Application Type: Non-householder planning application
Ward: Broadway & Wickhamford
Application Received: 25 February 2014
Statutory Start Date: 27 March 2014
Consultation Period From: 1 April 2014
Consultation Period End: 2 May 2014
Decision Date: 20 May 2014
Case Officer: Stephen Holloway
Decision: Refused - Planning
This decision is subject to the following conditions:
Whilst recognising the, albeit limited contribution, of a single dwelling to the councils 5 year housing land supply, the proposal due to its size, scale, design and orientation within the site would result in demonstrable harm by virtue of adverse overlooking of both 9 and 13 Smallbrook Road and create two predominately blank gable walls to the North East and South West elevations, which would provide an imposing and overbearing elevation to the detriment of 11 Smallbrook Road and negatively impact the built design of the street scene to Foster Drive. Consequently, the benefits of the scheme are not outweighed by the negative impacts.
The proposal is therefore contrary to saved Local Plan Policies GD2, ENV1, SUR1 and the Wychavon District Residential Design Guide, as well as emerging South Worcestershire Development Plan Policies 21 and 25 and paragraph 7, 14 and 69 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) which promotes sustainable development and looks to ensure that development improves the character and quality of an area and the way it functions.
The proposed vehicular access arrangements to Foster Drive where visibility measured at the X distance of 2.4m to the Stopping Sight Distance (SSD) is severely restricted in a southerly direction and would be likely to compromise the safe movement of vehicles and pedestrians and the safe use of the road by others contrary to the criteria of saved Local Plan Policy GD2.
Mr R Coldicott
Mr N Gilbert
11 Norton Grange
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