Agenda item

Full Application - New forestry building on land off A625, Froggatt Bridge, Calver (NP/DDD/0623/0604, SC)


Some Members had visited the site the previous day.


The Planning Officer introduced the report and informed Members that since the report had been published a further report from the Authority’s Ecology Team had been received, expressing concerns regarding the significant amount of woodland and scrub clearance that had taken place on the site, and concerns on further operations that may be facilitated by such a large building.


The following spoke under the public participation at meetings scheme:


·         James Fletcher, Objector

·         Oliver Wells, Applicant


Members expressed concern on the large number of trees that had already been removed, and considered that there was a lack of demonstrable need for the proposed building on the site which would be large and prominent in the landscape. 


The motion to refuse the application was moved, seconded, voted on and carried.




That the application be REFUSED for the following reasons:



1.    Due to a lack of any demonstrable need, the justification provided alongside the application is considered inadequate.


2.    By virtue of its isolated siting and scale the development would give rise to harm to the character to the landscape of the locality.



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