Change of use of field to extend existing cemetery with access from Defford Road.
Location: Field Adjacent to, Pershore Cemetery, Defford Road, PershoreView location on map
Application Type: Change of use
Application Received: 17 February 2014
Statutory Start Date: 28 February 2014
Consultation Period From: 6 March 2014
Consultation Period End: 4 April 2014
Decision Date: 26 June 2014
Case Officer: Emma Worley
Decision: Approved - Change of Use
This decision is subject to the following conditions:
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.
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 development shall take place other than in accordance with the Written Scheme of Investigation approved under condition (A). C) The site investigation and post investigation assessment must be 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.
No development shall take place until full details of an Ecological Mitigation and Enhancement Strategy based on up-to-date survey information is submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The details shall include:
i) the results of a dedicated reptile presence/ absence survey in accordance with the recommendations in paragraph 4.2 of the Phase 1 Habitat Survey and Protected Species Survey Assessment by Worcestershire Wildlife Consultancy dated January 2014;
ii) timing constraints in respect of great crested newts, unless an assessment of the pond situated approx. 300m to the south-west of the site indicates that these are not required;
iii) details of precautionary and protection measures to ensure protected species and retained habitats are not harmed during and after construction;
iv) method statement for site preparation and establishment of target features;
v) details of long term management;
vi) lighting information to secure dark corridors;
vii) timing of the works.
The Ecological Mitigation and Enhancement Strategy shall thereafter be implemented in accordance with the approved details.
Reason - To ensure that the proposed development contributes to the conservation and enhancement of biodiversity within the site and for the wider area in accordance with paragraphs 109 and 118 of the Framework, the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended) and the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010.
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 and to provide ecological mitigation and enhancement - in accordance with Policy GD2, Policy ENV1, Policy SUR2 of the Wychavon District Local Plan (June 2006).
The development hereby permitted shall not be brought into use until the vehicular accesses, entrances, internal and external traffic management signage, aisle widths, turning area, car parking facilities shown on the approved plan have been properly consolidated, surfaced, and the car parking spaces demarcated on the ground, 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 highway safety..
The development hereby approved shall not be commenced until means of vehicular access for construction traffic accessing the application site hereby approved shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority and this means of access to the application site shall thereafter be retained and kept available for construction use at all times.
Reason: In the interests of highway safety.
Before any other works hereby approved are commenced, the alterations to the "in" and the "out" vehicular access between the nearside edge of the adjoining carriageway and the highway boundary shall be carried out in accordance with a specification to be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority, at a gradient not steeper than 1 in 20 for the first 6 metres from the nearside edge of the adjoining road A4104 and thereafter to the entrance 1 in 12.
Reason: As identified in the Road Safety Audit, In the interests of highway safety
Any access gates shall be made to open inwards only.
Reason: In the interests of highway safety.
Prior to the first use of the car park hereby approved secure parking for 4 cycles shall be provided and this facility shall thereafter be retained for the parking of cycles only.
Reason: In the interests of sustainable transport.
Drainage arrangements shall be provided to ensure that surface water from the application site does not discharge onto the public highway. No drainage from the proposed development shall be allowed to discharge into any highway drain or over any part of the public highway.
Reason In the interests of highway safety.
The development hereby permitted shall not begin until a Construction Method Statement has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The approved statement shall be adhered to throughout the construction period. The statement shall provide for: a) The parking of vehicles of site operatives and visitors; b) Loading and unloading of plant and materials; c) Storage of plant and materials used in constructing the development.
Reason: To prevent indiscriminate parking in the interests of highway safety
The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans:
Amended Location Plan (25.3.14) Drawing number tgms 0413.1-2 Rev 2 - Proposed Layout (Option 1) Existing Block Plan Drawing number tgms 0413.1-1 - Existing Levels Drawing number TGMS0413.1-4 Drainage Design
Reason - To define the permission.
Prior to the first use of the development hereby permitted, the details set out in the submitted Drainage Design shown on drawing number TGMS0413.1-4 shall be fully implemented and remain thereafter.
Reason : To minimise the risk of pollution from the proposed development
Pershore Town Council
Town Hall 34 High Street
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