I can advise that the above application has been refused. Set out in précis below are the reasons why this was refused:
- The Local Planning Authority considers that the proposal will introduce a form of harmful urbanising development of poor design which will significantly harm the existing positive character and visual amenity value of the site when considered in isolation and within the wider urban green corridor and strategic green infrastructure functions of the site.
- The Local Planning Authority considers that the proposal would fail to provide for sufficient on-site car parking to serve the development which would lead to overspill car parking on surrounding roads and subsequent highway safety concerns.
- The Local Planning Authority considers that the proposal would lead to noise and disturbance from comings and goings to the site at unsociable hours and as a result would be harmful to neighbouring residential amenity.
The applicant will have the right of appeal against this decision.