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21/506698/FULL - Boughton Mount Farm, Cliff Hill, Boughton Monchelsea, ME17 4NB
289 21/506698/FULL - PART DEMOLITION AND CONVERSION OF AN EXISTING AGRICULTURAL BUILDING TO FORM 3NO. DWELLINGHOUSES WITH ASSOCIATED ACCESS, PARKING AND AMENITY SPACE - BOUGHTON MOUNT FARM, CLIFF HILL, BOUGHTON MONCHELSEA, MAIDSTONE, KENT PDF 208 KB
The Committee considered the report of the Head of Planning and Development.
The Head of Planning and Development advised the Committee that the proposal was a clear departure from the Development Plan and the application had been advertised as such. However, the fallback position in the form of the extant prior approval, the reasonable likelihood of it being implemented and the opportunities for betterment as part of the current planning application subject to scrutiny of the structural survey etc. were material considerations. These comments were also applicable to application 21/506652/FULL.
The Democratic Services Officer read out a statement on behalf of Boughton Monchelsea Parish Council which was unable to be represented at the meeting.
Mr McSweeney, agent for the applicant, addressed the meeting remotely.
Contrary to the recommendation of the Head of Planning and Development, the Committee agreed to refuse permission for the following summarised reasons:
· The proposed conversion of the existing barn to three residential dwellings would result in harm to the amenity of future occupiers by its proximity to neighbouring commercial and agricultural buildings and by reason of noise, activity and vehicular movements contrary to the NPPF and policy DM1 of the Maidstone Borough Local Plan 2017.
· The proposed conversion of the existing barn to three residential dwellings as a result of the materials, appearance and loss of existing planting would result in visual harm to the open countryside and the Loose Valley Landscape of Local Value contrary to the NPPF and policies SP17, DM1, DM30 and DM31 of the Maidstone Borough Local Plan 2017 and policies RH1 and RH6 of the Boughton Monchelsea Neighbourhood Plan.
RESOLVED: That permission be refused and that the Head of Planning and Development be given delegated powers to finalise the reasons for refusal, to include the key issues cited above.
Voting: 13 – For 0 – Against 0 – Abstentions