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177.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillor McLean.

 

The Chairman reported that Councillor McLean had suffered a recent family bereavement and that he had passed condolences from the Board to Councillor McLean.

 

The Chairman reported that he had granted Councillor Barham permission to address the Board on Application 20/00816/OUT (item 7 on the Agenda) as a local Ward Member, and welcomed Councillor Barham to the meeting.

 

 

178.

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 Perfitt declared an interest in Application 20/ 00986/FUL (item 9 on the Agenda) as he was a close neighbour to the applicant and the site concerned.

 

There were no other declarations made from Board Members nor from Councillor Barham, who had been given permission to address the Board.

179.

Confirmation of the Minutes of the meeting held on 8 October 2020 pdf icon PDF 129 KB

Minutes:

                        RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Development Control Board held on 8 October 2020, be confirmed as a correct record of that meeting.

180.

References from other committees

Minutes:

It was reported that there were no references from other committees for the Board to consider.

181.

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 confirmed that there were no urgent items for the Board to consider.

182.

20/000043/FUL
Land South of Crossways Boulevard and North of St Mary's Road, Stone, Kent. pdf icon PDF 407 KB

Proposal

The demolition of existing buildings and the erection of 258 flats (Use Class C3) with associated parking, cycle storage, landscaping and amenity space

 

Recommendation

Approval

Minutes:

The Board considered a report on an application for the demolition of existing buildings and the erection of 258 flats (Use Class C3) with associated parking, cycle storage, landscaping and amenity space at this site.

 

The Chairman introduced Mr James McArthur who spoke supporting the application.

 

Members’ attention was drawn to the update circulated.

 

Members expressed considerable concern relating to a number of features of the application and suggested the following mitigating solutions for these: 

 

1.       An increase in “car club” space provision to four

 

2.    An increase in the length of the free bus pass to one month

 

3.    Investigation into the potential for the location of a Fastrack bus stop directly outside the development on Crossways Boulevard;

 

4.    A reduction in cycle spaces in order to increasing parking spaces for vehicles and motor bikes;

 

5.    The inclusion of a viability review in the proposed Section 106 agreement (triggered in the event that the development does not go beyond slab level within a period of 2 years).  This would be in addition to the viability review linked to ground rents;

 

6.    The inclusion of a clause in the proposed Section 106 agreement to provide  Dartford Borough Council with first option to take on affordable housing as the preferred Affordable Housing provider;

 

7.    A reworking of the layout of the site to secure an increase in parking spaces within the site linked to a reassessment of the ‘green space’/ communal amenity space within the site.   Any additional hardstanding must be of a permeable nature designed to ensure that contaminants cannot infiltrate groundwater.

 

8.    A Parking Management strategy to include details of how parking spaces are to be allocated/unallocated and/or conveyed/leased via a permit system.

 

However it was accepted that these would require major changes to the Application and could only be achieved in discussion with the developer

 

Therefore after considerable discussion it was concluded that the application should be deferred.

 

RESOLVED

 

That consideration of the Application be deferred to allow further discussion between the Developer and Officers to address the concerns raised by Members relating to this Application.

 

183.

20/00816/OUT
SWCS Car Sales, Craylands Lane, Swanscombe, Kent. DA10 PL pdf icon PDF 390 KB

Proposal

An outline application for the re-development of the site and the erection of a three storey building to provide five 2 bedroomed apartments with associated car parking and cycle storage provision.

 

Recommendation

Approval

Minutes:

The Board received a report on an outline application for the redevelopment of the site and the erection of a three storey building to provide five, 2 bedroomed apartments with associated car parking and cycle storage provision.

 

Members’ attention was drawn to the update circulated.

 

The Chairman introduced Councillor Anita Barham, local Ward Member, who spoke opposing the application.

 

RESOLVED

 

Members raised concern about parking by construction workers on local roads, the need to keep the access to the site clear, and the on-going maintenance of the open landscaped areas. It was considered that these issues could be addressed through amendment to the conditions set out in the report.

 

RESOLVED

 

That the Outline Application be approved subject to:

(i)        the Conditions, Reasons and Informatives set out in the report;

 

(ii)        the additional Informative set out in the Update report; and

 

 

(iii)      the following additional conditions and amendment to condition 11:

 

Amendment to condition 11:

add in the words “ and management of construction parking to deter parking on the surrounding roads” to the second bullet point.

 

Additional conditions:

 

Condition 24

The access to the site from Craylands Lane shall be kept free of any obstructions, including gates or barriers to the vehicular access, for the lifetime of the development.

 

Reason: To ensure free and access to the site and access easement and to ensure vehicles arriving at the site to not prejudice the free flow of traffic and highways safety nor cause inconvenience to other highway users in accordance with Policy DP$ of the adopted Dartford Local Plan.

 

Condition 25

 

The details submitted in pursuance to Condition 1 shall be accompanied by a scheme of hard and soft landscaping and a programme for its management, including on-going management arrangements for the areas of public realm for the lifetime of the development. The landscaping approved shall be implemented prior to first occupation (unless this falls outside of the planting season in which case the soft landscaping shall be implemented at the first opportunity during the following planting season, between October and March inclusive).  Such soft landscaping shall thereafter be retained for a period of five years.  Any trees, shrubs or grassed areas which die, are removed or become seriously damaged or diseased within this period shall be replaced within the next planting season with plants of similar species and size to that approved.

Reason: To safeguard the visual amenities of the locality in accordance with Policies DP2 and DP25 of the adopted Dartford Local Plan.

 

184.

20/00913/FUL
88 Havelock Road, Dartford, Kent. DA1 3JB pdf icon PDF 209 KB

Proposal

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

 

Recommendation

Approval

Minutes:

The Board considered a report on an application for the erection of a detached single storey side extension with a part two / part single storey rear extension.

 

Members’ attention was drawn to additional information provided by Officers on the Application.

 

RESOLVED

 

That the Application be approved subject to

 

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

 

2.    the following amended Condition 2

 

“2. The development shall be carried out in accordance with the following plans and documents: P001; P002 V2; P003 V5; SK001 V2”

 

 

185.

20/00986/FUL
30 Longfield Road, Longfield, Kent. DA3 7LE pdf icon PDF 203 KB

Proposal

The erection of a detached outbuilding for storage/garden use and as a workshop.

 

Recommendation

Approval.

Minutes:

Councillor Perfitt having declared an interest in this item withdrew from the Meeting and took no part in the discussion of the matter

 

The Board considered a report on an Application for the erection of a detached outbuilding for storage/ garden use and workshop at this property.

 

The Chairman introduced Mr Thomas Cella who spoke in support of the application and Mr Hutchinson 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 Update report

RD

186.

Decisions Taken Under Delegated Powers pdf icon PDF 120 KB

Minutes:

Members received, for information, a report on the decisions by taken by Officers under delegated powers for the period 25 September to 28 October 2020.

 

                        RESOLVED:

 

That the report be noted.

187.

Teresa Ryszkowska

Minutes:

The Chairman informed the Board that Teresa Ryszkowska the current Head of Regeneration was retiring from the Authority.  Ms Ryszkowska was recognised as a long standing and valued servant of the Authority and Councillor Hunnisett asked that the thanks of the Board be passed to her for the work and support which she had afforded to Council Members during that time.

 

The Chairman further announced that Sonia Bunn, Development Manager had been appointed to succeed Ms Ryszkowska, and asked that congratulations be given to Ms Bunn.