Chapman’s Farm Planning application refused
We have been informed that the planning application (P1673.18) to build 9 houses on the Green Belt site at Chapman’s Farm (stable yard), Hall Lane, has been REFUSED.
The applicant has the ability to appeal against the decision to the Planning Inspectorate. If this happens, we will highlight it through this website, social media and in The Bulletin.
The full reasons given for refusal are shown below –
1. The proposal by reason of its domestic appearance, rigid layout and form of the development would amount to a substantial suburban incursion into the Green Belt. The residential nature of the proposals including its associated curtilages, would create a formalised domestic layout with gardens to the side and rear and parking to the front. The roofline of the dwellings in Plots 1, 2 and 4 to 7 would have a series of dormer windows along its length on the front and rear roof elevations, the altered appearance and roof mass of the new dwellings, in addition to the formal layout, and urban fenestration pattern, would alter the inherent character of the site which is currently not residential and is more harmonious with the rural setting due to the simple form and material pallet. The proposals would introduce an urban layout and character which would significantly harm openness and the excessive amount and materiality of the hardstanding, with limited soft landscaping, would be materially harmful to the character and appearance of the Green Belt. The proposal is therefore contrary to Policy DC45 of the London Borough of Havering Local Development Framework Core Strategy and Development Control Policies Development Plan Document 2008, as well as the provisions of the National Planning Policy Framework 2019.
2. The dormer windows to the dwellings in Plots 1, 2 and 4 to 7 would, by reason of their excessive width, height and siting, combined with the suburban nature of the proposed development and the excessive amount and materiality of the hardstanding, with limited landscaping, would not reflect the more rural setting of the site and appear unduly dominant and visually intrusive in the streetscene harmful to the character and appearance of the surrounding area contrary to Policy DC61 of the LDF Core Strategy and Development Control Policies Development Plan Document.
3. The proposed development, by reason of the cumulative impact of its layout and access, including a pair of dropped kerbs to the south of the site access, the lack of pedestrian visibility splays and the siting of the fencing and landscaping would impede the vehicular and pedestrian entry and egress of the site harmful to highway and pedestrian safety contrary to Policies DC32 and DC34 of the Local Development Framework and the guidance contained in the National Planning Policy Framework.
4. Statement Required by Article 35 (2) of the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015: Consideration was given to seeking amendments, but given conflict with adopted planning policy, notification of intended refusal and the reason(s) for it was given to the JTS Partnership via email on 19th September 2019.