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 13th December 2018
S.18/2493/HHOLD Bryn Cottage, Abnash, Chalford Proposed single storey extension
S.18/2540/HHOLD Brightside, Beech Lane, Brownshill Refurbishment and extension
S.18/2507/TCA Buckenham House, Abnash, Chalford Trees in a conservation area. Beech Tree – remove lowest branches all the way round to let some more light into garden, also cut back a few branches that are getting close to power lines in the garden.
Applications considered by the Plans Assessment Committee still awaiting decision by SDC
S.18/2271/HHOLD 25 Bluebell Rise, Bussage Alterations to roof and construction of a box dormer to the rear elevation
S.18/2403/TCA Woodview, Dark Lane, Chalford Trees in a conservation area. T1 – To fell Sycamore to ground level. T2 – To fell Copper Norway Maple to ground level. T3 – Reduction of Cherry tree in 2 metres in height.