Application Type: Non-householder planning application
Ward: South Bredon Hill
Application Received: 26 September 2013
Statutory Start Date: 28 October 2013
Consultation Period From: 4 November 2013
Consultation Period End: 14 January 2014
Decision Date: 23 December 2013
Case Officer: Gavin Greenhow
Decision: Approved - Planning application
This decision is subject to the following conditions:
The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.
Reason - In accordance with the requirements of Section 91 (1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by Section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.
Details of the form, colour and finish of the materials to be used externally on the walls and roofs shall be subject to the approval, in writing, of the Local Planning Authority before any work on the site commences.
Reason - To ensure that the development is visually satisfactory.
No part of the development shall be commenced until full details of soft landscaping works have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The details submitted must include:
i) a plan(s) showing details of all existing trees and hedges on the application site. The plan should include, for each tree/hedge, the accurate position, canopy spread and species, together with an indication of any proposals for felling/pruning and any proposed changes in ground level, or other works to be carried out, within the canopy spread. ii) a plan(s) showing the layout of proposed tree, hedge and shrub planting and grass areas. iii) a schedule of proposed planting - indicating species, sizes at time of planting and numbers/densities of plants. iv) a written specification outlining cultivation and other operations associated with plant and grass establishment. v) a schedule of maintenance, including watering and the control of competitive weed growth, for a minimum period of five years from first planting.
All planting and seeding/turfing shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details in the first planting and seeding/turfing seasons following the completion or first occupation/use of the development, whichever is the sooner.
Any trees or plants which, within a period of five years from the completion of the planting, die, are removed or become seriously damaged or diseased shall be replaced in the next planting season with others of similar size and species, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.
Reason - To protect and enhance the visual amenities of the area and to ensure the satisfactory development of the site in accordance with Policies GD2, ENV1 and ENV8 of the adopted Wychavon District Local Plan (June 2006).
All existing trees and hedges on site, or branches from trees on adjacent land that overhang the site, unless indicated on the approved plan(s) to be removed, shall be retained and shall not be felled or pruned or otherwise removed within a period of five years from the completion of the development without the previous written consent of the Local Planning Authority.
Temporary fencing for the protection of all retained trees/hedges on site during development shall be erected, to a minimum height of 1.2 metres, below the outermost limit of the branch spread, or at a distance equal to half the height of the tree, whichever is the further from the tree.
Such fencing should be erected in accordance with BS 5837:2005, before any materials or machinery are brought onto site and before any demolition or development, including erection of site huts, is commenced.
This protective fencing shall be maintained on site until the completion of development, and nothing should be stored or placed, nor shall any ground levels be altered, within the fenced area without the previous written consent of the Local Planning Authority.
There shall be no burning of any material within 10 metres of the extent of the canopy of any retained tree/hedge.
If any retained tree/hedge is removed, uprooted or destroyed or dies, replacement planting shall be carried out in the first available planting season of such species, sizes and numbers and in positions on site as may be specified by the Local Planning Authority.
Reason - To prevent existing trees/hedges from being damaged during construction work and to preserve the amenities of the locality in accordance with Policy ENV8 of the adopted Wychavon District Local Plan (June 2006).
The accommodation, illustrated as volunteers' accommodation on the submitted floor plan (drawing number VWH 11A), shall not be occupied at any time other than for purposes ancillary to the existing animal hospital at the site.
Reason - The Council would not be prepared to grant consent for the proposed accommodation, unconnected with the use of the application site for an animal hospital, given the location of the site in a rural area beyond the limits of a settlement boundary as defined in the adopted Wychavon District Local Plan (June 2006).
No development, including site clearance, shall take place until a working method statement has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority, which shall ensure that the development hereby approved is carried out in such a way that harm to amphibians is avoided both during site clearance and construction. The works shall thereafter be carried out in accordance with the approved method statement. On completion of these works a brief confirmation letter shall be submitted to the Local Planning Authority for approval.
Reason - To ensure protected species are not harmed by the development and an offence under the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010 is avoided.
Finished floor levels of the new building shall be set at least 600mm above existing ground levels.
Reason - To protect the building from flood risk
The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans:
1:2500 scale Location Plan; 1: 500 scale Block Plan; VWH 11A; VWH 12; VWH 13; VWH 14; VWH 15;
Reason - To define the permission.
Vale Wildlife Rescue
Mr C Walker
6 Flower Road
Stratford Upon Avon
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.