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

415.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors Harvey-Quirke, I Thomas and Wilson Hamilton.

416.

Substitute Councillors

Minutes:

Councillor I Stockley was present as a substitute for Councillor Harvey-Quirke.

Councillor Clark was present as a substitute for Councillor I Thomas.

Councillor Carnac was present as a substitute for Councillor Wilson-Hamilton.

 

417.

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 Baker made a voluntary announcement that he had been involved in discussions with local residents regarding item 9 and would speak in his capacity as Ward Councillor before leaving the chamber. Councillor Baker also made a voluntary announcement that he was a member of the Whitstable Harbour Board in relation to item 14.

·         Councillor Carnac made a voluntary announcement that she was the Chairman of the Regeneration and Property Committee but had not considered the planning merits of the proposed development in her capacity of Chairman and therefore had an open mind with regards to item 8.

·         Councillor Flack made a voluntary announcement in relation to item 10 that three of the trustees were friends and a former employer of hers but that she had not discussed the application with them and therefore had an open mind to consider the proposals.

·         Councillor Glover made a voluntary announcement that the site regarding item 13 was in her ward but this was non-prejudicial and that she was a member of the almshouses association in relation to item 10, however the association did not include the almshouse in question.

·         Councillor Caffery made a voluntary announcement that he was a member of the Whitstable Harbour Board in relation to item 14.

·         Councillor Eden-Green made a voluntary declaration that item 8 was situated within his ward but that he had not declared his views. Councillor Eden-Green also made a voluntary announcement that he was a member of the Kent Wildlife Trust and that he was the council’s representative on the Strategic Access Management and Monitoring Strategy (SAMMS) in relation to items 9, 13, 15 and 16.

·         Several Councillors made a voluntary declaration that they had received communication regarding item 8 but that they were non-prejudicial announcements.

·         Some of the speakers were known to members of the committee.

 

418.

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, 14 October 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.

419.

Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 17 September 2019 Planning Committee pdf icon PDF 97 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.

420.

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//18/02551/FUL - Wincheap Park & Ride, Ten Perch Road, Canterbury, CT1 2TQ - Proposed extension to existing park and ride facility to provide an additional 228 parking spaces, replacement terminal building, reconfiguration to access, together with fencing, lighting, landscaping and cycle storage.

 

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 Baker, Caffery, Eden-Green, Edwards, Nolan and Smith (6)

 

Against the site inspection: Councillors Carnac, Clark, Flack, Glover, Spooner, I Stockley and D Thomas (7)

 

Abstained from voting: None 

 

There were no requests by the Councillors for any of the other planning applications for the meeting to be referred for a site inspection under this item.

 

421.

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//19/01100/FUL  (Pages 18-26)

73 Cromwell Road, Whitstable CT5 1NN

 

  1. Mr Mark Baker (Agent)

CA//18/02551/FUL (Pages 27-54)

Wincheap Park & Ride, Ten Perch Road, Canterbury, CT1 3TQ

 

  1. Mr Richard Norman (Objector)
  2. Mr Barrie Gore (objector)
  3. Ms Sian Pettman (Objector)
  4. Parish Councillor Graham Page (Thanington Parish Council)
  5. Ms Pat Marsh (Objector on behalf of the Wincheap Society)
  6. Mr Richard Moore (Applicant)
  7. Councillor Derek Maslin - (Ward Councillor)

CA//19/01520/FUL (Pages 55-63)

60 Marine Parade, Whitstable, CT5 2BD

 

  1. Mr Doug Brown (Agent)

CA//19/01235/FUL (pages 64-83)

41-45 Northgate, Canterbury, CT1 1BE

 

  1. Mr Clive Bowley (Objector on behalf of the Canterbury Heritage & Design Forum)
  2. Mr Nigel Curtis (Agent)

CA//19/01284/FUL (pages 84-96)

Site of 2 Woodland Way, Canterbury, CT2 7LS

 

No speakers registered

CA//19/01512/FUL (pages 97-107)

Laundry Cottage, 41 Conyngham Lane, Bridge, CT4 5JX

 

  1. Dr Whiting (Objector) 
  2. Parish Councillor Steve Fawke (Bridge Parish Council)
  3. Dan Town (Agent)

CA//19/01722/FUL (pages 108-115)

Little Hoplands, Island Road, Hersden, CT3 4HD

 

No speakers registered

CA//19/01305/FUL (pages 116-122)

Whitstable and District Angling Society, Whitstable Harbour, Harbour Street, Whitstable, CT5 1AB

 

No speakers registered

CA//19/01458/FUL (pages 123-136)

Land to The North of Hanover Street, Hanover Street, Herne Bay

 

No speakers registered

CA//19/01547/FUL (pages 137-145)

Marleywood, Pean Hill, Whitstable, CT5 3BG

 

  1. Mr Brett Cronin (Supporter)
  2. Mr Robert Lewis (Applicant) 

 

421a

Application No. CA//19/01100/FUL - 73 Cromwell Road, Whitstable, CT5 1NN pdf icon PDF 767 KB

Proposed single-storey rear extension, including an external glazed courtyard with replacement of bounary wall, 2 no. rooflights, replacement of roof tiles and box sash windows to the front.

