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

900.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors B Baker, Glover and Warley.

901.

Substitute Councillors

Minutes:

Councillor A Baker was present as substitute for Councillor B Baker.

 

Councillor Walker was present as substitute for Councillor Glover.

902.

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 had a vehicle on order from the applicant of item 10 and would leave the chamber for that item.

·         Councillor I Thomas made a voluntary announcement that he was a county councillor and that he had a financial interest in a plot of land near the site in item 7, however the application would not affect this interest or his ability to consider the application.

·         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 the relevant items.

·         Councillor R Thomas made a voluntary announcement that he was a county councillor and that although items 7 and 8 were council applications, he would keep an open mind when considering them.

903.

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, 29 April 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.

904.

Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 2 April 2019 Planning Committee pdf icon PDF 87 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.

905.

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 the deferral of applications.

906.

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//19/00296/FUL    (Pages 16 - 46)

Beach Street Car Park, Beach Street, Herne Bay, CT6 5JQ

 

  1. MrMayler Colloton (Agent)
  2. Cllr Joe Howes (Ward Councillor)
  3. Cllr Andrew Cook (Ward Councillor)

CA//19/00116/FUL   (Pages 47 - 60)

Parham Student Village: 8-13 Albert Mews, 105 Sturry Road; 1-4 Riverdale House, Sturry Road; 1-3 Parham Close, Parham Road; 1-12 Becket Mews, Parham Close

 

No speakers registered

CA//18/02434/FUL   (Pages 61 - 76)

2-2A Ethelbert Road, Canterbury, CT1 3NE

 

No speakers registered

CA//18/02543/FUL    (Pages 77 - 93)

Motorline, Broad Oak Road, Canterbury, CT2 7RB

 

  1. Mr Glen Obee (applicant)

CA//19/00182/FUL    (Pages 94 - 101)

Hoath Farm, Bekesbourne Lane, Canterbury

 

  1. Mr Jonathan Watts (Supporter)
  2. Mr Anthony Bird (Supporter)
  3. Mr Edward Streeter (Supporter)
  4. Ms Laura Young - Hoath Farm Residents Association (Residents Group in Support)
  5. Mr Randall (Objector)TBC
  6. Mr Graham Oates (Applicant)
  7. Councillor Williams (Ward councillor)

CA//19/00188/FUL   (Pages 102 - 111)

44-46 Bentley Avenue, Herne Bay, CT6 8EA

 

No speakers registered

CA//18/01460/FUL     (Pages 112 - 127)

Land East of Cockering Road, Chartham, CT4 7PT

 

THIS APPLICATION HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN FROM THE AGENDA

CA//19/00179/FUL    (Pages 128 - 136)

High Rews, Canterbury Road, Herne Common, Herne, CT6 7LE

 

  1. Mr Ian Wilcox (on behalf of the Applicant)

CA//18/02077/FUL   (Pages 137 - 144)

Yockletts Farm, Church Lane, Waltham, CT4 5QH

 

  1. Mr James Ford (Agent)

 

CA//18/02040/FUL    (Pages 145 - 152)

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

 


No speakers registered

CA//19/00111/FUL   (Pages 153 - 161)

36 Cherry Gardens, Herne Bay, CT6 5QZ

 

THIS APPLICATION HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN FROM THE AGENDA

CA//18/02559/FUL   (Pages 162 - 170)

57 Nargate Street, Littlebourne, CT3 1UJ

 

No speakers registered

CA//18/02228/FUL    (Pages 171 - 180)

36 Cornwallis Circle, Whitstable, CT5 1DU

 

  1. Ms Nikki Jeffries (Objector)
  2. Mr Tim Leadley (Objector)
  3. Mr Connor McCarron (Agent)

 

906a

Application No. CA//19/00296/FUL - Beach Street Car Park, Beach Street, Herne Bay, CT6 5JQ pdf icon PDF 314 KB

Proposed mixed-use development comprising a four-storey block of ground floor commercial space with 6no residential units above (plots 28-33); a three-storey block of 9no apartments (plots 19-27); a three-storey block of 10no apartments incorporating ground floor artists' studio spaces (plots 9-18); a two-storey block of 2no apartments (plots 7-8); and a terrace block of 6no three-storey town-houses (plots 1-6); together with associated parking, following demolition of commercial premises.

Recommendation: GRANT with conditions

 

Planning Officer: Chris Pragnell

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposed mixed-use development comprising a four-storey block of ground floor commercial space with 6no residential units above (plots 28-33); a three-storey block of 9no apartments (plots 19-27); a three-storey block of 10no apartments incorporating ground floor artists’ studio spaces (plots 9-18); a two-storey block of 2no apartments (plots 7-8); and a terrace block of 6no three-storey town-houses (plots 1-6); together with associated parking, following demolition of commercial premises.

