Application Number 20/00077/FUL
Status Application Approved

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Application Number 20/00077/FUL
Location Address Land at (OS 7995 6859) Astley
Proposal Erection of a work / Live unit
Status Approval
Application Type Full planning permission
Appeal Decision N/A

Important Dates
Application Received Date 23/01/2020
Application Valid Date 30/01/2020
Consultation Start Date 03/02/2020
Site Visited / Site Notice Date
Consultation End 18/03/2020
Advert Expiry 18/03/2020
Committee Date (if applicable)
Committee Agenda
Decision Date 04/06/2020

Further Information
Expected Decision Level Delegated
Case Officer Lee Walton
Parish Astley and Dunley CP
Ward Baldwin Ward
Applicant Mr C James
Agent Mr Ian Ray, a.i.architecture
Agent Address 66 Barlich Way Lodge Park Redditch B98 7JP

Condition Details / Information Notes
The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission. Reason: To conform with the requirements of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by Section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.
Unless where required or allowed by other conditions attached to this permission, the development hereby approved shall be carried out in accordance with the information provided on the application form, Energy and Water Management Statements and Design and Access Statement, and the following plans: PL001, 002C, 003A, and 004A. Reason: To define the permission.
Prior to the commencement of the development hereby approved details of measures for the enhancement of biodiversity, which shall include the provision of swallow, swift and other nest boxes and a time scale for delivery of all such measures, shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The biodiversity enhancement measures shall be implemented in accordance with the approved details unless otherwise approved in writing by the local planning authority. Reason: For the conservation and protection of species of biodiversity importance in accordance with policy 22 of the South Worcestershire development Plan.
No development hereby approved shall be commenced until a detailed surface water drainage scheme for the site has been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. Such scheme shall include measures to prevent the run-off of surface water from private plots onto the highways. The scheme shall subsequently be implemented in accordance with the approved details before the development is occupied. Reason: To ensure the development is properly drained in accordance with policy SWDP29.
The residential floor space of the live/work unit hereby approved shall not be occupied other than by a person solely or mainly employed, or last employed in the business occupying the business floor space of the associated unit, a widow or widower of such a person, or any resident dependants. Reason: To ensure that the development is occupied and used in accordance with South Worcestershire Development Plan policy SWDP8
No building operations hereby permitted shall commence until details of the materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the live-work unit hereby permitted have been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The development shall be carried out using the materials as approved. Reason - To ensure that the new materials are in keeping with the surroundings and/or represent quality design in accordance with policy SWDP21 of the South Worcestershire Development Plan.
Prior to the occupation of the development hereby permitted details of renewable or low carbon energy generating facilities to be incorporated as part of the development shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The details shall demonstrate that at least 10% of the predicted energy requirements of the development will be met through the use of renewable/low carbon energy generating facilities. The approved facilities shall be provided prior to any part of the development hereby permitted being first occupied. Reason - To ensure the development supports the delivery of low carbon/renewable energy and safeguards natural resources in accordance with policy SWDP27 of the South Worcestershire Development Plan.
Notwithstanding the provisions of Article 3, Schedule 2, Part 1, Classes A and B, and Part 7, Classes F (offices), and H (industrial and warehouses) of the Town and County Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015 (including any Order revoked or re-enacting that Order, with or without modification) no extension or enlargement shall be erected to the Live-work unit hereby permitted. Reason: Given the rural location and exceptions policy support to enable the LPA to retain adequate control over such extensions/ enlargement in the interests of sustainable development.
Any external lighting shall be cowled and directed so as not to spread any lighting within the wider locality. Reason: In the interests of the character and appearance of the open countryside further to Policy 21, 22 and 25 of the South Worcestershire Development Plan.
Appropriate cabling and an outside electrical socket must be supplied for the property to enable ease of installation of an electric vehicle charging point. The wiring must comply with BS7671. The socket should comply with BS1363, and must be provided with a locking weatherproof cover if located externally to the building. The cable and switches should be installed such as they can be adapted to an EV chargepoint that complies with BS EN 62196 Mode 3 or 4 charging and BS EN 61851 in the future, chargepoints should comply with Worcestershire County Council Design Guide which requires 7kw charging points for residential developments. Reason: To accord with NPPF Paragraphs 105 and 110, and Policy 21B xi of the South Worcestershire Development Plan.
Development shall not begin until visibility splays are provided from a point 0.6m above carriageway level at the centre of the access to the application site and 2.4 metres back from the near side edge of the adjoining carriageway, (measured perpendicularly), for a distance of 43 metres in each direction measured along the nearside edge of the adjoining carriageway and offset a distance of 0.6m from the edge of the carriageway. Nothing shall be planted, erected and/or allowed to grow on the triangular area of land so formed which would obstruct the visibility described above. REASON: In the interests of highway safety.
The Development hereby approved shall not be occupied until the first 5 metres of the access into the development, measured from the edge of the carriageway, has been surfaced in a bound material. REASON: In the interests of highway safety.
The Development hereby approved shall not be occupied until an area has been laid out within the curtilage of the dwelling for the parking of 3 cars at a gradient not exceeding 1 in 8. This area shall thereafter be retained for the purpose of parking a vehicle only. REASON: In the interests of highway safety and to ensure the free flow of traffic using the adjoining highway.
The Development hereby approved shall not be brought into use until the access, turning area and parking facilities shown on drawing Sandhampton PL003a Proposed Site Plan has been provided. These areas shall thereafter be retained and kept available for their respective approved uses at all times. REASON: In the interests of highway safety and to ensure the free flow of traffic using the adjoining highway.
(i) The work element floor space of the live/work unit hereby permitted shall be completed and made available for use before the residential floor space is first occupied and the residential use shall not precede commencement of the business use. (ii) The business floor space of the live/work unit hereby approved shall be limited to Use Classes B1 and B8 only as defined under the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987, or in any provision equivalent to that Class in any statutory instrument revoking and re-enacting that Order with or without modification. (iii) The residential use of the live /work unit hereby approved shall be ancillary with the floor space split at least 60% employment and no more than 40% residential. (iv) The residential accommodation within the live/work unit shall contain no more than three bedrooms. (v) The residential and work spaces shall be entirely separate with separate entrances and toilet facilities and be retained in that form. (vi) The development hereby approved shall have access to superfast broadband or equivalent infrastructure. Reason: To ensure that the development accords with South Worcestershire Development Plan policy SWDP8 and having regard to the rural location of the site, to ensure that the development is sustainable in accordance with policy SWDP4.
Positive and Proactive Statement. No problems have arisen in dealing with this application. The planning application sought an acceptable form of development consistent with the requirements of relevant policies and material considerations. No amendments or alterations were therefore required and no further positive or proactive action was deemed necessary.
This permission does not authorise the applicant to carry out works within the publicly maintained highway since such works can only be carried out by the County Council’s Approved Contractor, Ringway Infrastructure Service who can be contacted by email The applicant is solely responsible for all costs associated with construction of the access.
In the event that the option of last resort - discharge to a sewer - becomes necessary. For the use or reuse of sewer connections, either direct or indirect, to the public sewerage system the Applicant will be required to make a formal application to STWL under Section 106 of the Water Industry Act 1991. The Applicant may obtain copies of current guidance notes and application form from either the STWL website ( or by contacting the STWL Development Services Team (Tel: 0800 707 6600).

