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

661.

Apologies for absence

Apologies have been received from Councillor Doyle.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillor Doyle.

662.

Substitute Councillors

Minutes:

There were no substitute Councillors.

663.

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 Council’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) representative in relation to item 7 but had not discussed the application with the AONB group and would still be able to participate in the determination of item 7.

·         Councillor Eden-Green made a voluntary announcement in relation to item 7 that he was a member of the RSPB and Kent Wildlife Trust.  In relation to items 8, 10, 11 and 12, he also made a voluntary announcement that he was the Council’s representative on SAMMS.

·         Councillor R Thomas made a voluntary announcement in relation to item 7 that he was the Council’s representative on the World Heritage UK. In relation to item 12, he confirmed that he had a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest and would leave the chamber for that item.  He also made a voluntary announcement that he was a County Councillor but had not had any involvement in the applications where the County Council had commented.

·         Councillor I Thomas made a voluntary announcement that he was a County Councillor and had recently been trained on planning but had not had any involvement in the applications where the County Council had commented. In relation to item 12, he confirmed that he had a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest and would leave the chamber for that item.

·         Councillor Glover and H Taylor made a voluntary announcement in relation to item 8 that they were previously involved in the public consultations regarding the original Hoplands Farm application.

·         Councillor Samper made a voluntary announcement on behalf of the Committee members that several pieces of correspondence had been received on various items on the agenda and had been circulated to the Council’s Planning Solicitor.

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

664.

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,04 February 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 link below

 

https://www.canterbury.gov.uk/info/20040/council_meetings/219/request_to_speak_at_a_council_meeting/3

Minutes:

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

665.

Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 8 January 2019 Planning Committee pdf icon PDF 77 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.

666.

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

667.

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//18/01948/FOS - (Pages 13-71)

Land at Highland Court Farm, Coldharbour Lane, Bekesbourne, CT4 5HN

 

  1. Ms Katie Miller - Kent Downs AONB Unit (Objector)
  2. Parish Councillor Alan Atkinson - Bridge Parish Council (objector)
  3. Ms Ingrid Chudleigh - Natural England (objector)
  4. Mr Giles Hilton - Canterbury Rugby Club (supporter)
  5. Mr Tim Clark - Canterbury City Football Club (supporter)
  6. Ms Christine Sladden (Patrixbourne & Bekesbourne Parish Council)
  7. Mr Mike Sole - Barham Downs Action Group (amenity group)
  8. Mr Mark Quinn - Quinn Estates (agent)
  9. Cllr Stuart Walker (Ward Councillor)
  10. Cllr Simon Cook (adjacent Ward Councillor)

CA//17/02913/RES - (Pages 72-92)

Hoplands Farm, Island Road, Westbere

 

  1. Dr. A. G. van den Broek (objector)
  2. Mr Barrie Gore - CPRE Kent (objector)
  3. Ms Katie Inglis - Iceni (agent)

CA//15/00844/OUT - (pages 93-97)

Land at Herne Bay Golf Course, Thanet Way A2990, Herne, CT6 7PG

 

  1. Mr Graham Miles - Herne Bay Sports Trust (supporter)
  2. Mr Huw Evans - Quinn Estates (agent)

CA//18/01906/FUL - (pages 98-111)

Goose Farm, Shalloak Road, Broad Oak, Sturry, CT2 0QE

 

  1. Ms Heather Stennett (objector)
  2. Mr Barrie Gore - CPRE Kent (objector)
  3. Parish Councillor Ann Davies (Sturry Parish Council)
  4. Mr Nick Rooke (agent)

CA//18/01280/OUT - (pages 112-128)

Land at Ladesfield, Vulcan Close, Whitstable, CT5 4LZ

 

  1. Ms Michelle Coppard (objector)
  2. Mr Matthew Garvey -  DHA Planning (agent)

CA//18/01596/FUL - (pages 129-139)

6 St Annes Road, Whitstable, CT5 2DW

 

  1. Mr Jim Holgate (objector)
  2. Mr Nigel Hargreaves (supporter)
  3. Mr Simon Allen (supporter)
  4. Mr Philip Allen (applicant)

CA//18/01858/FUL - (pages 140-151)

Land to the rear of 173 and 175 Ashford Road, Thanington, CT1 3XR

 

  1. Mr Clive Flisher (objector)
  2. Mr Ian McMillan (objector)
  3. Parish Councillor Graham Page (Parish Council)

CA//18/02040/FUL - (pages 152-158)

Port Farm Industrial Units, Island Road, Upstreet, Chislet, CT3 4DA

 

  1.   Mr Adair Giuliano - Sterling Architecture (agent)
  2. Cllr Ann Taylor (Ward Councillor)

CA//18/02100/FUL - (pages 159-166)

Treasury Oast, The Street, Ickham, CT3 1QN

 

  1. Parish Councillor Dan Morse (Ickham Parish Council)
  2. Ms Margaret Elderson - Four Villages’ Conservation Society (objector)
  3. Mr James Dixey (objector)

CA//18/01995/FUL - (pages 167-173)

7 Harcourt Drive, Herne Bay, CT6 8DJ

 

  1. Ms Tracy Fance (Objector)

 

 

667a

Application No. CA//18/01948/FOS Land at Highland Court Farm, Coldharbour Lane, Bekesbourne, CT4 5HN pdf icon PDF 230 KB

Hybrid planning application for mixed use development for leisure, commercial and tourism uses comprising:

 

(1)  A detailed planning application for a centre for sporting excellence (to include sports pitches, changing rooms, clubhouse and floodlights), business innovation centre, food and drinks hub and leisure hub; with access and associated highways works.

