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Application Type:Full Application
Date Received:31 / 01 / 2019
Registration (Validation) Date:18 / 02 / 2019
Consultation Start Date:18 / 02 / 2019
Earliest Decision Date (Consultation Period Expires):25 / 07 / 2019
Target Date for Decision:20 / 05 / 2019
Location:Double Arches Farm, Eastern Way, Heath And Reach, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 9LF
Parish Name:Heath & Reach
Conservation Area:Not available
Listed Building Grade:Not available
Environmental Assessment:Not available
Expected Decision Level:Not available
Description:Revisions (partly retrospective) to approved application CB/16/00232/FULL. Demolition of existing buildings/structures; removal of containers and erection of replacement commercial units and associated works. Provision of a caravan site to include the previously approved 11 Travelling Showpeople pitches (authorised by CB/16/00232/FULL) and the existing 10 caravans for residential occupation (authorised by CB/17/04648/LDCE).
Case Officer:Judy Martin
Case Officer Tel:0300 300 4375
Case Officer Email:judy.martin@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk
Status:Decided
Agent:Mrs Davies
5 The Gavel Centre Porters Wood
St Albans
AL3 6PQ
Press Date:12 / 03 / 2019
Site Notice Date:28 / 02 / 2019
NeighboursResponses Received: 2
and Representatives:In Favour: 0
Representation DetailsAgainst: 2
Comments: 0
Petitions Against: 0
Petitions For: 0
Officer Site Visit Date:28/02/2019
Committee Site Visit Date:No date
Committee Meeting Date:No date
Decision Level:Officer Delegated
Date Decision Made:26 / 09 / 2019
Date Decision Despatched:26 / 09 / 2019
Decision:Full Application - Granted
Conditions or Reasons:View Conditions or Reasons
Informative Notes:
1 )In accordance with Article 35 (1) of the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015, the reason for any condition above relates to the Policies as referred to in the South Bedfordshire Local Plan Review (SBLPR) and the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).In accordance with Article 35 (1) of the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015, the reason for any condition above relates to the Policies as referred to in the South Bedfordshire Local Plan Review (SBLPR) and the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).
2 )This permission relates only to that required under the Town & Country Planning Acts and does not include any consent or approval under any other enactment or under the Building Regulations. Any other consent or approval which is necessary must be obtained from the appropriate authority.This permission relates only to that required under the Town & Country Planning Acts and does not include any consent or approval under any other enactment or under the Building Regulations. Any other consent or approval which is necessary must be obtained from the appropriate authority.
3 )The final detailed design including proposed standards of operation, construction, structural integrity and ongoing maintenance must be compliant with the 'Non-statutory technical standards for sustainable drainage systems' (March 2015, Ref: PB14308), 'Central Bedfordshire Sustainable Drainage Guidance' (Adopted April 2014, Updated May 2015), and recognised best practice including the CIRIA SuDS Manual (2016, C753).The final detailed design including proposed standards of operation, construction, structural integrity and ongoing maintenance must be compliant with the 'Non-statutory technical standards for sustainable drainage systems' (March 2015, Ref: PB14308), 'Central Bedfordshire Sustainable Drainage Guidance' (Adopted April 2014, Updated May 2015), and recognised best practice including the CIRIA SuDS Manual (2016, C753).
4 )Please note that Land drainage Consent under the Land Drainage Act 1991 must be secured to discharge surface water and details of this provided with the full detailed design. An easement should be provided on the developable side of the watercourse to allow for access for maintenance, this should be 9m but may depend on the maintenance requirements considered appropriate.Please note that Land drainage Consent under the Land Drainage Act 1991 must be secured to discharge surface water and details of this provided with the full detailed design. An easement should be provided on the developable side of the watercourse to allow for access for maintenance, this should be 9m but may depend on the maintenance requirements considered appropriate.
5 )Agreement will be required with the IDB regarding development within the 9m maintenance strip from the watercourse and any discharge of surface water to the watercourse.Agreement will be required with the IDB regarding development within the 9m maintenance strip from the watercourse and any discharge of surface water to the watercourse.