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Consultation Responses

Neighbour List

In addition to consultations with the consultee listed, we will publicise the application in accordance with national requirements and our local policy. This publicity usually takes the form of letters to nearby properties, the posting of site notices and/or the placing of a public notice in our local newspapers.

Name Address Sent Reply Received
Astley and Dunley Parish Counc Orchard House Bull Hill Astley STOURPORT ON SEVERN DY13 0RT 13/02/2020
Occupier Sandhampton Cottage Sandhampton Astley, Stourport On Severn DY13 0RQ 03/02/2020

Consultee List

Name Organisation Sent Reply Due Reply Received
Bob Hughes Engineers - S.W. Land Drainage Partnership 03/02/2020 24/02/2020 03/02/2020
Councillor Mrs P. Cumming Baldwin Ward 03/02/2020 24/02/2020
Highways County Highways 03/02/2020 24/02/2020 14/02/2020
MHDC Economic Development MHDC Economic Development 03/02/2020 24/02/2020 22/04/2020
Mrs P Perfect Astley & Dunley Parish Council 03/02/2020 24/02/2020

Constraints List

Constraints List
SWDP 5: Protect and Enhance
Water Supply. If Major Application consultation required with Severn Trent (Welsh Water if in Bockleton Parish)
SWDP 15: Designated Rural Areas
Paper: Berrows Journal - Friday
CIL009 - Non-Urban Area
Outside SWDP Development Boundary
No associated appeals