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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 may 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 as per the Parish Councils Standing Orders however any that we have been contacted about we will try and include, subject to deadlines and meeting dates allowing.

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

 

 2022

THE SOUTH GLOS COUNCIL  LOCAL PLAN  See http://www.westerleighparishcouncil.org.uk/planning-and-the-parish-council/

RESPONSES TO PLANNING APPLICATIONS

Jan 2022 – 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

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

PLANNING APPLICATIONS

P22/04364/F | Erection of a single storey side extension to farmhouse. Conversion of 3 no. barns to form 4 no. dwellings with associated works. | Buildings At Mayshill Farmhouse Mays Hill Frampton Cotterell South Gloucestershire BS36 2NS
This application will be discussed at an extra ordinary Parish Council meeting on August 16th 2022.

P22/04144/F | Demolition of existing dwelling. Erection of 1no dwelling with access, parking and associated works (Resubmission of P21/05241/F). | The Woodlands Ram Hill Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2UF

P22/04099/TRE | Works to crown reduce 1 no. Oak tree by 3m in height and crown lift to 4m on property facing elevation. Tree covered by SGTPO 05/04 and dated 03/08/2004. | Highfield House 101 Badminton Road Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2TD

Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection to this application.

P22/03920/F | Erection of Battery Energy Storage Site, substation compound with associated infrastructure, fencing, drainage and landscaping. | Says Court Farm Badminton Road Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2NY

This application will be discussed at a extra ordinary Parish Council meeting on August 16th 2022.

P21/08109/F | Conversion of Public House (Sui Generis) to 1no. dwelling house (Use Class C3), construction of retail store (Use Class E) with 3.no flats above and 1no. new detached dwelling house (Use Class C3) with access, parking and associated works. | Live And Let Live Public House Clyde Road Frampton Cotterell South Gloucestershire BS36 2EF (Adjoining Parish)

Although Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection in principle to the development of the site and welcomes the proposed housing, it has a number of concerns about the development as a whole and makes the following comments.

  • The proposed parking for the retail store does not appear to be adequate. The applicant is relying upon vehicles parking on adjacent roads which are already busy.
  • The arrangements for deliveries to the retail store do not appear to be adequate.
  • There is a school crossing point outside this site which is part of a crucial route for children walking to Frampton Cotterell Church of England Primary School and Winterbourne Academy. Intensifying the usage of the site as proposed will clash with this route in a more serious way than if the site was developed purely for housing.
  • The impact of the retail development on other local shops would be negative. The attempt in the application to gauge the impact upon local shops is inadequate.

P22/03831/CLP | Erection of single storey rear extension. The Hamlet 9 Rose Oak Drive Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2AS

Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection to this application.

P22/03804/HH | Erection of 1no. detached garage. (Resubmission of P22/00460/F1 Woodside Road Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2QP

Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection to this application.

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P22/03697/TRE | T1 – Oak – Reduce portion of crown facing property (19 Oakwood Gardens) by 2-3 metres. Crown lift lower canopy up to 4m. Tree covered by Preservation Order SGTPO 03/97 dated 21st October 1997. 19 Oakwood Gardens Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2NB

Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection to this application.

P22/03569/TRE | Works to 8 no. Oak trees as per the attached proposed schedule of works (application form) received by the Council on 27th June 2022. All trees covered by SGTPO 01/10 and dated 13/07/2010. | 10 Christy Close Frampton Cotterell South Gloucestershire BS36 2FS (Adjoining Parish)

Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection to this application.

P22/03667/HH | Demolition of existing rear porch. Erection of single storey rear extension to form additional living accommodation. Walnut Cottage Ram Hill Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2TX

Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection to this application.

P22/03472/F | Installation of external cladding, replacement of roof covering, doors and windows. Unit 1 Badminton Road Trading Estate Badminton Road Yate South Gloucestershire BS37 5NS

Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection to this application.

P22/03562/CLP | Erection of site perimeter security fencing and automated gates. 500 Woodward Avenue Yate South Gloucestershire BS37 5YS

Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection to this application.

The Council notes that the application does not contain details of the proposed fencing which will need to be agreed with the planning officer.

P22/03285/HH | Erection of a single storey rear extension to form additional living accommodation. Amendment to side extension roofline. 29 Park Lane Winterbourne South Gloucestershire BS36 1AT

Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection to this application.

