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18/502860 - Barty Farm, Roundwell, Bearsted, Maidstone, Kent ME14 4HN
95 18/502860 - VARIATION OF CONDITIONS 5 (SURFACE MATERIALS), 7 (LANDSCAPING), 19 (FOUL AND SURFACE WATER DRAINAGE) AND 31 (APPROVED PLANS) OF APPLICATION 14/506738/OUT (OUTLINE APPLICATION FOR THE ERECTION OF 100 DWELLINGS) TO ALLOW FOR FLEXIBILITY ON OPEN SPACE AND LANDSCAPE DETAILS, INCLUDE ADDITIONAL ALTERATIONS TO THE LISTED WALL AT BARTY HOUSE, AND ALTER THE TIME FOR THE DELIVERY OF APPROVED SURFACE MATERIALS AND DRAINAGE - BARTY FARM, ROUNDWELL, BEARSTED, MAIDSTONE, KENT PDF 341 KB
All Members except Councillor Kimmance stated that they had been lobbied.
The Committee considered the report of the Head of Planning and Development.
The Principal Planning Officer advised the Committee that:
· Paragraph 7.10 of the report should refer to policy DM4 of the Maidstone Borough Local Plan 2017, not policy DM14; and
· A representation had been received from the Bearsted and Thurnham Society, but it did not raise any issues that had not been considered already.
Mr Rowe, an objector, Ms Allwood, for the applicant, and Councillor Cuming (Visiting Member) addressed the meeting. In making her representations, Ms Allwood also made reference to associated application 18/502850 for listed building consent for alterations to the boundary wall at the Barty House Nursing Home.
RESOLVED: That subject to:
(a) The prior completion of a deed of variation to the legal agreement attached to permission 14/506738/OUT to provide for the Heads of Terms set out in the report except that the monies proposed to be allocated for play, amenity and wildlife improvements at the Bearsted Woodland Trust site off Ashford Road should be used for biodiversity improvements only; AND
(b) The conditions set out in the report with the amendment of condition 7 (Landscaping) to require the provision of structural landscaping around the boundaries of the entire site to give enclosure; the amendment of condition 25 (Biodiversity Mitigation) to include a wet pond feature within one of the landscape buffers, possibly in the north-east corner of the site; and an informative advising the applicant that the landscape buffer to the south of the site should have a minimum depth of 5-10 metres,
the Head of Planning and Development be given delegated powers to grant permission and to be able to settle, add to or amend any necessary Heads of Terms of the deed of variation to the legal agreement attached to permission 14/506738/OUT and conditions in line with the matters set out in the recommendation and as resolved by the Planning Committee.
Voting: 11 – For 1 – Against 0 – Abstentions