Planning Minutes – 4th October 2021

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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

Monday 4th of October 2021 at 7.45 pm



PRESENT:                   Cllr C Williams, in the chair

Cllrs R Moon, , D Sargison,  Cllr M Ridger, Cllr D Kent, Cllr T Bisdee, Cllr A Mackie

1 Resident


IN ATTENDANCE:        Mrs C Reilly Deputy Clerk


PE43                APOLOGIES







To APPROVE the minutes of the meeting held on 20 September 2021

These were approved and signed by the Chairman


PE46                CHAIRMANS REPORT

The chairman advised members that the closure of the High Weald Academy would require  a further expansion of the Mascalls Academy to accommodate additional pupils from that area. C.Cllr Hamilton to be asked what effect this might have upon the proposals for the expansion of Mascalls in the Tunbridge Wells Draft Local Plan.

TWBC Planning Committee have approved the Council’s application for the Community Centre on the Memorial Field. The application would now go to the Secretary of State who is required to issue a decision within 21 days of submission so the decision should be made by the next main P and E Meeting at the beginning of November.

Residents have been asking what is happening as regards the major junction works to take place at the cross roads where Badsell Road joins Maidstone Road. It was noted that this was not on the list of KCC Highways planned works for this year. C Cllr Hamilton to be asked for an update on this matter at the next full Council meeting under matters arising as the question was asked at the last full Council meeting. Deputy Clerk to see if further information available from KCC officers or Berkeley Homes. This will enable members to inform residents accordingly.

Remembrance Sunday. A planning meeting for this event has taken place. There were some outstanding queries and these are being addressed by Councillors and the RBL. Members are reminded that volunteer Marshalls are required for the road closures that enable this event to take place. Cllrs Mackie and Moon said that they were willing to help if there are insufficient resident volunteers.




Application Address and proposal Comments
a.21/03070/FULL 17 Church Road Paddock Wood Tonbridge Kent TN12 6HD. Conversion of detached garage into ancillary accommodation to provide two bedrooms and bathroom



Cllr C Williams proposed and Cllr M Ridger seconded that the Council object to the application on the grounds that

·       The loss of 2 parking spaces in the garage is not replaced elsewhere.

·       On Street parking is not possible at this location

·       In the event that permission is granted it should be subject to the building remaining as ancillary accommodation to the main house.


b. 21/02659/FULL Land At Mascalls Farm Badsell Road Paddock Wood Tonbridge Kent. Variation of Condition 1 (Approved Plans) of 19/02533/FULL – Engineering work to install the culvert including the removal of trees and replacement planting scheme



Cllr C Williams proposed and Cllr R Moon seconded that the Council object to the application on the grounds of

·       The previous comments which should be reiterated

·       There is still no report from the TWBC tree officer

·       The Council would like to see the modelling that demonstrates that the revised culvert construction does not worsen the surface water problems at this location.




