Agenda item

Full Application - Demolition of existing boundary wall, change of use of agricultural land to form domestic curtilage with associated hard and soft landscaping works and erection of garden shed at Chapel House, Leek Road, Warslow (NP/SM.0723/0757)


Item 7 was presented at the same time as Item 8, but the discussion and vote were taken separately.  Please see the full minute detail 156/23 below.


The application was presented by the Planning Officer, who set out the reasons for refusal as detailed in the report.


It was noted that this application related to a site on land owned by the Peak District National Park Authority and that it is leased to the applicant.  The PDNPA has offered to sell the land to the applicant. The site already has domestic curtilage to one side and would now like to extend the curtilage to the other side to provide a safe amenity space.   Since the report has been written the applicant has offered to rebuild the diagonal wall which is the historic wall and although not their responsibility, would be  a good mitigating measure and also to reposition the shed on the existing curtilage.


The following spoke under the public participation at meetings scheme:


·         Teresa Critchlow – Agent


The Members debated the impact of the development.  It was noted that to extend the curtilage as detailed in the application would have an impact on the historic characteristics of the building. Alternatives had been considered and a triangle of land had been suggested which would be an addition to the existing curtilage and is approximately the same size as the plot in the application. The agent clarified that the site in the application had been offered to the applicant by the PDNPA and confirmed by the Secretary of State following two management committee meeting decisions at the PDNPA. 


The alternatives had been discussed with the applicant however, given the decisions already taken,  they would like the submitted application to be considered with the additional amendments to mitigate the impact:


·         To move the shed to the existing curtilage

·         Rebuilding of the diagonal wall


A motion to approve the application with the above amendments was moved, seconded, voted on and carried.




That the application be APPROVED subject to the following amendments and conditions:


1.    The development hereby permitted shall be begun within 3 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 details and amended site plan, drawing number 2023-2813-02 Revision D, received by the Authority  7 December 2023.


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