Agenda item

Planning application - MC/22/2302 254 Maidstone Road, Rainham, Gillingham, ME8 0HH

Rainham Central Ward

Construction of a detached dwelling to rear with access via Camellia Close.




The Senior Planner outlined the application in detail for the construction of a detached dwelling to the rear with access via Camellia Close and drew Members attention to amendments to conditions 2 and 13 as set out in the supplementary agenda advice sheet No 1. 


Objections were raised in relation to overlooking and the impact of neighbouring privacy.  The only window that could cause any overlooking would be the dormer window to the rear.  As the proposed site was within an existing residential area, the outlook from that window would not go above and beyond the existing mutual overlooking of two properties in Camellia Close and no objections had been raised. 


Another objection related to parking and Medway’s interim parking standards required two parking spaces for the development of which this application provided.


The impact of newts in the neighbouring garden was raised however the location of the pond was not identified.  It was not considered the application would have an impact on the newt population.


The applicant had agreed to replant a tree, that was originally on the grass verge on Camilla Close, to mitigate the loss of the larch which had been removed and was included in the amended condition 13 in the supplementary agenda advice sheet No 1.




Approved with conditions 1, 3 to 12 as set out in the report for the reasons stated in the report.  Replace conditions 2 and 13 as shown in the supplementary agenda advice sheet No. 1 as follows:


Replace condition 2 as follows:


2        The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans:


Received 26 September 2022:

1180A Proposed Section and Streetview Rev C

1180A Proposed Front Section Rev C

1180A Side Section Rev C


Received 19 December 2022:


1180A Proposed Plans Rev C 1

180A Proposed Elevations Rev D


Received 6 January 2023:


1180A Proposed Block Plan Rev E


Reason: For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.


Replace condition 13 as follows:


Notwithstanding the submitted details, the dwelling shall not be occupied until details of a replacement tree (to be located to the front of the plot) has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Details shall include species, size, and siting of the replacement tree as well as a maintenance plan. The replacement tree shall be planted by a competent person in accordance with the approved details and the best arboricultural practice and recommendations contained in British Standard 8545:2014 Trees from nursery to independence in the landscape. The replacement tree shall be planted in the first planting season (between the months of November and March) following first occupation of the dwelling herein approved.


If the replacement tree was removed, uprooted, destroyed, or dies, another tree shall be planted at the same place and that tree shall be of such size and species, and shall be planted at such time as may be specified in writing by the Local Planning Authority.


Reason: To minimise the impact of the proposal on the amenity of the area in accordance with Policy BNE1 of the Medway Local Plan 2003.

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