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MINUTES OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON THURSDAY 14 APRIL 2005 AT THE MEMORIAL HALL, HOLLY ROAD, WAINSCOTT AT 7.00pm

PRESENT:

   
Cllr Gordon Bird    Vice Chairman
Cllr Mrs Nancy Bird
Cllr Mrs Pam Coomber

Cllr David Miller .................Except item 5d
Cllr Geoff Moore

Mrs Roxana Brammer,   Clerk

1 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Cllr David Coomber...................At a meeting of Medway Standards Committee

Cllr Mrs Brenda Hoskin...................Indisposed

It was proposed by the Cllr Mrs Coomber, seconded by Cllr Moore and carried unanimously that these apologies be accepted by the Council.

2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Cllr Miller declared a personal and prejudicial interest in item 5d, application for 41 Rolvenden Road, as living close to the site.

3 ANY OTHER BUSINESS OF AN URGENT NATURE

Cllr Miller declared a personal and prejudicial interest in item 5d, application for 41 Rolvenden Road, as living close to the site.

4 MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING

It was proposed by Cllr Mrs Coomber, seconded by Cllr Mrs Bird and agreed that the minutes of the meeting held on 10 March 2005 be signed as a correct record.

5 APPLICATIONS

a MC2005/0353: 16 Hertsfield Avenue, Frindsbury Extra: Side extension over existing garage and new bay window to kitchen

No objection

b MC2005/0586 and MC2005/0587: Land at Sir Thomas Longley Road, Medway City Estate: Proposed new warehouse/industrial buildings with areas of associated landscaping and access roads

No objection

c MC2005/0671: Land both sides of Hoo Road, Wainscott: Outline application for residential development, health centre, retail facilities, parking facilities, open spaces, acoustic barrier, new access and landscaping

This application was submitted jointly by the three landowners involved in the two sites. After looking at the drawings it was agreed to defer the item to the full council meeting on 28 April and the Clerk would convey this to the case officer and to Brian McCutcheon.

d MC2005/0662: 41 Rolvenden Road

It was agreed to defer this item to the end of the meeting, as Cllr Miller would have to retire.

6 DECISIONS

The decision as listed on the agenda was noted. It was also noted that subsequent to the preparation of the agenda, notification had been made that application MC2005/0048, land rear of Albion Place, Lower Upnor, had been refused.

7 APPEALS & OTHER MATTERS

None.

3 Temple School

As residents of Brompton Farm Road, Cllrs Bird and Mrs Bird had received notification from Medway Council of an application for security fencing at Temple School. The Clerk had picked this up from the weekly list, where it had been under Strood North ward. She had contacted the case officer, pointing out that most of Temple School was in fact in Strood Rural and asking for a copy of the plans in time for the meeting. However nothing had arrived. She would contact the case officer, copy to Grahame Gould the following morning.

Cllr Miller then left the meeting.

5 d MC2005/0662: 41 Rolvenden Road, Wainscott: Additions to property; formation of separate dwelling house with parking

It was agreed to object to this application: The Council objected to the previous application on this site (MC2004/2852) which was for construction of 2 storey rear, single storey front and side extensions (demolition of existing front porch) on the following grounds:
This is a semi-detached family house in a residential area, originally 3-bedroomed, consisting entirely of similar properties. The Council considers this an over development of the site that will be at variance with the surrounding properties and alter the street scene. The house is already extended and as exists is let to tenants. Rolvenden Road is narrow and is narrowed further at all times by parked cars on both sides. Although not mentioned on the application, it is believed that the proposed extension would allow further occupancy by tenants and it is likely this will exacerbate the parking problems. The Council would also draw Medway Council's attention to the further information and objections expressed by the neighbours.
In spite of the Parish Council's objections and objections of neighbours, the application was approved. The current application is now seeking to divide the enlarged property into two properties, turning a pair of semi-detached houses into a terrace of 3. The proposed development fails to respect the character and appearance of the locality.
The comments previously made about over development of the site and parking are reiterated. The current application seeks to redress this by creating a parking space but the amenity of the residents of 43 Rolvenden Road would be compromised as they would not be able to use their own garage. This is clearly shown on the plan. The proposal would therefore be detrimental to the amenities of the occupiers of 43 Rolvenden Road by reason of interference with the vehicular access to the existing garage and the inadequacy of the access for vehicles serving the proposed dwelling. The proposal is, therefore likely to result in an increase in on street parking
Conversion to two dwellings would also give each dwelling very small gardens. The proposal would fail to provide an appropriate level of amenity for prospective occupiers of the proposed dwellings by reason of inadequate outdoor space.


The Chairman closed the meeting at 7.32 pm

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