Planning Minutes – 6th June 2022

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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 6th of June 2022 at 7.45 pm at the Day Centre Commercial Road  




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


IN ATTENDANCE:    Mrs. C Reilly


APOLOGIES             None






  1. To elect the committee chairman for 2022/23

Cllr T Bisdee proposed and Cllr D Kent seconded that Cllr C Williams be chairman. There were no other nominations and Cllr Williams was duly elected.

  1. To elect the vice chairman for 2022/23

Cllr C Williams proposed and Cllr A Mackie seconded that Cllr T Bisdee be vice chairman. There were no other nominations and Cllr Bisdee was duly elected.



To APPROVE the minutes of the meeting held on 3rd May 2022

These were approve and signed by the chairman.






Application Address and proposal Comments
a)22/01282/TPO 15 Mascalls Park Paddock Wood Tonbridge Kent TN12 6LW. T1 – Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris) – Fell and replace.


It was noted that the Council had previously objected to felling of this tree. Cllr C Williams proposed and Cllr A Mackie seconded that the Council object to the application to fell on the grounds that:

·         There are inconsistencies in the arboriculturist’s report that does clearly demonstrate that the tree is diseased.

·         This species of tree is iconic in and around this location and should not be lost.

·         The applicant should plant a replacement of the same species nearby so that in 5-10 years when, in accordance with the arboriculturist’s report the tree will reach the end of it’s life the TPO can be transferred to the replacement.


b)22/01041/SUB Paddock Wood Memorial Recreation Ground Maidstone Road Paddock Wood Tonbridge Kent. Submission of Details in relation to condition 7 (Foul Drainage). With application 20/03848/FULL


The Council will not comment upon this application as they are the applicant.
c)22/01379/FUL 99 Maidstone Road Paddock Wood Tonbridge Kent TN12 6AE. Part two storey part single storey rear extension Cllr C Williams proposed and Cllr T Bisdee seconded that the Council have no objection subject to their being management of any additional surface water generated by the additional roof area. Unanimous.




Application Address and details of proposals TWBC    decision Town Council Comments
a)22/00844/FULL Part two storey, part single storey rear extension; loft conversion including dormer and alterations to front porch; alterations to fenestration | 48 Church Road Paddock Wood Tonbridge Kent TN12 6HE


Permitted No objection subject to adequate provision being made for additional surface water and foul drainage connection
22/00490/FULL Demolition of existing building and erection of a replacement detached building for use as holiday accommodation | Home Farm Old Hay Brenchley Tonbridge Kent TN12 7DG


Refused Object to the application on the grounds that

  • Part of the site is in flood zone 2 and therefore unsuitable for any sort of residential use
  • The proposed buildings appearance is out of keeping with the rural street scene at this location
  • The location is unsustainable requiring use of a car to reach any retail or services
  •  It is outside the Limits to Built development.
22/00773/LAWPRO Lawful Development Certificate (Proposed): Replacement of existing conservatory with single storey rear extension; Front porch and replacement of cladding detail to front elevation with brick | 7 Eastwell Close Paddock Wood Tonbridge Kent TN12 6UH Permitted No objection
22/00479/FULL Erection of part single storey, part two storey rear extension | Stace House Maidstone Road Paddock Wood Tonbridge Kent, TN12 6EA Permitted Object on the following grounds

  • The proposal will result in a building overly dominant on the surrounding dwellings which will also be overlooked.
  • The area is already subject to significant problems with surface water flooding which has been exacerbated by recent infill developments, hard landscaping and property extensions in the immediate area
22/00312/SUB Submission of Details in Relation to Condition 16 (Surface Water Drainage Verification Report) of 14/504140/HYBRID) | Church Farm And Land Church Road Paddock Wood Tonbridge Kent Permitted Extensive objections submitted.
21/00665/FULL Redevelopment of land for a mixed-use development incorporating 14no. residential apartments (Use Class C3), office use (Use Class E), and flexible uses including office/community use (Use Classes E/F1.2/F.2) with associated access and parking. | Land Rear Of 7 – 9 Station Road Paddock Wood Tonbridge Kent Permitted Extensive objection
21/02129/EIASCO EIA Scoping Opinion – Development of approximately 1,200 dwellings and related facilities | Land South And South East Mascalls Court Road Paddock Wood Tonbridge Kent Scoping required. Please view Decision Notice. Objection to premature submission. Extensive comments.


These were noted



Draft Local Plan Hearings – to receive an update from the chairman.

The Chairman reported that there appeared to be issues with the method of site selection as the Inspector had spent considerable time on this. The next hearings had been             re scheduled and the Chairman will co ordinate with the Chairman of the Town Council and the Deputy Clerk as to who will attend hearings with the planning consultant. The planning consultant had managed to repeatedly raise the issue of building on areas at risk of flooding and it was felt that this had successfully drawn the Inspectors attention to this matter along with the Borough Councils failure to perform the Sequential test as required by the NPPF

when allocating development sites in those areas.


Cllr C Williams proposed and Cllr T Bisdee seconded that the committee should discuss the HIP. This was unanimously agreed and Cllr Mackie went through the notes that he had prepared for members on this issue. Cllr A Mackie proposed and Cllr C Williams seconded that County Councillor Hamilton should be thanked for securing funding for ATC’s for Warrington Road and be asked to confirm to KCC that the Town Council wishes to proceed with the installation of these and that the location of them to be agreed with this committee in consultation with the local residents. Unanimous.




The next meeting will take place at 7.00 pm on Monday 20th of June at in the Day Centre, Commercial Road, Paddock Wood.




Meeting closed at 8.45 pm



Paddock Wood Town Council