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MAIDSTONE BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

PLANNING COMMITTEE

 

27 FEBRUARY 2020

 

REPORT OF THE HEAD OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

 

DEFERRED ITEMS

 

The following applications stand deferred from previous meetings of the Planning Committee. The Head of Planning and Development will report orally at the meeting on the latest situation.

 

APPLICATION

 

DATE DEFERRED

20.        19/501600/OUT - OUTLINE APPLICATION FOR UP TO 440 RESIDENTIAL DWELLINGS, WITH ASSOCIATED ACCESS, INFRASTRUCTURE, DRAINAGE, LANDSCAPING AND OPEN SPACE (ACCESS BEING SOUGHT WITH ALL OTHER MATTERS RESERVED FOR FUTURE CONSIDERATION) - LAND WEST OF CHURCH ROAD, OTHAM, KENT

21.         

Deferred for further discussions to:

 

           Seek to remove the proposed car park for the Church from the scheme;

 

           Seek to (a) amend the Parameter Plan to provide a greater amount of wooded open space at the southern end of the site to protect the Ancient Woodland and create a sustainable open space and (b) to amend conditions 4 and 7 to require woodland planting to restore and protect the Ancient Woodland and enhance the landscaping around the Church;

 

           Seek to resolve the outstanding issues relating to improvements to the Willington Street/Deringwood Drive junction;

 

           Give further consideration to the impact of the development on the Spot Lane junction and possible mitigation;

 

           Investigate the potential widening of Church Road to the south of the site where this would not involve the loss of Ancient Woodland;

 

           Seek to optimise the amount of renewable energy generated on site (to avoid use of fossil fuel heating); and

 

           Seek further clarification of the surface water drainage scheme and how it can be satisfactorily accommodated within the development layout.

22.         

24 October 2019

200.     19/503584/FULL - CREATION OF ALTERNATIVE ACCESS ACROSS EXISTING DRAINAGE DITCH WITH IMPROVED DRAINAGE - KINGSBROOKE, CRANBROOK ROAD, STAPLEHURST, TONBRIDGE, KENT

 

Deferred for a report, including a plan, from the applicant to be assessed by the Landscape/Arboriculture Officers detailing the tree works required in connection with the proposed development, the number and species involved (both to be lost and replaced) and the timing of the works.

 

23 January 2020