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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/23/01245/FL – Washington, Redwell Lane, Ightham, Sevenoaks, Kent TN15 9EH
Section 73 application to vary planning condition 2 of TM/21/03254/FL (materials) and planning condition 1 of TM/23/00849/NMA (plans) to permit minor amendments to the fenestration arrangements: TM/21/03254/FL: Demolition of conservatory. Part one/ Part two storey rear extension incorporating a first-floor terrace, conversion of loft to habitable room and extension to existing porch. Conversion of detached garage to habitable room. Internal and external alterations and associated landscaping works as amended by TM/23/00849/NMA: Nonmaterial amendment to permission TM/21/03254/FL to add an approved plans condition.
“No objection”.

TM/23/01374/RD – Ightham Mote, Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks, Kent , TN15 0NT.
Details of condition 3 (Hard and soft landscaping and boundary treatment to glasshouses site) pursuant to planning permission TM/20/00076/FL Change of use of land to the west of the Mansion and to the south of the Mote Cottages car park from paddock land to use by the estate gardeners with the construction of glasshouses, hardstanding area and vehicular access drive on the land to provide replacement facilities following the removal and relocation of the existing Gardeners’ Compound. Full planning permission for the use of the existing Gardeners’ Compound as a picnic lawn. “No objection.”

TM/23/01298/FL – Ightham Mote, Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0NT.
Proposed installation of a substation kiosk adjacent to the existing substation with associated works in conjunction with Planning Applications TM/21/01278/FL and TM/21/01279/LB.
“No objection.”

TM/23/01438/FL – Roselea, Ismays Road, Ightham, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 9BE.
Single storey rear extension, front porch, new front fenestrations and garage conversion.
Cllr Mitchem to circulate comments.

TM/23/01516/FL – Netherwood Coach Road Ivy Hatch Sevenoaks Kent TN15 0PF
Single storey rear extension, addition of dormer to front elevation, internal alterations, changes to fenestration and materiality. Shed to be demolished.
“No objection.”


23/01240/TNCA – The Old Rectory, Rectory Lane.
1 x Acacia (applicants ref. T1) – Remove. (EXEMPT WORKS – 1 x dead Walnut (applicants ref. T2) and 1 x Silver Birch with significant basal decay (applicants ref. T3) – Remove).

23/00627/FL – Yew Tree Cottagen Ismays Road
Two storey part side extension with front facing dormers.

23/00865/TPOC – 49 Nutfields
1 x Ash (applicants ref. T1 – front of house) – Crown reduction by up to 1m leaving residual height of 4m and spread of 3m. 1 x Cherry (applicants ref. T2 – adj. to Beech hedge) – Crown reduction by up to 2m leaving residual height and spread of 4m, Thin remaining canopy by 10%. 1 x Goat Willow (applicants ref. T4 – standing in neighbouring property 50 Nutfields) – Remove 2x low branches overhanging drive. 1 x Goat Willow (applicants ref. T7 – in rear right corner of garden) – Crown lift to provide 3m ground clearance, reduce remaining crown by 3m from height and up to 2m of spread leaving residual height of 7m and spread of 5m. 3x Cherry (applicants ref. G8 – trees in rear garden) – Crown lift to provide 3m ground clearance on all 3 trees, Reduce all crowns by 3m in height and 2m spread, leaving a residual height of 7m and residual spread of 4m. All standing in Woodland W1 of Tree Preservation Order.

23/01047/TNCA – Spring Cottagem Trycewell Lanem Ighthamm Sevenoaksm Kent TN15 9HN
G1 (applicant ref) 2 x Silver Birch – Reduce in height by 50% (Approx 4m). T1 (applicant ref) Sycamore – Reduce by 50% (Approx 3m). G2 (applicant ref) 2 x Silver Birch – Reduce in height by 50% (Approx 3m).

23/00980/LB – Mote Farm, Mote Road
Listed Building Application: Works to garage on the northern edge of the curtilage to include, removal of the entire existing thatch roof, and installation of new thatch to be laid as per the existing style and material. The internal dividing wattle and daub wall is in a vulnerable state and is at risk of further deterioration. Therefore, the proposal also involves this section of wall to be preserved in an acrylic casement to reduce further deterioration.

23/00963/TNCA – 25 Upper Spring Lane
T1: Dying Sweet Chestnut marked in woodland – Fell to ground level to remove risk of failure. T2: Twin Stemmed Dying Sweet Chestnut marked in woodland – Fell to ground level to remove risk of failure. Woods are used by residents on a regular basis and this is a safety hazard.


23/00970/FL – Woodlands, Sandy Lane
Erection of single storey extension and two infill extensions together with a detached garage.