Agenda item

(i) Importation of inert material for use in restoration of the site and ii) To continue the development of limestone quarry extension permitted by 18/02008/CM (MW.0027/18) without complying with condition 1, condition 2, condition 8 and condition 26 in order to amend the approved restoration scheme, extend the date for restoration and allow the importation of inert material at Castle Barn Quarry, Fairgreen Farm, Sarsden, Oxfordshire - Application nos: MW.0057/21 and MW.0058/21

Report by the Assistant Director Strategic Infrastructure and Planning (PN7).

 

The report sets out the two proposed developments for which planning permission has been applied under application nos. MW.0057/21 and MW.0058/21. Having considered the report against the development plan and other material considerations including consultation responses and representations received it is recommended the two applications are refused.

 

It is RECOMMENDED that planning permission for application MW.0057/21 be refused for the following reasons:

 

i)          The development is Major Development in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for which exceptional circumstances do not exist and for which it has not beendemonstrated that the development is in the public interest. Therefore, the development is contrary to paragraph 177 of the National Planning Policy Framework, policy C8 of the Oxfordshire Minerals and Waste Local Plan: Part 1 Core Strategy, policies EH1 & EH2 of the West Oxfordshire Local Plan and policies CE1, CE4, CE10, CE11, CE12 & CE13 of the Cotswolds AONB Management Plan 2018.

 

ii)        The development is not necessary in order to achieve the satisfactory restoration and afteruse of the existing quarry in a timely manner contrary to Oxfordshire Minerals and Waste Local Plan: Part 1 Core Strategy policies W6 and M10.

 

iii)       The development would not minimise carbon emissions nor make effective use of natural resources contrary to policy C2 of the Oxfordshire Minerals and Waste Local Plan: Part 1 Core Strategy and policy OS3 of the West Oxfordshire Local Plan.

 

It is RECOMMENDED that planning permission for application MW.0058/21 be refused for the following reasons:

 

i)          In combination with the importation of inert material proposed in application no. MW.0057/21 which the proposed variations to the existing planning permission18/02008/CM (MW.0027/18)would facilitate, the development is Major Development in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for which exceptional circumstances do not exist and for which it has not beendemonstrated that the development is in the public interest. Therefore the development is contrary to paragraph 177 of the National Planning Policy Framework, policy C8 of the Oxfordshire Minerals and Waste Local Plan: Part 1 Core Strategy, policies EH1 & EH2 of the West Oxfordshire Local Plan and policies CE1, CE4, CE10, CE11, CE12 & CE13 of the Cotswolds AONB Management Plan 2018.

 

ii)        In combination with the importation of inert material proposed in application no. MW.0057/21 which the proposed variations to the existing planning permission18/02008/CM (MW.0027/18) would facilitate, the development is not necessary in order to achieve the satisfactory restoration and afteruse of the existing quarry in a timely manner contrary to Oxfordshire Minerals and Waste Local Plan: Part 1 Core Strategy policies W6 and M10.

 

iii)       In combination with the importation of inert material proposed in application no. MW.0057/21 which the proposed variations to the existing planning permission18/02008/CM (MW.0027/18) would facilitate, the development would not minimise carbon emissions nor make effective use of natural resources contrary to policy C2 of the Oxfordshire Minerals and Waste Local Plan: Part 1 Core Strategy and policy OS3 of the West Oxfordshire Local Plan.

 

 

Decision:

Deferred for further report (possibly January 2022)

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