect.
White Ash Farm Starvenden Lane Sissinghurst Cranbrook Kent TN17 2AN
Demolition of mobile home with lawful residential use, several outbuildings, and the erection of a detached four bedroom dwelling with associated amenity and parking.
The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL proposed by Cllr. Fermor, seconded by Cllr. Hatcher and agreed. The Committee highlighted the fact that this site would be ideal for passive house standard development.
20/03537/FULL & 20/03538/LBC
Pound House Wilsley Pound Sissinghurst Cranbrook Kent TN17 2HR
Single storey extension and internal alterations
The Parish Council recommended REFUSAL proposed by Cllr. Hatcher, seconded by Cllr. Smith and agreed for the following reasons:
- Impact on a listed building to provide and overly large extension for a kitchen
Plummers Barn Biddenden Road Sissinghurst Cranbrook Kent TN17 2JP
Proposed infilling and alterations to existing covered terrace to form extension to existing kitchen space.
The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL proposed by Cllr. Smith, seconded by Cllr. Bunyan and agreed.
Kiplings Orchard Way Cranbrook Kent TN17 3LN
Alterations and extension of an existing dwelling comprising a single storey rear addition, first floor addition to single storey element to the front of the property and garage link, changes to fenestration, addition of a covered porch area
The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL proposed by Cllr. Fermor, seconded by Cllr. Bunyan and agreed.
TWBC PLANNING DECISIONS:
The Clerk read out the Planning Decisions received from Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
Appeal Dismissed – Appeal Ref: APP/M2270/C/20/3248393
Land at Park Farm, Goudhurst Road, Cranbrook, Kent. TN17 2LJ
TREE PRESERVATION ORDER: None received
ITEMS FOR INFORMATION: None reported.