Agenda item

Full Application - Demolition of existing cabins and office floorspace, extension to existing industrial building, works of hard and soft landscaping and other works associated with the proposals at The Old Lime Kilns, Pittlemere Lane, Tideswell Moor, Tideswell (NP/DDD/1123/1329, P 6009, HF)


Some Members had visited the site the previous day.


The Planning Officer presented the report and outlined the reasons for refusal as set out in the report. It was noted that this application is similar to a scheme submitted in 2022 which was refused under policy due to the size of the development. It was acknowledged that this current application is an improvement on the original scheme.


The following spoke under the public participation at meetings scheme:


·         Alison Daniels, Tideswell Parish Council, Supporter

·         Andrew Bettney, Applicant


Members agreed that the site visit had been useful and recognised that previous concerns over storage space had been resolved.  Members were minded to go against Officer recommendation and approve the application.  Approval of this application would regularise previous unauthorised development and equip Tideswell Welding Services for the future.  It was recognised the business provided employment and training opportunities for local people within the National Park.


A motion to approve the application was proposed and seconded, put to the vote and carried.




That  the application be APPROVED subject to the following conditions:-


  1. Standard time limit


  1. Accordance with specified plans and documents


  1. No development shall commence until full details of the proposed foul water drainage and treatment to a sewage treatment plant have been submitted to and approved in writing by the National Park Authority. The development shall then not be carried out other than in complete accordance with the approved details which shall be completed prior to the first occupation of the development hereby approved.


  1. Prior to the first occupation of the development hereby approved a detailed scheme of noise attenuation measures to be incorporated into the development shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the National Park Authority. The approved details shall then be fully installed prior to the occupation of the development and thereafter maintained throughout the lifetime of the development.


  1. Prior to the installation of the solar panels, a detailed scheme for their size, appearance and method of fixing shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the National Park Authority. The solar panels shall be fitted in accordance with the approved scheme before the dwelling is first occupied.


  1. The sheeting for the roof and walls of the extensions hereby approved and the external surfaces of the doors shall be factory colour-coated to BS 5252 Ref. No 12B29 (Juniper Green) and thereafter the sheets and doors shall not be repainted or replaced other than that colour without the prior written approval of the National Park Authority.


  1. The stonework for the lower sections of the external walls on the south west elevation shall be natural limestone.


  1. Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning General Permitted Development Order 2015 the use of the building hereby approved shall be restricted to general industry (Use Class B2) only and for no other purpose.


  1. The hours of operation of the development hereby permitted shall be restricted to 07:00 - 17:00 hours Monday - Friday; and at no times on weekends or Bank Holidays.


  1. No deliveries, loading, unloading or other servicing activities shall take place at the premises other than between the hours of 07:00 - 17.00 hours Monday - Friday; and at no times on weekends or Bank Holidays.


  1. There shall be no storage of any plant, machinery, materials or waste unless in accordance with a scheme which shall have first been submitted to and approved in writing by the National Park Authority.


  1. No industrial processes, plant or machinery shall be carried out or installed outside of the building at the site at any time.



  1. Works undertaken within the Root Protection Area of the remaining trees to the south of the proposed office extension shall be carried out with supervision from an arboricultural consultant, in order to monitor the special engineered foundation instalment.


  1. No works shall commence on the development until all existing trees on the site which are to be retained are fully safeguarded by protective fencing in accordance with drawing ‘Tree Protection Plan 1576-004 Rev A’. Such measures shall not be removed until the completion of the development.


  1. Submission of a detailed management plan providing full programme and details of implementation and management of the outline specifications in the revised Landscape Masterplan and the Ecological Impact Assessment & Biodiversity Net Gain Assessment.


  1. The landscape planting shown on the revised Landscape Masterplan, amended to include a drystone wall along the southern boundary, shall be carried out in the first planting and seeding seasons following occupation or substantial completion of the development, whichever is soonest. Any trees or plants which die, are removed or become seriously damaged or diseased shall be replaced in the next planting season with others of a similar size and species or in accordance with an alternative scheme previously agreed in writing by the National Park Authority


  1. Works should avoid taking place during the main breeding bird season, between March to August inclusive. If works occur during this period a check for breeding birds should take place by a suitably experienced ecologist, no more than 48 hours prior to works. If nesting birds are present, works shall be postponed until after they have fledged or as otherwise advised by an ecologist.


  1. No external lighting shall be installed on site other than in complete accordance with a detailed scheme which shall have first been submitted to and approved in writing by the National Park Authority. The submitted scheme shall be designed to avoid illuminating habitats used by bats, such as hedgerows, tree lines and the quarry rockface, in accordance with guidance set out in Bats and Artificial Lighting at Night (ILP, 2023).


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