Rugby Borough Council Council Online Planning - Decision Notice Summary

Planning Application Number: R17/1042
Site Address: 18 BLAKE CLOSE BILTON RUGBY WARWICKSHIRE CV22 7LJ
Description: Conversion of front garage into a bedroom and erection of a single storey front extension
Officer Recommendation: Recommendation for approval
Officer Recommendation Date: 10 January 2018
Decision Date: 10 January 2018
Decision Type: Approved
Temporary Expiry Date:
Decision Level/Committee: Delegated
Conditions / Reason for Refusal: CONDITION 1: The development to which this permission relates must not be begun later than the expiration of three years from the date of this permission. REASON: To comply with Section 91 of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by Section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act, 2004.

CONDITION 2: Unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority the development shall be carried out in accordance with the plans and documents detailed below: 1. Application Form 2. Site Location Plan Received by the Local Planning Authority on 13/12/17 3. Drawing 397:1: Rev B (Existing and Proposed Plan) Received by the Local Planning Authority on 14/12/17 REASON: For the avoidance of doubt and to ensure that the details of the development are acceptable to the Local Planning Authority.

CONDITION 3: The facing materials to be used on the external walls and roof shall as specified on the application form, received by the Local Planning Authority on 13/12/17 and on plan 397:1:Rev B received by the Local Planning Authority on 14/12/17. REASON: To ensure a satisfactory external appearance and for the avoidance of doubt.

STATEMENT OF POSITIVE ENGAGEMENT: In dealing with this application Rugby Borough Council has actively sought to work with the applicant in a positive and proactive manner, in accordance with paragraphs 186 and 187 of the NPPF.

INFORMATIVE 1: In order to reduce the likelihood of local residents being subjected to adverse levels of noise annoyance during construction, work on site should not occur outside the following hours: - Monday - Friday - 7.30 a.m. - 18.00 p.m., Saturday - 8.30 a.m. - 13.00 p.m. No work on Sundays & Bank Holidays.

INFORMATIVE 2: Buildings of all ages and trees with suitable features (i.e. rot-holes, cracks, fissures) are frequently used by roosting bats. Bats and their ‘roost’ sites are fully protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended) and the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017 (as amended), making them a European Protected Species. It is a criminal offence to recklessly disturb or destroy a known or suspected bat ‘roost’, even if the roost is only occasionally used. Where a bat ‘roost’ is present a license may be necessary to carry out any works. Further information about species licensing and legislation can be obtained from the Species Licensing Service on 02080 261089. If evidence of bats is found during works, work should stop immediately and the National Bat Helpline must be contacted on 0345 1300 228 for advice on the best way to proceed.

INFORMATIVE 3: Work should avoid disturbance to nesting birds. Birds can nest in many places including buildings, trees, shrubs dense ivy, and bramble/rose scrub. Nesting birds are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended). The main nesting season, lasts approximately from March to September, so work should ideally take place outside these dates if at all possible. N.B birds can nest at any time, and the site should ideally be checked for their presence immediately before work starts, especially if during the breeding season.

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