PLANNING – October 2017
APPLICATIONS/MATTERS DISCUSSED AT THE MEETING:[See also October 2017 Minutes.]
P163948/F – Land Adjacent to the Meadows, Almeley Road, Eardisley – Proposed construction of a two-bedroom dormer bungalow.
The Planning Group reported key amendments appear to be moving the proposed dwelling back to the settlement boundary line and changing some of the elements of design, e.g. cladding, etc. It commented: the dwelling is thus still within the SB; the parking area has been improved; the application still conforms to the NDP. Therefore, it was recommended the PC should support this application. This was agreed and the Clerk will respond accordingly.
P173407/F – Land off Bakers Lane, Winforton, Herefordshire – The proposed erection of an agricultural grain store with concrete apron.
The Planning Group observed agricultural development was permitted within the NDP. It was recognised there was likely to be an impact on local residents during construction and it was, therefore, suggested conditions were suggested to minimise the impact and reduce the risk of damage to the lane itself, as follows: (a) construction takes place during a dry period in late spring/summer when the lane is less likely to be muddy and (b) use of a wheel wash unit to stop construction vehicles from tracking mud through the local residential area. On this basis, it was recommended the PC should support this application. This was agreed and the Clerk will respond accordingly.
P173675/F – Barn A, Spond, Kington, Herefordshire – (Retrospective) Proposed variation to existing approval for conversion of barn to a dwelling.
The Planning Group’s view was that the PC should support this application on the basis that: permitted development of farm buildings into dwellings is encouraged within the NDP. In addition, this dwelling uses the entire existing structure and will be developed into a low-carbon footprint, wheelchair friendly dwelling, as encouraged by the NDP. This was agreed and the Clerk will respond accordingly. However, it was also believed a second structure was being built behind the barn and the PC does not have visibility of any related application. This would, therefore, be raised by the Clerk with the planning Enforcement Officer.
P173611 – Spond Farm, Kington – Covered agricultural manure store.
The Planning Group considered this development to conform to flooding and ecological regulations and to be sufficiently removed from dwellings so as not to cause an issue. It is consistent with the NDP and should, therefore, be supported by the PC. This was agreed and the Clerk will respond accordingly.
APPLICATIONS APPROVED by HEREFORD COUNCIL (since the last meeting):
P172806/K – Works to Trees in a Conservation Area – The Old Parsonage, Church Road, Eardisley – Fell Yew Tree. Works approved to proceed.
APPLICATIONS COMMENTED UPON UNDER PC POLICY (since the last meeting):
EGPC RELEVANT APPLICATIONS REFUSED by HEREFORD COUNCIL:
152261 – The Old Sawmills site, Eardisley – No further news; sale is presumed to be ongoing.
Recent construction to rear of Garden House, Church Road, Eardisley: a query was raised by EGPC. Feedback from HC that, after investigation, structure does fall within permitted development and the purpose of it is as an ancillary building to the main dwelling, to be used as a games room housing a snooker table, golf simulator, etc.
Change of Use, Welshwood, Whitney on Wye: P172963/F: Proposed change of use from agricultural to tourism (Class C1), construction of two 3-bedroom barns, provision of six camping pitches and campsite facilities block. EGPC wrote to HC in support of the response from Brilley PC, expressing concerns about the size of the development vis-à-vis the size of the plot and the impact on the Herefordshire Trail.
172577 – Eardisley Fire Station – the Clerk had contacted HC Planning Department to query why this application had not yet been determined, given the target date was last month. Adam Lewis, Planning Officer, had advised this was not due to any particular issue, other than volume of work and that a decision should be made shortly.