Decision details

Full Application - Extension and alterations, re-organisation of drive and garden area, new double garage and ancillary accommodation at Gatehouse Farm Cottage, Gatehouse Lane, Hathersage

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Decision status: APPROVED (In accordance with officer recommendation)

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Members had visited the site on the previous day.



The Planning Officer introduced the item and updated members that the photographs of other properties sent in by the agent to try and demonstrate precedent related to sites which were not directly comparable to this case, which must be determined upon its own merits..


It was noted that as the tree report confirmed the application would not have an adverse effect on the tree in the garden, the third reason for refusal in the report would be removed.


The following spoke under the Public Participation at Meetings Scheme:


           Paul Batty – Partner of Applicant


A motion to defer the items was moved and seconded but later withdrawn.


It was confirmed that Officers had had discussions with the applicants agent regarding changes to the design of the extension which wraps around the corner of the neighbours property and the possibility of lowering the roof level as per the report but the agent had requested determination as submitted.


Members had concerns regarding the ancillary building and requested that if the application were approved a condition on fenestration improvement should be included. 


The Planning Officer requested a deferral to discuss further with the applicant and sought Members’ views on the rear gable of the building.  The Committee indicated that it had no objections to the proposed plan including the level of the roof of the wrap-around extension.  Members felt the shadow cast by the current trees was similar to the shade of the proposed building.


A motion was moved to defer consideration of the application to enable further design discussions with the applicant, and if the further design detailing was acceptable, authorise the Director of Conservation and Planning to approve the application subject to conditions. The motion was then seconded, put to the vote and carried.




That the application be DEFERRED to enable further discussion between officers and the applicant and, subject to the receipt of acceptable design detail, authorise the Director of Conservation and Planning to APPROVE the application subject to conditions.


Publication date: 04/01/2018

Date of decision: 08/12/2017

Decided at meeting: 08/12/2017 - Planning Committee

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