Agenda item

Planning Application No: 21/0949 Variation of condition 1 (plans compliance) to include amended site layout plan with amended ground levels, attached to approval 20/0078 Land west of Sockbridge, Thorpefield Stoneswood Developments Ltd


The Principal Planning Officer stated that there was an error in the report in the recommendation at condition 2, in that not all the previously approved plans are included in the report. Therefore they requested that delegated authority be given to the Assistant Director Development to include the details of the previously approved plans when the recommendation is moved.


Members received a presentation from Mr Addis, the agent, in support of the application.


Members queried:


·        The increases in floor levels mentioned in the report.

·        The earlier grants of planning permission.


Proposed by Councillor Eyles

Seconded by Councillor Lynch


For: 10

Against: 0

Abstain: 0


and RESOLVED that Planning Permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions, with delegated authority to the Assistant Director Development to include details of the approved plans.


Time Limit for Commencement

1.     The development permitted shall be begun before 16 July.

Reason: In order to comply with the provisions of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.


Approved Plans

2.     The development hereby granted shall be carried out strictly in accordance with the application form dated 3 February 2020 email dated 6 July 2020 and the following details and plans hereby approved:

i)        Finish floor level proposed change schedule dated 21 October 2021.

ii)       Site plan 317/02 (02) 003 Rev C dated 21 October 2021.

iii)      Trial pit trench locations dated 3 December 2021.

iv)      Site investigation report dated 3 December 2021.

Reason: To ensure a satisfactory development and to avoid any ambiguity as to what constitutes the approved details.


Before the Development is commenced

3.     The development shall not commence until visibility splays providing clear visibility of 90 metres measured 2.4 metres down the centre of the access road and the nearside channel line of the major road have been provided at the junction of the access road with the county highway. Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (or any Order revoking and re-enacting that Order) relating to permitted development, no structure, vehicle or object of any kind shall be erected, parked or placed and no trees, bushes or other plants shall be planted or be permitted to grown within the visibility splay which obstruct the visibility splays. The visibility splays shall be constructed before general development of the site commences so that construction traffic is safeguarded.

Reason: In the interests of highway safety.


Pre-Occupancy or Other Stage Conditions

4.     No dwellings shall be occupied until the estate road including footways and cycle ways to serve such dwellings has been constructed in all respects to base course level and street lighting where it is to form part of the estate road has been provided and brought into full operational use.

Reason: In the interests of highway safety.


Ongoing Conditions

5.     The gradient of the access road shall be no steeper than 1 in 20 for a distance not less than 15m as measured from the carriageway edge of the adjacent highway.

Reason: In the interests of highway safety.


6.     Footways shall be provided that link continuously and conveniently to the nearest existing footway. Pedestrian paths within and to and from the site shall be provided that are convenient to use.

Reason: To ensure a minimum standard of footpath provision is made within the site.