21/00753/FUL – Change of use of agricultural land to land to be used as community garden for post 16 yr school leavers with learning difficulties comprising of new vehicle access together with 1 no. day centre/barn with plant room, 3 no. polytunnels, raised walkways and decking, car parking, cycle storage, community and sensory gardens, animal areas with stable block and feed shed and other associated works (additional ecology information received 13 January 2022; amended Design and Access Statement; amended and additional plans received 16 March and 27 April 2022).
(In reaching its decision, the Committee took into consideration the Planning Officer’s report (previously circulated), a total of 72 letters of support received (it was noted that a number of these letters were from parents of young adults at the facility), a total of 15 letters of objection received (it was noted that a number of objections were submitted from the same e-mail address), the advice provided by the Council’s Transport Policy Officer, the views of the Architectural Liaison Officer from Durham Constabulary, and the views of the Applicant’s Agent and one Supporter, whom the Committee heard).
RESOLVED – That a decision be deferred to a future meeting of the Planning Applications Committee to allow a site visit to be undertaken by Members of the Committee.
REASON – To enable Members to obtain a better understanding of the site.