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All Planning Applications affecting land or properties in Westerleigh Parish have to be submitted to South Gloucestershire Council.

Residents can find the documents for all Planning Applications by typing a postcode or street address into the search box on the planning page and this is also where any resident can add a comment which South Gloucestershire planning will consider when making their decision.
Click on this link to go there:
https://developments.southglos.gov.uk/online-applications/

 

The Process

As soon as SGC start the application process they notify Westerleigh Parish Council and give 21 days for the Parish Council to make any comments.

The Parish Council response may also include representing the views of residents of the Parish so there may be occasions when one or more residents also wish to contact the Parish Council to make their thoughts known, as well as telling South Glos.
Anyone wishing to comment to the Parish Council, including the Applicant, should get in touch with the Parish Council quickly once the Consultation period starts. As a rule of thumb, within 5 working days of the Consultation being issued is best.
SGC have slightly changed their process and members of the public are no longer able to speak at a site visit which may take place further down the line.

 

You should contact the Clerk to the Parish Council by email or phone, and if you wish you can arrange to speak briefly at the start of a  Parish Council meeting to make your views known (if there is a meeting in the available timeframe).  This also applies if you are submitting a Planning Application to SGC and wish to explain any special reasons to the Parish Council before the Consultation is issued, as well.

We will not list every application here, however when there are important or contentious applications we will do our best to put a link on this page to the application details on the SGC website.

Each agenda for a Parish Council meeting lists planning applications to be discussed at that particular meeting.  Not every application is necessarily discussed at a meeting due to deadline dates being only 21 days and meeting dates sometimes being 5 weeks apart.

You can contact the Parish Clerk on westerleighpc@gmail.com or by phone on 07367 787883

THE SOUTH GLOS COUNCIL NEW LOCAL PLAN

  • Phase 1 Consultation ended on  March 1st 2021 This first consultation is not about how much development is planned for individual places or which sites should be allocated or protected. Instead it’s about early ideas, discussions and suggested approaches which will inform future stages.

          Your views and comments on this Phase 1 document will help to inform choices, decisions and detailed future discussions on options for growth and change in your area.

RESPONSES TO PLANNING APPLICATIONS

June 2021 onwards: Face to Face Parish Council meetings have resumed this month. All Planning Applications will continue to be listed here.  Any applicant can ask to speak at a Council meeting on their application by contacting the Clerk at westerleighpc@gmail.com within seven days of their application being published by SGC

Other members of the public are also able to speak at a meeting of the Parish Council by prior arrangement with the Clerk.ngeme

March 23rd 2020 – June 14th 2021 COVID arrangements were in place.

P21/04158/F Erection of single storey rear extension to form additional living accommodation. Erection of detached incidental outbuilding. | 13 Beesmoor Road Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2RS


P21/04212/F
 
| Extension to existing garage to facilitate conversion to annexe ancillary to main dwelling
(resubmission of P21/02057/F). | Monks Cottage Westerleigh Hill Westerleigh South Gloucestershire BS37 8RD
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection to the application but asks that there be a condition if approved by SGC that states it shall remain an annexe to Monk’s Cottage, and shall not become a separate dwelling.

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P21/03748/O | Demolition of 2no. single storey buildings. Erection of three storey building comprising of 15no. office units (Class E) (Outline) with access, layout and scale to be determined, all other matters reserved. | Henfield Business Park Westerleigh Road Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2UP
WPC has no objection to this application but would like to see the provision of “26 covered parking spaces” covered by a condition to ensure it is included in the build.

P21/03889/F  Erection of 2 no. dwellings with associated works.  1 Kidney Hill Westerleigh South Gloucestershire BS37 8QY
After discussion WPC have no objection in principle but would like the ‘pitched roof design’ to be looked at to be changed to a ‘hip design’ in keeping with neighbouring pairs of semi-detached properties.  Also as it is in a green belt area to look at the provision of ‘Swift bricks’ to enable nesting.

P21/03217/F | Erection of 2 no. detached dwellings with new access and associated works | Land Adjacent Ashwick Westerleigh Road Westerleigh South Gloucestershire BS37 8QU
Westerleigh Parish Council have no objections

P21/03368/F | Extension to existing annexe to facilitate conversion to 1 no. dwelling with associated works.(resubmission of P20/17971/F) | 22 Bitterwell Close Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2UQ

Westerleigh Parish Council repeat the comments to the previous application:

WESTERLEIGH PARISH COUNCIL OBJECT TO THIS APPLICATION FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS:
Condition 2 of the 2009 approved application for the original conversion of the garage to a residential annexe (PT09/6044/F) states:
“The building shall not be occupied at any time other than for purposes ancillary to the residential use of the dwelling no.22 Bitterwell Close. The introduction of a separate dwelling house within the open Green Belt and countryside is considered unsustainable……”
An attempt was made to remove Condition 2 in 2013 (PT13/4181/RVC) and that application was REFUSED. Westerleigh Parish Council objected to the RVC application to remove Condition 2 in 2013.
The application is harmful and contrary to Policies CS5, PSP7 and PSP40. [PSP 40 – “In all of the above circumstances, development proposals including any alterations, extensions or creation of a residential unit, will be acceptable where they do not have a harmful effect on the character of the countryside, or the amenities of the surrounding area.”].
This property is NOT within the settlement boundary.
Westerleigh Parish Council continue to OBJECT to the conversion of this annexe into a separate residence as it constitutes inappropriate development in the open countryside and within the Green Belt and is against the original planning conditions.

