Agenda, decisions and minutes

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Items
No. Item

24.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

No apologies for absence were received.

25.

To sign the Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 30 September 2020 were signed by the Chair.

26.

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:

No declarations of interest were made. However, for reasons of transparency Cllr Jordan Meade advised that he was one of the Ward Councillors for the Woodland ward.

27.

Planning applications for determination by the Board

27a

20200912 - Land adjacent to The Haven 22A Chalky Bank, Gravesend DA11 7NY - Demolition of garages, erection of outbuilding and incorporation of land into the garden curtilage of 22A Chalky Bank - report herewith pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved that application 20200912 be PERMITTED subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives as set out in the officer’s report.

Minutes:

The Committee considered an application reference 20200912 for the demolition of two garages, the erection of an outbuilding and incorporation of land into the garden curtilage of 22A Chalky Bank, Gravesend.

The Planning Manager (Development Management) explained that the application was before the Committee as the applicant was the husband of a Borough Council employee. Members were shown a number of photographs of the front and rear of the property which showed the demolished garages, the newly constructed fences enclosing the amended curtilage and the newly installed hard standing area to the front of the dwelling which provided parking for two vehicles together with maps which showed that position of the proposed outbuilding and the change in curtilage of the site. It was noted that one the garages came within the ownership of The Haven, 22A Chalky Bank and the other belonged to 402 Wrotham Road and that the garages were not considered a useful size for the storage of vehicles.

The proposed outbuilding would be 7 metres wide, 2.9 metres in height and 8 metres in depth with 2 roof lights.  The Planning Manager (Development Management) described the key planning issues with regard to this site and advised, in relation to the Principle of Development, the proposal would leave enough usable garden, was not of a large scale, was in the same position of the garages and the same height.

Four objections had been received, three from the same household. A potential noise issue from the proposed outbuilding had been raised and the officer noted that noise would not typically limit noise using planning conditions. If there was a problem in the future, then it would be dealt with by the Council’s Environmental Service.

In conclusion, the officer recommended that permission be granted subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives as set out in the report.

The following points were raised during discussion on this application:

·                     The Planning Manager (Development Management) confirmed that the ownership of the garages at the time of their demolition was not a planning consideration and that the transfer of the ownership of the garage owned by 402 Wrotham Road was a private issue between the owners. Members were advised officers understood the land to now been transferred between the parties.

·                     Members were advised that the change of curtilage, including the extension into the driveway was all been included in the planning application.

·                     The officer confirmed that the proposed outbuilding would be abutted to the rear and flank boundaries of the garden. As a consequence the external walls of the building would be more difficult to maintain. However, this was not a planning consideration but for the applicant to resolve.

Resolved that application 20200912 be PERMITTED subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives as set out in the officer’s report.

28.

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 Director (Planning & Development) under delegated powers had been published on the Council’s website.