Agenda item

A03 F/TH/23/1332 - Garages Rear of 32 to 38 Linksfield Road, Westgate-on-Sea

Minutes:

PROPOSAL: Erection of 9No garages following demolition of 5No existing garages.

 

It was proposed by Councillor Albon and seconded by Councillor Bayford:

 

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 LR001 Rev C and LR003 Rev B,, received 8 November 2023 and, LR004 Rev A received 2 April 2024.

 

GROUND:

To secure the proper development of the area.

 

3.  No development related works (including demolition) shall take place and no equipment, machinery or materials shall be brought onto the site in connection with the development until a tree protection plan and arboricultural method statement produced in accordance with "BS 5837: 2012, "Trees in relation to design, demolition and construction - Recommendations" have been submitted to and approved by the local planning authority and the protection measures fully implemented.

 

GROUND:

To Protect existing trees and to adequately integrate the development into the environment, in accordance with Thanet Local Plan Policy QD02.

 

4.  Existing trees, shrubs and hedgerows identified for retention within the development site or existing trees growing on an adjacent site, where excavations, changes to land levels or underground works are within the crown spread, shall be protected in accordance with BS 5837 2012 using the following protective fence specification - o Chestnut paling fence 1.2m in height, to BS 1722 part 4, securely mounted on 1.7m x 7cm x 7.5cm timber posts driven firmly into the ground. The fence shall be erected below the outer most limit of the branch spread or at a distance equal to half the height of the tree, whichever is the furthest from the tree, unless otherwise agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority. The protective fencing shall be erected before the works hereby approved or any site clearance work commences, and shall thereafter be maintained until the development has been completed. At no time during the site works shall building materials, machinery, waste, chemicals, stored or piled soil, fires or vehicles be allowed within the protective fenced area. Nothing shall be attached or fixed to any part of a retained tree and it should not be used as an anchor point. There shall be no change in the original soil level, nor trenches excavated within the protective fenced area.

 

GROUND:

To Protect existing trees and to adequately integrate the development into the environment, in accordance with Thanet Local Plan Policy QD02.

 

5.  All excavations within the existing spread of the trees to be retained shall be carried out manually; using only hand held tools and any roots exposed thereby shall be bridged over in the construction of the foundations.

 

GROUND:

To Protect existing trees and to adequately integrate the development into the environment, in accordance with Thanet Local Plan Policy QD02.

 

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

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