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17/505898 - 1 Yew Tree Close, Lordswood, Chatham, Kent, ME5 8XN

Meeting: 22/02/2018 - Planning Committee (Item 418)

418 17/505898 - CHANGE OF USE OF COMMON LAND TO REAR OF PROPERTY TO RESIDENTIAL GARDEN LAND - 1 YEW TREE CLOSE, LORDSWOOD, CHATHAM, KENT pdf icon PDF 333 KB

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Minutes:

The Chairman said that he had received apologies from Councillor Mrs Hinder, Ward Member, who had raised objections to this application, but was unable to attend the meeting.

 

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

 

The Principal Planning Officer advised the Committee that he wished to amend recommendation no.4 to seek construction details of all fencing, walling and other boundary treatments to prevent damage to trees.

 

Councillor Hinder of Boxley Parish Council addressed the meeting.

 

Contrary to the recommendation of the Head of Planning and Development, the Committee agreed to refuse permission.  In making this decision, Members felt that the setback which is subject to this application is an attractive element of the street scene in Gleaming Wood Drive which reflects and mirrors a woodland edge, and its loss would diminish the quality of the street scene and the rhythm of these open space setbacks on Gleaming Wood Drive thereby being contrary to policy DM1 of the Maidstone Borough Local Plan.

 

RESOLVED:  That permission be refused for the following reason:

 

The setback which is subject to this application is an attractive element of the street scene in Gleaming Wood Drive which reflects and mirrors a woodland edge, and its loss would diminish the quality of the street scene and the rhythm of these open space setbacks on Gleaming Wood Drive thereby being contrary to policy DM1 of the Maidstone Borough Local Plan.

 

Voting:  13 – For   0 – Against  0 – Abstentions