 

P21/02762/CLP | Erection of a detached pitched roof incidental outbuilding. | 208 Down Road Winterbourne Down South Gloucestershire BS36 1AU

P21/03023/PNH | The erection of a single storey rear extension which would extend beyond the rear wall of the original house by 3.2 metres, for which the maximum height would be 3.2 metres, and for which the height of the eaves would be 2.4 metres. | 17 Mill Crescent Westerleigh South Gloucestershire BS37 8QS
Westerleigh Parish Council have no objections to this application.

P21/02985/F | Erection of a 1.8m high boundary wall. (re-submission of P21/00612/F). | Ivory House 2 Park Lane Winterbourne South Gloucestershire BS36 1AS
Westerleigh Parish Council have no objections to this application.

P21/01970/F | Conversion and addition of mezzanine floor to existing workshop to form annexe/work space ancillary to main dwelling. | Petherton House 7 South Avenue Yate South Gloucestershire BS37 5JA
Westerleigh Parish Council have no objections to the revised plans.
It is suggested that Condition 3 of the previous planning permission on this building PT03/01535/F is restated with the wording “annex/work space” rather than “garage/workshop”

 

P21/02689/F Erection of single storey rear extension to form additional living accommodation, single storey front extension to form store and porch canopy, and rendering of house. 258 Badminton Road Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2QW
Westerleigh Parish Council do not object in principle however they would ask planners to look at the footprint, width and effect on frontage of this application.

P21/02566/F Demolition of existing residential annex, garage and storage shed and erection of 1no. dwelling with access, landscaping and associated works. 206 Henfield Road Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2UJ

Westerleigh Parish Council OBJECT to this application for the following reasons: The existing annexe was approved solely to provide ancillary accommodation to the main dwelling (Condition 1 of PK14/0083/F). WPC object to the plans to replace it with an independent four bedroom dwelling on a number of grounds. First and foremost it constitutes overdevelopment of the site as well as a low quality, contrived design contrary to Policy CS1 (High quality design). Furthermore, it would have an unduly harmful impact on the remaining private amenity space allocated to 206 Henfield Road. It thus may contravene Policies PSP8 (Residential Amenity), PSP38 (Development within Existing Residential Curtilages, including Extensions and New Dwellings) and PSP43 (Private Amenity Space Standards).

 P21/00365/F Demolition of storage units and cowsheds. Erection of 2 no. detached dwellings with associated works. Buildings At Highcroft Ram Hill Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2TZ

Westerleigh Parish Council OBJECT to this application:
The site is located in the open countryside outside of the defined settlement boundary of Coalpit Heath. It also lies within the Green Belt where development is to be strictly limited according to Policy CS5 (Location of Development). These proposals do not meet any of the acceptable forms of development that are set out in Policies PSP7 (Development in the Green Belt) or PSP40 (Residential Development in the Countryside). It is thus inappropriate development that is harmful to the Green Belt and is unacceptable unless very special circumstances can be demonstrated. As the applicant does not appear to have presented an argument for very special circumstances these proposals evidently contravene CS5, PSP7 and PSP40.

Furthermore, South Gloucestershire Council adopted, in March 2021, a Barn Conversion Design Guidance SPD. This states that “modern pre-fabricated agricultural buildings tend to be visually intrusive and detract from the wider rural landscape character due to their scale, form and materials. The justification for the resulting harm caused by these buildings would have been their functional need as part of supporting the operations of a working farm. […] Overall, in the interests of the rural landscape, modern pre-fabricated buildings are not something that should be retained in perpetuity by any scheme of residential conversion”. The extant farm buildings should be demolished if they are no longer required for their original agricultural purpose. There does not appear to be any valid grounds for replacing these agricultural buildings with two independent dwellings. 

The parish council has significant concerns about parking spaces and private amenity space. A couple of three bedroom dwellings would each require two parking spaces. None of the submitted planning documents clearly show how those four parking spaces will be laid out. PSP16 (Parking Standards) states that “An external parking space is typically a minimum of 2.4 x 4.8m in size”. The width of Unit 1 and Unit 2 is shown in the Site Plan as 9.1m but the four parking spaces to the east would, at minimum, need to be a total of 9.6m wide.
It is also doubtful whether the proposed garden complies with PSP43 (Private Amenity Space Standards).
A couple of three bedroom dwellings would each require 60 square metres of private amenity space but the plans seem to show a communal garden with no independent privacy for the respective occupants of the two units.
Due to doubts about compliance with PSP16 and PSP43 these contrived plans amount to poor quality design that ultimately contravenes Policy CS1 (High Quality Design).

For all these reasons this is an OBJECTION

7th May update
The applicant addressed Westerleigh Parish Council at the meeting of 6th May 2021 and read a personal statement of reasons. It is the view of the Parish Council that the original objection submitted by Westerleigh Parish Council (4th May 2021), objecting to the development of the two new homes in the Green Belt still stands and insufficient ‘very special circumstances’ were illustrated.

