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194052 - LEMSFORD, BROAD OAK, HEREFORDSHIRE, HR2 8DZ

Meeting: 24/06/2020 - Planning and regulatory committee (Item 126)

126 194052 - LEMSFORD, BROAD OAK, HEREFORDSHIRE, HR2 8DZ pdf icon PDF 544 KB

Site for the erection of one detached dwelling and two bungalows.   

Decision:

The Committee deferred consideration of the application pending a site visit.

Minutes:

(Site for the erection of one detached dwelling and two bungalows.)

(Councillor Fagan fulfilled the role of local ward member and accordingly had no vote on this application.)

The Senior Planning Officer gave a presentation on the application, and updates/additional representations received following the publication of the agenda were provided in the update sheet, as appended to these minutes.

In accordance with the criteria for public speaking for virtual meetings, Mr K Wise, a local resident submitted a written submission in opposition to the scheme that was read to the meeting by the legal adviser to the Committee.  Mrs J Joseph, the applicant’s agent, spoke in support of the scheme as a virtual attendee.

In accordance with the Council’s Constitution, the local ward member, Councillor Fagan, spoke on the application. In summary, she outlined a number of policy grounds for refusing the application.  She considered the substantial harm outweighed any benefits.  She highlighted the objection of the Council’s Senior Landscape Officer.  She also noted the grounds for refusal of a nearby application for housing development.  If the Committee were not minded to refuse the application she requested that consideration of the application be deferred to allow a site visit to be held to assess the landscape impact.

The Committee discussed the application. 

The Lead Development Manager summed up the principal considerations.

The local ward member was given the opportunity to close the debate.  She reiterated her concern about the substantial impact of the proposal.  She supported a site visit.

A motion that the application be approved was lost.

RESOLVED:  That consideration of the application be deferred pending a site visit.