This planning application is on hold due to outstanding information and the BC’s stance on Planning Policy.
Updated 12th June 2015: 33 Letters of objection
Planning Application 14/0451 with SHBC. Details can be found here
As yet no date set for Planning Applications Committee.
Update 23rd September 2014
There is still no date set by SHBC for the hearing of this and the other two planning applications proposing to prematurely use the “reserve” land, as there is currently further information required and issues that need to be clarified or addressed first. It is unlikely that this will be resolved in time for the October 22nd meeting, so November or possibly even December are currently suggested as being more likely. Remember that until the date of the Committee meeting, residents can still lodge their comments on this application with SHBC, for consideration as part of the process.
Update 19th August 2014
This application by Redrow is still yet to be heard, discussed and decided by the SHBC Planning Committee. It does not appear to be included in the Agenda for the meeting to be held on 26th August, therefore it looks likely it will be heard at the same meeting as the two large applications by Taylor Wimpey and William Lacey.
Note that although the Public consultation period has expired, the Council have said that as this application is being put before the Committee, public comments can still be submitted right up to the date of the Planning Committee meeting, so further comments can still be submitted, using the following link:
There are currently 28 objections lodged with SHBC for this application.
Update 28th July 2014:
- the proposed protection of the ancient oaks and other trees on the roadside boundary during construction (note that some of these, including the two ancient Oaks T36 and T37 are shown as requiring to be felled, although it is noted that this is subject to further expert advice, and a significant number of the trees on site are to be retained),
- whether the site is fully within the Countryside Beyond the Green Belt (Housing Reserve area) or whether it extends into the Green Belt, (it appears to be within the housing reserve area only)
the proposed height of the development in relation to the surrounding properties (2.5 storeys, whereas the neighbouring properties are all 1, 1.5 or 2 storeys)(This has been deleted, as it is noted from the planning documents that the accommodation in the roofspace currently refers only to the garages.)
- the proposed access route (just over half way along the road side boundary of the plot, meaning that a number of mature trees are shown as requiring to be felled to create better visibility),
- flood risk (where will the entrance be, and how will it be protected, since the road itself is shown as at severe risk of flooding from surface water) (flooding does not seem to have been considered in the design?),
- the proposed size of the properties (most residents surveyed in 2009, when faced with no choice over having some form of development in the village, said they supported small scale developments of smaller houses)
The wording in italics above has been added following review of the planning application documents.