Agenda item

Planning Application No. SL/2020/0943 - 9 Castle Dale, Kendal

To consider an application for a single storey rear extension with an attached garage at No. 9 Castle Dale, Kendal (Revised scheme SL/2019/0603 – part retrospective).

Minutes:

Note – Councillor Jenkinson left the meeting at this stage in the proceedings (12.08 p.m.)

Note – The Committee voted to adjourn for a break at 12.08 p.m. and reconvened at 12.20 p.m. when a roll call was taken, all Members confirming that they were present, that they were able to see (where practicable) and hear all Members participating in the meeting.

Note – The Planning Officer’s presentation displayed at the meeting had been circulated to Members and displayed on the Council’s Website on the day before the meeting.

Single storey rear extension with garage attached (Revised scheme SL/2019/0603 – Part Retrospective)

Note – The Planning Officer’s presentation displayed at the meeting had been circulated to Members and displayed on the Council’s Website on the day before the meeting.

The Planning Officer presented Planning Application No.SL/2020/0943 which sought permission to erect a single storey rear extension with an attached garage at No. 9 Castle Dale, Kendal. She displayed a site plan and photographs to highlight the site and reminded Members that they had previously considered and approved an application on this site for a similar proposal but that the applicant, who was an employee of South Lakeland District Council, had run into issues relating to drainage which altered the applicant’s plans. Referring to the updated plans, the Planning Officer highlighted that when building the previously approved development began, the applicant had found that it was necessary to amend the design due to the presence of a drainage pipe. This involved extending the proposal by a further 0.6 metres from the rear elevation of the host dwelling from the approved 4 metres to 4.6 metres. She informed Members that even though the garage remains the same length as originally approved it is now positioned 0.7 metres further south than the garage, as approved under SL/2019/0603 and also advised that a window had been added to the rear elevation of the garage but that the rest of the development remained as previously approved.

The Planning Officer referred to photographs of the location and informed Members that it was considered that the proposals would cause no significant harm to the neighbouring properties and that an outbuilding belonging to a neighbour helped to reduce the impact on neighbouring amenity.

The Planning Officer responded to questions raised by Members.

Members thanked the Planning Officer for a well written report and gave consideration to the application.

A motion to approve the application was proposed and seconded and a vote was taken on the motion, during which all Planning Committee Members confirmed that they had, without interruption heard the full presentation and discussion on the item and it was

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

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

Reason  (2)  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:

‘Single storey rear extension with garage attached at No.9, Castle Dale, Kendal. (Part Retrospective)’ Drawing Number A1.CA.12.20.

Reason  (2) For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning. 

 Condition (3) The development hereby permitted shall be constructed of the materials details of which are shown on Drawing Number A1.CA.12.20. The approved materials shall be retained thereafter, unless otherwise approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

Reason (3)  To ensure the development is of a high quality design in accordance with Policy DM2 of the Development Management Policies Development Plan Document and Policy CS8.10 of the South Lakeland Core Strategy.

Condition (4) Prior to the first occupation of the approved development, a nest box shall be erected on site in accordance with Drawing Number A1.CA.12.20.

Reason  (4) To ensure net biodiversity gains in accordance with Policies DM1 & DM4 of the Development Management Policies Development Plan Document and Policies CS1.1 & CS8.4 of the South Lakeland Core Strategy.

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