Planning Committee Meeting 8th of December 2020

A method of holding meetings of local councils using electronic equipment and techniques has now been approved by the government, in which the Zoom app has been approved by Government to be used for Council business. Zoom is the leader in modern video communication, being an easy and reliable platform for video and audio conferencing.

Walmer Parish Council is carrying out its function as a statutory consultee on planning applications in Walmer and will hold committee meetings on the Zoom platform as outlined above.  Visits to applicants will be not be carried out at the present time due to social distancing restrictions.

The next Planning meeting will be held remotely on the 8th of December 2020 at 7pm

If you have an interest in any of the planning applications below and which will be on the agenda which you can access on the Council’s website under Meetings/Agendas and would like to make your views known, then in the first instance please send an email marked for the attention of the Planning Committee Clerk to

DOV/20/01289 | T1 London Plane – Reduce to three metres above divergence in main stem to create a unified canopy and reduce stress throughout. | Land South West Of 8 Poets Walk Walmer

DOV/20/01260 | London Plane (northern tree) – reduce up to ten branches growing out over neighbour’s boundary wall to 4-5m from trunk, two branches over drive to 2-3m from trunk and four branches over parking bay to 2-3m from trunk – all to natural pruning points London Plane (southern tree) – main limb (on southern side), reduce by a maximum of five metres, reduce branch above by a maximum of five metres and four branches on western side of trunk by a maximum of five metres – all to natural pruning points | Victoria Place Halliday Drive Walmer

DOV/20/01252 | Change of use and conversion to 2no. ground floor flats with alterations to doors and windows | 311-313 Dover Road Walmer

DOV/20/01218 | Enlargement of front window and raising of sill of side window | 45 James Hall Gardens Walmer

DOV/20/01224 | Variation of Condition 24 (highways) of planning permission DOV/14/00361 to allow changes to off-site highway works (application under Section 73) | Land Off Station Road Walmer

DOV/20/01242 | Erection of a detached dwelling and creation of associated parking | 42 Channel Lea Walmer

DOV/20/01349 | T1 – Sycamore – crown reduction by two metres T2 – Sycamore – crown reduction by four metres T3 – Sycamore – crown reduction by two metres T4 – Beech – crown reduction by two metres | 37 Blake Close Walmer


The decision on all planning applications is made by the District or County Council not by the Parish Council

  • In determining the Parish Council’s response, the Parish Council will notify when possible, parishioners adjacent to the applicant/s address including the applicant (When social distancing restrictions are lifted)
  • Each Planning Application will be an agenda item on the Parish Council Meeting Agenda – nearest date to when the application is notified to the council. 
  • Any  member of the public may attend the online Planning Meeting to speak about any planning agenda item.
  • In commenting on planning applications and determining a resolution, the Parish Councillors will take into account the views and comments made by parishioners together with any Material Considerations.

A material consideration is a matter that should be taken into account, in deciding a planning application or an appeal against a planning decision.(Below is a list of planning material considerations)

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WPC Planning Leaflet

This leaflet is available to collect from Walmer Parish Council, 8 The Strand, Walmer.