DEVELOPMENT CONTROL – Wednesday 3rd November 2021 from 7:30pm

Dear Member

A meeting of the above committee will be held at the Council Chamber, Civic Centre on Wednesday 3rd November 2021 from 7:30pm or at the conclusion of the public participation session.

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 20th October 2021.
  4. DECISIONS TO BE CONSIDERED BY SWANLEY TOWN COUNCIL

21/01947/FUL 35 Azalea Drive Swanley KENT BR8 8HS
Change of use from user class E to restaurant and take away, and installation of extractor flue pipe and shop front.
This application has now been amended, and a summary of the main changes are set out below additional comments welcome;
An odour control assessment has been submitted.

21/03472/HOUSE 39 Dahlia Drive Swanley KENT BR8 7XS
Proposed second storey rear extension and loft conversion with dormer and rooflights and raising of existing roof.

  1. DECISIONS MADE BY PLANNING AUTHORITY

21/02795/HOUSE 14 Philip Avenue Swanley KENT
Part conversion of existing domestic garage to habitable room with new flat/part pitched roof incorporating roof light.
GRANTED – STC COMMENT – NO OBJECTION – 27/09/2021

21/01374/MMA 4 Ruxton Close Swanley KENT
Minor material amendment to 19/01627/FUL.
GRANTED – STC COMMENT – OBJECTION – 13/07/2021

21/02557/FUL Land East Of Pinewood London Road Swanley
Erection of a new dwelling with a parking space provided adjacent to Pinewood.
WITHDRAWN – STC COMMENT – STRONG OBJECTION – 13/09/2021

  1. UPDATE ALDI STORE SWANLEY
    To receive a briefing from Aldi’s Stores regarding proposals for the Aldi Store in Swanley.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC
It is recommended that under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12(A) of the Act, and the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

  1. ENFORCEMENT UPDATE
    Chairman to give verbal update.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING – 17th November 2021

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