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5023-2016-TPO - Land off Blunden Lane, Yalding, Kent

Meeting: 06/04/2017 - Planning Committee (Item 359)

359 5023/2016/TPO - Land off Blunden Lane, Yalding, Kent pdf icon PDF 72 KB

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Prior to consideration of this item, the representative of the Interim Head of Legal Partnership advised the Committee that it had been proposed that an application be made for the Blunden Lane planning application to be judicially reviewed, but, due to an oversight, Counsel filed the papers a day late.


The Development Manager said that he had written to the Quality Assurance Unit at the Planning Inspectorate regarding a number of inconsistences in appeal decisions, mainly about the five year housing land supply and public perception, and he would update Members when he received a response.


The Committee then considered the report of the Head of Planning and Development concerning Tree Preservation Order No.5023/2016 which had been made to protect woodland on land off Blunden Lane, Yalding.  It was noted that:


·  An objection to the Tree Preservation Order had been received from Millwood Designer Homes (also made on behalf of the owners of the site).  Outline planning permission for a residential development on the site had been granted at appeal.


·  It was considered that the woodland made sufficient contribution to localised landscape character and amenity to merit protection by a Tree Preservation Order.  The outline planning permission granted at appeal did not mean that the applicant was bound to pursue the indicative scheme in submitting details nor that the applicant would continue to pursue a similar scheme.  It was recommended that the Council should continue to maintain control over proposed felling and pruning works to prevent pre-emptive felling and pruning ahead of a detailed development proposal.


RESOLVED:  That Tree Preservation Order No.5023/2016 be confirmed without modification.


Voting:  12 – For  0 – Against  0 – Abstentions