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Reference 12/P/02100
Alternative Reference Not Available
Application Received Wed 05 Dec 2012
Application Validated Wed 12 Dec 2012
Address Land south of, Guildford Road, Ash, Guildford, GU12
Proposal The use of land for the stationing of caravans for residential purposes for four gypsy pitches together with the formation of additional hard standing and utility/ dayrooms ancillary to that use (additional plan received 17/12/12) (additional information received 02/04/13 - Ecological assessment).
Status Decided
Decision Approve
Decision Issued Date Tue 15 Oct 2013
Appeal Decision Not Available

Further Information

Application Type Full Application
Decision Approve
Actual Decision Level Planning Commitee
Expected Decision Level Delegated
Case Officer Nick Upton
Parish Ash
Ward Ash Wharf
Applicant Name Mr. Alan Bath c/o Agent
Agent Name Mr. Matthew Green
Agent Company Name Green Planning Solutions LLP
Agent Address Unit D Lunesdale, Upton Magna Business Park, Upton Magna, Shewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 4TT
Environmental Assessment Requested No

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Important Dates

Application Received Date Wed 05 Dec 2012
Application Validated Date Wed 12 Dec 2012
Expiry Date Wed 06 Feb 2013
Actual Committee Date Tue 21 May 2013
Latest Neighbour Consultation Date Tue 28 May 2013
Neighbour Consultation Expiry Date Fri 11 Jan 2013
Standard Consultation Date Not Available
Standard Consultation Expiry Date Fri 11 Jan 2013
Last Advertised In Press Date Not Available
Latest Advertisement Expiry Date Fri 11 Jan 2013
Last Site Notice Posted Date Not Available
Latest Site Notice Expiry Date Fri 11 Jan 2013
Internal Target Date Wed 06 Feb 2013
Agreed Expiry Date Not Available
Decision Made Date Tue 15 Oct 2013
Decision Issued Date Tue 15 Oct 2013
Permission Expiry Date Not Available
Decision Printed Date Tue 15 Oct 2013
Environmental Impact Assessment Received Not Available
Temporary Permission Expiry Date Not Available

