Planning application at Frilsham Lime Quarry

Frilsham Parish Council

A  major planning application has been submitted for Frilsham Lime Quarry.  This is for 'a proposed new house of exceptional quality and design, landscape enhancements and associated works.'

The application seeks an exemption to usual policy on residential development in the countryside under the provisions of paragraph 55 of the National Planning Policy Framework which is set out below:

55. To promote sustainable development in rural areas, housing should be located where it will enhance or maintain the vitality of rural communities. For example, where there are groups of smaller settlements, development in one village may support services in a village nearby. Local planning authorities should avoid new isolated homes in the countryside unless there are special circumstances such as:

  • the essential need for a rural worker to live permanently at or near their place of work in the countryside
  • where such development would represent the optimal viable use of a heritage asset or would be appropriate enabling development to secure the future of heritage assets
  • where the development would re-use redundant or disused buildings and lead to an enhancement to the immediate setting
  • the exceptional quality or innovative nature of the design of the dwelling

Such a design should:

  • be truly outstanding or innovative, helping to raise standards of design more generally in rural areas
  • reflect the highest standards in architecture
  • significantly enhance its immediate setting
  • be sensitive to the defining characteristics of the local area”

As shown separately, Frilsham Parish Council will be considering this application at a meeting at 7.30 on Wednesday 7th April in the Clubroom.  Parishioners are also able to make comments on the application


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