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Planning Committee MEETING


Date:       Thursday 15 March 2018

Time:      6.00 p.m.

Venue:    Town Hall, High Street, Maidstone



Councillors    Boughton, Clark, Cox, English (Chairman), Harwood, B Mortimer, Munford, Powell, Prendergast, Round

                  (Vice-Chairman), Spooner, Mrs Stockell and Vizzard


The Chairman will assume that all Members will read the reports before attending the meeting. Officers are asked to assume the same when introducing reports.




Page No.



1.        Apologies for Absence




2.        Notification of Substitute Members




3.        Notification of Visiting Members




4.        Items withdrawn from the Agenda




5.        Date of Adjourned Meeting - 22 March 2018




6.        Any business the Chairman regards as urgent including the urgent update report as it relates to matters to be considered at the meeting




7.        Disclosures by Members and Officers




8.        Disclosures of lobbying




9.        To consider whether any items should be taken in private because of the possible disclosure of exempt information.




10.    Minutes of the meeting held on 22 February 2018

1 - 6



11.    Presentation of Petitions (if any)




12.    Deferred Items

7 - 8



13.    16/503467 - Old Oak Paddocks, Chart Hill Road, Staplehurst, Kent

9 - 14



14.    16/506432 - Orchard Spot, Orchard Farm Nursery, Chartway Street, Sutton Valence, Kent

15 - 24



15.    17/505670 - Bletchingley Oast And Bletchingley Farm Industrial Estate, Pristling Lane, Staplehurst, Tonbridge, Kent

25 - 38



16.    17/506491 - Wheatsheaf Barn, Wheatsheaf Farm, Hazel Street, Stockbury, Kent

39 - 46



17.    5017/2017/Tree Preservation Order - Land At Lodge Close, The Street, Ulcombe, Kent

47 - 52



18.    5019/2017/Tree Preservation Order - Valley Park Community School, Huntsman Lane, Maidstone, Kent

53 - 59



19.    Appeal Decisions

60 - 61



20.    Chairman's Announcements





The order in which items are taken at the meeting may be subject to change.


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