Application Number 19/01355/FUL
Status Application Approved

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  • Application
    Valid
    11/02/2020
  • Consultation
    End
    22/04/2020
  • Committee
    Meeting
    30/04/2020
  • Decision

    Approval
  • Decision
    Date
    04/05/2020
  • Appeal
    Started
    N/A
  • Appeal
    Decision
    N/A
Summary
Application Number 19/01355/FUL
Location Address Field SO 9239 Eckington Road Bredons Norton
Proposal Change of use from disused land to 5no. pitches for local travellers with 1no. static and 1no. touring caravan per pitch
Status Approval
Application Type Full planning permission
Appeal Decision N/A

Important Dates
Application Received Date 14/06/2019
Application Valid Date 11/02/2020
Consultation Start Date 02/07/2019
Site Visited / Site Notice Date 05/03/2020
Consultation End 22/04/2020
Advert Expiry
Committee Date (if applicable) 30/04/2020
Committee Agenda Planning Committee Information
Decision Date 04/05/2020

Further Information
Expected Decision Level Committee
Case Officer Gavin Greenhow
Parish Eckington , Bredon's Norton
Ward Bredon Ward, Eckington Ward
Applicant Mr Frank McGovern
Agent Mr Martyn Winfield
Agent Address Flat 1 67 Market Street Church Gresley Swadlincote Derbyshire DE11 9PR

