Agenda item

APP/19/00372: ROSELANDS, 16 CROFT DRIVE, CALDY CH48 2JW - Proposed development of 1 new build dwelling within the curtilage of 'Roselands', 16 Croft Drive - Amended Proposal


  Councillor I Lewis declared a personal interest in this matter (minute 21 refers).


The Corporate Director for Economic and Housing Growth submitted the above application for consideration.


A petitioner addressed the Committee.


The agent addressed the Committee.


It was moved by the Chair and seconded by Councillor I Lewis that the application be refused.


The motion was put and lost (6:8).


On a motion by Councillor B Kenny and seconded by Councillor P Stuart it was –


Resolved (8:6) – That the application be approved subject to the following conditions:


The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of 3 years from the date of this permission.


The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the approved plans received by the local planning authority on 11 March 2019 & 24 April 2019 and listed as follows: 16-156-110 Rev A, 16-156-111 Rev A, 16-156-120 & 16-156-130 Rev A.


Prior to commencement of development, samples of the facing, roofing, window and gateway 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.


No tree felling, scrub clearance, hedgerow removal, vegetation management, ground clearance and/or building works is to take place during the period 1 March to 31 August inclusive. If it is necessary to undertake works during the bird breeding season then all buildings, trees, scrub, hedgerows and vegetation are to be checked first by an appropriately experienced ecologist to ensure no breeding birds are present. If present, details of how they will be protected are required to be submitted for approval.


The development hereby permitted shall not be occupied until details of bird and bat boxes, number, location, type and timing to be erected on site, has been provided for approval and implemented in accordance with those details.


Rhododendron is present within the site boundary. This Species is listed on Schedule 9 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act. A method statement, prepared by a competent person shall be submitted to the Local Planning Authority prior to any clearance works on site, which includes the following information:

·  A plan showing the extent of the plant;

·  The method that will be used to prevent the plant/s spreading further, including demarcation;

·  The method of control that will be used, including details of post-control monitoring; and

·  How the plants will be disposed of after treatment/removal.


In order to provide protection for priority species, Reasonable Avoidance Measures are required, these include:

·  A toolbox talk prior to commencement of any clearance works regarding the presence of badger (and hedgehog) in the area and the legislation protecting them;

·  A check prior to any clearance or construction works for signs of badger activity on site and within 30m of the proposed development;

·  All excavations should be covered at night to prevent access by badger and hedgehog; if this is not possible then a means of escape should be provided to ensure that no animals become trapped. This could include backfilling, covering with board, or fitting with a means of escape, such as plank leading out of the excavation with an angle of no more than 45°;

·  Appropriate storage of materials to ensure that badger and hedgehog do not become trapped and that materials are not available for excavation of new setts (for example, storage of sand); and

·  Protective fencing should be erected around the site during construction.


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