Planning Application

Case number W/14/00099/CU

Change of use of land and erection of eight holiday lodges including removal of existing pole barn; erection of steel portal frame storage barn

Location: Hopyard Farm, Bourne Road, Defford, Worcester, WR8 9BS

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Application Type: Change of use

Parish: Strensham

Ward: Eckington

Application Received: 17 January 2014

Statutory Start Date: 29 January 2014

Consultation Period From: 3 February 2014

Consultation Period End: 12 April 2014

Decision Date: 21 March 2014

Case Officer: Emma Ridley

Status: Decided

Decision: Approved - Change of Use

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. A) No development shall take place until a programme of archaeological work, including a Written Scheme of Investigation, has been submitted to and approved by the local planning authority in writing. The scheme shall include an assessment of significance and research questions; and: 1. The programme and methodology of site investigation and recording. 2. The programme for post investigation assessment. 3. Provision to be made for analysis of the site investigation and recording. 4. Provision to be made for publication and dissemination of the analysis and records of the site investigation 5. Provision to be made for archive deposition of the analysis and records of the site investigation 6. Nomination of a competent person or persons/organisation to undertake the works set out within the Written Scheme of Investigation. B) No demolition/development shall take place other than in accordance with the Written Scheme of Investigation approved under condition (A). C) The development shall not be occupied until the site investigation and post investigation assessment has been completed in accordance with the programme set out in the Written Scheme of Investigation approved under condition (A) and the provision made for analysis, publication and dissemination of results and archive deposition has been secured.

    Reason: In accordance with the requirements of paragraph 141 of the National Planning Policy Framework.

  3. Prior to the first use/occupation of the development hereby permitted, the details set out in the submitted Water Management Statement 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.

  4. No part of the development shall be commenced until full details of soft landscaping works have been 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. The plan should include, for each tree/hedge, the accurate position, canopy spread and species, together with an indication of any proposals for felling/pruning and any proposed changes in ground level, or other works to be carried out, within the canopy spread. ii) a plan(s) showing the layout of proposed tree, hedge and shrub planting and grass areas. 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 visual amenities of the area and to ensure the satisfactory development of the site.

  5. All existing trees and hedges on site, or branches from trees on adjacent land that overhang the site, unless indicated on the approved plan(s) to be removed, shall be retained and shall not be felled or pruned or otherwise removed within a period of five years from the completion of the development without the previous written consent of the Local Planning Authority.

    Temporary fencing for the protection of all retained trees/hedges on site during development shall be erected, to a minimum height of 1.2 metres, below the outermost limit of the branch spread, or at a distance equal to half the height of the tree, whichever is the further from the tree.

    Such fencing should be erected in accordance with BS 5837:2005, before any materials or machinery are brought onto site and before any demolition or development, including erection of site huts, is commenced.

    This protective fencing shall be maintained on site until the completion of development, and nothing should be stored or placed, nor shall any ground levels be altered, within the fenced area without the previous written consent of the Local Planning Authority.

    There shall be no burning of any material within 10 metres of the extent of the canopy of any retained tree/hedge.

    If any retained tree/hedge is removed, uprooted or destroyed or dies, replacement planting shall be carried out in the first available planting season of such species, sizes and numbers and in positions on site as may be specified by the Local Planning Authority.

    Reason - To prevent existing trees/hedges from being damaged during construction work and to preserve the amenities of the locality.

  6. This permission only allows the use of the site for the siting of log cabins for holiday use only. None of the units provided on the site shall be used as permanent residential accommodation.

    Reason - To ensure that the units are not occupied all year round since this would otherwise enable them to be occupied as though they were permanent residential accommodation which would be contrary to development plan policies directing most new housing to urban areas and other sustainable locations and contrary to the tourism accommodation proposal which defines the proposal.

  7. The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans: MC01 Rev a Promap 1:500, Revised 1:1250 Block Plan, Barn Elevations, Log Cabin Floor Plan, Log Cabin Elevations.

    Reason - To define the permission.

  8. No development shall take place until an ecological mitigation and enhancement scheme has been drawn up by a suitably qualified ecologist, submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. This shall be based on the recommendations contained within parg. 5.2 and 5.3 of the Bearwood Associates Ltd Phase 1 Habitat Survey and Protected Species Survey Assessment dated 20 Nov 2013. They shall also include details of precautionary measures for reptiles and amphibians, details of external lighting, as well as suitable precautionary measures in respect of nesting birds and other species. The works shall thereafter be carried out in accordance with the approved details unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

    Reason - To make appropriate provision for protected species within the development in accordance with paragraphs 109 and 118 of the National Planning Policy Framework.

  9. Before any log cabins are brought on to the site the subject of this planning consent, details of their external colour and the roofing materials shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The log cabins shall be built in accordance with the approved details and retained in that form thereafter.

    Reason - To ensure that the appearance of the site is satisfactory in order to minimise its impact on the surrounding rural area.

  10. The development hereby permitted shall not be occupied into use until the roadways and parking facilities shown on the approved plan have been properly consolidated, surfaced, drained and otherwise constructed in accordance with details to be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority and these areas shall thereafter be retained and kept available for those uses at all times.

    Reason: In the interests of vehicle and pedestrian safety.

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Applicant

Mr P Earl
Hopyard Farm
Bourne Road
Defford
Worcester

Agent

Mr M Cluley
Carver Knowles
11Strensham Business Park
Strensham
Worcester

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