Issue - meetings
21/505452/LBC - Mote Park, A20 Ashford Road Junction With Willington Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 7SU
Meeting: 21/04/2022 - Planning Committee (Item 293)
293 21/505452/LBC - LISTED BUILDING CONSENT FOR WORKS TO RE-POSITION/RE-BUILD A SECTION OF RAGSTONE WALL (TO FACILITATE THE A20 ASHFORD ROAD AND WILLINGTON STREET JUNCTION CAPACITY IMPROVEMENT SCHEME) - MOTE PARK, A20 ASHFORD ROAD JUNCTION WITH WILLINGTON STREET, MAIDSTONE, KENT PDF 195 KB
The Committee considered the report of the Head of Planning and Development.
Members were disappointed that KCC Transport Planners had declined the Committee’s request that they be represented at the meeting to clarify the predicted capacity improvements arising from the junction works as they only attended Planning Committee meetings when there were large, strategically significant items on the agenda.
1. That Listed Building Consent be granted subject to the conditions and informatives set out in the report with the amendment of the first informative (Landscaping Scheme) to advise the applicant that the landscaping scheme should include a wildflower meadow on the highway side of the replacement wall to be maintained as such with an appropriate management regime to benefit wildlife.
2. That the Head of Planning and Development be given delegated powers to finalise the wording of the amended informative.
3. That a letter signed by the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Committee be sent to the KCC Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport emphasising (a) the need for a high standard of work in rebuilding the wall and (b) the Committee’s expressed wish for there to be a sensitive landscape treatment including a wildflower meadow on the highway side of the replacement wall to be maintained as such with an appropriate management regime to benefit wildlife and to further mitigate the harm to the setting, and having regard to the historic and landscape significance of Mote Park as a historic park and garden and the heritage asset wall.
Voting: 8 – For 2 – Against 1 – Abstention
Councillor English was not present for the voting on this application.
Councillors Harwood and Kimmance requested that their dissent be recorded.