Application Address Proposal and TWBC Decision
a. 21/02770/NMAM Land at Willow Lane, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6NL Non material amendment in relocation to 17/04224/FULL – removal of chimney from houses 1,2,3,4,54,7,9 & 0; removal of French doors at the rear of building on ground floor, to be replaced with larger 5m wide bifold doors on houses 5-10; replacing facing brick and hung wall tiles with cladding on first floor exterior walls of houses 1 – 10 and replacing facing bricks with cladding on the exterior walls of the garages leaving 500 mm of facing brickwork at the bottom.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 TWBC Decision – APPROVED
b. 21/02444/FULL 15 Oaklea Road, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6LB Single storey pitched roof side extension to form utility room, toilet & store                                               TWBC Decision – APPROVED                                                                                     
c. 21/02442/FULL 72 Maidstone Road, Paddock Wood, TN12 6DX Rear and side extension with internal alterations                                                 TWBC Decision – APPROVED             
d. 21/02272/FULL  43 Dimmock Close, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6HS Proposed first floor extension, garage conversion; infilling porch and installing a new front door with side windows                     TWBC Decision – APPROVED                               
e. 21/02920/TWORK  1 – 24 The Cedars, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent Telecommunication Notification: Install 9m medium wooden pole and replace existing pole with 9m wooden stout pole                     TWBC Decision – APPROVED
f. 21/02232/FULL 3 Catts Place, Mile Oak Road, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6NQ Rear first floor extension and side dormer                                                               TWBC Decision – APPROVED
g. 21/02225/FULL 18 Siskin Gardens, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6XP Demolition of conservatory; erection of first floor side extension and rear dual pitch roof single storey extension                                  TWBC Decision – APPROVED 
h. 21/02092/FULL 47 Le Temple Road, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6HY Single storey rear extension    TWBC Decision – APPROVED 
i. 21/00798/FULL Unit 2B 39A Maidstone Road, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6DG Change of use to care facility for foxes with ancillary office and storage (Retrospective)                                         TWBC Decision – APPROVED  
j.21/02679/NMAM Land between Goldings and Ringden Avenue, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6EE Non-material amendment in relation to 19/00390/full – Amendment to the site plan and landscaping to provide a turning head for fire brigade appliances.  TWBC Decision – APPROVED 
k. 21/02680/NMAM Land between Goldings and Ringden Avenue, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6EE Non-material amended elevations window fenestration with additional transoms, mullions, and opening lights   TWBC Decision – APPROVED  
l. 21/02818/NMAMD Land at Mascalls Farm, Badsell Road, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent Non-material amendment in relation to 19/03349/FULL: Addition of posts to  balconies and automatic opening vent to apartment building D roof                                                     TWBC Decision – APPROVED 
m. 21/02283/FULL 2 The Greenways, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6LS Alterations and extension to garden outbuilding including replacement roof                           non-material amendment in relation to 19/00390/full – Amendment to the site plan and landscaping to provide a turning head for fire brigade appliances TWBC Decision – APPROVED 
n. 21/01534/FULL Mile Oak Stables, Mile Pak Road, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent TN12 6NG Extension to line of domestic curtilage to rear of existing Gypsy / Traveller site; demolition of existing stable / day room and replacement single storey day room.                                                                                                                                                                         TWBC Decision – APPROVED 
o. 21/01278/FULL 1 Catts Place Cottages, Mile Oak Road, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6NH Construction of timber framed garden office (retrospective)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TWBC Decision – APPROVED 
p. 21/02283/FULL 93 Tutsham Way, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6UA2 Two storey side extension following demolition of existing garage           TWBC Decision – REFUSED 
q. 21/02430/FULL Church Farm and Land Church Road, Paddock Wood Variation of condition 6 (Construction hours) of 14/504140/HYBRID – Temporary extension to the construction hours on site to 8.00 – 20.30 Monday – Friday inclusive and Saturday 8.00 – 16.00 up until 30.09.21                               Planning Application withdrawn by applicant


These were noted.


PE49               AFFORDABLE HOUSING AT HOP POCKET INN:  To receive information and to consider the report prepared by TWBC for the Cabinet Meeting held on 23 September 2021 (Previously Circulated).

Members discussed the need for affordable housing in the town and welcomed this provision of 10 low rent flats subsidised by a commuted sum from another development in the Borough.



                        The Chairman had a further meeting with the Design South East team regarding proposed development to the east of the town. DSE and the Developers to be provided with the updated Access and Movement policy from the PWNP when it is available.

Members discussed this matter and expressed concern regarding the capacity of the local roads, in particular Church Road to accomodate any additional traffic flows.


Members had attended a TWBC meeting to discuss flooding matters in Paddock Wood. It was suggested that the Deputy Clerk should forwards to the TWBC resilience officer the proposals

Regarding the culvert from Church Farm under the railway that had been prepared in discussion with Network Rail and UMIDB.


Highways Improvement Plan.

Members discussed the results of the survey that had taken place and the options that had been most popular according to the results of the survey. Cllr C Williams proposed and Cllr A Mackie seconded that standing orders be suspended in order to hear comments from a resident. Unanimous. The resident outlined people’s concerns regarding speeding and HGV use of unsuitable residential roads. She also offered to help with preparation of the HIP.

Cllr C Williams proposed and Cllr A Mackie seconded that standing orders be reinstated. Unanimous. Members discussed the results and the Chairman asked for a small working party to be set up under B Cllr Bill Hills who had offered to assist with the HIP to review the results and come up with 3 clear proposals in accordance with the survey results and to draft a HIP on the KCC Templates for consideration by the Town Council for submission to KCC. Cllrs A Mackie and M Ridger and a resident offered to be on the working party.


PE51               DATE OF NEXT MEETING:  To confirm as 7.00 pm on Monday 18 October 2021 at the Day Centre, Commercial Road.








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