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6.4.2021 Planning News

Planning Application – 3 Bretforton Road

Application to build 100 dwellings at the rear of No. 3 Bretforton Road, Badsey.

Thank you to residents who have already commented on planning application 21/00557/OUT Land Rear Of No 3, Bretforton Road, Badsey Residential development of up to 100 no. dwellings with associated access roads and car parking, public open space, landscaping, drainage and other associated infrastructure, following demolition of no.1 Bretforton Road.

After a meeting of the Parish Council Planning Sub-Committee the PC has decided to object to this application for the reasons below.

If you would like to know more about this application follow the link below this post.

There is currently a consultation on this application. If you would like to make your voice heard (for or against) you should follow the link below and click on the ‘Make comments on this application’ button on the top of the page.

Please note that the link is the ONLY route to comment. Views MUST be expressed to Wychavon District Council planning department (not to Badsey and Aldington Parish Council).

All comments need to be made before the 15th of April 2021.

The comments from the Parish Council are treated as a single comment with no additional weight in the process than any other resident. The Parish Council has NO planning powers in this matter.

While similar to previous applications that residents may have commented upon this is a new application so no previous comments will be taken into account. This means residents have to make a fresh comment on this application.

The PC would suggest comments should be specific and as objective and reasoned as possible. A simple “we don’t want more houses” or “what a great idea” does not really move the position forward even if that is your view.

Badsey PC objects because:

  1. The site is outside the area designated for development in the South Worcestershire Development Plan, in an area classified as open countryside.
  2. This application appears identical to 20/00724 by the same applicant which was refused. An earlier application for 60 homes on the same site in 2017 was refused and the appeal dismissed. The reasons for refusal in both cases remain valid.
  3. The argument put forward by the developer that the local authority does not have the required 5-year housing land supply is refuted by the local authority. Even if Wychavon did need more supply, this is not the place for it, as is evident from point 1, and it could be achieved via smaller more scattered developments.
  4. The development of 100 homes on the site would result in an unacceptable density of housing.
  5. Granting of this application would set a precedent. No open area of land around the village whether in the SWDP or not would be safe from development. It would make a mockery of the SWDP.
  6. There were over 80 objections to the 2020 application from local residents indicating widespread opposition.
  7. The proposal for a new estate of 100 homes would represent a disproportionately large increase to the village and consequent pressure of local services and infrastructure. The village has absorbed many new smaller developments in recent years. We have had our share and don’t want any more.
  8. The vast majority of residents of the proposed new development would use cars. It is not realistic to imagine they would use the sparse local bus services in any significant way. This would mean approximately 200 extra vehicles being driven on to the B4035. This road is already subject to regular complaints from residents regarding speeding, noise and vibration. A new junction would exacerbate congestion on the road. It is most likely that the majority of those vehicles would need to turn right onto the busy B4035 in the mornings in order to access the A46 to reach places of work, which will almost certainly not be local.
  9. It is foreseeable that parents on the new estate would not want their children crossing the B4035. It would be dangerous for them to attempt this. No doubt they would then drive them to the primary school exacerbating parking and visibility issues around School Lane.
  10. We are concerned about the pressure such a large development would place on the sewage system.

25.3.2021 Planning News
Of interest to all residents  is another application for a residential development of up to 100no. dwellings with associated access roads and car parking, public open space, landscaping, drainage and other associated infrastructure, following demolition of no.1 Bretforton Road.  (21/00557/OUT).  Please note that this is a NEW application and comments made about earlier applications for similar development of this site will NOT apply to this application; you must comment, for or against, if you wish your voice to be heard.

 There is a link via our main menu under “Planning – Latest” to this  application on the Wychavon website, or click below:

24.3.2021 Planning News
Of interest to residents especially of Badsey Fields Lane is an application to vary a condition  of the planning consent at  Campagna And Son Farm, Badsey Fields Lane, Badsey, Evesham, WR11 7EX  (21/00443/FUL).

 There is a link via our main menu under “Planning – Latest” to this  application on the Wychavon website, or click below:

24.3.2021 Planning News
Of interest to residents especially of Badsey Fields Lane is an application to vary a condition  of the planning consent at 10 Badsey Fields Lane (21/00542/FUL) with respect to parking.

 There is a link via our main menu under “Planning – Latest” to this  application on the Wychavon website, or click below:

23.3.2021 Planning News
Of interest to residents especially of Blackminster is an application from Juliff Homes for land at rear of Ivanhoe, Blackminster, Badsey (OS 0734 4485): for permission in principle for 8 affordable homes.

 There is a link via our main menu under “Planning – Latest” to this  application on the Wychavon website, or click below:

22.3.2021 Planning News
Of interest to residents especially of Badsey is application at 113 Bretforton Road, Badsey, Evesham, WR11 7XQ: Single storey extension to side and rear.

 There is a link via our main menu under “Planning – Latest” to this  application on the Wychavon website, or click below:

18.3.2021 Report from Councillor Alistair Adams
The latest report from Alistair Adams, our County Councillor , can be found via “Documents -County Councillor Latest” or by clicking the button. below.

