Planning Application

Case number W/13/02369/PN

The construction of a pond and eco bird hide for the attraction and conservation of flora and fauna for personal enjoyment.

Location: Land Rear of, Woodlands, Rous Lench

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Application Type: Non-householder planning application

Parish: Rous Lench

Ward: Inkberrow

Application Received: 13 November 2013

Statutory Start Date: 26 November 2013

Consultation Period From: 29 November 2013

Consultation Period End: 4 February 2014

Decision Date: 6 February 2014

Case Officer: Hannah Connell

Status: Decided

Decision: Approved - Planning application

This decision is subject to the following conditions:

  1. 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.

  2. Prior to the first use/occupation of the development hereby permitted, the details set out in the submitted Water Management Statement and the email dated the 20th January 2014 shall be fully implemented and remain thereafter. Reason - To ensure that an appropriate sustainable drainage system is provided to serve the development and to reduce the consumption of water. This is in accordance with the SPD on Water Management.

  3. The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans:


    Reason - To define the permission.

  4. Site clearance and construction works shall be carried out in such a way as to minimise risk of harm to amphibians and small mammals. Precautionary measures shall include:

    Timing: Restrict works to the winter period, as there is no hibernation habitat present and keep duration of groundworks as short as possible. Cut the grassland sward in the area subject to excavation short during the winter. Backfill trenches and other excavations before nightfall, or leave a ramp to allow animals to easily exit. Raise stored materials that might act as temporary resting places off the ground, e.g. on pallets.

    Reason - to prevent harm to protected species in accordance with the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended) and the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010.

  5. Full details of soft landscaping and biodiversity enhancement measures shall be 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. ii) a plan(s) showing the layout of proposed tree, hedge, shrub and other planting, grass areas and areas of terrestrial habitat for amphibians. 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 biodiversity value of the area and to ensure the satisfactory development of the site - in accordance with Policy ENV6, ENV7 and ENV8 of the Wychavon District Local Plan (June 2006) and paragraphs 109 and 118 of the NPPF

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Mr L Wing
Rous Lench

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