Change of use and alterations of a detached outbuilding within the curtilage of Woodbine Cottage into a separate dwelling.
Location: Woodbine Cottage, Woodmancote, Defford, Worcester, WR8 9BWOther planning applications at this location View location on map
Application Type: Change of use
Application Received: 17 June 2014
Statutory Start Date: 17 June 2014
Consultation Period From: 24 June 2014
Consultation Period End: 5 September 2014
Decision Date: 15 September 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.
Any new external walls and roofs in the dwelling hereby approved shall be constructed in accordance with the details provided with the application and in materials to match the existing dwelling.
Reason - To ensure that the development is visually satisfactory.
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.
The dwelling hereby permitted shall not be commenced until two passing bays are provided along the long, shared driveway and have been properly consolidated, surfaced 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.
No development shall take place until a method statement has been drawn up by a suitably qualified ecologist and submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The method statement shall be based on the recommendations contained in section 4 of the Bat Activity Survey report by Worcestershire Wildlife Consultancy dated June 2014. The works shall thereafter be carried out in accordance with the approved method statement.
Reason - To ensure compliance with the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended) and the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010.
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, ENV7 and ENV8 of the Wychavon District Local Plan (June 2006).
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, ENV7 and ENV8 of the Wychavon District Local Plan (June 2006).
Prior to first occupation of the dwelling hereby approved, one swallow cup shall be installed on the exterior of the building under a roof overhang in a location as described in section 4.2. of the Bat Activity Survey report by Worcestershire Wildlife Consultancy dated June 2014. The swallow cup shall be retained thereafter.
Reason - To provide appropriate habitat enhancement in accordance with paragraph 118 of the National Planning Policy Framework.
The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans:
1:1250 scale Location Plan; 1 Rev A; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6
Reason - To define the permission.
Mr M Williams
Mr P Butt
Paul Butt Planning Ltd
8 Hyde Copse
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