Issue - meetings
19/504103/FULL Mole End
Meeting: 24/10/2019 - Planning Committee (Item 124)
124 19/504103/FULL - PROPOSED SINGLE STOREY SIDE EXTENSION AND NEW CANOPY TO THE NORTH ELEVATION. SINGLE BAY OAK FRAMED EXTENSION TO EXISTING GARAGE (REVISED SCHEME TO 19/500679/FULL) - MOLE END, FORSHAM LANE, CHART SUTTON, MAIDSTONE, KENT PDF 149 KB
- 19/504103/FULL Committee Report, item 124 PDF 315 KB
- 19.504103 Urgent Update, item 124 PDF 21 KB View as HTML (124/3) 6 KB
All Members except Councillor Perry 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 application, the Major Projects Manager advised the Committee that a further submission had been received from the applicant emphasising their role within the community and the importance of the relationship of the property to the farming operation; issues that the Committee could give some weight to. However, the dwelling could be sold on the open market after the grant of planning consent; it was not tied to the agricultural holding. There were personal circumstances, but limited weight could be afforded to these as the building was simply a residential dwelling.
The Major Projects Manager also said that he wished to delete the word “destroy” from the first line of paragraph 7.01 of the report and the second line of the proposed reason for refusal and insert the words “cause significant harm to” as “destroy” was not the correct description of the impact of the proposed development.
Councillor Forknall of Chart Sutton Parish Council and Mr Ward, the applicant, addressed the meeting.
Contrary to the recommendation of the Head of Planning and Development, the Committee agreed to grant permission subject to conditions. In making this decision, Members had regard to the small scale of the proposed works and their set back from the front façade. They considered that the applicant had sought to minimise the impact of the proposed works to such an extent that they would not have an adverse effect on the significance of the non-designated heritage asset.
1. That permission be granted subject to the following conditions to make the development acceptable:
Approval of materials;
Scheme for the incorporation of niches for wildlife (bird and bat boxes etc. and bee bricks for solitary bees); and
Scheme for the inclusion of renewable energy measures.
2. That the Head of Planning and Development be given delegated powers to finalise the wording of the conditions to be attached to the planning consent.
Voting: 11 – For 0 – Against 0 - Abstentions