Decision details

Planning Application 19/02921/OUT - Land Off Longstrings Lane, Holly Tree Farm, Broadshard Road, Crewkerne

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Decision Taken


The Chief Executive, having taken account of the consultation meeting of the Area West Committee members on Wednesday 15th April 2020 and their recommendation relating to Agenda item 8:  Planning Application 19/02921/OUT - Land Off Longstrings Lane, Holly Tree Farm, Broadshard Road, Crewkerne, made the following decision:-

That the Chief Executive confirmed that planning application 19/02921/OUT be APPROVED contrary to the officer recommendation, subject to a suitable legal agreement being secured and an ecology report being submitted – both documents to be delegated to the Area West Chairman for approval in agreement with the ward members, and subject to the following:


a)    The prior completion of a Section 106 / legal agreement as mentioned above (in a form acceptable to the Council’s solicitor(s)) before the decision notice granting planning permission is issued. The agreement to cover the following issues:

·      Highway requirements


Subject to conditions for:

(for full details and wording of conditions and informatives please refer to the minutes)


·        The development hereby permitted shall be begun either before the expiration of 3 years from the date of this permission or before the expiration of 2 years from the date of approval of Reserved Matters application, whichever is the later

·        The scale, layout and appearance of the application shall be made to the Local Planning Authority before the expiration of 3 year. from the date of this permission.

·        Condition To secure the approved plans and visibility splay

·        The development permitted shall comprise of no more than two houses with the combined internal floorspace not exceeding 1,000 sqm in area.

·        Condition to secure a detailed landscaping scheme including species. 

·        A legal agreement to secure the Highway Authority conditions regarding gradient, water discharge, visibility splays and consolidated access as detailed in the report.

·        No approval be given until the submission and approval of an ecology report




·    CIL liability – need to submit exemption for self-build.

·    Comments of PROW officer relating to the legal right to drive along the public right of way to access the site.

·    Ecology Surveys that are required by the Council’s Ecologist




The proposed development, by reason of its siting and nature, is considered to be an appropriate and sustainable form of development that raises no demonstrable harm to landscape character, visual amenity, residential amenity, highway safety or other environmental concern and to be in accordance with the aims and objectives of policies SD1, TA1, TA5, TA6, EQ1, EQ2, EQ4 and EQ7 of the South Somerset Local Plan, as well as the provisions of the National Planning Policy Framework.

Publication date: 22/05/2020

Date of decision: 22/05/2020

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