Agenda and minutes

Development Control Board
Thursday 14 July 2011 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Home Gardens, Dartford DA1 1DR

Contact: Email: memberservices@dartford.gov.uk 

Items
Note No. Item

29.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors J Burrell (substituted by Councillor E J Lampkin), K M Kelly (substituted by Councillor J Ozog) and G T Prout.

 

An apology for lateness was submitted on behalf of Councillor E J Lampkin.

30.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest Members may wish to make including the term(s) of the Grant of Dispensation(s) by the Standards Committee.

Minutes:

Councillor Mrs J Rickwood declared a personal interest in agenda item 6 (11/00678/FUL) – Rolex Site, as some of the contributors to the application were known to her.

 

The Chairman, on behalf of all Members of the Board, declared a personal interest in agenda item 7 (11/00705/OUT) – St Mary’s Church Hall and agenda item 8 (11/00703/FUL) - St Mary’s Church, as Councillor Wightman was known to all Members of the Board.

 

Councillor S H Brown declared a personal prejudicial interest in agenda item 7 (11/00705/OUT) – St Mary’s Church Hall, as he owned a property close to the application site (Griffin Walk).

 

Councillor Mrs N C Wightman declared a personal prejudicial interest in agenda item 7 (11/00705/OUT) – St Mary’s Church Hall, as she was a member of the Church Council.

 

Councillors J P Adams, I D Armitt, P Kelly, D J Mote, J I Muckle and Mrs J Rickwood, declared a personal interest in agenda item 7 (11/00705/OUT) – St Mary’s Church Hall, as contributors to the application was known to them.

 

Councillor S H Brown declared a personal prejudicial interest in agenda item 8 (11/00703/FUL) - St Mary’s Church, as he owned a property close to the application site (Griffin Walk).

 

Councillor Mrs N C Wightman declared a personal prejudicial interest in agenda item 8 (11/00703/FUL) - St Mary’s Church, as she was a member of the Church Council.

 

Councillors J P Adams, I D Armitt, P Kelly, D J Mote, J I Muckle and Mrs J Rickwood, declared a personal interest in agenda item 8 (11/00703/FUL) - St Mary’s Church, as contributors to the application was known to them.

 

The Legal Services representative declared a personal interest in Parish/Town Council membership on behalf of all Parish/Town Councillors present at the meeting.

31.

Confirmation of the Minutes of the meeting held on 26 June 2011 pdf icon PDF 30 KB

Minutes:

                        RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the Development Control Board held on 26 June 2011, be confirmed.

32.

References from other committees

Minutes:

There were no references from other committees.

33.

Urgent Items

The Chairman will announce his decision as to whether there are any urgent items and their position on the agenda.

Minutes:

There were no urgent items.

RD

34.

11/00678/FUL
Rolex Site, Heath End Road, Bexley Kent DA5 2AA
Faithdean Plc pdf icon PDF 352 KB

Proposal:       Demolition of existing factory and office and redevelopment of site to provide 10 x 3 bed terrace houses and 5 x 2 and 3 x 1 bed flats with associated parking, open space and new access from Heath End Road

 

RECOMMENDATION: Approval, subject to the completion of a s106 agreement within six months of the date of this resolution

Minutes:

The Regeneration Director reported in connection with the above application for the demolition of existing factory and office and redevelopment of the site to provide 10 x 3 bed terrace houses and 5 x 2 and 3 x 1 bed flats with associated parking, open space and new access from Heath End Road.

 

Members' attention was drawn to the update circulated.

 

The Chairman introduced Mr J Wallis who spoke against the recommendation.

 

Concern was raised with the proposed layout of the rooms between the roof and first floor on the northern section of the flats.  The rooms in this area were not stacked by use and Members were concerned the impact this could have on residents from noise etc.

 

Officers advised that this could be overcome with a slightly different layout which could be discussed with the applicant.

 

No further concerns were raised by the Board, therefore upon being put to the vote, it was agreed by Members and agreed that the application should be approved subject to addressing the above concerns and a Section 106 being completed.

