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

718.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

No apologies for absence had been received for this meeting.

719.

Substitute Councillors

Minutes:

There were no substitute Councillors for this meeting.

720.

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:

·         The Chairman made a voluntary declaration on behalf of herself and Councillor Eden-Green in relation to their attendance at the Local Plan Planning Inquiry and representations against the site in item 7 where they supported the Council’s position.

·         Councillor Clark made a voluntary declaration that he was an active member of the Friends of Duncan Down group in relation to item 8 and would leave the room for that item.

·         Councillor B Baker made a voluntary declaration that he lived in Swalecliffe on the edge of the floodplain in relation to item 7.

·         Councillor R Jones made a voluntary declaration that his wife uses Hoath Village Hall as a Women’s Institute member in relation to item 10.

·         Councillors I and R Thomas made a voluntary declaration that they were County Councillors and had not been involved in the applications where the County Council had been consulted.

·         Councillor R Thomas made a voluntary declaration that he was the Council’s representative for Active Life.

·         CouncillorWarley made a voluntary declaration that he was the Vice President and a former player of the Chestfield Cricket Club in relation to item 7.

·         Councillor Eden-Green made a voluntary declaration that he was the Council’s representative on the Strategic Access Management and Monitoring Strategy (SAMMS) in relation to items 7, 10, 11 and 12.

·         Councillor Glover made a voluntary declaration that she used to be the Ward Councillor for Hoath before the ward boundary changes came into effect and worked closely with the Hoath School in that capacity in relation to item 10.

·         Several Councillors had received representations and communications regarding some of the applications that were due to be heard.

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

721.

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, 4 March 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.

722.

Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 5 February 2019 Planning Committee pdf icon PDF 100 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.

723.

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.

724.

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//17/00469/OUT - (Pages 17-64)

Grasmere Gardens, Land South of The Ridgeway, Chestfield

 

  1. Dr Robert Jackson - Grasmere Village Residents Association (Residents Group)
  2. Mr Mark Boardman (Objector)
  3. Mr Gerard Jakimavicius (Objector)
  4. Mr Steven Barrow (Objector)
  5. Councillor Steven Bailey (Parish Councillor)
  6. Councillor Todd (Ward Councillor)

CA//15/01296/OUT - (Pages 65-57)

Land North of Thanet Way, Whitstable

 

  1. No speakers have registered

CA//19/00020/LB - (pages 68-73)

Canterbury Heritage Museum, Poor Priests Hospital, 18-21A Stour Street, Canterbury, CT1 2NR

 

  1. No speakers have registered

CA//18/2131/FUL - (pages 74-85)

Hoath Village Hall, Church Road, Hoath, CT3 4LA

 

  1. Mr David Feline (Objector)
  2. Mr Chris Barnes (Objector)
  3. Mr William Glebioska (Objector)
  4. Parish Councillor Susan Chapman (Parish Council - Supporter)
  5. Mr Arthur Campbell-Walter - Chair of Hoath Village Hall (Supporter)
  6. Mr Tony Warman - Forest Homes (Agent)
  7. Councillor A Taylor (Ward Councillor)

CA//18/01929/FUL - (pages 86-92)

Chestfield Filling Station, Thanet Way A2990, Chestfield, CT5 3JB

 

  1. Mr Colin Smith (on behalf of the applicant)
  2. Councillor Todd (Ward Councillor)

CA//18/01996/FUL - (pages 93-104)

81 Spenser Road, Herne Bay, CT6 6AP

 

  1. Mr Alan Chapman (Objector)

CA//18/02334/FUL - (pages 105-114)

10 High Street, Sturry, CT2 0BD

 

  1. Mr Clive Bowley (Agent)

 

724a

Application No. CA//17/00469/OUT Grasmere Gardens, Land South of The Ridgeway, Chestfield pdf icon PDF 717 KB


A mixed use development including up to 300 dwellings and 3,500sqm of employment floorspace comprising:

·         Detailed proposals for the erection of 140 residential dwellings, 1 no. Local Area of Play (LAP), vehicular access from Reeve's Way and emergency access from Richmond Road, associated internal roads, footpaths and cycleways, open space, associated car park and overspill car park from Reeves Way, pumping station and landscaping. 

 

·         Outline proposal for up to 160 dwellings and 3,500sqm of employment (Use Class B1 (a)) with associated parking, allotments, MUGA and open space with all matters reserved except access (excluding internal circulation).

Recommendation: REFUSE

 

Planning Officer: Ceri Williams

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A mixed use development including up to 300 dwellings and 3,500sqm of employment floorspace comprising:

 

·         Detailed proposals for the erection of 140 residential dwellings, 1 no. Local Area of Play (LAP), vehicular access from Reeve’s Way and emergency access from Richmond Road, associated internal roads, footpaths and cycleways, open space, associated car park and overspill car park from Reeves Way, pumping station and landscaping.

 

·         Outline proposal for up to 160 dwellings and 3,500sqm of employment (Use Class B1(a)) with associated parking, allotments, MUGA and open space with all matters reserved except access (excluding internal circulation).

 

The Deputy Team Leader confirmed that the first reason for refusal had been updated to read as follows:

The proposed main access to the site from Reeves Way would be unsafe and unsuitable for all users, in particular emergency vehicles, without the provision of the secondary emergency access onto Richmond Road (which the applicant has failed to demonstrate an ability to secure and maintain). The proposal is therefore in conflict with policies T1 and DBE3 of the Canterbury District Local Plan 2017 and the National Planning Policy Framework.”