 

P21/02353/F Erection of a single storey side extension to form additional living accommodation. Chestnuts Mays Hill Frampton Cotterell South Gloucestershire BS36 2NS
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objections to this application
P21/02441/LB | Internal and external alterations to include the erection of a single storey side extension and removal of internal walls. | Chestnuts Mays Hill Frampton Cotterell South Gloucestershire BS36 2NS
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objections to this application

P21/00788/F Erection of 1. 8 m wooden entrance gates and wall (Retrospective) Orchard House Cooks Lane Coalpit Heath  BS36 2UR
No further comment

P21/02640/F Erection of single storey rear glazed link extension and alterations to existing store roofline. 224 Badminton Road Coalpit Heath  BS36 2QE
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection

P21/02639/F Erection of rear link conservatory to form additional living accommodation. | 222 Badminton Road Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2QE
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection

P21/02368/F Demolition of existing scout hut and erection of replacement hut (Use Class F2) as defined in the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (as amended). | Mafeking Hall Ram Hill Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2UF
Westerleigh Parish Council FULLY SUPPORT this application

P21/02432/LB  Internal and external alterations to include the removal and replacement of rear flat roof and installation of 1 no. roof lantern; erection of 1 no. side glazed porch and 1 no. rear glazed porch, and removal and replacement of 1 no. rear window (GW10). | The Old Stores Westerleigh Road Westerleigh South Gloucestershire BS37 8QP
Westerleigh Parish 1Council is supportive of these improvements

P21/01781/F  Raising of roofline to facilitate loft conversion to create additional living space. Erection of two storey side extension and two storey front extension to form additional living accommodation.  242 Badminton Road Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2QH
Westerleigh Parish Council OBJECT to this application. The plans show a very large increase in size and would create a building dominating the street scene out of keeping and detrimental to the area.

P21/02057/F Extension to existing garage to facilitate conversion to annexe ancillary to main dwelling. Monks Cottage Westerleigh Hill Westerleigh South Gloucestershire BS37 8RD
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection to the application but asks that there be a condition in the approval that states it shall remain an annexe to Monk’s Cottage, and shall not become a separate dwelling.

P21/01769/F Demolition of existing garage and erection of single storey side and rear extension to form additional living accommodation and annexe.  1 Woodside Road Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2QP

Westerleigh Parish Council object on the grounds that proposals would constitute a contrived, poor design contrary to policies CS1 (High Quality Design) and PSP38 (Development within Existing Residential Curtilages, including Extensions and New Dwellings).

How many bedrooms will the dwelling have if this application is approved? The 2015 application shows 2 bedrooms in the original dwelling with an additional bedroom in this proposed extension. Is the dormer on the first floor also a bedroom? This would make 4 bedrooms at least and affects both the required parking standards and the private amenity space because SGC requirements relate to the number of bedrooms a property has. With regards to the private amenity space the property needs we should not be expected to *guess* whether the proposals are adequate or not. Plans need to show how many bedrooms a property has and how much amenity space the applicants assert as being provided.

 P21/01335/F Demolition of existing dwelling and outbuildings and erection of 1no. dwelling with detached garage and associated works. Hareswood Cottage Westerleigh Hill Westerleigh South Gloucestershire BS37 8RB

Westerleigh Parish Council does not object in principle to the idea of replacing the building but does OBJECT on the grounds that the proposed increase in size is disproportionate and thus constitutes inappropriate development in the Green Belt. The concern being that it  conflicts with policies CS5 (Location of Development), PSP7 (Development in the Green Belt) and PSP40 (Residential Development in the Countryside).
“4.7 The term ‘original building’ in the Policy refers to the volume of a building when the original planning permission for its construction was given, or, for older buildings, the volume of the building on July 1st 1948 (when the Town Planning Act was introduced)”

P21/01343/F  Use of existing Gypsy site and erection of 1 no. amenity building with associated works. Henfield Paddock Henfield Road Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2TG
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objections

P21/00687/RVC  Variation of condition 3 (attached to planning permission P19/18528/F) to substitute approved plans to include an additional room in the loft space and dormer window. Erection of 1 no. detached dwelling with associated works. 207 Badminton Road Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2QF
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objections

P21/01206/F Erection of two storey side extension to form additional living accommodation. 20 Mill Crescent Westerleigh South Gloucestershire BS37 8QS
Westerleigh Parish Council do not object to the extension however there is a concern over parking.
Mill Crescent already suffers from cars parking on pavements and corners and therefore
could the case officer clarify with the applicant that the property would still have sufficient parking spaces to comply with PSP16. They need to provide 2 parking spaces.
As the proposed extension shows a bike store workshop on the ground floor it’s not clear whether this would also function as a conventional garage parking space. Is this sufficiently large enough to accommodate two parking spaces without creeping onto the pavement.

P21/01362/F Installation of 1no. front dormer window. Heathfield Ram Hill Coalpit Heath  BS36 2TZ
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection to the application to install a dormer.