Condition Details / Information Notes
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 site shall not be occupied by any persons other than gypsies and travellers as defined in Annex 1: Glossary of Planning Policy for Traveller Sites (or its equivalent in replacement national policy). Reason: Significant weight has been attached to the assessment of this application in terms of the contribution that this site would make towards achieving a 5 years supply of gypsy/traveller pitches.
No more than 10 caravans, as defined in the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 and the Caravan Sites Act 1968 as amended (of which no more than 5 shall be a static caravan) shall be stationed on the site at any time. Reason - To ensure the proposed development causes no significant visual harm in accordance with Policies SWDP23 and SWDP25 of the South Worcestershire Development Plan.
No vehicle over 3.5t shall be stationed, parked or stored on the site. Reason: To limit the visual impact of the approved development in accordance with Policies SWDP23 and SWDP25 of the South Worcestershire Development Plan.
No commercial activities shall take place on the land, including the storage of materials. Reason - The site is in open countryside and not considered to be suitable for commercial activities. This is in accordance with Policies SWDP21, SWDP23 and SWDP25 of the South Worcestershire Development Plan.
The development hereby approved shall not be occupied until: - the first 5 metres of the access into the development, measured from the edge of the carriageway, has been surfaced in a bound material; and - the internal access road has been provided at a minimum width of 4.1m for a distance of 15m from the edge of the carriageway. Reason: In the interests of highway safety in accordance with Policy SWDP21 of the South Worcestershire Development Plan.
No external lighting shall be installed on the site. Reason - The site is in open countryside where external lighting could be intrusive on the visual amenities of the area. This is in accordance with Policies SWDP21, SWDP23 and SWDP25 of the South Worcestershire Development Plan.
The development hereby approved shall not be occupied until the proposed access gates have been set back 13 metres from the adjoining carriageway edge, and made to open inwards only. Reason: In the interests of highway safety in accordance with Policy SWDP21 of the South Worcestershire Development Plan.
Development shall not be occupied until visibility splays are provided from a point 0.6m above carriageway level at the centre of the access to the application site and 2.4 metres back from the near side edge of the adjoining carriageway, (measured perpendicularly), for a distance of 240 metres to the north and 180 metres to the south along the nearside edge of the adjoining carriageway and offset a distance of 0.6m from the edge of the carriageway. Nothing shall be planted, erected and/or allowed to grow on the triangular area of land so formed which would obstruct the visibility described above. Reason: In the interests of highway safety in accordance with Policy SWDP21 of the South Worcestershire Development Plan.
The Development hereby approved shall not be occupied until the access, turning area and parking facilities shown on the approved plan have been provided. These areas shall thereafter be retained and kept available for their respective approved uses at all times. Reason: In the interests of highway safety and to ensure the free flow of traffic using the adjoining highway in accordance with Policy SWDP21 of the South Worcestershire Development Plan.
Prior to the first use/occupation of the development hereby permitted, the details set out in the submitted Fenland Hydrotech Revised Flood Risk Assessment (November 2019) shall be fully implemented and remain thereafter. In addition, apart from the access construction, only permeable surface materials for the hardstanding areas shall be used on the site. Reason: To ensure that an appropriate sustainable drainage system is provided to serve the development in accordance with policy SWDP29 of the South Worcestershire Development Plan.
Before the first use/occupation of the development hereby permitted a scheme of landscaping shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The landscaping scheme shall 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. The planting shall be maintained in accordance with the approved schedule of maintenance. 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. Reason - To ensure the proposed development does not have an adverse effect on the character and appearance of the area in accordance with policies SWDP21, SWDP23 and SWDP25 of the South Worcestershire Development Plan.
Before the first use/occupation of the development hereby permitted, details of a precise specification of the proposed materials for the hard landscaping of the site [including roads, paths, parking areas, acoustic fencing (minimum 2.2m in height and 15kg/m2 density) and other hard surfaces] shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The hard landscaping of the site shall be completed before the first use/occupation of the development hereby permitted. Development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details. The applicants attention is drawn to the comments submitted by Network Rail and Worcestershire Regulatory Services in respect of fencing in considering what details to submit for approval in relation to this condition. (NB Network Rails comments are included as an informative note to this consent.) Reason - To ensure the proposed development represents high quality design and does not have an adverse effect on the character and appearance of the area, or on the operation of the adjacent railway in accordance with policies SWDP21, SWDP23 and SWDP25 of the South Worcestershire Development Plan.
Unless where required or allowed by other conditions attached to this permission/consent, the development hereby approved shall be carried out in accordance with the information (including details on the proposed materials) provided on the application form and the following plans/drawings/documents – Revised Block plan 1:500 Revised Site location plan 1:1250 Reason: To define the permission.
Positive and Proactive Statement. In dealing with this application, the Council has worked with the applicant in the following ways:- - seeking further information following receipt of the application; - seeking amendments to the proposed development following receipt of the application; and - considering the imposition of conditions. In such ways the Council has demonstrated a positive and proactive manner in seeking solutions to problems arising in relation to the planning application.
This permission does not authorise the applicant to carry out works within the publicly maintained highway since such works can only be carried out by the County Council’s Approved Contractor, Ringway Infrastructure Service who can be contacted by email worcestershirevehicle.crossing@ringway.co.uk. The applicant is solely responsible for all costs associated with construction of the access.
