Planning Minutes – 6th February 2023

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The Podmore Building, St Andrews Field, St Andrews Road

Paddock Wood, Kent, TN12 6HT

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MINUTES of the Planning and Environment Committee meeting held on Monday 6th of February 8, 2023 at 7.45 pm at the Day Centre Commercial Road


PRESENT:                 Cllr C Williams, Cllr A Mackie, Cllr D Sargison, Cllr M Ridger, Cllr T Bisdee, Cllr D Kent.


IN ATTENDANCE:    Mrs. C Reilly, Borough Councillor R Moon


APOLOGIES             None






The minutes of the meeting held on 16th of January 2023 were APPROVED.





Application Address and proposal Comments
23/00028/FULL 1 The Orchards Paddock Wood Tonbridge Kent TN12 6NL. Erection of store room for housing of groundwater pumping station with associated hard and soft landscaping. To be built in connection with planning permission 17/04224/FULL Cllr C Williams proposed and Cllr D Sargison seconded that the Council object to the application on the grounds that

·         Planning permission was granted for 9 dwellings and there are now 10 so affordable housing and a S106 contributions should have been sought and provided

·         There is no evidence that an abstraction license for taking freshwater from an aquifer has been sought or provided.

·         The site is contaminated due to having been a scrap recycling site and therefore ground water would not be fit for use.

·         Surface water from the pumping station building is proposed to be dealt with by soakaway which is ineffective on clay in an area prone to flooding.







Application Address and details of proposals TWBC    decision Town Council Comments
a)22/03354/FULL Erection of new detached garage | 92 Cogate Road Paddock Wood Tonbridge Kent TN12 6UG Permitted no objection to this application subject to a restriction being placed on the building to prevent it being used for any purposes not residential and ancillary to the main house
b)22/02993/FULL Erection of first floor extension above existing garage, Addition of stair access to loft | 94 Allington Road Paddock Wood Tonbridge Kent TN12 6AS Permitted no objection subject to management of the surface water run off from the additional roof area and this not being via a soakaway
c)22/03228/FULL Removal of existing garage, Erection of new garage, Removal of hedging, Replace with brickwork boundary wall | 66 Church Road Paddock Wood Tonbridge Kent TN12 6HF Permitted Despite the loss of the hedge the Council have no objection to this application.
d)22/02855/SUB Submission of Details in Relation to condition 9 (Foul Drainage) of 21/02659/FULL. | Land At Mascalls Farm Badsell Road Paddock Wood Tonbridge Kent Permitted Extensive objection- see copy emailed with agenda and delegated report from planning officer.
e)22/03107/FULL Conversion of existing barn to residential dwelling and hard and soft landscaping | Trenches Farm House Knowle Road Brenchley Tonbridge Kent TN12 7DJ Permitted Objected as bat report redacted- this was subsequently supplied and considered by TWBC eco/biodiversity officer who agreed to be addressed by conditions.
f)22/02845/FULL  Erection of temporary storage facility | 2 Pearsons Green Cottages Pearsons Green Road Brenchley Tonbridge Kent TN12 7DE Permitted object to the application on the grounds that the application says there is no new access whilst the plans show there is one and also that there is no information regarding the hard standing and drainage that would have to be installed if the tent is to be storage for vehicles.
g)22/02961/FULL Alteration to garage roof, erection of extension to rear of garage. | 3 Pinewood Close Paddock Wood Tonbridge Kent TN12 6JN Permitted No objection
h)22/02911/FULL Removal of condition 1 of Planning Permission SW/6/49/77 (Occupation of dwelling) | Worcester House Lucks Lane Paddock Wood Tonbridge Kent TN12 6PA Permitted No objection
i)22/02844/FULL Variation of condition 28 (External Lighting – Phase 1) – Replacement from using standard street lights to eco friendly solar powered street lighting. Related to application 18/01545/SUB and 14/506766/HYBRID. | Mascalls Grange Development (Formally Known As Mascalls Court Farm) Green Lane Paddock Wood Tonbridge Kent Permitted No objection to the proposals subject to there being sufficient light being generated in the winter months to ensure public safety
j)22/02971/FULL Erection of single storey side extension | 1 Walnut Close Paddock Wood Tonbridge Kent TN12 6HW Permitted Object to the application on the grounds of Loss of parking Construction will be over the main sewer There is no apparent provision for dealing with the additional foul and surface water at a point where the drainage systems are combined
k)22/02660/FULL Conversion of existing stables to residential dwellinghouse (Class C3) | Mile Oak Stables Mile Oak Road Paddock Wood Tonbridge Kent TN12 6NG Permitted Extensive objection – see copy emailed with agenda. Report from planning officer addressing issues is on TWBC website.
l)22/02864/FULL Garage conversion, dropped kerb to provide wide vehicle access, erection of single-storey rear extension | 10 Nursery Road Paddock Wood Tonbridge Kent TN12 6BS Permitted PWTC has no objection to the application subject to there being adequate management of the water run off due to the increased roof space
m)22/02779/FULL Installation of woodburning stove with external wall mounted flue, and additional log store | 44 Blackberry Way Paddock Wood Tonbridge Kent TN12 6BP Permitted No objection
n)22/02506/FULL Retrospective planning application for parking, secondary access track and proposed new storage building to be used in association with existing industrial units, new permanent Gypsy and Traveller site for 3 pitches (part retrospective), attenuation pond for surface water storage (including permanent pool) as well as proposed biodiversity and landscape enhancements | Greenfields Farm Old Hay Brenchley Tonbridge Kent TN12 7DG Permitted Extensive objection- see copy emailed with agenda. Additional docs and report from planning officer addressing issues is on TWBC website.


These were noted.





   The Chairman drew members attention to a further letter from the Planning Inspector to TWBC asking for timescales and scope of works for the additional information that has to be provided in response to his comments  regarding the Draft Local Plan.



   The Deputy Clerk read out an update from Kent police that had been provided verbally to the office.

The Chairman had visited the Persimmon development off Green Lane with the Chairman of the Town Council and advised members that the equipment in the main play area was not fit for use. The Deputy Clerk is to email the 4 borough councilors and ask them to take this up with planning enforcement or whichever department at TWBC is responsible for ensuring LEAPS and NEAPS are of a reasonable specification.

The Chairman asked Cllr Mackie to provide an update. Cllr Mackie advised that he had arranged a meeting as previously agreed and that Cllr Rodney Atkins had taken over as chairman of the HIP working party and was arranging a meeting with residents to decide upon priorities going forward. He would then have to report back to the P and E committee.




Meeting closed at 9.00pm


Paddock Wood Town Council