DEVELOPMENT CONTROL AGENDA – Wednesday 5th January 2022 from 7:30pm

Dear Member

A meeting of the above committee will be held at the Council Chamber, Civic Centre on Wednesday 5th January 2022 from 7:30pm or at the conclusion of the public participation session.

https://www.swanleytowncouncil.gov.uk/?p=7165(opens in a new tab)

Mr R Hayman
Chief Executive & Town Clerk

Committee Members:
(Chair) Cllr G Darrington,
(Deputy Chair) Cllr L Ball,
Cllr J Domigan,
Cllr S Andrews,
Cllr C Barnes,
Cllr J Barnes,
Cllr J Griffiths,
Cllr M Horwood.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
If required, the meeting will be preceded by a public participation period of up to 15 minutes in total at 7:30pm. Members of the public are also entitled to speak, during the meeting, on agenda items only and with express permission from the Chairman / Mayor. Those wishing to speak on an Agenda item must indicate this during Public Participation.

RECORDING (AUDIO AND / OR VIDEO OF COUNCIL MEETINGS AND USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA)
During this meeting the public are allowed to record the Committee and Officers from the front of the public seating area only, providing it does not disrupt the meeting. Any items in the exempt Part of an agenda cannot be recorded and no recording device is to be left behind. If another member of the public objects to being recorded, the person(s) recording must stop doing so until that member of the public has finished speaking. The use of social media is permitted, but all members of the public are requested to switch their mobile phone devices to silent for the duration of the meeting.

MOBILE PHONES
Member of the public are reminded that the use of mobile phones (other than on silent) is prohibited at Town Council and Committee meetings.

AGENDA

1 – APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2 – DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

3 – MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING
To approve as correct the Minutes of the Meeting held on Wednesday 1st December 2021.

4 – DECISIONS TO BE CONSIDERED BY SWANLEY TOWN COUNCIL

21/03604/FUL 52 Ladds Way Swanley KENT BR8 8HW
Conversion of garage into a habitable room and creating a self-contained flat on the ground floor of the house.

21/04093/CONVAR 12 Cranleigh Drive Swanley Kent BR8 8NX
Removal of condition 2 (garage(s) shown on the plan shall be kept available for such use at all times and no permanent development shall be carried out ) of application 96/00942 for Single storey extension to the side and rear to replace the existing garage/utility/conservatory.

21/04106/HOUSE 1 Sermon Drive Swanley Kent BR8 7HS
Part double storey side infill and part single storey rear extension including internal modifications. Alterations to fenestration. Alterations to roof.

5 – DECISIONS MADE BY PLANNING AUTHORITY

21/03552/HOUSE 23 Pinks Hill Swanley KENT
Garage conversion forming bedroom and ensuite.
GRANTED – STC COMMENT – NO OBJECTION – 19/11/2021

21/03135/HOUSE 47 Dahlia Drive Swanley KENT
Demolition of the existing garage. Single storey rear and side extension.
GRANTED – STC COMMENT – NO OBJECTION – 3/12/2021

21/03024/REM 1 St Marys Road Swanley KENT
Reserved matters approval of two 2-bedroom semi-detached houses (Access, Appearance, Landscaping, Layout and Scale).
REFUSED – STC COMMENT – OBJECTION – 25/10/2021

21/03569/HOUSE 18 Downsview Close Swanley KENT
Demolition of existing conservatory. Erection of a single storey rear extension with roof lantern.
GRANTED – STC COMMENT – NO OBJECTION – 19/11/2021

6 – APPEAL DECISION

Appeal Ref: APP/G2245/W/21/3275862
36 Crescent Gardens, Swanley BR8 7HF
The appeal is allowed and planning permission is granted for a first floor extension and rebuild of garage at 36 Crescent Gardens, Swanley BR8 7HF in accordance with the terms of the application, Ref 21/00312/FUL.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING – 19th January 2022

If you would like further information on any of the agenda items, please contact Ryan Hayman, on 01322 665855 or rhayman@swanleytowncouncil.gov.uk

PLANNING CONSULTATION – GUIDANCE NOTES
Important Notes
Further general information about planning procedures and policies in order to help you respond to an application notification is available on Sevenoaks District Council website www.sevenoaks.gov.uk

In addition more detailed information about individual applications and their progress to a decision is available from the public access section of the website.

Planning applications – having your say

Each application Sevenoaks District Council receive is important to the people who make it and also those it may affect. We want you to be involved in the planning process. We promise to consider all comments carefully before making a decision. If an application is referred to the Committee for a decision it may be necessary to summarise your comments.

Please remember that any comments made are treated as a public document and can be made generally available.

Material planning considerations

In considering an application we have a statutory duty to have regard to the planning policies it has adopted, set out in our Local Plan(s) and any material considerations.

The most common material considerations include the following, although the list is not exhaustive.

• Loss of light
• Noise, smells and disturbance resulting from use
• Overshadowing
• Loss of trees
• Overlooking/loss of privacy
• Design, appearance and materials
• Visual amenity (but loss of private view is not material)
• Effect on listed building and conservation area
• Adequacy of parking
• Layout and density of buildings
• Traffic generation/highway safety

Matters which we cannot normally take into consideration

These include:
• Matters controlled under building regulations or other non-planning laws e.g. structural stability, etc.
• Private issues between neighbours e.g. land/boundary disputes, damage to property, private rights of way, covenants etc.
• Loss of value of property
• Problems associated with the construction period of any works e.g. hours of work, noise, dust, construction vehicles etc.

Hope this guide will help you give your views in an effective way.