23/10/2014 - Permalink

Decisions made by Central planning committee on 16 October 2014

Related topics: Community / Democracy

The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 16 October 2014.


Development management report to consider planning applications Subject to S106 resolution having regard to the Council’s published 5 years housing supply Land Supply Statement of 12 August 2014.

13/04757/OUT  Application for outline planning permission (access for approval) for residential development and associated works, development land opposite The Crescent, Nesscliffe, Shrewsbury.


That planning permission be granted as per the officer’s recommendation, subject to:

  • An amendment to Condition No. 2 to limit the submission of the Reserved Matters application to a period of two years after approval of this Outline;
  • The additional Conditions recommended previously; and

A Section 106 Legal Agreement to secure affordable housing.



Development of land at Churncote/Bicton/Bicton Heath, off Welshpool Road, Shrewsbury (14/00246/OUT)  Outline application for 296 mixed residential dwellings (landscaping reserved) and employment/commercial use (all matters reserved) to include: offices, showroom, A3/A4 (restaurant/pub), C1 (hotel), public open space, structural landscaping, associated infrastructure, vehicular accesses and all associated infrastructure.


That planning permission be granted as per the amended officer’s recommendation as detailed in the Schedule of Additional Letters, subject to:

  • The Conditions set out in Appendix 1 to the report, subject to amendment by the Area Planning Manager as set out below;
    • The completion of a S106 Legal Agreement to secure affordable housing, infrastructure contributions and land as set out in the report and to ensure that funding is provided for mitigation works to be provided to Churncote Island in the event that these are not delivered through planned junction improvement works within the next 10 years;
    • An additional Condition relating to the amount of hedgerow to be agreed which will be dealt with through delegated powers to finalise Conditions; and

The Area Planning Manager be given delegated authority to vary conditions subject to them not being substantially different to those stated in the report.



Proposed development land east of Station Road, Condover, Shrewsbury (14/00335/OUT)  Outline application (access, layout and scale) for the erection of 47 dwellings (7 affordable), school hall, car parking area and enlarged school playing field for existing school, allotments, village green and informal open space (amended description).


That, contrary to the officer’s recommendation, planning permission be refused for the following reasons:

The proposal will represent an unsustainable form of development as the cumulative harm caused by the loss of good quality agricultural land; inadequate public transport provision; the inability of small scale facilities in Condover to cope with additional demand; the safety of the vehicular junction of Station Road and the A49; and together with ecological, archaeological and drainage issues will significantly and demonstrably outweigh the benefits.  As such Members consider that the proposal is contrary to the policies in the NPPF taken as a whole.



Land south of Holcroft Way, Cross Houses, Shrewsbury (14/02406/OUT)  Outline application for residential development to include means of access.


That planning permission be granted as per the officer’s recommendation, subject to:

  • A S106 Legal Agreement to secure the relevant affordable housing at the time of the Reserved Matters application and to secure the proposed highway improvements and a commuted sum for the future maintenance of the proposed vehicle activated signs;
  • In the interests of public and highway safety, two additional Vehicle Activated Signs (VASs) be provided to ensure that there will be two on the approach to the mini roundabout when travelling from Shrewsbury and two on the approach to the zebra crossing when travelling from Cressage;
  • The publically adoptable road on the NW side of the site as shown on the Indicative Site Plan being retained as such in the Reserved Matters application to enable future road link options;
  • The conditions set out in Appendix 1 to the report; and

Any subsequent application for reserved matters being considered by this Committee.



The Old School, Hookagate, Shrewsbury, SY5 8BE (14/03059/FUL)  Erection of two storey extension and bell tower to facilitate use of school building as children’s nursery; change of use of agricultural land to play area; formation of vehicular access and parking area (part retrospective).


That planning permission be granted as per the officer’s recommendation, subject to the Conditions set out in Appendix 1 to the report.



For further information relating to the decisions go to our online planning register and search for the application by using the reference number or keyword.