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Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Centre, Folkestone

Contact: Sue Lewis 

Items
No. Item

1.

Declarations of Interest

Members of the committee should declare any interests which fall under the following categories*:

 

a)    disclosable pecuniary interests (DPI);

b)    other significant interests (OSI);

c)     voluntary announcements of other interests.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

2.

Minutes

To consider and approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 30 April 2019.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 30 April 2019 were submitted, approved and signed by the Chairman.

3.

Minutes of the Licensing Sub-Committee

To approve the minutes of the Licensing Sub-Committee meeting held on 24 April 2019.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the Licensing Sub-Committee held on 24 April 2019 were submitted, approved and signed by the Chairman.

4.

Y18.1193.FH The Barnfield, Brabourne Lane, Stowting Common, Ashford, Kent, TN25 6BQ

Report DCL/19/03 – Change of use and conversion of barn to holiday let

accommodation. 

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Report DCL/19/03 Change of use and conversion of barn to holiday let

Accommodation.

 

Elizabeth Oakes, local resident, spoke against the application.

William Harbottle spoke on the application on behalf of Stowting Parish Council.

Claire Short, applicant, spoke on the application.

 

Proposed by Councillor John Collier

Seconded by Councillor Jim Martin and

 

Resolved:

That planning permission be refused for the reason set out at the end of the report.

 

(Voting: For 7; Against  0; Abstentions 2)

5.

Y19.0377.FH 1 Varne Road, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 6BE

Report DCL/19/04 - Erection of a two storey side extension along with retrospective consent for the erection of a single storey rear extension and raised terrace area.  (A map will be included in the forthcoming supplementary items).

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Report DCL/19/04 - Erection of a two storey side extension along with

retrospective consent for the erection of a single storey rear extension and raised

terrace area.

 

Proposed by Councillor Mrs Jenny Hollingsbee

Seconded by Councillor Philip Martin and

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted subject to the conditions set out at the end of the report and that delegated authority be given to the Chief Planning officer to agree and finalise the wording of the conditions and add any other conditions that he considers necessary.

 

(Voting: For 9; Against 0; Abstentions 0)

6.

The Folkestone & Hythe (Land at Shelleys Mews, Ingles Road, Folkestone) Tree Preservation Order No 6 of 2019

Report DCL/19/01 considers the confirmation of the Tree Preservation Order served in respect of two Sycamore trees and the objections relating to it. The objections mainly relate to tree nuisances and tree risk.

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Report DCL/19/01 considered the confirmation of the Tree Preservation

Order served in respect of two Sycamore trees and the objections relating

to it. The objections mainly relate to tree nuisances and tree risk.

 

It was reported to members that two further representations had been received by email since the report and supplementary information had been published. These related to layout of surrounding buildings and light issues and damage being caused by roots to surrounding brick wall.  

 

Proposed by Councillor Mrs Jenny Hollingsbee

Seconded by Councillor Ian Meyers and

 

Resolved:

1.         To receive and note report DCL/19/01.

2.         To confirm The Folkestone & Hythe (Land at Shelleys Mews, Ingles Road, Folkestone) Tree Preservation Order No 6 of 2019.

 

(Voting: For 9; Against 0; Abstentions 0)

7.

Exclusion of the Public

To exclude the public for the following item of business on the grounds that it is likely to disclose exempt information, as defined in paragraph 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 –

 

‘Information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual.’

 

 

Part 2 – Exempt Information Item

Minutes:

Proposed by Councillor Ian Meyers

Seconded by Councillor Philip Martin and

 

Resolved:

To exclude the public for the following item of business on the

grounds that it is likely to disclose exempt information, as defined in

paragraph 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act

1972

 

‘Information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual.’

 

(Voting: For 8; Against 0; Abstentions 1)

8.

Unauthorised erection of dwelling

Report DCL/19/02 considers the appropriate action to be taken regarding the unauthorised erection of a dwelling house and change of use of land.

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The report considered the appropriate action to be taken regarding enforcement.

 

Proposed by Councillor Ian Meyers

Seconded by Councillor Jim Martin and

 

Resolved:

1.         To receive and note the report DCL/19/02.

2.         That an Enforcement Notice be served requiring the demolition of the residential dwelling on the land and the cessation of the use of the land for residential use.

3.         That the Chief Planning Officer be given delegated authority to

determine the exact wording of the Notice(s).

4.         That the period of compliance with the Notices be (twelve) 12 months.

5.         That the Assistant Director - Governance, Law & Regulatory Services be authorised to take such steps as are necessary including legal proceedings to secure compliance with the Notice.

 

(Voting: For 8; Against 1; Abstentions 0)