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Decisions made by Southern planning committee on 19 November 2019

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Southern planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 19 November 2019.

A row of houses

Proposed agricultural workers dwelling east of Welbatch Farm, Hookagate, Shrewsbury (19/02641/REM) Approval of reserved matters (appearance, landscaping, layout and scale) pursuant of 18/00273/OUT for the erection of an agricultural need dwelling and garage to include access.


That, contrary to the officer’s recommendation, planning permission be granted, subject to any conditions deemed appropriate by Officers and for the following reasons:

  • The applicant had demonstrated that the additional floorspace above 100m2, which is the normal maximum size for affordable dwellings, is justified by the needs of the applicants to ensure their wellbeing, the viable operation of their dairy business, compliance with biosecurity and the separation distance between the dwelling site and the main farm complex.

Proposed development land at former bus depot, Minsterley, Shrewsbury (19/03734/OUT) Outline application (access for consideration) for mixed use development of residential and business units.


That this application be deferred to a future meeting to enable the applicants to submit further information on the potential impact of noise and traffic movements associated with the adjacent industrial/commercial premises on the health and wellbeing of the proposed dwellings, given that the illustrative site layout shows a desire to locate dwellings and their gardens immediately adjacent to the boundary with those premises, unlike the illustrative land allocations shown in application 18/03583/OUT and considered by the Planning Appeal Inspector, and to clarify the highway safety design considerations for the proposed access and its location. Further information is also sought on the rationale for the proportions of housing and commercial development shown on the illustrative layout.

Hysbatch, Tickerton, Church Stretton, SY6 7DQ (19/03983/FUL) Conversion and extension of domestic garage to form separate dwelling.


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

  1. The existing building has no historic or architectural value which would justify its retention and reuse as an open-market dwelling. In any event the extent of the proposed enlargement is such that the scheme would be tantamount to erecting an entirely new dwelling which, in this countryside location outside any settlement designated for residential development, would directly conflict with the Council’s housing strategy and would not represent sustainable development in the round. Though there may be some social and economic benefits these would be negligible, no significant weight can be given to the applicant’s family circumstances, whilst an absence of more severe landscape, flood risk or other impacts does not offset the fundamental conflict with Policies CS1, CS3, CS4 and CS5 of the Shropshire Local Development Framework Adopted Core Strategy, and Policies MD1, MD3, MD7a and S5 of the Shropshire Council Site Allocations and Management of Development Plan.

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.