P22/03121/TRE | Works to crown lift 2 no. Oak trees to 4m. Trees covered by TPO 310 and dated 12/09/1979. 13 Manor Close Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2RR

Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection to this application.

P22/03139/HH | Erection of a two storey side extension to form additional living accommodation. | Woodlands 165 Henfield Road Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2UH

Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection to this application.

P22/03239/TRE | Works to fell 1 no. Turkey Oak tree. Tree covered by Preservation Order 07/99 dated 14th January 1998. Land Adjacent To 116 Badminton Road Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2SZ

Westerleigh Parish Council has a 50/50 split on considering this application but would like to point out that the Tree Report DOES NOT recommend felling or note any issue with this Turkey Oak.  It merely asks for ivy to be removed and treated.  WPC therefore hopes the Tree Officers will make the necessary decisions on this TPO protected tree.

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P22/03005/F | Conversion and extension of existing club house. | Windmill Golf Academy Henfield Road Westerleigh South Gloucestershire BS36 2FE (Adjoining Parish)

Westerleigh Parish Council OBJECTS to this application on the grounds that it conflicts with PSP7 (Development in the Green Belt). Furthermore, the proposed second storey will impact negatively on the openness of the Green Belt because it extends above the tree line. The Parish Council recognises that leisure facilities are valuable to the area, but feels that the scale and size of the proposed two storey building is not proportionate to the outdoor nature of the facilities and needs for the size of the business.

P22/02466/F | External alterations to replace 11no windows and replace 1no window with bi-fold doors. | Brook Farm Annexe Brook Farm Westerleigh Road Westerleigh South Gloucestershire BS37 8QH

Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection to this application.

P22/02458/LB | Internal and external alterations to include replacement windows as detailed in the submitted design and access statement and changes to internal layout. | Brook Farm Annexe Brook Farm Westerleigh Road Westerleigh South Gloucestershire BS37 8QH

Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection to this application.

P22/02736/F | Erection of 1no. building to form driving bays and teaching facilities with associated works. Kendleshire Golf Club Henfield Road Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2XG

Cllr McCullough has declared an interest so will not comment.

Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection to this application.

P22/02676/RVC | Variation of condition no.17 attached to P21/01095/F to alter the access and internal layout to House 8. with submitted revised drawings Ivory Hill Farm Park Lane Winterbourne South Gloucestershire BS36 1AS

Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection to this application.

The proposed access is better than the previously consented one. This modification will reduce the required excavations and also remove a number of journeys from turning onto the steep part of Ivory Hill.

P22/02673/HH | Erection of single storey rear extension to provide additional living accommodation. 8 South View Rise Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2LS

Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection to this application.

P22/02386/F | Demolition of existing dwelling and outbuildings and erection of 1 no. dwelling with detached garage and associated works (Resubmission P21/06892/F). Hareswood Cottage Westerleigh Hill Westerleigh South Gloucestershire BS37 8RB

Westerleigh Parish Council OBJECTS to this application for the same reasons as the previous two applications (P21/06892/F and P21/01335/F) were OBJECTED to, and subsequently the reasons for REFUSAL of those applications by SGC.

The previous objections were as follows:

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 (calculated as the volume) 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).

PSP7 (Development in the Green Belt) para 4.7 states that: ‘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).’

ALSO: On P22/02386/F The Parish Council requests that the Planning Officer double checks the calculations for the volume of the proposed dwelling plus garage for compliance with policy PSP7 (Development in the Green Belt). For example, the plans quote the area of the garage as 50 sq m but this does not appear to include the intended first floor which adds another 30 sq m in area.

P22/02537/HH | Demolition of existing conservatory. Erection of single storey rear extension to provide additional living accommodation. South Wood Ram Hill Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2UF

Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection to this application.

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P22/02051/F | Demolition of 2 no. buildings and erection of 5 no. new dwellings with associated works. Land At 125 Badminton Road Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2SY

Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection to this application.

However, it wishes to make the following comments.

The Parish Council supports the request from the Planning Ecologist for a Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (PEA) to be undertaken and submitted pre determination, with the aim of achieving biodiversity net gain.

The Parish Council notes that Plot 2 has very little private amenity space and therefore permitted development rights for this property should be restricted to ensure that no further bedrooms/accommodation are added.

Finally, the Parish Council notes that one shared visitor parking space for 6 properties is insufficient and below SGC standards, therefore another should be provided. The visitor space is likely to be seen as Plot 1 parking so should be marked as a visitor space.

