PADDOCK WOOD TOWN COUNCIL
The Podmore Building, St Andrews Field, St Andrews Road
Paddock Wood, Kent, TN12 6HT
Telephone: 01892 837373
MINUTES of the Planning and Environment Committee meeting held on Tuesday 4th May 2021 at 7.00 pm
PRESENT: Cllr C Williams, in the chair
Cllrs R Moon, , D Sargison, Cllr M Ridger, Cllr D Kent
IN ATTENDANCE: Mrs C Reilly Deputy Clerk
PE117 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST.
PE118 APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING
To APPROVE the minutes of the meeting held on 20th April, 2021.
These were approved and signed by the Chairman
PE119 PLANNING APPLICATIONS FOR CONSIDERATION
|Application||Address and proposal||Comments|
|a) 21/00913/FULL||Norman Collett Ltd Norman Collett House Transfesa Road Paddock Wood Tonbridge Kent TN12 6UT. Installation of 2 no. nitrogen storage tanks. Installation of 2 no. nitrogen storage tanks||Cllr C Williams proposed and Cllr M Ridger seconded that the Council have no objection to this application. Unanimous|
|b) 21/00600/FULL||Greenfields Farm Old Hay Brenchley Tonbridge Kent TN12 7DG. Retrospective application for parking, secondary access track and storage (shipping containers and waste bins) associated with existing industrial units, new permanent Gypsy and Traveller site (part retrospective) for 10 pitches, site manager accommodation, parking and amenity blocks, attenuation pond for surface water storage (including permanent pool) as well as proposed biodiversity and landscape enhancements||Cllr R Moon proposed and Cllr C Williams seconded that The Council object to this application on the following grounds:
The Council support the comments from KCC regarding flood risk and highway matters and further object to this application ;
The application is retrospective and should have been submitted lawfully in the normal manner.
The site is in a flood zone 1 Highly Vulnerable and therefore unsuitable for residential use plus the additional risk of oil and chemicals from the site polluting the proposed pond and the receiving water courses. Whilst the applicant states there is no historic record of flooding this is because the land was not previously developed for any residential development. There is a trebling of the impermeable surface and this is unlikely to be mitigated by the proposed swale and pond. Their own acknowledgement of the need for ‘warning measures’ as well as mitigation highlights the risk to life.
The location is unsustainable for additional residential use as it requires travel by car to reach any amenities with the single track already busy and dangerous being used by heavy haulage vehicles. The single track private road is already experiencing a very high level of vehicle movements 7 days a week and these should not be increased.
Access for emergency vehicles is poor.
|c) 21/00746/FULL||12 Mascalls Park Paddock Wood Tonbridge Kent TN12 6LW. Demolition of existing car port; erection of part two storey, part single storey extension; addition of new first floor window to South elevation; new porch||Cllr C Williams proposed and Cllr M Ridger seconded that The Council have no objection to this application subject to measures being in place to manage additional surface water run off from the increased roof area. Unanimous
|Land And Open Space Goldings Paddock Wood Tonbridge Kent. Proposed 7 no. 2.5 storey three bedroom five person dwellings; parking; landscaping||Cllr C Williams proposed and Cllr D Kent seconded that The Council object to this application on the following grounds :
The site already floods.
The proposal is detrimental to the residential amenity of the neighbouring properties due to the loss of open recreation space and the height of the proposed development will result in overlooking.
The matter of the surcharged foul drainage sewers at and around this location resulting in foul water coming up in residential downstairs toilets has not been addressed since an outline application was approved on this site. This proposal therefore increases the health hazard for both existing residents of the Goldings and any future occupants of the development.
There is already insufficient parking in this area and this would further reduce that provision. Residents of the Goldings currently use part of this open space for parking in the evenings and at weekend.
|e) 21/01228/FULL||87 Warrington Road Paddock Wood Tonbridge Kent TN12 6HR. Demolition of existing carport and garage; erection of new 1 bedroom bungalow and alterations to fenestration of existing bungalow||Cllr C Williams proposed and Cllr D Sargison seconded that the Council object to the application on the following grounds
Loss of parking space .
|f) 21/00996/FULL||1 Woodlands Paddock Wood Tonbridge Kent TN12 6AR. Part double side extension and part double rear extension; minor interior alterations||Cllr C Williams proposed and Cllr R Noon seconded that the Council object to the application on the grounds that
The extension is right up to the boundary
There is no side access
It is out of keeping with the street scene
There is no plan for management of the additional surface water run off.
|g)21/00798/FULL||Change of use to care facility for foxes, with ancillary office and storage (Retrospective) Unit 2B 39A Maidstone Road Paddock Wood Tonbridge Kent TN12 6DG||Cllr C Williams proposed and Cllr D Kent seconded that the Council have no objection to the application subject to the applicant installing soundproofing so that neighbours are not disturbed. 4 in favour 1 abstention. Carried.|
PE120 DECISIONS BY TUNBRIDGE WELLS BOROUGH COUNCIL
21/00544/FULL Approved 20/03422/FULL Approved
20/03617/FULL Approved 20/03150/LAWPRO Approved
21/00378/FULL Approved 20/03822/TPO Refused
These were noted.
PE 121 CHAIRMANS REPORT
The Chairman updated members on
- Progress of the ‘major’ junction improvement for Badsell Road/Maidstone Road/Mascalls Court Road. Noting that it is not on the KCC list of developer funded improvements for the current financial year year and that the deputy clerk had been advised that the design of the scheme would be commenced once the first tranche of funding was received from the developers.
- A resident member of the Countryside/PWTC/Resident liaison group has successfully approached the developer to provide a bowser to damp down the dust from the construction works which has resulted in a reduction in the dust flying off site.
- The matter of the footpath crossing between the 2 development sites on Church Road has not been resolved despite efforts from the deputy clerk contacting TWBC Planning, KCC PROW officer and having the agreement of Persimmon that the footpath can in principle go directly onto their site instead of diagonally into the Green Lane Recreation ground. It was suggested that the County member and Borough Members should be approached to seek a resolution, this to be taken up by the deputy clerk.
PE123 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
The next meeting will take place at a time to be agreed on Monday 7th June at the Day
Centre, Commercial Road.