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Planning applications

The Parish Council plays an active part in all local planning issues. The Parish Council is a consultee and any comments must relate to planning issues, rules and policies. Planning permission is usually granted if the application complies with policies of central and local government. Typically, reasons for objection would be the site’s planning history, the size of the development, the development envelope of the settlement, infrastructure and accessibility including rights of way.

It is probably the area of the Council’s role that is best known to the community and which can be of the most importance.

To view the planning applications that the Parish Council will comment on please see the agendas of the future council meetings.

To view the decisions of the Parish Council please see the minutes section of the council meetings. Please be aware that the minutes will not be posted online until they have been agreed by the committee at the following meeting.

All planning applications for Ightham can be viewed on the Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council web site on the Public Access website. Select a status of Current or Decided and enter Ightham in the keyword box to show the applications.

Planning Applications

TM/20/02238/FL – Ragstones, Mill Lane, Ightham, Sevenoaks Kent TN15 9BH. Demolition of existingbungalow, garage and outbuildings and erection of a replacement dwelling and garage. “No objection”.

TM/20/02318/TNCA – Ightham Mote. T1 Ash – Reduce crown by 25% and height by 4m, T2 Ash – Fellto near ground level, T3 Ash – Reduce scaffold limbs with Ash Dieback by 70% and remove all deadwood within remaining crown, G4 Ash x2 – Reduce scaffold limbs with Ash Dieback in lower crown by 70% and remove all remaining deadwood, T5 Ash – Fell to near ground level, T1 Field Maple – Fell to near ground level, T2 Field Maple – Fell tree with 50% crown dieback to near ground level, T3 Poplar – Reduce 1 scaffold limb to SE of crown by 50% in overall length and sever Ivy at base by a 0.5m width around circumference, T4 Poplar – Reduce 2 end weighted scaffold limbs to E and NE of crown by 50% and sever Ivy at base and remove 0.5m width around circumference. “No objection providing Liz Guthrie is content”.

TM/20/02330/TPOC – Larchfield, Copt Hall Road, Ightham, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 9DT. T1 Beech – crown reduce whole crown by approximately 2-3m, crown lift over lawn and paving by 1- 2m,T2 Oak – remove suckers on trunk up to main fork and T3 Beech – crown lift by approximately 3m. “No objection providing Liz Guthrie is content”.

TM/20/02351/TPOC – High Dapple, Copt Hall Road, Ightham, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 9DT. Silver Birch x 2 trees to east of house in rear garden, fell to ground level. Goat Willow tree to east of house, in rear garden, fell to ground level. Norway Spruce tree in rear garden to north of house, crown raise to 5 metre. Beech tree to south west of driveway overhanging football goal, crown raise to 6m over driveway and goal. Beech tree adjacent to driveway entrance, crown raise to 6m over
driveway. 2 no Beech trees on front boundary overhanging Copt Hall Road, crown raise to 6 metres over road. Reasons items 1 and 2 – condition/age of trees, proximity to house and effect on light, and general management of extensive tree cover, items 4-7 – access, safety and highways compliance. “No objection providing Liz Guthrie is content”.

TM/20/02412/TPOC – 6 Nutfields, Ightham, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 9EA. G1 Group 1 Oak and 3x Beech – cut back by 2-3m and clear overhanging tree branches from adjacent land. “No objection providing Liz Guthrie is content”.

TM/20/02489/TNCA – The Grange, Redwell Lane, Ightham, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 9EE. T1 Thuja – fell, T2 Thuja – crown lift to 5m and T3 Laylandii – reduce by 50%. “No objection providing Liz Guthrie is content”.


20/01943/FL – Land South Of 1 New Cottages, Ismays Road, Ivy Hatc,h Sevenoaks, Kent. Conversion of existing stable block into self-contained residential dwelling and creation of new access to Ismays Road.

20/01604/FL – Longcroft Lodge, Oldbury Lane, Ightham, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 9DE. Erection of 2 no. four bedroom houses, installation of an access road and demolition of stable block / outbuilding in woodland area to the rear (as an alternative scheme to that approved under TM/18/00668/FL).

Cllr Mitchem reported that she had been in contact with the Officer at TMBC to query the wording in the planning decision about the track as it is unclear, contains typo’s and could be misconstrued. TMBC have responded to confirm that the condition still meets the test in that it is relevant and enforceable. We will keep an eye on the landscaping and check that the conditions are fulfilled as regards demolition of the stable block and size and surface of the track.

Planning Appeal – Cllr Hall asked about the Planning Appeal for Crown Point Nursery and The Clerk reported that she has responded to say that it was not appropriate for the Parish Council to comment.

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