This application was subject to public speaking.
DECISION: GRANT (FULL PLANNING)
1. The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.
Reason: In accordance with section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended by section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004).
2. The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved drawings and documents:
Location and Block Plan, 1453AH SL 001 dated May 2019
Proposed First Floor Plan, 1453AH E 005 dated May 2019
Proposed Floor Plan, 1453AH P 004 dated May 2019
Reason: For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning, as advised in Planning Practice Guidance Paragraph: 022 Reference ID: 21a-022-20140306.
3. The premises shall be used for a doctors’ surgery (D1) and a café (A3) only and for no other purpose (including any other purpose in Class (D1 and A3) of the Schedule to the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (as amended, or in any provision equivalent to that Class in any statutory instrument revoking and re-enacting that Order with or without modification).
Reason: To ensure the site remains as a community facility in accordance with Policies CO1, CO2 and RA1 of the Rother Local Plan Core Strategy.
4. The development shall not be brought into use until details of the proposed disabled accessibility to the building have been first submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.
Reason: To ensure an appropriate means of access for disabled users in accordance with Policies OSS4 (i) of the Rother Local Plan Core Strategy.
5. The development shall not be brought into use until the parking areas and disabled parking spaces have been provided in accordance with details which have been first submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority and the area[s] shall thereafter be retained for that use and shall not be used other than for the parking and turning of motor vehicles.
Reason: To provide on-site parking and turning areas to ensure that the proposed development does not prejudice the free flow of traffic or conditions of general safety along the highway in accordance with Policies CO6 and TR4 of the Rother Local Plan Core Strategy.
6. The development shall not be brought into use until the cycle parking area has been provided in accordance with details which have been first submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority and the area[s] shall thereafter be retained for that use and shall not be used other than for the parking of cycles.
Reason: In order that the development site is accessible by non-car modes and to meet the objectives of sustainable development in accordance with Policies OSS4 (ii) & TR3 of the Rother Local Plan Core Strategy.
7. The development hereby permitted shall only be carried out in accordance with the approved Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) submitted with this application and the mitigation measures detailed within the FRA.
Reason: To reduce the risk of flooding to the proposed development and future occupants in accordance with Policy EN7 (ii) of the Rother Local Plan Core Strategy.
8. The premises shall not be open to customers, patients or any other persons and no employee including a proprietor shall carry out any activity, and/or sales or serving of any persons on the premises outside the hours of 07:30 - 18:00 on any day.
Reason: To protect the residential amenities of the locality, in accordance with Policy OSS4 (ii) and (iv) of the Rother Local Plan Core Strategy.
1. As the site is located within a flood zone, it will be necessary to make sure that the users are fully aware of the flood risk and flood warning and evacuation during an extreme event.
NATIONAL PLANNING POLICY FRAMEWORK: In accordance with the requirements of the Framework (paragraph 38) and with the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015, the Local Planning Authority has acted positively and proactively in determining this application by assessing the proposal against all material considerations, including planning policies and any representations that have been received and subsequently determining to grant planning permission in accordance with the presumption in favour of sustainable development, as set out within the National Planning Policy Framework.