Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 23rd June, 2021 7.00 pm

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

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Point of Information

Mr Livingstone, Planning Manager provided the Committee with the following point of information regarding agenda item 4:

 

After the date of the previous planning committee on the 21st April 2021, the Council received a Freedom of Information request asking for information on any agreements held by the Council relating to the historic sale of any part of the site which was the subject of the application on Shottendane Road. This search showed that Thanet District Council previously owned the northern parcel of land to the north of the Shottendane Road and an  agreement for the sale of this land in 1982 included an overage clause, meaning that if the land was used for any other purpose than agricultural, the owner was liable to pay the Council 50% of the change in value.

 

As members of the Planning Committee were aware, covenants or ownership matters were not material planning considerations. Therefore this historic agreement couldn’t be taken into account by members in making the determination as to whether the planning application was acceptable when judged against local and national planning policy.

 

As an additional point for information for members of the public, the process and procedure of Planning Committee meetings, including the format of the meeting and order of public speaking, was outlined within Part 5 of the Council’s Constitution entitled “Codes and Protocols”. The  relevant section was the “Protocol for guidance of Planning Committee Members and Officers”. This was available on the Council’s website.

 

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Apologies for Absence

2.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 48 KB

3.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 265 KB

    To approve the Minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 19 May 2021, copy attached.

    Minutes:

    Councillor Hart proposed, Councillor Paul Moore seconded and Members agreed that the minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held on 19 May 2021 be approved and signed by the Chairman.

     

4.

Planning Application OL/TH/20/0847 – Land On The North West And South East Sides of Shottendane Road, MARGATE pdf icon PDF 118 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    PROPOSAL: Outline application for the erection of up to 450 residential dwellings (including market and affordable housing), structural planting and landscaping, formal and informal public open space and children's play area, sustainable urban drainage, with vehicular access points, including associated ancillary works and operations, from Hartsdown Road, Shottendane Road and Manston Road including access.

     

    Councillor Braidwood spoke under council procedure rule 20.1.

    Councillor Gregory spoke as Ward Councillor.

    Councillor Farrance spoke as Ward Councillor.

    Councillor Boyd spoke under council procedure rule 20.1.

     

    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 to officers for approval subject to securing a legal agreement for the provision of 15% affordable housing on site (split 80% affordable rent and 20% shared ownership), and subject to the following conditions:

     

    1  Approval of the details of the layout, scale, 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. Development thereafter shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.

     

    GROUND: As no such details have been submitted in respect of these matters as the application is in outline. In accordance with Section 92 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

     

     2  Any application for approval of the reserved matters for the first phase of the development shall be made to the Local Planning Authority before the expiration of 3 years from the date of this permission. Any application for approval of the reserved matters for any remaining phases shall be made to the Local Planning Authority before the expiration of 5 years from the date of this permission.

     

    GROUND: In accordance with Section 92 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

     

     3  Each phase of the development shall be begun within two years of the date of approval of the final reserved matters to be approved for that phase.

     

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

     

     4  The phasing of the development shall not be carried out other than in accordance with the approved Phasing Parameter Plan numbered 2019-057-201 Rev A and received on 18th January 2021 subject to any revisions to the approved phasing plan submitted and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority pursuant to this condition. This condition does not prevent the construction periods of any phase running concurrently with other phases.

     

    GROUND: To secure the programming and phasing of, and an orderly pattern to the development in accordance with the phasing arrangements that have been assessed.

     

     5  The reserved matters submitted in accordance with Condition 1 in respect of each phase shall include the following details in respect of that phase to the extent that they are relevant to the reserved matters application in question:-

     

    Layout

     

    o  The layout of routes, buildings and spaces;

    o  The block  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Schedule of Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 72 KB

5a

A01 F/TH/21/0148 - 3 The Knot, 20 Beach Road, Westgate On Sea. pdf icon PDF 70 KB

    Minutes:

    PROPOSAL: Change of use of Microbrewery to flexible use comprising Education Facility F1(a), Medical Facility E(e) and Public House and Microbrewery (Sui Generis)

     

    Mr Richards spoke in favour of the application.

     

    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 proposed development shall be carried out in accordance with the submitted application and the approved drawings numbered 23106A_511 Revision P1 (23/03/21), and 23106A/11 Revision C.

