Planning application - 1no. Holiday cottage
Planning application - 1no. Holiday cottage
This application was referred to the Development Control Committee following consideration by the Delegation Panel and in view of the support offered from Great Barton Parish Council which was in conflict with the Officer recommendation of refusal, for the reason set out in Paragraph 45 of Report No DEV/WS/21/060.
As part of his presentation the Planning Officer provided videos of the site by way of a virtual ‘site visit’.
Speaker: Councillor Simon Brown (Ward Member: Pakenham & Troston) spoke in support of the application
Councillor Peter Stevens spoke in support of the application which he considered to be sustainable, well related to the existing facilities and considered that more weight should be attached to provide to the economic benefits of the development in relation to Policy DM34.
Accordingly, he proposed that the application be approved contrary to the Officer recommendation and this was duly seconded by Councillor David Roach.
In response, the Service Manager (Planning – Development) addressed the meeting and advised that the proposal would not be ‘minded to’ and the Decision Making Protocol would not be invoked in this instance.
Following which, the Planning Officer verbally outlined the conditions that could be appended to a planning permission, if granted.
Upon being put the vote and with 12 voting for the motion and 4 against, it was resolved that
Planning permission be GRANTED CONTRARY TO THE OFFICER RECOMMENDATION subject to the following conditions:
1. 01A - The development hereby permitted shall be commenced no later than 3 years from the date of this permission.
2. 14FP - The development hereby permitted shall not be carried out except in complete accordance with the details shown on the approved plans and documents.
3. 03D - The holiday let unit hereby permitted shall be occupied only as holiday letting accommodation and for no other purpose (including any other purpose in Class C3 of the Schedule to the Town and Country Planning Use Classes Order 1987 as amended or in any provision equivalent to that class in any statutory instrument revoking and re-enacting that Order). The development shall not be occupied as a person’s sole or main place of residence. Each letting as holiday accommodation shall not exceed a period of 3 weeks nor shall the unit be let or occupied to any one individual or party for a period exceeding 4 weeks in total within any 12 month period. On commencement of the holiday let use hereby permitted, the owners/operators of the holiday let unit shall keep at all times an up-to-date Register of all lettings which shall include the name and address of the person or party occupying the accommodation during each individual letting. The Register shall be made available for inspection on demand by the Local Planning Authority.
4. The hours of site clearance, preparation and construction operations including deliveries to the site and the removal of excavated materials and waste from the site shall be limited to 08:00 to 18:00 hours on Mondays to Fridays and 08:00 to 13:00 hours on Saturdays. No site clearance, preparation or construction activities shall take place at the development site on Sundays, Bank or Public Holidays without the prior written consent of the Local Planning Authority.
5. The use shall not commence until the areas within the site shown on Block Plan 542.1 for the purposes of manoeuvring and parking of vehicles has been provided and thereafter that those areas shall be retained and used for no other purposes.
6. Before the development is occupied details of the areas to be provided for secure cycle storage shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The approved scheme shall be carried out in its entirety before the development is brought into use and shall be retained thereafter and used for no other purpose.
7. Prior to first occupation, all dwellings with off street parking shall be provided with an operational electric vehicle charge point at reasonably and practicably accessible locations, with an electric supply to the charge point capable of providing a 7kW charge.
8. No development shall take place within the area indicated [the whole site] until the implementation of a programme of archaeological work has been secured, in accordance with a Written Scheme of Investigation which has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.
The scheme of investigation shall include an assessment of significance and research questions; and:
a. The programme and methodology of site investigation and recording b. The programme for post investigation assessment c. Provision to be made for analysis of the site investigation and recording d. Provision to be made for publication and dissemination of the analysis and records of the site investigation e. Provision to be made for archive deposition of the analysis and records of the site investigation f. Nomination of a competent person or persons/organisation to undertake the works set out within the Written Scheme of Investigation. g. The site investigation shall be completed prior to development, or in such other phased arrangement, as agreed and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.
9. No building shall be occupied until the site investigation and post investigation assessment has been completed, submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority, in accordance with the programme set out in the Written Scheme of Investigation approved under Condition 8 and the provision made for analysis, publication and dissemination of results and archive deposition.
10. 10A - No development above ground level shall take place until details of the treatment of the boundaries of the site have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The details shall specify the siting, design, height and materials of the screen walls/fences to be constructed or erected and/or the species, spacing and height of hedging to be retained and / or planted together with a programme of implementation. Any planting removed, dying, being severely damaged or becoming seriously diseased within five years of planting shall be replaced by soft landscaping of similar size and species to those originally required to be planted. The works shall be completed prior to first use/occupation in accordance with the approved details.
11. 10J - No development above ground level shall take place until a scheme of soft landscaping for the site drawn to a scale of not less than 1:200, has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The scheme shall include accurate indications of the position, species, girth, canopy spread and height of all existing trees and hedgerows on and adjacent to the site and details of any to be retained, together with measures for their protection during the course of development. Any retained trees removed, dying or becoming seriously damaged or diseased within five years of commencement shall be replaced within the first available planting season thereafter with planting of similar size and species unless the Local Planning Authority gives written consent for any variation. The works shall be completed in accordance with the approved plans and in accordance with a timetable to be agreed with the Local Planning Authority.
12. No development above ground level shall take place until details of a hard landscaping scheme for the site have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. These details shall include proposed finished levels and contours showing earthworks and mounding; surfacing materials; means of enclosure; car parking layouts; other vehicle and pedestrian access and circulations areas; hard surfacing materials; minor artefacts and structures (for example furniture, play equipment, refuse and/or other storage units, signs, lighting and similar features); proposed and existing functional services above and below ground (for example drainage, power, communications cables and pipelines, indicating lines, manholes, supports and other technical features); retained historic landscape features and proposals for restoration where relevant. The scheme shall be implemented prior to the occupation of any part of the development (or within such extended period as may first be agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority).