Application Number W/23/02199/HP
Status Application Refused

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Application Number W/23/02199/HP
Location Address New Residential House At De Beers Garden Centre Worcester Road Torton
Proposal Proposed New Access and gates. Retention of existing brick pillars and fencing.
Status Refusal
Application Type Householder Planning
Appeal Decision N/A

Important Dates
Application Received Date 27/10/2023
Application Valid Date 27/10/2023
Consultation Start Date 06/11/2023
Site Visited / Site Notice Date
Consultation End 07/12/2023
Advert Expiry
Committee Date (if applicable)
Committee Agenda
Decision Date 29/01/2024

Further Information
Expected Decision Level Delegated
Case Officer Frances Fleming
Parish Hartlebury
Ward Hartlebury Ward
Applicant Mr T Cupper
Agent Mr Steven Greybanks, Central Building Design Ltd
Agent Address Woodland View Stone Meadow Butts Lane Stone Kidderminster DY10 4BH

Condition Details / Information Notes
Whilst noting the benefits of the proposed development, further information is required in the form of visibility splays to assess the highways and traffic implications of the new access which has not been submitted. It can therefore not be concluded that the proposal would not result in a severe or unacceptable impact on the local highway, and safe and suitable access can be ensured for all users as per paragraph 115 of the NPPF and SWDP4 of the South Worcestershire Development Plan.
Drawing no/s: 4467 01 Proposed New Access Plan 4467 02 Existing Site Plan Site Location Plan
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; 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 is in accordance with paragraph 38 of the NPPF.  Despite these efforts, the Council still consider that planning permission should be refused for the reasons set out above.

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Statutory Consultee Response

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
Occupier Bluewaters Canine Centre Ltd De Beers Garden Centre Worcester Road Torton KIDDERMINSTER DY11 7SB 06/11/2023
Occupier Cosmetic Matters De Beers Garden Centre Worcester Road Torton KIDDERMINSTER DY11 7SB 06/11/2023
Occupier Minnies Toys De Beers Garden Centre Worcester Road Torton KIDDERMINSTER DY11 7SB 06/11/2023

Consultee List

Name Organisation Sent Reply Due Reply Received
Clare Shinner Hartlebury Parish Council 06/11/2023 27/11/2023
Cllr Antony Hartley Hartlebury Ward 06/11/2023 27/11/2023
Highways County Highways 06/11/2023 27/11/2023
Nick McGowan Tree Preservation Officer 06/11/2023 27/11/2023

Constraints List

Constraints List
Agricultural Occupancy condition may apply: 87/02139
Agricultural Occupancy condition may apply: 89/02327
Agricultural Occupancy condition may apply: 92/00100
Agricultural Occupancy condition may apply: 94/01252
Major Aquifer
Paper: Droitwich Advertiser - Thursday
Paper: Kidderminster Shuttle - Thursday
CIL008 - Non-Urban Area
Green Belt
Outside SWDP Development Boundary
Source Protection Zone 3
Wind Turbines
Policy Case ELA - WDC/149/EMP. De Beers Garden Centre, Worcester Road, Torton, Kidderminster, DY11 7SB. Conversion of existing house to staff room, office, admin and store and replacement new dwelling for owners with removal of existing polytunnels, improvement boundary landscaping; rainwater management systems and energy efficiency improvements (re-submission of 17/02055/FUL). Under Construction.
SWDP 15: Designated Rural Areas
SWDP 2: Greenbelt
SWDP 5: Protect and Enhance
Agricultural Occupancy condition may apply: 18/02143/FUL
No associated appeals