The applicants attention is drawn to the following comments made by Network Rail on the application: Any works on this land will need to be undertaken following engagement with the Asset Protection section of Network Rail to determine the interface with Network Rail assets, buried or otherwise and by entering into a Basis Asset Protection Agreement, if required, with a minimum of 3 months notice before works start. Consequently, the applicant is advised to contact Network Rail at: assetprotectionwestern@networkrail.co.uk LEVEL CROSSING As there is a level crossing in the vicinity then no part of the development shall cause any existing level crossing road signs or traffic signals or the crossing itself to be obscured. Clear sighting of the crossing must be maintained for the construction/operational period and as a permanent arrangement. The same conditions apply to the rail approaches to the level crossing, This stipulation also includes the parking of vehicles, caravans, equipment and materials etc, which again must not cause rail and road approach sight lines of the crossing to be obstructed. At no point during construction on site or after completion of works should there be any deterioration of the ability of pedestrians and vehicles to see the level crossing and its signage. There must be no reduction in the distance that pedestrians and vehicles have sight of the warning signs and the crossing itself. Network Rail reserves the right to provide and maintain existing railway signals/signs (whistle boards etc) and level crossing equipment along any part of its railway. ENCROACHMENT No part of the works must encroach onto Network Rail’s land (even should the planning application details show such an encroachment) and there must be no encroachment onto or use of Network Rail’s land (including its airspace) as a result of the carrying out or existence of any development (including (amongst other things) in the inspection, cleansing, maintenance, repair, renewal or replacement of any works). SAFETY BARRIER Where any road or parking area is to be constructed adjoining or in the vicinity of Network Rail’s land as part of the development, there shall be erected to Network Rail’s satisfaction suitable kerbing or crash-barriers so as to prevent vehicles from damaging any lineside fencing or moving onto Network Rail’s railway. HEAPING, DUST AND LITTER Debris refuse or other materials must not be deposited or allowed to blow, drop, fall or be thrown onto Network Rail’s land during the carrying out of, or in consequence of, the works (including for the avoidance of doubt in consequence of the use and occupation of the development). NOISE AND VIBRATION The works must take into account the possible effects of noise and vibration and the generation of airborne dust resulting from the operation of a railway on Network Rail’s land and the applicant must undertake the applicant’s own investigations to establish the ambient levels arising from the railway and design and incorporate attenuation and mitigation measures accordingly. SITE LAYOUT The positioning of caravans is to not increase the risk of trespass, so should not be positioned immediately adjacent to the railway boundary. It is recommended that all buildings be situated at least 2 metres from the boundary fence. DRAINAGE Soakaways / attenuation ponds / septic tanks etc, as a means of storm/surface water disposal must not be constructed near/within 5 metres of Network Rail’s boundary or at any point which could adversely affect the stability of Network Rail’s property/infrastructure. These must be designed according to the ground conditions and infiltrations tests carried out to prove design. Storm/surface water must not be discharged onto Network Rail’s property or into Network Rail’s culverts or drains. Network Rail’s drainage system(s) are not to be compromised by any work(s). Suitable drainage or other works must be provided and maintained by the Developer to prevent surface water flows or run-off onto Network Rail’s property / infrastructure. Proper provision must be made to accept and continue drainage discharging from Network Rail’s property. (The Land Drainage Act) is to be complied with. Suitable foul drainage must be provided separate from Network Rail’s existing drainage. GROUND LEVELS The developers should be made aware that Network Rail needs to be consulted on any alterations to ground levels. No excavations should be carried out near railway embankments, retaining walls or bridges. Ground levels are not to be altered to increase water run off towards the railway or reduce the effectiveness of the boundary fencing.
The applicants attention is drawn to the following comments in respect of fencing made by Network Rail on the application: FENCING The Developer/applicant must provide at their expense a suitable trespass proof fence (of at least 1.8m in height) adjacent to Network Rail’s boundary and make provision for its future maintenance and renewal without encroachment upon Network Rail land. Network Rail’s existing fencing / wall must not be removed or damaged and at no point either during construction or after works are completed on site should the foundations of the fencing or wall or any embankment therein be damaged, undermined or compromised in any way. Any vegetation on Network Rail land and within Network Rail’s boundary must also not be disturbed. The boundary fencing will need to be assessed by the MPC to ensure it is sufficient for this change of use / increased risk of trespass. There must be no nuisance annoyance interference or inconvenience to, or damage to the property of, Network Rail, its tenants, licensees or others as a result of any development (including, amongst other things, damage to Network Rail’s land). There must be no provision or use of or connections into service media in on over or under Network Rail’s land. The developers must ensure that there is no risk or occurrence of trespass or vandalism of Network Rail’s land or property as a result of or associated with the development. If the site is to be trafficked, then adequate measures are to be provided to prevent vehicle incursion onto NR land.
The applicants attention is drawn to the fact that any foul drainage arrangements proposed to serve the development hereby approved will need to be assessed against the relevant Building Regulations. The South Worcestershire Building Control Partnership should be contacted at: The Council House, Avenue Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3AF. Tel: 01684 862223 Email: mail@southworcestershirebuildingcontrol.gov.uk
The applicants attention is drawn to the following comments made by Worcestershire Regulatory Services – Licensing section on the application: If the application is granted and the site developed, the occupier will need to apply for a site licence under the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960.

