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.
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.
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.
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.
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.