Agenda item

Full Application - For the replacement of an existing agricultural building with a new dwelling, at Hope Farm, Alstonefield (NP/SM/1123/1405, DH)


Some Members had visited the site the previous day.


The report was introduced by the Planning Officer, who outlined the reasons for refusal as set out in the report. It was noted that this was a resubmission of a previous application which had been refused at Planning Committee in November 2023. 


The following spoke under the public participation at meetings scheme:


·         Derek Hambling, Applicant


A motion to approve the application was moved and seconded but not voted on.


There was a discussion regarding the submitted design which was felt did not provide particular enhancement to the area. 


Members requested that the item be deferred to allow for further discussions between the Officers and the Applicant regarding the design and to see if a more suitable design could be presented and the policy implications of this.


The motion to approve the application was withdrawn and a motion to defer the application to allow for further discussions between the Applicant and Officers regarding the design was moved, seconded, voted on and carried.




That the application be DEFERRED to allow for a discussion between the applicant and Officers regarding design which could result in enhancement.


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