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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 their Planning Portal.  Search applications and enter Ightham in the Location field to show the applications.

Local Plan – Reg 18 Call for Sites

Sites in Ightham – Cllr Betts recommended that we put forward something however it was noted that this would go against our approach to development on greenbelt/AONB. The Clerk has circulated the sites in Ightham and we will defer the discussion to January.

Planning Applications

23/03212/FLMIN – Ruffits Farm House, Fen Pond Road, Ightham, Sevenoaks, TN15 9JF.
Enlargement of existing farm access.
“No objection.”

23/02083/TPOC – Land North of Fen Pond House, Fen Pond Road, Ightham, Sevenoaks.
4x Oak – cut back branches by approximately 20%.
“No objection.”

23/03144 – Fairoaks 2, Tebbs Way, Ightham, Sevenoaks, TN15 9BJ. Outline Application: all matters reserved except for access and layout for the subdivision of the plot and erection of a new detached dwelling.
“Objection on ground of adverse impact on openness of greenbelt and not in keeping with other properties in Tebbs Way.”

23/03072 – Camomile House, Common Road, Sevenoaks, TN15 9DY. Replacement residential outbuilding for multi purpose/gym/store.
“No objection on basis of no overnight or business use.”

23/01873/FL – Walters, Ismays Roa , Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0NX – Proposed Car Port.
“Objection on grounds of adverse impact to the openness of greenbelt.” (Majority decision)

23/02069/LB – National Trust, Mote Farm, Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0NT.
Listed Building Application: Proposed replacement rear timber stable door and new staircase handrails to the front elevation.
“No objection.”

23/03178/FLMIN – The Old Farmhouse, Borough Green Road, Ightham, Sevenoaks, Kent.
The retention, refurbishment and conversion of Crickett’s Farm House into offices with access, parking and landscaping, as described and illustrated by the Design and Access Statement and accompanying drawings. The current single dwelling will be partitioned to create multiple offices, tea rooms and toilet to ground and first floor with second floor being used for storage. The garden room will be reconstructed and communal entrance formed to the ground floor.
“No objection.”

23/03284/TPOC– Copthall, Ismays Road T 1 (Applicants ref.) indicated by pink dot on map.
Sweet chestnut adjacent to Redwell lane- reduce failed lateral over highway. To reduce lateral that has failed in the past, which is over a highway. T6 of Tree Preservation Order. The Clerk was asked to get further details on the trees referred to.

Sycamores – We have been asked to support a request for frosted windows at the new build which overlooks a residents property. It was suggested that the resident write to TMBC and copies us in and we can then offer support based on our original objections.

Planning Appeals:

22/02767/TPOC/TPOC at Land Between Oldbury Hatch And Oldbury House, Oldbury Lane, Ightham, Sevenoaks, Kent.

Planning Applications Approved:

23/01622/FL – Orchard Hill Farm , Borough Green Road, Ightham, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 9BF
Change of use of agricultural land to permanent siting of 1 safari tent for seasonal use as holiday accommodation from April to October in connection with agricultural experience stay to support farm diversification.