Planning Application

Case number W/03/00837/CU

PRIVATE GYPSY CARAVAN SITE

Location: Cornshire Field Farm, Elmbridge, Droitwich, WR9

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Application Type: Change of use

Parish: Elmbridge

Ward: Lovett & North Claines

Application Received: 30 April 2003

Statutory Start Date: 18 September 2003

Consultation Period From:

Consultation Period End: 9 October 2003

Decision Date: 10 November 2003

Case Officer: Graeme Duerden

Status: Appeal Decided

Decision: Refused - Change of Use

This decision is subject to the following conditions:

  1. The application site lies within an area of confirmed Green Belt, in a location characterised by open countryside outside of any defined settlement boundary. The proposed development occupies a prominent location, especially when viewed from an adjacent public footpath which crosses the site, and it is considered that the development proposed is materially harmful to the openness, character and appearance of the Green Belt and to the amenities of the existing adjacent dwellings. There is a general presumption against the proposed development and there are no very special circumstances which would outweigh the harm caused in this case. The proposed development is therefore contrary to Worcestershire County Structure Plan Policies D12, D17, D39 and CTC1; to Wychavon District Local Plan Polices BC2 and H9; to Wychavon District Local Plan Review Polices GD1, GD2, SR7 and ENV1; and to the advice contained within PPG2.

  2. Notwithstanding Reason 1 above, it is not considered that a genuine need for the use of this land as a private gypsy site has been demonstrated, or that such a need (should it exist) constitutes very special circumstances which would outweigh the locational objections contained within Reason 1 above. This site is poorly located with respect to necessary facilities and services and the development proposed is contrary to Worcestershire County Structure Plan Policy D18; to Wychavon District Local Plan Policy H18; to Wychavon District Local Plan Review Policy COM7 and to the advice contained within Circular 1/94.

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Applicant

Mr D Doe
Cornshire Fields Farm
Elmsbridge Lane
Cooksey Green
DROITWICH Worcs

Agent

Dr A Murdoch
The Community Law Partnership
4th Floor Ruskin Chambers
191 Corporation Street
BIRMINGHAM

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W/01/00714/CU
Date: 11 May 2001
Change of use: Refused - Change of Use
RE-SUBMISSION OF PREVIOUS PLANNING APPLICATION FOR CHANGE OF USE OF LAND FOR KEY AGRICULTURAL WORKER'S MOBILE HOME.
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