Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 16th October, 2019 7.00 pm

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

Contact: Emily Kennedy - (01843) 577046 

Items
No. Item

502.

Apologies for Absence

503.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 60 KB

504.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 174 KB

    To approve the Minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 18 September 2019, copy attached.

    Minutes:

    CouncillorAlbon proposed, Councillor Stevens seconded and Members AGREED that the minutes of the Planning Committee held on 18 September 2019 be approved and signed by the Chairman.

     

505.

Schedule of Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 87 KB

    To consider the report of the Director of Community Services, 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.

506.

A01 - F/TH/19/1037 - St Lawrence College College Road, Ramsgate pdf icon PDF 287 KB

    Minutes:

    PROPOSAL: Erection of sports pavilion

     

    It was proposed by the Chairman and seconded by Councillor Albon:

     

    “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 shall be carried out in accordance with the submitted drawings numbered SK01-01, SK01-02, SK01-03, 001, 003, 004, 005, and 006, received 05 August 2019; and the drawing numbered 007, received 03 October 2019.

     

    GROUND;

    To secure the proper development of the area.

     

     3  The proposed sport pavilion building hereby permitted shall be made available for use by public community sports groups in addition to the existing school use, in accordance with a community use plan, to be submitted prior to the first use, and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The community use plan shall include, but not be limited to, details of availability of use for the community, terms of use, and management arrangements. The management and the operation of the building shall comply with the community use plan as approved.

     

    GROUND:

    To support the need for a sports related community building of this scale and location within the green wedge, in accordance with Policy CC5 of the Thanet Local Plan.

     

     4  If, during development, significant contamination is suspected or found to be present at the site, then works shall cease, and this contamination shall be fully assessed and an appropriate remediation scheme agreed with the Local Planning Authority. The approved works shall be implemented within a timetable agreed by the Local Planning Authority and shall be of such a nature as to render harmless the identified contamination given the proposed end use of the site and surrounding environment, including controlled waters.  Prior to first occupation/use and following completion of approved measures, a verification report shall be submitted to the Local Planning Authority for approval.

     

    GROUND;

    To ensure that the proposed development will not cause harm to human health or pollution of the environment, in accordance with DEFRA and Environment Agency document Model Procedures for the Management of Land Contamination (Contamination Report 11) and National Planning Policy Framework.

     

     5  Prior to the commencement of any development on site details to include the following shall be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority. 

     

    (a) Routing of construction and delivery vehicles to / from site

    (b) Parking and turning areas for construction and delivery vehicles and site personnel

    (c) Provision of wheel washing facilities

    (d) Temporary traffic management / signage

    (e) Measures to control noise affecting nearby residents

     

    Development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details. 

     

    GROUND;

    In the interests of highway safety and neighbouring amenity, in accordance with Policy D1 of the Thanet Local Plan and the National  ...  view the full minutes text for item 506.

506a

A02 - TPO/TH/19/1130 - Land Opposite 24 Old Hall Drive, Ramsgate pdf icon PDF 37 KB

    Minutes:

    PROPOSAL: R/TPO/1(1968) - 10no. Lime - Crown raise by 2m, 10no. Lime - Remove epicormic growth up to height of 2.5m and 1no. Lime - Remove damaged branch

     

    It was proposed by the Chairman, seconded by Councillor Albon and RESOLVED:

     

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

     

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

     

     1  This approval is only valid for a period of 24 months from the date hereof.  Failure to carry out any or all of the approved work within this period will make it necessary to submit a fresh application.

     

    GROUND;

    In accordance with Part 4 Regulation 17 of Town and Country Planning (Tree Preservation) (England) Regulation 2012.

     

     2  All work should be to the latest arboricultural standards, including British Standard BS 5837:2012.

     

    GROUND;

    In accordance with Part 4 Regulation 17 of Town and Country Planning (Tree Preservation) (England) Regulation 2012.’”

     

507.

A03 - FH/TH/19/0879 - 19 Nottingham Road, Birchington pdf icon PDF 47 KB

    Minutes:

    PROPOSAL: Part retrospective application for the erection of a gable roof extension and side extension with flat roof dormer to rear following demolition of existing garage

     

    Speaking in favour was Mr Harrison.

     

    Speaking raising points of concern was Mr Miller.

     

    Speaking as ward councillor was Councillor Kup.

     

    It was proposed by the Chairman and seconded by Councillor Albon:

     

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

     

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

     

     1  The proposed development shall be carried out in accordance with the submitted application as amended by the revised drawings numbered 19-002/004 Rev C and 19-002/005 Rev B and dated 17 September 2019.

