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14/500696 - Oakland Place, Greenway Forstal, Harrietsham, Kent, ME17 1QA

Meeting: 09/06/2016 - Planning Committee (Item 38)

38 14/500696 - REMOVE CONDITIONS 1 AND 2 OF MA/07/2232 (CHANGE OF USE FROM AGRICULTURAL LAND TO RESIDENTIAL FOR GYPSY FAMILY AND STATIONING OF ONE MOBILE HOME AND ONE TOURING CARAVAN) WITH A CONDITION WHICH READS "THE SITE SHALL NOT BE OCCUPIED BY ANY PERSONS OTHER THAN GYPSIES AND TRAVELLERS AS DEFINED IN ANNEX 1 OF PLANNING POLICY FOR TRAVELLER SITES (DEPARTMENT FOR COMMUNITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT). VARY CONDITION 3 TO ALLOW NO MORE THAN 4 CARAVANS (2 STATIC AND 2 TOURING CARAVANS) TO BE STATIONED ON THE SITE AT ANYTIME - OAKLAND PLACE, GREENWAY FORSTAL, HARRIETSHAM, KENT pdf icon PDF 190 KB

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Minutes:

Councillors Clark, English, Powell, Round 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.

 

Councillor Allardyce of Harrietsham Parish Council (against) addressed the meeting.

 

RESOLVED:  That permission be granted subject to the conditions set out in the report, as amended by the urgent update report, with an additional condition and an additional informative as follows:

 

Additional Condition

 

Prior to first occupation of any of the additional caravans hereby approved a scheme of landscaping, using indigenous species, shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. This shall include planting within the site to make it more organic and the gapping-up of the laurel hedge with indigenous species.  All existing trees and hedgerows on the land shall also be shown, together with details of those to be retained, along with a programme for the approved scheme's implementation and long term management.

 

The landscaping of the site and its management thereafter shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.  All planting comprised in the approved landscaping details shall be carried out in the first planting season following first occupation of any of the additional caravans hereby approved.  Any plants which within a period of five years from that date die, are removed or become seriously damaged or diseased shall be replaced in the next planting season with others of similar size and species, unless the Local Planning Authority gives written consent to any variation.

 

Reason:  In the interests of visual amenity.

 

Additional Informative

 

The applicant is advised to work with the Council’s Landscape Officer (01622 602721) to design and deliver an appropriate landscaping scheme.  The landscaping within the site should comprise of either an orchard-style grid of fruit trees or a nut-platt approach of hazel bushes in a grid.  Hawthorn whips should be used to infill gaps in the laurel hedge.

 

Voting:  10 – For  1 – Against  1 – Abstention