Posted: Sun 26th Jun 2016

Stable Block Appeal Lost

This article is old - Published: Sunday, Jun 26th, 2016

A Planning Inspector has upheld a decision by Pembrokeshire County Council to refuse planning permission for the development of a stable block near Amroth. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The appeal by Mr Paul Turpin of Great Merrixton, Stepaside was dismissed by Inspector Melissa Hall because of “the effect of the proposed development on the character and appearance of the area.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Ms Hall also said that due to the topography of the land, the construction of the block, which would comprise a ground floor and lower ground floor, would require “a considerable amount of re-profiling to provide a level platform and the plateau would have a man-made appearance. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Consequently,” she added. “The development would fail to harmonise with, or be satisfactory concealed by, its surroundings.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Mr Turpin submitted a planning application in June 2015 to build a stable block to enable him to house animals and store feed as they were not provided with a winter house. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Ms Hall conceded that the development would not have a harmful effect on the living conditions of neighbours however, she did note Pembrokeshire County Council’s concern that the parcel of land is unrelated to adjacent residential properties and that there is ‘no justification for an essential need to locate the building such a distance from the appellant’s property.’ ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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