Agenda and draft minutes

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

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

Items
No. Item

714.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

715.

Substitute Councillors

Minutes:

There were no substitute councillors for the meeting.

716.

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 D Thomas made a voluntary announcement that he had previously undertaken work for the property opposite the site for item 8 and would leave the room for the discussion.

·         Councillor Smith made a voluntary announcement that he owned a property in Puckle Lane in relation to item 7, however the property was not near the application site and was a non-prejudicial declaration.

·         Councillor Eden-Green made a voluntary announcement that he was the council’s representative on the Strategic Access Management and Monitoring Strategy (SAMMS) in relation to items 9 and 10.

·         The Chairman made a voluntary announcement that he was a Kent County Councillor in relation to the relevant items.

·         Several members of the Committee had received correspondence in relation to items 7, 8 and 9.

717.

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 3rd February 2020.

 

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.

718.

Minutes of meeting of Tuesday, 7 January 2020 pdf icon PDF 81 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.

719.

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:

There were no requests for site inspections or for the deferral of applications.

720.

List of 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//19/00316/FUL           (Pages 12-36)

68 Old Dover Road, Canterbury 

  1. Mr Mike Goddard (Agent)

CA//18/00712/FUL         (Pages 37-48)

1 Leggetts Lane, Whitstable

  1. Ms Paula Houston (Objector)

CA//19/01500/FUL           (Pages 49-58)

Carbery, Ashbee Gardens, Herne Bay

  1. Mrs Hodgkison (Objector)
  2. Ms Jennifer Hughes (Agent)

CA//19/01607/FUL          (Pages 59-66)

Carbery, Ashbee Gardens, Herne Bay 

  1. Mrs Hodgkison (Objector)
  2. Ms Jennifer Hughes (Agent)

CA//19/02060/FUL          (Pages 67-73)

Crusader Service Station, 10 Borstal Hill, Whitstable

  1. Robert Mumby (Objector)
  2. Martin Christopher (Objector)

TPO No.2, 2019              (Pages 74-77)

14 New Dover Road, Canterbury

  1. No speakers registered

 

720a

Application No. CA//19/00316/FUL - 68 Old Dover Road, Canterbury pdf icon PDF 708 KB

Proposed part two-storey, part three-storey building with the basement, comprising 37 student apartments (including warden's accommodation) with communal facilities including cycle and refuse storage, amenity areas and three “operational”, parking spaces for service/maintenance vehicles, following demolition of the existing dwelling and a garage.

 

Recommendation: S. 101 grant, subject to safeguarding conditions and legal agreement.

 

Planning Officer: Joanna Dymowska

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposed part two-storey, part three-storey building with the basement, comprising 37 student apartments (including warden's accommodation) with communal facilities including cycle and refuse storage, amenity areas and three “operational”, parking spaces for service/maintenance vehicles, following demolition of the existing dwelling and a garage.

 

During the debate a proposal was put that planning permission be refused for the development described in the above application.  Members felt the site was prominent within the conservation area and given the context of the surrounding residential buildings, including the tall Victorian terrace opposite, the proposed development, which was of flat roof and bulky design and resembled an office block, was incongruous and out of keeping. As such the Members were of the opinion that the proposed development would fail to take the opportunity to improve the character of the area and would fail to preserve or enhance the character and appearance of the conservation area.

 

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, Eden-Green, Edwards, Nolan, Smith, D Thomas and Wilson-Hamilton (7)

 

Against the proposal: Councillors Baker, Flack, Glover, Harvey-Quirke, Spooner and I Thomas (6)

 

Abstained from voting: None

 

720b

Application No. CA//18/00712/FUL - 1 Leggetts Lane, Whitstable pdf icon PDF 989 KB

Proposed second-floor extension, together with two-storey front and rear extensions, to form 2 no. flats

 

Recommendation: Section 101 grant, subject to safeguarding conditions

 

Planning Officer: Joanna Dymowska

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(Councillor D Thomas left the chamber for the discussion on the item)

(Councillor Nolan left the meeting during the item)

 

Proposed second-floor extension, together with two-storey front and rear extensions, to form 2 no. flats.

 

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 39-40 and 44-46 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, Eden-Green, Edwards, Flack, Glover, Harvey-Quirke, Spooner, I Thomas and Wilson-Hamilton (10)

Against the proposal: None

Abstained from voting: Councillor Smith (1)

(Councillor D Thomas returned to the chamber for the remaining business of the meeting)

720c

Application No. CA//19/01500/FUL - Carbery, Ashbee Gardens, Herne Bay pdf icon PDF 497 KB

Proposed two-storey detached dwelling

 

Recommendation: Section 101 grant subject to legal agreement

 

Planning Officer: Olly Ansell

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposed two-storey detached dwelling.

 

A proposal was put that planning permission be granted for the development described in the above application subject to the appropriate safeguarding conditions and a legal agreement for the reasons stated in pages 53-56 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, Eden-Green, Edwards, Flack, Glover, Harvey-Quirke, Smith, Spooner, D Thomas, I Thomas and Wilson-Hamilton (12)

Against the proposal: None

Abstained from voting: None

720d

Application No. CA//19/01607/FUL - Carbery, Ashbee Gardens, Herne Bay pdf icon PDF 494 KB

Proposed two-storey detached dwelling following demolition of existing dwelling.

 

Recommendation: Grant subject to conditions

 

Planning Officer: Olly Ansell

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposed two-storey detached dwelling following demolition of existing

dwelling.

 

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 62-64 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, Eden-Green, Edwards, Flack, Glover, Harvey-Quirke, Smith, Spooner, D Thomas, I Thomas and Wilson-Hamilton (12)

Against the proposal: None

Abstained from voting: None

720e

Application No. CA//19/02060/FUL - Crusader Service Station, 10 Borstal Hill, Whitstable pdf icon PDF 645 KB

Proposed increase in height of existing canopy.

 

Recommendation: Grant subject to safeguarding conditions

 

Planning Officer: Jessica Brown

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposed increase in height of existing canopy.

 

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 70-72 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, Eden-Green, Edwards, Flack, Glover, Harvey-Quirke, Smith, Spooner, D Thomas, I Thomas and Wilson-Hamilton (12)

Against the proposal: None

Abstained from voting: None

720f

Application No. TPO No.2, 2019 - 14 New Dover Road, Canterbury pdf icon PDF 23 KB

Confirmation of TPO, No.2 2019

 

Recommendation: Confirm TPO

 

Planning Officer: Jessica Brown

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Confirmation of TPO, No.2 2019.

 

A proposal was put that the Tree Preservation Order be confirmed for the Oak Tree situated at 14 Old Dover Road for the reasons stated on page 77 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, Eden-Green, Edwards, Flack, Glover, Harvey-Quirke, Smith, Spooner, D Thomas, I Thomas and Wilson-Hamilton (12)

Against the proposal: None

Abstained from voting: None

721.

Planning Appeals - Decisions pdf icon PDF 62 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.

722.

Any other urgent business to be dealt with in public

Minutes:

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

723.

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.