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17/505294 - OUTLINE APPLICATION FOR THE DEMOLITION OF EXISTING STABLES, HORSE WALKER, CABINS/CONTAINER, SHED AND TOILET WITH EXISTING CARAVANS REMOVED TO ALLOW FOR CONSTRUCTION OF ACCESS ROAD AND ERECTION OF 3 DETACHED SINGLE STOREY BUNGALOWS WITH GARAGING /CAR BARN INCLUSIVE OF ECOLOGICAL COMMUNAL GARDEN, WITH ACCESS, APPEARANCE, LAYOUT AND SCALE TO BE CONSIDERED AT THIS STAGE AND LANDSCAPING RESERVED FOR FUTURE CONSIDERATION - SOUTHFIELD STABLES, SOUTH LANE, SUTTON VALENCE, MAIDSTONE, KENT

Minutes:

Having disclosed an Other Significant Interest, Councillor Spooner left the meeting whilst this application was discussed.

 

The Chairman and Councillors Munford and Mrs Stockell stated that they had been lobbied.

 

The Committee considered the report and the urgent update report of the Head of Planning and Development.

 

Councillor Mrs Porter of Sutton Valence Parish Council and Mr Norton, for the applicant, addressed the meeting.

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.  That permission be granted subject to the conditions set out in the report, as amended by the urgent update report, with the amendment of conditions 3, 8, 10 and 14 as follows:

 

Condition 3 (Materials)

 

Notwithstanding the information on the approved plans, no development above damp proof course level shall take place until written details and samples of materials (including the use of black timber weather boarding and avoiding the use of uPVC doors and frames) to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the development hereby permitted have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.  The development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.  The details of the materials shall include sparrow boxes/bricks incorporated into the development.

 

Reason:  In the interest of amenity and to ensure that the proposed development is satisfactorily integrated with its immediate surroundings.

 

Condition 8 (Foul and Surface Water Drainage)

 

Prior to the commencement of the development hereby approved details of the foul and surface water drainage and an assessment of the hydro-geological context of the development and the site, incorporating sustainable drainage principles, shall be submitted to and agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.  In connection with the ecological communal garden the sustainable drainage system shall be in the form of a pond or swale.  The agreed scheme shall be implemented in strict accordance with the approved plans prior to first occupation of the development hereby permitted.

 

Reason:  To ensure that the principles of sustainable drainage are incorporated into this development and to ensure ongoing efficacy of the drainage provisions.

 

Condition 10 (Landscape and Ecological Management Plan)

 

A landscape and ecological management plan, including long term design objectives, management responsibilities, access arrangements and maintenance schedules for the ecological communal garden (which shall include a native species natural orchard woodland), shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority prior to first occupation of any dwelling on the site.  Landscape and ecological management shall be carried out in accordance with the approved plan unless the Local Planning Authority gives written consent to any variation.

 

Reason:  In the interests of biodiversity, landscape, visual impact and amenity of the area and to ensure a satisfactory appearance to the development.

 

Condition 14 (Plans/Drawings)

 

Delete reference to drawing number PL-SV-004 Rev A – Proposed Soft Landscaping.

 

2.  That the landscaping reserved matter application and the details to be submitted pursuant to condition 3 (Materials) are to be reported back to the Planning Committee for determination/approval.

 

Voting:  8 – For  2 – Against  2 - Abstentions

 

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