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.
Planning Committee Guidelines
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 considered by the Plans Assessment Committee still awaiting decision by SDC
S.17/1966/HHOLD 1 The Row, Bussage Hill, Bussage: Remove existing porch and store areas & form proposed conservatory https://www.stroud.gov.uk/apps/planning?AppRef=S.17/1966/HHOL
S.17/2037/HHOLD 22 Bluebell Rise, Chalford Demolish existing conservatory. Erection of rear 2 storey extension
S.17/2063/TCA Ranbury Stones Randalls Green, Chalford Hill, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 8EF Cherry Tree to be felled to the ground.
S.17/2039/HHOLD The Post House High Street, Chalford, Replacement of damaged fence on boundary wall (retrospective).
S.17/2154/TCA 1 Yew Tree Cottage Bussage, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 8BB (2) Leyland Cypress by the cabin. Fell be sections to near ground level. (Leave at 3 feet high as directed on the day) (3) Macrocarpa. Fell by sections to near ground level.
S.17/2214/TCA The Old House Cowswell Lane, Bussage 1)Sycamore – remove the high dead limb, horizontal branches below and branches adjacent to the dead limb. (2)Cherry – fell to near ground level and treat stump to discourage regrowth. (3) Ash trees – crown raise to approximately 8.0m, complete branch removal, where practicable.
S.17/2217/TCA Three Beeches Bussage Hill, Bussage (1A) Ash tree Prune back the low branch to the boundary and also the arching tops. (1B)Ash Prune low material back to the boundary. Reduce back to small growth near base. (1C)Sycamore Crown raise over the boundary to approximately 6.0m and prune back the Ash tops growing through. (2) Ash stem over the Yew. Fell to near ground level.
S.17/2248/TCA Trout Hall, High Street, Chalford, 1. Walnut – tree is growing at an angle which is increasing so it potentially will fall over, also it is too big for where it is planted and blocks light from neighbouring property – want to fell it.
2. Alder – tree is very large and spreading: needs reshaping overall to
reduce size by approx 3 metres and reduce big secondary branches
3. Weeping willow – branches extending over neighbouring properties,
blocking light and potentially causing damage if branches break off.
Want to reduce height by 3 metres and remove large side branches so
tree will regenerate from main trunk.
S.17/2301/TCA 5 Meadow Cottages, High Street Willow – pollard to reduce height from 15M to 3-4M.
S.17/2153/HHOLD 22A Burcombe Way Chalford Hill Demolition of existing porch. Build enlarged entrance hall/extended living area
S.17/2216/TCA Wickham Cottage, London Road (1)Wellingtonia, remove the first 8 or 9 branches back to the trunk.
(2)Multi-stemmed Lime tree Reduce the high right hand side of the
crown by approximately 3.5m back in line with the rest of the crown
to the left and reducing all material below this point by a similar
amount to shape.
S.17/1913/HHOLD 2 Aston View, Chalford Hill Two storey rear extension
S.17/1966/HHOLD 1 The Row, Bussage Hill, Bussage: Remove existing porch and store areas & form proposed conservatory https://www.stroud.gov.uk/apps/planning?AppRef=S.17/1966/HHOLD