Proposed new dwelling.
Location: Micris, Chapel Lane, Kinsham, Tewkesbury, GL20 8HSView location on map
Application Type: Non-householder planning application
Application Received: 10 March 2014
Statutory Start Date: 25 March 2014
Consultation Period From: 28 March 2014
Consultation Period End: 26 April 2014
Decision Date: 9 May 2014
Case Officer: Gavin Greenhow
Decision: Refused - Planning
This decision is subject to the following conditions:
The application site lies adjacent to Kinsham which is categorised as 4B in the South Worcestershire Development Plan Hierarchy of Settlements (Annex D). This means the settlement has low/medium levels of public transport and low services/facilities provision. The proposal would, given the location of the site, be likely to result in an increase in private motor vehicle movements locally by its occupants accessing higher level services/facilities (such as town centre uses) that are only found in larger settlements.
For these reasons the proposed development goes against the following provisions of the National Planning Policy Framework:-
- to actively manage patterns of growth to make the fullest possible use of public transport, walking and cycling (para. 17); - to support a pattern of development which facilitates the use of sustainable modes of transport (para. 30); - to support the move to a low carbon future by planning for new development in locations which reduce greenhouse gas emissions (para. 95)
For these reasons the proposed development fails to contribute to the achievement of sustainable development as defined in the National Planning Policy Framework (para 7), as well as being contrary to policies GD1 and GD2 of the Wychavon District Local Plan 2006 and Policies SWDP2 and SWDP4 of the emerging South Worcestershire Development Plan, which both seek to direct new development to defined towns and settlements. This disadvantage is considered to outweigh any benefits of the scheme.
The development would encroach into an area of protected open space which can be viewed from adjacent vantage points, eroding the open semi-rural character of the locality. This will cause significant harm to the character and appearance of this part of the village and it is considered the impact of the proposal cannot be adequately mitigated by the proposed meadow area within the development. There are no other overriding benefits provided by the development which justify the loss of the open space. The proposal, therefore does not represent high quality design and is contrary to Policies GD2, ENV1, SUR1 and COM13 of the adopted Wychavon District Local Plan and submitted South Worcestershire Development Plan Policy SWDP38 which identifies the land as part of a larger area designated as Local Green Network, as well as guidance contained in the National Planning Policy Framework.
Mr & Mrs Evans
coombes everitt architects LLP
The Old Dairy
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