     

    GROUND

    To secure the proper development of the area.

     

     3  No seating (tables, chairs or benches) associated with the Public House and Microbrewery premises shall be placed on the forecourt area to the front of the licensed premises at any time.

     

    GROUND

    In the interests of residential amenity in accordance with policy QD03 of the Thanet Local Plan.

     

     4  No deliveries to the site associated with the Public House and Microbrewery premises shall be received outside of 09:00am to 17:00pm Monday to Friday.

     

    GROUND

    In the interests of residential amenity in accordance with policy QD03 of the Thanet Local Plan.

     

     5  Prior to installation of any new plant and equipment associated with the brewing of alcohol in the basement of the sui generis use (drinking establishments), the occupant or operator shall provide the local planning authority with an operational plan. No installation of new plant and equipment shall commence until the operational plan has been agreed in writing by the local planning authority. The operational plan shall include information (but not limited to):

    a.  A plan of the basement area with plant and equipment position shown 

    b.  List of equipment to be used in the brewing process and its sound power level.

    c.  A noise management plan for plant and equipment. This is to include planned mitigation if it is identified as required.

    d.  An odour management plan for the brewing equipment and process. This is to include planned mitigation if it is identified as required.

     

    The development shall be carried out in full accordance with the agreed details:

     

    GROUND

    In the interests of residential amenity in accordance with policy QD03 of the Thanet Local Plan.

     

     6  Prior to the commencement of the sui generis use hereby approved, a noise protection scheme shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The approved scheme shall be implemented and maintained at all times thereafter.

     

    GROUND

    To minimise the disturbance of noise that could be caused to incoming occupiers of unit 4 from the adjoining 'Micro-pub' in accordance with Policy QD03 of the Thanet Local Plan and the advice contained within the NPPF

     

     7  The use of the premises hereby approved shall not be used other  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5a

5b

A02 F/TH/21/0705 - Ellington Park, Ramsgate. pdf icon PDF 40 KB

    Minutes:

    PROPOSAL:  Installation of floor mounted Air Source Heat Pump and protective surround to rear elevation of café.

     

    It was proposed by Councillor Rusiecki, seconded by Councillor Hart and Members agreed:

     

    ‘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 23302A P02 Rev P2 and the manufacturers details received, 07 May 2021.

     

    GROUND;

    To secure the proper development of the area.’

     

5c

A03 F/TH/20/1044 - 60 Northumberland Avenue, MARGATE pdf icon PDF 65 KB

    Minutes:

    PROPOSAL:  Erection of a two storey 5 bed dwelling following demolition of existing bungalow.

     

    It was proposed by Councillor Rusiecki, seconded by Councillor Hart and Members agreed:

     

    ‘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 18.045-10A, 18.045-11A received 08 March 2021, 18.045.12B received 15 March 2021 and 18.045-13 received 22 February 2021.

     

    GROUND;

    To secure the proper development of the area.

     

     3  The external materials and external finishes to be used in the development hereby approved shall accord with the proposed materials and external finishes as annotated and illustrated on the approved plan numbered 18.045-12B received 15 March 2021.

     

    GROUND

    To secure a satisfactory external treatment in the interests of visual amenity in accordance with Policy QD02 of the Thanet Local Plan and advice contained within the NPPF. 

     

     4  The first and second floor windows in the western rear elevation and the first floor window in the northern side elevation of the dwelling hereby approved shall be non-opening up to a height of 1.7m above internal finished floor level and 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.

     

     5  No further enlargements or alterations to the dwellinghouse or erection of outbuildings whether approved by Class B, or E of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (or any Order revoking and re-enacting that Order), shall be carried out without the prior permission in writing of the Local Planning Authority.

     

    GROUND;

    To ensure a satisfactory external treatment, in the interests of the visual amenities of the locality and to safeguard the residential amenities currently enjoyed by the occupiers of nearby residential properties in accordance with Policies QD02 and QD03 of the Thanet Local Plan.

     

     6  No further first floor windows shall be installed or inserted into the western elevation of the dwellinghouse whether approved by Class A of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (or any Order revoking and re-enacting that Order), shall be carried out without the prior permission in writing of the Local Planning Authority.

     

    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.’

