Revised Village Confines Map

A meeting took place with Daniel Carter ABC Planning Officer to discuss the new revised village confines.  The outcome of the meeting was the PC confirmed acceptance of the new revised confines map.  Discussion took place regarding possible future developments under the new revised map i.e. Clarendon Homes.  Daniel said it is dependent on a number of issues i.e. how near too the confines line, services/facilities i.e. shops, bus stop and AONB.  Daniel also said that garden areas come under different policy issues and in the case of Applegarth was refused on the basis of incongruous and not within the confines line as well as being close to woodland/AONB.  Open spaces were discussed and how best we can protect them.  The Lees would come under special conditions and is protected and highly unlikely this would be developed on.  For green spaces privately owned designation are delivered through local plan or neighbourhood plan.  We can also look to review our criteria for HOU3 & HOU5 at the next local plan in 5 years’ time. 

The Parish Council discussed with Daniel the area in Blind Lane, Memorial Site and parishioner's request to make the line tighter in this area.  Daniel has requested we mark on the map provided where we would like the confines line to run and to let him know a.s.a.p.  When making comments on future planning applications, the Parish Council will now refer to the new confines line and designated HOU3a & HOU5 policies.   

The revised confines map with proposal to amend the confines line in Church Lane/Blind Lane bringing the line to the front of Laurenden Forstal in Church Lane/Blind Lane and omitting the line around the village hall and bringing the line in tighter to Blind Lane.  Our reason for reducing the confines line, by making it tighter in this area is to protect the open spaces/recreation field and reduce the risk/near too test of future development along Buck Street i.e. Clarendon Homes was sent to Daniel Carter.

S106 Contributions

The report from the Head of Planning & Development Planning Committee recommends the planning obligations be required should the Committee resolve to grant permission.  The table of obligations list contribution towards the provision of a skate park, an extension to the existing play area, new equipment and site furniture at the playing field/recreation ground in Blind Lane, contribution towards a Multi-Use Games Area at the playing field/recreation ground in Blind Lane and contribution towards a hard surfaced access and additional seating at The Lees.

The Planning Application has been deferred regarding the S106 contributions for Primary & Secondary Education plus drainage. 

Highways Village Inspection

The Clerk will arrange with KCC Highways for vegetation to be cut back on the footpath adjacent to Old Vicarage, Canterbury Road and Buck Street. 

Facebook Page

The Parish Council now has a Facebook page in addition to the village website.  For up to date information and important announcements you can visit Facebook  Any comments regarding our new Facebook page please email the clerk on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Public Rights of Way

Clerk has reported to KCC PROW AE346 footpath adjacent to Crossroads Garage overgrown vegetation.

Clerk has reported obstruction by barbed fence to access stile at Footpath AE85 Great Pested Farm.

Skate Park

Clerk has received an email from parishioner saying they are looking forward to seeing a new skate park.  A parishioner in person said their son would prefer a skate park.

War Memorial

Grounds man has cleaned the war memorial and planted daffodil bulbs round the perimeter.

Act of Remembrance

An Act of Remembrance will take place at the War Memorial on Sunday, 10th November at 2 pm. 

Skate Park

The Parish Council would like to know if the young people would still like a skate park. Please email the Clerk This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to say if you would like a skate park or an alternative play equipment or MUGA sports facility.


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