Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee - Wednesday, 15th June, 2022 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent. View directions

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

    Minutes:

    Apologies were received from Councillors Everitt, Keen and Paul Moore.

2.

Declarations of Interest

    To receive any declarations of interest.  Members are advised to consider the advice contained within the Declaration of Interest advice attached to this Agenda.  If a Member declares an interest, they should complete the Declaration of Interest Form

    Minutes:

    There were no declarations of interest.

3.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 177 KB

    To approve the Minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 18 May 2022, copy attached.

    Minutes:

    Councillor Hart proposed, Councillor J Bayford seconded and Members agreed that the minutes of the meeting held on 18 May 2022 be approved as a correct record.

     

4.

FH/TH/22/0215 - 7 Seacroft Road, Broadstairs pdf icon PDF 86 KB

    • View the background to item 4.

    Minutes:

    PROPOSAL: Erection of a ground floor extension to existing rear projection with balcony over together with first floor extension above existing.

     

    It was proposed by the Chair and seconded by the Vice Chair:

     

    ‘THAT the officer’s recommendation be adopted, namely:

     

    That the application be APPROVED, subject to the following conditions:

     

      1  The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

     

    GROUND:

    In accordance with Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended by Section 51 of the Planning and Purchase Act 2004).

     

     2  The development hereby approved as set out in accordance with the submitted documents referenced Site Location Plan and Proposed Block and Roof Plan received 11 February 2022 and amended drawing DA2 C received 6th May 2022. 

     

    GROUND:

    To secure the proper development of the area. 

     

     3  Prior to the use of the balcony hereby approved, the obscured glazed glass balustrading at a height of 1.4m above finished floor level as shown on drawing DA2 C received 6th May 2022 shall be installed and thereafter maintained.

     

    GROUND:

    In the interests of the living conditions of the neighbouring property in accordance with Policy QD03 of the Thanet Local Plan.’

     

    Upon being put to the vote, the motion was declared CARRIED.

     

     

5.

Schedule of Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 50 KB

    To consider the report of the Director Of Housing and Planning, copy attached for Members of the Committee.

     

    Note: Copies of correspondence relating to applications received will be available for members’ perusal in the Members’ Room from 5.00pm on the Friday before the meeting until the date of the meeting.

    Additional documents:

5a

R01 F/TH/20/0590 Land South West Of Waste Processing Plant (District Park) Manston Road North, Manston, Kent pdf icon PDF 323 KB

    Minutes:

    PROPOSAL: Erection of 4 no. 2 storey light industrial/general industrial (use class B1,  278 sqm and B2,  16,459 Sqm) commercial buildings with associated external storage (use Class B8, 185 sqm) with access, parking and landscaping

     

    Mr Ryan spoke in favor of the application.

     

    Councillor Pugh spoke as Ward Councillor.

     

    It was proposed by the Chair and seconded by the Vice Chair:

     

    ‘THAT the officer’s recommendation be adopted, namely:

     

    That the application be refused for the following reasons:

     

    1  The proposal, by virtue of its location and design, would result in the loss of countryside and harm to the characteristics of the Manston Chalk Plateau Landscape Character Area, where the need for and the impact from development has not being demonstrated to outweigh the need to protect Thanet's landscape character and local distinctiveness,  with the visual harm resulting from the additional built form and associated development not sufficiently outweighed by economic, social or environmental benefits, contrary to Policies SP24, SP26, SE08 and E13 of the Thanet Local Plan 2020 and paragraph 174 of the National Planning Policy Framework.

     

     2  The proposal, by virtue of its location, would result in the irreversible loss of Grade 1 and 2 agricultural land, with the harm resulting from the loss not sufficiently outweighed by economic, social or environmental benefits or proven that there are no otherwise suitable sites of poorer agricultural quality that can accommodate the development, contrary to Policy E16 of the Thanet Local Plan 2020 and paragraph 174 of the National Planning Policy Framework.

     

     3  The proposed development, due to the lack of a footway link along this part of Manston Road subject to the national speed limit, would result in conflict between pedestrians/cyclists and users of the highway, resulting in an unsustainable development due to future users being dependant on private vehicles and an unacceptable impact on highway safety.  The development would, therefore, be contrary to policies SP43, SP44, TP02 and TP03 of the Local Plan and paragraph 110 of the National Planning Policy Framework. 

     

     4  The proposed development, by virtue of the location of the site and vehicular movements generated from the proposed uses, would increase the use of Spitfire junction as a junction over capacity and use of Vincent Road by HGVs, thereby affecting the free flow of traffic leading to congestion in peak hours and conflict between road users, resulting in severe harm to the transportation network and road user safety, contrary to paragraph 110 of the National Planning Policy Framework.

     

     

    Upon being put to the vote, the motion was declared LOST.

     

    Councillor Hart  proposed, Councillor Rusiecki seconded that the application be APPROVED by virtue of the economic benefits of the proposal  outweighing the identified harm; subject to appropriate safeguarding conditions and the receipt of a legal agreement securing obligations and contributions toward off site highways work at Spitfire Junction and Vincent Road, and travel plan monitoring, within 6 months.

     

     

    Upon being put to the vote, the motion was declared CARRIED.

