Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Wednesday, 19th August, 2020 5.00 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting - Teams Meeting. View directions

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No. Item



To receive Notification of Substitutes in accordance with Procedure

Rule 1.2(c) and Appendix 4


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


Public Participation pdf icon PDF 285 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 or on the Council’s website at, 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, by 10:00 hours on the day of the VM, a copy of their speech in written, legible English.   It should be no longer than 400 words, on a single side of A4 paper, printed in 12-point non-italic sans-serif font (e.g. Arial).   Any text above 400 words will not be read out.



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).





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


Requests for Deferral/Withdrawal



To approve the Minutes of the Meeting of this Committee held on 15th July 2020


Schedule of Applications


19/01540/AS - Land rear of Minnis Moor Stables, Scots Lane, Brabourne, Kent pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Demolition of existing agricultural barn and erection of a detached dwelling for agricultural worker with associated parking



19/0997/AS - Land between Doctors Surgery and 80, The Street, Appledore, Kent pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Proposed development of 12 new two storey dwellings consisting of 8 x 3 bed properties and 4 x 4 bed properties with associated parking, gardens and landscaping works including a proposed village planted linear park and pedestrian crossing.



18/01550/AS - The Gables, Mock Lane, Great Chart, Ashford, Kent, TN23 3DS pdf icon PDF 941 KB

Construction of 39 apartments, comprising of 21 one-bedroom, and 18 two-bedroom units, with associated provision of new roads, footpaths, car parking spaces, landscaping and private amenity space (amended application to include access from Mock Lane and associated highway improvements).



19/00505/AS - Greenacres Farm Fishery, Sissinghurst Road, Biddenden, Ashford, Kent, TN27 8EH pdf icon PDF 617 KB

Erection of temporary bailiffs cabin and siting of 4 holiday lets



19/01477/AS - Little Greenacres Meadow, Sissinghurst Road, Biddenden, Ashford, Kent, TN27 8EH pdf icon PDF 513 KB

Change of use of stables for ancillary accommodation and for storage in connection with applicant’s business.  Stationing of log cabin mobile home for gypsy family (part retrospective). 



20/00277/AS - 23 Bridleway Lane, Kingsnorth, Ashford, Kent, TN23 3LN pdf icon PDF 294 KB

Change of Use of Land to residential garden space and erection of fence on boundary



Update Report pdf icon PDF 197 KB


Speakers list pdf icon PDF 193 KB


Minutes of this Meeting pdf icon PDF 594 KB