Goudhurst, Kent. A Wealden hill village

Planning Committee 12 November

Local Government for Goudhurst, Kilndown and Curtisden Green

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Minutes of a Meeting held on Tuesday 12 November 2019 in the Jessel Room

Present: Cllrs Barry Noakes (Chairman), Chris Ditton, Alan Foster and Mrs Caroline Richards. Mrs Claire Reed.           

 1. Apologies for Absence:  Cllrs Craig Broom, Antony Harris & Guy Sutton.

2. Declarations of Interest: Cllr Ditton declared an interest in 19/03021, and advised the committee on certain details of the application, but took no part in formulating the recommendation.

3. Planning Applications for consideration 

19/02586 Oak Tree Cottage, Chicks Lane, Kilndown

Erection of wooden fence (retrospective)

Recommend approval

Goudhurst Parish Council (GPC) believe that this is an acceptable proposal, provided that hedging is planted between the fence and the road.

19/03021 Amberfield Cottage, Peasley Lane, Goudhurst

Two storey side and rear extensions and rear canopy; Loft conversion to include 3 No. dormers; detached home office/annex to replace existing shed; new porch/front canopy; alterations to fenestration.

Recommend refusal

GPC believes that the proposed side extension, because of its considerable mass, will have a substantial negative impact on the location, where homes are generally modest in scale.

19/02991 Ladham Oasthouse, Ladham Road, Goudhurst

Two single storey side extensions

Recommend refusal

GPC believes that the extension to the east, because of its size and materials, will have a damaging impact on the pleasing symmetry of this traditional Oast house.

19/02405 Combewell Meadow Farm, Rogers Rough Road, Kilndown

Retention of and extension to existing mobile home (Part Retrospective)

Recommend part approval/part refusal

GPC believes that the woodland management that the applicant carries out justifies the retention of the original mobile home. GPC cannot, however, support the proposed extension, which is of excessive size and alien materials, and will have a damaging impact on the location and the AONB.

19/03161 Station Villa, Station Road, Goudhurst

Variation of Condition 2 of 19/00995

Recommend Approval

The proposed changes are nearly all superficial details which will have minimal impact on the location and the AONB.

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