Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Wednesday, 17th March, 2021 7.00 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting - Teams Meeting. View directions

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Link: view/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 20th

January 2021:


Information/Monitoring Items pdf icon PDF 155 KB

Appeal Decisions Received between 01/10/2020 and 31/12/2020


Schedule of Applications


19/001597/AS - Home Plus, Beaver Road, Ashford, Kent, TN23 7RR pdf icon PDF 9 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


19/00921/AS- Lakeside Nursing Home, Chapel Road, Hothfield, Ashford, TN25 4LN pdf icon PDF 593 KB

Outline planning permission considering access, layout and scale for the demolition of two out of use wings and erection of two new wings on the same site to create 40 self-contained extra-care units with associated communal support facilities and infrastructure



20/00194/AS - Copperfield, Kingsford Street, Mersham, Ashford, Kent, TN25 6PF pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Proposed new 4 bedroom detached dwelling house within the site of Copperfield with new vehicle access driveway and drainage.  New double garage for Copperfield.



20/01730/AS - 105 Bybrook Road, Kennington, Ashford, Kent, TN24 9JD pdf icon PDF 294 KB

Two storey side extension and change of use of land to residential curtilage.



TPO/20/00010 - 30 The Moat, Charing pdf icon PDF 1 MB

The Strategic Development and Delivery Manager and the Development Management Manager have delegated authority to deal with all matters relating to Tree Preservation Orders. However, in order to comply with Human Rights Legislation, it is considered inappropriate for the same officer to make and then confirm Orders under delegated powers where an objection has been received. For this reason the following Tree Preservation Order, which is subject to three objections, is being reported to the Planning Committee having been referred by the ward member with a view to seeking authority for confirmation.



Update Report pdf icon PDF 336 KB


List of speakers pdf icon PDF 192 KB


Minutes of this Meeting pdf icon PDF 329 KB