Application Number W/23/02162/FUL
Status Application Refused

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Application Number W/23/02162/FUL
Location Address Lower Church Farm Bishampton Road Flyford Flavell Worcester WR7 4BX
Proposal Construction of two dwellings.
Status Refusal
Application Type Full planning permission
Appeal Decision N/A

Important Dates
Application Received Date 23/10/2023
Application Valid Date 23/10/2023
Consultation Start Date 30/10/2023
Site Visited / Site Notice Date
Consultation End 23/11/2023
Advert Expiry 23/11/2023
Committee Date (if applicable)
Committee Agenda
Decision Date 15/12/2023

Further Information
Expected Decision Level Delegated
Case Officer Kathryn White
Parish Flyford Flavell
Ward Upton Snodsbury Ward
Applicant Mrs. M. Kember
Agent The Rural Planning Company
Agent Address The Farm Office Millridge Farm Parsons Lane Hartlebury DY11 7YQ

Condition Details / Information Notes
The application site lies outside the settlement boundary as defined under policy SWDP2 of the South Worcestershire Development Plan. The site is therefore defined as open countryside where development shall be strictly controlled. Under normal circumstances, the proposed development would fail to accord with the provisions of policy SWDP2 part C of the SWDP. In this case, however, a fallback position has been established to allow residential use on the site, by the grant of prior approval for the conversion of the agricultural building on the site (under reference 23/00962/GPDQ ). This is a material factor in the determination of the planning application. The proposed new dwelling would be in a rural location. With regards to locational sustainability, given the lack of a footway link and streetlighting along the rural lane that leads to the nearby settlement, the development would likely to be reliant on the private car for practical day to day activities and movements from the site. This is contrary to the sustainable objectives of the NPPF and would weigh significantly against the proposal. The proposal is not considered to comply with Policies SWDP21 and SWDP25 of the adopted South Worcestershire Development Plan due to the increased site area, urbanised design, sprawl and materials, which would detract from the rural character of the site and appear incongruous, and in comparison to the prior approval conversion under Class Q, would not assimilate with the area’s rural character. Overall, it has not been demonstrated that there are visual, landscape, highway safety or other environmental grounds to justify the scheme as an alternative to the fallback position established by the Class Q consent. In addition, the scheme undermines the aim of prior approval legislation to allow the conversion of rural buildings to provide residential development in the countryside, whilst at the same time preserving its rural character and appearance and minimising the need for new build accommodation.
The plans considered are: J008481-01 Location Plan.pdf J008481-11 Proposed Site Plan revC J008481-12 Unit 1 - Plans Elevations revD J008481-13 Unit 2 - Plans Elevations revE J008481-14 Carport revB J008481-03 Existing Plans Elevations

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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.

No associated neighbours

Consultee List

Name Organisation Sent Reply Due Reply Received
Cllr Mrs Linda Robinson Upton Snodsbury Ward 30/10/2023 20/11/2023
Drainage Engineer Engineers 30/10/2023 20/11/2023
Highways County Highways 30/10/2023 20/11/2023
Mr M Broughton-Taylor Flyford Flavell Parish Council 30/10/2023 20/11/2023
Mrs E Marshall Landscape Officer 30/10/2023 20/11/2023
Mrs S Hiscock Natural Heritage Officer 30/10/2023 20/11/2023
Nick McGowan Tree Preservation Officer 30/10/2023 20/11/2023
Policy Plans - General Policy Plans - General 30/10/2023 20/11/2023
Worcestershire & Herefordshire LMC Ltd Local Medical Committee 30/10/2023 20/11/2023

Constraints List

Constraints List
Paper: Evesham Journal - Thursday
Minor Aquifer
Outside SWDP Development Boundary
CIL008 - Non-Urban Area
Surface Water: Low 1 in 1000 extent
Wind Turbines
SWDP 15: Designated Rural Areas
SWDP 5: Protect and Enhance
No associated appeals