Agenda item

Full Application - Erection of an affordable local needs dwelling, works of hard and soft landscaping and other works incidental to the proposals at Litton Dale, Litton (NP/DDD/1220/1217, AM)


Mr Helliwell and Ms Slack left the meeting while this item was discussed and Mr Smith took the Chair.


The Vice Chair of the Committee had visited the site the previous day.


The Planning Officer introduced the report outlining the reasons for refusal as set out in the report.


The following addressed the Committee under the Public Participation at meetings scheme:


Mr Richard Baker, Applicant – via video presentation.


Members discussed the potential impact to the landscape of the proposed development being on the very edge of the village boundary, and the issues around local need housing, and noted that approval of the  application would be contrary to policy.


A motion to refuse the item in accordance with Officer recommendation was moved and seconded and a vote was taken and carried.




To  REFUSE the application for the following reasons


1.    The application does not demonstrate that the development would meet eligible local needs for affordable housing. The application therefore fails to demonstrate exceptional circumstances to allow new build housing within the National Park contrary to Core Strategy policy HC1, Development Management policies DMH1 and DMH2 and the National Planning Policy Framework.


2.    The proposed site is not well related to the built form of Litton and would introduce development into Litton Dale in a manner that would harm the character of the area and valued landscape character contrary to Core Strategy policies GSP1, GSP3 and L1 Development Management policies DMC3 and DMC4 and the National Planning Policy Framework.



Mr Helliwell and Ms Slack re-joined the meeting.

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