 

A proposal was put that planning permission be granted for the development described in the above application subject to a legal agreement and 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 A Baker, Clark, Doyle, Eden-Green, R Jones, Samper, D Thomas, I Thomas, R Thomas, Walker and Waters (11)

Against the proposal: None

Abstained from voting: None

906b

Application No. CA//19/00116/FUL - Parham Student Village: 8-13 Albert Mews, 105 Sturry Road; 1-4 Riverdale House, Sturry Road; 1-3 Parham Close, Parham Road; 1-12 Becket Mews, Parham Close pdf icon PDF 387 KB

Change of use from existing student accommodation at 8-13 Albert Mews, 105 Sturry Road, Canterbury to C3 residential dwellings; change of use from existing student accommodation at 1-4 Riverdale House, Sturry Road, Canterbury to C3 residential dwellings; change of use from existing student accommodation at 1-3 Parham Close, Parham Road, Canterbury to C3 residential dwellings with alterations to convert two end terrace properties into 2 no. one-bedroom and 2 no. two-bedroom flats including new and amended door openings; and change of use from existing student accommodation at 1-12 Becket Mews, Parham Close to C3 residential dwellings.

Recommendation: GRANT with conditions

 

Planning Officer: Chris Pragnell

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Change of use from existing student accommodation at 8-13 Albert Mews, 105 Sturry Road, Canterbury to C3 residential dwellings; change of use from existing student accommodation at 1-4 Riverdale House, Sturry Road, Canterbury to C3 residential dwellings; change of use from existing student accommodation at 1-3 Parham Close, Parham Road, Canterbury to C3 residential dwellings with alterations to convert two end terrace properties into 2 no. one-bedroom and 2 no. two-bedroom flats including new and amended door openings; and change of use from existing student accommodation at 1-12 Beckett Mews, Parham Close to C3 residential dwellings.

 

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 A Baker, Clark, Doyle, R Jones, Samper, D Thomas, I Thomas, R Thomas, Walker and Waters (10)

Against the proposal: None

Abstained from voting: Councillor Eden-Green (1)

906c

Application No. CA//18/02434/FUL - 2-2A Ethelbert Road, Canterbury, CT1 3NE pdf icon PDF 296 KB

Proposed part 3 and part 4 storey building comprising 10 no. flats with associated parking and external works following demolition of properties.

Recommendation: GRANT subject to conditions

 

Planning Officer: Joanna Dymowska

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(Councillor Waters had left the room for part of this item)

 

Proposed part 3 and 4 storey building comprising 10 no. flats with associated parking and external works following demolition of properties.

 

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 A Baker, Clark, Doyle, Eden-Green, R Jones, Samper, D Thomas, I Thomas, R Thomas and Walker (10)

Against the proposal: None

Abstained from voting: None

 

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

 

(Councillor Waters then returned to the chamber for the remaining business)

906d

Application No. CA//18/02543/FUL - Motorline, Broad Oak Road, Canterbury, CT2 7RB pdf icon PDF 206 KB

Proposed two-storey car showroomwith ancillary workshop and MOT area, detached valet building, associated external works, car parking and formation of new access from Broad Oak Road and Vauxhall Road.

 

Recommendation: GRANT subject to conditions

 

Planning Officer: Chris Pragnell

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(Councillor Clark left the room for this item)

 

Proposed two-storey car showroom with ancillary workshop and MOT area, detached valet building, associated external works, car parking and formation of new access from Broad Oak Road and Vauxhall Road.

 

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 A Baker, Doyle, Eden-Green, R Jones, Samper, D Thomas, I Thomas, R Thomas, Walker and Waters (10)

Against the proposal: None

Abstained from voting: None

 

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

 

(Councillor Clark then returned to the chamber for the remaining business)

906e

Application No. CA//19/00182/FUL - Hoath Farm, Bekesbourne Lane, Canterbury pdf icon PDF 200 KB

Proposed 2 no. detached single-storey dwellings with accommodation in the roofspace together with associated parking & landscaping following demolition of existing buildings.

Recommendation: REFUSE

 

Planning Officer: Chris Pragnell

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposed 2 no. detached single-storey dwellings with accommodation in the roofspace together with associated parking & landscaping following demolition of existing buildings.

 

The Head of Planning advised the Committee that the buildings currently on the application site were unlawful and were the subject of an enforcement notice which required their removal. An appeal had been lodged against the enforcement notice which was dismissed by the Planning Inspectorate. The Inspector's decision was then challenged in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court and at each stage, the Courts held that the Inspector's decision was lawful.

 

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 A Baker, Clark, Doyle, Eden-Green, R Jones, Samper, D Thomas, I Thomas and Waters (9)

 

Against the proposal: Councillor R Thomas (1)

 

Abstained from voting: Councillor Walker (1)

 

906f

Application No. CA//19/00188/FUL - 44-46 Bentley Avenue, Herne Bay, CT6 8EA pdf icon PDF 333 KB

Proposed 2 no. two-storey semi-detached dwellings following demolition of existing dwelling.

