Agenda item

D03 F/TH/21/0753 - Beach Lodge, Old Boundary Road, Westgate On Sea.


PROPOSAL: Change of use from single dwelling to 2No 2 bed semi-detached dwellings together with the erection of a 3 storey rear extension and the insertion of 2 dormers windows to the rear.


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 to Officers for approval, with the addition of a condition requiring that, prior to occupation, details of soft landscaping to the rear garden, to include details of existing trees to be retained, new/replacement tree planting as necessary, and boundary treatments, that shall be submitted to, and approved in writing by, the Local Planning Authority;  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.



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 04765_MH03 Rev D and 04765_MH05 Rev B received 12th November, 2021 and 04765_MH04 Rev E received 30th November 2021.



To secure the proper development of the area.


 3  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.



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.


 4  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 1 Regulation 36 to the Building Regulations 2010, as amended, applies.



Thanet is within a water stress area as identified by the Environment Agency, and therefore new developments will be expected to meet the water efficiency optional requirement of 110litre /person/day, in accordance with Policy QD04 of the Thanet Local Plan.


 5  The external materials and external finishes to be used in the development hereby approved shall be of the same colour, finish and texture as those on the existing property. 



To safeguard the special character and appearance of the area as a Conservation Area  in accordance  with Policy HE02 of the Thanet Local Plan and the advice as contained within the NPPF.


 6  No further dormer windows whether approved by Schedule 2, Part 1, Class B 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.



To ensure a satisfactory external treatment and in the interests of the visual amenities of the locality in accordance with Policy QD02 of the Thanet Local Plan.


 7  The obscure secondary glazing to the ground floor windows in the front elevation shall be installed prior to the first occupation of the development hereby permitted and permanently retained thereafter. 



To safeguard the residential amenities of the future occupiers of the proposed development  in accordance with Policy QD03 of the Thanet Local Plan.


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


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