Planning & Preservation 16th November 2021

CRANBROOK & SISSINGHURST PARISH COUNCIL

MINUTES OF THE PLANNING & PRESERVATION COMMITTEE

HELD ON 16TH NOVEMBER 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.

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

Apologies:  Cllr. Fermor

PLANNING APPLICATIONS:

21/03513/FULL & 21/03514/LBC

Crossways Common Road Sissinghurst Cranbrook Kent TN17 2AG

Erection of veranda to the rear of the existing holiday let and erection of a 1.8metre fence.

The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL subject to the views of the Conservation Architect, proposed by Cllr. Gilbert, seconded by Cllr. Smith and agreed.

21/03367/FULL 

White Gables 19 Wheatfield Drive Cranbrook Kent TN17 3LU

Proposed rear first floor extension with internal alterations 

The Parish Council recommended NEAUTRAL decision proposed by Cllr. Smith, seconded by Cllr. Hatcher and agreed.  The Parish Council requested the following comments be noted:

  • The plan looks like two separate dwellings
  • Lack of parking for a 7 bed property

21/03622/FULL 

Glassenbury Forge Glassenbury Road Cranbrook Kent TN17 2QE

Re-design and relocation of approved garage associated to the recently implemented approval ref. 19/01846/FULL 

The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL, proposed by Cllr. Smith, seconded by Cllr. Bunyan and agreed.  Parish Councillors endorsed the comments made by TWBC Tree Officer that the tree roots should be protected when development takes place

21/03653/LBC  

Glassenbury Park House Glassenbury Road Cranbrook Kent TN17 2QF

Listed Building Consent: Roof repairs, rebuilding of chimney stacks, replacing of chimney pots and installation of lighting conductor.

The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL subject to the views of the Conservation Architect, proposed by Cllr. Smith, seconded by Cllr. Gilbert and agreed.

21/03288/FULL & 21/03289/LBC  

Glassenbury Park House Glassenbury Road Cranbrook Kent TN17 2QF  

Listed Building Consent: Change of use of roof void in outbuilding for estate staff accommodation (Works Commenced)  

The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL subject to the views of the Conservation Architect, proposed by Cllr. Smith, seconded by Cllr. Gilbert and agreed.

21/03078/FULL 

Oaklands Tenterden Road Cranbrook Kent TN17 3PB

Variation of Conditions 2 (Approved Plans) and 3 (External Materials) of Planning Permission 21/00434/FULL – External materials changed from render walls, timber windows and slate roof to brick external walls, pvc-U windows and tiled roof; an additional dormer to the front elevation; relocate the chimney to the rear to create a fire enclosed escape route; ground floor – split the large window on the left into two smaller windows, add windows either side of the front door, add an additional window into the utility space for energy reduction and adequate ventilation; change two smaller dormers to one larger dormer to the rear; small windows to the rear elevation replaced with bifold doors and a larger window; replace French doors with a window (to the right of the elevation) to allow kitchen units to be installed under.

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

21/03144/FULL  

The Granary Buckhurst Farm Sissinghurst Road Sissinghurst Cranbrook Kent TN17 2AA

Conversion of existing farm outbuilding to form a new residential dwelling 

The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL subject to the views of the Conservation Architect, proposed by Cllr. Bunyan, seconded by Cllr. Gilbert and agreed.  Design Guide to be forwarded to developers.

21/03663/FULL

Hallwood Farm Hawkhurst Road Cranbrook Kent TN17 2SP

Proposed replacement of existing garage/workshop with new garage/workshop

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

21/03672/FULL

Forest Edge Biddenden Road Sissinghurst Kent TN17 2AB

Change of use and extension to the existing garage to create holiday let accommodation

The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL proposed by Cllr. Hatcher, seconded by Cllr. Smith and agreed on condition that it remains ancillary to main dwelling.  Design Guide to be forwarded to developers.

21/03633/LBC

Oak Cottage 2 The Hill Cranbrook Kent TN17 3AJ

Listed Building Consent:  Rebuilding damaged chimney, like for like, with addition of bed joint reinforcement across crack positions.

The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL subject to the views of the Conservation Architect, proposed by Cllr. Kings, seconded by Cllr. Hatcher and agreed.

21/03625/FULL

Weavers Golford Road Cranbrook Kent TN17 3NT

New outbuilding and relocation of access drive to highway.

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

TWBC PLANNING DECISIONS:

The Clerk read out the decisions received from Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.

CORRESPONDENCE:

As previously discussed by Full Council, Cllr. Smith agreed to contact TWBC and Hill developers regarding the possibility of the Parish Council having a representative on the Management Committees.

ITEMS FOR INFORMATION:

None received.

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