P21/01275/F Demolition of existing conservatory. Erection of single storey side and single storey rear extension to form additional living accommodation. Installation of rear porch canopy. 32 Beesmoor Road Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2RP

Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection to this application

P21/00612/F | Erection of 1.8m high boundary wall. | Ivory House 2 Park Lane Winterbourne South Gloucestershire BS36 1AS
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objections to this boundary wall application

P21/01095/F Change of use of agricultural buildings to 5 no. dwellings, erection of 1no. detached dwelling, with associated landscaping, parking and works. Ivory Hill Farm Park Lane Winterbourne South Gloucestershire BS36 1AS

In principle Westerleigh Parish Council does not object to this application, however the following questions or concerns have arisen:
a) Some materials selected, such as the metal cladding with a “burnt orange tone” do not seem to be in keeping with the listed status of the farmhouse, which is of greater significance for a sympathetic development cohesiveness than a Dutch Barn.
b) Is the amenity space for each unit to a satisfactory level?
c) Concerns on Access points – this is a steep, winding section of hill with new road layouts planned by SGC/Highways.
d) Have electric car charging points been included in the designs?

P21/01094/LB Erection of extensions and installation of first floors and mezzanines to facilitate conversion of agricultural buildings to 5 no. dwellings. Demolition of 1 no. building (Cart shed A).  Ivory Hill Farm Park Lane Winterbourne South Gloucestershire BS36 1AS

See P21/01095/F above for WPC comments

P21/01109/F Erection of 7.32m x 12.8m polytunnel Land At Midfields 375 Badminton Road Yate South Gloucestershire BS37 5JF
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection to this application

P21/00788/F Erection of 1. 8 m wooden entrance gates and wall (Retrospective) Orchard House Cooks Lane Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2UR
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objections. The new visibility splays are actually a considerable improvement.

P21/00231/F Erection of a single storey side extension to form additional living accommodation. 359 Badminton Road Yate South Gloucestershire BS37 5JF
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objections.

P21/00618/F Demolition of existing conservatory. Erection of single storey rear extension to form additional living accommodation. 8 St Annes Drive Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2TH
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objections.

P21/00538/F Raising of and alterations to roofline, erection of two storey front and side extensions to form additional living accommodation. Cloverlea The Hollows Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2UU
Westerleigh Parish Council has no comment to make on this proposal.

P21/00128/F Erection of a single storey side extension to form additional living accommodation | Elmbarn Farm Westerleigh Road Westerleigh South Gloucestershire BS37 8QF
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection although there are concerns over Conservation
issues at the site that have been raised previously and ignored.

P20/19472/F | Creation of new vehicular access. | 214 Henfield Road Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2UJ
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection to this application providing that the conditions highlighted by the Transport team are met in relation to materials, visibilty and approval for dropped kerb.

P20/24104/F Erection of two storey rear extension and raising of roof to facilitate creation of first floor. Erection of single storey side extension and raising of roof line of outbuilding to form incidental annexe.  Sunnyside Bungalow Westerleigh Road Westerleigh South Gloucestershire BS37 8QH
The Parish Council considers the %age increase in space excessive development in the Green Belt and therefore in contravention of PSP7 section 3 – Proportionate development in the Green Belt should not exceed 30% …and additions that exceed 30% volume increase will be carefully assessed, with particular regard to whether the proposal would appear out of scale and proportion to the existing building. 

P20/23863/F Demolition of existing attached garage. Erection of 1 no. attached dwelling with associated works (resubmission of P20/06762/F). Forge Cottage Westerleigh Road Westerleigh South Gloucestershire BS37 8QH 

Westerleigh Parish Council OBJECT to this application for the following reasons:
(a) It is described as Demolition of existing attached garage – there is no existing attached garage. The application should therefore be solely  for an attached dwelling (a terraced house).
(b) Under Policy PSP43 (Private amenity space) and PSP38 (Development within existing residential curtilages including extensions & new dwellings) the new and existing buildings would both subsequently have insufficient amenity space and inadequate parking, and therefore contravenes these policies.
(c) The infilling of the space between the property and its neighbour would also affect building lines and street scene and remove functional rear access for maintenance.
(d) Overall the design is considered by the Parish Council to be ill-contrived and therefore also contravenes Policy CS1 for design points, hence the OBJECTION to this application.
(e) The treatment of a historic Grade II listed building and its setting has not been addressed.
For these reasons Westerleigh Parish Council OBJECT.

P20/23743/RVC | Variation of condition 1 attached to planning permisison PT08/1361/F to alter the restriction on whom occupies the dwelling, as per the attached application form – Change of use of agricultural land for the stationing of a mobile home for occupation by an agricultural worker (Retrospective). | Wentwood Nurseries Ram Hill Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2TZ

Westerleigh Parish Council OBJECT to this application for the following reasons:

Condition 1 of PT08/1361/F was attached solely due to the personal circumstances of the elderly occupant at the time who had operated his plant nursery business for a number of years. It was questionable whether the business was still viable but, as he had previously had temporary planning permission to live on site, officers thought it would be detrimental to his welfare to force him to move. Therefore WPC OBJECT to this application on the grounds that the applicant has not established that they meet the prerequisites of PSP41 (Rural Workers Dwellings)

“Outside of the defined settlement boundaries, the erection of dwellings for permanent workers in agriculture, forestry or other rural businesses will be acceptable, where the applicant can demonstrate that:

1) the dwelling is required to satisfy a clearly established existing functional need to live at the place of work or within the immediate area, which can’t be met within the defined settlement boundaries; and

2) the rural business has been established for at least three years, has been profitable for at least one of them, is financially sound, and has a clear prospect of remaining so; and

3) the need could not be fulfilled by another existing dwelling or building capable of conversion on the unit, or any other accommodation or building capable of conversion in the area, which is suitable and available for occupation by the worker concerned; and

4) the proposal(s) is satisfactorily sited in relation to the rural business and wherever possible, is sited within a hamlet or existing group of buildings.

