Agenda and minutes

Planning Applications Committee
Wednesday, 10th July, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Sessions House, County Hall, Maidstone. View directions

Contact: Andrew Tait  03000 416749

Items
No. Item

30.

Minutes - 12 June 2019 pdf icon PDF 126 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting held on 12 June 2019 are correctly recorded and that they be signed by the Chairman.

31.

Application SW/18/502827 (KCC/SW/0090/2018) - Redevelopment of existing waste management facility and inclusion of additional land into a waste management use (part retrospective) at Site D, Oare Creek, Faversham; East Kent Recycling pdf icon PDF 8 MB

Minutes:

(1)       Mr A H T Bowles was present for this item pursuant to Committee Procedure Rule 2.27 and spoke.

 

(2)       Correspondence from Helen Whately, MP and Mr Julian Saunders (Faversham TC) had previously been circulated to the Committee.

 

(3)       The Head of Planning Applications Group informed the Committee of representations made by the Local Member, Mr A Hook, Mr P Vaight, Mr R Morrison (UPROARE), Elizabeth Heister and Mr and Mrs Hutchinson.

 

(4)       The Head of Planning Applications Group asked the Committee to note that the second “waste types” condition should read “the quantity of green waste received to not exceed 40 tonnes per week.”

 

(5)       Ms Janet Hill (Chair of Oare PC), Mr Julian Saunders (Faversham TC), Mr Robert Morrison (UPROARE), Mr Paul Vaight and Mr Ben Martin (Local Borough Councillor) addressed the Committee in objection to the application.  Mr Matt Mehegan (Watermans) spoke in reply on behalf of the applicants.

 

(6)       The Committee agreed to include a requirement for the site operator to maintain records of the quantity of waste handled at the site and to make them available to the Waste Planning Authority upon request and in an annual summary. It also agreed that the submitted noise monitoring scheme would be permanent rather than temporary. 

 

(7)       The Committee added an Informative that the applicants should explore the potential for the installation of additional pedestrian refuge points and/or for lengthening them. 

 

(8)       On being put to the vote, the recommendations of the Head of Planning Applications Group were carried as amended by 5 votes to 2.

 

(9)       RESOLVED that:-

 

(a)          the Appropriate Assessment madeunderTheConservationof HabitatsandSpeciesRegulations(2017)be endorsed as appended to the report and that permission be granted to the application subject to conditions, including conditions covering the   development   being   carried   out   in   accordance   with   the   submitted documentation and plans,including flood mitigation measures; the developmentbeing carriedout in accordance with the proposedsite layout; overallthroughputbeing restricted to a maximumof 45,000 tpa,withno  ...  view the full minutes text for item 31.

32.

Application DO/18/1104 (KCC/DO/0474/2018) - Redevelopment of existing industrial site into a waste management use to provide for a fully enclosed waste management facility at East Kent Recycling, Aylesham Industrial Estate, Cooting Road, Aylesham; East Kent Recycling pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

 

(1)       The Head of Planning Applications Group reported correspondence from Nonnington PC maintaining its objection to the application. 

 

(2)       Ms Jillian Barr (representing Sharpak Aylesham Ltd) addressed the Committee in objection to the application. Mr Matt Mehegan spoke in reply on behalf of the applicants.

 

(3)       On being put to the vote, the recommendations of the Head of Planning Applications Group were carried by 6 votes to 0 with 1 abstention.

 

(4)       RESOLVED that:-

 

(a)          permission be granted to the application subject to conditions, including conditions covering the commencement of the developmentwithin 3years; thedevelopmentbeing carriedoutandcompletedinaccordancewiththe submitteddetails,documentsand plans; a maximumthroughputof 45,000 tonnes perannum; no more than80 HGV movements (40 in /40 out)perday; records being maintainedand made available to the WastePlanningAuthority ofall HGV movements; HGV movementsbefore0800 hoursbeing restricted to 4 HGV movementsbetween 0500 and 0600hoursand 10HGV movementseach hourbetween0600 and 0800hours;  no overnightparkingof HGVs taking place on site; measures being taken to ensurethatvehicles leavingthe site donotdeposit mud orother materialson thepublichighway; all loaded HGVsenteringor lea  ...  view the full minutes text for item 32.

