To determine an application for the siting of four camping pods, laying of stone for a drive/parking and connection to existing waste water treatment plant.
Four camping pods at 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/2019/0446 which sought permission for four camping pods on the edge of Pastures Lodge Park near Allithwaite. He displayed plans and photographs which outlined the proposals and he provided dimensions and details of the pods, which had a length of 6.7 metres and a curved roof with a ridge height of 2.8 metres and included a single bedroom, bathroom, living area and small kitchenette. Furthermore he highlighted external details of the pods which included stained timber feathered edged boarding and he informed Members that the design of the base of the pods avoided a permanent footprint and would ensure that the ground could be easily reinstated.
RESOLVED – That Planning Application SL2019/0446 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, Site Plan as Existing 02, Site Plan as Proposed 03, Lune Valley Pods- Micro Lodge Layout 4, Exhibit A and Exhibit B.
Reason For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.
Condition (3) Before the camping pods are first occupied the pods shall be connected to the waste water treatment plant and access track shall be laid out and 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 western boundary 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.
Condition (5) The camping pods shall not be used other than as holiday accommodation. They shall not be used as a sole or principal residence by any occupants.
Reason To safeguard the local tourist economy in accordance with Policy DM18 of the Council’s Development Management Policies.
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.