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 20th Junel 2019
S.19/1138/TCA Court House, France Lynch – Trees in a Conservation Area
S.19/1121/TCA 2 Anchorhouse Terrace, High Street – Trees in a Conservation Area
S.19/0515/HHOLD Highcroft, London Road, Chalford – Erection of a garden room/studio to side of dwelling
S.19/1233/HHOLD Westover, The Avenue, Bussage – Proposed rear extension & raised decking
S.19/1234/TCA St Michaels Garth, The ridge, Bussage – Trees in a Conservation area – Remove Yew Tree growing through wires, increasing the risk of damage to wires during a storm. Tree will be replaced by a continuation of the Bay hedge which currently grows adjacent to the tree. Further trees will be planted over the next 2-3 years (most likely to be fruit trees)