Planning Committee - Wednesday, 19th May, 2021 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Ashford Borough Council. 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 308 KB

Summary of Public Participation for Planning Committee Meetings after 6 May 2021

In line with legal requirements, and subject to Coronavirus risk assessments and procedures:-

·         A small number of members of the Press and public can register to attend and observe the meeting in person;

·         In addition, seats in the meeting room are provided for those who register to speak on each item[1], by following the procedure below:-


1.    Written notice of a wish to speak at the meeting (by means of the procedure below) must be given, either to or on the Council’s website at, by 15:00 hours on the second working day before the meeting.

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

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

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

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


2.    Registering to speak at the meeting confersthe right to submit (and, if desired, make in person) 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 the Parish Council[2] or Community Forum affected by an item for decision.


3.    All those registered to speak must submit, by 10:00 hours on the day of the meeting, a copy of their speech in written, legible English.

Speeches must be no longer than 400 words, printed in 12-point non-italic sans-serif font (e.g. Arial); any text above 400 words will not be read out.   No speech should contain personal data about individuals, other than the speaker’s name and (if relevant) postal address.

Any registered speakers who do not submit their speeches as above are not permitted to speak at the meeting (even if present in person).


4.    At the meeting:-

(i)            Speakers who are present in person may read their previously-submitted speeches when called to do so, but may not read any other material;

(ii)          If speakers are not present in person, their previously-submitted speeches will be read to the meeting by a competent Officer for and on behalf of the speakers, at the normal times and in the normal order (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 meeting by an Officer, each speaker accepts by submitting the speech to be fully responsible for all consequences thereof and to indemnify the Officer and the Council  ...  view the full agenda text for item 3.


Officers' Deferral/Withdrawal of Reports



To approve the Minutes of the Meeting of this Committee held on 21st

April 2021:


Schedule of Applications


20/00667/AS - Land Adjoining the Paddocks and Orchard cottage, Church Road, Sevington, Kent pdf icon PDF 574 KB

Outline Application to consider access and layout for the erection of 3 buildings to provide B1 office space with associated parking