The Committee accepted the update to the reason for refusal.

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, Doyle, Eden-Green, Glover, R Jones, Samper, D Thomas, I Thomas, R Thomas, Warley and Waters (12)

Against the proposal: None

Abstained from voting: None

724b

Application No. CA//15/01296/OUT Land north of Thanet Way, Whitstable pdf icon PDF 581 KB

To vary the S106 legal agreement relating to application CA//15/01296/OUT.

 

Recommendation: AGREE

 

Planning Officer: Ceri Williams

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(Councillor Clark left the meeting during the consideration of this item)

 

To vary the S106 legal agreement relation to application CA//15/01296/OUT.

A proposal was put that the Deed of Variation be agreed for the reduction to the number of allotments for the Land north of Thanet Way development (CA//15/01296/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, Doyle, Eden-Green, Glover, R Jones, Samper, D Thomas, I Thomas, R Thomas, Warley and Waters (11)

Against the proposal: None

Abstained from voting: None

 

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

 

(Councillor Clark then rejoined the meeting for the remaining business)

 

724c

Application No. CA//19/00020/LB Canterbury Heritage Museum, Poor Priests Hospital,18-21A Stour Street, Canterbury, CT1 2NR pdf icon PDF 1010 KB

Application for listed building consent for external/internal alterations including preparation of the annexe, locomotive realignment, adjustment to the tombstone, reinstatement of the floor and construction of a stud wall between the annexe and the great hall along with construction of a timber ramp on the exterior to allow access from the rear yard for relocation of Invicta Steam locomotive.

 

Recommendation: GRANT with conditions

 

Planning Officer: Alastair Curran

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Application for listed building consent for external/internal alterations including preparation of the annexe, locomotive realignment, adjustment to the tombstone, reinstatement of the floor and construction of a timber ramp on the exterior to allow access from the rear yard for relocation of Invicta Steam locomotive.

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, Doyle, Eden-Green, Glover, R Jones, Samper, D Thomas, I Thomas, R Thomas, Warley and Waters (12)

Against the proposal: None

Abstained from voting: None

724d

Application No. CA//18/02131/FUL Hoath Village Hall, Church Road, Hoath, CT3 4LA pdf icon PDF 436 KB

Proposed 9 No. two-storey dwellings, single-storey extension to rear of village hall and formation of Village Green, car park and access road.

 

Recommendation: REFUSE

 

Planning Officer: Chris Pragnell

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposed 9 No. two-storey dwellings, single-storey extension to rear of village hall and formation of Village Green, car park and access road.

 

During the debate a proposal was put that planning permission be granted under section 101 for the development described in the above application subject to the applicant entering a legal agreement and the appropriate safeguarding conditions on the basis that the proposed housing development is considered to be on an infill site and therefore would accord with policy SP4 of the Canterbury Local Plan 2017 which allows for infill development in Hoath of an amount appropriate to the size of the settlement. The proposed use of land as a village green along with the extension to the village hall would provide community benefit and as such would outweigh any harm caused by the loss of agricultural land.

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, Doyle, Eden-Green, Glover, R Jones, Samper, D Thomas, I Thomas, R Thomas, Warley and Waters (12)

Against the proposal: None

Abstained from voting: None

724e

Application No. CA//18/01929/FUL Chestfield Filling Station, Thanet Way A2990, Chestfield, CT5 3JB pdf icon PDF 532 KB

Proposed retrospective application for the retention of 3 no. structures for use with hand car wash facilities.

 

Recommendation: GRANT with conditions

 

Planning Officer: Oliver Ansell

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposed retrospective application for the retention of 3 no. structures for use with hand car wash facilities.

 

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, Doyle, Glover, R Jones, D Thomas, I Thomas, R Thomas, Warley and Waters (10)

Against the proposal: None

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

724f

Application No. CA//18/01996/FUL 81 Spenser Road, Herne Bay, CT6 6AP pdf icon PDF 493 KB

Proposed detached two-storey dwelling with formation of access following demolition of existing conservatory.

 

Recommendation: SECTION 101 GRANT

 

Planning Officer: Joanna Dymowska

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposed detached two-storey dwelling with formation of access following demolition of existing conservatory.

 

During the debate a proposal was put that the application be deferred for further information regarding the windows of the neighbouring property facing the development until the next Planning Committee meeting.

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, Warley and Waters (10)

Against the proposal: Councillors Doyle and R Thomas (2)

Abstained from voting: None

724g

Application No. CA//18/02334/FUL 10 High Street, Sturry, CT2 0BD pdf icon PDF 770 KB

Change of use from take away to residential together with single-storey rear extension and alterations to front elevations following demolition of single-storey rear extension.

Recommendation: GRANT with conditions

 

Planning Officer: Joanna Dymowska

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Change of use from take away to residential together with single-storey rear extension and alterations to front elevations following demolition of single-storey rear extension.

 

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, Doyle, Eden-Green, Glover, R Jones, Samper, D Thomas, I Thomas, R Thomas, Warley and Waters (12)

Against the proposal: None

Abstained from voting: None

725.

Planning Appeals - Decisions pdf icon PDF 63 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.

726.

Any other urgent business to be dealt with in public

Minutes:

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

727.

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.