To consider the report of the Director of Service Delivery (copy enclosed, Members’ Update to be circulated)*.
Land Rear of Primley Lodge, Grange Road, Tillingham
Planning application for the erection of two polytunnels and the extension of an existing outbuilding for storage and workshop in respect to the horticultural and forestry use of the land.
Mr Alex Whitaker
Mr Mark Jackson- Mark Jackson Planning
Target Decision Date
Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council
Major application on site area.
It was noted from the Members that two pre-commencement conditions relating to Great Crested Newt protection and an Arboricultural report had been recommended by Officers and agreed by the applicant’s Agent.
Following the Officers’ presentation the Agent, Mr Mark Jackson addressed the Committee.
RESOLVED that this application be APPROVED subject to the following conditions and additional pre-commencement conditions as detailed in the Members’ Update:
1 The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.
2 The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans and documents: 22/1701/01, 22/1901/02, 22/1901/03, 22/1901/04, 22/1901/05, 22/1901/06, 22/1901/07
3 The external surfaces of the building(s) shall be constructed of the materials specified on Plans 22/1901/05 and 22/1901/07
4 The polytunnels hereby approved shall only be used for forestry or horticultural / agricultural purposes.
5 No development shall commence until information has been submitted and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority in accordance with the requirements of BS5837:2012 in relation to tree retention and protection as follows:
· Tree survey detailing works required;
· Trees to be retained;
· Tree retention protection plan;
· Tree constraints plan;
· Arboricultural implication assessment;
· Arboricultural method statement (including drainage service runs and construction of hard surfaces).
The protective fencing and ground protection shall be retained until all equipment, machinery and surplus materials have been removed from the site. If within five years from the completion of the development an existing tree is removed, destroyed, dies, or becomes, in the opinion of the Local Planning Authority, seriously damaged or defective, a replacement tree shall be planted within the site of such species and size and shall be planted at such time, as specified in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The tree protection measures shall be carried out in accordance with the approved detail.
6 Prior to the first sale of goods from the development hereby approved, a Noise Management Plan shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Thereafter the development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.
7 Prior to the first sale of goods from the development hereby approved, the operating hours of the retail element of the scheme shall be submitted to and agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The retail element shall only operate in accordance with the agreed hours.
8 Prior to works above ground level, a Biodiversity Enhancement Strategy for Protected and Priority species shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The Biodiversity Enhancement Strategy shall include the following:
a) Purpose and conservation objectives for the proposed enhancement measures;
b) Detailed designs to achieve stated objectives;
c) Locations of proposed enhancement measures by appropriate maps and plans;
d) Persons responsible for implementing the enhancement measures;
e) Details of initial aftercare and long-term maintenance (where relevant).
The works shall be implemented in accordance with the approved details and shall be retained in that manner thereafter. The Biodiversity Enhancement Strategy content outlined above will include, but not be restricted to the specifics as follows:
(a) the secondary pond (size/location), profile and any associated marginal/aquatic soft planting
(b) number & location of nest boxes to be installed in boundary hedge/trees
(c) numbers, varieties and map layout of Orchard trees to be planted - including tree sizes, indicative planting style (pit/slit etc), and any staking/watering requirements
(d) area & locations of margins for minimal intervention management of southern area boundaries (noted for small mammals & raptors), and definition of ‘minimal intervention’ in the context
(e) artificial bat roost options to the outbuilding re-build/extension.
(f) Number of pre-existing and to-be-installed of (Honey) Bee Hives & mapped location.
(g) Number and location of Solitary bee hives to be installed.
(h) Area of existing set aside grassland, current maintenance regime, and indicative management program (for minimum of 5 years)
(i) Avoidance of any fish-stocking or introduction to the current pond or second ‘new’ pond, in order to benefit native wildlife species & naturalisation.
9 Prior to works relating to the erection of the outbuilding commencing, a scheme proposing suitable mitigation and precaution measures to protect Great Crested Newts should they be discovered on site, shall be submitted to and improved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.
10 Only goods produced on the holding shall be sold at the site unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.
11 No floodlighting or other external form of illumination of the site shall be undertaken without the express consent of the Local Planning Authority.
12 The polytunnels hereby permitted shall be demolished to ground level, all materials resulting from the demolition shall be removed and the land shall be returned to its condition prior to the erection of the structures within twelve (12) months of the date they cease to be used for horticultural or agricultural purposes.