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 11th October 2018 (9.30am at The Parish Centre)
S.18/2025/HHOLD 88 Stonecote Ridge Bussage: Replace conservatory with single storey extension and convert existing garage into games room.
S.18/2046/TCA Willows High Street Chalford: Fell of Large Ash tree located close to bridge which over hangs neighbouring property. Ash reduction of 50% which also overhangs Willows High street.
S.18/2009/HHOLD: Milford House Burcombe Road Chalford Hill: Proposal Two storey rear extension
Applications considered by the Plans Assessment Committee still awaiting decision by SDC
S.18/1839/HHOLD Court House, France Lynch: : Erection of outbuilding to accommodate art studio
S.18/1738/HHOLD Mill Bank Marle Hill Chalford: Amend existing approved extension (Reference S.16/2828/HHOLD) to replace flat roof to rear of extension with a pitched roof
S.18/1736/FUL The Old Valley Inn Marley Lane: Conversion of existing building in to holiday let
S.18/1926/FUL Land At Avenis Farm France Lynch: Proposal Extension to existing barn.
S.18/1853/TCA 3 American Row Burcombe Road Chalford Hill: Fell and remove two  fir trees from front garden of property, adjacent to driveway.
S.18/1899/TCAOld Glebe House Bussage Hill: T1 Sycamore. Extensive squirrel damage & ivy. Has shed limbs into road in recent past. Fell. T2 sycamore. Extensive squirrel damage & ivy. Multiple heavily damaged branches overhanging road. Has shed numerous branches into road over past few years. Reduce height to 9m & prune laterals back to wall. T3 Lime. Very close to house. Reduce height by 5m to mitigate risk of failure in high winds & potential damage to property or persons. T5 Sycamore. Tall & slender form. Bark loss/damage to lower stem, & base buried under spoil, potentially leading to basal rot. Fell to mitigate future risk. T6 Sycamore. Tall & slender form. Bark loss/damage to lower stem, & base buried under spoil, potentially leading to basal rot. Fell to mitigate future risk.
S.18/1897/TCA Grey Gables The Ridge Bussage T1 Sycamore – Crooked, poor form & bark damage. Fell
T2 Partially collapsed, wind damaged tree. Fell remainder
T3 Sycamore. Large, multi stemmed. Poor basal union on rear stem& crown weighting biased towards house – remove rear stem & reduce height of remainder by 6m
T4 Cherry. Poor form & weighted with ivy. Remove ivy & reduce stem height to 5m
T5 Whitebeam. Heavy lean towards house & heavy ivy loading. Remove ivy & reduce stems to 4m
T6 Sycamore. Poor union at 2m, crown weighting biased towards house. Reduce crown to 8m height
S.18/1828/TCA Oakgates The Ridge Bussage: Yew overhanging from the neighbour’s property. Cut back all overhang to near the boundary.
S.18/1654/HHOLD 5 Jubilee Cottages, Brownshill In-fill single storey extension to rear
S.18/1722/HHOLD 27 Ferris Court View, Bussage Stroud Side Extension
S.18/1668/HHOLD Holly Bank, Commercial Road, Chalford Hill, Stroud. Change of use of former stable/Barn to studio and family recreational use
S.18/1726/TCA Treetops, Cowswell Lane, Bussage, stroud Trees in a conservation area. Crown thin the re growth of the 3 mature sycamore trees by 10%
S.18/1108/FUL Land adjacent to Sunny Home, Coppice Hill, Chalford, Stroud Full planning application. Demolition of existing single garage and construction of single storey dwelling.
S.18/1706/HHOLD 55 Down View, Chalford Hill, Stroud, Glos Householder Application, Erection of single storey rear and side extension to dwelling.
S.18/1819/HHOLD Stone Lea, Coppice Hill, Chalford Hill, Stroud Householder Application, front and rear extension.
S.18/1509/TPO Burcombe House, Midway To re pollard T1 lime as its height is excessive and very unstable in high winds