Agenda, decisions and minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

An apology for absence as received from Cllr Brian Francis and Cllr Lyn Milner attended as his substitute.

2.

To sign the Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 117 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting of the Regulatory Board (Planning) held on 5 February 2020 were signed by the Chair.

3.

Declarations of Interest

To declare any interest members may have in the items contained on this agenda.   When declaring an interest a member must state what their interest is.  Any declared interest will fall into one of the following categories:

 

A Disclosable Pecuniary Interest which has been or should have been declared to the Monitoring Officer, and in respect of which the member must leave the chamber for the whole of the item in question;

 

An Other Significant Interest under the Code of Conduct and in respect of which the member must leave the chamber for the whole of the item in question unless exercising the right of public speaking extended to the general public;

 

A voluntary announcement of another interest not falling into the above categories, made for reasons of transparency.

 

Minutes:

Cllr Steve Thompson made a voluntary announcement of an other interest in respect of his shared ownership of his home which was located in the town centre in that the regeneration and development of the town centre could see an increase in the value of the property.

Cllr Jordan Meade made a voluntary announcement of an other interest as he had quite recently been a pupil at Mayfield Grammar School and his niece, who lives in the same property as Cllr Meade, was starting at the school in September.

Cllr Elizabeth Mulheran made a voluntary announcement of an other interest as her daughter had attended the Mayfield Grammar School.

 

 

4.

Planning applications for determination by the Board

4a

20190504 - Former Gravesend & North Kent Hospital (M Block), Bath Street, Gravesend DA11 0DG - report herewith pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved:

(a)   that application 20190504 be DEFERRED to enable negotiations with the applicant and/or the applicant’s agent to address the Committee’s concerns with regard to the following:

·         Green initiatives

·         Noise

·         Affordable Housing provision

·         Overlooking

·         Heritage and Archaeology

·         Parking

(b)  That the application be reported back to the Planning Committee at in the next meeting cycle for determination of the application.

 

Minutes:

The Committee considered an application reference in relation to the conversion of the existing building with an 11 storey side extension and a single story roof extension, the construction of a new residential building ranging from three to six storeys to provide 115 residential units comprising 47 one bedroom units, 59 two bedroom units and 9 three bedroom units together with associated parking for 69 cars, 6 motorcycles and 212 bicycles, amenity space, private gymnasium and waste and a B1, D1 and D2 flexi use space.

The Senior Planner introduced the application and advised that the 5 storey building was a former maternity unit of the Gravesend Hospital that had been vacant since 2006 and went with a block of land to the west of Stuart Road. There had been a car park associated with the building that remains in the ownership of the NHS. The total site consists of 0.39 hectares and has an internal floor space of 4,725 m² with roads on three sides – Bath Street to the east, Stuart Road to the west and Clifton Road to the north. The site comprised of a number of building types and forms. There was an extant planning permission on the site which would be valid until January 2021 and the details of this permission were set out in the report.

The development that was the subject of the current application had been designed to take advantage of the sloping topography of the site which minimised the height of the building in line with the height of the old building. The design of the proposal reflected the design of the M Block to create familiar and easily integrated surroundings with high quality building materials proposed. An amenity space would be developed on the podium level of the car park and some of the units would have the benefit of private balconies. The commercial aspect of the application could include B1 (business offices excluding some such as banks), D1 – non-residential – health centre etc or D2 – leisure uses such as cinema, gyms etc  Opening hours would be controlled by condition. The officer also drew attention to the Emerging Heads of Terms contained in the supplementary report.

In conclusion, the officer stated that the application was policy compliant and moved the recommendation as set out in the report.

The application had been referred for consideration at the request of Cllr. Diane Marsh.

The Board heard the views of the public speaker in support of this application who answered questions from Members.

The Board heard the views of the Ward Member, Councillor Brian Sangha.

The following points were made during discussion on this application:

·         The title of the land was raised as some residents believed that a legacy had bequeathed the site to the people of Gravesend. The Principal Lawyer (Place) confirmed that the legal title of the site was not a planning consideration.

·         Post Covid-19 proofing of the application was raised by a number of Members including there  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4a

5.

Appointment of Appeals Sub-Committee

Proposed Membership of the Appeals Sub-Committee:

 

Labour:

Conservative:

Cllr Lyn Milner (Chair)           
Cllr Christina Rolles (Vice-Chair)

Cllr Gary Harding

 

Decision:

Resolved that an Appeals Sub-Committee be appointed as shown below:

Labour:

Conservative:

Cllr Lyn Milner (Chair)
Cllr Christina Rolles (Vice-Chair)

Cllr Gary Harding

 

Minutes:

The Committee considered the wishes of the political groups in relation to the appointment of members to the Appeals Sub-Committee.

Resolved that an Appeals Sub-Committee be appointed as shown below:

Labour:

Conservative:

Cllr Lyn Milner (Chair)
Cllr Christina Rolles (Vice-Chair)

Cllr Gary Harding

 

6.

Appointment of Hackney Carriage Sub-Committee

Proposed Membership of the Hackney Carriage Sub-Committee:

 

Labour:

Conservative:

Cllr John Burden (Chair)                    

Cllr Lauren Sullivan (Vice-Chair)

 

Cllr Jordan Meade

 

Decision:

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Resolved that an Hackney Carriage Sub-Committee Sub-Committee be appointed as shown below:

Labour:

Conservative:

Cllr John Burden (Chair)
Cllr Lauren Sullivan (Vice-Chair)

Cllr Jordan Meade

 

Minutes:

The Committee considered the wishes of the political groups in relation to the appointment of members to the Hackney Carriage Sub-Committee.

Resolved that a Hackney Carriage Sub-Committee be appointed as shown below:

Labour:

Conservative:

Cllr John Burden (Chair)
Cllr Lauren Sullivan (Vice-Chair)

Cllr Jordan Meade

 

7.

Planning applications determined under delegated powers by the Director (Planning & Development)

A copy of the schedule has been placed in the democracy web library and also in the Reception, Civic Centre: - http://bit.ly/1Uwy6bJ.

 

Minutes:

A schedule showing applications determined by the determined by the Director (Planning & Development) under delegated powers had been published on the Council’s website.