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Decisions made by South planning committee on 23 October 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 23 October 2018.

Housing development site, Sidney Road, Ludlow, SY8 1SQ (17/05170/FUL) Construction of 5 No. Independent Living Affordable residential dwellings.

Decision

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

It is acknowledged that the proposed development would be in a sustainable location, contributing to the social and economic roles of sustainable development through the provision of small affordable bungalows, which is a type of accommodation for which there is an acknowledged need in Ludlow. However, the proposal, by reasons of the loss of the large Maple tree, which is the subject of a Tree Preservation Order, and reduction in the area of open space, would remove features that make significant contributions to the character and quality of the townscape and local amenity. The proposed footpath layout within the development, with the path linking Charlton Rise with Sidney Road passing very close to the front doors of the bungalows, is likely to be used by the public and would adversely affect the amenity and perception of security for the occupants of the bungalows. Furthermore the location of the proposed parking and refuse collection points are considered to be inappropriate for the type of accommodation proposed.  In addition, the external design, layout and appearance of the proposed bungalows would fail to improve the character and quality of the area.  Consequently, the proposed development would be contrary to paragraphs 124, 127 and 130 of the National Planning Policy Framework, would not satisfy the environmental role of sustainable development as set out in the NPPF and would be contrary to Core Strategy Policies CS6, CS8 and CS17, and SAMDev Plan Policies MD2 and MD12.

Barn south west of The Grove, Ashford Bowdler (18/03585/FUL) Conversion and extension to redundant agricultural building to form one dwelling and garage; change of use of agricultural land to form domestic curtilage; formation of vehicular access, and; installation of package treatment plant.

Decision

Deferred: That the application be deferred to a future meeting to enable the applicant to reconsider the height and design of the annex building.

Barn south west of The Grove, Ashford Bowdler (18/03586/LBC) Conversion and extension to redundant agricultural building to form one dwelling and garage; change of use of agricultural land to form domestic curtilage; formation of vehicular access, and; installation of package treatment plant.

Decision:

Deferred: That the application be deferred to a future meeting to enable the applicant to reconsider the height and design of the annex building.

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.