Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 17th February, 2021 5.15 pm

Venue: by Video Conference

Contact: Democratic Services - Email: committee@thanet.gov.uk 

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Minutes Silence

The Committee held a minute silence as a mark of respect for former Councillor Campbell who had recently passed away.

1.

Apologies for Absence

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Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 48 KB

3.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 229 KB

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Schedule of Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 24 KB

4a

A01 FH/TH/20/1539 - 179 Percy Avenue, BROADSTAIRS, Kent CT10 3LF pdf icon PDF 45 KB

    Minutes:

    PROPOSAL: Erection of a single storey rear extension with balcony at first floor with glazed balustrade together with alterations to raised patio and steps and addition of access door to area beneath.

     

    A statement from Mr Baker, objecting to the application was read out by an Officer.

     

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

     

    “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 proposed development shall be carried out in accordance with the submitted application as amended by the revised drawings numbered 395/02 Rev B and 395/06 Rev B received 21 January 2021 and 395/05 Rev C received 08 February 2021.

     

    GROUND:

    To secure the proper development of the area.

     

     3  Prior to the first use of the roof terrace/balcony area hereby permitted, privacy screens of a minimum height of 1.8m shall be installed along the side elevations , as shown on the approved plan numbered 395/02 Rev B and 395/06 Rev B received 21 January 2021 and 395/05 Rev C received 08 February 2021, and thereafter maintained.

     

    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.’”

     

    Following debate, the Chair and Vice Chair WITHDREW their motion.

     

    It was then proposed by the Chair, seconded by the Vice-Chair that the application be APPROVED subject to the conditions previously outlined and the addition of a condition that:

     

    ‘Prior to the commencement of development, details of the privacy screening/boundary treatment to be erected adjacent on the boundary with no.181 Percy Avenue, at a minimum height of 1.8metres above finished floor level of the decking/patio, shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The approved details shall be implemented in full and thereafter maintained.

     

    GROUND:

    To protect the living conditions of neighbouring properties, in accordance with Policy QD02 of the Thanet Local plan and paragraph 127 of the National Planning Policy Framework.’

     

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

     

4b

R02 F/TH/20/1624 - 14 Seven Stones Drive, BROADSTAIRS, Kent CT10 1TW pdf icon PDF 57 KB

    Minutes:

    PROPOSAL: Variation of condition 2 of planning consent FH/TH/19/1400 'Erection of two storey front extension with balcony, two storey and single storey side extensions together with erection of single storey rear extension, alterations to materials and additional off-street parking space to allow enlargement of first floor front extension, changes to balcony, insertion of sun tube, demolition of existing chimney stack, together with alterations to fenestration and materials.

     

    A statement from Mr Gerlack, in favour of the application, was read out by an Officer.

     

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

     

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

     

    ‘That the application be REFUSED for the following reasons:

     

    1  The proposed first floor front extension, by virtue of its width and relationship with the host property and No. 12 Seven Stones Drive, would appear dominant and visually incohesive, harmfully closing the gap between the application property and No. 12 Seven Stones Drive, and would represent a diminution of the originally approved scheme, contrary to the aims of paragraph 127 and 130 of the NPPF and policy QD02 of the Thanet Local Plan.’”

     

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

     

    Councillor Paul Moore proposed and Councillor Albon seconded that:

     

    “The application be approved APPROVED as the development does not harm the character and appearance of the area and in accordance with Policy QD02 of the Thanet Local Plan.”

     

    This motion was put to the vote and declared CARRIED.

     

     

4c

R03 F/TH/20/0571 - Land South Of Orchard House, Sheriffs Court Lane, RAMSGATE Kent pdf icon PDF 79 KB

    Minutes:

    PROPOSAL: Erection of a detached two storey dwelling.

     

    A statement from Mr Elvidge, in favour of the application, was read out by an Officer.

     

    Councillor Pugh spoke as Ward Councillor.

     

    It was proposed by the Chairman and seconded by the Vice Chairman 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 and design, 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, resulting in demonstrable harm to the environment not outweighed by public benefits, contrary to Thanet Local Plan Policies SP24 and SP26 and paragraphs 127 and 170 of the National Planning Policy Framework.

     

     2  The proposed development will result in additional 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 policy SP29 of the Thanet Local Plan and paragraph 177 of the National Planning Policy Framework.’”

     

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

     

    Councillor Paul Moore proposed and Councillor J Bayford seconded that:

     

    “The application be APPROVED as the development does not harm the character and appearance of the countryside and the landscape character area subject to safeguarding conditions.”

     

    The motion was put to the vote and declared CARRIED.

     

4d

D04 F/TH/20/0591 - Kingsgate College, Convent Road, BROADSTAIRS, Kent CT10 3BE pdf icon PDF 159 KB

    Minutes:

    PROPOSAL: Change of use from college (use class C2) to residential (use class C3) together with ground, first and second floor extensions with creation of terraces, alterations to roof including raising of height and insertion of dormer windows and alterations to fenestration to provide 15No 2 bed and 3No 3 bed residential flats with associated bin and cycle stores, parking and landscaping. Removal of chimney stacks.

