Monthly Archives: November 2017

Call in by the Secretary of State

This is the response to our letter requesting that the Secretary of State calls in the planning application: It is the Secretary of State’s policy to wait for the local planning authority to assess an application before he considers whether to intervene. If the Council resolves to grant planning permission (but before it issues the […]

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NHS Comment

The South East Kent Clinical Commissioning Group has commented on the planning application. They have requested an upfront s106 contribution of £151200 to allow an extension of the Oaklands surgery to deal with the extra demand. They note that other developments have been allowed in Hythe with no such contribution which has impacted on the […]

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KCC Archaeology Objection

The archaeology department of Kent County Council has submitted a comment to the planning application that says that the harm to the historic environment provides sufficiently strong grounds for the application to be refused. They say that it is not enough  to consider the impact of the development on certain fixed views as the applicant […]

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Local Plan Consultation Delayed

We were expecting the final public consultation on the draft local plan to take place in Sept/Oct. This is the explanation for the delay from Ben Geering, Head of Planning: “The cabinet resolution from July identified a requirement for further matters to be addressed ahead of the consultation, with delegated authority to the Head of […]

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