PROPOSED REPLACEMENT WITH A SINGLE-STOREY DWELLING.
Location: The Old Retreat, Woodbury Lane, Norton, Worcester, WR5 2PTView location on map
Application Type: Non-householder planning application
Ward: Norton & Whittington
Application Received: 2 June 2003
Statutory Start Date: 16 June 2003
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Decision Date: 22 July 2003
Case Officer: Robert Peel
Decision: Refused - Planning
This decision is subject to the following conditions:
The site is situated within the open countryside outside any defined Settlement Boundary as set out in the adopted Wychavon District Local Plan. Whilst there is an existing twin mobile home stationed on the site, it does not benefit from established residential use rights and is not recognised as a permanent dwelling. The proposal is therefore tantamount to a new permanent dwelling within the open countryside and not for the replacement of an existing dwelling. No evidence has been provided to justify allowing a permanent dwelling in this unsustainable rural location in the open countryside. The proposal is therefore contrary to Policy D10 of the adopted Worcestershire County Structure Plan, Policies BC1 and H9 of the adopted Wychavon District Local Plan and Policy GD1 of the Wychavon District Local Plan Revised Review Deposit and fails to comply with the guidance contained in PPG7.
The proposed permanent bungalow would perpetuate and intensify the visual impact of the development on this sensitive site in the open countryside. This would adversely affect the character and appearance of this open landscape, and be contrary to policy CTC1 of the adopted Worcestershire County Structure Plan and policy ENV1 of the Wychavon District Local Plan Review Revised Deposit.
The application site as shown outlined red on the submitted plans, includes an area to the front which does not form part of the existing curtilage of the site. The change of use of this land to residential would have a harmful impact on the character of the open countryside and would be contrary to policies BC1 of the adopted Wychavon District Local Plan and Policies ENV1 and SUR12 of the Wychavon District Local Plan Review Revised Deposit.
Approval of this proposal would be likely to result in the submission of further similar proposals in the District, which would be more difficult to resist and would lead to the progressive harm to the character of the open countryside contrary to the advice in PPG7.
16 West Park
Nick Carroll RIBA - Architect
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