(2)  An outline planning application (with all matters reserved) for business uses, food and drinks hub, innovation centre, home farm centre, artisan offices, mixed use court and holiday homes; plus associated access, landscaping, parking and drainage infrastructure.

 

 

Recommendation: REFUSE

 

Planning Officer: Steve Musk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Hybrid planning application for mixed use development for leisure, commercial and tourism uses comprising:

 

(1)  A detailed planning application for a centre for sporting excellence (to include sports pitches, changing rooms, clubhouse and floodlights), business innovation centre, food and drinks hub and leisure hub; with access and associated highway works.

(2)  An outline planning application (with all matters reserved) for business uses, food and drinks hub, innovation centre, home farm centre, artisan offices, mixed use court and holiday homes; plus associated access, landscaping, parking and drainage infrastructure.

 

A proposal was put that planning permission be refused for the development described in the above application in accordance with the Officer’s 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 B Baker, Clark, Eden-Green, Glover, R Jones, Samper, H Taylor, D Thomas, I Thomas, Warley and Waters (11)

Against the proposal: None

Abstained from voting: Councillor R Thomas (1)

667b

Application No. CA//17/02913/RES Hoplands Farm, Island Road, Westbere pdf icon PDF 523 KB

Application for approval of reserved matters relating to access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale for the erection of 175 no. dwellings on Phases 1A and 1B pursuant to outline planning permission CA/16/00404/OUT.

 

Recommendation: GRANT with conditions

 

Planning Officer: Stevie Andrews

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Application for approval of reserved matters relating to access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale for the erection of 175 no. dwellings on Phases 1A and 1B pursuant to outline planning permission CA//16/00404/OUT.

 

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 B Baker, Clark, Eden-Green, Glover, R Jones, Samper, D Thomas, I Thomas, R Thomas, Warley and Waters(11)

Against the proposal: Councillor H Taylor (1)

Abstained from voting: None

667c

Application No. CA//15/00844/OUT Land at Herne Bay Golf Course, Thanet Way A2990, Herne, CT6 7PG pdf icon PDF 235 KB

To vary the S106 legal agreement relating to planning application CA/15/00844/OUT.

 

Recommendation: Agree

 

Planning Officer: Chris Pragnell

Additional documents:

Minutes:

To vary the S106 legal agreement relating to application CA//15/00844/OUT.

 

A proposal was put that the Deed of Variation be agreed for the revised trigger points for the Herne Bay Golf Course development (CA//15/00844/OUT).

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 B Baker, Clark, Eden-Green, Glover, R Jones, Samper, H Taylor, D Thomas, I Thomas, R Thomas, Warley and Waters (12)

Against the proposal: None

Abstained from voting: None

667d

Application No. CA//18/01906/FUL Goose Farm, Shalloak Road, Broad Oak, Sturry, CT2 0QE pdf icon PDF 258 KB

Proposed change of use of land from orchard to storage for seasonal workers' caravans and the provision of new access onto Shalloak Road.

 

Recommendation: GRANT with conditions

 

Planning Officer: Chris Pragnell

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposed change of use of land from orchard to storage for seasonal workers’ caravans and the provision of new access onto Shalloak Road.

 

Committee members requested an amendment to condition 12 to specify the farm operator’s name. The change was agreed by the Committee and accepted when making its decision on the application.

 

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 B Baker, Clark, R Jones, Samper, I Thomas, R Thomas and Waters (7)

Against the proposal: Councillor H Taylor (1)

Abstained from voting: Councillors Eden-Green, Glover, D Taylor and Warley (4)

667e

Application No. CA//18/01280/OUT Land at Ladesfield, Vulcan Close, Whitstable, CT5 4LZ pdf icon PDF 287 KB

Outline application for proposed 14 no. dwellings with all matters reserved except access.

 

Recommendation: GRANT with conditions

 

Planning Officer: Chris Pragnell

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Outline application for proposed 14 no. dwellings with all matters reserved except access.

 

A proposal was put that planning permission be refused. The proposal was put to a vote and it was LOST.

 

 A record of the voting was taken as follows:-

 

For the proposal: Councillors B Baker, Clark, Glover, R Jones and Warley (5)

 

Against the proposal: Councillors Eden-Green, Samper, H Taylor, D Thomas, I Thomas, R Thomas and Waters (7)

 

Abstained from voting: None

 

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

 

It was also requested that Officers discuss with applicant the tree protection and landscaping arrangements.

