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Agenda and minutes

Development Control Board
Thursday 8 November 2018 7.00 pm

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

Contact: Email: memberservices@dartford.gov.uk 

Items
Note No. Item

55.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors Bardoe, Burrell, Hayes, Jones, Mote and LJ Reynolds and Mrs Storey.  Councillor Tom Maddison who had intended to appear as a substitute for Councillor Jones also tendered apologies as he was unwell.

 

The Board noted the appointment of Councillors Garden and DJ Reynolds as substitutes for Councillors Mote and LJ Reynolds respectively.

56.

Fire Evacuation Procedure and Arrangements and Constraints relating to Filming or recording the meeting.

Minutes:

The Clerk to the Board explained the fire evacuation procedure and the arrangements and constraints relating to the filming or recording of the Meeting.

57.

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of interest from Members including the terms(s) of the Grant of Dispensation (if any) by the Audit Board or Managing Director.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest received.

58.

Confirmation of the Minutes of the meeting held on 11 October 2018 pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Minutes:

                        RESOLVED:

 

That the Minutes of the Development Control Board held on 11 October 2018 be confirmed as a correct record of that meeting.

59.

References from other committees

Minutes:

The Chairman reported that there were no items referred for the Board to consider.

60.

Urgent Items

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

Minutes:

It was noted that there were no urgent items for the Board to consider.

61.

18/01044/REM St Mary's Church Hall, Church Hill, Stone, Kent. DA9 9BP pdf icon PDF 610 KB

Proposal  Submission of reserved matters relating to access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale pursuant to condition 1 of outline planning permission DA/14/01805/OUT for the demolition of the existing hall and the erection of four 3 bedroom and two 2 bedroom apartments with communal parking, storage and amenity spaces.

 

Recommendation  Approval

Minutes:

The Board received a report on the submission, for approval, of reserved matters relating to access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale pursuant to Condition 1 of outline planning permission DA/14/01805/OUT relating to the demolition of the existing hall and erection of four 3 bedroom and two 2 bedroom apartments with communal parking, storage and amenity spaces.

 

Members’ attention was drawn to the update circulated, and in particular a proposed additional Condition relating to accessibility of ground floor properties.

 

RESOLVED

 

That the Application be approved subject to:

 

         I.        the Conditions, Reasons and Informatives set out in the Report; and

 

       II.        the additional Condition and Reason set out in the update report.

62.

18/00941/FUL 1 Bankside Close, Bexley, Kent. DA5 2HE pdf icon PDF 764 KB

Proposal  The erection of a two storey side and single storey side extension, and the provision of roof lights in the front and rear elevations.

 

Recommendation  Approval

Minutes:

The Board considered a report on an application for the erection of two storey side and single storey side extensions, together with the provision of roof lights in the front and rear elevations of the property.

 

Concern was expressed that the use of obscured glass should be stipulated in the Conditions for the glazing to the north – west elevation of the extension should the application be approved.

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be approved subject to

 

     I.        the Conditions and Reasons set out in the report.

 

    II.        the following additional Condition

“05

Prior to occupation of the development hereby approved the windows in the north-west elevation of the single storey extension shall be fixed shut and obscure glazed with a minimum obscurity level of 3 as referred to in the Pilkington Texture Glass Range leaflet, or nearest equivalent as may be agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.  The windows shall remain fixed shut and the obscured glazing shall be maintained as such thereafter.

 

05

To safeguard the privacy of adjoining residents in accordance with Policies DP2 and DP5 of the adopted Dartford Local Plan;” and,

 

63.

18/00732/VCON 22 The Laurels, Longfield, Kent. pdf icon PDF 496 KB

Proposal  Application for the variation of condition 2 (approved drawings) of planning permission DA/16/01187/FUL in respect of alterations to an extension.

 

Recommendation  Approval

Minutes:

The Board received a report on an application for a variation of Condition 2 (approved drawings) of planning permission DA/16/01187/FUL in respect of alterations to an extension at this property.

 

It was noted that a report on this application had been deferred at the meeting of the Board held on 11 October 2018 to allow Officers and the applicant the opportunity to further discuss the application.

 

Members’ attention was also drawn to the update circulated.

 

The Chairman introduced Mrs Mulvihill who spoke against the application and Mr Dovey who supported it.

 

RESOLVED

 

     I.        That the details of the variation to Condition 2 of application DA/16/01187/ FUL, be approved; and,

 

    II.        A fresh planning consent be granted, 18/00732/VCON; subject to the Conditions and Reasons set out the report to the Board 

64.

Guidance Note for Developers: Charging Points for Electric Vehicles pdf icon PDF 78 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Board received a report which presented a proposed Management Advice Note relating to the installation of electric vehicle charging points when determining relevant planning applications in the future.

 

It was reported that Government Policy was moving toward reductions in numbers of conventional combustion engine vehicles and the cessation of the sale of Diesel engine cars and vans by 2040.  According it was logical to introduce planning policies to support this.

 

An Advice Note had therefore been produced to provide developers with further information regarding the provision of electric vehicle charging points within developments which clarified the relevant requirements within the adopted Parking Standards SPD.

 

Additionally it was explained that that the principles contained in the Note were to be included as material considerations when determining future relevant planning applications across the Borough.

 

It was also proposed that the Note should be passed to the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation with a request that it adopts the principles as being Material Considerations when dealing with any relevant planning applications within Dartford Borough.

 

The Board welcomed the proposals but asked if they could be extended so that the requirement for the provision of Electric Vehicle Charging Points be applied to include larger householder extensions.

 

RESOLVED

 

     I.        That the Development Management Advice Note on Electric Vehicle Charging Points, with the amendment to include larger household extensions, be noted in advance of referral to Cabinet to be endorsed by them to be treated as a material consideration for development management purposes when considering any relevant planning applications; and,

 

    II.        That the Cabinet be asked to pass the Note to the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation with a request that it be treated the as a material consideration for development management purposes when considering any relevant planning applications within Dartford Borough.

RD

65.

Decisions Taken Under Delegated Powers pdf icon PDF 112 KB

Minutes:

Members received, for information, a report on the decisions taken by Officers under delegated powers for the period 27 September to 24 October 2018.

 

                        RESOLVED:

 

That the report be noted.