MAIDSTONE BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

PLANNING COMMITTEE

 

25 JULY 2019

 

REPORT OF THE HEAD OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

 

DEFERRED ITEMS

 

The following applications stand deferred from previous meetings of the Planning Committee.† The Head of Planning and Development will report orally at the meeting on the latest situation.

 

APPLICATION

 

DATE DEFERRED

20.        19/500271/FULL - CHANGE OF USE OF LAND FOR THE STATIONING OF 20 HOLIDAY CARAVANS WITH ASSOCIATED WORKS INCLUDING LAYING OF HARDSTANDING AND BIN STORE - OAKHURST, STILEBRIDGE LANE, MARDEN, TONBRIDGE, KENT

 

Deferred to:

 

Seek further information to assess the visual impact, the potential level of harm, the details of the mitigation and the benefits arising, this to include:

 

           Details of the actual layout of the site including hard and soft landscaping and any associated facilities and lighting;

           Details of the scale and design parameters;

           Further detail in terms of demonstrating both local and longer distance views and how these can be mitigated;

           More details in terms of landscaping, including a net gain for biodiversity with the incorporation of hedgerow trees reflecting the Councilís Landscape Character Assessment Guidance in the proposed mixed native hedgerow along the northern boundary of the site, extension of the Ancient Woodland buffer westward to provide a habitat link to the pond and ditch network on the Stilebridge Lane frontage and fencing along the Ancient Woodland buffer (Chestnut spile);

           Details of the lighting strategy; and

           Clarification in terms of sustainability (role of rural tourism), the economic benefits and the business model, including identification of the need for this type of use, the model for occupation (for example, whether these would be short-let units managed by the site owners) and information about how the site and the landscape and ecology elements would be managed.

 

30 May 2019

21.        19/500705/FULL - VARIATION OF CONDITION 20 OF 14/502010/OUT (OUTLINE APPLICATION FOR THE ERECTION OF RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT FOR UP TO 250 DWELLINGS WITH ACCESS AND GARAGING WITH ACCESS CONSIDERED AT THIS STAGE AND ALL OTHER MATTERS RESERVED FOR FUTURE CONSIDERATION) TO ALLOW SATURDAY WORKING HOURS START TIME TO BE CHANGED FROM 9:00 A.M. TO 8:00 A.M. (TOTAL WORKING HOURS 8:00 A.M. TO 13:00 P.M.) - HEN AND DUCKHURST FARM, MARDEN ROAD, STAPLEHURST, KENT

 

Deferred for further discussions to determine the most effective mechanism to control issues of noise and disturbance during the construction phase of the development i.e. whether legislation such as the Control of Pollution Act 1974 and the Environmental Protection Act 1990 would provide sufficient remedy to deal with the issues such that the condition can be removed in its entirety or whether the condition still serves a useful planning purpose.

22.         

27 June 2019