Application Type: Non-householder planning application
Application Received: 31 October 2013
Statutory Start Date: 7 November 2013
Consultation Period From: 12 November 2013
Consultation Period End: 5 December 2013
Decision Date: 18 December 2013
Case Officer: David Addison
Decision: Refused - Planning
This decision is subject to the following conditions:
This application fails to demonstrate any essential need for a agricultural worker to live on site. The submission seeks to justify the proposed agricultural workers dwelling on the grounds of security; animal care; and business expansion. However, it is not considered that any of these grounds would reasonably justify the provision of a dwelling on the holding, either individually or cumulatively. It is considered that the application fails to demonstrate satisfactorily that the proposal is in compliance with criterion a) of saved Policy COM7 of the Wychavon District Local Plan (June 2006) or the guidance contained in paragraph 55 of the Framework.
The application has failed to demonstrate that any 'need' for a agricultural worker to live on or near to the site could not be met by any available dwelling elsewhere in the vicinity that is affordable to an agricultural worker. It has not been sufficiently justified as to why an available dwelling in the local area cannot meet the need and therefore the application is considered to be contrary to criterion d) of saved Policy COM7 of the Wychavon District Local Plan (June 2006).
The application is considered to have failed to demonstrate either that the enterprise has been established for at least three years, or has been profitable for at least one year and is financially sound with a reasonable prospect of remaining so. The submitted evidence confirms that the farm shop was completed less than 18 months ago, and the submitted trading figures appear to be only future projections. It is considered therefore that the application fails to comply with criterion c) of saved Policy COM7 of the Wychavon District Local Plan (June 2006)
Mr M and Mrs H Bailey
The Black Pig Company
Mr J Hallam
John Hallam Associates
4 Essex House
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