Decision details

Planning Application No.SL/2018/0608 - Kirkby Lonsdale - Cressbrook (former Cedar House School), Kendal Road, Kirkby Lonsdale

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Decisions:

Demolition of an existing classroom block, formation of a new entrance drive, construction of three detached dwellings with associated landscaping, parking, single storey garage and summerhouses (Full Planning Application) (Cressbrook Developments).

 

The Planning Officer presented Planning Application No. SL/2018/0608 which sought permission for the demolition of an existing classroom block, the formation of a new entrance drive and the construction of three detached dwellings. He displayed photographs and plans which detailed the proposals and drew Members’ attention to the Late Representations which had been circulated prior to the meeting and which set out revised recommendations and conditions.

 

The Planning Officer answered questions raised by Members in relation to affordable housing provision and outlined the changes to National Planning Policy Framework in this regard.

 

Members considered the application and thanked the Planning Officer for a well written and balanced report. In addition they took the opportunity to thank the Planning Officer, Chris Harrison, who would be leaving the employment of the Council at the end of the year, for his service to the authority and to wish him well for the future.

 

RESOLVED – That the application be approved subject to the following:-

 

The agreement of an acceptable scheme of surface water drainage with Cumbria County Council – LLFA; and,

 

The planning conditions outlined at the end of this report.

 

Condition (1) The development hereby permitted shall begin not later than three years from the date of this decision.

 

Reason: To comply 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.

 

Condition (2) The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans:

Site Location Plan – Drawing No. KL2773 12 A

Proposed Site Plan – Drawing No. KL2773 01 C

Proposed Lower Ground Floor Plan – Drawing No. KL2773 02 A

Proposed Ground Plan – Drawing No. KL2773 03 C

Proposed First Floor Plan – Drawing No. KL2773 04 C

Proposed Second Floor Plan – Drawing No. KL2773 05 C

Elevations As Proposed Plot 1 – Drawing No. KL2773 06 A

Elevations As Proposed Plot 2 – Drawing No. KL2773 07 A

Elevations As Proposed Plot 3 – Drawing No. KL2773 08 C

Site Sectional Elevations – Drawing No. KL2773 09 C

Boundary Wall Details – Drawing No. KL2773 10 C

Block Plan – Drawing No. KL2773 11 C

Reason: For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.

Surface Water

Condition (3) The development hereby approved shall not be occupied until the scheme for the disposal of surface water as detailed in the Drainage Strategy – Proposed Residential Development at Cressbrook House, Kirkby Lonsdale – K35474/01/DS/RH Issue A received 23rd November 2018 has been completed on site. The approved works shall be retained as such thereafter.

 

Reason: To ensure adequate provision is made for the management of surface water and sewage.

 

Materials

 

Condition (4) No superstructure shall be erected until samples and details of the materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the development hereby approved have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.  The development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details of materials unless otherwise agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority.

 

Reason: To ensure the development is of a high quality design in accordance with Policy CS8.10 of the South Lakeland Core Strategy, and saved Policy S2 of the South Lakeland Local Plan.

 

Construction Impacts

Condition (5) The development shall not proceed except in accordance with the provisions of the Construction Method Statement – Cressbrook, Kirkby Lonsdale, Carnforth, Lanc received 26th November 2018;

 

Reason: In the interests of highway safety in accordance with Policy CS10.2 of the South Lakeland Core Strategy and to safeguard the amenity of neighbouring occupiers in accordance with the provisions of the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

Condition (6) No work for the construction of these developments, including demolition, shall take place on the site, except between the hours: 08.00 - 18.00 Monday to Friday; and 08.00 - 13.00 on Saturdays; unless otherwise agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority. In particular, no work should be carried out on Sundays or officially recognised public holidays without the prior agreement in writing of the Local Planning Authority.

 

Reason: To safeguard the amenity of neighbouring occupiers in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

Arboriculture

Condition (7) The development shall not proceed except in accordance with the provisions of the Arboricultural Impact Assessment – Cressbrook Garden, Kirkby Lonsdale received 26th November 2018.

 

Reason: For the avoidance of doubt and to prevent harm to trees in accordance with Policies CS8.1 and CS8.2 of the South Lakeland Core Strategy and saved Policies C11 and S18 of the South Lakeland Local Plan.

 

Condition (8) a) A landscape management plan, including long term design objectives, management responsibilities and maintenance schedules for all landscape areas shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority prior to first occupation of the development. b) The landscape management plan shall be carried out as approved.

 

Reason: To safeguard and enhance the character of the area and secure high quality landscaping in accordance with saved Policy S3 of the South Lakeland Local Plan.

 

Access/Parking

Condition (9) Prior to the first occupation of the development, the approved parking layout and turning space shall be constructed, marked out and made available for use and shall be retained as such thereafter.  The parking spaces shall be used solely for the benefit of the occupants and visitors of the development hereby approved and for no other purpose.

 

Reason: In the interests of highway safety in accordance with saved Policy S10 of the South Lakeland Local Plan.

 

In the exercise of its judgement in determining the appropriate balance of considerations, the Local Planning Authority has acted positively and proactively in determining this application proposal, taking into account all material considerations. Material considerations include planning policies and any representations that may have been received preceding the determination to grant planning permission in accordance with the presumption in favour of sustainable development as set out in the National Planning Policy Framework. The Local Planning Authority is satisfied that its processes and practices are compatible with the Human Rights Act and the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights.

Publication date: 03/01/2019

Date of decision: 29/11/2018

Decided at meeting: 29/11/2018 - Planning Committee

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