Agenda item

24 Greencroft Close, Darlington, DL3 8HW


22/01025/FUL - Conversion of garage to form habitable rooms with first floor extension above with Juliet balcony to rear elevation, two rooflights to front roof slope and dormer extension to rear roof slope, erection of single story extension, dormer window and three roof lights to front elevation, two storey rear extension with Juliet balcony, conversion of attic into habitable space with dormer extension to rear roof slope and solar panels, decking to rear with glazed balustrade, changes to existing fenestration and associated works (description amended by plans received 22/12/2022 and 19/01/2023).


(In reaching its decision, the Committee took into consideration the Planning Officer’s report (previously circulated), the views of the Council’s Highways Engineer and Senior Arborist,  three letters of objection received, and the views of the Applicant’s Agent and one Objector, whom the Committee heard).


RESOLVED – That Planning Permission be granted subject to the following conditions:


1.           A3 Implementation Limit (Three Years). The development hereby permitted shall be commenced not later than the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.


REASON – To accord with the provisions of Section 91(1) of the Town and Country Planning Act, 1990.


2.           The development hereby permitted shall be constructed in accordance with the external materials/finishes as set out in the application, unless otherwise agreed, in writing, with the Local Planning Authority.


REASON - In the interests of maintaining the visual amenity of the development in accordance with the requirements of Policy DC1 of the Darlington Borough Local Plan 2016-2036.


3.           The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the approved plans, as detailed below:


Proposed Ground Floor Plan Drawing No. 3152/04 Rev B dated Dec 2022

Proposed Site Layout Plan Drawing No. 3152/04.1 Rev B dated Dec 2022

Proposed First Floor Plan Drawing No. 3152/05 Rev A dated Dec 2022

Proposed Second Floor Plan Drawing No. 3152/06 Rev A dated Dec 2022

Proposed Roof Plan Drawing No. 3152/06.1 Rev B dated Dec 2022

Proposed Elevations Drawing No. 3152/07 Rev C dated Dec 2022


REASON – To ensure the development is carried out in accordance with the planning permission.


4.           None of the following activities shall be carried out under the canopy spread of any trees or within a minimum of five metres of the trunks whichever is the greater, except with the consent in writing of the Local Planning Authority: -


(i)          the raising or lowering of levels in relation to the existing ground level.

(ii)         cutting of roots, digging of trenches, removal of soil.

(iii)        the construction of buildings, roads or the carrying out of other engineering   operations.

(iv)        the lighting of fires.

(v)         driving vehicles over the area below the spread of the branches of the tree; and

(vi)        the storing of materials or equipment.


REASON - In the interests of the visual amenities of the area and to safeguard the wellbeing of the tree(s) on the site.


5.           Prior to the commencement of the development, a site-specific Construction Management Plan shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The plan shall include the following, unless the Local Planning Authority dispenses with any requirement[s] specifically and in writing:


a.      Dust Assessment Report which assesses the dust emission magnitude, the sensitivity of the area, risk of impacts and details of the dust control measures to be put in place during the construction phase of the development. The Dust Assessment Report shall take account of the guidance contained within the Institute of Air Quality Management “Guidance on the assessment of dust from demolition and construction” February 2014.


b.      Methods for controlling noise and vibration during the demolition and construction phase and shall take account of the guidance contained within BS5228 “Code of Practice for noise and vibration control on construction and open sites”.


c.       Construction Traffic Routes, including parking areas.


d.      Details of contractor parking and compound, if necessary


e.      Pedestrian routes.


f.        Details of wheel washing, if necessary.


g.       Road maintenance, if necessary.


h.      Warning signage.


The development shall not be carried out otherwise in complete accordance with the approved Plan


REASON - In the interests of highway safety and the amenity of the surrounding area.



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