Agenda item

Full Application - Development of One Dwelling, Disused Quarry Chunal, Charlesworth (NP/HPK/0723/0810, JRS)


This item was brought forward on the agenda due to the speakers having arrived.


The report was introduced by the Planning Officer who laid out the reasons for refusal as set out in the report.


The following spoke under the public participation at meetings scheme:


·         Mrs Sharon Bennett, Supporter

·         Mr Philip Bennett, Applicant


The Members noted the importance of protection of the Natural Zone that the proposed building would be in. This would be an open market dwelling and ultimately it was considered that this proposal was not an appropriate development for a Natural Zone. 


A motion to propose the application in line with the Officer recommendation was moved, seconded, put to the vote and carried.




That the application be REFUSED for the following reason:


The application proposes the erection of a new dwelling on a site within the Natural Zone, in a small former quarry. There is a strong presumption against development in this location unless there are exceptional circumstances which justify approval. The quarry has become naturalised since operations ceased over 40 years ago and it does not require a development to provide enhancement or remove a non-conforming or inappropriate use. It is therefore considered that for these reasons the proposal is contrary to accord with Core Strategy policies GSP1, GSP2, DS 1, HC1 and L1, and DMP policies DMC1 and DMC2. .




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