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18/505079 - Glebe Cottage, Dunn Street Road, Bredhurst, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 3LX

Meeting: 13/12/2018 - Planning Committee (Item 231)

231 18/505079/FULL - REDEVELOPMENT OF SITE TO ACCOMMODATE 2 DETACHED (4-BED) HOUSES WITH ASSOCIATED PARKING AND LANDSCAPING - GLEBE COTTAGE, DUNN STREET ROAD, BREDHURST, GILLINGHAM, KENT pdf icon PDF 278 KB

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Minutes:

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

 

The Chairman drew the Committee’s attention to an email which he had received from Councillor B Hinder apologising for not being able to attend the meeting and expressing concern about the proposed removal of four protected trees, the modern design approach to the roof construction which would be out of keeping and incongruous in this location and the presence of a well where the proposed houses would be situated.

 

Ms Clay, an objector, Councillor Jones of Bredhurst Parish Council, and Mr Sahota, for the applicant, addressed the meeting.

 

Contrary to the recommendation of the Head of Planning and Development, the Committee agreed to refuse permission.  In making this decision, Members felt that the proposed development by reasons of its form, build and relationship to the site and inability to replace the important and highly visible stand of TPO trees in the centre of the site, within a landscape setting, would be harmful to the overall character of the site and this part of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and result in over development contrary to policies DM1, DM3, DM30 and SP17 of the Maidstone Borough Local Plan 2017.

 

RESOLVED:  That permission be refused for the following summarised reason and that the Head of Planning and Development be given delegated powers to finalise the precise wording:

 

The proposed development by reasons of its form, build and relationship to the site and inability to replace the important and highly visible stand of TPO trees in the centre of the site, within a landscape setting, would be harmful to the overall character of the site and this part of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and result in over development contrary to policies DM1, DM3, DM30 and SP17 of the Maidstone Borough Local Plan 2017.

 

Voting:  10 – For  1 – Against  1 – Abstention