APP/16/00633: Cedar Cottage, 10 CROFT DRIVE WEST, CALDY, CH48 2JG - Demolition of existing cottage, and construction of large single dwelling, including access and landscaping works
The Managing Director for Delivery submitted the above application for consideration.
A Petitioner addressed the Committee
The Agent addressed the Committee
A Ward Councillor addressed the Committee.
On a motion by Councillor Realey and seconded by Councillor Lewis it was:
Resolved (13:0) That the application be approved subject to the following conditions:
1. The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of 3 years from the date of this permission.
2. The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the approved plans received by the local planning authority on 26th September 2016 and listed as follows: 5715 P-002 Rev 2; 5715 P-003 Rev 1; 5715 P-004; 5715 P-100 Rev 1; 5715 P-101 Rev 2; 5715 P-102 Rev 1; 5715 P-103 Rev 1; 5715 P-201 Rev 1; 5715 P-202 Rev 2; 5715 P-203 Rev 2; M2603.05E; M2603.06A; M2603.08B; Arboricultural Report (Urban Green, September 2016); Construction Method Statement;
3. All obsolete accesses shall be reinstated to standard footway levels within 3 months of first occupation of the property unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority
4. Before any construction commences, samples of the materials to be used in the external construction of this development shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The approved materials shall then be used in the construction of the development.
5. The hard and soft landscaping scheme hereby approved shall be carried out prior to the occupation of any part of the development or in accordance with a timetable to be agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority. Any trees or plants that within a period of five years after planting, are removed, die or become, in the opinion of the Local Planning Authority, seriously damaged or defective shall be replaced with others of a species, size and number as originally approved in the first available planting season unless the Local Planning Authority gives its written consent to any variation.
6. The first-floor rear windows serving the Games Room and the rooflights in the rear elevation of the proposed leisure suite shall all be obscurely glazed and retained as such thereafter
7. No removal of trees, shrubs or hedgerows, or any vegetation management and/or cutting operations shall be carried out between 1st March and 31st August inclusive in any year, unless otherwise approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.
8. Prior to first occupation, the landscaping/boundary treatment set out in the supporting document (Barnes Walker, M2603.D.0916ec_Rev A) shall be implemented and completed in ful and retained as such thereafter unless otherwise agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority
9. No works or development shall take place until a scheme of supervision and monitoring for the arboricultural protection measures in accordance with para. 6.3 of British Standard BS5837: 2012 - Trees in Relation to design, demolition and construction - recommendations has been approved in writing by the local planning authority. The scheme of supervision shall be carried out as approved and will be administered by a qualified arboriculturist instructed by the applicant. This scheme will be appropriate to the scale and duration of the works and will include details of:
a. Induction and personnel awareness of arboricultural matters;
b. Identification of individual responsibilities and key personnel;
c. Statement of delegated powers;
d. Timing and methods of site visiting and record keeping, including updates;
e. Procedures for dealing with variations and incidents.
10. Prior to the commencement of any development, including site clearance, demolition, storage of plant, materials, machinery, the siting of site huts and WCs etc., a site meeting shall be held and attended by the site manager, the demolition contractor, the arboricultural consultant and a representative from the local planning authority to discuss all the details of the tree protection measures as specified and any other site operations that have implications for trees. At this time it shall be agreed the intervals at which the arboricultural consultant shall carry out subsequent site visits to sign off installation of tree protection measures and supervise sensitive operations in relation to trees. It is the responsibility of the site foreman to inform all employees, contractors and sub-contractors visiting and or working on the site of the details specified and to raise the importance of the tree protection measures so as to avoid causing damage to retained trees.
All tree pruning and felling associated with site handover shall be carried out as the first operation on site, in accordance with the specification in any Tree Tables. Work shall comply with BS3998:1989 Recommendations for Tree Work and current Best Practice.
11. Prior to the commencement of site clearance, demolition, storage of plant (non-tree related), materials, machinery, including site huts and WCs, Tree Protection Barriers shall be installed immediately following tree works and Barriers shall confirm to the specification within the method statement. The Tree Protection Barriers and Ground Protection shall not be removed, breached or altered without prior written authorisation from the local planning authority or client arboriculturist, but shall remain in a functional condition throughout the entire development, until all development related machinery and materials have been removed from site. If such protection measures are damaged beyond effective functioning then works that may compromise the protection of trees shall cease until the protection can be repaired or replaced with a specification that shall provide a similar degree of protection.
The tree protection measures shall not be dismantled until all construction related machinery and materials have been removed from site and not without written authorisation from the local planning authority or client arboriculturist. Once authorisation has been given the protection measures can be removed by hand and transported off site. During which time, no machinery or vehicles shall enter the area previously protected. No excavations, storage of materials, soil stripping, the raising or lowering of levels or the laying of hard surfacing without prior approval of the arboricultural consultant and / or the local planning authority. Any issues regarding tree protection should be agreed and implemented prior to commencement of development.
Following the full installation of the Tree Protection Measures, the arboricultural consultant shall carry out a site visit to confirm by taking photographs that the protection measures have been installed to an acceptable standard and in accordance with a specification. Any issues regarding tree protection should be agreed and implemented prior to commencement of development.
12. The following activities must not be carried out under any circumstances:
a. No fires to be lit within 20 metres of existing trees and shrubs to be retained.
b. Storage of removed topsoil should be located outside of the Root Protection Areas of retained trees and away from those parts of the site allocated for soft landscaping.
c. No equipment, signage, fencing, tree protection barriers, materials, components, vehicles or structures shall be attached to or supported by a retained tree.
d. No builders debris or other materials to be stored within the Root Protection Areas.
e. No mixing of cement, associate additives, chemicals, fuels, tar and other oil based liquids and powders shall occur within 10 metres of any tree Root Protection Area. A dedicated washout area shall be a used and located not within 10 metres of any Root Protection
f. No alterations or variations to the approved works or tree protection schemes shall be carried out without the prior written approval of the LPA.
g. No excavations, trenches, stripping, cultivation with a rotavator or changes in surface level to occur within the Root Protection Area, unless authorised.
13. No development shall take place until a Site Waste Management Plan, confirming how demolition and construction waste will be recovered and re-used on the site or at other sites, has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The approved Plan shall be implemented in full unless otherwise agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority.
14. Prior to the first occupation of the dwellings arrangements for the storage and disposal of refuse, and vehicle access thereto, shall be made within the curtilage of the site, in accordance with details to be submitted to and agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The approved details shall be implemented in full unless otherwise agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority.