18 09/0259/FUL Retention of Hardcore Area for the storage of waste disposal skips as an extension to the existing skip hire business, Betchton Cottage Farm, Cappers Lane, Betchton for Mr Thomas Gardiner PDF 251 KB
To consider the above planning application.
Note: Councillor A Barratt (the Ward Councillor) attended the meeting and addressed the Committee on this matter.
The Committee considered a report regarding the above planning application.
RESOLVED – That, in accordance with agreed procedures, the application be REFERRED TO THE STRATEGIC PLANNING BOARD for determination, on the grounds that the Committee was minded to approve the application and that approval would be a significant departure from policy.
Members were minded to approve the application for the following reasons:
1. The existing business had been established for many years
2. It was very unlikely that the land would ever revert to agricultural or horticultural uses
3. The degree of harm on the visual amenity of the area was very limited.