Cllr Douris declared that this application is in his area. He is happy to take part and confirmed that he has had no discussion regarding this application.
The Case Officer, Robert Freeman introduced the report to Members and said that the application had been referred to the Committee due to the contrary recommendations of the Parish Council.
Great Gaddesden Parish Councillor Louise Wilson and Resident Malcom Livesey and Mark Griffin spoke in objection to the application.
David and Alex Robins spoke in support of the application.
It was proposed by Councillor Durrant and seconded by Councillor Riddick to DELEGATE WITH A VIEW TO APPROVAL.
For: 6 Against: 0 Abstained: 4
Resolved: That planning permission beDELEGATED WITH A VIEW TO APPROVAL.
That planning permission be DELEGATED with a VIEW TO APPROVAL subject to the completion of a planning obligation under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (As Amended) and the conditions below:
10.2 That the following Heads of Terms are included within the legal agreement
- The restriction of occupancy to the Robins family and a carer
- A contribution of £913.88 is secured towards Strategic Access Management and Monitoring of the Chilterns Beechwoods SAC
- A contribution of £4,251.71 is secured towards Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace as an alternative to use of the Chilterns Beechwoods SAC
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:
EB/WL-01 (Location and Block Plan)
EB/WL-02 (Proposed Ground Floor Plan)
EB/WL-03 (Proposed First Floor Plan and Carers Annex)
EB/WL-04 (Proposed Elevations)
EB/WL-05 (Internal Room Floor Areas)
Design and Access Statement
Reason: For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.
3. No development shall commence until details of the finished slab level, eaves and ridge heights to the proposed building have been provided in relation to existing site levels and those of neighbouring development.
Reason: To ensure that the dwelling has an appropriate relationship with neighbouring properties in accordance with Policies CS11 and CS12 of the Core Strategy.
4. No development above slab level shall commence until samples of the materials to be used on the external surfaces of the development have been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.
Reason: To make sure that the appearance of the building is suitable and that it contributes to the character of the area in accordance with Policies CS11 and CS12 of the Dacorum Borough Core Strategy (2013).
5. No development above slab level shall commence until full details of hard and soft landscaping shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. These details shall include:
- all external hard surfaces within the site,
- all means of enclosure to the site
- all exterior lighting of the site
- soft landscaping works including a planting scheme with the number, size, species and position of trees, plants and shrubs and
- minor artefacts and structures including bin storage and any garden storage.
All planting shall be completed within one planting season of the completing of development.
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 similar species, size and maturity.
Reason: To improve the appearance of the development and its contribution to biodiversity and the local environment, as required by saved Policy 99 of the Dacorum Borough Local Plan (2004) and Policy CS12 (e) of the Dacorum Borough Council Core Strategy
6. No development above slab level shall commence until full details of the sustainability measures to be incorporated in the development have been submitted and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The development shall not be occupied until the sustainability measures have been provided in accordance with the approved details.
Reason: To ensure the sustainable development of the site in accordance with the aims of Policies CS28 and CS29 of the Dacorum Borough Core Strategy (2013), the Sustainable Development Advice Note (2016) and Paragraphs 154 and 157 of the National Planning Policy Framework (2021).
7. The development hereby approved shall not be occupied until full details of facilities for the Charging of Electric Vehicles have been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The dwelling shall not be occupied until the charging facilities have been provided in accordance with the approved details.
Reason: In the interests of sustainable transport and in accordance with Policies CS8 and CS12 of the Core Strategy and the Car Parking Standards SPD (2020)
8. Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 1995 (As Amended) or any revisions thereto there shall be no development falling within the following schedules to the specified units without the express planning permission of the local planning authority
Schedule 2 Part 1 Classes A, B, C, D, E and F
Schedule 2 Part 2 Class A
Reason To ensure the adequate protection of the Green Belt in accordance with Policy CS5 of the Core Strategy.
Planning permission has been granted for this proposal. Discussion with the applicant to seek an acceptable solution was not necessary in this instance. The Council has therefore acted pro-actively in line with the requirements of the Framework (paragraph 38) and in accordance with the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2015.
