Agenda and minutes

Special meeting, Planning and Licensing Committee - Tuesday, 4th April, 2023 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Folkestone

Contact: Sue Lewis 


No. Item


Declarations of Interest

Members of the committee should declare any interests which fall under the following categories:


a)    disclosable pecuniary interests (DPI);

b)    other significant interests (OSI);

c)    voluntary announcements of other interests.

Supporting documents:


There were no declarations of interest.


Otterpool Park New Garden Town: Y19/0257/FH - Land bounded by; the M20 and Channel Tunnel Railway Link (CTRL) to the north; the A20/Stone Street and Sandling Park to the east; Harringe lane to the west, and Aldington Road to the south

Outline application, with all matters reserved, for a comprehensive residential led mixed use development.

Supporting documents:


Outline application, with all matters reserved, for a comprehensive residential led mixed use development.


The Planning Officer informed the committee a further 4 representations had been received as follows:


Stanford Parish Council, who are objecting to the application, raised a number of issues in respect of:

  • buffer zones,
  • access to Stone Street,
  • stewardship 
  • construction impacts  
  • sand and minerals extraction


These matters are addressed in the report.  Of those new matters raised the planning officer clarified:

·       as confirmed in the Supplementary Papers, there are no outstanding objections from National Statutory Consultees – Stanford Parish Council has maintained its objections

·       in relation to mineral extraction of sand the description of development does specifically include engineering works, other associated works and also interim works


The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) raised the following issues:

·       phasing

·       Otterpool quarry and

·       Sand and minerals extractions

·       Viability


These raised no new issues not covered within the report or addressed in the presentation.


A local resident, Harringe Lane  expressed strong support to close Harringe Lane from beyond Harringe Court Farm to the junction with the B2067 and to replace it with a bridleway In respect of the proposed onsite waste water treatment works the resident sought assurances on noise, traffic and odour matters and the planning officer confirmed these matters  are proposed to be covered by planning condition. .


Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) have confirmed they are happy to be consulted on any matters as they come forward as part of the detailed matters of the development.


Members’ attention was drawn to paragraphs 7.345 and 7.347 of the report.  These paragaphs say that KCC Heritage and Archaeology has issued a Holding Objection.  This is not the case as the objection was withdrawn and they now have no objection.  These two paragraphs should therefore be disregarded.

Damian Collins MP spoke on the application.

Lympne Parish Councillor Mike Boor spoke against the application.

Poppy Carmody-Morgan, Quod Planning Consultants spoke on behalf of the applicant.


Proposed by Councillor Tony Hills

Seconded by Councillor Clive Goddard and



A. That Outline Planning Permission is GRANTED subject to the conditions set out in Appendix A and the securing of the obligations as set out in Appendix B through one or more s.106 and other agreements and that delegated authority be given to the Chief Planning Officer to add, amend or delete any of the draft conditions; agree and finalise the structure and wording of the legal agreement(s); and, move items between obligations and planning conditions as necessary;


B. That notwithstanding part 10.3 (Part c.) of the Constitution (Scheme of Delegation for Planning) delegated authority be given to the Chief Planning Officer to discharge those conditions save for Tier 2 Phase condition T2(2) which shall be determined by the Planning and Licensing Committee;


C. That environmental information be taken into account as required by Regulation 26(1) of the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017; and


D. That the Planning Committee in making their decision has due regard to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 75.