Minutes Planning January 2018

PLANNING – January 2018

[See also Minutes January 2018]

APPLICATIONS DISCUSSED AT THIS MEETING:

There were no new, open applications discussed at this meeting.

APPLICATIONS APPROVED by HEREFORD COUNCIL (since the last meeting):

P173938/XA2 – Land Adjoining Courtlands Farm, Winforton, Herefordshire: Application for approval of details reserved by conditions 3 & 4 attached to planning permission 151168. Approved with Conditions

P173929/XA2 – Land Adjoining Courtlands Farm, Winforton, Herefordshire: Application for approval of details reserved by conditions 16 & 17 attached to planning permission 143517. Approved with Conditions

P174344/F – Great Oak House, Eardisley: Proposed construction of ménage for private use only. Approved with Conditions

P173720/FH – Brick Cottage, Winforton, Herefordshire: Proposed single storey extension to link a dwelling to an ancillary domestic garage, including the insertion of roof lights to facilitate the conversion of the first floor of the garage into guest accommodation. Approved.

P172059/F – Mill Half Farm, Whitney on Wye, Herefordshire: Proposed new vehicular access to farmhouse. Approved with Conditions

P173616/FH – Oakwood Lodge, Church Road, Eardisley: Proposed erection of a single storey conservatory at the rear of the property. Approved with Conditions

P174126/L – Oakwood Lodge, Church Road, Eardisley: Proposed erection of a single storey conservatory at the rear of the property. Approved with Conditions

P174162/FH – Parsonage Farm, Eardisley, Herefordshire: Proposed demolition of outbuilding and replacement with new garage/workshop and fuel store. Approved with Conditions

P174163/L – Parsonage Farm, Eardisley, Herefordshire: Proposed demolition of outbuilding and replacement with new garage/workshop and fuel store. Approved

P174164/F – Parsonage Farm, Eardisley, Herefordshire: Proposed construction of ménage/arena for private use. Approved with Conditions

APPLICATIONS COMMENTED UPON UNDER PC POLICY (since the November meeting):

P173720/F – Brick Cottage, Winforton, Herefordshire HR3 6EB – Proposed single storey extension to link a dwelling to an ancillary domestic garage, including the insertion of roof lights to facilitate the conversion of the first floor of the garage into guest accommodation.

‘EGPC considers the property does not impinge on or affect any other property, and no NDP policies are compromised. Note: it appears there have already been extensions to this property and EGPC is, therefore, of the view that any further applications in future should be discouraged. On this basis, EGPC wishes to support the application.’

P174059/F – Land at Barley Close, Woodseaves Road, Eardisley – Two detached 2 storey houses.

‘The site for the proposed two houses sits within the Eardisley settlement boundary, so from that point of view, it could be approved in principle. However, there are a number of inaccurate statements in the supporting Design and Access Statement (D&A), and other issues, namely:

1. D&A – Section 3: It is not Eardisley, but Eardisley Group which has 525 houses equating to a minimum target growth of 63 new dwellings to 2031. See NDP Policy H1(a) p.24.

2. D&A – Section 4: EGPC refutes the statement that the Eardisley Group NP is not up to date and cannot deliver the housing growth minimum target set out in the HC Core Strategy because the earlier proposal for 25 houses at Barley Close cannot be delivered and there are currently no proposals for housing on the Old Sawmills site. The facts are that the Group target to 2031 is 63 homes. Of this number, 54 houses have either been built or are approved within the Group. This leaves only 9 houses to be approved to 2031. Extrapolating these figures, the minimum target will certainly be met and probably exceeded within the 2031 timeframe.

3. Section 5 of the D&A states that this proposed layout has been informed by previously commissioned reports. However, this application is not accompanied by a site plan, so no layout for two homes can be seen. There are no specific reports for surface water drainage, or access, or landscaping. The ecological report shows the whole (previously 25 house) site and includes a detailed layout for 10 homes. All of these inconclusive matters beg the question – are we looking at a proposal for 2 homes, in which case, where will the houses be, and how much of the drainage system or the landscaping will be done for 2 homes only, and where will the access be? Or, are we looking at the first 2 homes of a 10 home site? In which case, this 2-house application is misleading.

Based on the above, there is insufficient clarity for EGPC to respond to this application with confidence and it was, therefore, decided NOT to approve on the information and detail which has currently been provided.’