Storage of materials: The applicant is advised that the storage of materials associated with the construction of this development should be provided within the site on land which is not public highway, and the use of such areas must not interfere with the public highway. If this is not possible, authorisation should be sought from the Highway Authority before construction works commence.
Further information is available via the County Council website at:
Obstruction of highway: It is an offence under section 137 of the Highways Act 1980 for any person, without lawful authority or excuse, in any way to wilfully obstruct the free passage along a highway or public right of way. If this development is likely to result in the public highway or public right of way network becoming routinely blocked (fully or partly) the applicant must contact the Highway Authority to obtain their permission and requirements before construction works commence.
Further information is available via the County Council website at:
Debris and deposits on the highway: It is an offence under section 148 of the Highways Act 1980 to deposit compost, dung or other material for dressing land, or any rubbish on a made up carriageway, or any or other debris on a highway to the interruption of any highway user. Section 149 of the same Act gives the Highway Authority powers to remove such material at the expense of the party responsible. Therefore, best practical means shall be taken at all times to ensure that all vehicles leaving the site during construction of the development and use thereafter are in a condition such as not to emit dust or deposit mud, slurry or other debris on the highway.
Further information is available by telephoning 0300 1234047.
The Public Right of Way(s) should remain unobstructed by vehicles, machinery, materials, tools and any other aspects of the construction during works. Safe passage past the site should be maintained at all times for the public using this route. The condition of the route should not deteriorate as a result of these works. Any adverse effects to the surface from traffic, machinery or materials (especially overspills of cement & concrete) should be made good by the applicant to the satisfaction of the Highway Authority. No materials shall be stored or left on the Highway including Highway verges. If the above conditions cannot reasonably be achieved, then a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) would be required to close the affected route and divert users for any periods necessary to allow works to proceed, for which a fee would be payable to Hertfordshire County Council. Further information is available via the County Council or by contacting Rights of Way, Hertfordshire County Council on 0300 123 4047.
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.
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.
Working Hours Informative
Contractors and sub-contractors must have regard to BS 5228-2:2009 “Code of Practice for Noise Control on Construction and Open Sites" and the Control of Pollution Act 1974. As a guideline, the following hours for noisy works and/or deliveries should be observed: Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 5:30pm, Saturday, 8am to 1pm, Sunday and bank holidays - no noisy work allowed.
Where permission is sought for works to be carried out outside the hours stated, applications in writing must be made with at least seven days’ notice to Environmental and Community Protection Team email@example.com or The Forum, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1DN. Local residents that may be affected by the work shall also be notified in writing, after approval is received from the LPA or Environmental Health.
Construction Dust Informative
Dust from operations on the site should be minimised by spraying with water or by carrying out of other such works that may be necessary to supress dust. Visual monitoring of dust is to be carried out continuously and Best Practical Means (BPM) should be used at all times. The applicant is advised to consider the control of dust and emissions from construction and demolition Best Practice Guidance, produced in partnership by the Greater London Authority and London Councils.
Waste Management Informative
Under no circumstances should waste produced from construction work be incinerated on site. This includes but is not limited to pallet stretch wrap, used bulk bags, building materials, product of demolition and so on. Suitable waste management should be in place to reduce, reuse, recover or recycle waste product on site, or dispose of appropriately.
Air Quality Informative.
As an authority we are looking for all development to support sustainable travel and air quality improvements as required by the NPPF. We are looking to minimise the cumulative impact on local air quality that ongoing development has, rather than looking at significance. This is also being encouraged by DEFRA.
Invasive and Injurious Weeds – Informative
Weeds such as Japanese Knotweed, Giant Hogsweed and Ragwort are having a detrimental impact on our environment and may injure livestock. Land owners must not plant or otherwise cause to grow in the wild any plant listed on schedule 9 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. Developers and land owners should therefore undertake an invasive weeds survey before development commences and take the steps necessary to avoid weed spread. Further advice can be obtained from the Environment Agency website at https://www.gov.uk/japanese-knotweed-giant-hogweed-and-other-invasive-plantsrelevant
The Chair proposed that they carried on the meeting past 10.30pm to get all of the items heard, it was seconded by Cllr Williams.
Resolved that the meeting will carry on until all items are heard.