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Agenda item

16/11658/FUL- 14 Church Farm, Yatton, Keynell, SN14 7FD


The applicant Nick Coombes spoke in favour of the application, along with his agent John Armstrong. Parish Councillor Alistair Parker, from Yatton Kennel Parish Council, spoke against the application.


The Team Leader introduced the application for a single storey extension. A presentation was shown with photographs of existing site, including images of the neighbouring property, from which an objection to the plans had been received. It was explained that whilst the conservatory would be visible from the public street and the neighbours property, merely being visible was not a reason to refuse in itself. Attention was also drawn to the Late Items, clarifying that reference to Listed Building Consent in section 1 of the Officer’s report is incorrect. The property in question is not listed and LBC is not required for this



A technical question was asked by Councillors as to why the extension could not be included within permitted development rights. It was explained that although the property was not a Listed Building, permitted rights do not apply to buildings in conservation areas.


Members of the public were invited to speak, as detailed above.


Cllr Toby Sturgis spoke on behalf of Local Member, Baroness Cllr Jane Scott. He asked Members to look at the wider visual impact of the proposals on the conservation area.


In the debate that followed, Councillors expressed support for the extension, stating that it was a moderate extension and would not have a negative impact on the conservation area, with very little impact on visual amenity. However, Members thanked the Parish Council for raising their concerns.


Cllr Peter Hutton proposed a motion to accept the Officer’s recommendation for approval and Cllr Mollie Groom seconded. This was approved by the Committee.




To GRANT planning permission subject to the following conditions:


1 The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

REASON: To comply with the provisions of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.


2 The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans:

Location Plan (received 29 November 2016), Existing Ground Floor Plan AJ/16/17/01,

Existing Section AJ/16/17/02, Existing Elevations AJ/16/17/03, Existing Site Plan

AJ/16/17/04, Proposed Ground Floor Plan AJ/16/17/05, Proposed Section

AJ/16/17/06 rev. A, Proposed Elevations AJ/16/17/07 rev.A and Proposed Site Plan

AJ/16/17/08 (all received 18 January 2017)

REASON: For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.



Any alterations to the approved plans, brought about by compliance with Building Regulations or any other reason must first be agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority before commencement of work.



The applicant is requested to note that this permission does not affect any private property rights and therefore does not authorise the carrying out of any work on land outside their control. If such works are required it will be necessary for the applicant to obtain the landowners consent before such works commence. If you intend carrying out works in the vicinity of the site boundary, you are also advised that it may be expedient to seek your own advice with regard to the requirements of the Party Wall Act 1996.



Please note that Council offices do not have the facility to receive material samples. Please deliver material samples to site and inform the Planning Officer where they are to be found.



The applicant should note that the grant of planning permission does not include any separate permission which may be needed to erect a structure in the vicinity of a public sewer. Such permission should be sought direct from Thames Water Utilities Ltd / Wessex Water Services Ltd. Buildings are not normally allowed within 3.0 metres of a Public Sewer although this may vary depending on the size, depth, strategic importance, available access and the ground conditions appertaining to the sewer in question.


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