Decisions made by South planning committee on 28 August 2019
The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Wednesday 28 August 2019.
Land east of The School House, Hopton Cangeford (17/04421/FUL) Erection of two detached dwellings with detached open fronted double garages.
Deferred to a future meeting to enable the applicant to reconsider the position of the access and relocation of the dwelling on plot 2.
Proposed residential development land east of Upper House Farm, Hopton Cangeford (18/02529/FUL) Erection of three dwellings in a courtyard arrangement with access drive and parking.
Deferred to a future meeting to enable the applicant to review the proposed size of the dwellings and to consider entering into a Section 106 agreement to ensure that the dwellings are only occupied by essential workers on the applicant’s estate.
Meadowtown Farm, Meadowtown, Shrewsbury, SY5 0DZ (18/03093/FUL) Conversion of two agricultural buildings into four holiday letting units, change of use of further agricultural building into stables, formation of manege, alterations to existing vehicular access and formation of parking areas.
That, contrary to the officer’s recommendation, planning permission be refused for the following reasons:
- It is acknowledged that Meadowtown is part of a Community Cluster in the adopted Site Allocations and Management of Development (SAMDev)Plan where open market housing development by infilling by no more than two dwellings per site and conversions may be acceptable on suitable sites. However, with regard to this proposal for four holiday let units and associated stables, Shropshire Core Strategy policy CS16 requires holiday accommodation to be in accessible locations served by a range of services and facilities. There are no such services and facilities in Meadowtown or within reasonable walking distance of the site. The roads between the site and other nearby settlements are generally narrow, have no pavement and are unlit. As such, they do not present an attractive route, particularly when it is dark. Consequently, this would not be a sustainable for the proposed holiday letting units, as occupants of the holiday let units would be highly reliant on the use of the private car to access services and facilities. The proposal would therefore be contrary to Core Strategy policy CS16, SAMDev Plan policy MD11 and the objective of achieving sustainable development set out in the National Planning Policy Framework.
- The proposed development would be likely to generate additional traffic movements over the local road network which exhibits narrowness, lack of passing places, and convoluted routing. As a consequence, the scale of the proposed development is likely to result in conditions that would be detrimental to highway safety for all road users, contrary to Shropshire Core Strategy policy CS6 and paragraph 108 of the National Planning Policy Framework.
Proposed development land east of Meadowbrook Close, Alveley (18/03172/FUL) Erection of 6 affordable dwellings and associated works.
That, as per the officer’s recommendation, planning permission be granted, subject to:
- The conditions as set out in Appendix 1 to the report; and
- A Section 106 Legal Agreement to secure the properties as affordable dwellings.
Delegated authority be given to officers to vary the wording of conditions 7 and 8 relating to drainage and landscaping.
Gutter Farm, Wall Under Heywood, Church Stretton, SY6 7JA (19/02201/FUL) Erection of a building to house stables, tack room and store.
That, as per the officer’s recommendation, planning permission be granted, subject to the conditions as set out in Appendix 1 to the report.
13 Upper Linney Street, Ludlow, SY8 1EF (19/02495/FUL) Erection of a single storey extension to adjoin the side elevation of the existing rear extension.
That, contrary to the officer’s recommendation, planning permission be refused for the following reason:
The proposed extension, by reason of the juxtaposition of the proposed rooflights and the first floor windows of the adjacent property immediately above, would result in mutual overlooking, harming the privacy of the properties. In addition, the location of the proposed extension would prejudice the proper maintenance of the rear wall of the immediately adjacent non – designated heritage asset due to the inaccessible narrow gap which would be formed. The proposed development would therefore be contrary to Shropshire Core Strategy policies CS6 and CS17; Site Allocations and Management of Development (SAMDev) Plan policies MD2 and MD 13; and Section 16 of the National Planning Policy Framework.
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