In the case of new businesses, where the need and location have been established, but permanence cannot be demonstrated, consideration will be given to temporary accommodation, whilst the business establishes. There is no new business here.

The removal of an occupancy condition on a rural worker’s dwelling will be acceptable where it can be demonstrated there is no existing or foreseeable need on the unit or in the locality, and there has been an independent market assessment following an unsuccessful attempt to market the property at a realistic price”

The applicants claim that Condition 1 was “imposed unlawfully” is not a material consideration as far as I am concerned. The site is in the Green Belt and outside of the defined settlement boundary of Coalpit Heath where development should be strictly limited. If the applicant is making a business case for the retention of a dwelling, which should have been removed when the former applicant died, they need to establish that they meet the requirements of PSP41. There is no evidence of a business being in place.

These are the reasons for OBJECTION.

 

P20/21781/F | Erection of detached car port. (Resubmission of P20/00803/F). | Field House Huckford Lane Winterbourne South Gloucestershire BS36 1AP

Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection to this application

P20/22490/F | Subdivision of existing dwelling to create 2no dwellings and associated works. | Land Adjacent To Greystones 213 Down Road Winterbourne Down South Gloucestershire BS36 1AU 

This follows on from the approval of  P19/15701/F for converting outbuildings for 6 dwellings

P20/21175/F | Erection of outbuilding. | Ruffett Cottage Ruffet Road Winterbourne South Gloucestershire BS36 1AN
Westerleigh Parish Council feel there is insufficient information about the intended use of this building to enable a response.

P20/20525/F | Erection of detached garage. | 264A Badminton Road Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2QW
Westerleigh Parish Council have no objection to this application

P20/20037/F | Demolition of existing bungalow and erection of 4no. dwellings with vehicular access, parking, bin/bike stores, landscaping and associated works. (amendment to previously approved scheme P20/05841/F) (Revised Application) | Land At 51 Henfield Road Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2TG
In terms of the merits of this application over P20/05841/F Westerleigh Parish Council has no further comments to make – previous comments stand as the Parish Councils OBJECTION.

P20/18502/F Demolition of outbuildings and erection of residential annexe ancillary to main dwelling 5 Badminton Road Winterbourne  BS36 1AL

Westerleigh Parish Council do not object, but think a condition should be included: “The building shall not be occupied at any time other than for purposes ancillary to the residential use of the 5 Badminton Road dwelling”.

P20/18708/F | Demolition of existing detached garage and erection of single storey side extension to provide additional living accomodation | 9 Wayleaze Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2PL
Westerleigh Parish Council have no objections to this application.

P20/17900/LB | Internal and external works to include removal of 3 no. roof mounted solar panels and repair works to affected roof area. Removal of existing boiler flue to flat roof and installation of 1 no. new flue. Demolition of internal walls at ground floor and first floor levels. Installation of new stud… | The Old Stores Westerleigh Road Westerleigh South Gloucestershire BS37 8QP
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objections

P20/17894/RVC | Variation to condition no. 6 attached to planning permission PK16/5514/F to extend the cessation of works date to 31st August 2022 (PK16/5514/F – Proposed golf course re-design, provision of temporary club house facilities, erection of new club house and associated works). | Windmill Golf Academy Henfield Road Westerleigh South Gloucestershire BS36 2UP
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objections

P20/18190/F | Erection of single storey side extension to form enlarged office (B1(a)), relocation of gas tanks and associated car parking and works. | Westerleigh Crematorium Westerleigh Road Westerleigh South Gloucestershire BS37 8QP

Westerleigh Parish Council have no objections.

P20/17971/F | Extension to existing annexe to facilitate conversion to 1 no. dwelling with associated works. | 22 Bitterwell Close Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2UQ

WESTERLEIGH PARISH COUNCIL OBJECT TO THIS APPLICATION FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS:

Condition 2 of the 2009 approved application for the original conversion of the garage to a residential annexe (PT09/6044/F) states:
“The building shall not be occupied at any time other than for purposes ancillary to the residential use of the dwelling no.22 Bitterwell Close. The introduction of a separate dwelling house within the open Green Belt and countryside is considered unsustainable……”

An attempt was made to remove Condition 2 in 2013 (PT13/4181/RVC) and that application was REFUSED. Westerleigh Parish Council objected to the RVC application to remove Condition 2 in 2013.

The application is harmful and contrary to Policies CS5, PSP7 and PSP40. [PSP 40 – “In all of the above circumstances, development proposals including any alterations, extensions or creation of a residential unit, will be acceptable where they do not have a harmful effect on the character of the countryside, or the amenities of the surrounding area.”].

This property is NOT within the settlement boundary.

Westerleigh Parish Council continue to OBJECT to the conversion of this annexe into a separate residence as it constitutes inappropriate development in the open countryside and within the Green Belt and is against the original planning conditions.

P20/18070/F | Erection of front porch. | Woodburn Rose Oak Lane Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2QX
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objections.

