Agenda and minutes

Venue: The Guildhall, St Peter's Place, Canterbury

Contact: Maria Short  01227 862 009, Email: democracy@canterbury.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

120.

Remembering Councillor Samper

Minutes:

The Vice-Chairman held a minutes silence in memory of Councillor Samper.

121.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence had been received from Councillors Caffery, Eden-Green and Wilson-Hamilton.

122.

Substitute Councillors

Minutes:

Councillor Gower was present as substitute for Councillor Caffery.

 

Councillor Dixey was present as substitute for Councillor Eden-Green.

 

Councillor Clark was present as substitute for the vacancy position on the Committee.

123.

Election of the chairman for the council year

TO CONSIDER Following the death of Councillor Samper it is necessary for the Committee to elect a new Chairman for the current council year.

 

[If the Vice-Chairman is elected as Chairman, it will be necessary to appoint a new Vice-Chairman for the council year.]

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That Councillor I Thomas be elected Chairman of the Committee for the Council Year 2019/20.

 

(Councillor I Thomas then took the Chair for the remaining business for the meeting).

 

Following the election of the Chairman, two nominations were made and seconded for the position of Vice-Chairman. The first for Councillor Nolan and the second for Councillor Spooner.

 

The proposal for Councillor Nolan to be elected as Vice-Chairman was LOST.

 

A record of the vote was taken as follows:

 

For the proposal: Councillors Edwards, Gower and Nolan (3)

 

Against the proposal: Councillors Clark, Flack, Glover, Harvey-Quirke, Smith, Spooner, D Thomas and I Thomas (8)

 

Abstained from voting: Councillor Dixey (1)

 

The proposal to elect Councillor Spooner as Vice-Chairman was CARRIED.

 

A record of the vote was taken as follows:

 

For the proposal: Councillors Clark, Dixey, Flack, Glover, Harvey-Quirke, Smith, Spooner, D Thomas and I Thomas (9)

 

Against the proposal: Councillors Gower and Nolan (2)

 

Abstained from voting: Councillor Edwards (1)

 

RESOLVED – That Councillor Spooner be elected Vice-Chairman of the Committee for the Council Year 2019/20.

 

124.

Declaration of any interests by Councillors or Officers

TO RECEIVE any declarations for the following in so far as they relate to the business for the meeting:-

 

a.       Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

b.       Other Significant Interests (what were previously thought of as non-pecuniary Prejudicial interests)

c.       Voluntary Announcements of Other Interests

 

Voluntary Announcements of Other Interests not required to be disclosed as DPI’s or OSI’s, ie announcements made for transparency reasons alone, such as:

         Membership of outside bodies that have made representations on agenda items, or

         Where a Councillor knows a person involved, but does not have a close association with that person, or

         Where an item would affect the well-being of a Councillor, relative, close associate, employer, etc but not his/her financial position.

 

[Note: an effect on the financial position of a Councillor, relative, close associate, employer, etc; OR an application made by a Councillor, relative, close associate, employer, etc, would both probably constitute either an OSI or in some cases a DPI].

 

Minutes:

The following declarations were made:

 

·         Councillor Clark made a voluntary announcement that he was the Chairman of the Licensing Sub-Committee which had considered the licence application for the premises concerning items 9 and 10.

·         Councillor Spooner made a voluntary announcement that the applicant of item 8 was known to him and that he was a member of the Licensing Sub-Committee which had considered the licence application for the premises concerning items 9 and 10.

·         Councillor Glover made a voluntary announcement that she had received correspondence from the applicant in relation to item 8, however this would not preclude her from participating in the debate.

·         Councillor Harvey-Quirke made a voluntary announcement that she had received correspondence from the applicant in relation to item 8, however this would not preclude her from participating in the debate.

 

The Chairman later made a declaration that he was a County Councillor in relation to any relevant items.

125.

Public participation

If any member of the public wishes to speak on any item / planning application for the meeting they must give notice to Democratic Services by 12.30pm on Monday, 24 June 2019.

 

It is the usual practice of the Committee to allow any public speakers to be heard immediately before the consideration of the relevant application / item.

  

Further information about public participation and the procedure at the meeting is included at the end the agenda or from the Council’s website here.

 

Minutes:

The public speakers for the meeting were heard immediately before the consideration of the relevant application below.

126.

Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 4 June 2019 Planning Committee pdf icon PDF 89 KB

TO RECEIVE the minutes of the above meeting

Minutes:

The minutes of the above meeting were agreed as a true record and signed by the Chairman.

127.

Requests by Councillors for site inspections or for the deferral of applications

TO CONSIDER AND DETERMINE any requests by Councillors for site visits for particular applications reported below or for the deferral of applications.

 

The Committee will need to be satisfied as to the planning reasons before agreeing any site visits.

 

No debate will take place at the meeting on any planning applications deferred for a site inspection.

Minutes:

A Councillor requested a site inspection for application No. CA//19/00141/FUL – 3 Oxford Street, Whitstable, CT5 1DB – Proposed change of use from shop to a drinking establishment and external alterations including the creation of a new wall within the rear garden.

 

The request for a site inspection for the application was put to a vote and it was LOST.

 

A record of the voting was taken as follows:-

 

For the site inspection: Councillors Edwards, Gower and Nolan (3)

 

Against the site inspection: Councillors Clark, Dixey, Flack, Glover, Harvey-Quirke, Spooner, D Thomas and I Thomas (8)

 

Abstained from voting: Councillor Smith (1)

 

There were no requests by the Councillors for any of the other planning applications for the meeting to be referred to the Planning Sub-Committee for a site inspection.