Constraints

Name Constraint Type
General Standards of Development Policy G1 General Standards of Development Proposals will be permitted if they comply with the relevant Local Plan Policies and the following requirements are met: G1 (1) Parking Provision Parking is provided in accordance with the parking policy and parking standards of the plan set out in Chapter 7 and in Appendix 1. G1 (2) Transport Provision, Access, Highway Layout and Capacity Satisfactory access and highway layout is provided and the traffic generated by the development is compatible with the local road network. Appropriate provision has been made for pedestrian, cyclist and public transport facilities. G1 (3) Protection of amenities enjoyed by occupants of buildings The amenities enjoyed by occupants of buildings are protected from unneighbourly development in terms of privacy, access to sunlight and daylight, noise, vibration, pollution, dust and smell. G1 (4) Access for people with disabilities Development to which the public would reasonably have access makes provision for safe and convenient access by people with disabilities. G1 (5) Crime Prevention The design and layout of buildings and surrounding spaces provides for public safety and deters vandalism and crime. G1 (6) Flood Protection Areas of floodplain, identified on the Proposals Map, are safeguarded from development that would increase the risk to people or property from flooding. G1 (7) Land Drainage and Public Utility Infrastructure Adequate land drainage and public utility infrastructure is in place to meet the needs of the development. G1 (8) Light Pollution External lighting is designed to minimise glare and the spillage of light from the sight. G1 (9) Energy Conservation. The design and layout is energy efficient. G1 (10) Conservation of Water Resources. The design, layout and landscaping is efficient in the use of water. G1 (11) Development on or Close to Contaminated Land Where a proposed development is on or close to contaminated land the applicant demonstrates that the site is safe or can be made so through remedial measures. G1 (12) Safeguarding and Enhancement of the landscape and existing natural features Development is designed to safeguard and enhance the characteristic landscape of the locality and existing natural features on the site, such as, hedgerows, trees, watercourses and ponds which are worthy of protection. G1 (13) Mixed Use Where appropriate the development incorporates or maintains an existing mix of land uses and activities where: (a) The uses are mutually compatible; (b) There is no unacceptable disturbance through traffic, noise, pollution or other adverse effects.
Design Code Policy G5 Design Code Development proposals which do not comply with the following design requirements will not be permitted: G5 (1) Context for Design New development respects established street patterns, plot sizes, building lines, topography, established views, landmark buildings, roof treatment, aspect and relationship with other buildings. G5 (2) Scale, Proportion and Form New buildings respect the scale, height and proportions and materials of the surrounding environment. G5 (3) Space Around Buildings Existing spaces of value are respected and new spaces created through development should have an attractive and identifiable character. G5 (4) Street Level Design Buildings and spaces at pedestrian level provide visual interest and a sense of place and identity. G5 (5) Layout The built layout is easily understood by the user and creates areas of identifiable character. G5 (6) Important Public Views and Roofscape Important public views are protected and opportunities to create attractive new views and vistas are provided and encouraged. G5 (7) Materials and Architectural Detailing Materials are of a high standard and harmonise with surrounding buildings. Detailing on new buildings is durable and reinforces the identity and character of an area. G5 (8) Traffic, Parking and Design The visual impact of traffic and associated access and parking is minimised, especially in sensitive locations. G5 (9) Landscaping Design A high standard of landscaping, to include walls, enclosures and paving schemes, as well as trees and other planting is provided to ensure that new development integrates into the existing townscape and landscape. G5 (10) Open Spaces of Value Open spaces, whether public or private, which contribute to the character of an area, in terms of the views they create, the feeling of openness they allow, are protected.
Gypsy Caravan Sites Policy H13 Gypsy Caravan Sites Proposals for gypsy caravan sites will only be permitted provided: 1 The development would not conflict with policies for the Green Belt, the Countryside beyond the Green Belt and other policies for the protection of designated areas; 2 The development is for the stationing of gypsy caravans for recognised gypsy families at an appropriate scale of provision for settled occupation or as temporary or transit stopping places; 3 The site only provides residential accommodation and ancillary facilities, except when the particular circumstances of the site enable business use to be accommodated satisfactorily in terms of noise, safety, traffic movements and visual intrusion; 4 The site is within reasonable distance of local services and facilities e.g. shops, hospitals, schools and public transport; 5 The development would not have a significant adverse impact on the environment or character of the locality, including impact on the water environment, pollution, areas subject to flooding risk, high grade agricultural land, agricultural businesses, and the amenities of neighbouring properties arising in particular from vehicular movements or activities on the site; 6 The development can be made compatible with the character and appearance of the surrounding area through appropriate landscaping and screening which can be subject to a plannng condition or obligation over long term maintenance. Planning conditions may be imposed limiting the parts of the site which may be used for residential or other purposes where this is justified in terms of visual and other amenities.
Countryside Beyond the Green Belt Policy RE4 Countryside Beyond the Green Belt Development in the Countryside Beyond the Green Belt will be resisted except for that related to: 1 Agriculture and forestry; 2 The reasonable expansion of existing employment uses to diversify the rural economy; 3 Outdoor sport and recreational uses; Uses of land which preserve the openness of the countryside, and the following criteria are met: 1 Built development is strictly limited to that essential for the use to operate; 2 Agriculture and forestry interests are protected; 3 New buildings or extensions are located and designed to minimise their impact on the environment, are satisfactorily screened, landscaped and are constructed of external materials appropriate to the rural setting; 4 The development as a whole will not be of a size and scale that would detract from the character of the rural landscape; 5 Affordable housing for local needs in accordance with Policy H12; 6 The re-use and adaptation of rural buildings in accordance with Polices RE9 and RE10.
Potential Special Protection Areas Policy NE1 Potential Special Protection Areas (pSPA) and Candidate Special Areas of Conservation (cSAC) Planning permission will not be granted for proposals which are likely to destroy or have an adverse effect directly or indirectly on the nature conservation value of potential Special Protection Areas (pSPA) and candidate Special Areas of Conservation (cSAC), as shown on the Proposals Map.
Species Protection Policy NE4 Species Protection Planning permission will not be granted for any development that would be liable to cause any demonstrable harm to a species of animal or plant or its habitat, protected under British Law unless conditions are attached requiring the developer to take steps to secure their protection.
Planning Benefits Policy G6 Planning Benefits Where necessary to the grant of planning permission and in order to meet a planning need arising from a proposed development the Borough Council will seek from developers the provision of suitable planning benefits.

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