P20/18089/CLP Demolition of existing conservatory. Erection of single storey rear extension. 8 St Annes Drive Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2TH
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objections.

P20/17345/RVC | Variation of condition 2 attached to planning permission PT17/1892/F to change the appproved garage plans and site layout plan. Demolition of existing buildings. Erection of 4 no. dwellings, car port and associated works. | Unit 1 Church Leaze Farm Henfield Road Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2UY
Westerleigh Parish Council has no further comments.

P20/16185/F Removal of existing oil tank and installation of a new below-ground gas tank.  The Old Stores Westerleigh Road Westerleigh South Gloucestershire BS37 8QP
Westerleigh Parish Council have no objections and indeed SUPPORT this application as it will
enhance the surround of a listed building.

P20/16428/F Demolition of Existing Double Garage and erection of 1no new Dwelling with Parking and Associated works. Extension of existing dropped kerb to improve visibility onto highway.  211 Badminton Road Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2QQ
Westerleigh Parish Council object on the grounds that this application contravenes PSP38 as it would significantly prejudice the provision of adequate private amenity space for 211 Badminton Road and does not respect the existing street scene. Westerleigh Parish Council object on the grounds that this application contravenes PSP38 as it would significantly prejudice the provision of adequate private amenity space for 211 Badminton Road and does not respect the existing street scene. 
The problem is the amount of private amenity space that will be left for the residents of 211 Badminton Road. The owners of 211 Badminton Road have an extant extension which means that they would be left with a pitiful amount of private amenity space. The plans don’t show the precise dimensions of their remaining garden but, if the new property will have 57 m^2, they will be left with barely half of that amount of space. If, for the sake of argument, we say that 211 will have approximately 30 m^2 of garden space that is well short of the standards that South Gloucestershire Council expect.
This comes under Policy PSP38 (Development within Existing Residential Curtilages, including Extensions and New Dwellings). PSP38 states:
“In the urban areas and rural settlements with defined settlement boundaries, development within existing residential curtilages, including extensions and new dwellings, and residential extensions elsewhere, will be acceptable where they: 1. respect the building line, form, scale, proportions, window and door shape and reveals, alignment of openings, architectural style/detailing and external materials and boundary treatments, and hard and soft landscaping of the street and surrounding area; 2. would not prejudice the amenities of neighbours; 3. would not prejudice highway safety or the provision of an acceptable level of parking provision for existing and any new buildings, where appropriate; 4. would not prejudice the provision of adequate private amenity space, or lead to the loss of trees and vegetation that provide valuable relief in highly built up localities or garden(s) that form part of a settlement pattern that contributes significantly to local character. In assessing the acceptability of proposal(s), the Council will have regard to the efficient and sustainable use of land” 

P20/16173/F Erection of a two storey front and first floor extension to existing garage to form additional living accommodation.  43 Vicarage Road Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2RT
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection to this application.

P20/16166/R3F Change of use of land and formation of Park and Ride facility with new access, landscaping and associated works. Land To The West Of South Gloucestershire Council Offices Badminton Road Yate South Gloucestershire BS37 5AF
Westerleigh Parish Council support the plans for this Park & Ride facility.

P20/14987/F Conversion and refurbishment of 4no. buildings to form 7no. dwellings with landscaping and associated works. Change of use of surrounding land (sui generis) to agricultural use, as defined in the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (as amended) Box Hedge Farm Boxhedge Farm Lane Coalpit Heath  BS36 2UW
Westerleigh Parish Council have no objections to the overall application however there are concerns about the lack of privacy and private amenity space for each dwelling which they hope the planning officers will look at. There is also a concern on the increased vehicle movements and access issues which it is hoped will also be looked at by SGC.
Second comment after amendments  in April 2021: Westerleigh Parish Council reiterates the previous comments.

P20/15216/F Demolition of existing dwelling. Erection of 4no semi detached and 1no detached house with access, parking and associated works | Jorrocks House Westerleigh Road Westerleigh  BS37 8QH

Westerleigh Parish Council OBJECT to this application.
The points made on the previous two applications for this site are reiterated PLUS further notes follow.
OBJECTION:
Westerleigh Parish Council reiterates the comments made when a previous, almost identical,
application was made for this development PK16/6478/O:
Over-development for the size of site which is an elevated, sloping and dominant position in the
village centre. The area is heavily congested and this proposal is detrimental to the surroundings.
In addition the practicalities of multiple vehicular movements on the proposed site for three
dwellings could cause neighbour tension issues for the residents buying the new properties, again
exacerbated and space being limited by the gradient of the plot.

P20/15216/F – this is an even greater OVER-DEVELOPMENT of this village plot, with even more out of character buildings. Of great concern to the Parish Council is the increase in vehicle movements by more properties being built and access to the already dangerous section of highway which has limited visibilty at the junction with this busy road.