     

    A statement from Mr Buckwell, in favour of the application was read out by an Officer.

     

    Councillor R Bayford spoke as Ward Councillor.

     

    It was proposed by the Chairman and seconded by the Vice Chairman that:

     

    “The officer’s recommendation be adopted, namely:

     

    ‘To DEFER and DELEGATE for approval subject to the satisfactory completion of unilateral undertaking within 6 months securing the required planning obligations as set out in the report and 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 01B, 06B, 07A, 08A, 09A, 10C, 11A, 12C, 13A, 14A, 15A, 16A, and 5460-LLB-XX-XX-DR-L-0001-Po2.

     

    GROUND;

    To secure the proper development of the area.

     

     3  No development shall take place until details of the means of foul and surface water disposal, including details of the implementation, management and maintenance of any proposed Sustainable urban Drainage Systems, have been submitted to and agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The development shall be carried out in accordance with such details as are agreed and thereafter maintained.

     

    GROUND:

    To protect the district's groundwater, and to ensure the development is served by satisfactory arrangements for the disposal of surface water, in accordance with Policies SE04 and CC02 of the Thanet Local Plan and advice contained within the National Planning Policy Framework

     

     4  Prior to the installation or erection of any external lighting for the development hereby approved, full details of the external lighting, hereby approved including their location, fittings, illumination levels and spread of light shall be submitted to, and approved in writing by, the Local Planning Authority. The detail should demonstrate that the areas to be lit will not disturb bat activity and will minimise light pollution. The lighting installation shall then be carried out in accordance with the approved details.

     

    GROUND:

    To ensure that light pollution is minimised in the interest of the visual amenities of the area and in the interest of maintaining biodiversity within the site and surrounding environment, in accordance with Policies SE08 and SP30 of the Thanet Local Plan.

     

     5  Prior to the first occupation of the development, the areas shown on the approved plans for the parking of vehicles shall be operational. The area approved shall thereafter be maintained for that purpose.

     

    GROUND:

    To provide satisfactory off street parking for vehicles in  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4d

4e

D05 F/TH/20/1145 - Sportsman Inn, 123 Sandwich Road, RAMSGATE, Kent CT12 5JB pdf icon PDF 214 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    PROPOSAL: Change of use of existing Public House and surrounding land (Use Class A4) with the erection of a three storey building comprising 2no. 2-bed and 1no 1-bed self-contained flats on upper floors and a cycle cafe and micropub (Use Classes Sui Generis) at ground floor together with the erection of 4no. 2-storey 3-bed semi-detached dwellings with associated parking and landscaping following demolition of existing Public House.

     

    A statement from Mrs Taylor, objecting to the application was read out by an Officer

     

    A statement from Ms Coles, in favour of the application was read out by an Officer.

     

     

    Councillors Rogers and Rattigan spoke as Ward Councillors.

     

    It was proposed by the Chairman and seconded by the Vice Chairman that:

     

    “The officer’s recommendation be adopted, namely:

     

    ‘DEFER and DELEGATE for approval subject to the satisfactory completion of unilateral undertaking within 6 months securing the required planning obligations as set out in the report and 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 proposed development shall be carried out in accordance with the submitted application and the approved drawings numbered P01 Rev E (received 15/12/20), P02 Rev E (05/02/21), P03 Rev C (received 15/12/20), P04 Rev C (received 23/11/20), P05 Rev B (received 23/11/20), P07 Revision A (received 15/12/20) and P08 Rev A (received 15/12/20).

     

    GROUND

    To secure the proper development of the area.

     

     3  Prior to the construction of the external surfaces of the development hereby approved manufacturer details of the materials to be used shall be submitted to, and approved in writing by, the Local Planning Authority. Development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

     

    GROUND

    In the interests of visual amenity in accordance with Policy QD02 of the Thanet Local Plan

     

     4  Prior to the first occupation of the commercial/residential building hereby permitted, the doorstep play area for the residential accommodation of the building as shown on the approved plan numbered PO1 Rev E (received 15/12/20) , shall be provided and thereafter maintained.

     

    GROUND

    In order to provide a safe doorstep play area in accordance with Policies QD03 and GI04 of the Thanet Local Plan.

     

     5  Prior to the first occupation of the development hereby approved,  full details of both hard and soft landscape works, to include;

     

      o species, size and location of new trees, shrubs, hedges and grassed areas to be planted

      o the treatment proposed for all hard surfaced areas beyond the  limits of the highway

      o walls, fences, other means of enclosure proposed

     

    shall be submitted to, and approved in writing by, the Local Planning Authority.

     

    GROUND

    In the interests of the visual amenities of the area and to adequately integrate the development into the environment in accordance with Policies  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4e

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Planning Enforcement Update pdf icon PDF 105 KB