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Decisions made by Central planning committee on 4 July 2019

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 4 July 2019.

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Proposed crematorium, north of Nesscliffe, Shrewsbury (18/04965/FUL) Erection of a new crematorium with associated access, car parking and landscaping.

Decision

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

  1. Due to the proximity of the poultry rearing farm at Kinton, the A5 trunk road, and the location of the site within an area of established MOD and RAF training activity including low flying helicopters, mourners and other visitors to the proposed crematorium would experience unpleasant odours, noise and disturbance at the site. Notwithstanding the mitigation proposed these activities, cumulatively, would result in unacceptable levels of odour, noise and disturbance at the site for users of the facility and the site therefore constitutes an unsuitable location for a crematorium.
  2. The proposed development would result in a change in the character of the landscape from open farmland to built form set within a managed parkland, and this would have adverse impacts on the local landscape. In addition the proposal would have adverse visual effects, and from some locations the development would appear as a notably incongruous element and would have substantial adverse and locally significant visual effects including from the Nesscliffe Hills designated Countryside Heritage Site.  Whilst landscape planting is proposed to mitigate this, this would not satisfactorily mitigate for adverse impacts initially and in the longer term would result in adverse impacts on the local landscape.
  3. The benefits of the proposal, including meeting a need for additional crematorium capacity in the general area, the economic benefits and biodiversity enhancements are acknowledged. However it is not considered that these are sufficient to outweigh the negative impacts of the proposal.  The proposed development is therefore contrary to the Development Plan including Core Strategy policies CS5, CS6, CS16 and CS17; and SAMDev Plan policies MD2, MD12 and MD13, and to policies of the NPPF including Section 15.

Land north east of Kinton, Shrewsbury (18/00130/EIA) Erection of four poultry rearing buildings, nine feed bins, an agricultural workers dwelling, landscaping scheme and all associated works.

Decision

That consideration of the application be deferred to a future meeting of this committee at the request of the applicant.

Land off Manor Lane, Longden, Shrewsbury (16/02395/FUL) Erection of 5 No bungalows and associated infrastructure (amended description).

Decision

That authority be delegated to the Head of Planning Services to refuse planning permission subject to further consultation with the Ecology Team in relation to whether the third reason for refusal was required following the submission of an updated ecology report.

School House Farm, Sheinton, Shrewsbury (18/04266/FUL) Change of use of a farm yard and buildings to holiday complex to include: demolition of buildings; siting of four glamping units and a log cabin; works to and change of use of two buildings to form office and store and leisure facilities, formation of parking areas; and installation of package treatment plant (Amended Description).

Decision

That planning permission be granted as per the officer’s recommendation subject to the conditions set out in Appendix 2.

Maesbrook Nursing Home, Church Road, Shrewsbury (19/01132/FUL) Erection of first floor extensions to north east part of main building to create additional bedrooms; link corridor to additional bedrooms in roofspace with increase in height of roof and insertion of rooflights (revised scheme to include raise ridge height on approved extension to annex roof with fire escape from new first floor link bridge together with zinc roof line raised).

Decision

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

Former Congregational Church, Coton Hill, Shrewsbury (19/01661/FUL) Conversion and extension of a former Church into 9 residential apartments with associated car parking.

Decision

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

Goldsmiths of Shrewsbury, 10 The Square, Shrewsbury (19/02030/ADV) To erect and display one pole mounted branded flag.

Decision

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

Members gave significant weight to the concerns of the Conservation Officer as set out in the officer report and considered that the proposed advert would have an adverse impact on visual amenity as it would result in harm to the designated heritage assets identified and adversely impact on the character and appearance of the listed building and the conservation area.  The proposal is therefore considered to be contrary to Shropshire Council policies MD2, MD13, CS6 and CS17 and paragraph 132 of the NPPF.

Goldsmiths of Shrewsbury, 10 The Square, Shrewsbury (19/02038/LBC) Installation of one pole mounted branded flag and associated fixings.

Decision

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

Members gave significant weight to the concerns of the Conservation Officer as set out in the officer report and considered that the harm to the character and appearance of the designated heritage asset (a grade 2 listed building) outweighed the public benefits of the proposal.  The proposal is therefore considered to be contrary to Shropshire Council policies MD2, MD13, CS6 and CS17 and paragraph 194 and 196 of the NPPF.

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.