Application Number 20/02173/CU
Status Application Approved

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  • Application
    Valid
    14/10/2020
  • Consultation
    End
    22/12/2020
  • Committee
    Meeting
    N/A
  • Decision

    Approval
  • Decision
    Date
    26/01/2021
  • Appeal
    Started
    N/A
  • Appeal
    Decision
    N/A
Summary
Application Number 20/02173/CU
Location Address Castle View Eckington Road Bredons Norton Pershore WR10 3FB
Proposal Change of use to single pitch traveller site
Status Approval
Application Type Change of use
Appeal Decision N/A

Important Dates
Application Received Date 07/10/2020
Application Valid Date 14/10/2020
Consultation Start Date 14/10/2020
Site Visited / Site Notice Date
Consultation End 22/12/2020
Advert Expiry
Committee Date (if applicable)
Committee Agenda
Decision Date 26/01/2021

Further Information
Expected Decision Level Delegated
Case Officer Gavin Greenhow
Parish Bredon's Norton
Ward Bredon Ward
Applicant Mr Darren Lee
Agent Mr Alan Yarwood, Roger Yarwood Planning Consultant Ltd.
Agent Address Wheatley Cottage Wheatley Road Two Dales Matlock DE4 2FF

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 2 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 one 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 Water Management Scheme received on 20 January 2021 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 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. 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 – Plan 1 - Location plan 1:1250 Amended plan (received on 25 January 2021) Proposed Layout Plan 1:500 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 Services 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: SITE LAYOUT It is recommended that all buildings be situated at least 2 metres from the boundary fence, to allow construction and any future maintenance work to be carried out without involving entry onto Network Rail's infrastructure. Where trees exist on Network Rail land the design of foundations close to the boundary must take into account the effects of root penetration in accordance with the Building Research Establishment’s guidelines. 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. 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. Ground levels – if altered, to be such that water flows away from the railway. Drainage is not to show up on Buried service checks. LIGHTING Any lighting associated with the development (including vehicle lights) must not interfere with the sighting of signalling apparatus and/or train drivers vision of approaching trains. The location and colour of lights must not give rise to the potential for confusion with the signalling arrangements on the railway. LEVEL CROSSINGS 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.
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 previous application (reference 19/01355/PN): 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.
Should ground conditions prove unsuitable for the use of soakaways then the applicant will need to submit an alternative means of disposal for surface water from the development. Where possible sustainable drainage systems should be incorporated into the design and additional flow should not be discharged downstream so that flooding problems are not exacerbated or created. Further advice on this matter can be obtained from the District Council Drainage Engineering section, Wychavon District Council, The Civic Centre, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Pershore, WR10 1PT, Tel: 01386 565000.

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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
Clerk Village Hall Kemerton Road Westmancote Bredon TEWKESBURY GL20 7QN 29/10/2020
mcnamara The Birches Manor Lane Bredons Norton TEWKESBURY GL20 7EZ 21/10/2020
Timothy Knight Eckington Parish Council 22/12/2020

Consultee List


Name Organisation Sent Reply Due Reply Received
Awaiting New Contact Details Bredon Hill Conservation Group 14/10/2020 04/11/2020
Cllr Adrian Hardman Bredon Ward 14/10/2020 04/11/2020
Drainage Engineer Engineers 14/10/2020 04/11/2020 28/10/2020
Highways County Highways 14/10/2020 04/11/2020
Mr T Drew Bredon & Westmancote Parish Council 14/10/2020 04/11/2020
Mrs E Marshall Landscape Officer 14/10/2020 04/11/2020
Ms M Joynes Worcestershire County Council (Minerals) 14/10/2020 04/11/2020
Network Rail (Western Region) Network Rail (Western Region) 14/10/2020 04/11/2020
Policy Plans - Gypsy & Traveller 14/10/2020 04/11/2020

Constraints List


Constraints List
Enforcement Notice: IN/04/00138
Paper: Evesham Journal - Thursday
Minor Aquifer
Minerals:Sand & Gravel Area
Outside SWDP Development Boundary
CIL008 - Non-Urban Area
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
Surface Water: High 1 in 30 extent
No associated appeals