Item 15, Pages 61-74 Iden Grange,Cranbrook Road

Staplehurst, TN12 0ET


Reference number: 17/504412/FULL


         The Environmental Protection Consultation comment was omitted from the report. They raise no objection subject to the imposition of conditions regarding the control of demolition / construction hours, land contamination and foul drainage


         The report states that six notifications of objection were received from local residents. In fact, none were received.


         The following 3 additional informatives are required:


o   Construction

As the development involves demolition and / or construction, I would recommend that the applicant is supplied with the Mid Kent Environmental Code of Development Practice. Broad compliance with this document is expected.


o   Asbestos

Adequate and suitable measures should be carried out for the minimisation of asbestos fibres during demolition, so as to prevent airborne fibres from affecting workers carrying out the work,

and nearby properties. Only contractors licensed by the Health and Safety Executive should be employed. Any redundant materials removed from the site should be transported by a registered waste carrier and disposed of at an appropriate legal tipping site.


o   Radon (in a suspected affected area)

The applicant should be aware that the site is in a radon affected area with a 3-5% probability of elevated radon concentrations. If the probability of exceeding the action level is 3% or more in England and Wales, basic preventative measures are required in new houses, extensions, conversions and refurbishments - British Research Establishment code BR211 (2015) and The Building Regulations 2010 England (amendments 2013). If the probability rises to 10% or more, provision for further preventative measures are required in new houses. Test(s) for the presence of radon gas are recommended


         The following 3 additional conditions are required:


o   No demolition/construction activities shall take place, other than between 0800 to 1800 hours (Monday to Friday) and 0800 to 1300 hours (Saturday) with no working activities on Sunday or Bank Holiday.

Reason: In the interests of local amenity

o   The development hereby permitted shall not be commenced until the following components of a scheme to deal with the risks associated with contamination of the site shall have been submitted to and approved, in writing, by the local planning authority:

1) A preliminary risk assessment which has identified:

- all previous uses

- potential contaminants associated with those uses

- a conceptual model of the site indicating sources, pathways and receptors

- potentially unacceptable risks arising from contamination at the site.

2) A site investigation, based on (1) to provide information for a detailed assessment of the risk to all receptors that may be affected, including those off site.

3) A remediation method statement (RMS) based on the site investigation results and the detailed risk assessment (2). This should give full details of the remediation measures required and how they are to be undertaken. The RMS should also include a verification plan to detail the data that will be collected in order to demonstrate that the works set out in the RMS are complete and identifying any requirements for longer-term monitoring of pollutant linkages, maintenance and arrangements for contingency action.

Reason: In the interests of protecting the health of future occupants from any below ground pollutants

o   A Closure Report shall be submitted upon completion of the works. The closure report shall include full verification details as set out in 3. This should include details of any post remediation sampling and analysis, together with documentation certifying quantities and source/destination of any material brought onto or taken from the site. Any material brought onto the site shall be certified clean; Any changes to these components require the express consent of the local planning authority. The scheme shall thereafter be implemented as approved


Reason: In the interests of protecting the health of future occupants from any below ground pollutants



Recommendation remains unchanged.