Agenda item

NED/22/00423/FL - RIDGEWAY

Construction of single storey side extension and single storey rear extension to outbuilding (Conservation Area) (Amended Plan) at 1 Sloade Lane, Ridgeway

(Planning Manager – Development Management)



The report to Committee explained that an Application had been submitted for the construction of a single storey side extension and a single storey rear extension, to an Outbuilding at 1 Sloade Lane, Ridgeway. The location for the Application was in a Conservation Area and it involved an Amended Plan.


The Application had been submitted by the partner of a North East Derbyshire District Councillor. As required by the Council’s Constitution it had been referred to Planning Committee for determination.

Planning Committee was recommended to approve the Application, subject to conditions. The report to Committee explained the reasons for this.


Officers made clear that existing, poorly designed buildings, would be removed if the Application was approved, which would benefit the site as a whole. In their place, the new extensions would help ensure the productive use and long term maintenance of the distinctive and historic main building. Finally, the changes would also allow the building to meet the needs of the occupier, who had only limited mobility, and their carer.


Members were informed that no one had registered to speak on the Application.


Committee considered the Application. It took into account the Principle of Development and the location of the site outside of any established Settlement Development Limits in an area designated as part of the Green Belt and within the Moss Valley Conservation Area. Committee considered the relevant Local Plan Policies requiring that developments within the Green Belt should not be detrimental to the visual amenities of the Green Belt or conspicuous by virtue of their siting, design or materials of construction.


Committee took into account the relevant Local Plan Policies. These included Local Plan Policy LC5, requiring that new extensions be in keeping with the property and street scene and create good design which was well-related to its site and surroundings in terms of their style. It also considered Local Plan Policy SDC12, requiring that new development protect the amenity of existing occupiers and creates a good quality of amenity for future occupiers.


Members discussed the Application. They reflected on how the extensions would help meet the needs of the occupant with only limited mobility. They considered the impact on the main building of the Application and how the removal of the existing poorly designed outbuildings would help improve its setting. Members also reflected on what impact the proposed development might have in terms of ensuring the long term use and maintenance of the main building.


At the conclusion of the discussion Councillor D Hancock and W Armitage moved and seconded a motion to approve the Application. The motion was put to the vote and was agreed.






(1)  That the Application be conditionally approved in accordance with officer recommendations;


(2)  That the final wording and content of the conditions delegated to the Planning Manager (Development Management)




1            The development hereby permitted shall be started within three years from the date of this permission.


2         The development hereby approved shall be carried out in accordance with the amended plans referenced

Site location Plan   PL01C Dated 22/07/2022
Proposed Elevations PL05A Dated 23/07/2022
Proposed Floor Plans PL04B Dated 25/07/2022

unless otherwise specifically agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority or otherwise required by any other condition in this decision notice.


3             The extension hereby permitted shall not be occupied at any time other than for purposes ancillary to the residential use of the dwelling known as St Crossand shall not be severed from the main house as a separate dwelling.


4             Before development starts, precise specifications (including the manufacturer, range and colour details where applicable) or samples of the walling and roofing materials to be used, shall be made available on site for inspection, and subsequent written approval, by the Local Planning Authority . The development shall then be carried out in accordance with the approved details.

5             Before works start on the extensions the pig pen and prefabricated garage to the rear of the building shall be demolished.   

6             Notwithstanding the provisions of Article 3(1) of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995, (or any Order revoking and re-enacting that Order) no curtilage buildings (Part 1 Class E) shall be erected without first obtaining planning permission.

7             All the existing slate shall be set aside for re-use. Any shortfall shall be made up of natural slates to exactly match the existing in shape, size, colour and texture. All fixings shall be corrosion resistant. Before re-roofing starts, samples of any additional slates and fixings required shall be made available for inspection on site, and subsequent written approval, by the Local Planning Authority. The approved slates and fixings shall then be used to roof the approved building/structure. The roof shall be retained as such thereafter.


8             Before any above ground works commence, details of the proposed Conservation rooflights shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The rooflights shall then be installed as approved and retained as such thereafter.


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