Decision details

Application Number 21/00443/FUL

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved



Retention of entrance gates, perimeter fencing, pathway and driveway retaining wall

Hill Top Farm Blake Road Stapleford NG9 7HP


The application was brought to the Committee at the request of Councillor D K Watts as the proposal was for minor development in the Green Belt.


An email outlining an objection to the development on the grounds that it prevented the movement of wildlife in to and out of wooded areas on the farm was considered by the Committee.


There were no public speakers on the application.


The Committee debated the development, with particular reference to design and appearance, as well as the impact of the fencing and gates on the openness and amenity of the Green Belt.  It was considered that there were no very special circumstances for the development and that it had been built, without permission, in an area with special protections.


          RESOLVED that planning permission be refused, with the precise wording of the refusal to be delegated to the Chair of Planning Committee in agreement with the Head of Planning and Economic Development.




The entrance gates and perimeter fencing, by virtue of their design, scale and location, are considered inappropriate development within the Green Belt and no Very Special Circumstances have been demonstrated, contrary to Policy 3 of the Broxtowe Aligned Core Strategy (2014), Policy 8 of the Broxtowe Part 2 Local Plan (2019) and Section 13 of the National Planning Policy Framework (2021).

Publication date: 06/10/2021

Date of decision: 01/09/2021

Decided at meeting: 01/09/2021 - Planning Committee

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