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MAIDSTONE BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

PLANNING COMMITTEE

 

26 SEPTEMBER 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.        19/500200/FULL - RETROSPECTIVE APPLICATION FOR A CHANGE OF USE OF LAND TO BE USED AS A GYPSY/TRAVELLER CARAVAN SITE CONSISTING OF ONE PITCH - LITTLE PADDOCKS, STILEBRIDGE LANE, LINTON, KENT

 

Deferred for further negotiations with the applicant to secure a revised site layout/landscaping plan showing parking/hardcore to the entrance of the site and extending inwards with an amenity area towards the rear part of the site which would be suitable for the needs of existing/future occupants.

22.         

25 July 2019

79.        17/504568/FULL - DEMOLITION OF THE REMAINING FORMER LIBRARY BUILDING, ERECTION OF A SIX-TO-SIXTEEN STOREY RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT OF 170 NO. APARTMENTS AND 85 NO. CAR PARKING SPACES AT THE FORMER KCC SPRINGFIELD LIBRARY SITE, SANDLING ROAD, MAIDSTONE - FORMER KCC SPRINGFIELD LIBRARY HQ, SANDLING ROAD, MAIDSTONE, KENT

 

Deferred to enable:

 

           The viability information to be published on the Councilís website; and

           The Officers to provide details of the S106 funding currently available for community facilities in the area.

 

23.         

22 August 2019