Application Type: Outline
Application Received: 29 July 2003
Statutory Start Date: 5 August 2003
Consultation Period From:
Consultation Period End:
Decision Date: 23 September 2003
Case Officer: Robert Peel
Decision: Refused - Outline
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 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 any 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 Policies SD6, SD7 and 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 Deposit and fails to comply with the guidance contained in PPG7.
The proposed permanent dwelling and associated curtilage and resultant paraphernalia that would result in the curtilage 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 would harm the setting of the adjoining Listed Building. This would be contrary to Policies CTC1, CTC19 of the adopted Worcestershire County Structure Plan, Policy CB5 of the adopted Wychavon District Local Plan and Policy ENV1 of the Wychavon District Local Plan Revised Deposit.
The proposal does not show any means of access from the publicly maintained highway to the dwelling and so would fail to comply with Policy GD2 of the Wychavon District Local Plan 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.
Mrs S Fox
The Hadley Bowling Green Inn
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