 

                        RESOLVED:

 

That the application be approved subject to:-

 

(i)         the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the report.

 

(ii)        the completion of a s106 agreement within six months of the date of this resolution.

 

(iii)       the submission of a revised layout plan for the flats addressing the issue raised by Members in respect of stacking of rooms by function.

35.

Change of agenda order

Minutes:

                        RESOLVED:

 

That agenda item 8, St Marys Church, be taken as the next item of business.

RD

36.

11/00703/FUL
St Marys Church, Church Road, Stone Kent DA9 9BP
The Parochial Church Council of St Mary The Virgin Stone pdf icon PDF 230 KB

Proposal:       Erection of a single storey building within churchyard to provide parish rooms

 

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

Minutes:

Having already declared a personal and prejudicial interest in this agenda item, Councillors S H Brown and Mrs N C Wightman left the Chamber and took no part in the debate or decision for this item.

 

The Regeneration Director reported in connection with the above application for the erection of a single storey building within the churchyard to provide parish rooms.

 

Members' attention was drawn to the update circulated.

 

The Chairman introduced Ms J Hodge who spoke against the recommendation.

 

The Chairman introduced Mr M Woodward who spoke in support of the recommendation.

 

The Board agreed that it was a difficult site and it was moved and duly seconded that a site meeting be held, which was agreed by the Board.

 

                        RESOLVED:

 

That the application be deferred for a site meeting.

RD

37.

11/00705/OUT
St Marys Church Hall, Church Hill, Stone Kent DA9 9BP
Parochial Church Council of St Mary The Virgin Stone pdf icon PDF 287 KB

Proposal: Outline application for demolition of existing hall and erection of 4 No. 3 bedroom and 2 No. 2 bedroom flats with associated parking

 

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

Minutes:

Having already declared a personal and prejudicial interest in this agenda item, Councillors S H Brown and Mrs N C Wightman left the Chamber and took no part in the debate or decision for this item.

 

The Regeneration Director reported in connection with the above outline application for demolition of the existing hall and for the erection of four No. 3 bedroom and two No. 2 bedroom flats with associated parking.

 

Members' attention was drawn to the update circulated.

 

The Chairman introduced Mr S Skopila who spoke against the recommendation.

 

The Chairman introduced Mr M Woodward who spoke in support of the recommendation.

 

The Board agreed due to the relationship between this application the last application (St Marys Church), this item should also be deferred for a site meeting.

 

                        RESOLVED:

 

That the application be deferred for a site meeting.

RD

38.

11/00505/FUL
Hayden Youth Association, Leyton Cross Road, Wilmington Kent
Hayden Youth Association pdf icon PDF 303 KB

Proposal:       Construction of a new third generation (3G) all weather football pitch on existing disused tennis courts together with associated flood lighting and 3m high replacement fence and provision of a steel storage container

 

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

Minutes:

The Regeneration Director reported in connection with the above application for the construction of a new third generation (3G) all weather football pitch on an existing disused tennis courts together with associated flood lighting and 3m high replacement fence and provision of a steel storage container.

 

Members' attention was drawn to the update circulated.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the application be approved subject to: -

 

(i)         the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the report.

 

(ii)        condition 05 being amended to read as follows:

 

05        The use shall not be carried on outside the hours of 10.00 to 22.00 Mondays to Fridays and 10.00 to 18.00 Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays unless otherwise agreed in writing by or on behalf of the Local Planning Authority.

 

 

 

                                             

RD

39.

11/00128/FUL
64 Norman Road, Dartford Kent DA1 1LF
Mr R Hearn pdf icon PDF 277 KB

Proposal: Demolition of existing garage and erection of an end of terrace 3 bedroom house incorporating dormer windows in front and rear elevations together with associated parking and revised parking arrangements for existing house

 

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

Minutes:

The Regeneration Director reported in connection with the above application for the demolition of the existing garage and for the erection of an end of terrace three-bedroom house, incorporating dormer windows in front and rear elevations, together with associated parking and revised parking arrangements for the existing house.

