Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 15th May, 2019 10.30 am

Venue: Council Chamber, County Hall, Lewes. View directions

Contact: Simon Bailey  Democratic Services Officer

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Items
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1.

Minutes of the meeting held on 13 March 2019 pdf icon PDF 69 KB

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Minutes:

1.1       The Committee approved as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 13 March 2019.

2.

Apologies for absence

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Minutes:

2.1       Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Richard Stogdon, the newly appointed Chair of the Planning Committee, and Councillor Kathryn Field.  Councillor Barry Taylor, the Vice Chair, took the Chair for the meeting.

 

2.2       The Committee paid tribute to the work of Councillor Claire Dowling as the previous Chair of the Planning Committee, who has been appointed to the Cabinet.

3.

Reports

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Minutes:

3.1       Reports referred to in the minutes below are contained in the minute book.

 

4.

Renewal of planning permission WD/772/CM for depositing of lake silt on land previously used as lagoons. Bayham Lake estate, nr Lamberhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 8BG - WD/816/CM pdf icon PDF 180 KB

Report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport

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Minutes:

4.1       The Committee considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport. 

 

4.2       Members have considered the officer’s report and agree with the conclusions and reasons for recommendation as set out in paragraph 3 of the report.

 

4.3       RESOLVED unanimously to grant planning permission subject to the following conditions:

 

1.         The development hereby permitted shall be commenced before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

           

Reason: To comply with Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

 

2.         The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the drawings and documents listed in the Schedule of Approved Plans.

           

            Reason: For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.

 

3.         Prior to the commencement of the development hereby permitted a Programme of Works shall be submitted to and approved by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport and shall include full details of the proposed operations including:

            - Method for silt removal and deposit;

- Any ground and surface preparation necessary to accommodate the operations;

            - Timescale of works;

- Access arrangements and provisions for the management of construction traffic;

            - Type and location of proposed equipment; and

            - Location of underground services.

           

The development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved Programme of Works, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport.

           

Reason: To safeguard the amenity of the locality in accordance with Policies WMP23b and WMP25 of the East Sussex, South Downs and Brighton & Hove Waste and Minerals Plan 2013 and Saved  Policy EN27 of the Wealden Local Plan 1998.

 

4.         No works to the trees and vegetation shall take place until an arboricultural report has been submitted to, and approved in writing by, the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport to confirm the precise nature and scope of works to the trees and vegetation, together with arrangements for the protection of trees and the management of any waste arising from these works. This shall ensure that the mature trees and those identified as supporting bat roosts or having bat roost potential should be retained and protected in accordance with BS5837:2012 Trees in Relation to Design, Demolition and Construction. The approved works shall be implemented in full and the tree protection arrangements remain in place for the duration of the works, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport.

           

Reason: To ensure the appropriate management of the site in the interests of safeguarding wildlife and visual amenity  and to comply with Policies WMP25 and WMP27a of the East Sussex, South Downs and Brighton & Hove Waste and Minerals Plan 2013 and Saved Policies EN6, EN23, EN12 and EN13 of the Wealden Local Plan 1998.

 

5.         The deposit of the lake silt hereby permitted shall not commence until a scheme of management for the trees to be retained as identified in the arboricultural report subject of Condition 4, has been submitted to and approved in writing  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Development Management Quarterly report pdf icon PDF 273 KB

Report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport

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Minutes:

5.1       The Committee considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport, and thanked officers from the Planning and Legal Teams for their work.   

 

5.2       RESOLVED to note the report.