Agenda item

A04 F/TH/23/0850 - Little Cliffsend Farm, Chalk Hill, Ramsgate


PROPOSAL: Change of use of land from agricultural to the keeping of horses; formation of access routes for horses and agricultural vehicles, sand school, lunge, vehicle parking area and bunds.


Mr Elvidge spoke in favour of the application.


Councillor Chapman spoke on behalf of Cliffsend Parish Council.


Councillor Davis spoke under Council 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 approved subject to the following conditions:


1.  The development hereby approved shall be carried out in accordance with the submitted drawings numbered 23/626/JG/PL02 received 23/06/2023, 23/626/JG/PL01 Rev C and, 23/626/JG/PL03 Rev E received 22/09/2023, and the site location plan received 12/07/2023.



To secure the proper development of the area.


2.  If, during development, contamination not previously identified is found to be present at the site then no further development (unless otherwise agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority (LPA)) shall be carried out until a remediation strategy detailing how this contamination will be dealt with has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The remediation strategy shall be implemented as approved.



To ensure that the development does not contribute to, or is not put at unacceptable risk from, or adversely affected by, unacceptable levels of water pollution from previously unidentified contamination sources at the development site in line with paragraph 174 of the National Planning Policy Framework.


3.  The sand school and lunge hereby approved shall only be available for use Monday-Sunday between the hours of 7am-9pm.



In the interests of the amenity of the area, in accordance with Policies QD02 and QD03 of the Thanet Local Plan.


4.  Prior to the installation of any external lighting a lighting plan shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The lighting strategy shall:

a)  Show how and where external lighting will be installed;

b)  Details of the types of lighting to be used including their fittings, illumination levels and spread of light.


All external lighting shall be installed in accordance with the specifications and locations set out in the lighting plan and these shall be maintained thereafter in accordance with the strategy.



To protect the landscape character area, the characteristics of this countryside location, and wider amenity, in accordance with the aims of policies SP24, SP26, QD02 and SE08 of the Thanet Local Plan and the advice as contained within the NPPF.


5.  Within 12 weeks of the date of this approval a landscaping plan shall be submitted to the Local Planning Authority for its written approval. The plan shall demonstrate that the approved earth bunds will be planted with a species rich grassland mix, and shall provide details of how the grassland within the bunds will be established (including timeframes for doing so), managed, and maintained. The plan shall be implemented as approved.



To ensure biodiversity net gain, in accordance with the aims of Policy SP30 of the Thanet Local Plan and paragraphs 174 and 180 of the NPPF.


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


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