P20/15077/F Erection of two storey side extension to form additional living accommodation Woodlands Farm 103 Badminton Road Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2TA
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection to this application

P20/14956/TRE Works to fell 1no. Chamaecyparis lawsoniana (T1), 1no Salix alba (T3) and 3no Crataegus monogyna (G3) and works to 1no Cedrus atlantica to deadwood and end weight reduce largest lateral branches by 2m. All trees covered by SGTPO 05/04 dated 3/8/2004.  Ivory House 2 Park Lane Winterbourne South Gloucestershire BS36 1AS

P20/14524/TRE Works to fell 1no. Ilex Aquifolium tree which is covered by SGTPO 05/04 and dated 03/08/2004. Ivory House 2 Park Lane Winterbourne South Gloucestershire BS36 1AS

P20/14510/F Erection of two storey outbuilding to form garage and storage area. | Rose Cottage Shorthill Road Westerleigh South Gloucestershire BS37 8QN
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection to this application

P20/13455/F Erection of single storey rear extension to form additional living accommodation. 16 Mill Crescent Westerleigh South Gloucestershire BS37 8QS
Westerleigh Parish Council have no objections to this application

P20/13311/Creation of vehicular access, erection of fencing and installation of gates (resubmission of P19/15699/F) (retrospective). The Oaks Down Road Winterbourne Down BS36 1AU
Westerleigh PC made no comment on this.

P20/12401/F Conversion of existing garage and first floor side extension to form additional living accommodation 32 Vicarage Road Coalpit Heath  BS36 2RU

Westerleigh Parish Council have no objection to this application however they ask that SGC check that the provision of parking of vehicles on the front of the property is safe from an access point of view.

P20/11910/F Demolition of existing log store. Conversion of existing garage building to form 1 no. dwelling with associated works. The Cottage The Hollows Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2US
Please note amendment: We would however like to amend the description of the development to omit the reference to Holiday-let, so that in stead it reads: “Demolition of existing log store. Conversion and extension of existing garage building to form a one bedroom
dwelling”

There is no objection in principle to this application to convert a garage to a dwelling however the Parish Council would like SGC to consider the following two points: 

  1. There is a concern over the access arrangements in a shared lane and the Parish Council supports the view of the resident who has commented on this.  Access arrangements should be investigated by the Planning Officer. 
  1. There is a concern that using Permitted Development Rights the property The Cottage making this application  could, in the future, apply for another garage, which in due course could lead to an application to convert that new garage to a dwelling also.  Can permitted development rights be constrained on The Cottage?

P20/11256/F Conversion and extension of the existing detached garage to form 1no new dwelling with parking and associated works (amendment to previously approved scheme P20/04416/F) 24 Bitterwell Close Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2UQ
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection to this application.

P20/07926/F Raising of roof line, installation of first floor and external alterations to facilitate Change of Use from storage (Class B8) to 1 no dwelling (Class C3) as defined in the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (as amended). | Redundant Storage Building Besom Lane Westerleigh
Westerleigh Parish Council have no objections in general to this application however the provision of private amenity space for this new dwelling is unclear and the Parish Council would like to see clarification of that on a plan.

P20/10493/F Demolition of existing dwelling. Erection of 1 No. detached dwelling with parking and associated works (Resubmission P19/14567/F) 187 Henfield Road Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2UH
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection to this application

P20/10157/F Erection of a single storey side/rear extension to form additional living accommodation (resubmission P20/04009/F)  14 Heath Gardens Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2TQ

Westerleigh Parish Council would ask the planning officer to look at the following:
– the percentage floor plan increase, including massing by adding to the side aspect
– impact on the adjoining property
– impact of the public sewer/pipes running beneath the property
Other than these points being checked Westerleigh Parish Council has no objections. 

P20/10148/TRE Works to no. 1 oak tree to crown raise to a height of 5 metres and works to no. 1 oak tree to remove secondary branches to give 3 metre clearance covered by TPO 311 dated 11/07/1979. 61 Greenacres Park Ram Hill Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2UB
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection to this application subject to the conditions that SGC Tree Officers will require.

P20/05841/F  Demolition of existing 1 no. bungalow. Erection of 4 no. semi-detached dwellings with new vehicular accesses, parking, bin/bike stores, landscaping and associated works. | Land At 51 Henfield Road Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2TG
Initial application: Westerleigh Parish Council considers that putting 4 properties on this site is overdevelopment and would create properties out of keeping with the bungalows along this section of the street. The exact dimensions of space between the houses is unclear and therefore may not allow sufficient room for access that is needed.

Revised application dated 3rd June 2020
Westerleigh Parish Council wish to lodge a STRONG OBJECTION to the revised plans which they consider significantly worse than the original application plans. The revision now consists of a block of 4 terraced properties – an even more complete overdevelopment of the single site and not in keeping at all with the surrounding street scene. There is little provision of access to the rear of each of the four properties and very little provision for waste bins or the parking of vehicles that four families would use for themselves and their visitors.Westerleigh PC hope that SGC will uphold this STRONG OBJECTION and refuse planning permission.

 

 

P20/08973/LB Internal alterations to include the installation of a wooden partition wall in first floor bedroom and replacement of existing window seat cladding. The Old Stores Westerleigh Road Westerleigh South Gloucestershire BS37 8QP
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objections to this application

P20/08806/TRE Works to fell 1no. Oak Tree (no.344) covered by Tree Preservation Order SGTPO 04/06 dated 15/08/2006 43 Greenacres Park Ram Hill Coalpit Heath South Glos BS36 2UB
Westerleigh Parish Council accept the Tree Officers advice.  It is understood a replacement tree with the continued TPO designation will be required as a Condition.

