Decision details

Planning Application No. SL/2019/0495 - The Pastures Lodge Park, Templand Lane, Allithwaite, Grange-over-Sands

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Decisions:

Single holiday lodge, the Pastures Lodge Park, Templand Lane, Allithwaite, Grange-over-Sands (Mr and Mrs Andrew Cotter).

 

Councillor Dave Khan declared a pecuniary interest in this item by virtue of the fact that he was a Director of Woodset Ltd which ran the application site and having regard to bias and/or predetermination he left the meeting during discussion on the item.

 

The Interim Development Management Team Leader presented Planning Application No. SL/2019/0495 which sought permission for a holiday lodge with hard standing for parking and a foul water drainage connection. He displayed plans and photographs which outlined the proposals. The Interim Development Management Team Leader informed Members that the proposal met with all the criteria within Policy DM18 and highlighted key points such as the access drive and connection to the foul water drainage system. He referred to representations which raised concerns regarding the visibility of the lodge on the skyline and to residents of Birkby and stated that with the existing vegetation and a landscaping scheme it was considered that the proposal would not be visible and would not be harmful to the rural character of the area.

 

RESOLVED – That the Planning Application SL/2019/0495 be approved subject to the following conditions:-

 

Condition (1)   The development hereby permitted shall be commenced before the expiration of THREE YEARS from the date hereof.

 

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:

Location Plan 01A,

Existing site plan 02,

Proposed site plan 03,

Standard Glen Mhor Lodge Rev A,

Proposed decking plan 04 and

Exhibit A;

all received on 18 June 2019.   

 

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

 

Condition (3)   Before the lodge is first occupied the lodge shall be connected to the foul water drainage system and the access track shall be laid out.  Both shall be retained thereafter.

 

Reason            In order to provide sufficient drainage and an acceptable access.

 

Condition (4)   Before development commences a detailed landscaping scheme along the boundaries of the site shall be submitted and approved by the Local Planning Authority.  The approved landscaping scheme shall be implemented in the next planting season and shall be retained thereafter.

 

Reason            In order to provide the site with an adequate screen and in accordance with Policy DM18 of the Council’s Development Management Policies Development Management Plan. 

 

Condition (5)   The lodge shall not be occupied other than as holiday accommodation.  It shall not be used at any time as a sole and principal residence by any occupants.

 

Reason            To safeguard the local tourist economy in accordance with Policy CS7.6 of the South Lakeland Core Strategy.

 

Condition (6)   The owner / operator of the caravan site known as 'The Pastures' as outlined on the Site Location Plan, shall maintain an up-to-date register of the names of all of the individual caravan owners and occupiers and their main home addresses, and shall make the following information available to the Local Planning Authority upon request: - copies of the register; - a copy of the licence between the site owner / operator; and - the caravan owner / occupier for each pitch.

 

Reason            To safeguard the local tourist economy in accordance with Policy CS7.6 of the South Lakeland Core Strategy.

 

Condition (7)   Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (as amended) (or any order revoking and re-enacting that Order with or without modification), the written approval of the Local Planning Authority shall be obtained for the construction and siting of any buildings, structures, erections, motorhomes or touring caravans (whether temporary or otherwise) to be placed or parked on the site.

 

Reason            To protect the rural character of the area in accordance with Policy DM18 of the Council’s Development Management Policies Development Management Plan.

 

Condition (8)   Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (as amended) (or any order revoking and re-enacting that Order with or without modification), the written approval of the Local Planning Authority shall be obtained for the placing of any overhead electricity service lines on the site.

 

Reason            To protect the rural character of the area in accordance with Policy DM18 of the Council’s Development Management Policies Development Management Plan.

                       

P & P Statement

 

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: 17/09/2019

Date of decision: 29/08/2019

Decided at meeting: 29/08/2019 - Planning Committee

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