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Agenda item

18/09550/FUL - Landscaping and screening bund at Land at Brook Farm / adj Northacre Renewable Energy, Stephenson Road, Northacre Industrial Park, Westbury

A report by the Case Officer is attached.


The Committee received a presentation by the Case Officer which set out the issues in respect of the application. The purpose of the report was to consider the proposed development and the recommendation that planning permission is granted subject to conditions.


Members then had the opportunity to ask technical questions after which they heard statements from members of the public as follows:-


·                     Ms Harriet James, a local resident spoke in opposition to the proposal.


·                     Mr Ed Dodd, representing Hills Waste Solutions, spoke in support of the proposal.


On the proposal of the Chairman, which was seconded by Cllr David Halik,




To grant planning permission, subject to the following conditions:-



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.



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


  • No. 18616-500-03A (Location Plan) dated 10/2018
  • No. NOR-LP02 Rev A (Screen Mound Plan) dated 09/2018
  • 'Technical Report - Screen Mound' by Floodline Consulting dated 05/10/2018


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



With the exception of its final surfacing with top soil, the bund hereby approved shall be constructed from existing inert soils and sub-soils derived from the adjacent Northacre Renewable Energy site only.  No other materials shall be used in the construction of the bund, including non-existing materials that may be imported to and/or stored at the Northacre Renewable Energy site.


REASON:  To accord with the terms of the proposal and to minimise construction traffic generation in the interests of amenity.



All soft landscaping comprised in the approved details of landscaping shall be carried out in the first planting and seeding season following the first occupation of the building(s) or the completion of the development whichever is the sooner;  All shrubs, trees and hedge planting shall be maintained free from weeds and shall be protected from damage by vermin and stock. Any trees or plants which, within a period of five years, 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, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the local planning authority.  All hard landscaping shall also be carried out in accordance with the approved details prior to the occupation of any part of the development or in accordance with a programme to be agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority.


REASON: To ensure a satisfactory landscaped setting for the development and the protection of existing important landscape features.



No development hereby approved shall take place until a site specific Construction Environmental Management Plan has been submitted to and been approved in writing by the local planning authority. The plan must demonstrate the adoption and use of the best practicable means to reduce the effects of noise, vibration, dust and site lighting during construction. The plan should include, but not be limited to:


  • Procedures for maintaining good public relations including complaint management, public consultation and liaison
  • Arrangements for liaison with the Council's Public Protection Team
  • All works and ancillary operations which are audible at the site boundary, or at such other place as may be agreed with the Local Planning Authority, shall be carried out only between the following hours:

08 00 Hours and 18 00 Hours on Mondays to Fridays and 08 00 and 13 00 Hours  on Saturdays and; at no time on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

  • Construction deliveries to and removal of plant, equipment, machinery and waste from the site must only take place within the permitted hours detailed above.
  • Mitigation measures as defined in BS 5528: Parts 1 and 2 : 2009 Noise and Vibration Control on Construction and Open Sites shall be used to minimise noise disturbance from construction works.
  • Procedures for emergency deviation of the agreed working hours.
  • Control measures for dust and other air-borne pollutants.
  • Measures for controlling the use of site lighting whether required for safe working or for security purposes.
  • Construction traffic routes.


REASON: In the interests of the amenities of surrounding occupiers during the construction of the development.







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