Planning & Preservation Minutes 21st December 2021

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

PLANNING APPLICATIONS:

21/03926/FULL 

Branden Cottage Biddenden Road Sissinghurst Cranbrook Kent TN17 2AB

Conversion of ancillary building to dwelling, plus landscape enhancements.

The Parish Council recommended REFUSAL for the following reasons:

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

21/03695/FULL  

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.

21/03899/FULL  

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.

21/03917/FULL 

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.

21/03707/FULL 

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

21/03954/FULL 

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. 

21/03914/FULL 

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.

21/03722/FULL 

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.

CORRESPONDENCE:

None received.

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