P22/02179/RM | Erection of 8 no. dwellings with appearance, layout, scale and the landscaping to be determined (Approval of Reserved Matters to be read in conjunction with outline permission P19/14583/O). | Jorrocks Estate Westerleigh Road Westerleigh South Gloucestershire BS37 8QH

Westerleigh Parish Council OBJECTS to this application on the grounds that the planned layout does not provide sufficient turning space for vehicles entering the development including emergency vehicles, delivery vehicles and refuse vehicles. Furthermore, the current turning area which allows residents of the two existing adjacent properties to reverse out of their properties and turn before exiting on to the Westerleigh Road, will be lost as a result of the design of the new access, resulting in a potentially dangerous situation on a difficult piece of road close to a bend.  In addition, unit 8 of the development shows two parking spaces, however one would be inaccessible if the other was in use.

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P22/02089/F | Alterations to include the installation of external cladding, installation of replacement roof, windows and doors. Installation of external hardstanding. | Unit C Stover Trading Estate Millbrook Road Yate South Gloucestershire BS37 5PB

Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection to this application.

However, it wishes to make the following comments.

Firstly, the cladding of exposed brickwork will make the appearance different from the surrounding units.
The Council further notes that there should be a planning condition requiring the installation of solar panels on the roof. The applicant’s desire to improve the energy efficiency of a relatively old building should be applauded but, as it stands, it’s merely a half measure. By retrofitting the build with PV they can cut down on both their carbon emissions and their energy consumption.

P22/01939/RVC | Variation of condition 10 attached to permission P20/20037/F to amend the approved plans. Demolition of existing bungalow and erection of 4no. dwellings with vehicular access, parking, bin/bike stores, landscaping and associated works. | Land At 51 Henfield Road Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2TG

Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection to this application.

The Council notes that it previously objected to P20/20037/F (approved).

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P22/01079/F | Demolition of existing garage. Erection of 1 no. detached dwelling with associated works. Land Adjacent To 91 The Causeway Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2PG

Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection to this application.

However, it wishes to make the following comments.

The application does not explicitly state the amount of private amenity space which will be available to the existing dwelling and to the proposed new dwelling. It should be ensured that there is sufficient private amenity space for both dwellings in line with policies PSP38 (Development within Existing Residential Curtilages, including Extensions and New Dwellings) and PSP43 (Private Amenity Space Standards).

Secondly, the Parish Council is concerned about access to the highway from the parking spaces for the new dwelling. Vehicles will be making access at a position closer to the junction with the Badminton Road, with the extended dropped kerb running right up to the textured pedestrian crossing point. Vehicles pulling out on to The Causeway will not have good visibility, particularly of pedestrians.

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P22/00594/HH | Demolition of existing garage. Erection of two storey side extension to form additional living accommodation. Erection of detached double garage with office above. | Woodlands 165 Henfield Road Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2UH

Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection.

P22/00460/F | Erection of 1no. detached garage. | 1 Woodside Road Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2QP
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection

P22/00145/F | Erection of a single storey side extension to form reception and treatment rooms (Class E). | Doctors Surgery 3 Church Lane Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2SR

Westerleigh Parish Council support this application.

P21/08110/CLE | Use of existing buildings (Units 1-3) as storage or distribution (Class B8). | Henfield Farm The Hollows Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2UU
Westerleigh Parish Council did not submit any comments

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P21/08089/F | Erection of a single storey rear extension. Demolition of existing and erection of replacement front porch. | Sycamore Cottage Mays Hill Frampton Cotterell South Gloucestershire BS36 2NS
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P21/08091/LB | Internal and external alterations to include the erection of a single storey rear extension, demolition of existing and erection of replacement front porch, and enlargement of rear door opening and installation of sliding doors. | Sycamore Cottage Mays Hill Frampton Cotterell South Gloucestershire BS36 2NS
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objections to these applications.

P21/07952/F | Use of existing Gypsy site and erection of 1 no. amenity building with associated works (resubmission of P21/01343/F). | Henfield Paddock Henfield Road Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2TG

Westerleigh Parish Council fails to see differences between this and the earlier application (P21/01343/F) that was refused by SGC. 

