Agenda item

Application S21/0899

Proposal:

Use of land for dog exercising/training, 1.8m high fence, and parking area

 

Location:

 

 

Recommendation:

Land North Of The Leas, Hough Road, Grantham, Barkston

 

That the application is approved conditionally.

 

Minutes:

Proposal:                  Use of land for dog exercising/training, 1.8m high fence, and parking area

 

Location:                  Land to the North of The Leas, Hough Road, Grantham, Barkston.  

 

Decision:                  To approve the application conditionally.

 

Noting comments made during the public speaking session by:

 

Against:                                                        

Applicant:                  Mike Sibthorpe        

           

Together with:

 

·         Principle of development in accordance with SP5 and E7

·         Visual impact – hedgerow has been incorporated to mitigate visual impact of fence to south and east boundaries

·         Residential amenity impact – conditions imposed to restrict no. of dogs at any time and restrict hours of use to minimise possible noise disturbance for residents of The Leas

·         Parking – Informal parking area for minimum 6 cars – secured by condition

·         Access improvements to be carried out prior to first use as required by LCC Highways – secured by condition

·         The additional comments made by the Senior Planning Officer to Members relating to additional and amended conditions and information that now formed part of the recommendation

During debate members made the following comments:

·         Concerns were raised regarding the development becoming a potential site for breeding. It was confirmed that the proposed use of the site was solely for the exercising of dogs.

·         A query was raised regarding the potential for noise pollution. Officers confirmed that the site would be 100m from the nearest property and would be vacant at night.

It was proposed, seconded, and AGREED that the application be approved for the summary of reasons set out in the case officer’s report together with the following conditions:

 

Time Limit for Commencement

 

1     The development hereby permitted shall be commenced before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

 

Reason: In order that the development is commenced in a timely manner, as set out in Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended).

Approved Plans

 

2     The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following list of approved plans:

 

MSP.1742/101F

 

Unless otherwise required by another condition of this permission.

 

Reason: To define the permission and for the avoidance of doubt.

Before the Development is Occupied

 

3     Prior to first use, a dog waste bin (as shown on the proposed block plan MSP.1742/101F) shall be provided on site and a contract shall be entered into with SKDC Commercial Waste Team for the removal of waste.

Reason: In the interest of amenity.

 

4     Prior to first use of the development hereby approved, the parking area as shown on proposed block plan MSP.1742/101F shall be provided. Any hard surfacing used shall be permeable. The parking area shall be retained for the lifetime of the development.

Reason: In the interest of highway safety.

 

5     Prior to first occupation on site further details relating to the vehicular access to the public highway, including materials, specification of works and construction method shall be submitted to the Local Planning Authority for approval. The approved details shall be implemented on site before the development is first brought into use and thereafter retained at all times.

Reason: In the interests of safety of the users of the public highway and the safety of the users of the site.

 

Ongoing Conditions

 

6     No more than 4no. dogs shall be allowed on site at any given time other than during training sessions.

Reason: In the interest of residential amenity.

7     The applicant shall keep an up to date booking register with details of users of the site and times used (including training sessions). The register shall be available for inspection at all times by the Local Planning Authority upon request.

 

8     The mixed hedgerow and trees as shown on proposed block plan MSP.1742/101F along the south and east boundaries of the site shall be planted within the first planting season (between December and March) following commencement of the development and shall be retained for the lifetime of the development.

 

Reason: In the interest of visual amenity, residential amenity and biodiversity.

 

9     The safety/user rules shall be clearly displayed on site at all times. The sign shall not exceed 0.3 square metres and shall not be illuminated.

Reason: In the interest of public safety.

 

10  The hours of use for the dog exercising/training facility hereby approved shall be restricted to daylight hours between 08:30 and 19:30 Monday to Friday; 09:00 and 19:30 on Saturday; and 10am to 4pm on Sunday.

 

Reason: In the interest of residential amenity.

 

11  During training sessions, there shall be no more than 4no. dog owners in attendance with up to a maximum of 8no. dogs.

 

Reason: In the interest of residential amenity and highways safety.

 

12  The shite shall be secured by locked gate at all times outside of the specified hours of use.

Reason: In the interest of residential amenity.

 

13  No more than 5no. group training sessions shall take place on site per week and no training sessions shall take place on any bank holidays or public holidays. Training sessions shall be held within daylight hours on Monday – Friday restricted to hours between 08:30 to 19:30 during days when daylight hours exceed these times; 09:00 and 19:30 on Saturdays; and 10:00 and 16:00 on Sundays. Each training session shall last for no more than 2 hours.

Reason: In the interest of residential amenity.

 

14  Notwithstanding the provisions of Schedule 2, Part 2, Class A of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (or any order revoking or re-enacting that Order with or without modification), no gate, fence, wall or other means of enclosure shall be constructed within or on the boundary of the curtilage of the site other than the fence shown on approved plan MSP.1742/101F.

 

Reason: The Local Planning Authority considers that further development could cause detriment to the character of the area, and for this reason would wish to control any future development and in accordance with Policy DE1 of the adopted South Kesteven Local Plan.

 

15  There shall be a minimum of 30 minutes between the end of the training session and the start time of the next training session to allow sufficient time for participants to leave/arrive safely.

Reason: In the interests of highways safety and to ensure there is sufficient parking provision on site at all times.

 

16  Notwithstanding the provisions of Article 3 of The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (and any order revoking, re-enacting or modifying that Order), the premises shall only be used for dog exercise or dog training sessions, as expressly authorised by this permission, and for no other purpose at any time.

Reason: To ensure that the Local Planning Authority retains control over development normally permitted under The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 or any amending legislation.

 

17  No amplifying equipment shall be used on site at any time.

Reason: In the interest of residential amenity.

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