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 Eden-Green, Samper, H Taylor, D Thomas, I Thomas, R Thomas and Waters (7)

Against the proposal: Councillors B Baker, Clark, R Jones and Warley (4)

Abstained from voting: Councillor Glover (1)

667f

Application No. CA//18/01596/FUL 6 St Annes Road, Whitstable, CT5 2DW pdf icon PDF 310 KB

Proposed 3 no. detached two-storey dwellings with accommodation in the roof space following demolition of existing dwelling.

 

Recommendation: REFUSE

 

Planning Officer:  Joanna Dymowska

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(Councillors I Thomas and R Thomas left the room for this item and Councillor H Taylor left the room for the remaining business of the meeting.)

 

Proposed 3 no. detached two-storey dwellings with accommodation in the roof space following demolition of existing dwelling.

 

A proposal was put that planning permission be refused for the development described in the above application in accordance with the Officer’s 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 B Baker, Clark, Eden-Green, Glover, R Jones, Samper, D Thomas, Warley and Waters (9)

Against the proposal: None

Abstained from voting: None

 

Absent from consideration of the item: Councillors I Thomas and R Thomas (2)

 

(Councillors I Thomas and R Thomas then re-joined the meeting for the remaining business.)

667g

Application No. CA//18/01858/FUL Land to the rear of 173 and 175 Ashford Road, Thanington, CT1 3XR pdf icon PDF 251 KB

Proposed detached single-storey dwelling with accommodation in the roofspace.

 

Recommendation: GRANT with conditions

 

Planning Officer: Chris Pragnell

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposed detached single-storey dwelling with accommodation in the roofspace.

 

A proposal was put that planning permission be refused. The proposal was put to a vote and it was LOST.

 

 A record of the voting was taken as follows:-

 

For the proposal: Councillors B Baker, Eden-Green and Warley (3)

 

Against the proposal: Councillors Glover, R Jones, Samper, D Thomas, I Thomas, R Thomas and Waters (7)

 

Abstained from voting: Councillor Clark (1)

 

Committee members requested an amendment to condition 10 to requiring fencing to the eastern boundary. The change was agreed by the Committee and accepted when making its decision on the application.

 

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, Glover, R Jones, Samper, D Thomas, I Thomas, R Thomas and Waters (8)

Against the proposal: Councillor B Baker, Eden-Green and Warley (3)

Abstained from voting: None

667h

Application No. CA//18/02040/FUL Port Farm Industrial Units, Island Road, Upstreet, Chislet, CT3 4DA pdf icon PDF 208 KB

Proposed detached single-storey industrial unit.

 

Recommendation: REFUSE

 

Planning Officer: Olly Ansell

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposed detached single-storey industrial unit.

 

A proposal was put that the application be deferred for further information/clarification about the business that would be expected to occupy the proposed development.

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

A record of the vote was taken as follows:-

For the proposal: Councillors B Baker, Glover, R Jones, Samper, D Thomas, I Thomas, R Thomas, R Thomas, Warley and Waters (9)

Against the proposal: None

Abstained from voting: Councillors Clark and Eden-Green (2)

667i

Application No. CA//18/02100/FUL Treasury Oast, The Street, Ickham, CT3 1QN pdf icon PDF 244 KB

Proposed installation of 2No. rooflights and replacement of 1No. rooflight, installation of first floor external timber staircase to the rear, installation of bifold doors to side elevation and refurbishment of existing timber windows to include double glazed sealed units.

 

Recommendation: GRANT with conditions

 

Planning Officer: Alastair Curran

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposed installation of 2 no. rooflights and replacement of 1 no. rooflight, installation of firstfloor external timber staircase to the rear, installation of bifold doors to side elevation and refurbishment of existing timber windows to include double glazed sealed units.

 

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, Glover, R Jones, Samper, D Thomas, I Thomas, R Thomas, Warley and Waters (9)

Against the proposal: Councillors B Baker and Eden-Green (2)

Abstained from voting: None

667j

Application No. CA//18/01995/FUL 7 Harcourt Drive, Herne Bay, CT6 8DJ pdf icon PDF 290 KB

Proposed two-storey side extension together with 3 no. dormers, first floor balcony to front elevation and roof alterations to create additional accommodation in roof space following demolition of existing garage.

 

Recommendation: GRANT with conditions

 

Planning Officer: Andrew Gambrill

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposed two-storey side extension together with 3 no. dormers, first floor balcony to front elevation and roof alterations to create additional accommodation in roof space following demolition of existing garage.

 

During the debate a proposal was put that planning permission be refused for the development described in the above application on the basis that the bulk, scale and massing of the development, particularly on the rear elevation would be harmful to the character and appearance of the area and would result in increased overlooking to the property to the rear, which would be harmful to the living conditions of the neighbour.

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, Glover, R Jones, D Thomas, I Thomas, Warley and Waters(7)

Against the proposal: Councillors B Baker, Eden-Green, Samper and R Thomas (4)

Abstained from voting: None

668.

Planning Appeals - Decisions pdf icon PDF 85 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.

669.

Any other urgent business to be dealt with in public

Minutes:

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

670.

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 falls under the exempt provisions of the Local Government Act 1972 or the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or both.