P21/07881/F | Demolition of side extensions and outbuilding. Erection of 1 no. detached dwelling and associated works. | Land At The Warren 185 Badminton Road Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2QA

Westerleigh Parish Council OBJECT for the following reasons:
The application contravenes Policy PSP43 (Private Amenity Space Standards) and PSP38 (Development within Existing Residential Curtilages, including Extensions and New Dwellings). It contravenes Policy CS1 (High Quality Design) as it is a contrived design and would amount to overdevelopment of the site. It also contravenes PSP1 (Local Distinctiveness) as the new dwelling would be effectively be back to front with the front door on the opposite side to Badminton Road and the back of the house facing Badminton Road. That is out of keeping with all of the houses on the Badminton Road.

The original dwelling (No 185) would have no functional private amenity space. The front garden space does not count as it adjoins an adopted highway almost always disregarded when it comes to calculating the total amount of private amenity space. This is because they usually aren’t considered to be private; if the land is overly visible to both pedestrians and road users it’s probably not a space that potential residents would realistically use for recreation and relaxation. The Parish Council consider it overdevelopment of the site for the simple reason that it would be nigh on impossible to construct another dwelling whilst providing sufficient private amenity space for both dwellings.

 

P21/07873/F | Erection of first floor rear/side extension to provide additional living accommodation. | 2 Wayleaze Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2PL
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection to this application.

P21/07555/F | Erection of 2 no. detached dwellings with new access and associated works (amendment to previously approved scheme P21/03217/F). | Land Adjacent To Ashwick Westerleigh Road Westerleigh South Gloucestershire BS37 8QU

Westerleigh Parish Council has no objections to this application.

P21/07523/F | Erection of rear extension and alterations to roofline to provide additional living accommodation. | Kendleshire Farm Stables Down Road Winterbourne Down South Gloucestershire BS36 1AU

Neutral with possible objection if increase in floor space is too large for green belt designation and constitutes over development.  To be checked by SGC as no application form available at time of decision.

P21/06892/F Demolition of existing dwelling and outbuildings and erection of 1 no. dwelling with detached garage and associated works (Resubmission of P21/01335/F).  Hareswood Cottage Westerleigh Hill Westerleigh South Gloucestershire BS37 8RB

Westerleigh Parish Council OBJECT to this application for the same reasons the previous application (P21/01335/F) was OBJECTED to and subsequently the reasons for REFUSAL of that application by SGC.

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)

 P21/07518/LB Proposed internal alterations including installation of window shutters, insertion of a new door, removal and replacement of modern partition and skimming of existing ceilings. External works comprising fixing of Listed Building plaque to north elevation.  The Old Stores Westerleigh Road Westerleigh South Gloucestershire BS37 8QP
Westerleigh Parish Council supports this application.

P21/07161/HED Removal of 1 no. 4-6 metre section of hedgerow to facilitate the installation of gas pipeline.  Land Off Ram Hill Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2UQ
Westerleigh Parish Council does not have an objection to this PROVIDING THAT there is an element of re-planting in the conditions.

P21/07077/FDI Diversion of public footpath LWE/39. | Land At Box Hedge Farm Boxhedge Farm Lane Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2U

Westerleigh Parish Council would accept the views and advice of the SGC PROW team

P21/07035/F Conversion of existing stable building to form one 1no. bedroom dwelling with associated works  Elmbarn Farm Westerleigh Road Westerleigh South Gloucestershire BS37 8QF

Westerleigh Parish Council OBJECT to this application on the basis that (a) this stable building is a very new building itself not a rural style barn, and (b) the proximity of the dwellings does not meet the space required to provide privacy and sufficient space.

When the stables were rebuilt (P20/08360/F) they were moved away from the dwelling to the north of it (PK17/3448/F) by a further two metres. The separation distance between the two buildings now stands at 3.17 metres according to the submitted documents which the PC consider to be both overbearingly close and invasive in terms of privacy (both for the potential occupant and the neighbours) should this application be granted.

When revisions were submitted to SGC in January 2022 for reconsultation the Parish Council maintained the same OBJECTION reasons

P21/06772/F Demolition of existing garages and erection of 1no 1.5 storey dwelling with access and associated works. 35 Park Lane Winterbourne South Gloucestershire BS36 1AT

The Parish Council decision is to OBJECT on the basis of overdevelopment, impact on neighbours either side, and amenity space due to the tight squeeze of this building. Therefore against CS1, and PSP 8 & 38. Also there was disappointment at the inclusion of a tarmac drive – a more sustainable drainage option (SuDS) should be used.