18.3.2021 Minutes of Meeting
The minutes of the Parish Council meeting on 17th March are now published and can be found on the usual notice boards and via the main menu above under “Meetings – 2021 ”  or by clicking the button below.

18.3.2021 Planning News
Of interest to residents especially of Badsey is application at 24 Sands Lane, Badsey, Evesham, WR11 7EZ: Extension to garage to provide a workshop space and reroof of the entire building with pitched roof.

 There is a link via our main menu under “Planning – Latest” to this  application on the Wychavon website, or click below:

18.3.2021 Planning News
Of interest to residents especially of Aldington is application at Sherwood Farm, Village Street, Aldington, Evesham, WR11 7YE: Formation of a manège.

 There is a link via our main menu under “Planning – Latest” to this  application on the Wychavon website, or click below:

10.3.2021 Agenda
The agenda for the Parish Council meeting on 17th March is now published and can be found on the usual notice boards and via the main menu above under “Meetings – 2021”, or by clicking the button below.  The meeting is via “Zoom” and members of the public wishing to attend or speak at Public Forum please contact the Parish Clerk prior to the meeting up to midday on Friday 12th March 2021.

15.2.2021Should you need to contact the Parish Council

Contact the Clerk, Mrs Andrea Evans:

By email:             badseypc@yahoo.co.uk

By the web site: badseypc.uk/contact

By mail:               Ty Gwyn, Church Street, Offenham, WR11 8RW

By telephone:    07591 533557   during office hours Mon – Thur 9.30 am until 3 pm ONLY.

Please note that the landline is no longer available.

15.2.2021 Planning News
Of interest to residents is an application at The Grange, Main Street, Bretforton, Evesham, WR11: Minor alterations to the interior layout of spaces and to the external elevations as approved by application 19/01315/LB. Undertake essential repairs to existing elements of structure and reinstate defective elements of the historic building fabric. Replace conservatory with open veranda.

 There is a link via our main menu under “Planning – Latest” to this  application on the Wychavon website, or click below:

15.2.2021 Planning News
Of interest to residents is an application at Misson Recycling, Offenham Road, Evesham, WR11 8DX:

Change of use to Motor Vehicle Workshop and MOT Testing Centre with associated offices and parking areas.

 There is a link via our main menu under “Planning – Latest” to this  application on the Wychavon website, or click below:

11.2.2021 Minutes of Meeting
The minutes of the Parish Council meeting on 10th February are now published and can be found on the usual notice boards and via the main menu above under “Meetings – 2021 – February – Minutes”  or by clicking the button below.

10.2.2021 Report from Councillor Alistair Adams
The latest report from Alistair Adams, our County Councillor , can be found via “Documents -County Councillor Latest” or by clicking the button. below.

9.2.2021 UPDATE
Of interest to residents, particularly of Bowers Hill, is further information received by the Council today concerning the APPEAL against the Decision of Cotswold District Council with regard to the planning application at Condicup Stables, Badsey Lane, Willersey, Gloucestershire for the siting of 2 static caravans (Retrospective).  Details can be found via our main menu under “Planning – Latest”.  

3.2.2021 Agenda
The agenda for the Parish Council meeting on 10th February is now published and can be found on the usual notice boards and via the main menu above under “Meetings – 2021 – February – Agenda”, or by clicking the button below.  The meeting is via “Zoom” and members of the public wishing to attend or speak at Public Forum please contact the Parish Clerk prior to the meeting up to midday on Friday 5th February 2021.

21.1.2021 Minutes
The minutes of the Parish Council meeting on 20th January are now published and can be found on the usual notice boards and via the main menu above under “Meetings – 2021 – January – Minutes”  or by clicking the button below.

13.1.2021 Agenda
The agenda for the Parish Council meeting on 20th January is now published and can be found on the usual notice boards and via the main menu above under “Meetings – 2021 – January – Agenda”.  The meeting is via “Zoom” and members of the public wishing to attend or speak at Public Forum please contact the Parish Clerk prior to the meeting up to midday on Friday 15th January 2021.

17.12.2020 Minutes
The minutes of the Parish Council meeting on 16th December are now published and can be found on the usual notice boards and via the main menu above under “Meetings – 2020 – December – Minutes”. 

13.12.2020 Latest Newsletter
The latest Badsey & Aldington Parish Council Newsletter is published on the website.  Under current Covid restrictions it was not possible to hand-deliver paper copies to all households, but a limited number of paper copies will be available in the Spar shop.  These are intended for those who are unable to access the web page.  Please do not take a paper copy if you are able to access the website.  Direct link: 

9.12.2020 Agenda
The agenda for the Parish Council meeting on 16th December is now published and can be found on the usual notice boards and via the main menu above under “Meetings – 2020 – December – Agenda”.  The meeting is via “Zoom” and members of the public wishing to attend please contact the Parish Clerk prior to the meeting up to midday on Friday 11th December 2020.

26.11.2020 Planning News
Of interest to residents, particularly of Bowers Hill, is an APPEAL against the Decision of Cotswold District Council with regard to the planning application at Condicup Stables, Badsey Lane, Willersey, Gloucestershire for the siting of 2 static caravans (Retrospective).  Details can be found via our main menu under “Planning – Latest”.  (Please note that the link is to Cotswold District Council’s site.)