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

259.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence had been received from Councillor Nolan.

260.

Substitute Councillors

Minutes:

There were no substitutes present for the meeting.

261.

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 announcement that the applicant for item 7 and the agent for item 8 were known to several members of the Committee.  He also made a voluntary announcement that he was a Kent County Councillor however that would not preclude him from participating in the debate on the relevant items.

·         Councillor D Thomas made a voluntary announcement that he had previously undertaken work for Manual Properties and would leave the room for the discussion on item 9. He also made a voluntary announcement that some of the speakers were known to him.

·         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.

 

262.

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, 19 August 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.

263.

Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 23 July 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.

264.

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.

265.

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//19/00514/FUL  (Pages 14 - 35)

28-30 St Peter’s Street, Canterbury, CT1 2BL

 

  1. Mr Mike Goddard - Agent

CA//19/00326/FUL   (Pages 36 - 44)

Hampton Bay Park, Whitstable Road, Herne Bay, CT6 8BL

 

  1. Ms Caroline Robertson - Objector
  2. Mr Vince McMahan - Supporter
  3. Mr Bob Britnell - Agent
  4. Councillor Peter Vickery-Jones - Ward Councillor

CA//18/00712/FUL (Pages 45 - 54)

1 Leggetts Lane, Whitstable, CT5 1AW

 

  1. Ms Paula Houston - Objector
  2. Mr Graham Cox - Whitstable Society

 

265a

Application No. CA//19/00514/FUL - 28-30 St Peters Street, Canterbury, CT1 2BL pdf icon PDF 450 KB

Proposed 3 and 4 storey buildings containing 143 purpose built student accommodation including ancillary support facilities; guest suite, office accommodation (B1 use class) and associated cycle storage and refuse storage facilities following demolition of existing showroom.

Recommendation: GRANT with conditions

 

Planning Officer: Joanna Dymowska

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposed 3 and 4 storey buildings containing 143 purpose built student accommodation including ancillary support facilities; guest suite, office accommodation (B1 use class) and associated cycle storage and refuse storage facilities following demolition of existing showroom.

 

The Planning Officer confirmed that there was an error in the report regarding the number of representation received, 11 representations had been received not 15.  She also confirmed that an amendment was required to condition 2 to update the drawing numbers.

 

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 26 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, Flack, Glover, Harvey-Quirke, Spooner and I Thomas (6)

Against the proposal: Councillors D Thomas and Wilson-Hamilton (2)

Abstained from voting: Councillors Caffery, Eden-Green, Edwards and Smith (4)

265b

Application No. CA//19/00326/FUL - Hampton Bay Park, Whitstable Road, Herne Bay, CT6 8BL pdf icon PDF 239 KB

Change of use of land for the stationing of up to 20 no. touring caravans.

 

Recommendation: GRANT with conditions

 

Planning Officer: Oliver Ansell

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Change of use of land for the stationing of up to 20 no. touring caravans.

 

During the debate proposal was put that planning application be deferred for the officer to consult with Environmental Health and the agent regarding the need for an acoustic fence and if it could be replaced with a condition for a 3 metre wide hedgerow. 

The proposal was seconded and 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, D Thomas and Wilson-Hamilton (10)

Against the proposal: None

Abstained from voting: Councillors Spooner and I Thomas (2)

265c

Application No. CA//18/00712/FUL - 1 Leggetts Lane, Whitstable, CT5 1AW pdf icon PDF 422 KB

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

 

Recommendation: GRANT with conditions

 

Planning Officer: Joanna Dymowska

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(Councillor D Thomas left the room for this item)

 

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

 

During the debate a proposal was put that the planning application be deferred for the officer to obtain a light assessment to ascertain the impact of the development on the adjacent properties.

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, I Thomas and Wilson-Hamilton (11)

Against the proposal: None

Abstained from voting: None

 

Absent during consideration: Councillor D Thomas (1)

 

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

266.

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 reported the decisions and they were noted by the Committee.

267.

Any other urgent business to be dealt with in public

Minutes:

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

268.

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.