     

    GROUND;

    To secure the proper development of the area.

     

     2  The external materials and external finishes of the side extension hereby approved shall be off-white coloured render and the cladding to the dormer extension shall be grey Cedral weatherboarding, as confirmed by the Agent in correspondence received 19 September 2019.

     

    GROUND:

    In the interests of visual amenity in accordance with Policy D1 of the Thanet Local Plan.’”

     

    Following debate, the motion was withdrawn by the Chairman and Councillor Albon.

     

    It was proposed by Councillor Taylor and seconded by Councillor J Bayford:

     

    THAT Members conduct a SITE VISIT in order to assess the situation.”

     

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

     

508.

R04 - OL/TH/19/0523 - Huckleberry Farm Down Barton Road, St Nicholas At Wade pdf icon PDF 74 KB

    Minutes:

    PROPOSAL: Outline application for the erection of 1No. single dwelling with all matters reserved

     

    Speaking in favour of the application was Mr Evans.

     

    Speaking as ward councillor was Councillor Pugh.

     

    It was proposed by the Chairman and seconded by Councillor Albon:

     

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

     

    ‘That the application be REFUSED for the following reasons:

     

    1  The proposed dwelling, by virtue of its location, form and character, would impact upon long distance views, and detract from the open and undeveloped rural character of the area, severely detrimental to the appearance of the Landscape Character Area, whilst failing to protect the intrinsic character and beauty of the countryside, contrary to Thanet Local Plan Policies CC1, CC2 and D1, and paragraphs 127, 130 and 170 of the National Planning Policy Framework.

     

     2  The site is outside the built up area boundary, and located on land that has no footpath connections with the village, and as such the proposed development is considered to represent an unsustainable form of development within the countryside, which fails to secure safe pedestrian access for future occupiers, contrary to Policy D1 of the Thanet Local Plan and Paragraphs 109 and 110 of the National Planning Policy Framework.

     

     3  The proposed development will result in increased recreational pressure on the Thanet Coast and Sandwich Bay Special Protection Area (SPA), and Sandwich Bay and Hacklinge Marshes Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), and in the absence of an acceptable form of mitigation to relieve the pressure, the proposed development would be contrary to paragraph 177 of the NPPF and the Habitats Directive.

     

    4  The proposed use of a sewerage treatment plant to serve the proposed development, given the sites location within the Groundwater Protection Zone and the proximity of the application site to the main sewer network, would result in an unacceptable risk of contamination of groundwater sources, contrary to Policy EP13 of the Thanet Local Plan and paragraph 170 of the National Planning Policy Framework.’”

     

    Further to debate, the motion was put to the vote and declared LOST.

     

    Then, it was proposed by Councillor Stevens and seconded by Councillor Hart:

     

    “To defer to officers for approval subject to the receipt of legal agreement securing the appropriate mitigation towards the Strategic Access Management and Monitoring Plan, and safeguarding conditions to include a condition requiring details of the foul drainage to be agreed with the local authority prior to the commencement of development, on the grounds that the development would not result in significant landscape harm and would constitute sustainable development in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework.”

     

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

     

509.

R05 - FH/TH/19/1079 - 7A Queens Gardens, Broadstairs pdf icon PDF 60 KB

    Minutes:

    PROPOSAL: Installation of replacement front door and timber windows with UPVC windows on ground, first and second floors

     

    Speaking in favour was Mr Brown.

     

    Speaking as ward councillor was Councillor D Saunders.

     

    It was proposed by the Chairman and seconded by Councillor Albon:

     

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

     

    ‘That the application be REFUSED for the following reason:

     

     1  The development, by virtue of the materials proposed, its appearance, and the overall design would detract detrimentally from the character and appearance of the host building, and would fail to respect or enhance the special character and appearance of the Broadstairs Conservation Area. The harm caused has not been demonstrated to be outweighed by any public benefit and as a result the development would be contrary to the aims of saved policy D1 of the Thanet Local Plan and the aims of paragraphs 127, 130, 196, 197 and 200 of the National Planning Policy Framework.’”

     

    Following debate, the motion was put to the vote and declared LOST.

     

    Then, it was proposed by Councillor Albon and seconded by Councillor Garner:

     

    “To approve the application subject to safeguarding conditions to include the submission of precise manufacturers details of the windows to be installed on the ground that the level of harm to the Conservation area is outweighed by the public benefits, including ensuring the consistency of appearance of materials in Queens Gardens.”

     

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