The agenda for the Princes Parade outline planning application to made by Folkestone & Hythe District Council and determined by the Licensing & Planning Committee on the 16th August 2018 is now available to the public.
We have highlighted the words “with all matters reserved” as we believe they too should be be dealt with openly and transparently.
Reserved matters are those aspects of a proposed development which an applicant can choose not to submit details of with an outline planning application, (ie they can be ‘reserved’ for later determination). These are defined in article 2 of the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015 as:
‘Access’ – the accessibility to and within the site, for vehicles, cycles and pedestrians in terms of the positioning and treatment of access and circulation routes and how these fit into the surrounding access network.
‘Appearance’ – the aspects of a building or place within the development which determine the visual impression the building or place makes, including the external built form of the development, its architecture, materials, decoration, lighting, colour and texture.
‘Landscaping’ – the treatment of land (other than buildings) for the purpose of enhancing or protecting the amenities of the site and the area in which it is situated and includes: (a) screening by fences, walls or other means; (b) the planting of trees, hedges, shrubs or grass; (c) the formation of banks, terraces or other earthworks; (d) the laying out or provision of gardens, courts, squares, water features, sculpture or public art; and (e) the provision of other amenity features;
‘Layout’ – the way in which buildings, routes and open spaces within the development are provided, situated and orientated in relation to each other and to buildings and spaces outside the development.
‘Scale’ – the height, width and length of each building proposed within the development in relation to its surroundings.
Under section 92 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, applications for approval of reserved matters must be made within a specified time-limit, normally 3 years from the date outline planning permission was granted.
In a change to the law on the 23rd Feb 2018 Planning permission which any local authority grants to itself runs with the land. So if FHDC were to sell the land to a developer planning permission would also go to the developer who would NOT have to re-apply.
So all we can say people is please do turn up on 16th at 18:15 to let the Council know the strength of feeling there is regarding Princes Parade, but do remember the chamber has on 36 places for members of the public.
The Shepwayvox Team – Dissent is NOT a Crime