Agenda and minutes

Planning Applications Committee - Wednesday, 9th December, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Online

Contact: Andrew Tait  03000 416749


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Minutes - 4 November 2020 pdf icon PDF 201 KB


RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting held on 4 November 2020 are correctly recorded and that they be signed by the Chairman.


Site Meetings and Other Meetings


The Head of Planning Applications briefly informed the Committee that it was still not possible for the Committee to undertake a site visit to Covers Farm, Westerham in the light of the current Covid-19 pandemic.


General Matters


The Head of Planning Applications informed the Committee of the consultation by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on Supporting Housing Delivery and Public Service Infrastructure.   The Committee agreed to hold an informal briefing in January 2021, to which the Cabinet Member for Economic Development would be invited, with the aim of improving understanding of the issues involved and contributing to the response.


Application SW/20/500291 (KCC/SW/0008/2020 - Construction and operation of an Incinerator Bottom Ash (IBA) recycling facility at Plot 6B, Ridham Dock Estate, Iwade; Fortis IBA Ltd pdf icon PDF 965 KB

Additional documents:


(1)       The Head of Planning Applications presented a revision to her recommendations whereby they would not be subject to any late objections by Natural England to the application or to KCC’s Habitat Regulations Assessment  which were incapable of being satisfactorily resolved by the Head of Planning Applications following the meeting. This was agreed.


(2)       In unanimously agreeing the revised recommendations, the Committee included an additional Informative encouraging the use of waterborne transportation wherever possible. 


(3)       RESOLVED that:-


(a)          permission be granted to the application subject to conditions, including conditions covering thepriorapprovaland implementationof aConstructionEnvironmental ManagementPlan (CEMP)to addresspotential adverseimpactsduring the constructionphase(includingthose relatingtohighways,noiseand air quality/ dust); aTravelPlan(to promoteHGV movementsoutsidethe peakperiods);  no HGVsassociatedwiththe deliveryof Incinerator Bottom Ash Aggregate (IBA)to thesiteenteringor leaving thesiteon weekdaysbetween0730 and0930 hoursand between 1630and 1830hoursotherthan fromthe KemsleySustainable Energy Plant (SEP); no more than6 HGVsassociatedwith thedelivery ofIBA Aggregate (IBAA) ormetalsfrom the siteentering orleavingthe site(i.e.6 in/ 6 out)on weekdays between0700 and0930hoursand nonebetween 1630and 18:30 hours (excludingthose takingIBAA toRidhamDockfor exportby barge); allHGVsentering andleaving thesiteviathe WesternAccessRoute priorto thecompletionand openingof theGrovehurstJunction improvementsunless deliveringIBA tothesitefrom theKemsleySEP; nomore than310,000 tonnesof IBAAand metalsbeing exportedby road fromthesitein any12 monthperiod; no morethan 165,500tonnes ofIBA beingimported tothesiteby road fromsourc  ...  view the full minutes text for item 54.


Matters dealt with under delegated powers pdf icon PDF 147 KB


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). 



KCC Response to Consultations pdf icon PDF 389 KB



(1)          Mr J Burden asked the Committee to note that although he supported KCC’s response to the Planning for the Future White Paper (Item F2) in respect of its comments in response to Question 8(a),  he nevertheless considered as a Member of Gravesham BC agreed with the housing requirements in his Borough.


(2)       Mr A H T Bowles asked the Committee to note his opposition to the housing requirements in the Borough of Swale.  


(3)       The Committee recorded its appreciation for the work of Sarah Platts in preparing an excellent and comprehensive response to the consultation.


(4)          RESOLVED:- 


(a)             to  note Kent County Council’s responses to the following consultations:-


(i)           Outline Application at Former Broke Hill Golf Course, Stonehouse Park, Sevenoaks Road, Halstead;


(ii)          Response to the Planning for the Future White Paper;


(iii)         Otham Parish Neighbourhood Plan 2020 to 2035 – Regulation 16 Consultation; and


(iv)         Boughton Aluph and Eastwell Parishes’ Neighbourhood Plan 2013 to 2030 – Regulation 16 Consultation; and


(b)          that Sarah Platts be thanked for preparing an excellent and comprehensive response to the consultation on the Planning for the Future White Paper.