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Decisions made by South planning committee on 12 March 2019

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 12 March 2019.

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Astbury Hall, Astbury, Bridgnorth, WV16 6AT (18/05052/FUL) Redevelopment of Astbury Hall Estate to provide; leisure and spa building comprising fitness suite, health spa, two swimming pools, farm shop, function room, restaurant and bar; external facilities comprising lido pool, tennis courts, bowls/croquet/petanque greens; formation of parking areas; terraced areas; amendments to existing golf course; formation of 9-hole golf course and 18-hole putting green; alterations to two dis-used outbuildings to form service buildings; with all associated works.

Decision

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

·         Confirmation from the Shropshire Council (SC) Legal Services that the submitted Unilateral Undertaking would secure the non-implementation of any extant planning permissions relating to the application sites (including but not limited to the unbuilt elements of planning permission BR/98/0829) should planning permission be granted for this development; delivery of the proposed apprenticeship schemes; and the development and management of the site (holiday lodges and leisure facilities) as a single entity as a tourism and leisure resort;

·         The conditions set out in Appendix 1 to the report, subject to Condition No. 4 being amended as follows:

Prior to the above ground works commencing on each building/structure hereby approved, samples and/or details of the external materials to be used in the construction of that building/structure, and in the case of the leisure and spa building details of the glazing to be installed, shall be submitted to and  approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.  The development shall be carried out in complete accordance with the approved details.

Reason:  To ensure that the external appearance of the development is satisfactory.

·         That the Area Planning Manager be granted delegated authority to negotiate any adjustments to the unilateral undertaking sought by SC Head of Legal Services and to make any associated adjustments needed to planning conditions.

 

Astbury Hall, Astbury, Bridgnorth, WV16 6AT (18/05078/FUL) Redevelopment of Astbury Hall Estate to include the installation of 135 holiday let lodges with raised decked areas; office reception lodge; car parking areas; footpaths/cyclepaths and roadways; installation of foul water treatment plants and refuse points (Valley Lodge Phase).

Decision

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

  • Confirmation from the Shropshire Council (SC) Legal Services that the submitted Unilateral Undertaking would secure the non-implementation of any extant planning permissions relating to the application sites (including but not limited to the unbuilt elements of planning permission BR/98/0829) should planning permission be granted for this development; delivery of the proposed apprenticeship schemes; and the development and management of the site (holiday lodges and leisure facilities) as a single entity as a tourism and leisure resort;
  • The conditions set out in Appendix 1 to the report, subject to Condition No. 7 being amended as follows:

Before the holiday lodges are first installed on the land details of their external finishes and any associated access decking/steps/ramps shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The work shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details and retained for the lifetime of the holiday lodges.

Reason:  To ensure that the external appearance of the development is satisfactory, in the interests of visual amenity.

  • That the Area Planning Manager be granted delegated authority to negotiate any adjustments to the unilateral undertaking sought by SC Head of Legal Services and to make any associated adjustments needed to planning conditions.

Astbury Hall, Astbury, Bridgnorth, WV16 6AT (18/05079/FUL) Redevelopment of Astbury Hall Estate to include the installation of 140 holiday let lodges with raised decked areas; car parking areas; footpaths/cyclepaths and roadways; installation of foul water treatment plants and refuse points (Plateau Lodge Phase).

Decision

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

  • Confirmation from the Shropshire Council (SC) Legal Services that the submitted Unilateral Undertaking would secure the non-implementation of any extant planning permissions relating to the application sites (including but not limited to the unbuilt elements of planning permission BR/98/0829) should planning permission be granted for this development; delivery of the proposed apprenticeship schemes; and the development and management of the site (holiday lodges and leisure facilities) as a single entity as a tourism and leisure resort;
  • The conditions set out in Appendix 1, subject to Condition No. 7 being amended as follows:

Before the holiday lodges are first installed on the land details of their external finishes and any associated access decking/steps/ramps shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The work shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details and retained for the lifetime of the holiday lodges.

Reason:  To ensure that the external appearance of the development is satisfactory, in the interests of visual amenity.

  • That the Area Planning Manager be granted delegated authority to negotiate any adjustments to the unilateral undertaking sought by SC Head of Legal Services and to make any associated adjustments needed to planning conditions.