128.

List of Planning Applications and Proposals

Minutes:

The Committee considered the planning applications, received the observations thereon of interested parties, the reports and recommendations of the Head of Planning and the comments at the meeting by the public speakers on the applications referred to below.

 

At the commencement of the consideration of the applications at the meeting, the Committee received a presentation about the application (which included the display of plans, drawings and photographs, as appropriate).

 

 

Planning Application No. / Site / Page Nos. 

Speakers

CA//18/02514/FUL    (Pages 15-24)

Sweech Farm, Herne Bay Road, Sturry, CT3 4NG

 

  1. Ms Gooch (Supporter)
  2. Mr Mason (Applicant)

CA//19/00141/FUL   (Pages 25-34)

3 Oxford Street, Whitstable, CT5 1DB

 

  1. Mr Thomas (Supporter)

CA//19/00139/LB  (Pages 35-40)

3 Oxford Street, Whitstable, CT5 1DB

 

  1. No speakers registered

 

128a

Application No. CA//18/02514/FUL - Sweech Farm, Herne Bay Road, Sturry, CT3 4NG pdf icon PDF 184 KB

Proposed erection of 7 no. dwellings and change of use of Oast/stable to 1no dwelling; together with associated parking and landscaping.

 

Recommendation: REFUSE

 

Planning Officer: Chris Pragnell

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposed erection of 7 no. dwellings and change of use of Oast/stable to 1no dwelling; together with associated parking and landscaping.

 

A proposal was put that planning permission be refused for the development described in the above application in accordance with the officers recommendation.

When put to a vote the proposal was AGREED by the Committee.

A record of the vote was taken as follows:-

For the proposal: Councillors Clark, Dixey, Edwards, Flack, Gower, Nolan, Smith, D Thomas and I Thomas (9)

Against the proposal: Councillors Glover, Harvey-Quirke and Spooner (3)

Abstained from voting: None

128b

Application No. CA//19/00141/FUL - 3 Oxford Street, Whitstable, CT5 1DB pdf icon PDF 366 KB

Proposed change of use from shop to a drinking establishment and external alterations including the creation of a new wall within the rear garden.

 

Recommendation: GRANT with conditions

 

Planning Officer: Alastair Curran

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposed change of use from shop to a drinking establishment and external alterations including the creation of a new wall within the rear garden.

 

A proposal was put that planning permission be granted for the development described in the above application subject to the appropriate safeguarding conditions.

 

When put to a vote the proposal was AGREED by the Committee.

 

A record of the vote was taken as follows:-

 

For the proposal: Councillors Clark, Dixey, Edwards, Flack, Glover, Gower, Harvey-Quirke, Nolan, Smith, Spooner, D Thomas and I Thomas (12)

 

Against the proposal: None

 

Abstained from voting: None

 

A proposal was then put that an amendment to condition 05 be made to amend the operating hours to match the hours listed on the premises licence.

 

When put to a vote the proposal was AGREED by the Committee.

 

A record of the vote was taken as follows:-

 

For the proposal: Councillors Clark, Dixey, Edwards, Flack, Glover, Gower, Harvey-Quirke, Nolan, Smith, Spooner, D Thomas and I Thomas (12)

 

Against the proposal: None

 

Abstained from voting: None

 

128c

Application No. CA//19/00139/LB - 3 Oxford Street, Whitstable, CT5 1DB pdf icon PDF 366 KB

Application for listed building consent for external/internal alterations including the replacement of a window with a door on the rear elevation, creation of an external wall within the rear garden, a partition wall and one internal wall to be soundproofed.

 

Recommendation: GRANT with conditions

 

Planning Officer: Alastair Curran

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Application for listed building consent for external/internal alterations including the replacement of a window to a door on the rear elevation.

 

A proposal was put that planning permission be granted for the development described in the above application subject to the appropriate safeguarding conditions.

When put to a vote the proposal was AGREED by the Committee.

A record of the vote was taken as follows:-

For the proposal: Councillors Clark, Dixey, Edwards, Flack, Glover, Gower, Harvey-Quirke, Nolan, Smith, Spooner, D Thomas and I Thomas (12)

Against the proposal: None

Abstained from voting: None

129.

Planning Appeals - Decisions pdf icon PDF 83 KB

TO NOTE the decisions on planning appeals

Minutes:

The Committee received, for information, details of decisions of Planning Inspectors on planning appeals. The Head of Planning reported the decisions and they were noted by the Committee.

130.

Any other urgent business to be dealt with in public

Minutes:

There was no other urgent business to be dealt with in public.

131.

Exclusion of the press and public

Minutes:

RESOLVED: That under Section 100 (A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items of business on the grounds that there would be disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act or the Freedom of Information Act or both.

132.

Update on current Judicial Reviews involving Canterbury City Council

TO NOTE the update of the Head of Planning.

Minutes:

The Head of Planning provided an update on the current judicial reviews and gave points of clarification where necessary during the Committee’s discussion.

133.

Any other urgent business which falls under the exempt provisions of the Local Government Act 1972 or the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or both

It will be necessary to pass a resolution to exclude the press and public for any urgent confidential business under this item.

 

Minutes:

There was no other urgent business which fell under the exempt provisions of the Local Government Act 1972 or the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or both.