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Application No. 2016/1062- Gedling Country Park, Spring Lane, Gedling, Nottinghamshire.

Minutes:

Variation of Condition 2 (2016/0788): Erection of visitors centre for country park (sui generis) comprising cafe and wc building, associated landscaping and external works, new paths, foul and surface water drainage, site lighting, external air source heat pump condenser compound, and removal of trees. Creation of 36 space car parking and 2 space coach parking and turning, retention of existing 64 space car parks.

 

The Service Manager, Development Services, introduced the application.

 

RESOLVEDto GRANT PLANNING PERMISSION subject to the following conditions:        

Conditions

 

1.         The development must be begun not later than three years beginning with the date of 15th August 2016.

 

2.         The development hereby approved shall be completed strictly in accordance with the original plans received on 5th July 2016, document no's: Design and Access Statement (First Issue 05/07/2016); Arboricultural Assessment (July 2016); Ecological Appraisal (July 2016); Non-residential Mining Report (51001175308001); Transport Assessment (TPLE61348) and the plans, details and application forms received on 29th September 2016: Job Number 3100 - document no's: 10 (Site Location Plan) Rev E; 11 (Block Plan) Rev E; 12 (Proposed Site Plan) Rev F; 13 (Site Sections) Rev D; 14 (Proposed Plans) Rev F; 15 (Proposed Elevations) Rev E; 16 (Proposed Views) Rev C; 1016 002 (Sheet Layout); 1016 003 (Landscape Soft Works West); 1016 004 (Landscape Soft Works East); and 1016 005 (Landscape Soft Works South).

 

3.         The development hereby approved shall be completed strictly in accordance with the Landscape and Ecology Management Plan dated 19th September 2016 and drawing no's: 1016 002 (Sheet Layout); 1016 003 (Landscape Soft Works West); 1016 004 (Landscape Soft Works East); and 1016 005 (Landscape Soft Works South).

 

4.         The development hereby approved shall be completed strictly in accordance with the details contained within the External M&E Services Plan prepared by ABSN, dated 29th July 2016, drawing no: NT0205-AG-DR-ME-4001.

 

5.         The development hereby approved shall be completed strictly in accordance with the details contained within the Transport Statement prepared by Curtains: ref TPLE61348.

 

6.         Condition deleted/removed.

 

7.         In order to mitigate any potential ground gases the development should incorporate the installation of a gas / vapour protection membrane. The membrane should be installed by a suitably qualified person (i.e. NVQ level 2 Diploma in Sub-structure Work Occupations (Construction) - Installed of Gas Membranes, or equivalent), and the installation is inspected by a suitably qualified third party, before any floor finish is placed. A verification report should be submitted to the Council based on the Council's gas membrane proforma (available on request) including photographic evidence. The Verification Report should be submitted to the Borough Council for approval prior to the proposed building first being occupied.

 

8.         The development hereby approved shall be completed strictly in accordance with the drainage plans received in relation to application reference 2016/1028DOC dated July 2016 drawing no: SK401 Rev P1-1.

 

Reasons

 

1.         In order to comply with Section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

 

2.         For the avoidance of doubt.

 

3.         To ensure the provision of ecological enhancements to enhance biodiversity, in accordance with the aims of Section 11 of the National Planning Policy Framework and Policy 17 of the Aligned Core Strategy for Gedling Borough (September 2014).

 

4.         To ensure there is no adverse impacts on the local bat population as a result of the Visitor Centre in line with paragraph 118 of the National Planning Policy Framework (March 2012).

 

5.         In the interests of highway safety.

 

6.         Condition Removed.

 

7.         In order to safeguard against the potential risks from ground conditions in accordance with ENV3 of the Replacement Local Plan (Certain Policies Saved 2014).

 

8.         To ensure a satisfactory development in accordance with the aims of Policy ENV1 of the Gedling Borough Replacement Local Plan (Certain Policies Saved 2014).

 

Reasons for Decision

 

In the opinion of the Borough Council the proposed development is in accordance with the fundamental aims of National Planning Policy Framework, the Gedling Borough Replacement Local Plan (Certain Policies Saved 2008), and the Aligned Core Strategy.

 

Notes to Applicant

 

In assessing this application, officers have worked with the applicant in a positive and proactive manner consistent with the requirements of paragraphs 186-187 of the NPPF. This included seeking additional information in order to assess the application and its impacts.

 

The applicant is advised that all planning permissions granted on or after 16th October 2015  may be subject to the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). Full details of CIL are available on the Council's website. The proposed development has been assessed and it is the Council's view that CIL is not payable on the development hereby approved as the development type proposed is zero rated in this location.

 

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