16/507035 - CREATION OF 55 HOUSES AND ASSOCIATED ROADS, CAR PARKING, LANDSCAPING, VEHICLE ACCESS FROM GRIGG LANE AND A NEW AREA OF PUBLIC OPEN SPACE - GIBBS HILL FARM, GRIGG LANE, HEADCORN, KENT
- Meeting of Planning Committee, Thursday 30th November, 2017 6.00 pm (Item 303.)
- View the background to item 303.
Councillors Prendergast and Round stated that they had been lobbied.
The Committee considered the report and the urgent update report of the Head of Planning and Development.
Dr Ker, an objector, Councillor Dungey of Headcorn Parish Council and Mr Smith, for the applicant, addressed the meeting.
1. That subject to (a) the prior completion of a legal agreement to provide for the Heads of Terms set out in the report AND (b) the conditions and informatives set out in the report, with the amendment of condition 2 (Materials) and condition 5 (Landscaping) as follows:
Condition 2 (amended)
Prior to commencement of works/development above damp-proof course (DPC) level, written details and samples of the materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the buildings and hardsurfacing (as indicated on drawings PH207a-PL-003 Rev A and PH207a-PL-006 Rev A received 12/10/17 with the exception of HardiePlank weatherboarding being replaced with timber weatherboarding)shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The development shall be constructed using the approved materials and maintained thereafter unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.
Reason: To ensure a good quality appearance to the development.
Condition 5 (amended)
No development above damp proof course level shall take place until details of a scheme of landscaping, using indigenous species, which shall include indications of all existing trees and hedgerows on the land, and details of any to be retained, together with a programme for the approved scheme's implementation and long term management, have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The landscape scheme shall be designed using the principles established in the Council's adopted Landscape Character Assessment 2012 and shall include:
a) Triple row native mix hedgerow (at 45-60cm in height) interspersed with Oak trees (at 60-90cm in height) along eastern boundary of public open space;
b) Double row native mix hedgerow (at 45-60cm in height) interspersed with Oak trees (at 60-90cm in height) along western boundary of the new housing and public open space;
c) Reinforcement of front (northern) boundary of site with native planting;
d) Native tree planting (of Select Standard size) across the public open space;
e) Details of measures to prevent car parking within the section of wildlife corridor in front of plots 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18;
f) Details of measures to prevent car parking along the northern boundary of the public open space;
g) A minimum of a 10m buffer of native planting along the southern boundary of the public open space.
The implementation and long term management plan shall include long term design objectives, management responsibilities and maintenance schedules for all landscape areas, other than small, privately owned domestic gardens. The landscaping of the site and its management thereafter shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details over the period specified.
Reason: To safeguard existing trees and hedges to be retained and ensure a satisfactory external appearance to the development and a good quality of design.
the Head of Planning and Development be given delegated powers to grant permission and to be able to settle or amend any necessary Heads of Terms and conditions in line with the matters set out in the recommendation and as resolved by the Planning Committee.
2. That a monitoring group be formed comprising Ward Members, representatives of Headcorn Parish Council, the developer and Planning Officers to look at permeability, adjacent connectivity to the western boundary and the future management of open space.
Voting: 6 – For 5 – Against 1 – Abstention
Note: Councillor Cox left the meeting after consideration of this application (9.45 p.m.).
- 16/507035 - Site Plan, item 303. PDF 357 KB
- 16/507035 - Committee Report, item 303. PDF 219 KB
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