Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Wednesday, 9th December, 2020 6.00 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting - Teams Meeting. View directions

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Link: watch/listen to meeting here

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

To be informed of any arrangements made for public participation in

the meeting, other than those set out in the Scheme of Public

Participation for Virtual Meetings, as summarised below:


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


Officers' Deferral/Withdrawal of Reports



To approve the Minutes of the Meeting of this Committee held on 11th

November 2020


Schedule of Applications


19/01597/AS - Home Plus, Beaver Road, Ashford, Kent, TN23 7RR pdf icon PDF 5 MB

The erection of 216 residential units comprising 207 apartments and 9 townhouses (C3) and commercial floorspace comprising 3 commercial units (Units A, B and C) for a flexible range of uses (A1, A3, A4, A5, B1, D1 and D2) and roof top restaurant, with associated access and landscaping.


20/00039/AS - Land opposite Highdown west of, Mulberry Hill, Chilham pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Erection of 2 dwellings



20/01259/AS - 94 Canterbury Road, Willesborough, Ashford, TN24 0BN pdf icon PDF 702 KB

Erection of residential annexe



20/00610/AS - Withy Farm, Goldups Lane, Chilham CT4 8JG pdf icon PDF 976 KB

Part change of use of land from agricultural to residential and erection of detached car barn with ancillary annexe accommodation above.


20/01404/AS - The Stour Centre, Tannery Lane, Ashford, TN23 1PL pdf icon PDF 918 KB

Replacement of existing curtain walling and windows to West elevation



Update Report pdf icon PDF 208 KB


Speakers List pdf icon PDF 193 KB


Minutes of this Meeting pdf icon PDF 519 KB