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16/500037 - The Old Forge, Chartway Street, East Sutton, Kent, ME17 3DW

Meeting: 09/06/2016 - Planning Committee (Item 37)

37 16/500037 - DEMOLITION OF EXISTING BUILDINGS AND ERECTION OF 6 NO. DWELLINGHOUSES, AMENITY SPACE, LANDSCAPING AND ACCESS - THE OLD FORGE, CHARTWAY STREET, EAST SUTTON, KENT pdf icon PDF 115 KB

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Minutes:

Councillors English, Harwood, Round and Mrs Stockell stated that they had been lobbied.

 

The Committee considered the report and the urgent update report of the Head of Planning and Development.

 

Councillor Turnill of East Sutton Parish Council (against) and Mr Przyjemski, for the applicant, addressed the meeting.

 

RESOLVED:  That permission be refused for the reasons set out in the report with the amendment of the second reason as follows:

 

The proposed houses by reason of their size, design, siting and suburban and inward-looking layout, materially depart from the more spacious and widely separated character of nearby development, therefore appearing incongruous and out of character in this rural location as a consequence.  In addition the proposal will result in an unacceptable consolidation of existing sporadic development in the locality while representing a substantial encroachment into adjoining open countryside detrimental, both by day and by night, to the rural character of the Greensand Ridge and landscape quality of the area contrary to the provisions of Policies ENV28 of the adopted Local Plan and SP17 of the Submission Version of the Maidstone Borough Local Plan (2016).

 

Voting:  11 – For  0 – Against  2 – Abstentions

 

Note:  Councillor Prendergast left the meeting after consideration of this application (8.20 p.m.).