18/500160 - DEMOLITION OF EXISTING OFFICE BUILDING AND
ERECTION OF 43 NO. APARTMENTS AND ASSOCIATED VEHICULAR AND
PEDESTRIAN ACCESS - 3 TONBRIDGE ROAD, MAIDSTONE, KENT
The Chairman and Councillors Adkinson, Bartlett, Boughton, Round and
Wilby stated that they had been lobbied.
The Committee considered the report and the urgent update report of the
Head of Planning and Development.
The Principal Planning Officer said that KCC Flood and Water Management
had now commented on the information provided for the proposed
drainage strategy, which detailed the use of Permavoids under the access
road and hard surfaces, and considered it to be acceptable in principle
subject to the attachment of conditions requiring:
· The submission of a sustainable surface water drainage scheme for
· The submission of an operation and maintenance manual for the
proposed sustainable drainage scheme detailing how the scheme
would be implemented and maintained; and
· The submission of a Verification Report demonstrating that the surface
water drainage system had been installed correctly and would be able
to achieve objectives in dealing with surface water.
The recommendation remained unchanged subject to the deletion of
condition 7 relating to surface water drainage and the attachment of the
conditions relating to surface water drainage as recommended by KCC
Flood and Water Management.
Mr Stroud addressed the meeting on behalf of the applicant.
RESOLVED: That subject to:
(a) The prior completion of a S106 legal agreement in such terms as the
Head of Legal Partnership may advise to secure a libraries
contribution of £2,064.68; AND
(b) The conditions and informatives set out in the report with the
deletion of condition 7 relating to surface water drainage, the
additional drainage conditions referred to by the Principal Planning
Officer in her verbal update at the meeting and an additional
informative relating to the possibility of providing a car sharing
scheme operating from the site being investigated by the applicant
(the wording to be finalised by the Head of Planning and
Development acting under delegated powers),
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 of the legal agreement in line with the matters set out in the
recommendation and as resolved by the Planning Committee.
Voting: 6 – For 5 – Against 1 - Abstention
Councillors Adkinson and Boughton requested that their dissent be