Decision Maker: Planning Committee
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Committee had before it an * implications report of the Head of Planning, Economy and Regeneration regarding the above application; Members at the meeting on 6 March 2019, were minded to refuse planning permission, but a final decision was deferred pending consideration of an implications report.
The Area Team Leader addressed the meeting highlighting the location of the proposal, the block plan of the log store, the floor plan and dimensions of the building. He provided an old aerial photograph which identified the original log store in situ and informed the meeting that he did not feel that the retention of the store had a detrimental impact on the amenity of the occupiers of the neighbouring property or the character of the site and surrounding area in general. Members also viewed photographs from various aspects of the site.
Consideration was given to: the scope of Permitted Development Rights and the ongoing enforcement issues
It was therefore
RESOLVED that planning permission be granted as recommended by the Head of Planning, Economy and Regeneration.
(Proposed by the Chairman)
i) Cllr R J Dolley and R F Radford declared personal interests as the neighbour was known to them;
ii) Cllrs R F Radford and R L Stanley requested that their votes against the decision be recorded;
iii) The following late information was reported:
3/4/2019 - A letter has been received from an Ian Firth of Bondstones writing on behalf of the applicant asking that the following observations be brought to the attention of the committee:
1. The building has, by all accounts, been used for the benefit of the farmhouse (as a wood/fuel store - with or without a roof) for decades
2. The site is located within the curtilage of Bradford Farm - i.e. its location, historic ownership, functional association, and use are all directly connected and subservient to the residential enjoyment of the dwelling and thus fall within the established curtilage.
3. The building has been constructed within / over an existing structure and is a part of a larger, existing building – also within the curtilage of the house and which, incidentally, features a dual pitch roof.
4. The log store and workshop – as built – is approximately 2.65m to the eaves (i.e. the point at which the external wall intersects the roof covering) and 3.3m to the apex of the roof (where the roof intersects the parent building to the rear).
5. The location of the structure is well in excess of 2m from the property boundary
6. The footprint of the store is very significantly less than 50% of the curtilage of the farm house.
7. No part of Bradford Farm is listed or located in a ‘designated’ area and therefore would have been permitted development if constructed slight lower in height.
Publication date: 05/04/2019
Date of decision: 03/04/2019
Decided at meeting: 03/04/2019 - Planning Committee