Cllr Riddick declared he had called in this item however he comes to this item with an open mind and was able to participate in the discussion and vote.
The report was introduced by the case officer Robert Freeman
It was proposed by Councillor Williams and seconded by Councillor Hobson that the application be Granted
For: 5 against: 3 Abstained: 2
Condition(s) and Reason(s):
1. The development hereby permitted shall begin before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.
Reason: To comply with the requirements of Section 91 (1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, as amended by Section 51 (1) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.
2. The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans/documents:
21-31-01 Revision C (Existing and Proposed Block Plan)
21-31-02 Revision B (Site Location Plan)
21-31-03 Revision D (Proposed Floor Plan and Elevations)
Reason: For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.
3. No development shall take place until full details soft landscape works has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. These details shall include:
- a planting scheme with the location, number, size, species and position of trees, plants and shrubs;
- full details of any retaining structures and fences, including details of the use of planting for the external appearance of the gabion walls; and
- a planting timetable, detailing when all soft landscaping works will be carried out in relation to the construction of the development hereby permitted.
The planting scheme shall be carried out in full in accordance with the approved planting timetable.
Any tree or shrub which forms part of the approved landscaping scheme which within a period of 5 years from planting fails to become established, becomes seriously damaged or diseased, dies or for any reason is removed shall be replaced in the next planting season by a tree or shrub of a species, size and maturity.
Reason: To improve the appearance of the development and its contribution to biodiversity and the local environment, as required by Policies CS11, CS12 and CS26 of the Core Strategy and Saved Policy 99 of the Dacorum Borough Local Plan (2004)
4. No development shall take place until details of drainage for the application site have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. These proposals shall be implemented fully in accordance with the approved details.
Reason: To ensure that adequate provision is made for the drainage of the site in accordance with Policies CS8, CS31 and CS32 of the Core Strategy.
5. The building, hereby approved, shall only be used for agriculture.
Reason: In the interests of the visual amenities of the area in accordance with Policies CS5, CS12, CS24 and CS25 of the Core Strategy.
a) Any excavations left open overnight should be covered or have mammal ramps (reinforced plywood board >60cm wide set at an angle of no greater than 30 degrees to the base of the pit) to ensure that any animals that enter can safely escape. Any open pipework with an outside diameter of greater than 120mm must be covered at the end of each working day to prevent animals entering / becoming trapped.”
CONTAMINATED LAND INFORMATIVE 1:
In the event that contamination is found at any time when carrying out the approved development it must be reported in writing immediately to the Local Planning Authority with all works temporarily suspended until a remediation method statement has been agreed. This is because the safe development and secure occupancy of the site lies with the developer.
CONTAMINATED LAND INFORMATIVE 2:
Materials or conditions that may be encountered at the site and which could indicate the presence of contamination include, but are not limited to:
Soils that are malodorous, for example a fuel odour or solvent-type odour, discoloured soils, soils containing man-made objects such as paint cans, oil/chemical drums, vehicle or machinery parts etc., or fragments of asbestos or potentially asbestos containing materials. If any other material is encountered that causes doubt, or which is significantly different from the expected ground conditions advice should be sought.