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18/503763/FULL - Land To The Rear Of 244 - 250 Upper Fant Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 8BX
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Councillors Adkinson 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.
In presenting the report, the Senior Planning Officer advised the Committee that she wished to:
· Amend condition 7 (Obscure Glazing) to remove the landing window and the dining room window, but to add obscure glazing to the corrugated cladding on the upper section of the garage belonging to dwelling 1. The reason for this was that on further examination, the setback of the living area would create a void within the layout of the property that would prevent occupiers from standing in front of the landing window and limit any views to the front of the site with long views up the access road. The dining room window was a sufficient height from the floor level for the obscure glazing to be unnecessary. The garage was high enough to insert a mezzanine floor which could potentially result in overlooking issues for the neighbouring properties.
· Add a condition relating to delivery and service arrangements (bins etc.) to ensure that neighbours were not compromised by the development.
Mr Blake, an objector, and Mr Anthony, for the applicant, addressed the meeting.
During the discussion on the application, Councillor Adkinson stated that he was the Chairman of the Fant Wildlife Group which managed the Fant Wildlife Nature Reserve that was overlooked by the proposed development. Councillor Adkinson was advised that this did not represent an Other Significant Interest in the application, and that he could continue to participate in the discussion and the voting.
RESOLVED: That consideration of this application be deferred to:
· Seek the submission of a reptile survey;
· Negotiate the incorporation of renewable energy measures such as decentralised energy generation within the development and integrated niches for wildlife (bat tubes or bird bricks);
· Negotiate the retention of a percentage of the cordwood on the site to provide habitat for wildlife; and
· Seek details of a vehicle tracking programme.
Voting: 12 – For 0 – Against 0 – Abstentions