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17/502432 - Springfield Mill, Sandling Road, Maidstone, Kent
384 17/502432 - FULL PLANNING APPLICATION FOR DEMOLITION OF EXISTING BUILDINGS AND DEVELOPMENT OF 295 RESIDENTIAL UNITS (USE CLASS C3), INCLUDING 218 X 1-2 BED APARTMENTS AND 77 X 2-4 BED HOUSES, INCLUDING ASSOCIATED CAR PARKING, PUBLIC REALM AND LANDSCAPING WORKS, GRADE II LISTED RAG ROOM TO BE PRESERVED AND RE-USED FOR COMMUNITY (D1), OFFICE (B1) OR RESIDENTIAL (C3) USE - SPRINGFIELD MILL, SANDLING ROAD, MAIDSTONE, KENT PDF 457 KB
- Committee Report, item 384 PDF 244 KB View as HTML (384/2) 230 KB
- Appendix 1, item 384 PDF 29 KB
- 17.502432_Springfield Mill Urgent Update, item 384 PDF 94 KB View as HTML (384/4) 23 KB
All Members except Councillors B Mortimer, Powell and Spooner stated that they had been lobbied.
The Committee considered the report and the urgent update report of the Head of Planning and Development.
The Principal Planning Officer apologised to the Committee as the second page of the urgent update report had been inadvertently omitted from the pack circulated at the meeting. He explained that as set out on this page:
A minor amendment to part (j) of condition 17 (LEMP) was proposed to enhance biodiversity as follows:
j) Enhancements including bird and bat boxes, and swift bricksintegral to buildings.
An additional condition was required to secure implementation/protection of the landscaping.
The last point at the ‘Summary of Reasons for Recommendation’ on the opening page of the report (Page 28) and paragraph 7.02 should read as follows (as per the discussion at paragraphs 6.42-6.43):
A lower level of affordable rental
properties than targeted by policy SP20 and lower provision of
public open space are not considered grounds to refuse the
Ms Henn-Mcrae, on behalf of the Ringlestone Community Centre Development Group and the Ringlestone Community Association, Mr Hardware, for the applicant, and Councillors Hastie and Field (Visiting Members) addressed the meeting.
RESOLVED: That subject to:
(a) The prior completion of a legal agreement to provide for the Heads of Terms set out in the report and the additional Heads of Terms set out in the urgent update report, with the removal of Head of Terms no. 11; AND
(b) The conditions set out in the report, as amended by the urgent update report, and the additional condition set out in the urgent update report, with the addition of a bullet point to condition 22 (Materials) to include the use of timber weatherboarding on some of the dwellings,
the Head of Planning and Development be given delegated powers to grant permission and to be able to settle or amend any necessary Heads of Terms and conditions in line with the matters set out in the recommendation and as resolved by the Planning Committee.
Voting: 5 – For 2 – Against 2 – Abstentions
Note: Councillors Powell and Spooner entered the meeting whilst this application was being introduced by the Principal Planning Officer, and did not participate in the discussion or the voting.