33.

Proposal TW/18/239 (KCC/TW/0523/2018) - 2 Form of Entry expansion at Bennett Memorial Diocesan School, Culverden Down, Tunbridge Wells; KCC Property and Infrastructure Support pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that:-

 

(a)          the application be referred tothe Secretaryof Statefor Housing Communitiesand LocalGovernment onSport Englandgrounds, andthat subject to hisdecision andsubject to asignedMemorandum ofUnderstanding regardingthe required monetary contributionregarding theTravel Planand PublicTransport Capacity Improvementspermission be granted to the application subject  to conditions, including conditions covering thestandard 3year timelimit forimplementation; the developmentbeing carriedout inaccordance withthe permitteddetails; the submissionand approvalof detailsof allmaterials to beused externally; thesubmission for approval ofa schemeof landscaping toinclude additionaltree planting,soft landscaping,and hard surfacing;   the development beingcarried outin accordancewith thesubmitted TreeProtection, Removal andReplacement Strategy”; the submission of further  details  of  an  Arboricultural  Method  Statement  with  restrictive dig  and surfacing details; the submission of  arboricultural  supervision / monitoring reports; no treeremoval taking place duringthe birdbreeding season; thesetting upof a25m exclusionzone aroundpotential badgersettsprior tothe commencement ofthe development;    thesubmission ofa biodiversityenhancement planprior tothe completionof the development; removalof thetemporary teachingaccommodation within 1monthof thefirst use / occupation ofthe permanentteaching accommodation; thesubmission ofdetails ofexternal lightingand hoursof operationregarding the newbuilding, thebuilding extensions,the buspick-up / drop offzone,pedestrian access routes,car parkingand thesite boundaries; completion  of  the  bus  pick-up / drop  off  zone  and  on-site  pedestrian  access improvementsprior tofirst use / occupationof thedevelopment; the provisionand retentionof carparking, loadingand turningfacilities, 22 of them priorto first use / occupation,and thefollowing 14within 3monthsof theremoval ofthe temporary teachingaccommodation; implementation of a  Traffic  Regulation  Order  to  provide  parking  restrictions  on Culverden Downand a20 mph speedlimit inthe vicinityof theschool,and its completionprior tooccupation ofthe development; thesubmission and approvalof anupdated TravelPlan withinsix monthsof occupation, andits ongoingmonitoring / auditing fora periodof 5 years,within whichthere willbe annualupdates withfunding secured forKCC Highways (viaa Memorandum of Understanding)to ensureadequate resourcingto auditand overseethis process, includingthe settingup ofa SteeringGroup andthe appointmentof a TravelPlan Coordinator;  the submissionand approvalof adetailed SustainableSurface WaterDrainage Scheme priorto thecommencement ofthe development; the    submission ofa verification report(relating tothe SuDs)prior tooccupation of the development; hoursof workingduring constructionand demolitionbeing restrictedto between 0800and 1800  ...  view the full minutes text for item 33.

34.

Matters dealt with under delegated powers pdf icon PDF 249 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED to note matters dealt with under delegated powers since the last meeting relating to:-

 

(a)          County matter applications;

 

(b)          County Council developments;

 

(c)          Screening Opinions under the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017; and

 

(d)          Scoping Opinions under the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017 (None).

35.

KCC responses to consultations pdf icon PDF 737 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED to note without comment Kent County Council’s response to the following consultations:-

 

(a)          Application EDC/18/0196 - Discharge of Conditions 19, 20 and 21 of Permission EDC/17/0048 relating to the submission of the Area Masterplan, Area Design Code and Air Quality Monitoring at Ashmere (Western Village), Eastern Quarry, Watling Street, Swanscombe; and

 

(b)          Application EDC/19/0062 - Discharge of Condition F4 of Permission 20150155 (Gravesham) relating to a scheme for the provision and timing of improvements to the A2 Trunk Road/Southfleet Road Interchange and A2 Trunk Road/  station access roads at Land at Ebbsfleet bounded by A2, Southfleet Road, Springhead Road, North Kent Rail Line  excluding Blue Lake, Springhead Enterprise Park and CTRL Alignment, Swanscombe and Northfleet.