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
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
IN ATTENDANCE: Mrs C Reilly Deputy Clerk
PE44 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST.
PE45 APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING
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.
PE47 PLANNING APPLICATIONS FOR CONSIDERATION
|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.