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Consultation Responses

Neighbour List


In addition to consultations with the consultee listed, we will publicise the application in accordance with national requirements and our local policy. This publicity usually takes the form of letters to nearby properties, the posting of site notices and/or the placing of a public notice in our local newspapers.


Name Address Sent Reply Received
B Evans 21 Hanford Drive Eckington PERSHORE WR10 3AL 14/07/2019
Brian Carson 1 Church Cottages Church Street Eckington PERSHORE WR10 3AN 18/07/2019
Cath Blackler Aragorn Tewkesbury Road Eckington PERSHORE WR10 3AW 28/07/2019
Clerk Village Hall Kemerton Road Westmancote Bredon TEWKESBURY GL20 7QN 01/08/2019
Clerk Village Hall Kemerton Road Westmancote Bredon TEWKESBURY GL20 7QN 16/04/2020
County Highways Development Management Transport Planning Unit Worcestershire County Council County Hall, Spetchley Road, Worcester, WR5 2NP 29/07/2019
f walker The Bramleys Eckington Road Bredon TEWKESBURY GL20 7HE 20/04/2020
Graham Jones Ingleside Upper End Eckington PERSHORE WR10 3DQ 22/07/2019
J Smith Cotheridge Lane Eckington PERSHORE WR10 3BA 30/07/2019
Janet Simms Nortonside Farm Eckington Road Bredons Norton PERSHORE WR10 3DE 30/07/2019
Janet Simms Nortonside Farm Eckington Road Bredons Norton PERSHORE WR10 3DE 26/11/2019
john brazier Lower Clattsmore Farm Eckington Road Bredons Norton PERSHORE WR10 3DE 14/07/2019
Lorraine Whiteside The Garden House New Road Eckington PERSHORE WR10 3AR 16/07/2019
Mandy Collins The Woodhouse Eckington Road Bredon TEWKESBURY GL20 7EY 17/07/2019
Mark Pershore Road Eckington 18/02/2020
Mark Stevens Belmont Pershore Road Eckington PERSHORE WR10 3AP 16/07/2019
Mathew Read Sovereign Cottage Back Lane Bredon TEWKESBURY GL20 7LH 13/11/2019
mcnamara The Birches Manor Lane Bredons Norton TEWKESBURY GL20 7EZ 18/02/2020
Mr and Mrs Blackman Thatchways Lower Lane Bredons Norton TEWKESBURY GL20 7FB 26/07/2019
Mr J Robertson Orchard House Drakes Bridge Road Eckington PERSHORE WR10 3BN 30/07/2019
Mrs S Williams Ox Leasow Lower Lane Bredons Norton TEWKESBURY GL20 7FB 13/07/2019
N Goodlad Winryde Hacketts Lane Eckington PERSHORE WR10 3DG 30/07/2019
N Goodlad Winryde Hacketts Lane Eckington PERSHORE WR10 3DG 30/07/2019
N McNamara The Birches Manor Lane Bredons Norton TEWKESBURY GL20 7EZ 13/07/2019
P Martin 9 Gravel Pits Close Bredon TEWKESBURY GL20 7QL 21/07/2019
Paul S Eckington Wr103bl 02/08/2019
Phil Eckington WR103BL 06/12/2019
Richard Goldsmith The Orchards Cheltenham Road Bredon TEWKESBURY GL20 7ND 18/07/2019
Stuart Bradbury The Old Pike House Pershore Road Eckington PERSHORE WR10 3AP 25/02/2020
Stuart Suckling Fuchsia Cottage Rectory Farm Lane Bredons Norton TEWKESBURY GL20 7EZ 30/07/2019
T Dobbs 52 Blenheim Drive Bredon TEWKESBURY GL20 7QQ 20/07/2019
Tracey Dobbs 52 Blenheim Drive Bredon TEWKESBURY GL20 7QQ 14/02/2020
Occupier Eckington Fields Farm Hollands Road Eckington Pershore WR10 3DF 14/02/2020
Peter Bridgland 14/02/2020 30/07/2019

