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18/502379 - East Farleigh Mghw Level Crossing, Farleigh Lane, Farleigh Bridge, East Farleigh, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 9NB
Meeting: 05/07/2018 - Planning Committee (Item 60)
60 18/502379 - LISTED BUILDING APPLICATION FOR PROPOSED UPGRADE OF NETWORK RAIL'S EAST FARLEIGH LEVEL CROSSING FROM A MANNED GATED HAND WORKED (MGHW) LEVEL CROSSING TO A MANUALLY CONTROLLED BARRIER(S) (MCB) TYPE (RE-SUBMISSION) - EAST FARLEIGH MGHW LEVEL CROSSING, FARLEIGH LANE, FARLEIGH BRIDGE, EAST FARLEIGH, MAIDSTONE, KENT PDF 313 KB
All Members stated that they had been lobbied.
The Committee considered the report of the Head of Planning and Development.
Councillor Coulling of Teston Parish Council and Mr Leighton, for the applicant, addressed the meeting.
During consideration of this application, Councillor Vizzard said that he was a Member of Barming Parish Council, and he had been very involved in discussions regarding listed buildings and gates in this area. In the circumstances, he would take no part in the discussion and voting on the application.
RESOLVED: That subject to the Officers double-checking the situation regarding permitted development rights, listed building consent be granted subject to the condition and informative set out in the report with:
(a) The amendment of the informative to include reference to the disposal of the interlocking mechanisms of the gates and to specify the Kent and East Sussex Railway as a possible recipient (the exact wording to be finalised by the Head of Planning and Development acting under delegated powers); and
(b) An additional informative regarding the establishment, before works commence, of a working group comprising representatives of Barming, East Farleigh and Teston Parish Councils, the local Ward Councillor plus a Fant Ward Member and a Coxheath and Hunton Ward Member, representatives of Kent Highway Services and the applicant to discuss matters relating to traffic movements across the River Medway, public safety, walkways, lighting, noise and manning of the signal box (the exact wording to be finalised by the Head of Planning and Development acting under delegated powers).
Voting: 9 – For 0 – Against 0 – Abstentions
Councillor Parfitt-Reid left the meeting prior to this application being introduced by the Major Projects Manager (10.40 p.m.). She returned after the application had been introduced (10.42 p.m.) and did not participate in the discussion or the voting.