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Decisions made by South planning committee on 20 November 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 20 November 2018.

Land east of Badger Hall, Badger, Wolverhampton, WV6 7JR (18/01284/FUL) Formation of a fish stock pool.


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

Penhaligon Stud, Norbury, Bishop’s Castle, SY9 5DU (18/03215/FUL) Erection of rural worker’s dwelling and detached garage with bedsit above; erection of 2No. isolation boxes and horse walker.


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

  • The conditions set out in Appendix 1;
  • Completion of a S106 to secure an affordable housing contribution should it ever be demonstrated in the future that there is no functional need for the rural workers dwelling either  from  the  original  rural  enterprise,  or  from other rural  enterprises  in  the  locality;
  • An additional condition which would safeguard and protect the Oak tree during construction; and

The additional condition as set out in the Schedule of Additional Letters.

Proposed residential development land east of Shaw Lane, Albrighton (18/03579/FUL) Residential development of 6 bungalows and 58 houses (Revised scheme).


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

  • It is acknowledged that the application site forms part of an adopted Development Plan housing allocation and would deliver new market housing and a high level of affordable housing broadly in line with the development guidelines for the site set out in Policy S1.1a of the SAMDev Plan. However, these benefits are outweighed by the following negative factors which comprise:

– the vehicular access to the development being solely onto Shaw Lane with no assurance at this stage that access from Kingswood Road to the south could be achieved, which is the preferred option for the site as shown on the SAMDev Policies Map S1Map, with the consequence that the nature and scale of the development would create traffic flows that would exacerbate the existing traffic congestion already experienced in the Shaw Lane area because of the close proximity of the School, Railway Station and Doctors Surgery, to the detriment of highway and pedestrian safety.

The proposed development would therefore be contrary to Shropshire Core Strategy policies CS6; Site Allocations and Management of Development (SAMDev)Plan policies MD2 and S1.1, and paragraph 109 of the National Planning Policy Framework: It would not satisfy the environmental role of sustainable development set out in the National Planning Policy Framework.

The Cottage, Nordley, Bridgnorth, WV16 4SX (18/04281/FUL) Erection of one dwelling following demolition of existing buildings; formation of vehicular access and parking area; change of use of agricultural land to domestic garden land (revised scheme).


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

  • The conditions set out in Appendix 1 to the report;
  • The additional condition as set out in the Schedule of Additional Representations;
  • To ensure the establishment of a native hedge along the western boundary and the northern site boundary on removal of the existing buildings, condition No. 7 be amended as follows:

Prior to the commencement of development, a landscaping scheme shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The scheme shall include the planting of a hedgerow, formed of native species, along the northern and western site boundaries, along with details of any other trees and hedges to be planted in association with the development, including species, locations or density and planting pattern, type of planting stock, size at planting, means of protection and support, measures for post-planting maintenance and replacement of losses and boundary treatments.

The approved landscaping scheme shall be implemented as specified and in full no later than the end of the first planting season (November to February inclusive) following completion of the development. If within a period of three years from the date of planting, any tree or shrub, or any tree or shrub planted in replacement for it, dies or is otherwise lost or destroyed, another tree or shrub of a similar specification to the original shall be planted at the same place during the first available planting season.

Reason: to ensure satisfactory tree and shrub planting as appropriate to enhance the appearance of the development and its integration into the surrounding area.

Bank House, Longhills Road, Church Stretton, SY6 6DS (18/04768/TPO) To fell 2No Douglas fir trees protected by The Council of the South Shropshire District Council, (Church Stretton).


That, contrary to the officer’s recommendation and for reasons of health and safety and to protect the property and occupants of the neighbouring property, permission to fell 2 No. Douglas fir trees be agreed.


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.