20/504127/FULL & 20/504128/LBC - THE SOMERFIELD HOSPITAL, 63-79 LONDON ROAD, MAIDSTONE, KENT
- Meeting of Planning Committee, Thursday 17th December, 2020 6.00 pm (Item 441.)
- View the background to item 441.
20/504127/FULL - DEMOLITION OF REAR EXTENSIONS OF SOMERFIELD TERRACE AND NO.79 LONDON ROAD. CONVERSION, ALTERATION AND REAR EXTENSIONS OF SOMERFIELD TERRACE FOR C3 RESIDENTIAL USE CONSISTING OF NO.60 SELF-CONTAINED APARTMENTS. ERECTION OF A REPLACEMENT RESIDENTIAL BUILDING ON THE SITE OF NO.79 LONDON ROAD CONSISTING OF NO.6 NEW APARTMENTS AND NO.6 NEW TOWNHOUSES. CONVERSION OF ANCILLARY REAR BUILDING TO RESIDENTIAL USE. ERECTION OF A CYCLE STORE AND GYM AND BIN STORE. ASSOCIATED WORKS TO OUTBUILDINGS, LANDSCAPING AND PARKING. WORKS TO THE FRONT RETAINING WALL
20/504128/LBC - LISTED BUILDING CONSENT FOR THE DEMOLITION OF REAR EXTENSIONS TOGETHER WITH INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL ALTERATIONS AND ERECTION OF REAR EXTENSIONS. WORKS TO THE FRONT RETAINING WALL
The Committee considered the reports of the Head of Planning and Development.
In presenting the applications, the Principal Planning Officer advised the Committee that he wished to correct a typographical error in the final sentence of paragraph 6.11 of both reports. The reference to policy SP17 of the Local Plan should read policy SP18. However, he could confirm that the applications had been assessed against policy SP18 and it had been included in the list of policies at the beginning of each report.
Councillor Purle (Ward Member) read out a statement on behalf of Mr and Mrs Bennett who objected to the planning application.
The Chairman read out a statement on behalf of Mr Reedman, for the applicant.
Councillor Purle (Visiting Member) addressed the meeting.
During the discussion, the Head of Planning and Development advised Members that the mansard roofs should be natural slate or slate dust composite and not plastic-coated aluminium.
1. That subject to:
A. The prior completion of a legal agreement in such terms as the Head of Legal Partnership may advise to secure the Heads of Terms set out in the report; and
B. The conditions set out in the report with:
An additional condition requiring the submission of a Landscape and Ecological Management Plan (LEMP) covering a period of at least 10 years and with a focus on the retention and management of the site frontage and protecting and strengthening the wooded area in the south-west corner, including fencing it off;
An amended plan secured under condition 1 (Approved Plans) to require the provision of eight visitor parking spaces to the front of the site;
The amendment of condition 8 (Ecological Enhancements) to require specific details of the wildlife niches (numbers and locations);
The amendment of condition 15 g) (Details of Solar Panels) to require more specific details of the solar panels (numbers and locations);
The amendment of condition 26 (Electric Vehicle Charging Points) to require the installation of three extra EV charging points, bringing the total to eleven, and 50% of the remainder to be future proofed (passive) to allow future charging points;
The amendment of condition 19 to specify that the mansard roofs shall be natural slate or slate dust composite and not plastic-coated aluminium; and
The deletion of the word “should” from the first line of condition 24 b) (Off-Site Highways Works),
the Head of Planning and Development be given delegated powers to grant permission and to settle, add or amend any necessary Heads of Terms and planning conditions in line with the matters set out in the recommendation and as resolved by the Planning Committee.
2. That the details to be submitted pursuant to the Landscaping and LEMP conditions are to be agreed in consultation with the Ward Members and the Planning Committee Political Group Spokespersons.
Voting: 7 – For 6 – Against 0 – Abstentions
Arising from the discussion on this application, the Chairman said that a meeting would be arranged with the Council’s Housing Team to discuss the issue of Housing Co-operatives being included in developments going forward.
1. That Listed Building Consent be granted subject to the conditions set out in the report with the amendment of condition 5 to specify that the mansard roofs shall be natural slate or slate dust composite and not plastic-coated aluminium.
2. That the Head of Planning and Development be given delegated powers to finalise the wording of the amended condition and to amend any other conditions as a consequence.
Voting: 9 – For 4 – Against 0 – Abstentions
Note: Councillors Brice and Powell left the meeting after consideration of this application (8.34 p.m.).
- 20/504127/FULL & 20/504128/LBC Site Plan, item 441. PDF 537 KB
- 20/504127/FULL Committee Report, item 441. PDF 402 KB
- 20/504128/LBC Committee Report, item 441. PDF 195 KB