FRANT PARISH COUNCIL

Minutes of Planning Committee Meeting
Monday 8th April 2013, 7:30pm, Frant Memorial Hall

Present: Councillors Crookshank (Chairman), Mrs Best, Harris, Rowland & Wright
Also present: Sarah Codling (Clerk)

1. TO RECEIVE APOLOGIES AND REASONS FOR ABSENCE
Apologies were received from Councillors Hall and Rutherford.

2. DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS
None.

3. PUBLIC FORUM
None.

4. TO CONSIDER LICENCE AND PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS.
The following applications were received and comments made:
• WD/2013/0625/F – Huntshill House, Mayfield Road, Frant TN3 9HS
Proposed single storey extension on rear to extend existing study, create new breakfast area, dog lobby and block up window in utility area.
The Parish Council approve this application.
• WD/2013/0600/F – Brookfield, Bells Yew Green, TN3 9BP
Replacement porch and associated works.
The Parish Council approve this application.
• WD/2013/0607/MAJ – Stubbygrove Works, Bells Yew Green, Tunbridge Wells, TN3 9BT
Proposed replacement industrial buildings.
The Parish Council approve this application.
• WD/2013/0571/F – Holy Trinity Church, Warren Farm Lane, Eridge Green TN3 9JG
Replacement of the existing leaded light glazing to the north nave window, east of the north transept arch, with a new stained glass window with stone plaque below sill.
The Parish Council approve this application.

5. TO NOTE APPLICATIONS GRANTED, REFUSED AND WITHDRAWN BY DISTRICT COUNCIL
• WD/2013/0209/F – Yew Trees, Bells Yew Green, TN3 9AP – Extension to the rear of the property and internal alterations – Withdrawn.
• WD/2013/0210/LB – Yew Trees, Bells Yew Green, TN3 9AP – Extension to the rear of the property and internal alterations – Withdrawn.
• WD/2013/0012/F – Rowden Oast, Down Lane, Frant TN3 9HP – Roof conversion and new roof windows with new high level window to gable end between roundels – Approved.
• WD/2013/0013/LB – Rowden Oast, Down Lane, Frant TN3 9HP – Roof conversion and new roof windows with new high level window to gable end between roundels – Approved.

6. ANY OTHER BUSINESS
• It was noted that the application WD/2012/2574/FR – 10 Knowle Cottages, Wadhurst Road, Frant has been called to committee.
• The Clerk was asked to contact Wealden District Council regarding the date for the appeal for WD/2012/1809/FA – Bush House Field, Bells Yew Green.
• The Clerk was asked to contact Wealden District Council Planning Enforcement. It is believed that when the permission was granted for the houses at Nobles Wood the adjacent field would be left as paddock. However, there are now 2 large gas canisters in the field along with obtrusive pipe work. The access road has also been widened instead of keeping as a single track. The nature of the plans is to be queried.
• Cllr Rowland was approached by one resident saying they are the only attendee at the Police Neighbourhood Meetings. The validity of these meetings was questioned. Cllr Crookshank advised that the meetings are held at the request of PCSO Sarah Roberts.
• A large motorway sign has appeared on Dundale Road on the Kippings Cross roundabout. Residents have complained at the scale of this sign. Cllr Crookshank has contacted the Clerk of Matfield Parish Council as the sign has been erected by Kent Highways. The Clerk is to contact Matfield Parish Council for an update to proceedings.

There being no other business the meeting closed at 7:50pm