     

5d

A04 L/TH/21/0548 - Croquet Lawns, Royal Esplanade, RAMSGATE pdf icon PDF 49 KB

    Minutes:

    PROPOSAL:  Application for Listed Building Consent for resurfacing of roof/promenade area of croquet club with asphalt following the removal of existing asphalt.

     

    It was proposed by Councillor Rusiecki, seconded by Councillor Hart and Members agreed:

     

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

     

    That the application be APPROVED subject to the following conditions:

     

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

     

    GROUND;

    In pursuance of Section 18 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 (as amended by Section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004).

     

     2  The development hereby approved shall be carried out in accordance with the submitted drawings numbered CR/21-22/107/01 and the Design, Access and Heritage, Statement received 22 April 2021.

     

    GROUND;

    To secure the proper development of the area.’

     

5e

R05 F/TH/21/0312 - 14 St Johns Avenue, RAMSGATE pdf icon PDF 88 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    PROPOSAL: Erection of 1No. two storey 2 bed dwelling with associated landscaping and erection of 1.5m high cycle store to rear.

     

    It was proposed by Councillor Rusiecki, seconded by Councillor Hart and Members agreed:

     

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

     

    That the application be REFUSED for the following reasons:

     

     1  The proposed development by virtue of its location, siting, layout, form, and relationship with numbers 13 and 14 St Johns Avenue, would be out of keeping with the predominant pattern and rhythm of development in this location, failing to relate to surrounding development and built form or to strengthen links to adjacent areas. It would have no active relationship with the primary street frontage, and fails to incorporate appropriate soft landscaping. Cumulatively these changes would result in inappropriate development, significantly harmful to the character and appearance of the area, and contrary to the aims of policy QD02 of the Thanet Local Plan and paragraphs 127 and 130 of the NPPF. 

     

     2  The proposed dwelling, by virtue of its two storey built form and relationship with the adjacent dwelling at No. 14 St Johns Avenue, would result in unacceptable changes to the window arrangement of the first floor front bedroom, adjacent to the area for development, reducing light and outlook.  This is considered to be harmful to the amenities enjoyed by the occupiers thereof, contrary to the aims of policy QD03 of the Thanet Local Plan and paragraphs 117 and 127 of the NPPF.

     

     3  The overall internal floorspace would be below the standards set out in policy QD04 of the Thanet Local Plan and the Nationally Described Space Standards. This would result in a poor standard of accommodation, contrary to the aims of the above and paragraph 127 of the NPPF.

     

     4  The proposed development would 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 paragraphs 170, 176 and 177 of the NPPF and the Habitats Directive.’

     

5f

D06 F/TH/21/0144 - Land Rear of 4 to 10 Station Road, BIRCHINGTON. pdf icon PDF 144 KB

    Minutes:

    PROPOSAL: Erection of 2No two storey 3-bed semi-detached dwellings.

     

    Ms Coles spoke in favour of the application.

     

    Ms Brimm raised points of concern.

     

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

     

    ‘That the application be DEFERRED AND DELEGATED for approval subject to a legal agreement securing SAMM, safeguarding conditions, the inclusion of a condition removing permitted development rights under Schedule 2 Part 1 Class F for hard surfaces for both dwellings, and the satisfactory completion of a 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 D (received 11/05/21), P02, P03, P04, P05  and P06 Rev B (received 11/05/21).

     

    GROUND

    To secure the proper development of the area.

     

     3  Prior to the construction of the external surfaces of the development hereby approved samples of the materials, including flint panels, roof slates, brick work and sills 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 samples 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 installation of any external windows and doors, joinery details at an appropriate scale of the windows and doors shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Such details as are approved shall be carried out concurrently with the development and fully implemented prior to the first occupation of any part of the approved development.

     

    GROUND

    To secure a satisfactory external treatment and to safeguard the special character and appearance of the designated heritage asset in accordance with advice contained within the National Planning Policy Framework.

     

     5  Prior to the installation of the rainwater goods, details including the material and a sectional profile shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The rainwater goods shall be installed in accordance with the approved details. 

     

    GROUND

    To secure a satisfactory external treatment and to safeguard the special character and appearance of the designated heritage asset in accordance with advice contained within the National Planning Policy Framework.

     

     6  No development shall take place until details of the means of foul drainage 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, in accordance with Policy SE04 of the Thanet Local Plan, and the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5f