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18/506609/OUT Newnham Park, Bearsted Road
338 18/506609/OUT - APPLICATION TO VARY CONDITIONS 3, 4, AND 5 OF PLANNING PERMISSION 16/507292/OUT (OUTLINE APPLICATION WITH ACCESS SOUGHT FOR DEVELOPMENT OF MEDICAL CAMPUS) TO ALLOW FOR THE RELOCATION OF THE NATURE RESERVE - NEWNHAM PARK, BEARSTED ROAD, WEAVERING, KENT PDF 365 KB
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The Committee considered the report of the Head of Planning and Development.
Mr Clark, an objector, Councillor Willmott of Boxley Parish Council, Councillor Hughes of Bearsted Parish Council and Mr Blythin, for the applicant, addressed the meeting. Councillor Hinder addressed the meeting in his own right as a Visiting Member and on behalf of Councillor Mrs Hinder (Boxley Ward Member). Councillor Cuming also addressed the meeting as a Visiting Member in his own right and on behalf of Councillor Springett (Bearsted Ward Member) and de Wiggondene-Sheppard (Detling and Thurnham Ward Member) who were unable to attend the meeting.
1. That subject to:
(a) The prior completion of a variation to the previous legal agreement to secure the relocated nature reserve;
(b) A mechanism to secure the retention of the “Hockers Wood Nature Reserve” as an area managed for ecological protection and enhancement in perpetuity with the intention of ensuring that no development occurs there and investigation of a mechanism for its designation as a Local Nature Reserve, including land ownership and any funding arrangements; AND
(c) The conditions set out in the report with the amendment of condition 5 (Landscaping) to require a more appropriate, less intensive management regime for the Nature Reserve,
the Head of Planning and Development be given delegated powers to grant permission and to be able to settle, add or amend any necessary Heads of Terms and conditions in line with the matters set out in the recommendation and as resolved by the Planning Committee.
2. That if the Head of Planning and Development is unable to secure a mechanism in consultation with the Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Political Group Spokespersons of the Planning Committee to secure the retention of the “Hockers Wood Nature Reserve” as an area managed for ecological protection and enhancement in perpetuity, the application must be reported back to the Committee.
Voting: 9 – For 1 – Against 2 - Abstentions