Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Wednesday, 22nd April, 2020 7.00 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting - Teams Meeting. View directions

Contact: Rosie Reid Telephone: 01233 330565  Email:  rosie.reid@ashford.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies/Substitutes

To receive Notification of Substitutes in accordance with Procedure

Rule 1.2(c) and Appendix 4

2.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 205 KB

To declare any interests which fall under the following categories, as explained on the attached document:

 

a) Disclosable Pecuniary Interests (DPI)

b) Other Significant Interests (OSI)

c) Voluntary Announcements of Other interests

 

See Agenda Item 2 for further details

3.

Minutes

4.

Requests for Deferral/Withdrawal

5.

Schedule of Applications

6.

19/01476/AS - Newtown Railway Works, Newtown Road, Ashford, Kent, TN24 0PN pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Detailed application for a mixed-use development comprising;-

 

·         film/TV Studios with associated post-production offices and workshop and media village (18,845 sqm) (Use Class B1);

·         a hotel (Use Class C1) including ancillary space and circa 62 serviced apartments (Use Class C3) (max. 112m AOD);

·         a multi-storey carpark (max. 62m AOD);

·         change of use, internal and external alterations to the listed Locomotive Shed buildings, including increasing the height by an additional two-storeys (max. 62m AOD), to provide flexible commercial floorspace (7,185 sqm) for use in connection with the film/TV studios (Use Class B1/ D1) including 265 sqm café (Use Class A3) and circa 302 residential units (Use Class C3) and internal parking spaces;

·         change of use, internal and external alterations to listed Engine Shed building, including increasing the height by an additional two storeys (max.53m AOD) , to provide (2,605 sqm) flexible commercial space (Use Class B1/ D2/A3) and;

·         change of use, internal and external alterations of the Paint Shop building, Acetylene Store and Clock Tower listed buildings to provide ancillary uses to the film/TV studios (Use Class B1);

plus associated infrastructure including open space, landscape and public realm provision, external parking, servicing, pedestrian and vehicular access and associated engineering, utilities and infrastructure works.

           

Additional documents:

7.

19/01694/AS - Newtown Railway Works, Newtown Road, Ashford, Kent, TN24 0PN pdf icon PDF 41 KB

Internal and external alterations to include repair, partial demolition and alteration. Removal of non-original roof to locomotive shed and replacement with two storey extension at roof level and extensions and internal divisions to convert the building to a mix of Use Class B1/D1, residential units and internal car park. Removal of non-original roof to Engine Shed and replacement with two storey extension at roof level and alterations to convert the building to gym/restaurant and Use Class B1 floorspace. Conversion of Paint Shop building, Acetylene Store and Clock Tower to provide commercial uses.

 

8.

Summary of the Scheme of Public Participation for Virtual Meetings (referred to as "VMs") pdf icon PDF 287 KB

Summary of the Scheme of Public Participation for Virtual Meetings (referred to as “VMs”)

 

The public cannot physically “attend” a VM.

 

H.M. Government has recently changed the public’s legal right to attend meetings into a right to hear, by means of technology, the Councillors attending the VM remotely.

 

Written notice of a wish to speak (by means of the procedure below) at a VM must be given, either to membersservices@ashford.gov.uk or on the Council’s website at https://secure.ashford.gov.uk/committeesystem/haveyoursay.aspx, by 15:00 hours on the second working day before the VM.

 

Hence, for example, for VMs of the Planning Committee on Wednesdays:-

(i)     If there is no Bank Holiday on the Monday preceding the VM, written notice must be given by 15:00 hours on the Monday.

(ii)    If there is a Bank Holiday on the Monday preceding the VM, written notice must be given by 15:00 hours on the Friday preceding the VM.

(iii)   If the VM immediately follows the Easter Weekend, written notice must be given by 15:00 hours on Maundy Thursday.

 

 

Registering to speak at a VM confers the right to submit a speech as follows:-

(i)     on a first-come, first-served basis, one speech in support of, and one speech against, an item for decision, or

(ii)    as a duly-authorised representative of a Parish Council[1] or Community Forum affected by an item for decision.

 

 

Those registered to speak must submit tomembersservices@ashford.gov.uk, by 10:00 hours on the day of the VM, a copy of their speech in written, legible English, able to be read within the maximum period of 3 minutes.   This means it should be no longer than 400 words, or a single side of A4 paper, printed in 12-point non-italic sans-serif font.

 

 

Speeches received as above will be read to the VM by a competent Officer for and on behalf of the speakers, at the normal times and in the normal order during the VM (subject to the Chairman’s normal discretion).

 

 

IMPORTANT:

 

An Officer reading any speech on behalf of any speaker shall have discretion to omit/edit out any inappropriate language, information or statements.

 

If any defamation, insult, personal or confidential information, etc. is contained in any speech received from any speaker, and/or is read to the VM by an Officer, each speaker accepts by submitting their speech to be fully responsible for all consequences thereof and to indemnify the Officer and the Council accordingly.



[1] The term “Parish Council” includes Town Councils and Community Councils

9.

Update Report pdf icon PDF 372 KB

10.

List of Speakers pdf icon PDF 216 KB

11.

Minutes of this Meeting pdf icon PDF 353 KB