Recommendation: GRANT with conditions

 

Planning Officer: Chris Pragnell

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposed 2 no. two-storey semi-detached dwellings following demolition of existing dwelling.

 

It was confirmed that there was an error on page 105 of the agenda in that the application was not called in by Councillor Williams but rather the application is being reported to the Committee on the basis of the number of representations opposing the officer’s recommendation.

 

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 s106 agreement securing financial contributions towards SAMMS.

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 A Baker, Clark, Doyle, Eden-Green, R Jones, Samper, D Thomas, I Thomas, R Thomas, Walker and Waters (11)

Against the proposal: None

Abstained from voting: None

906g

Application No. CA//18/01460/FUL - Land East of Cockering Road, Chartham, CT4 7PT pdf icon PDF 271 KB

Proposed 2 no. semi-detached and 1 no. detached two-storey dwelling houses, car port building, creation of a parking area, formation of vehicular access and hard and soft landscaping.

 

Recommendation: GRANT with conditions

 

Officer: Chris Pragnell

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chairman confirmed that this application had been withdrawn from the agenda and was not considered by the Committee.

906h

Application No. CA//19/00179/FUL - High Rews, Canterbury Road, Herne Common, Herne, CT6 7LE pdf icon PDF 185 KB


Proposed two-storey detached dwelling and two-storey detached garage.

Recommendation: GRANT with conditions

 

Officer: Oliver Ansell

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(Councillor Walker left the room for this item)

 

Proposed two-storey detached dwelling and two-storey detached garage.

 

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 A Baker, Doyle, Eden-Green, R Jones, Samper, D Thomas, I Thomas, R Thomas and Waters (9)

 

Against the proposal: None

 

Abstained from voting: Councillor Clark (1)

 

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

 

(Councillor Walker then returned to the chamber for the remaining business)

906i

Application No. CA//18/02077/FUL - Yockletts Farm, Church Lane, Waltham, CT4 5QH pdf icon PDF 149 KB

Proposed two-storey oast for holiday let.

Recommendation: REFUSE

 

Planning Officer: Oliver Ansell

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposed two-storey oast for holiday let.

 

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 A Baker, Clark, Doyle, Eden-Green, R Jones, D Thomas and Waters (7)

Against the proposal: Councillors I Thomas, R Thomas and Walker (3)

Abstained from voting: Councillor Samper (1)

906j

Application No. CA//18/02040/FUL - Port Farm Industrial Units, Island Road, Upstreet, Chislet, CT3 4DA pdf icon PDF 162 KB

Proposed detached single-storey industrial unit for B1 use.

Recommendation: GRANT subject to conditions

 

Planning Officer: Oliver Ansell

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposed detached single-storey industrial unit for B1 use.

 

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 A Baker, Clark, Doyle, Eden-Green, R Jones, Samper, D Thomas, I Thomas, R Thomas, Walker and Waters (11)

Against the proposal: None

Abstained from voting: None

906k

Application No. CA//19/00111/FUL - 36 Cherry Gardens, Herne Bay, CT6 5QZ pdf icon PDF 225 KB

Proposed semi-detached single-storey dwelling following demolition of conservatory and garage at land to rear of 36 Cherry Gardens.

 

Recommendation: GRANT subject to conditions

 

Planning Officer: Oliver Ansell

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chairman confirmed that the application had been withdrawn from the agenda and was not considered by the Committee.

906l

Application No. CA//18/02559/FUL - 57 Nargate Street, Littlebourne, CT3 1UJ pdf icon PDF 278 KB

Proposed replacement garage.

Recommendation: GRANT with conditions

 

Planning Officer: Alastair Curran

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(The applicant for this item was Principal Planning Officer Chris Pragnell, who left the chamber prior to the consideration of the item)

 

Proposed replacement garage.

 

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 A Baker, Clark, Doyle, Eden-Green, R Jones, Samper, D Thomas, I Thomas, R Thomas, Walker and Waters (11)

Against the proposal: None

Abstained from voting: None

906m

Application No. CA//18/02228/FUL - 36 Cornwallis Circle, Whitstable, CT5 1DU pdf icon PDF 387 KB


Proposed single-storey rear extension and dormer to rear elevation.

Recommendation: GRANT with conditions

 

Officer: Jessica Brown

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposed single-storey rear extension and dormer to 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 A Baker, Clark, Doyle, Eden-Green, R Jones, Samper, D Thomas, I Thomas, R Thomas, Walker and Waters (11)

 

Against the proposal: None

 

Abstained from voting: None

907.

Planning Appeals - Decisions pdf icon PDF 56 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.

908.

Any other urgent business to be dealt with in public

Minutes:

There was not other urgent business to be dealt with in public.

909.

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 not other urgent business which fell under the exempt provisions of the Local Government Act 1972 or the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or both.