Decision Maker: Development Panel
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Rachel Lightfoot on behalf of Lesley Hope and Mr Warwick spoke against the application
The Applicant Kate Wickham spoke in support of the application
The report recommended approval.
The Planning and Building Control Manager introduced the item by advising that the application was deferred at the December 2018 meeting of the Panel to permit a Panel site visit to take place and negotiations in relation to boundary treatment (in relation to overlooking and noise).
He confirmed that the visit had taken place with members viewing the lodge from within the site and from the neighbouring properties to the north and east. He also confirmed that amended fence details had been submitted by the applicant and these were now under consideration today. He clarified that the fencing would be applied to a section of the boundary with Orchard Villa and the decked area boundary with Blitterlees Farm.
The Planning and Building Control Manager also updated members with regards to a late representation that was too late for the distributed list of update papers previously circulated to members on Friday. The representation questioned the ability for the two car parking spaces to be accommodated within the site if an approved extension was built on the rear of the property and for the ability of vehicles to safely enter the site and then turn around within it to safely exit in forward gear as well. The query was particularly relevant due to the positioning of the applicant’s own cars to the front of their house.
Members were shown these arrangements on site and officers considered there was room to enable the safe parking of visitors and the applicant’s own cars and safe ingress and egress to and from the site.
The late representation also questioned the structural stability of the hit and miss fencing and that it would afford views through it to the detriment of neighbours’ privacy.
In response to these comments the Planning and Building Control Manager recommended that condition 5 was amended to require details of the foundations and supporting posts for the fencing to be submitted within 3 months of the permission and for the fences to be erected in this same timescale and thereafter retained.
Councillor Miskelly moved to approve the as per the officer’s recommendations; this was seconded by Councillor Wilson.
A vote was taken on the motion to approve, 10 voted in favour, 0 against with 1 abstention
The motion was carried.
Grant permission subject to conditions as per officers recommendation with amended condition 5.
1. The development hereby permitted shall be carried out solely in accordance with the following plans: KW201aPL Proposed Site Block Plan Existing Site Location Plan – Amended plan received 18/01/2019 KW202aPK Proposed Floor Plans and Elevations – Amended plan received 18/01/2019 KW01bPL Parking Plan https://www.jacksons-fencing.co.uk/fencing/fencing-panels/hit-andmissfamily- vertical - Fencing details - Amended plan received 17/01/2019
Reason: In order to ensure that the development is carried out in complete accordance with the approved plans and any material and non-material alterations to the scheme are properly considered.
2. The conversion/caravan hereby approved shall be used for holiday let accommodation and for no other purpose (including any other purpose in Class C of the Schedule to the Town and Country Planning [Use Classes] Order 2015), or in any provision equivalent to that Class in any statutory instrument revoking or re-enacting that Order with or without modification.
Reason: The Local Planning Authority would wish to examine the use of the building other than for holiday accommodation to assess whether it would be acceptable in terms of location, access and amenity, having regard to the National Planning Policy Framework and Policy S17 of the Allerdale Local Plan (Part 1), Adopted July 2014.
3. The conversion/caravan hereby approved shall not be used at any time as the sole or principal residence by any occupants.
Reason:The Local Planning Authority would wish to carefully examine the use of the building other than for holiday accommodation to assess whether it would be acceptable in terms of location, access and amenity, having regard to the National Planning Policy Framework and Policy S12 of the Allerdale Local Plan (Part 1), Adopted July 2014.
4. A register of all occupants of the holiday accommodation hereby approved shall be maintained at all times and shall be made available for inspection by the Local Planning Authority within 10 days of a request. The register shall contain the name and address of the principal occupier together with the dates of occupation.
Reason: The Local Planning Authority would wish to carefully examine the use of the building other than for holiday accommodation to assess whether it would be acceptable in terms of location, access and amenity, having regard to the National Planning Policy Framework and Policy S17 of the Allerdale Local Plan (Part 1), Adopted July 2014.
5. Within 1 month of the date of this permission foundation and post details for the fences to be erected shall be be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority. The development shall be constructed in accordance with the approved details.
Reason: To ensure a satisfactory standard of development.
6. The approved boundary fencing details to the north eastern curtilage boundary and southern boundary of the decked area as outlined on drawing KW201aPL - Amended plan received 18/01/2018 shall be fully implemented within 3 months of the date of approval of Condition 5 and shall be retained at all times thereafter unless agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority.
Reason: To safeguard the residential amenity of the occupiers of neighbouring dwellinghouses, in compliance with the National Planning Policy Framework and Policies S4, DM14 and DM15 of the Allerdale Local Plan (Part 1), Adopted July 2014.
Report author: Shona Reid
Publication date: 06/02/2019
Date of decision: 05/02/2019
Decided at meeting: 05/02/2019 - Development Panel