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214073 - LAND ADJACENT TO ARROW LEA, EARDISLAND, LEOMINSTER, HEREFORDSHIRE, HR6 9BU

Meeting: 28/09/2022 - Planning and regulatory committee (Item 41)

41 214073 - LAND ADJACENT TO ARROW LEA, EARDISLAND, LEOMINSTER, HEREFORDSHIRE, HR6 9BU pdf icon PDF 648 KB

6 no. dwellings with garages.

Decision:

Application refused in accordance with the case officer’s recommendation.

Minutes:

The planning officer gave a presentation on the application and the updates/representations received following the publication of the agenda as provided in the update sheet and appended to these minutes. 
 
In accordance with the criteria for public speaking Ms Connop, spoke on behalf of Eardisland Parish Council, Mr Kirby, local resident, spoke in objection to the application and Mr Smyth spoke in on behalf of the applicant, in support. 
 
In accordance with the Council's constitution the local ward member provided a statement to be read to the committee. In summary he explained that the matter had been referred to the planning committee due to the large number of comments and objections from the community. The village and surrounds of Eardisland were in a floodplain with a high water table and no mains sewage system. Given the circumstances of the application it would be useful to establish a policy determination of the planning authority. 
 
The committee debated the application. 
 
A motion that the application be refused in accordance with the case officer’s recommendation was proposed by Councillor Sebastian Bowen and seconded by Councillor Elizabeth Foxton. The motion was put to the vote and was carried unanimously.
 



RESOLVED – That planning permission be refused for the following reasons:

1.

The application fails to adequately demonstrate that the proposed means of waste water disposal adequately protects the water quality of the River Wye Special Area of Conservation (a European Site, ‘National Network Site’ or ‘Higher Status’ nature conservation site), contrary to Policies SS1, SS6, LD2 and SD4 of the Herefordshire Local Plan – Core Strategy, Policies E1(k) and E9(h) of the Eardisland Neighbourhood Development Plan 2016, the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017, the National Planning Policy Framework and the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006.  

 

2.

The proposed development would, by virtue of its location, siting, density, massing, scale and layout, urbanise the rural setting of Eardisland village and be out of keeping with the established settlement pattern, detrimental to local landscape character, contrary to Policies SS6, SD1, LD1 and RA2 of the Herefordshire Local Plan - Core Strategy, Policies E1, E3 and E9 of the Eardisland Neighbourhood Development Plan 2016, and the National Planning Policy Framework

 

3.

The proposed development would, by virtue of its location, siting, density, massing, scale and layout, urbanise the rural setting of the Eardisland Conservation Area, detrimental to the significance of the designated heritage asset, contrary to Policies SS6 and LD4 of the Herefordshire Local Plan - Core Strategy, and Policy E2 of the Eardisland Neighbourhood Development Plan 2016.  The scheme’s public benefits would not outweigh the identified heritage harm, taking into account the statutory duties under section 72 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 and the weight to be afforded to the asset’s conservation as set out in the National Planning Policy Framework

 

4.

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