 

Members' attention was drawn to the update circulated.

 

                        RESOLVED:

 

That the application be approved subject to: -

 

(i)         the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the report.

 

(ii)        Condition and reason 03 being amended to read as follows:

 

03        If during development, contamination not previously identified is found to be present at the site, then no further development (unless otherwise agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority) shall be carried out until the developer has submitted, and obtained written approval from the Local Planning Authority, an assessment of this unsuspected contamination together with an appropriate remediation scheme.

 

03        In the interests of safety and amenity in accordance with policies DL1 and DL4 of the adopted Dartford Local Plan and in the interests of protection of Controlled Waters.

 

(iii)       condition and reason 05 being amended to read as follows:

 

05        Before commencement of any building operations on site (including demolition and delivery of associated machinery or materials) tree protection measures shall be erected around all retained trees in accordance with details to be submitted and approved by the Local Planning Authority. No trees on site shall be felled, lopped, topped or pruned before or during building operations except with the prior agreement in writing of the Local Planning Authority. any trees removed or which die through lopping, topping or pruning shall be replaced in the next planting season with trees of such size and species as may be agreed by the Local Planning Authority.

 

05        To prevent damage to the trees in the interest of the visual amenities of the area and in order to ensure that as many trees as possible are retained and preserved in accordance with policy B3 of the adopted Dartford Local Plan.

RD

40.

11/00451/FUL
69 Lunedale Road, Dartford, Kent DA2 6LW
Mr K Kaizer pdf icon PDF 374 KB

Proposal:  Erection of a first floor rear extension, alterations to roof and conversion of existing garage into habitable room in connection with converting single dwelling into 2 x 2 bed flats

 

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

Minutes:

The Regeneration Director reported in connection with the above application for the erection of a first floor rear extension, alterations to the roof and conversion of an existing garage into habitable room in connection with converting single dwelling into 2 x 2 bed flats.

 

The Chairman introduced Mr J E Abrahams who spoke against the recommendation.

 

The Chairman introduced Mr K Kaizer who spoke in support of the recommendation.

 

The Board discussed the area and acknowledged that no other houses in the area had been converted to flats.  This application was felt to be out of character with the area and that it would have an impact on visual amenity, especially with the complete loss of the front garden and external staircase.

 

It was moved and duly seconded that the application be refused on these grounds.  Upon being put to the vote it was carried.

 

                        RESOLVED:

 

That the application be refused for the following reasons:

 

01) The proposed development by virtue of its overall bulk and massing including the rear staircase enclosure would have an overbearing visual impact upon the occupiers of the neighbouring property to an unacceptable degree contrary to Policy H14 of the adopted Dartford Local Plan.

 

02) The proposed conversion of this family dwelling to flats and the introduction of car parking to the front garden area would result in an undesirable intensification of use, out of character with the area and detrimental to the visual amenities of the area and the residential amenities of the occupiers of the neighbouring properties through noise and disturbance contrary to Policies H13 and B1 of the adopted Dartford Local Plan.

RD

41.

11/00660/FUL
94 Birchwood Road, Wilmington, Kent DA2 7HG
Mr K Tumber pdf icon PDF 243 KB

Proposal:       Erection of a single storey rear extension

 

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

Minutes:

The Regeneration Director reported in connection with the above application for the erection of a single-storey rear extension.

 

The Chairman advised of the site meeting that had been held for this application.

 

The Chairman introduced Mr A Whiting who spoke against the recommendation.

 

                        RESOLVED:

 

That the application be approved subject to the condition and reason set out in the report.

RD

42.

Decisions Taken Under Delegated Powers pdf icon PDF 35 KB

Minutes:

Members received, for information, a report on the decisions taken under delegated powers for the period 11/06/11 to 30/06/11.

 

                        RESOLVED:

 

That the report be noted.