Consultee List


Name Organisation Sent Reply Due Reply Received
Awaiting New Contact Details Bredon Hill Conservation Group 02/07/2019 23/07/2019
Cllr Adrian Hardman Bredon Ward 02/07/2019 23/07/2019
Cllr Ron Davis Eckington Ward 02/07/2019 23/07/2019
Drainage Engineer Engineers 02/07/2019 23/07/2019 08/07/2019
Highways County Highways 02/07/2019 23/07/2019
Mr T Drew Bredon & Westmancote Parish Council 02/07/2019 23/07/2019
Mrs E Marshall Landscape Officer 02/07/2019 23/07/2019
Mrs L Yapp Eckington Parish Council 02/07/2019 23/07/2019 22/07/2019
Ms M Joynes Worcestershire County Council (Minerals) 02/07/2019 23/07/2019
Network Rail (Western Region) Network Rail (Western Region) 02/07/2019 23/07/2019
Policy Plans - Gypsy & Traveller 02/07/2019 23/07/2019
Worcestershire Regulatory Services - Licensing Worcestershire Regulatory Services 02/07/2019 23/07/2019
Worcestershire Regulatory Services - Nuisance Worcestershire Regulatory Services 02/07/2019 23/07/2019 08/07/2019
Awaiting New Contact Details Bredon Hill Conservation Group 12/11/2019 26/11/2019
Cllr Adrian Hardman Bredon Ward 12/11/2019 26/11/2019
Cllr Ron Davis Eckington Ward 12/11/2019 26/11/2019
Drainage Engineer Engineers 12/11/2019 26/11/2019
Highways County Highways 12/11/2019 26/11/2019
Mr T Drew Bredon & Westmancote Parish Council 12/11/2019 26/11/2019
Mrs E Marshall Landscape Officer 12/11/2019 26/11/2019
Mrs L Yapp Eckington Parish Council 12/11/2019 26/11/2019 21/11/2019
Ms M Joynes Worcestershire County Council (Minerals) 12/11/2019 26/11/2019
Network Rail (Western Region) Network Rail (Western Region) 12/11/2019 26/11/2019
Policy Plans - Gypsy & Traveller 12/11/2019 26/11/2019
Worcestershire Regulatory Services - Licensing Worcestershire Regulatory Services 12/11/2019 26/11/2019
Worcestershire Regulatory Services - Nuisance Worcestershire Regulatory Services 12/11/2019 26/11/2019
Awaiting New Contact Details Bredon Hill Conservation Group 14/02/2020
Cllr Adrian Hardman Bredon Ward 14/02/2020
Cllr Ron Davis Eckington Ward 14/02/2020
Drainage Engineer Engineers 14/02/2020
Highways County Highways 14/02/2020
Mr T Drew Bredon & Westmancote Parish Council 14/02/2020
Mrs E Marshall Landscape Officer 14/02/2020 03/03/2020
Mrs L Yapp Eckington Parish Council 14/02/2020
Ms M Joynes Worcestershire County Council (Minerals) 14/02/2020
Network Rail (Western Region) Network Rail (Western Region) 14/02/2020
Policy Plans - Gypsy & Traveller 14/02/2020
Worcestershire Regulatory Services - Licensing Worcestershire Regulatory Services 14/02/2020 19/02/2020
Worcestershire Regulatory Services - Nuisance Worcestershire Regulatory Services 14/02/2020
Mr T Drew Bredon & Westmancote Parish Council 25/02/2020
Mrs L Yapp Eckington Parish Council 25/02/2020
Awaiting New Contact Details Bredon Hill Conservation Group 06/04/2020 20/04/2020
Cllr Adrian Hardman Bredon Ward 06/04/2020 20/04/2020
Cllr Ron Davis Eckington Ward 06/04/2020 20/04/2020
Drainage Engineer Engineers 06/04/2020 20/04/2020
Highways County Highways 06/04/2020 20/04/2020
Mr T Drew Bredon & Westmancote Parish Council 06/04/2020 20/04/2020
Mrs E Marshall Landscape Officer 06/04/2020 20/04/2020
Mrs L Yapp Eckington Parish Council 06/04/2020 20/04/2020
Ms M Joynes Worcestershire County Council (Minerals) 06/04/2020 20/04/2020
Network Rail (Western Region) Network Rail (Western Region) 06/04/2020 20/04/2020
Policy Plans - Gypsy & Traveller 06/04/2020 20/04/2020
Worcestershire Regulatory Services - Licensing Worcestershire Regulatory Services 06/04/2020 20/04/2020
Worcestershire Regulatory Services - Nuisance Worcestershire Regulatory Services 06/04/2020 20/04/2020
Mrs L Yapp Eckington Parish Council 22/04/2020

Constraints List


Constraints List
Minor Aquifer
Paper: Evesham Journal - Thursday
CIL008 - Non-Urban Area
Minerals:Sand & Gravel Area
Outside SWDP Development Boundary
Surface Water: High 1 in 30 extent
Surface Water: Medium 1 in 100 extent
Surface Water: Low 1 in 1000 extent
Wind Turbines
SWDP 15: Designated Rural Areas
SWDP 5: Protect and Restore
SWDP 32: Sand and Gravel
Neighbourhood Plan: NPA Boundaries
Enforcement Notice: IN/04/00138
No associated appeals