Agenda item

Full Application - Erection of Local Needs Dwelling, Land to North of Sharplow Cottage, Tissington (NP/DDD/0722/0876 ALN)


Members had visited the site on the previous day.


The Planning Officer introduced the report detailing the application for an affordable home outside the conservation area, on the edge of the village of Tissington.


The scheme had been amended to reduce the elevation of the property which had been a concern and the proposal was now in keeping with the surrounding properties.


The reason for refusal was that the proposed dwelling was larger than the recommended floor space for a dwelling for five persons which would be occupied by two.  The recommended size for two persons set out in the practice note produced in 2021 is 70 sqm, the proposed dwelling was 97 sqm in size.


The following spoke under the public participation at meetings scheme:


·         Laura Mellstrom – Supporter

·         Chris Carr – Applicants grandfather – Supporter

·         Sir Richard Fitzherbert – Chair of Tssington Parish Council – Supporter

·         Mr Stephen Carr – Applicant


Members noted the limitation of the current housing stock in the village of Tissington and raised concerns that the applicant may find the need to extend the property in the future which could cause a reduction in the suitability for the site. 


A motion to approve the application subject to the entering into of a Section 106 Agreement to secure local needs and occupancy and conditions contrary to Officer recommendation was moved and second.


Policy DMH1 was discussed and the possibility of a requirement for additional living space raised as a concern.  DMH7 allows an extension of 10% on affordable housing.


The Head of Planning advised Members that the use of material planning considerations should be the driver for planning decisions not ‘common sense’ as stated by many of the Members, which is not always focussed on matters of land-use and development of the National Park.


Members requested that Officers discussed with the Applicant the introduction of  measures to reduce climate change as part of the development.


The motion to approve the application was voted on and carried.




The application was APPROVED contrary to Officer recommendation subject to entering into a Section 106 Agreement securing local needs and occupancy and with the following conditions:



1.    The development hereby permitted shall be begun within 2 years from the date of this permission.


2.    The development hereby permitted shall not be carried out otherwise than in complete accordance with the submitted location plan and amended plan numbers Carr-PP Rev B and Carr-PSP Rev B, subject to the following conditions or modifications.


3.    Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning General Permitted Development Order 1995 (or any order revoking or re-enacting that Order) no alterations to the external appearance of the dwelling shall be carried out and no extensions, porches, ancillary buildings, solar pv panels, gates, fences, walls or other means of boundary enclosure shall be erected on the site without the National Park Authority's prior written consent.


4.    Before work commences, a climate change mitigation scheme shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the National Park Authority.  Thereafter the approved measures shall be implemented in accordance with the approved scheme before the dwelling is first occupied.


5.    At the commencement of operations on site (excluding demolition/ site clearance), space shall be provided within the site curtilage for storage of plant and materials, site accommodation, loading and unloading of goods vehicles, parking and manoeuvring of site operatives and visitors vehicles, laid out and constructed in accordance with detailed designs to be submitted in advance to the Local Planning Authority for written approval and maintained throughout the contract period in accordance with the approved designs free from any impediment to its designated use.


6.    A new vehicular access shall be formed to Rakes Lane in accordance with the application drawings, laid out, constructed and provided with 2.4m x 43m visibility splays in either direction.  The area in advance of the sightlines being maintained throughout the life of the development clear of any object greater than 1m in height (0.6m in the case of vegetation) relative to adjoining nearside carriageway channel level.


7.    The gradient of the new private driveways and vehicular accesses shall not exceed 1:15 for the first 5m from the nearside highway boundary. Where sloping towards the highway, measures shall be installed at the interface between the private driveway and the highway to prevent the flow of surface water onto the highway.


8.    The proposed area of hardstanding within the curtilage of the application site as shown on the submitted plans shall be used for the parking of vehicles clear of Rakes Lane and shall be maintained free of any impediment to its designated use.


9.    Prior to the first occupation of the dwelling hereby permitted, a bin collection/store point shall be provided adjacent to and clear of the highway, being located clear of accesses, parking and turning provision and retained thereafter free from impediment to designated use, so bins can be stored clear of the highway on collection day.


10.  Before commencing the development hereby approved a detailed scheme for landscaping (including tree and shrub planting seeding or turfing, earth mounding, walling, fencing or ground surfacing as necessary) shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the National Park Authority.  Once approved, the planting or seeding shall be carried out to the reasonable satisfaction of the Authority within the first planting seasons following completion or occupation of the development.  Any walling or surfacing shown on the approved plan shall be completed before the building is first occupied.  Any trees dying, being severely damaged or becoming seriously diseased shall be replaced within the next planting season with trees of an equivalent size and species or in accordance with an alternative scheme agreed in writing by the Authority before any trees are removed.


11.  The walls shall be constructed in natural limestone.  Prior to the erection of the external walls a sample panel of at least 1.0 metre square shall be constructed on the site.   The National Park Authority shall be informed on the completion of the sample panel which shall then be inspected and approved in writing by the National Park Authority. All subsequent walling shall match the approved sample panel in terms of stone colour, size, texture, coursing and pointing, subject to whatever reasonable modifications may be specifically required in writing by the Authority.  If necessary the Authority shall request the construction of another sample panel incorporating the required modifications.


12.  All window and door frames shall be recessed a minimum of 100 mm (approximately 4 inches) from the external face of the wall.


13.  All window openings shall be provided with natural limestone lintels and sills, and all door openings provided with natural limestone lintels.


14.  The windows shall be side hung casements, constructed in timber.  Prior to the installation of any windows and doors, full details at a scale of 1:20 of their precise design, including any glazing bar detail and external finish, shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the National Park Authority.  The development shall thereafter be carried out in accordance with the approved specification and shall be permanently so maintained.


15.  1he rainwater goods shall be cast metal and shall be fixed directly to the stonework with rise and fall brackets and without the use of a fascia,


16.  The roof verges shall be flush cement pointed, with no barge boards or projecting timberwork.


17.  All soil vent pipes shall be completely internal.


18.  Before work commences on the chimneys, a sample of the red brick shall be submitted to an approved in writing by the National Park Authority.  Thereafter the chimneys shall be constructed in full accordance with the approved details.


19.  Before work commences on any external lighting, a lighting scheme shall be submitted to an approved in writing by the National Park Authority.  Thereafter the lighting shall be installed in full accordance with the approved details.


20.  The roof shall be clad in Staffordshire blue clay tiles.  Before work commences on the roof, a sample of the clay tiles shall be submitted to an approved in writing by the National Park Authority.  Thereafter the roof shall be clad in full accordance with the approved details.




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