Agenda item


Proposed single storey dwelling ('Pippin Grange') and ancillary outbuildings. To include renewable technologies, reinstatement of heritage orchard and biodiversity enhancements.


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


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 Mrs Hardy spoke on behalf of Callow and Haywood Group Parish Council, a statement was read on behalf of Mr Priddle, a local resident, in objection to the application and Mr Sharp, the applicant, spoke in support.


In accordance with the council's constitution the local ward member spoke on the application. In summary she provided an overview of the application and the proposal. In addition she provided a summary of the detail of the representations that had been received on the application. A number of representations had praised the design of the development however objectors had not considered it suitable in the open countryside. There had been a difference of opinion concerning the application of CH9 in the neighbourhood development plan and whether the development met the requirements of that policy. The proximity of Haywood Lodge and the impact of the application on this heritage building had been referenced in representations. The additional access onto Haywood Lane had also been raised in representations.


The committee debated the application.


The local Ward member was given the opportunity to close to debate.


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 Mark Millmore. The motion was put to the vote was carried by a simple majority.


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



The application site lies outside of any settlement formally identified as being appropriate for residential development and therefore development of the site would undermine the spatial strategy of the development plan at a time when the Council can demonstrate a sufficient supply of housing land and at a Parish level when it can be demonstrated that housing delivery is exceeding growth targets. Accordingly the scheme is contrary to Herefordshire Local Plan – Core Strategy Policies RA2 and RA3 and Callow and Haywood Neighbourhood Development Plan Policy CH9.



In the absence of sufficient information with regards to how the proposed drainage arrangements would be delivered, the local planning authority is unable to establish if there is a suitable policy compliant sustainable foul and surface water drainage solution. As such the proposal fails to protect the integrity of the SAC and does not comply with Policies SD3, SD4 or LD2 of the Herefordshire Local Plan - Core Strategy.













Development of the site has been demonstrated to fail to preserve aspects of setting which contribute positively to the significance of adjacent heritage assets, without clear and convincing justification for the identified harm. The proposal does not preserve or enhance positive local character and distinctiveness; does not preserve or enhance heritage assets and is not influenced by the historic and existing character and townscape, contrary to the Herefordshire Local Plan Core Strategy policies SS1, SS6, RA2, LD1 and LD4, Callow and Haywood Neighbourhood Development Plan Policy CH1 and the heritage aims and objectives in Chapter 15 of the National Planning Policy Framework.


The design of the proposed dwelling, by virtue of its massing and design has not been positively influenced by the character and appearance of the cluster and as a result would exacerbate the harm identified in reason for refusal 3 in conflict with Herefordshire Local Plan –Core Strategy Policies SD1 and LD1 and Callow and Haywood Neighbourhood Development Plan Policy CH1.



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