P21/06177/PIP Permission in principle for the erection of up to 6 no. self-build dwellings | Land South West Of Bella Vista Westerleigh Road Westerleigh South Gloucestershire BS37 8QH

Westerleigh Parish Council as a body, and as a unanimous set of Cllrs, and on behalf of the many residents who have attended meetings and commented have STRONG OBJECTIONS to this application.

On location – the site is located outside of the settlement boundary of Westerleigh and within the GREEN BELT.  In such a location development is to be ‘strictly limited’ and applications are generally required to demonstrate ‘very special circumstances’ that would outweigh any harm to the Green Belt. There are NO special circumstances. 

These proposals seemingly would not fall within the limited types of permissible development outlined in Policies CS19 (Rural Housing Exception Sites), PSP40 (Residential Development in the Countryside) or PSP41 (Rural Workers Dwellings). As such the proposals therefore conflict with Policy CS5 (Location of Development) which sets out the current spatial strategy of the Local Planning Authority and as South Gloucestershire Council at present has a Housing Land Supply of 5.25 years the ‘tilted balance’ clause outlined in paragraph 11d of the NPPF has not been triggered.

On land use and amount of development – Policy PSP42 (Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding) sets out how self-build and custom housebuilding will be promoted and the circumstances in which it will be acceptable.  This application cannot be a Rural Exception Scheme as it would need to be supported by an approved housing needs survey as required by CS19. It also does not meet the requirement of being supported or initiated by Westerleigh Parish Council and indeed the applicant has not engaged with the Parish Council other than by ensuring access to documents.

Comparisons in the Planning Statement have been incorrectly made with brownfield sites in the area, or to applications made at a time when SGC couldn’t demonstrate a five year land supply.  Neither of these are relevant to this application, at this point in time.

Amount of development
The amount of development is not supported by the ACCESS to the site.
The ACCESS to this site is a single track width drive planned by removing a single garage.

This ACCESS exits onto one of the busiest parts of one of the busiest roads in the area leading from Yate, Chipping Sodbury to the ring-road and motorway.  The limited access would involve vehicles having to reverse out onto this road, or worse, park dangerously in the road.  There is INSUFFICIENT WIDTH for pedestrians at the side of the vehicle access to the site.  Bin lorries, delivery vehicles, emergency vehicles etc would have difficulty as would building and construction vehicles during any build process. 

This ACCESS reason alone was one of the 4 reasons Planning Permission was refused at this exact site in October 1988 (P88/3064) and at the neighbouring property on Westerleigh Road, Burma House, when a similar application was made in 1986 (P86/2287) and of course the traffic situation is far worse now than it was then.

There are no local services to support families – no shops, no secondary schools other than needing car transport or bus transport which is sporadic.

In addition several local residents have given evidence of protected wildlife such as bats in the garage and house, and have raised concern over mine shafts in the grounds of this property, clearly visible upon inspection.

 So in summary – The site is in the GREEN BELT outside the settlement boundary with no special circumstances.

Insufficient two-way vehicle plus pedestrian ACCESS is not viable on this highway.

There has been no local resident or Parish Council engagement.

There is no evidence locally to show need for or to support a self-build scheme

For these reasons Westerleigh Parish Council STRONGLY OBJECT to this application and request it be turned down. 

P21/06436/TRE | Works to various trees as per the tree survey report covered by SGTPO 07/99 dated 14/01/1998. | Land Adjacent To 116 Badminton Road Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2SZ

P21/06316/LB | External alterations to replace 5no. stone windows to front elevation. | Brook Farm Westerleigh Road Westerleigh South Gloucestershire BS37 8QH
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objections to this application

P21/06063/F | Erection of first floor extension and single storey side extension to provide additional living accommodation. | Sunnybrook Dodmore Crossing Westerleigh South Gloucestershire BS37 8QJ

Westerleigh Parish Council has no objections to this application.

