Planning Application

Case number W/14/01247/OU

Demolition of existing bungalow and erection of 2 new dwellings

Location: Granton, Croome Road, Defford, Worcestershire, WR8 9AR

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Application Type: Outline

Parish: Defford

Ward: Eckington

Application Received: 13 June 2014

Statutory Start Date: 13 June 2014

Consultation Period From: 18 June 2014

Consultation Period End: 29 July 2014

Decision Date: 7 August 2014

Case Officer: Gavin Greenhow

Status: Appeal Decided

Decision: Refused - Outline

This decision is subject to the following conditions:

  1. The proposed development would be in an isolated rural location removed from the nearest urban area or village location at Defford. The redevelopment of the site for two houses would 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, none of which exist in this case. 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 an increase in private motor vehicle movements locally.

    The proposed development would thereby be incompatible with the advice and guidance contained in the National Planning Policy Framework (at para 55), as well as saved policies GD1 and GD2 of the adopted Wychavon District Local Plan (2006). The proposed development would not represent sustainable development and the identified harm caused would significantly and demonstrably outweigh any benefits of the scheme.

  2. The plans relevant to this decision are:

    75MR 100

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Mr & Mrs Reynolds
Croome Road


Mr M Cole
Martyn Cole
Broad Lane

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