Change of use of land and erection of 5 holiday cabins and 1 manager's residential cabin. (Holiday use for 10 months per year. ex.17 Jan - 17 March)
Location: Neilson Park, Defford Arms, Upton Road, DeffordOther planning applications at this location View location on map
Application Type: Change of use
Application Received: 3 April 2014
Statutory Start Date: 22 April 2014
Consultation Period From: 29 April 2014
Consultation Period End: 22 May 2014
Decision Date: 17 June 2014
Case Officer: Gavin Greenhow
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.
The development hereby permitted shall not be occupied until the access roadways and turning area 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.
Development shall not begin until parking for site operatives and visitors has been provided within the application site in accordance with details to be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority and such provision shall be retained and kept available during construction of the development.
Reason - To prevent indiscriminate parking in the interests of highway safety.
This permission only allows the following:
- the siting of log cabins for holiday use only and not as permanent residential accommodation or occupied as a person's sole, or main place of, residence of the units identified as Aspen, Michigan and Wyre; and - the siting of a log cabin identified as Jasper for use as a site manager/warden's residence in connection with the holiday log cabin and caravan site enterprise
as shown on the approved site layout plan PR/LAY/4001.1.E
The manager/warden's residence hereby approved shall cease to be occupied and shall be removed from the site when the associated holiday log cabin and caravan site enterprise ceases to operate.
Reason - To i) define the permission hereby granted, and ii) because the provision of permanent dwellings on this site would be contrary to development plan policies directing most new housing to urban areas and other sustainable locations.
The log cabins hereby approved shall be of the sizes as set out in section 8 of the Supporting Statement and laid out in accordance with the approved site layout plan, PR/LAY/4001.1.E, and retained in that form, unless agreed otherwise in writing by the Local Planning Authority.
Reason - To define the permission hereby granted and to ensure the development is visually satisfactory.
No development shall take place until the ecological mitigation and enhancement scheme by Bearwood Associates dated April 2014 has been updated and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The update shall include amended details on hedgerow restoration, type, numbers and locations of bird and bat boxes and details of external lighting in order to retain the boundaries as dark corridors and habitats. The works shall thereafter be carried out in accordance with the approved details and retained in that form.
Reason - To make appropriate provision for protected species within the development in accordance with paragraphs 109 and 118 of the National Planning Policy Framework.
Surface water run-off from the proposed development shall be disposed of as described in the submitted Water Management Statement unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.
Reason - To ensure that surface water run-off is dealt with in an appropriate and sustainable manner.
Before the development hereby approved is commenced, precise finished levels of the bases that each log cabin will be set on shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details and retained in that form thereafter, unless agreed otherwise in writing by the Local Planning Authority.
Any spoil resulting from excavation to form the bases of the log cabins shall be permanently removed from the application site and the ground levels of all other parts of the site shall not be altered unless agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.
Reason - To i) ensure that the development does not result in significant changes to the landform of the site and is visually satisfactory, and ii) preserve ecological interest on the site.
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.
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 in accordance with Policies GD2, ENV1, SUR2 and ENV8 of the Wychavon District Local Plan (June 2006).
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 in accordance with Policies SUR2 and ENV8 of the Wychavon District Local Plan (June 2006).
The holiday log cabins the subject of this planning consent shall not be occupied between the period 17th January and 17th March each year.
Reason - To ensure that the caravans are not occupied all year round since this would otherwise enable them to be occupied as though they were permanent residential accommodation.
Apart from when required by other conditions attached to this permissions, the development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans:
EX/LAY1001.1; EX/BLOCK/2001.2; EX/LAY/3001.2; PR/ROAD/5001.2.B; PR/LAY/6001.1
Additional information: (received on 16/6/14)
Reason - To define the permission.
Neilson Caravan Park
Adam Gatier Planning Consultants
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