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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/22/01143/LDP – Redwell House, Redwell Lane, Ightham, Sevenoaks, Kent TN15 9EE
Lawful Development Certificate Proposed: Introduction of outdoor swimming pool and poolhouse including games room and home gym within rear garden, along with associated hard surface around pool. “No comment”.

TM/22/01099/TNCA – Ightham County Primary School, Oldbury Lane, Ightham, Sevenoaks, Kent
TN15 9DD.
The playing field is gradually shrinking on this side of the woods due to the overshadowing by the trees. Work is to let more light in for the grass so it can be reseeded. T1 Cherry – Crown lift to approximately 25 feet to allow light under trees and improve grass growth T2 Birch – Remove lowest 2 branches over field T3 Oak – Remove lowest 2 branches over field T4 Oak, by table – Remove lowest 4 branches over field T5 Oak, by outdoor classroom – Remove lowest 2 branches over field. “No objection.”

TM/22/01187/FL – Fishponds, Stable Cottage, Sevenoaks Road, Seal Chart, Sevenoaks Kent TN15 0HB.
Single storey infill extension between the existing cottage and stables/annexe, single carport with log store, facade amendments to existing building and associated landscape works including driveway repositioning. “No objection.”

TM/22/01213/FL – The Barn, Ightham Court, Fen Pond Road, Ightham, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 9JF.
Addition of small side utility room. “No objection.”

TM/22/01261/TNCA – Whybournes, Redwell Lane, Ightham, Sevenoaks. Kent TN15 9EE.
Reason for works: Good aboricultural practice managing the trees in proportion with their surroundings maximising amenity value. Some of the work listed is management of neglected hedges etc in the front garden above the house: T1 – Yew, 1m shorten laterally and reduce height to match, T2 – split Conifer, fell and stump grind, T3 – Golden Conifer In front of house towards drive, trim growth from faces and reduce height by a metre, T4 – Reduce crown of Cherry by appx 6 metres to suitable growth points, T5 – Cherry downhill along fence-line from driveway in front garden, reduce to previous points shortening by appx 6metres beyond this, T6 Holly: reduce by appx 4metres to height of elder in front and fell elder Lower garden working along the boundary. T7 – reduce large Laurels down to the height of the Cob Nuts (3m), T8 in front and then halve the height of the cobnuts (to 1.5m), also removing the dead Laurel, T11 top of garden, along from studio, reduce Cobs by half (to 1.5m) T12 Mulberry- Gentle reduction of a appx 1-2metre of lateral spread, to tighten shape, crown clean and gently lift and also remove any deadwood front garage: T14 – Yew adjacent, reduce crown shortening by up to two metres, Cob Nut alongside, reduce height fifty percent (to1.5m) and cut back from garage T15 Holly, reduce laterally to give a foot clearance away from the garage and trim height, continue this along the drive side Holly hedging. “No objection, we leave to TMBC to determine.”

TM/22/01055/TNCA – Oldbury Hall, Oldbury Lane, Ightham, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 9DF.
1 x Conifer – Reduce top of tree by 3-4m (remove falling out branches). “No objection, we leave to TMBC to determine.”

TM/22/01257/FL – 13 Fen Meadow, Ightham, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 9HT. Construction of a rear extension, conversion of existing garage with alterations to the front elevation, with associated internal and external alterations to suit. “No objection.”

TM/22/01288/FL – Greenboughs, Coach Road, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0PF.
Construction of a single storey timber clad contemporary garden building. “No objection with caveat that consideration is given to the neighbouring property.”

TM/22/01291/TNCA – 3 Oldbury Cottages,Oldbury Lane, Ightham, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 9DE.
T1 Spruce – Dismantle to near ground level. Tree has grown too large for the space, blocks all the light to the garden and the neighbours garden. “No objection.”


22/00854/FL – Single storey front left hand side extension. Glebe House, Bates Hill, Ightham, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 9BG.

22/00643/FL – Rear full width extension to a depth of 4m and 3m at eaves. Beechwood, Tonbridge Road, Ightham, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 9AS.