Planning Application

Case number W/14/00661/OU

Proposed erection of three detached dwelling house

Location: Land at, Orchardene, Wyre Hill, Wyre Piddle

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Application Type: Outline

Parish: Wyre Piddle

Ward: Pinvin

Application Received: 27 March 2014

Statutory Start Date: 8 April 2014

Consultation Period From: 14 April 2014

Consultation Period End: 16 May 2014

Decision Date: 23 May 2014

Case Officer: Emma Worley

Status: Appeal Decided

Decision: Refused - Outline

This decision is subject to the following conditions:

  1. The application site lies outside of any settlement defined under saved Policy GD1 of the Wychavon District Local Plan 2006 and is not allocated for development either in the Local Plan or in the emerging South Worcestershire Development Plan. Saved Policy GD1 seeks to direct most new development to defined settlements and therefore the proposed development is contrary to the provisions of the development plan.

    The development of this site would therefore be incompatible with the principles of sustainable development as set out in the National Planning Policy Framework which seeks to resist isolated homes in the countryside unless there are special circumstances and to manage patterns of growth to make the fullest possible use of sustainable modes of travel.

    The proposed development will also go against the aims of the development plan to both concentrate most new residential development to sites within or adjacent to urban areas and also to reduce reliance upon private motor vehicles as a means of transport.

    Given the location of the site, it is likely that the proposal will result in a high dependence upon the private motor vehicle to reach nearby facilities within surrounding villages/towns. The proposed development would thereby be incompatible with the advice and guidance contained in the National Planning Policy Framework (at paras 14, 17, 55 and 95), as well as saved policies GD1 and GD2 of the adopted Wychavon District Local Plan (2006) and policy SWDP2 of the emerging South Worcestershire Development Plan. The benefits of three additional house are significantly and demonstrably outweighed by the disadvantages of the scheme.

  2. The application site is within 60 meters of a railway line. In the absence of a noise report detailing the possible effect on the occupants or proposed mitigation against noise at this location it is difficult to assess where the proposal is acceptable in this location in terms of the amenities of the future occupiers of the development. The proposal would therefore fail to accord with saved Policy GD2 of the Wychavon District Local Plan and advice in the Planning Practice Guidance.

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Crown House Developments LTD
The Crown House
Blackpole East
Blackpole Road


Mr I Miles
Crown House Developments Ltd
The Crown House
Blackpole East
Blackpole Road

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