Venue: Council Chamber, Frog Lane, Lichfield
Contact: Wendy Johnson
Apologies for Absence
Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Baker, Councillor Barnett and Councillor Humphreys.
Declarations of Interest
There were no declarations of interests.
The Minutes of the meeting held on 9 May 2022 previously circulated were taken as read, approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.
Applications for permission for development were considered with the recommendations of the Chief Executive and any letters of representation and petitions of observations/representations received together with the supplementary report of observations/representations received since the publication of the agenda in association with Planning Applications 20/00262/FUL & 21/00195/FULM
20/00262/FUL – Erection of 6 no. detached dwellings and associated works
Land North of Deanslade Farm, Claypit Lane, Lichfield
FOR: Mr G Jones
RESOLVED: That this planning application be REFUSED for the following reasons:-
Reason 1. The proposed development which comprises of 6 No. 5 bedroom houses does not include an appropriate mix of house types and so fails to comply with the requirements of Lichfield District Local Plan Strategy Policy H1 (A Balanced Housing Market), which seeks to address an imbalance of dwelling types within the District by providing a mix of property types and sizes to contribute towards the development of mixed and sustainable communities. The scheme would further imbalance the housing mix achieved within the Dean Slade South of Lichfield Strategic Development Allocation. Therefore the proposals are contrary to Lichfield District Local Plan Strategy (February 2015) Policy H1 (A Balanced Housing Market) and the National Planning Policy Framework.
Reason 2. The proposed development would further erode the rural character of the area and the setting of Sandfields Lodge and Sandfields House, which are Grade II listed buildings, to the detriment of their significance. The proposals are therefore contrary to Lichfield District Local Plan Policies CP1 (Spatial Strategy), CP3 (Delivering Sustainable Development), CP14 (Our Built and Historic Environment), BE1 (High Quality Development), Policy BE2 (Heritage Assets), the Historic Environment SPD, the Sustainable Design SPD, and the National Planning Policy Framework.
– Proposed development to provide holiday accommodation,
additional caravan pitches, additional car parking, amenity
building and fishing lake and associated works
FOR: ABC Leisure Group Ltd
RESOLVED: That this planning application be approved subject to the conditions contained in the report of the Chief Executive.