     

     

     

5b

D02 OL/TH/21/0774 Former British Gas Site, Northdown Road, Broadstairs pdf icon PDF 327 KB

    Minutes:

    PROPOSAL: Outline application for 65no. dwellings with consideration of access and layout, and other matters reserved.

     

    The chair advised that Ms Culligan, Director of Law and Democracy at Thanet District Council, wished for it to be noted, for the purposes of transparency, that Mr Goddard, who would be speaking on the application as a Local Planning consultant, was her husband.  This had been recorded in the Officer Register of Interests.

     

    Mr Goddard spoke in favour of the application.

     

    Ms Sutton raised points of concern.

     

    It was proposed by the Chair and seconded by the Vice Chair:

     

    ‘THAT the officer’s recommendation be adopted, namely:

     

    That the application be DEFERRED and DELEGATED for approval subject to the submission of a signed legal agreement securing the financial contributions and obligations as set out within the Heads of Terms of the report, within the 6 months of any resolution, and subject to the following conditions:

     

    1  Approval of the details of the scale and appearance of any buildings to be erected, and the landscaping of the site, (hereinafter called 'the reserved matters') shall be obtained from the Local Planning Authority in writing before any development is commenced.

     

    GROUND;

    As no such details have been submitted.

     

     2  Plans and particulars of the reserved matters referred to in Condition 1 above, shall be submitted in writing to the Local Planning Authority and shall be carried out as approved.

     

    GROUND;

    In accordance with Section 92(2) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended by Section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004).

     

     3  Application for approval of the reserved matters shall be made to the Local Planning Authority before the expiration of 3 years from the date of this permission.

     

    GROUND;

    In accordance with Section 92(2) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended by Section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004).

     

     4  The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of 2 years from the date of approval of the last of the reserved matters to be approved.

     

    GROUND;

    In accordance with Section 92(2) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended by Section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004)

     

     5  The proposed development shall be carried out in accordance with the submitted application as amended by the revised drawings numbered L597_P(0)600 Rev 12 dated 7th June 2022.

     

    GROUND;

    To secure the proper development of the area.

     

     6  No development shall take place until the applicant, or their agents or successors in title, has secured the implementation of a programme of archaeological work in accordance with a written specification and timetable which has been submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority.

     

    GROUND

    To ensure that features of archaeological interest are properly examined and recorded in accordance with Policy HE01 of the Thanet Local Plan and the advice contained within the National Planning Policy Framework.

     

     7  No development approved by this planning permission shall commence until  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5b

5c

D03 F/TH/22/0219 41 Princess Margaret Avenue, Margate pdf icon PDF 128 KB

    Minutes:

    PROPOSAL: Erection of 1No two storey 2-bed detached dwelling with associated parking.

     

    Ms Humber spoke in favour of the application.

     

    Councillor Leys spoke as Ward Councillor.

     

    CouncillorTowning spoke as Ward Councillor.

     

    It was proposed by the Chair and seconded by the Vice Chair:

     

    ‘THAT the officer’s recommendation be adopted, namely:

     

    That the application be DEFERRED and DELEGATED for approval subject to the submission of a signed legal agreement securing the SAMM contribution within the 6 months of any resolution, and subject to the following conditions:

     

    1  The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

     

    GROUND:

    In accordance with Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended by Section 51 of the Planning and Purchase Act 2004).

     

     2  The development hereby approved shall be carried out in accordance with the submitted drawings numbered 20/2540/PL/02A, 20/2540/PL/03B, 20/2540/PL/04B, 20/2540/PL/06 and 20/2540/PL/08 as well as the Planning Statement all received on 14th February 2022, and the Street Scene Perspectives No 1,2,3,4,5 and 9 received on 16th February 2022.

     

    GROUND:

    To secure the proper development of the area.

     

     3  The two roof light windows on the rear roof plane hereby approved shall be provided and maintained with obscured glass to a minimum level of obscurity to conform to Pilkington Glass level 4 or equivalent and shall be installed prior to first occupation of the development hereby permitted and permanently retained thereafter.

     

    GROUND:

    To safeguard the residential amenities currently enjoyed by the occupiers of nearby residential properties in accordance with Policy QD03 of the Thanet Local Plan.

     

     4  All hard and soft landscape works shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details. The works shall be carried out prior to the first occupation of any part of the development, or in accordance with a programme of works to be agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority. Any trees or plants which within a period of 5 years from the completion of the development die, are removed or become seriously damaged or diseased, shall be replaced in the next planting season with others of a similar size and species.

     

    GROUND:

    In the interests of the visual amenities of the area and to adequately integrate the development into the environment in accordance with Policies QD02 and GI04 of the Thanet Local Plan

     

     5  The development hereby permitted shall be constructed to a high standard of energy efficiency to the equivalent of Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

     

    GROUND:

    All new buildings and conversions of existing buildings must be designed to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and have resilience to function in a changing climate, in accordance with Policy QD01 of the Thanet Local Plan.

     

     6  The development hereby permitted shall be constructed in order to meet the required technical standard for water efficiency of 110litres/person/day, thereby Part G2 Part 36 (2b) of Schedule  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5c