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Extracts of Minutes of the Meeting held on 28 April 2016

 

14/506738 - OUTLINE APPLICATION FOR THE ERECTION OF UP TO 100

DWELLINGS - RESERVED MATTERS FOR WHICH APPROVAL IS BEING

SOUGHT: ACCESS, INCLUDING ACCESS WIDENING COMPRISING

RELOCATION OF WALL FORMING PART OF OUTER CURTILAGE OF BARTY

NURSING HOME (GRADE II LISTED) - LAND AT BARTY FARM,

ROUNDWELL, BEARSTED, KENT

 

All Members stated that they had been lobbied.

 

The Committee considered the report and the urgent update report of the

Head of Planning and Development.

 

Mr Spooner of the Bearsted and Thurnham Society (an objector), Mrs

Scott, for the applicant, and Councillor Cuming (Visiting Member)

addressed the meeting on this application and associated listed building

application 15/504667.

 

Councillor Stark of Thurnham Parish Council addressed the meeting

objecting to this application.

 

RESOLVED: That subject to the prior completion of a S106 legal

agreement in such terms as the Head of Legal Partnership may advise to

secure the following:

 

The provision of 30% affordable residential units within the application

site, 60% rental and 40% shared ownership;

 

A healthcare contribution of £808.20 per dwelling to be invested in

Bearsted Medical Practice which is located within one mile of the proposed

development;

 

A primary education contribution of £2,360.96 per applicable dwelling

towards the South Borough Primary School permanent expansion to 2FE;

 

A secondary education contribution of £2,359.80 per applicable dwelling

towards the second phase of expansion of Maplesden Noakes Secondary

School;

 

A contribution of £31.75 per dwelling for community learning to be used

to address the demand from the development for the provision of

new/expanded facilities and services both through dedicated adult

education centres and through outreach community learning facilities local

to the development; the identified project in this instance being the supply

of new IT equipment to St Faiths Adult Education Centre in Maidstone;

 

A contribution of £31.78 per dwelling to be used to address the demand

from the development for youth services locally; the identified project in

this instance being the provision of new furniture for InFoZoNe Youth

Centre;

 

A contribution of £127.09 per dwelling to be used to address the demand

from the development for additional book stock and services at local

libraries serving the development; the identified project in this instance

being the supply of additional book stock and moveable shelving to

Bearsted Library;

 

A contribution of £53.88 per dwelling to be used to address the demand

from the development for the provision of new/expanded facilities and

services both on site and local to the development including assistive

technology, and enhancement of local community facilities to ensure full

DDA access; the project in this instance being enhancements to the

Dorothy Goodman Centre (Age UK) at Madginford;

 

A contribution of up to £15,000 for improvements at Bearsted railway

station to promote sustainable access, the amount to be finalised by the

Head of Planning and Development acting under delegated powers;

A contribution towards the upgrading of PRoW KH127 to Church Lane, the

amount to be finalised by the Head of Planning and Development acting

under delegated powers following discussions with KCC PROW and the

applicant;

 

A contribution towards the extension of the Arriva bus service into the

development site, the amount to be finalised by the Head of Planning and

Development acting under delegated powers following discussions with

Arriva and the applicant; and

The inclusion of a LEMP together with the provision and on-going

management on land north of the application site within the ownership of

the applicant,

 

the Head of Planning and Development be given delegated powers to

grant outline permission subject to the conditions set out in the report, as

amended by the urgent update reports, and the additional conditions and

informatives set out in the urgent update reports with the amendment of

condition 7 as follows:

 

(a)          Prior to any dwelling hereby permitted being constructed to slab

level, a landscape scheme which provides 1.05 hectares of useable

open space within the site and designed in accordance with the

principles of the Council’s adopted landscape character guidance,

shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning

Authority.

 

(b)          The scheme shall show all new and existing trees, hedgerows and

landscaping and indicate (in respect of the existing) whether they are

to be retained or removed. It shall detail measures for protection of

species to be retained and include a planting specification, a

programme of implementation and maintenance and a 10 year

management plan. The landscape scheme shall provide landscape

buffer zones of no less area than shown in the illustrative site layout

on drawing no. 2527-21 and specifically address the need to provide:

 

· Reinforced and new tree belt along the southern boundary of

the site.

· New hedgerow and tree planting along the northern (M20

motorway) boundary.

· Tree and hedge planting throughout the site.

· Area of semi-natural open space along the southern boundary.

· Swales and balancing ponds.

· Reinforced tree and hedgerow planting along the eastern and

western boundaries.

· Naturalistic boundary along Water Lane.

· Area of useable open space within the site.

 

(c)     The approved scheme shall be fully implemented prior to

occupation of the 50th dwelling unless otherwise agreed in writing

with the Local Planning Authority.

 

Reason: No such details have been submitted and to ensure a

satisfactory appearance and landscape setting to the development and

satisfactory implementation, maintenance and management of the

landscaped areas.

 

Voting:        7 – For       5 – Against          0 - Abstentions

 

Councillor Thick left the meeting after consideration of this application.