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Agenda and draft minutes

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

Contact: Email: memberservices@dartford.gov.uk 

Items
Note No. Item

49.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors Brown, Burrell, Mrs Butterfill, Jones, Mote, Ms Palmer and Mrs Peters.

 

The Board noted the appointment of Councillor Mrs Currans as a substitute for Councillor Ms Palmer.

50.

Fire Evacuation Procedure and Arrangements and Constraints relating to the filming or Recording of the Meeting together with Social Distancing Guidelines

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.

 

Additionally the Clerk reminded those present of the provisions relating to social distancing during the current pandemic.

51.

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:

Councillor Mrs Currans declared a prejudicial interest in item 6 on the Agenda Application 18/01640/OUT, relating to Blackshole Farm, Watling Street, Dartford Kent, DA2 8DE, as she had actively objected to the Application.

52.

Confirmation of the Minutes of the meeting held on 11 November 2021 pdf icon PDF 199 KB

Minutes:

                        RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the Development Control Board held on 11 November 2021 be confirmed as a correct record of the Meeting.

53.

References from other committees

Minutes:

It was confirmed that there were no matters referred to the Board for consideration.

54.

Urgent Items

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

Minutes:

The Chairman reported that there were no urgent issues for the Board to consider.

55.

18/01640/OUT
Blackshole Farm, Watling Street, Dartford, Kent. DA2 8DE pdf icon PDF 385 KB

Proposal

An outline application for the demolition of existing buildings and hard standing and the redevelopment of the site to provide a building comprising a care home (Use Class C2) with up to 5,469sqm of ground to second floor space and a 20 bed hospital ward (Use Class C2) together with associated parking, a multi-storey car park comprising up to 12,181sqm of floor space; and associated works, with all matters except for access reserved for later determination.

 

Recommendation

Approval

 

 

 

Minutes:

Councillor Mrs Currans, having declared an interest in this Application, withdrew from the meeting and took no part in the discussion of this matter.

 

The Board received a report on an outline application for the demolition of existing buildings and hard standing and redevelopment of the site to provide: a building comprising a care home (Use Class C2) comprising up to 5,469sqm of ground to second floor space and a 20 bed hospital ward (Use Class C2) with associated parking; a multi-storey car park comprising up to 12,181sqm of floor space; and associated works, with all matters except for access reserved for later determination.

 

The Chairman introduced Mr Dhooper who spoke supporting the Application.

 

Members’ attention was drawn to the update circulated and further information received after the update was published.

 

Members were concerned at the NHS commitment to this development and noted that the Application was subject to the completion of a legal agreement relating to that.

 

Additionally the Board was informed that the Application was subject to approval by the Secretary of State for the Environment before a formal approval was issued.

 

RESOLVED

 

That the Outline Application be approved subject to:

 

1.    the completion of a satisfactory Section 106 Agreement between the Darent Valley Hospital Trust and the Developer;

 

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

 

3.    the amended conditions set out in the Update document circulated to Members.   

 

 

 

 

 

56.

21/00180/COU
Kimberly Care Home, 40 Miskin Road, Dartford, Kent. DA1 2LS. pdf icon PDF 279 KB

Proposal

The change of use of the building from a care home to six 1 bedroom and two 2 bedroom flats (Use class C3) including provision of three front roof lights, with parking spaces to the rear and front of the site, the demolition of rear conservatories and two replacement single storey rear extensions.

 

Recommendation

Approval

 

Minutes:

The Board considered a report on the proposed change of use of this property  from a care home to six 1 bedroom and two  2 bedroom flats (Use class C3) including provision of three front roof lights with parking spaces to the rear and front of the site, demolition of rear conservatories and two replacement single storey rear extensions.

 

The Chairman introduced a presentation on behalf of Mr Aryan Horoufi in support of the Application and Dr Gurmit Dhillon who opposed it.

 

Members’ attention was drawn to the update circulated.

 

 

RESOLVED

 

That the Application be approved subject to the Conditions, Reasons and Informative set out in the report.

 

 

 

57.

21/00802/FUL
80A The Brent Dartford, Kent. DA1 1YW pdf icon PDF 298 KB

Proposal

The demolition of an existing workshop and storage buildings and removal of storage containers and the erection of block of 4 No. Use Class E (g) (iii), B2 or B8 commercial units with associated on-site parking and turning and use of existing vehicular access from St Vincent’s Road.

 

Recommendation

Approval

Minutes:

The Board considered a report on an application for the demolition of an existing workshop and storage buildings the removal of storage containers and the erection of block of 4 Use Class E (g)(iii), B2 or B8 commercial units with associated on-site parking and turning and use of existing vehicular access from St Vincent’s  Road.

 

The Chairman introduced Mr Paul Nichols who spoke in support of the application and a Presentation on behalf of Mrs Leigh Reid, who opposed it.

 

Members’ attention was drawn to the update circulated.

 

RESOLVED

 

 

That the Application be approved subject to the Conditions, Reasons and Informatives set out in the Report and as amended within the update report.

 

 

58.

21/01127/FUL
82 Keyes Road, Dartford, Kent. DA1 5EN pdf icon PDF 228 KB

Proposal

The erection of a part two/part first floor/part single storey side/rear extension.

 

Recommendation

Approval.

Minutes:

The Board considered an application for the erection of a part two/part first floor/part single storey side/rear extension.

 

Members attention was drawn to the update circulated.

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be approved subject to

 

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

 

2.    an additional informative as set out below

 

“The applicant is advised that any use of the property as an HMO may require planning permission particularly if the property is occupied by more than six residents.”

59.

21/01128/FUL
82 Keyes Road, Dartford Kent. DA1 5EN pdf icon PDF 228 KB

Proposal

The erection of a two storey rear/side extension.

 

Recommendation

Approval

Minutes:

The Board considered an application for the erection of a two storey rear/side extension.

 

Members attention was drawn to the update circulated.

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be approved subject to

 

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

 

2.    an additional informative as set out below

 

“The applicant is advised that any use of the property as an HMO may require planning permission particularly if the property is occupied by more than six residents.”

 

 

 

 

60.

21/00847/FUL
14 Abbey Drive, Dartford, Kent. DA2 7WP pdf icon PDF 150 KB

Proposal

The provision of a fence - a retrospective application.

 

Recommendation

Approval.

Minutes:

The Board considered a report on a retrospective application for the erection of boundary fence and trellis with a maximum height of 2.5 Metres.

 

The Chairman introduced Mr Frazer Wilkins who spoke in support of the application and Catherine Woodhouse who spoke against it.

 

RESOLVED

 

That the Application be approved subject to

 

The Conditions and Reasons set out in the Report with an amendment to Condition 2 as follows:

 

“Within one month of the date of this permission, the green mesh/netting material and the parts of the decking planks that project above the height of the close boarded fence and trellis, shall be removed.  Details of any new fencing posts that are required as a replacement for the decking planks shall be submitted to the Local Planning Authority for approval in writing prior to being erected on site.  Only those fencing posts as approved shall be provided on site.” 

 

61.

Site Visit Procedures - Update pdf icon PDF 195 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Board received and approved a report proposing a number of minor amendments to the procedure observed when deciding to undertake, and how to conduct, a visit to the site which is subject to a planning application.

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62.

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 28 October to 30 November 2021.

 

                        RESOLVED:

 

That the report be noted.

63.

Chairman's Best Wishes

Minutes:

As this was the last meeting of the Board before the Christmas and New Year period Councillor Hunnisett wished Members and Officers a peaceful and happy Christmas and a safe and healthy New Year.  He also asked that his thanks to both Members and Officers be recorded for their help and hard work during the current difficult times.