Committee considered the report and the urgent update report of the
Head of Planning and Development concerning TPO No. 5019/2017 which
had been made to protect groups of trees and woodland on land at
Valley Park Community School, Huntsman Lane, Maidstone.
response to a question as to whether consideration of the report
could be deferred until the next meeting to enable people wishing
to make representations objecting to confirmation without
modification of the TPO to be in attendance, it was pointed out
that the TPO would expire on the day of the next
·An objection to the making of the TPO had been
received from Barker Parry Town Planning.
·Application 17/501471 for the erection of a three
storey secondary school with associated access, car parking and
landscaping at the site was the subject of an appeal against
non-determination. There was no
guarantee that planning permission would be granted for the
proposed development. It was therefore
considered that tree removals ahead of a planning permission would
·If the appeal against non-determination was
successful, then the planning permission would over-ride the
No. 5019/2017 be confirmed without modification.