Astbury Hall, Astbury, Bridgnorth, WV16 6AT (18/05159/FUL) Redevelopment of Astbury Hall Estate  – Erection of bar/restaurant building with all associated works.

Decision

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

  • Confirmation from the Shropshire Council (SC) Legal Services that the submitted Unilateral Undertaking would secure the non-implementation of any extant planning permissions relating to the application sites (including but not limited to the unbuilt elements of planning permission BR/98/0829) should planning permission be granted for this development; delivery of the proposed apprenticeship schemes; and the development and management of the site (holiday lodges and leisure facilities) as a single entity as a tourism and leisure resort;
  • The conditions set out in Appendix 1 to the report; and

That the Area Planning Manager be granted delegated authority to negotiate any adjustments to the unilateral undertaking sought by SC Head of Legal Services and to make any associated adjustments needed to planning conditions.

Land to the east of Woodlands Close, Broseley (15/02877/OUT) Outline application for residential development (all matters reserved).

Decision

That, as per the officer’s recommendation, planning permission be refused for the following reasons:

  1. The proposed development is located outside of any development boundary and within open countryside, and therefore is in a location which is considered inappropriate for new housing development; as such the proposal fails to comply with adopted policies CS3, CS5, CS6, and CS17 of the Core Strategy; Policies MD1, and MD7a of the Site Allocations and Management of Development (SAMDev) Plan and the objectives of the National Planning Policy Framework.  The Council has a robust five-year housing land supply within settlements designated for development and so the housing policies of the Development Plan must be attached full weight, and whilst the proposed scheme would deliver modest economic and social benefits there are no material considerations of sufficient weight to justify a departure from the Development Plan. The proposal is therefore contrary to the aforementioned policies.
  2. The proposed site is within a ‘Local Green Space’ as designated on the Broseley Town Plan Map where under Policy ENV.1 of the Broseley Town Plan 2013-2026 proposals for development of any kind in relation to these valued green spaces are not supported. The benefits of the proposal would not outweigh the loss of this valued area which serves as a protective buffer zone preventing physical and visual encroachment between Broseley and the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site and is an unacceptable amenity loss contrary to Policy H.7 of the Broseley Town Plan 2013-2026. The adverse impact of the loss of this ‘Local Green Space’ on the adjacent historic environment is contrary to the Shropshire Council Local Development Framework Policies CS6 and CS17, and Site Allocations & Management Of Development Plan Policy MD13 in addition to the objectives of the National Planning Policy Framework.

Proposed affordable dwelling north of Balls Lane, Broseley (18/03001/FUL) Erection of single plot affordable dwelling; formation of access.

Decision

That this application be deferred to a future meeting to enable the applicants to consider access being from Balls Lane rather than the currently proposed location of Woodlands Close.

Proposed camping site and amenity block adjacent to The Old Vicarage, Knowlesands, Bridgnorth (18/03509/FUL) Change of use of land and the siting of 10 glamping tents plus one staff tent; formation of car park area; conversion of building to shower/amenity block; use of land for residential activity courses for health and fitness training and outdoor activities (part retrospective).

Decision

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

It is acknowledged that the proposed development would make a make a small contribution to the economic and social objectives of sustainable development in providing a form of tourist accommodation close to the market town of Bridgnorth. However these benefits are outweighed by the harm to the character and appearance to this section of the River Severn Valley that would be caused by a row of tents in this prominent, elevated position relative to the river bank footpaths and the distant views of the development from the east. In addition the occupants of the tents would experience noise and traffic fumes from the B4555 road immediately to the east, and would be at risk of falling into the fast flowing river, which is a natural hazard, due to the location of the shower/amenity block. The proposal would therefore detract from the visual amenities of the area and would not be a safe development, contrary to Shropshire Core Strategy policies CS6; CS16 and CS17; Site Allocations and Management of Development Plan policies MD2 and MD11; and paragraphs 95; 127 and 170 of the National Planning Policy Framework.

The Patch, 39A Shrewsbury Road, Church Stretton, SY6 6JD (18/05492/FUL) Erection of dwelling (revised scheme).

Decision

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

2 North Sutton, Great Sutton, Ludlow, SY8 2AJ (19/00121/FUL) Erection of first floor extension.

Decision

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

  • The proposal would be an enhancement and be in-keeping with the local area; and

The proposal was distinctive, but would have no impact on the landscape and/or scenic beauty of this part of the Shropshire Hillls Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

 

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