P21/06090/CLP | Erection of a single storey side extension to form additional living accommodation. | 41 South View Crescent Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2LW
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection to this application

P21/05921/LB | Application to retain the works carried out for internal and external works to include re-arrangement of stud partitioning from previously approved layout and replacement staircase. Insertion of rooflight and replacement of external timber doors. | The Barn Rodford Elm Farm Westerleigh Road Westerleigh South Glos BS37 8QF
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection to this application

P21/05918/F  The replacement of the existing 15m monopole with a new 15m monopole, accommodating 6no. new antennas, the replacement / installation of equipment within the existing cabin, along with ancillary works

P21/05739/F Demolition of existing commercial buildings. Erection of 5 No. detached dwellings with associated works.  Buildings At Henfield Farm The Hollows Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2UU 

Westerleigh Parish Council OBJECT to this application – Under CS5 Location Strategy – the land is in Green Belt and there are no special circumstances identified to allow building here in this remote rural location. The Local Plan aims to reduce congestion by building where other modes of transport are possible – there is no regular public transport service in this area, there are no footpaths for safe walking and no street lighting.  It is therefore in contravention of PSP11 on transport impact as reliance would be predominantly on cars. There are no local services such as shops within a short distance.

 

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P21/05599/O  Erection of 1no. dwelling (Outline) with all matters reserved. Land At 6 Vicarage Road Coalpit Heath BS36 2RU
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objections

P21/05619/F Demolition of Existing Double Garage and erection of 1no new Dwelling with Parking and Associated works. Extension of existing dropped kerb. (Resubmission of P20/16428/F). 211 Badminton Road Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2QQ
Westerleigh Parish Council continue to OBJECT to this application.
In reference to CS1, PSP1 and PSP38.
(a) It constitutes overdevelopment of the site and would be out of keeping with the surrounding area.
and (b) it does not comply with the required primate amenity space standards.

P21/05490/RVCVariation of condition 3 attached to permission P20/08363/RM, as added by P21/03861/NMA to amend the approved plans. Demolition of existing sun room and erection of an attached building to form 2 no. flats with access, scale, layout, appearance and landscaping to be determined (Approval of Reserv…  233 Badminton Road Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2QJ
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objections

P21/04503/F  Erection of a single storey rear and side extension to form additional living accommodation.  7 Rose Oak Lane Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2QZ
Westerleigh Parish Council sees no reason to change the original “No objection” stance.

P21/04911/F Erection of 3 no. agricultural buildings for fodder and machinery storage. Dodmoor Farm Broad Lane Westerleigh South Gloucestershire BS37 8QX
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objections

P21/05240/F Demolition of existing commercial (B8) storage building. Erection of 1no. dwelling (C3) with associated parking, landscaping, and works.  Commercial Building To The South Of Besom Lane Westerleigh South Gloucestershire BS37 8QQ
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objections

P21/05241/F  Demolition of existing dwelling. Erection of 1no dwelling with access, parking and associated works.  The Woodlands Ram Hill Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2UF
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objections

P21/04736/F| Erection of a single storey extension and conversion of annexe to form 1no dwelling with access, parking and associated works. | Land To The Rear Of 161 Roundways Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2LU

Westerleigh Parish Council has no objections to this application.

 

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.   
The plans were revised during July 2021 and reconsidered by the Parish Council however their objection remains the same.

P21/05052/TRE| Works to 2 no Oak to laterally reduce by up to 3m on garden side, as covered by tree preservation order SGTPO 03/97 dated 21st October 1997. | 9 Oakwood Gardens Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2NB
Westerleigh Parish Council is supportive of sympathetic pruning to allow more light so long as it is without unnecessary harm or reduction to the trees

 

P21/04849/F  Erection of 3 No. Buildings to be used for storage of raw materials and finished goods.  500 Woodward Avenue Yate South Gloucestershire BS37 5YS
No objections

P21/04769/FErection of single storey rear extension, raising rear roof slope and extend first floor dormer to form additional living accommodation.  15 South View Crescent Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2LW
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection to this application

P21/04503/F Erection of a single storey rear extension and extension of existing garage to form additional living accommodation. 7 Rose Oak Lane Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2QZ
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection to this application

P21/04569/F Erection of a two storey side extension to form additional living accommodation. (re-submission of P20/15077/F). Woodlands Farm 103 Badminton Road Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2TA
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection to this application

P21/04509/F Raising of and alterations to roofline, erection of two storey front and side extensions to form additional living accommodation. (re-submission of P21/00538/F) Cloverlea The Hollows Coalpit Heath South Gloucestershire BS36 2UU
Westerleigh Parish Council has no objection to this application

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
Westerleigh Parish Council have no objection in principle to this application on its own however it comes on the back of several previous additions to the property so the Parish Council requests that the SGC planning officer looks at possible increase in size over time and possible overdevelopment of the site.

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.
The plans were revised during July 2021 and reconsidered by the Parish Council however their objection remains the same.

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.

 

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