P20/08746/F Erection of a single storey rear extension to form additional living accommodation. Henfield Farm The Hollows Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2UU
Westerleigh Parish Council have no objection to this application in principle however rely on SGC Planners to check that the %age of floor plan that has been increased over the years is not in breach of policies.

P20/06762/F Erection of a first floor extension over existing garage to form 1no attached dwelling with access and associated works. | The Forge Westerleigh Road Westerleigh South Gloucestershire BS37 8QH

The Parish Council OBJECT to this application
This application describes a Proposed Garage conversion to a 2 bed dwelling however the garage was previously demolished to allow access for a rear extension, so this is misleading.

The application should therefore be for an attached building (a terraced house)

Under Policy PSP43 (Private amenity space) and PSP38 (Development within existing residential curtillages including extensions & new dwellings) the new and existing buildings would both subsequently have insufficient amenity space and inadequate parking, and therefore contravenes these policies.

The infilling of the space between the property and its neighbour would also affect building lines and street scene and remove functional rear access 1for maintenance.

Overall the design is considered by the Parish Council to be ill-contrived and therefore also contravenes Policy CS1 for design points, hence the OBJECTION to this application.

THE APPLICANT WITHDREW THIS APPLICATION

P20/08420/F | Erection of front porch and single storey rear extension to form additional living accommodation. | Barn 1 Huckford Lane Winterbourne South Gloucestershire BS36 1AP
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection to this application.

P20/07888/F Demolition of existing sheds and workshop. Erection of detached double garage with workshop and store. Rosewood Cottage Huckford Lane Winterbourne  BS36 1AP
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection to this application

P20/07884/LB Internal and external alterations to existing barn and outbuildings to facilitate conversion to 1no dwelling. Coalsack Farm Coalsack Lane Winterbourne  BS36 1AX
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objections to this application.

P20/07890/F Alterations to existing barn and outbuildings to facilitate conversion to 1no dwelling and associated works. Coalsack Farm Coalsack Lane Winterbourne BS36 1AX
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objections to this application.


P19/15187/F Demolition of existing detached dwelling. Erection of 1 No. detached dwelling, 1 no. double garage and associated works. Orchard Cottage Huckford Lane Winterbourne South Gloucestershire BS36 1AP
Westerleigh Parish Council have no objection to this application and hope that overall the plans for the remaining parts of the land are not detrimental to the Green Belt as they arise.

P20/07643/F Extensions and alterations to existing double garage and office to form living accommodation ancillary to the main dwellinghouse(Resubmission of P19/2501/F). Oakley Green Cottage Kidney Hill Westerleigh South Gloucestershire BS37 8QY
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objections to this application.

P20/06778/F Erection of front extension to form enlarged garage. 15 Bitterwell Close Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2UQ
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection to this application.

P20/05733/F Installation of doors, windows and timber cladding to facilitate conversion of workshop outbuilding to form 1 no. dwelling with new access and associated works. Bourne End Down Road Winterbourne Down South Gloucestershire BS36 1AU
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objections to this application.

P19/16582/LB| Installation of internal secondary glazing to 7 no. windows and 3 no. doors. | The Old Stores Westerleigh Road Westerleigh Bristol South Gloucestershire BS37 8QP
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objections to this application

P20/05923/FChange of use of land from agricultural to residential amenity land (Class C3) and the erection of 1no. detached car port. Field House Huckford Lane Winterbourne BS36 1AP
Westerleigh Parish Council have no objections
AUGUST 2020 – This application has been withdrawn

P19/19020/CLP Erection of 1 no. incidental outbuilding and the installation of air source heat pump. The Woodlands Ram Hill Coalpit Heath Bristol South Gloucestershire BS36 2UF
Westerleigh Parish Council do not object to this but request that the site and noise level of the air source heat pump are checked in relation to neighbour concerns.

P20/05329/F Erection of single storey rear extension to form additional living accommodation.160 Badminton Road Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2SZ
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objections to this application.

P20/05399/F Erection of single storey front side and rear extension to form additional living accommodation. 6 Ivy Terrace Westerleigh Road Westerleigh BS37 8QP
Westerleigh Parish Council OBJECT to this application as it contravenes Policy PSP1 (Local Distinctiveness) and PSP38 (Development within Existing Residential Curtilages, including Extensions and New Dwellings). PSP38 in particular specifies: “In the urban areas and rural settlements with defined settlement boundaries, development within existing residential curtilages, including extensions and new dwellings, and residential extensions elsewhere, will be acceptable where they […] respect the building line, form, scale, proportions, window and door shape and reveals, alignment of openings, architectural style/detailing and external materials and boundary treatments, and hard and soft landscaping of the street and surrounding area”

The side and front extension would ruin the uniformity, symmetry and proportion of the street scene.
There would be no objection at all if this were merely for a rear extension;
Other properties in the row of houses have rear extensions but this is largely screened from the street. The row of properties may be regarded as not particularly inspiring compared to some of the Graded/listed properties within the village of Westerleigh but, in terms of the street scene, at present you have an uncommon, unaltered row of post-war council houses.
If there had already been front or side extensions to some of the neighbouring properties this application could possibly be justified but that is not the case here. Once that sense of relative symmetry and proportion are altered they are seldom, if ever, restored for the reason that what is good for the goose is good for the gander when it comes to development within neighbourhoods. There should be appreciation of such street scenes.

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