Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Wednesday, 20th May, 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

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




Schedule of Applications


19/00025/AS - Land between railway line and Willesborough Road, Kennington, Kent pdf icon PDF 226 KB

Hybrid planning application seeking:


(i)            Outline planning permission (all matters reserved except for points of access) for up to 437 dwellings; formal and informal open space incorporating SuDS; and associated services, infrastructure and groundworks; and


(ii)          Full planning permission for the erection of 288 dwellings; the creation of serviced plot of land to facilitate the delivery by Kent County Council of a two-form entry primary school with associated outdoor space and vehicle parking; a new Bowls Centre including a clubhouse of 292 sq.m, ancillary building and a bowling green; a local centre to provide 280 sq.m of A1 (retail), 180 sq.m of A1 (retail food store), 100 sq.m A3 (café), 75 sq.m A5 (takeaway), 190 sq.m D2 (gym/fitness studio space) open space incorporating SuDS; vehicle parking; and associated services, structural landscaping, infrastructure and groundworks.



Subject to Environmental Impact Assessment

Additional documents:


Update Report pdf icon PDF 220 KB


Speakers List pdf icon PDF 97 KB


Minutes of this Meeting pdf icon PDF 467 KB