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Decisions made by North planning committee on 24 November 2015

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 24 November 2015.

  • Development land east of Wem Road, Shawbury (14/04558/OUT) Outline application (access for approval) for mixed residential development.  Decision: 

    That planning permission be refused in accordance with the officer’s recommendation for the following reasons:

    1. The proposal is considered to conflict with the Shropshire Core Strategy, Shropshire Site Allocations and Management of Development Plan (SAMDev) and the saved policies of the North Shropshire Local Plan as the development proposes housing development in an area identified as countryside for planning purposes which does not comply with the restricted development supported in the policies. The site is not a recognised site for development in accordance with SAMDev policy S17.2, Core Strategy policy CS5 or saved policy H5 of the North Shropshire Local Plan. The Council is also of the opinion that it can now demonstrate an adequate five year supply of house building land as required by paragraph 49 of the NPPF.

    2. The development of the site is not considered to be sustainable development in accordance with the overall aims and objectives of NPPF by reason of the visual impact of the development and the environmental harm from developing grade 3 agricultural land. These adverse impacts are considered to be harm resulting from the development which are not outweighed by the benefits identified or any material considerations.

  • Former Oswald Stores, Oswalds Well Lane, Oswestry, SY11 2TF (15/03804/FUL)Erection of four dwellings.  Decision: 

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

    1. Taking into account the local context and character, the layout scale and design of the proposed development is not considered to relate well to the surrounding area, would create a cramped form of development having an adverse overbearing and oppressive effect on the residential amenity of adjacent occupiers. Furthermore the proposed outside amenity space is inadequate in terms of layout and scale, and the arrangements for the storage of and access to refuse bins are considered to be unsatisfactory leading to adverse impacts on the residential amenity of adjoining occupiers and future occupiers of the development. As such the proposal is contrary to Policy CS6 of Shropshire Council’s Core Strategy and the Type and Affordability of Housing SPD.

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.

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