Planning Application

Case number W/13/02572/CU

Siting of 6 no. shipping containers for 5 years (retrospective).

Location: Droitwich Rugby Club, Hanbury Road, Droitwich Spa

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Application Type: Change of use

Parish: Hanbury

Ward: Inkberrow

Application Received: 16 December 2013

Statutory Start Date: 5 March 2014

Consultation Period From: 10 March 2014

Consultation Period End: 11 April 2014

Decision Date: 30 April 2014

Case Officer: Bill Gairns

Status: Decided

Decision: Refused - Change of Use

This decision is subject to the following conditions:

  1. The protection of the openness of the Green Belt is an overriding planning consideration and there is a presumption against inappropriate development within it. The retention of the existing 6 shipping containers is considered to detract from the open character of the Green Belt. As such, it is considered that the siting of the shipping containers constitutes inappropriate development in the Green Belt. Insufficiant evidence of very special circumstances have been demonstrated in this application, or are considered to exist in this case, that would outweigh the harm caused by reasons of inappropriateness. Therefore, the retention of the existingshipping containers is considered contrary to saved Policy SR7 of the Wychavon District Local Plan (June 2006) and paragraphs 87 and 88 of the National Planning Policy Framework.

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Droitwich Rugby Football Club
The Glynn Mitchell Memorial Ground
Hanbury Road
Droitwich Spa


Mr R Bray
Droitwich Rugby Football Club
6 Drovers Way
Astwood Farm

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Date: 6 March 2014
Certificate of Lawfulness Existing: Certified - Cert of Lawfulness Existing
Certificate of lawfulness (existing) for the storage of 2no shipping containers
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Date: 9 July 2012
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Retaining of existing storage containers, extension of car parking, erection of 8 no. flagpoles, erection of archery clubhouse and archery shelter.
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