The Parish Council is consulted by the Local Planning Authority (Stroud District Council) on current planning applications in the Parish. In Chalford this is dealt with by a committee, the Plans Assessment Committee, which meets every 2 to 3 weeks to consider current planning applications. These meetings are advertised on Parish notice boards and members of the public are permitted to attend and speak on a planning matter if they wish. Please contact the Parish Clerk/Assistant Clerk for further advice on this.
The following guidelines are used by the Parish Council Plans Assessment Committee when considering their response to the Local Planning Authority as consultees for planning applications in the parish.
PLEASE NOTE: The whole of Chalford Parish is in the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has 6 Conservation Areas. Both of these designations restrict your “permitted development rights” (i.e. you will need to apply for planning permission for certain types of work which do not need an application in other areas). We strongly recommend you check with Stroud District Council planning department before planning or commencing any building work on your property. Tel. (01453) 754 442
Planning permission advice
If you wish to carry out work on trees on your property and you live in the Conservation Area you are required to notify SDC before commencing.
SDC advise on working on trees in a Conservation Area
Applications to be considered by the Plans Assessment Committee at their meeting on Thursday 28 June
S.18/1213/TPO Holte End, The Ridge Large Sycamore in the right corner of the rear garden. This tree stands approximately 16.0m tall with an average radial crown spread of about 9.0m. Reduce the height and spread to leave the tree approximately 12.0m tall with a radial crown spread of about 6.0m. Remove deadwood and stubs.
S.18/1212/TCA Minnow Cottage, High Street Ash, Prunus and Sycamore stems growing beside the parking area. These trees are all growing on top and out of the dry stone retaining
wall with the river at its base. They will almost certainly cause
damage to the wall as they get larger.
Applications considered by the Plans Assessment Committee still awaiting decision by SDC
S.18/1046/HHOLD Pear Tree Cottage, Rack Hill: Erection of a first floor extension over existing single storey section
S.18/1055/HHOLD Woodview, Dark Lane: Removal of existing roof, construction of new first floor extension and replacement garage
S.18/1098/TCA Lyndholme, Bussage: Large conifer- Dead, complete removal
S.18/0917/TCA Cotswold Lodge, Brownshill: (1) Large Lime in neighbour’s garden. Reduce the 2 large stems by up to 5.0m (to help increase light levels). (2) Goat Willow, Sycamore and Elder on back boundary growing over into your garden. Fell to near ground level, to improve light levels into your garden.
S.18/1183/HHOLD Nanton, Randalls Green, Chalford Hill
Proposed bungalow remodelling and roof extension with new garage area, existing vehicular access enlarged
S.18/1167/HHOLD 2 Aston View, Chalford Hill: Two storey rear extension
S.18/0918/HHOLD Barley Corn Cottage, Coppice Hill: Construction of a single storey garden room