Planning Committee - Wednesday, 13 October 2021 6.30pm

Venue: St George's Centre, Pembroke Road, Chatham Maritime, Chatham ME4 4UH

Contact: Ellen Wright, Democratic Services Officer 


No. Item


Apologies for absence


Record of meeting pdf icon PDF 406 KB

To approve the record of the meeting held on 18 August 2021 and the Special meeting on 2 September 2021.

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Urgent matters by reason of special circumstances

The Chairman will announce any late items which do not appear on the main agenda but which he/she has agreed should be considered by reason of special circumstances to be specified in the report. 


Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Other Significant Interests pdf icon PDF 371 KB

Members are invited to disclose any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or Other Significant Interests in accordance with the Member Code of Conduct.  Guidance on this is set out in agenda item 4.



Planning application - MC/20/1431 - Land North of Medway Road, Gillingham ME7 1NY pdf icon PDF 811 KB

Gillingham North


Construction of a Foodstore (Use Class E(a) - Retail) together with associated car and cycle parking, servicing, landscaping, and associated works. 

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Planning application - MC/21/2235 - Deangate Ridge Golf Course, Deangate Ridge Sports Complex, Dux Court Road, Hoo St Werburgh pdf icon PDF 571 KB



Temporary change of use (until 31 October 2023) to a grounds maintenance depot involving the parking of vehicles/grounds maintenance equipment and 17 shipping containers for storage, parking for workers and ancillary office use of the first floor of the former clubhouse together with the parking of minibuses.

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Planning application - MC/21/2289 - Medway Norse Depot, Pier Approach Road, Gillingham pdf icon PDF 662 KB

Gillingham North


Application for continued siting of a temporary building (until 31 October 2023).

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Planning application - MC/21/1186 - Buckland Lake Reserve, Buckland Road, Cliffe, Rochester pdf icon PDF 412 KB

Strood Rural


Part retrospective application for the change of use of shipping containers to gym/function room; fishery managers caravan to wellness treatment rooms together with proposed change of use of shipping containers to arts and crafts and wildlife courses; existing function room to cafe store and retail of healthy foods; extension to existing cafe; installation of 8 floating glamping cabins together with an addition of 10 kw solar panels.

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Planning application - MC/21/1703 - Land adjacent to Balancing Pond, St Andrews Park, Halling pdf icon PDF 569 KB

Cuxton and Halling


Variation of condition 12 (affordable provision) on planning permission MC/19/0994 to allow for a change in the percentage of affordable units to be provided on site from 50 units (56%) to 22 units (25%).

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Planning application - MC/21/2643 - 42 New Road, Chatham ME4 4QR pdf icon PDF 927 KB

Chatham Central


Change of use from a 6 person, 6 bedroom HMO (use class C4) to a 7 person, 7 bedroom HMO (sui generis) - revision to MC/21/1262.


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Planning application - MC/21/2223 - 104A, B And C Poplar Road, Strood, Rochester pdf icon PDF 679 KB

Strood South


Variation of condition 2 (approved plans) on planning permission MC/19/2692 to allow a minor material amendment for introduction of small studies (7.5 sq m max) to unit no's 1-4 and plan reconfiguration to suit.


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Planning application - MC/20/2884 - Port Werburgh, Vicarage Road, Hoo, Rochester pdf icon PDF 389 KB



Retrospective change of use of land from Marina to form part of adjacent mobile home park to provide 6 mobile homes. 

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Planning application - MC/21/1551 - 107 Station Road, Rainham, Gillingham pdf icon PDF 829 KB

Rainham North


Change of use of existing building and the formation of a hip to gable to facilitate construction of dormer to rear, and first floor infill extension to rear to provide three 1-bedroom dwellings, one 2-bedroom dwelling and two 1-bedroom flats, and the installation of solar panels to the south facing roof slope. Re-submission of MC/20/2886.


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Planning application - MC/21/1564 - Hazelbank, 189 Princes Avenue, Walderslade, Chatham pdf icon PDF 827 KB

Princes Park


Change of use to residential children's home (Class C2).

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Planning application - MC/21/2134 - 16 The Everglades, Hempstead, Gillingham pdf icon PDF 449 KB

Hempstead and Wigmore


Construction of a detached dwelling with associated parking.

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Planning application - MC/21/1239 - St Thomas More RC Primary School, Bleakwood Road, Walderslade, Chatham pdf icon PDF 750 KB



Installation of boundary fencing to the playing field along the boundary to the rear of Sussex Drive.

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Section 215 Enforcement pdf icon PDF 256 KB

This report details the action taken by the Environmental Enforcement Team (EET) with regard to section 215 issues in Q4 2020/21 and Q1 2021/22.


Exclusion of the press and public pdf icon PDF 166 KB

This report summarises the content of agenda items 19 and 20, which, in the opinion of the proper officer, contain exempt information within one of the categories in Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972. It is a matter for the Committee to determine whether the press and public should be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the documents.


Enforcement Proceedings: 1 January - 30 June 2021

This is the biannual report to committee informing Members of those enforcement proceedings during the period 1 January – 30 June 2021.

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Derelict Buildings: 1 July 2020 - 31 May 2021

This is the report to Planning Committee informing Members of the action taken by the Derelict and Empty Homes Officer with regard to key buildings and associated land in the Medway area during the period 1 July 2020 – 31 May 2021.


Additional Information - Supplementary agenda advice sheet pdf icon PDF 146 KB