Planning Application

Case number W/13/02213/CU

Variation of condition 2 of planning application W/06/01999/CU to increase maximum of touring caravans to 27 and removal of condition 3 of planning application W/06/01999/CU that restricts maximum length of stay to 28 days.

Location: Shorthill Caravan Site, Crossway Green, Stourport on Severn, DY13 9SH

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Application Type: Change of use

Parish: Hartlebury

Ward: Hartlebury

Application Received: 22 October 2013

Statutory Start Date: 12 November 2013

Consultation Period From: 15 November 2013

Consultation Period End: 10 December 2013

Decision Date: 7 January 2014

Case Officer: David Addison

Status: Decided

Decision: Refused - Change of Use

This decision is subject to the following conditions:

  1. The application site is located in the open countryside in what is considered a unsustainable location. The proposed removal of condition 3 of planning approval W/06/01999/CU, that would allow for permanent residential occupation in this location, where the primary movement of residents to services and facilities would be via private car, would not represent a sustainable form of development. This proposal goes against the golden thread of the Framework and therefore fails to comply with paragraphs 7 and 14 of the Framework.

  2. The proposed additional 6 touring caravans, in addition to the existing approved 21 touring caravans, would not constitute a 'small site' as defined in criterion a) of saved local plan Policy ECON20. It has not been demonstrated that the approved site for the siting of touring caravans, or this application site, could reasonably accommodate an additional 6 touring caravans without significant harm to the amenities of the occupiers of the touring site, in terms of basic amenity levels and fire safety. As such, it is considered that the proposals would be contrary to criterion a) and b) of saved Policy ECON20 of the Wychavon District Local Plan (June 2006)

  3. The application has failed to reasonably demonstrate that the existing site drainage and sewage facilities have sufficient capacity to accommodate the additional 6 touring caravans and increase occupancy. As such, it is considered that the proposals would be contrary to criterion e) of saved Policy ECON20 of the Wychavon District Local Plan (June 2006).

  4. No secure arrangements are in place, and no willingness has been shown by the applicant, to ensure the provision of contributions to be made towards the enhancement/provision of education facilities within the area; public open space; the Worcester transport strategy; recycling; off site cycling infrastructure; enhancement/provision of off- site open play space; built sports facilities and public art installations. As such, the application is contrary to saved policies GD3, SR5 and COM12 of the Wychavon District Local Plan 2006, the provisions of the Council's Supplementary Planning Document on Education Contributions (April 2007) and the provisions of the Council's Supplementary Planning Guidance Note on Developer Contributions Towards Service Infrastructure

  5. No legal agreement is in place, and no willingness has been shown by the applicant, to secure the provision of any affordable housing contribution. For this reason the proposed development and application is contrary to saved Policies GD3 and COM2 of the Wychavon District Local Plan 2006, the provisions of the Council's Affordable Housing SPG as well as the provisions of the National Planning Policy Framework on delivering a wide choice of high quality homes (in particular paragraph 50).

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Applicant

Mr H O'Doherty
Crossway Green
Sturport on Severn
Worcs

Agent

Mr K Hughes
KRH Design
69 Design Studio
Bretforton Road
Badsey
Evesham

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W/16/01563/OU
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Outline: Pending Consideration
Outline Application For 6No Holiday Static Caravans With All Matters Reserved
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W/15/03009/OU
Date: 3 December 2015
Outline: Refused - Outline
Outline application with all matters reserved for the change of use of land for the stationing of up to 6no. static caravans for permanent occupation.
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W/14/00297/CU
Date: 13 March 2014
Change of use: Refused - Change of Use
The use of land for the stationing of caravans for residential purposes for 10 no. gypsy pitches, 1 site managers pitch together with the formation of additional hard standing and utility/ dayrooms ancillary to that use, and the siting of 24 no. touring caravans for transit pitches for use by gypsy and travellers.
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W/13/02227/CU
Date: 13 January 2014
Change of use: Withdrwn by Applicant/Agent/Non determin
Change of use of land from caravan storage (60 no) to touring caravan campsite for up to 30 caravans and a static caravan.
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W/06/01999/CU
Date: 14 November 2006
Change of use: Approved - Change of Use
application under section 73 to vary condition 10 on consent w/05/01935/cu to permit 21 touring caravans to be sited at any one time in area four (as per submitted plan) and to permit occupation for 11 months in any year (not between 15th january and 15th february in any year).
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