Agenda item

Planning Application DC/23/0895/FUL - Little Moseleys, The Green, Fornham All Saints (Report No: DEV/WS/23/029)

Report No: DEV/WS/23/029


Planning application - four dwellings with associated car parking and access


Planning application - four dwellings with associated car parking and access


The application was referred to the Development Control Committee because it represented a departure from the Development Plan given the site was outside of the settlement boundary.


Furthermore, the Parish Council had objected to the scheme which was in conflict with the Officer recommendation of approval, subject to conditions as set out in Paragraph 79 of Report No DEV/WS/23/029.


The Principal Planning Officer informed the Committee that outline planning permission was granted on the application site in July 2017 for four dwellings, following the demolition of an agricultural workshop, with all matters reserved and subject to a number of conditions. Reserved matters were granted in January 2021.


Since the grant of outline permission, the site had been cleared and the agricultural workshop demolished. Whilst the application had been submitted on the basis that the previous permission had expired, there was a reasonable likelihood that the earlier permission was extant.


Speaker:      Chris Wilkie (agent) spoke in support of the application


Councillor Susan Glossop remarked on the parking that often took place along the highway by the entrance to the application site.


Councillor Jon London commended the applicant for seeking permission in this way irrespective of the previous permission in place for the site. He proposed that the application be approved, as per the Officer recommendation and this was duly seconded by Councillor Ian Houlder.


Upon being put to the vote and with the vote being unanimous, it was resolved that




Planning permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:


1.   The development hereby permitted shall be begun not later than three years from the date of this permission.

2.   The development hereby permitted shall not be carried out except in complete accordance with the details shown on the approved plans and documents, unless otherwise stated.

3.   Notwithstanding the material details shown on the approved plans, no development above slab level shall take place until details of the proposed roof tiles and feature cladding shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.

4.   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 the approved Written Scheme of Investigation. Prior to any investigation taking place a competent person or persons/organisation shall be nominated to undertake the works set out within the Written Scheme of Investigation.

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.

5.   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 1 and the provision made for analysis, publication and dissemination of results and archive deposition.

6.   Prior to first occupation the area within the site shown on drawing number 16 1508 02 Rev C for the purposes of providing safe pedestrian access through the site has been provided in accordance with the details submitted and shall be retained and used for no other purposes.

7.   Prior to first use of the development hereby permitted, the area(s) within the site shown on drawing No 20 1508 010 REV D for the purpose of loading, unloading, manoeuvring and parking of vehicles shall be provided. Thereafter the area(s) shall be retained and used for no other purpose.

8.   The areas to be provided for storage of Refuse/Recycling bins as shown on the Drawing No. 20 1508 010 REV D shall be provided in its entirety before the development is brought into use and shall be retained thereafter for no other purpose.

9.   Prior to any works above slab level details of a bin presentation area outside of the gate into the site shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Prior to first occupation of any of the dwellings hereby approved the access and turning area for refuse collection vehicles shall be constructed to accommodate a 32 tonne refuse vehicle and the bin presentation area shall be installed in accordance with the details approved and retained as such thereafter.

10.Before occupation details of biodiversity enhancement measures to include where bird boxes, bat bricks or boxes and hedgehog gap to be installed at the site, including details of the timescale for installation, shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Any such measures as may be agreed shall be installed in accordance with the agreed timescales and thereafter retained. There shall be no occupation unless and until details of the biodiversity enhancement measures to be installed have been agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

11.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. All planting comprised in the approved details of landscaping shall be carried out in the first planting season following the commencement of the development (or within such extended period as may first be agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority). Any planting removed, dying or becoming seriously damaged or diseased within five years of planting 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.

12.The dwelling(s) hereby approved shall not be occupied until the requirement for water consumption (110 litres use per person per day) in part G of the Building Regulations has been complied with and evidence of compliance has been obtained.

13.Before the dwelling at plot 3 hereby permitted is first occupied, the first-floor window within the gable end projection shall be fitted with obscure glass to Pilkington glass level 4 privacy or an equivalent standard and shall be non-openable up to 1.7m above floor level and shall be retained in such form in perpetuity.

14.Any site preparation, construction works and ancillary activities, including access road works and deliveries to / collections from the site in connection with the development shall only be carried out between the hours of:

08:00 to 18:00 Mondays to Fridays

08:00 to 13.00 Saturdays

And at no times during Sundays or Bank / Public Holidays without the prior written consent of the Local Planning Authority.

15.The building envelope, glazing and ventilation of the residential dwellings hereby permitted shall be constructed so as to provide appropriate sound attenuation against external noise. The acoustic insulation of the dwellings unit shall be such to ensure noise does not exceed an LAeq (16hrs) of 35dB (A) within bedrooms and living rooms between 07:00 and 23:00hrs and an LAeq (8hrs) of 30dB(A) within bedrooms and living rooms between 23:00 and 07:00hrs. The noise levels specified in this condition shall be achieved with the windows closed and other means of ventilation provided as appropriate ranging from background to rapid / purge ventilation to prevent overheating in accordance with the Acoustics & Noise Consultants (ANC) and Institute of Acoustics (IoA) 'Acoustics Ventilation and Overheating Residential Design Guide', January 2020.

16.Any external artificial lighting at the development hereby approved shall not exceed lux levels of vertical illumination at neighbouring premises that are recommended by the Institution of Lighting Professionals Guidance Note 9/19 'Domestic exterior lighting: getting it right!'. Lighting should be minimised and glare and sky glow should be prevented by correctly using, locating, aiming and shielding luminaires, in accordance with the Guidance Note.

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