Application Type: Change of use
Ward: Lovett & North Claines
Application Received: 2 July 2003
Statutory Start Date: 29 July 2003
Consultation Period From:
Consultation Period End:
Decision Date: 16 September 2003
Case Officer: Emma Ridley
Status: Appeal Decided
Decision: Refused - Change of Use
This decision is subject to the following conditions:
The applicants have not demonstrated a need for this proposal and failed to demonstrate that their proposal would not detrimentally affect the viability of vitality of sequentially preferred retail operations. In addition the proposed use of this area of land for the display and sale of conservatories, greenhouses and sheds car parking is considered to be an inappropriate retail use in this rural open location outside any defined settlement boundary, in the Green Belt. This retail use would cause harm to the openness of the Green Belt. The proposal is contrary to polices D33, D39 and CTC1 of the adopted Worcestershire Structure Plan, Polices BC2 and AG18 of the adopted Wychavon District Local Plan and Polices GD1, GD2, SR7 and ECON10 of the Local Plan Review Revised Deposit.
The open display area for conservatories, sheds and green houses located in this visually prominent location is considered to create an incongruous group of structures in this prominent location and to have a detrimental visual impact on the character and openness of the Green Belt to the detriment of this Green Belt. The proposal is contrary to polices CTC1 and D39 of the adopted Worcestershire Structure Plan. Polices BC2 and AG18 of the adopted Wychavon District Local Plan and polices GD1, GD2 and SR7 of the Local Plan Review Revised Deposit.
The proposed development would introduce a further commercial use on this site which is likely to result in additional vehicles slowing down, waiting and making turning movements on the principal road, the A38, which would be contrary to the interests of highway safety.
J Christopher Ashton
The Orchard Office
off Northwick Road
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