Application Type: Outline
Parish: North & Middle Littleton
Ward: The Littletons
Application Received: 12 May 2003
Statutory Start Date: 20 May 2003
Consultation Period From:
Consultation Period End:
Decision Date: 13 June 2003
Case Officer: Mark Lynch
Decision: Refused - Outline
This decision is subject to the following conditions:
The adopted Worcestershire County Structure Plan and Wychavon District Local Plan seek to limit housing development sites within defined towns and villages, except for those dwellings essential to the proper management of agriculture, forestry or an existing or new enterprise which itself needs to be located outside a settlement, and where it can be demonstrated that the need for the proposed development could not be met within an existing settlement or by another dwelling located elsewhere on the site. The overall County strategy has been further refined by the District Council in the form of both the adopted Wychavon District Local Plan and the Wychavon District Local Plan Review (First Deposit) which define the limits of towns and villages within the district as a basis for the consideration of planning applications.
The application site lies outside the area defined by the development boundary where development is generally restricted unless in accordance with policies D10 of the Structure Plan, H9 of the Wychavon District Local Plan and GD1 of the Wychavon District Local Plan Review (First Deposit).
The proposed development would fail to meet any of the limited exceptions set out in these policies and would, by virtue of its siting within the rural area remote from the nearest development boundary at Middle Littleton, constitute an unwarranted and unwelcome encroachment into the rural area, contrary to aims and objectives of the Development Plan and those of the Wychavon District Local Plan Review (First Deposit).
Mrs P R Fitton
Reardene, Cleeve Road
Note: The map marker shows the approximate centre of the application postcode, if available, or the nearest geocoded location from the address. The actual location may be slightly different.