P174088/F – Land Adjoining Courtlands Farm, Winforton, Herefordshire – Five dwellings with garages.

‘This five-house development is located outside the Winforton Settlement Boundary, requested by residents and embedded in the Eardisley Group Neighbourhood Development Plan – see NDP Policy H2(b) p25. The boundary is shown clearly on the map on page 31 of the NDP.
The minimum number of homes required in Winforton by 2031 is 11. There are currently 22 homes completed, under construction, or approved. Building too many houses at once in a small village puts undue stress on the community and its associated infrastructure. In the case of Winforton, it has no shops, play areas or significant public transport to support development at such levels.
EGPC therefore concluded no more housing should be built in Winforton and in addition, no houses should be built outside the settlement boundary at this stage in the delivery of the NDP. On this basis, EGPC believes this application should be refused.
As a further point of record, it has come to light since the last Parish Council meeting that public notices communicating this application and giving residents the right to respond were not located on publicly accessible land. However, we note this situation is being addressed and that the length of public consultation is being extended.’

P174030/F – Land Adjoining ‘The Field’, Almeley Road, Eardisley – Proposed residential development for 5 detached houses.

‘This 5-house development is outside the Eardisley Settlement Boundary requested by residents and embedded in the Eardisley Group Neighbourhood Development Plan – see NDP Policy H2(a) p25. The boundary is shown clearly on the map on page 28 of the NDP.

In addition, there are a number of inaccurate statements in the supporting Design and Access Statement (D&A), namely:

1. D&A – Section 3: It is not Eardisley, but Eardisley Group which has 525 houses equating to a minimum target growth of 63 new dwellings to 2031. See NDP Policy H1(a) p.24.

2. D&A – Section 4: EGPC believes there is no evidence for declaring that the Eardisley Group NDP is not up to date, and cannot deliver the housing growth minimum HC Core Strategy target simply because the earlier proposal for 25 houses at Barley Close, Eardisley, cannot be delivered and there are currently no proposals for housing on the Old Sawmills site.

The Eardisley Group Parish target to 2031 is 63 homes. Of this number, 54 houses have either been built or are approved within the Group. This leaves only 9 houses to be approved to 2031. Extrapolating these figures, the minimum target will certainly be met and probably exceeded within the 2031 timeframe. The D&A ‘not up to date’ argument is, therefore, not accurate and does not justify a need for building houses outside the settlement boundary at this stage in the Neighbourhood Planning process.

In summary, EGPC sees no need for houses to be built outside the settlement boundary at this stage in the delivery of its NDP and on this basis recommends the application should be refused.’

P174126/L – Oakwood Lodge, Church Road, Eardisley HR3 6NH – Proposed erection of a single storey conservatory at the rear of the property
and
P173616/FH – Oakwood Lodge, Church Road, Eardisley HR3 6NH – Proposed erection of a single storey conservatory at the rear of the property.

‘EGPC considered these applications together, as they are the Listed and Full Householder applications for the same proposal. In essence, this is a small conservatory that appears to be in sympathy with the design of this listed building. It is not visible from the road, and is unlikely to cause any inconvenience to neighbours. It is also deemed to be consistent with the terms of the NDP. Based on the above, EGPC wishes to support these applications.’

P174162/FH – Parsonage Farm, Eardisley, Hereford, Herefordshire HR3 6LX – Proposed demolition of outbuilding and replacement with new garage/workshop and fuel store

P174163/L – Parsonage Farm, Eardisley, Hereford, Herefordshire HR3 6LX – Proposed demolition of outbuilding and replacement with new garage/workshop and fuel store

‘EGPC considered these applications together, as they are the Listed and Full Householder applications for the same proposal. EGPC believes the proposals represent an improvement and no objections were raised.
Based on the above, EGPC wishes to support both applications.’

P174164/F – Parsonage Farm, Eardisley, Hereford, Herefordshire HR3 6LX – Proposed construction of ménage/arena for private use.

‘EGPC considered this application and acknowledged the ménage is for private use only; no objections were raised.
Based on the above, EGPC wishes to support this application.’

EGPC RELEVANT APPLICATIONS REFUSED by HEREFORD COUNCIL
P174030/F – Land Adjoining ‘The Field’, Almeley Road, Eardisley – Proposed residential development for 5 detached houses.

APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN

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OTHER:

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