Agenda and minutes

Planning Applications Committee - Wednesday, 6th November, 2019 10.00 am

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

Contact: Andrew Tait  03000 416749

No. Item


Minutes 9 October 2019 pdf icon PDF 335 KB


RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting held on 9 October 2019 are correctly recorded and that they be signed by the Chairman.


Dates of future meetings

4 December 2019

15 January 2020

5 February 2020

4 March 2020

13 May 2020

17 June 2020

15 July 2020

12 August 2020 (Provisional)

16 September 2020

14 October 2020

4 November 2020

9 December 2020

13 January 2021

10 February 2021

17 March 2021

21 April 2021

16 June 2021


The Committee noted the following future meeting dates:-


Wednesday,4 December 2019;

Wednesday, 15 January 2020;

Wednesday, 5 February 2020;

Wednesday, 4 March 2020;

Wednesday, 1 April 2020;

Wednesday, 13 May 2020;

Wednesday, 17 June 2020;

Wednesday, 15 July 2020;

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 (Provisional);

Wednesday,16 September 2020;

Wednesday, 14 October 2020;

Wednesday, 4 November 2020;

Wednesday, 9 December 2020;

Wednesday, 13 January 2021;

Wednesday, 10 February 2021;

Wednesday, 17 March 2021;

Wednesday, 21 April 2021; and

Wednesday, 16 June 2021.









General Matters


(1)       The Head of Planning Applications Group reported that the Examination Hearing stage of the Kent Minerals and Waste Plan Early Partial Review had now concluded with some minor modifications being made as a result of the Examination process. These would be subject to public consultation in late 2019 and any views received would be forwarded to the Planning Inspectorate so that the Inspector could consider them in finalising his report.  This report was expected in early 2020 which, subject to his views, would allow the Local Plan to be adopted.


(2)       The Head of Planning Applications Group then informed the Committee that, following a request made by a member of the public for the Secretary of State to call in the Maidstone Girls Grammar School and the Maplesden Noakes School, Maidstone applications (Minutes 20/47 and 20/48), the Secretary of State had decided not to do so. 


Application SW/19/500380 (KCC/SW/05/2018) - Change of use of land from storage and parking of HGVs to a small-scale waste management facility at Units 1 and 2 Marshbank Industrial Estate, Old Ferry Road, Iwade; ADS Skip Hire pdf icon PDF 2 MB


(1)       The Head of Planning Applications Group informed the Committee of correspondence from the Local Member, Mr M J Whiting raising no objection to the application provided that the conditions were such as to assure that the operation remained small-scale and that the site was regularly monitored.


(2)       The Head of Planning Applications Group reported correspondence from Swale BC reaffirming its objection to the application.


(3)       The Committee amended the recommendations by specifying that the proposed planting was to be delivered and maintained for at least 7 years; that no waste was to be burned on site;  that there was to be no occupation or residency of the office or accommodation outside working hours; that records were to be kept of all the tank inspections and made available to KCC upon request; and that the netting on the fencing was to be maintained in a good state of repair.


(4)       On being put to the vote, the recommendations of the Head of Planning Applications Group were carried as amended in (3) above by 7 votes to 2.  


(5)       RESOLVED that the Appropriate Assessment made under The Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations (2017) be endorsed as appended to the report and that permission be granted to the application subject to conditions, including conditions covering the permission being implemented within 3 years; the development     being carried out      in accordance   with the submitted documentation and plans; no waste being imported until the site infrastructure (including waste reception bay, concrete pad, drainage  channels, silt  traps, underground  storage  tank, sleeper walls and dust suppression system) is provided and that it be maintained in a good state of repair thereafter;  the submission, as referenced in the supporting statement,  of a site management plan consolidating the mitigation measures, including amongst other matters, the measures set out in the document titled ‘Supplementary Information: Dust Management’ dated 26 April 2019 (Reference: 2917); overall throughput being restricted to a maximum of 5,000 tpa; no skips, containers or waste / recyclable materials stored exceeding 3m in height; a copy of the permission being made available on site; withdrawal of permitted development rights; a maximum of 22 HGV movements per day (11 In / 11 Out); records of all HGV movements being kept by the site operator; HGVs being routed north along the Old Ferry Road toward the A249 corridor, unless delivering / collecting locally within Iwade or Lower Halstow; measures being taken to ensure that vehicles connected with the use do not deposit mud or other materials on the public highway; all  loaded  HGVs  entering  or  leaving  the  site  being  enclosed,  covered  or sheeted; thesiteaccessroadbeing upgradedandrepairedwithin4 monthsofthepermission; the provision  and  perma  ...  view the full minutes text for item 54.


