Your Councillors

Item 17, Pages 59-71                                                       Oakhurst, Stilebridge Lane, Marden, TN12 9BA

 

Reference number: 19/500271/FULL

 

●          Amend condition 4 to read:

 

All caravans permitted at the site shall be occupied for holiday purposes only. No such accommodation shall be occupied as a person's sole or main place of residence. The operators of the caravan park shall maintain an up-to-date register of the names of all owners/occupiers of individual accommodation units on the site, and of their main home addresses, and shall make this information available at all reasonable times to the local planning authority with details of the relevant contact at the  operators of the caravan park (name, position, telephone number, email address and postal address) who will keep the register and make it available for inspection submitted to the local planning authority (planningenforcement@maidstone.gov.uk) prior to first occupation of any of the approved caravans with the relevant contact subsequently kept up to date at all times;

 

Reason: In order to ensure proper control of the use of the holiday units and to prevent the establishment of permanent residency.

 

●          Amend condition 8 to read:

 

Prior to the first occupation of any caravan on the site, details of a scheme of hard and soft landscaping, using indigenous species which shall include indications of all existing trees and hedgerows on the land, and details of any to be retained, together with a programme for the approved scheme's implementation and long-term management, have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The landscape scheme shall be designed using the principle's established in the Council's adopted Landscape Character Assessment (2012) and shall include:

 

a)   Location, species (to include Oak) and size of all new trees and shrubs to be planted;

b)  Native planting within the 15m buffer zone to the ancient woodland (as shown on drawing ref: 05 Rev A);

c)   Details of how the buffer zone will be delineated to prevent public access;

d)  The retention of the existing hedgerows along the western and southern boundaries of the site;

e)   The retention of the existing trees within the site (as shown on drawing ref: 05 Rev A);

f)    Details of a mixed native hedgerow along the northern boundary of the site;

g)  Scaled plan showing the extent and type of hardsurfacing within the site.

 

The landscaping of the site and its management thereafter shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details;

 

Reason: To safeguard the character and appearance of the countryside and to safeguard the protection of existing trees and ancient woodland.

 

●          Amend condition 13 to read:

 

Prior to the first occupation of any caravan on the site, details of the proposed method of foul sewage treatment, along with details regarding the provision of potable water and waste disposal, shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority.  These details shall include the size of individual cess pits and/or septic tanks and/or other treatment systems, and shall also specify exact locations on site plus any pertinent information as to where each system will discharge to;

 

Reason: To safeguard against ground/water course pollution, and to protect the interest features of the River Beult Site of Special Scientific Interest and the adjacent Ancient Woodland

 

 

Recommendation remains unchanged.