6 )Please note that there is a contribution to pay for the supply/delivery of the bins. Our current charges for this are: 660 - £250 + VAT per bin 1100 - £350 + VAT per bin This must be paid prior to discharging the relevant condition. A purchase order must be raised for the quantity of bins required and sent to Waste Services quoting the relevant planning reference number. Communal waste bins will be provided for the development and a bin storage and collection point will need to be placed at the boundary of the site and public highway. Bins must not encroach on or cause a hazard or obstruction to the public highway. Please also refer to the Design Guide as the Council will not be able to supply waste collections where the bin and access requirements do not meet our contractual provision, anything else differing to this will be incorporated as a condition. http://www.centralbedfordshiregov.uk/planning/design/info.aspxPlease note that there is a contribution to pay for the supply/delivery of the bins. Our current charges for this are: 660 - £250 + VAT per bin 1100 - £350 + VAT per bin This must be paid prior to discharging the relevant condition. A purchase order must be raised for the quantity of bins required and sent to Waste Services quoting the relevant planning reference number. Communal waste bins will be provided for the development and a bin storage and collection point will need to be placed at the boundary of the site and public highway. Bins must not encroach on or cause a hazard or obstruction to the public highway. Please also refer to the Design Guide as the Council will not be able to supply waste collections where the bin and access requirements do not meet our contractual provision, anything else differing to this will be incorporated as a condition. http://www.centralbedfordshiregov.uk/planning/design/info.aspx
7 )The Environment Agency advise as follows: The applicant should apply for an Environmental Permit from us ASAP, irrespective of planning approval. The Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR) make it an offence to cause or knowingly permit any discharge that will result in the input of pollutants to surface waters or groundwater. If this site is currently discharging foul drainage of more than 2 cubic metres to ground or 5 cubic metres to surface water in any 24 hour period then they are contravening EPR. For the number of pitches being proposed this is highly likely. †† Foul Drainage Government guidance contained within the National Planning Practice Guidance (Water supply, wastewater and water quality considerations for planning applications, paragraph 020) sets out a hierarchy of drainage options that must be considered and discounted in the following order: Connection to the public sewer Package sewage treatment plant (adopted in due course by the sewerage company or owned and operated under a new appointment or variation) Septic Tank Foul drainage should be connected to the main sewer if the distance from the development is within 30 metres of less of a main sewer (multiplied by the number of dwellings)..††††† Where it has been satisfactorily demonstrated that connection to the mains sewer is not possible, then under the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016 any discharge of sewage or trade effluent made to either surface water or groundwater will need to be registered as an exempt discharge activity or hold a permit issued by the Environment Agency, in addition to planning permission. This applies to any discharge to inland freshwaters, coastal waters or relevant territorial waters. Please note that the granting of planning permission does not guarantee the granting of an Environmental Permit. Upon receipt of a correctly filled in application form we will carry out an assessment. It can take up to 4 months before we are in a position to decide whether to grant a permit or not. Domestic effluent discharged from a treatment plant/septic tank at 2 cubic metres or less to ground or 5 cubic metres or less to surface water in any 24 hour period must comply with General Binding Rules provided that no public foul sewer is available to serve the development and that the site is not within a Groundwater Source Protection Zone. A soakaway used to serve a non-mains drainage system† must be sited no less than 10 metres from the nearest watercourse, not less than 10 metres from any other foul soakaway and not less than 50 metres from the nearest potable water supply,† spring or borehole. Where the proposed development involves the connection of foul drainage to an existing non-mains drainage system, the applicant should ensure that it is in a good state of repair, regularly de-sludged and of sufficient capacity to deal with any potential increase in flow and loading which may occur as a result of the development. Where the existing non-mains drainage system is covered by a permit to discharge then an application to vary the permit will need to be made to reflect the increase in volume being discharged.† It can take up to 13 weeks before we decide whether to vary a permit. Further information can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/discharges-to-surface-water-and-groundwater-environmental-permitsThe Environment Agency advise as follows: The applicant should apply for an Environmental Permit from us ASAP, irrespective of planning approval. The Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR) make it an offence to cause or knowingly permit any discharge that will result in the input of pollutants to surface waters or groundwater. If this site is currently discharging foul drainage of more than 2 cubic metres to ground or 5 cubic metres to surface water in any 24 hour period then they are contravening EPR. For the number of pitches being proposed this is highly likely. †† Foul Drainage Government guidance contained within the National Planning Practice Guidance (Water supply, wastewater and water quality considerations for planning applications, paragraph 020) sets out a hierarchy of drainage options that must be considered and discounted in the following order: Connection to the public sewer Package sewage treatment plant (adopted in due course by the sewerage company or owned and operated under a new appointment or variation) Septic Tank Foul drainage should be connected to the main sewer if the distance from the development is within 30 metres of less of a main sewer (multiplied by the number of dwellings)..††††† Where it has been satisfactorily demonstrated that connection to the mains sewer is not possible, then under the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016 any discharge of sewage or trade effluent made to either surface water or groundwater will need to be registered as an exempt discharge activity or hold a permit issued by the Environment Agency, in addition to planning permission. This applies to any discharge to inland freshwaters, coastal waters or relevant territorial waters. Please note that the granting of planning permission does not guarantee the granting of an Environmental Permit. Upon receipt of a correctly filled in application form we will carry out an assessment. It can take up to 4 months before we are in a position to decide whether to grant a permit or not. Domestic effluent discharged from a treatment plant/septic tank at 2 cubic metres or less to ground or 5 cubic metres or less to surface water in any 24 hour period must comply with General Binding Rules provided that no public foul sewer is available to serve the development and that the site is not within a Groundwater Source Protection Zone. A soakaway used to serve a non-mains drainage system† must be sited no less than 10 metres from the nearest watercourse, not less than 10 metres from any other foul soakaway and not less than 50 metres from the nearest potable water supply,† spring or borehole. Where the proposed development involves the connection of foul drainage to an existing non-mains drainage system, the applicant should ensure that it is in a good state of repair, regularly de-sludged and of sufficient capacity to deal with any potential increase in flow and loading which may occur as a result of the development. Where the existing non-mains drainage system is covered by a permit to discharge then an application to vary the permit will need to be made to reflect the increase in volume being discharged.† It can take up to 13 weeks before we decide whether to vary a permit. Further information can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/discharges-to-surface-water-and-groundwater-environmental-permits
Appeal Received Date:This case has no appeals against it
Planning Obligation Status:Not available

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