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Proposed Submission Local Plan: strategy and sites 2016

Proposed Submission Local Plan: strategy and sites 2016 - Part 2: Sites

A57: The Paddocks, Rose Lane, Ripley

POLICY A57: The Paddocks, Rose Lane, Ripley


The site is allocated for 4 Traveller pitches (sui generis)


  • The pitches will be private tenure
  • The site is removed from the Green Belt to ensure delivery. However, this remains a sensitive site surrounded by Green Belt, and adjacent to the Ripley Conservation area. For these reasons:
    • Occupancy of these pitches is restricted to the family named in appeal decision (APP/Y3615/A/14/2228519) and to meet any needs arising from that family. A planning condition to this effect will be imposed on any permission
    • Any application to remove the personal condition identified above or for occupation of the site by individuals other than the family referred to in that condition will be carefully considered in light of the occupant's/proposed occupant's personal circumstances and their identified need for pitches. It will be necessary to consider whether the harm to surrounding Green Belt and impact on adjoining Conservation area and character of the area is outweighed by the benefits
    • Any application for agricultural buildings on site must be considered in terms of potential harm to surrounding Green Belt and impact on the Conservation area and should not be disproportionately high in comparison to the mobile homes and caravans
  • Ancillary buildings must be proportionate in size to the mobile homes and caravans and should be no more than one storey in height
  • Bricks and mortar housing, or any buildings capable of being converted to bricks and mortar housing, are not appropriate and will be resisted on this site
  • Any applications on this site will require sensitive design, siting and form of development, given the location outside of the village
  • The Council will seek to maintain defensible site boundaries sensitive to the countryside setting, whilst not enclosing the site with hard landscaping, high walls or fences, to an extent that suggests deliberate isolation from the community


  • Traveller sites can often be visually hard landscaped environments, and any attempts to provide soft landscaping would be beneficial



Outside of a village





Area (size)

0.28 ha

Existing use

Temporary Traveller accommodation (1 pitch)

(sui generis)

LAA reference

Site 2125

Key considerations

  • Landscaping
  • Boundary treatment
  • Adjacent to Ripley Conservation area

A57 The Paddocks, Rose Lane, Ripley

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