 

Recommendation: GRANT with conditions

 

Planning Officer: Kelly Tonkin

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposed single-storey rear extension, including an external glazed courtyard with replacement of boundary wall, 2 no. rooflights, replacement of roof tiles and box sash windows to the front.

A proposal was put that planning permission be granted for the development described in the above application subject to the appropriate safeguarding conditions for the reasons stated in pages 22-24 of the agenda.

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 Baker, Caffery, Carnac, Clark, Eden-Green, Edwards, Flack, Glover, Nolan, Smith, Spooner, I Stockley and D Thomas (13)

Against the proposal: None

Abstained from voting: None

 

421b

Application No. CA//18/02551/FUL - Wincheap Park & Ride, Ten Perch Road, Canterbury, CT1 2TQ pdf icon PDF 629 KB

Proposed extension to existing park and ride facility to provide an additional 228 parking spaces, replacement terminal building, reconfiguration to access, together with fencing, lighting, landscaping and cycle storage.

 

Recommendation: GRANT with conditions

 

Planning Officer: Joanna Dymowska

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposed extension to existing park and ride facility to provide an additional 228 parking spaces, replacement terminal building, reconfiguration to access, together with fencing, lighting, landscaping and cycle storage.

 

A proposal was put that planning permission be granted for the development described in the above application subject to the appropriate safeguarding conditions for the reasons stated in page 45 of the agenda.

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 Carnac, Clark, Flack, Glover, Spooner, I Stockley and D Thomas (7)

Against the proposal: Councillors Baker, Caffery, Eden-Green, Edwards, Nolan and Smith (6)

Abstained from voting: None

(Shortly after the announcement of the vote results the fire alarm sounded and the building had to be evacuated.  The meeting recommenced after it was confirmed to be safe to do so.)

421c

Application No. CA//19/01520/FUL - 60 Marine Parade, Whitstable, CT5 2BD pdf icon PDF 517 KB

Proposed two-storey building with accommodation within the roof space containing five flats following the demolition of existing dwelling and outbuildings.

 

Recommendation: GRANT with conditions

 

Planning Officer: Oliver Ansell

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(Councillor Baker spoke in his capacity as Ward Councillor before leaving the chamber)

Proposed two-storey building with accommodation within the roof space containing five flats following the demolition of existing dwelling and outbuildings.

A proposal was put that planning permission be granted for the development described in the above application subject to the appropriate safeguarding conditions for the reasons stated on page 60 of the agenda.

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 Caffery, Carnac, Clark, Eden-Green, Edwards, Flack, Glover, Nolan, Smith, Spooner, I Stockley and D Thomas (12)

Against the proposal: None

Abstained from voting: None

Absent during consideration of the item: Councillor Baker (1)

(Councillor Baker then returned for the remaining business)

 

421d

Application No. CA//19/01235/FUL - 41-45 Northgate, Canterbury, CT1 1BE pdf icon PDF 802 KB

Proposed 5 no. commercial units with 10 no. almshouse flats above, following demolition of existing buildings at 41, 42 and 43-45 Northgate.

 

Recommendation: GRANT with conditions

 

Planning Officer: Joanna Dymowska

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposed 5 no. commercial units with 10 no. almshouse flats above, following demolition of existing buildings at 41, 42 and 43-45 Northgate.

A proposal was put that planning permission be granted for the development described in the above application subject to the appropriate safeguarding conditions for the reasons stated in page 74 of the agenda.

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 Baker, Caffery, Clark, Flack, Glover, Spooner, I Stockley and D Thomas (8)

Against the proposal: Councillors Eden-Green, Edwards and Nolan (3)

Abstained from voting: Councillors Carnac and Smith (2)

421e

Application No. CA//19/01284/FUL - Site of 2 Woodland Way, Canterbury, CT2 7LS pdf icon PDF 508 KB

Retrospective application for 3 no. two-storey detached blocks with accommodation in the roof space comprising 13 no. self-contained flats.

 

Recommendation: GRANT with conditions

 

Planning Officer: Oliver Ansell

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Retrospective application for 3 no. two-storey detached blocks with accommodation in the roof space comprising 13 no. self-contained flats.

During the debate, a proposal was put that planning permission be deferred until a site visit had taken place to further consider proposed layout of the site in relation to the neighbouring developments and ancient woodland. 

