Planning & Preservation Minutes 7th December 2021

MINUTES OF THE PLANNING & PRESERVATION COMMITTEE

HELD ON 7TH 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.

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

BUDGET:

Cllr. Smith recommended that the £2,500 donated to CPRE should be replaced to bring the budget up to £5,000 seconded by Cllr. Bunyan and agreed.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS:

21/03688/FULL

Stream View Golford Road Cranbrook Kent TN17 3NT

Erection of detached domestic garage (Resubmission of 21/02122/FULL)

In view of comments received from neighbours the Parish Council recommended REFUSAL for the following reasons:

  • Outside Limits to Build Development
  • Within the AONB
  • Impact on neighbouring properties
  • Next to a Grade II Listed Building
  • Outside curtilage of main dwelling
  • Existing buildings could be repurposed

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

21/03701/FULL

3 Tippens Close Cranbrook Kent TN17 3AE

Erection of Shed and Summerhouse on Land Associated with 3 Tippens Close (retrospective)

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

21/03685/FULL

Little Milton Angley Road Cranbrook Kent TN17 2PQ

Proposed hip to gable loft conversion, 2 storey rear extension, 2 additional windows to front elevation and ancillary office outbuilding.

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

21/03841/FULL 

Rocklands High Street Cranbrook Kent TN17 3LH

Rear and side extension with internal alterations and demolition of the existing garage and widening of existing driveway to improve safety  

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

TREES:

21/03886/TCA  

Spring Cottage The Hill Cranbrook TN17 3HS

Trees in a Conservation Area Notification; 1x Magnolia – Carry out approximate 30 percent reduction with a proportional width reduction to the Western side cutting back to appropriate branch axils. On the Eastern side over the neighbour’s property cut back to the boundary as far as possible keeping the pruning cuts as small as possible. 

The Parish Council agreed to leave this decision to Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Tree Officer due to lack of information such as age of tree, height and photos.  Proposed by Cllr. Fermor, seconded by Cllr. Smith and agreed.

TWBC PLANNING DECISIONS:

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

CORRESPONDENCE:

None received.

ITEMS FOR INFORMATION:

Cllr. Smith informed the Committee that Fernham Homes had submitted the St. Georges Institute plans to Tunbridge Wells Borough Council

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