Planning & Preservation

CRANBROOK & SISSINGHURST PARISH COUNCIL

MINUTES OF THE PLANNING & PRESERVATION COMMITTEE

HELD ON 1st SEPTEMBER 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, Gilbert, Fermor, Hall, Hatcher and Kings.

Apologies: None

PLANNING APPLICATIONS:

20/00199/FULL

Santolina, The Common, Sissinghurst, Kent. TN17 2AD

Conversion of garage to annexe, including forming new windows and door openings.

The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL on condition that the annexe remains ancillary to the main dwelling.

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

20/00458/FULL

Woodside, The Meads, Cranbrook, Kent. TN17 3QB.

Proposed alterations to land levels and creation of bunding.

The Parish Council recommended REFUSAL for the following reasons:

  • Plans were unclear
  • Impact on Landscape and Drainage
  • The Committee support the comments made on an earlier application by the Landscape Officer

20/02196/FULL 

Oak Lodge Hartley Road Cranbrook Kent TN17 3QX

Proposed detached cart shed garage.  

The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL.

Proposed by Cllr. King, seconded by Cllr. Bunyan and agreed.

20/02163/FULL

Farndale House High Street Cranbrook Kent TN17 3DT

Insertion of two new windows on side elevation

The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL.

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

20/01913/FULL 

Dairymans London Lane Sissinghurst Cranbrook TN17 2AP

Conversion of an outbuilding currently used as a shed and a car port, into a Granny Annex, including extending it.  

The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL

Proposed by Cllr. Hatcher, seconded by Cllr. Hall and agreed.

The Parish Council requested that the tree plan needs clarifying.

20/02285/LBC 

School House Cranbrook School Waterloo Road Cranbrook Kent TN17 3JD

Listed Building Consent: Proposed overboard of existing lathe and plaster ceiling  

The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL

Proposed by Cllr. Bunyan, seconded by Cllr. Hatcher and agreed.

TREE APPLICATIONS:

20/02327/TPO  

31 Joyce Close Cranbrook Kent TN17 3LZ

Trees: OAK (T1) – Reduce away from the neighbours property by approximately 2 metres (leaving approximately 5 metres) branches and growth which are close to the building cut back to appropriate branch axils. Raise crown to approximately 5 metres and remove major deadwood. 

The Parish Council recommended APPROVAL, subject to the views of TWBC Tree Officer.

Proposed by Cllr. Fermor, seconded by Cllr. Gilbert

TWBC PLANNING DECISIONS: 

The Clerk read out the planning decisions made by TWBC.

APPEAL DECISION: Dismissed

Appeal Ref: APP/M2270/W/20/325023

OS Plots 4975 and 5275, Crane Lane, Cranbrook, Kent.

Three two storey detached houses.

CORRESPONDENCE:

None received.

ITEMS FOR INFORMATION:

  • Cllr. Bunyan reported that she had attended a remote meeting with Cllr. Fletcher on the proposed new planning regulations at which Stephen Baughen, (TWBC Head of Planning Department) gave a presentation.  The Clerk informed the meeting that Stephen Baughen would be giving the same presentation at the next Full Council Meeting.  Cllr. Hall commented that it was very important that individuals make comments on the proposed new planning policies.
  • Cllr. Hall resigned from the Planning & Preservation Committee as she now sat on the Borough Planning Committee.  Cllr. Smith thanked her for her contributions and welcomed her to attend any future meetings.
  • Cllr. Smith updated the Planning Committee on the progress of the St. Georges Institute.  A meeting had been held recently with Fernham Homes; however. land registry was progressing slowly.
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