Proposal CA/19/1633 (KCC/CA/0166/2019) - 5 FE secondary school comprising 3-storey building, separate sports hall, MUGA, creation of two new vehicular accesses and associated parking landscaping and ancillary work at former Chaucer Technology School, Spring Lane, Canterbury; Kent County Council and Keir Construction (Southern) pdf icon PDF 3 MB


(1)       Ida Linfield was present for this item pursuant to Committee Procedure Rule 2.27 and spoke.


(2)       The Head of Planning Applications Group informed the Committee that the applicants had agreed to include photovoltaic panels as part of the development.  This necessitated an additional condition requiring the submission of details and that they be installed when the development was completed and the deletion of the relevant recommended Informative.


(3)       In unanimously agreeing the recommendations of the Head of Planning Applications Group, the Committee amended the conditions by specifying the replacement of any plants or trees that died within 7 years after planting; that the vehicular accesses were to be kept open for at least 30 minutes before opening and closing time; and that a minimum of 2 electronic charging points were to be provided prior to occupation of the development.  The Committee also added two Informatives. The first of these specified that the School Travel Plan should include a review of the efficiency of the 30-minute opening and closing of the vehicular accesses and the need for longer opening times as well as the adequacy of the facilities for pedestrians in the vicinity of the site. The second Informative encouraged the applicants to consider the provision of additional electronic charging points, including the installation of passive infrastructure for such works as part of the development.


(4)       RESOLVED that:-


(a)          permission be granted to the proposal subject to conditions, including conditions covering the standard3 year timelimit for implementation; thedevelopment being carriedout in accordance withthe permitteddetails; nodevelopmenttakingplaceuntiltheapplicanthassecureda programmeof archaeologicalworkin accordance with a writtenspecification and timetableto be approved in writing bythe County Planning Authority; no  development  taking place  until  a  detailed  sustainable  surface  water drainageschemehas beensubmitt  ...  view the full minutes text for item 55.


Matters dealt with under delegated powers pdf icon PDF 141 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 responses to consultations pdf icon PDF 301 KB

Additional documents:


RESOLVED to note Kent County Council’s responses to the following consultations:-


(a)         Application TM/17/01595/OAEA - Outline application: The erection of up to 840 dwellings (including affordable home) with public open space, landscaping, sustainable drainage systems, land for a Primary School, doctors surgery and for junction improvements at Hermitage Lane/A20 junction, and a link road between Poppy Fields roundabout and Hermitage Lane. Vehicular accesses into the site from Poppy Fields Roundabout and Hermitage Lane. All matters reserved with the exception of means of access at Land South of London Road and East of Hermitage Lane, Aylesford;  


(b)          Application CA/18/00868/FOS - Hybrid planning application comprising: detailed planning application for 456 residential dwellings (405 houses and 512 flats) with associated open space, landscaping, car parking, access and other infrastructure (following demolition of 52 Shalloak Road, existing agricultural buildings and structures); outline planning application (with all matters reserved) for the development of a commercial area with up t 212sqm of retail and 617sqm of office/light industrial use at Broad Oak Farm, Sweechgate, Broad Oak, Sturry;


(c)          Application CA/17/01383/OUT - Outline application (with all matters reserved) for the development of up to 650 houses and associated community infrastructure comprising primary school, community building, public car park and associated amenity space, access, parking and landscaping; and  detailed/full application for the construction of part of the Sturry Link Road and a local road from the Sturry Link Road to  Shalloak Road at Land at Sturry/Broad Oak,  Sturry;  


(d)         Application CA/17/01866/FOS - Mixed use development including up to 955 dwellings comprising: Detailed proposals for 194 new dwellings, 1 Local Equipped Area of Play, new vehicular access (via priority junction) into Sweechbridge Road (north), realigned vehicular access to Sweechbridge Road (south), new westbound on -slip to and modified off-slip from A299 Thanet to Heart in Hand Road, upgraded alignment of May Street, associated internal roads/footpaths/cycleways, sustainable drainage system, earthworks, public open space landscaping (inc woodland) and street lighting.  Outline application for up to 761 additional dwellings with all matters reserved excess access (excluding internal circulation) also including up to 33,000sqm of employment/commercial floorspace with associated parking spaces comprising employment units (within Use Class B1(a), B1 (c )  B2 and B8) (27,000 sqm) and 65-bed care home (Use Class C2) (4,500sqm) at Land at Hillborough, Sweechbridge Road, Herne Bay; and


(e)           Benenden Neighbourhood Development Plan - Regulation 14