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Decisions made by South planning committee on 16 January 2018

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 16 January 2018.

  • The Leasowes, Sandford Avenue, Church Stretton, SY6 7AE (16/02491/REM)Approval of reserved matters (appearance, landscaping, layout and scale) pursuant to planning permission 14/01173/OUT for residential development (up to 52 dwellings) to include access. Decision:That, as per the officer’s amended recommendation as set out in the Schedule of Additional Letters:1)      Reserved Matters be approved, subject to the amended Appendix 1 as set out in the Schedule of Additional Letters;2)      An additional condition requiring that the detail and colour of the brickwork and roof tiles be first agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority prior to any development taking place to ensure an appropriate external appearance in order to safeguard the appearance and character of the area;

    3)      The information pursuant to condition 5v of permission reference 14/01173/OUT (flood risk assessment) be discharged; and

    4)         The information pursuant to conditions 6a (detailed landscaping) and 8a (tree protection) of permission reference 14/01173/OUT be not discharged at this stage.  The Landscaping and Planting Scheme to include Tilia Cordata (small-leaf lime).

  • 11 Greenfields Road, Bridgnorth, WV16 4JG (17/03114/CPE) Application for Lawful Development Certificate to confirm that the existing works of loft conversion, erection of porch with pitched roof and pitched roof over garage, installation of bow window to front elevation, creation of hardstanding to front garden, dropped kerb and erection of garden wall were within permitted development or have been completed for more than four years. Decision: That, as per the officer’s recommendation, a Lawful Development Certificate be issued for the following reason:
    The works to which this application for a Lawful Development Certificate relates, comprising of a loft conversion; erection of porch with pitched roof extending over the front of the garage; creation of hardstanding to the front of the property with associated dropped kerb and erection of garden boundary wall are works which constitute development under Section 55 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.  From the information available, and on the balance of probability, all of the works were completed in excess of four years prior to the 12th July 2017.  Even if any of the works did not fall wholly within the conditions and limitations of permitted development  rights that were in force at the time the works were carried out, the fact that they constitute ‘operational development’ and were carried out more than four years ago, means the Council would be time-barred from taking any planning enforcement action. A Certificate of Lawful Development can therefore be issued.
    • Brand Oak House, 19 Rosemount Gardens, Ackleton, Bridgnorth (17/04037/FUL) Erection of 2 storey side extension.
    • Decision: That, contrary to the officer’s recommendation, planning permission be granted, for the following reasons: The scale of the proposed development, in combination with the existing extension to be retained, would not amount to inappropriate development in the Green Belt in this particular site context.  In addition, if it had been concluded the proposal would be inappropriate development, the Committee formed the view that the personal medical circumstances put forward constitute sufficient very special circumstances to override the presumption against inappropriate development in the Green Belt.  The property is already not a smaller open market dwelling, being one of some substance, and the extension would not materially alter the mix of open market dwellings in the countryside.

    Subject to:

    That Planning Officers be granted delegated powers to attach appropriate conditions.


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.