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 9SHOther planning applications at this location View location on map
Application Type: Change of use
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
Decision: Refused - Change of Use
This decision is subject to the following conditions:
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.
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)
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).
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
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).
Mr H O'Doherty
Sturport on Severn
Mr K Hughes
69 Design Studio
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