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 Caffery, Clark, Eden-Green, Edwards, Nolan, Smith and I Stockley (7)

Against the proposal: Councillors Baker, Carnac, Flack, Glover and D Thomas (5)

Abstained from voting: Councillor Spooner (1)

 

421f

Application No. CA//19/01512/FUL - Laundry Cottage, 41 Conyngham Lane, Bridge, CT4 5JX pdf icon PDF 290 KB

Erection of detached two-storey dwelling together with hardstanding and wall following demolition of existing outbuilding.

 

Recommendation: GRANT with conditions

 

Planning Officer: Andrew Gambrill

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Erection of detached two-storey dwelling together with hardstanding and wall following demolition of existing outbuilding.

A proposal was put that planning permission be granted for the development described in the above application subject to the appropriate safeguarding conditions for the reasons stated in pages 100-103 of the agenda.

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 Baker, Caffery, Carnac, Clark, Eden-Green, Flack, Nolan, Spooner, I Stockley and D Thomas (10)

Against the proposal: None

Abstained from voting: Councillors Edwards, Glover and Smith (3)

421g

Application No. CA//19/01722/FUL - Little Hoplands, Island Road, Hersden, CT3 4HD pdf icon PDF 440 KB

Proposed detached two-storey dwelling, shed, outbuilding and formation of access.

 

Recommendation: GRANT with conditions

 

Planning Officer: Oliver Ansell

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposed detached two-storey dwelling, shed, outbuilding and formation of access.

A proposal was put that planning permission be granted for the development described in the above application subject to the appropriate safeguarding conditions for the reasons stated on page 113 of the agenda.

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 Baker, Carnac, Clark, Eden-Green, Edwards, Flack, Glover, Nolan, Smith, Spooner, I Stockley and D Thomas (12)

Against the proposal: None

Abstained from voting: Councillor Caffery (1)

421h

Application No. CA//19/01305/FUL - Whitstable and District Angling Society, Whitstable Harbour, Harbour Street, Whitstable, CT5 1AB pdf icon PDF 722 KB

Proposed change of use from drinking establishment to office use on the upper floor and storage on the ground floor.

 

Recommendation: GRANT with conditions

 

Planning Officer: Oliver Ansell

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposed change of use from drinking establishment to office use on the upper floor and storage on the ground floor.

A proposal was put that planning permission be granted for the development described in the above application subject to the appropriate safeguarding conditions for the reasons stated on page 120 of the agenda.

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 Caffery, Carnac, Clark, Eden-Green, Edwards, Flack, Glover, Nolan, Smith, Spooner, I Stockley and D Thomas (12)

Against the proposal: None

Abstained from voting: Councillor Baker (1)

 

421i

Application No. CA//19/01458/FUL - Land to The North of Hanover Street, Hanover Street, Herne Bay pdf icon PDF 683 KB

Proposed 2 no. three-storey semi-detached dwellings following demolition of existing storage units.

 

Recommendation: SECTION 101 GRANT

 

Planning Officer: Andrew Gambrill

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposed 2 no. three-storey semi-detached dwellings following demolition of existing storage units.

During the debate, a proposal was put that planning permission be deferred until a site visit had taken place to further consider proposed layout of the site in relation to the neighbouring developments.

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 Caffery, Carnac, Clark, Eden-Green, Edwards, Flack, Glover, Smith, Spooner, I Stockley and D Thomas (11)

Against the proposal: Councillor Baker (1)

Abstained from voting: Councillors Nolan (1)

 

421j

Application No. CA//19/01547/OUT - Marleywood, Pean Hill, Whitstable, CT5 3BG pdf icon PDF 314 KB

Outline application for proposed 2 no. two-storey dwellings together with detached garages and creation of a new vehicular access.

 

Recommendation: REFUSE

 

Planning Officer: Andrew Gambrill

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Outline application for proposed 2 no. two-storey dwellings together with detached garages and creation of a new vehicular access.

A proposal was put that planning permission be refused for the development described in the above application in line with the officer’s recommendation for the reasons stated on page 144 of the agenda.

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 Baker, Caffery, Carnac, Clark, Eden-Green, Flack, Glover, Smith and I Stockley (9)

Against the proposal: Councillor D Thomas (1)

Abstained from voting: Councillors Edwards, Nolan and Spooner (3)

422.

Planning Appeals - Decisions pdf icon PDF 43 KB

TO NOTE the decisions on planning appeals

Minutes:

The Committee received, for information, details of decisions of Planning Inspectors on planning appeals. The Planning Manager (Development Management) reported the decisions and they were noted by the Committee.

423.

Any other urgent business to be dealt with in public

Minutes:

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

424.

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.