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 considered by the Plans Assessment Committee still awaiting decision by SDC
S.18/1445/HHOLD Hyde View, Brownshill Erection of an annexe
S.18/1462/HHOLD Upland Villa, Burcombe Road Erection of a garage with workroom above. Removal of existing garage and reduce garden level.
S.8/1487/TCA Marle Hill Cottage, Queens Square, Chalford Hill Silver Birch tree to dismantle to near ground level due to dying off. Lots of small limbs snapping off and worried about the two cottages underneath. It has been in poor health (very little to no foliage on the tree) for roughly 4 years the customer told me. Will advice to replant another tree. 6.8.18
S.18/1160/TCA Limetrees, Randalls Green cherry trees- crown reduce by 4 metres
S.18/1509/TPO Burcombe House, Midway To re pollard T1 lime as its height is excessive and very unstable in high winds
S.18/1426/HHOLD Orchard Cottage, Lynch Road Works to central pitched roof
S.18/1653/TCA 2 The Chestnuts, Cowswell Lane, Bussage Cupressus (T1) – Fell as blocking view and affecting boundary wall. Norway Maple (T2) – reduce crown height by 3m & lateral spread by 2m each side to give final height of approx. 8m & max crown width of9m
S.18/1683/TCA York Cottage, Upper Lynch Road T12 Sycamore- Crown reduce by 5m to previous pruning points to
give height of 12m. Reduce lateral spread by 5m Max (2.5m each side) T13 Sycamore- Reduce to ground level
S.18/1349/HHOLD 4 The Weavers, Dr Middletons Road, Chalford Hill Two storey side extension
S.18/1393/TCA The Retreat, Brownshill Fell Lime tree
S.18/1386/TCA The Old House, Cowswell Lane, Bussage 311- Holly – Fell 312- Birch – Fell 323- Ash – Fell 326- Sycamore –
Fell 327-Sycamore- Fell 328- Cherry- Fell 329- Cherry- Fell. 330- Ash- Fell Tree removed under previous notification. 313-322 – Lime -Crown Raise to 7 metres from ground level, remove epicormic growth form trunk, deadwood and damaged branches fromthroughout crowns. Trees 316 and 318- Lime- Reduce lateral extentof long horizontal branches on north side by three metres back to a suitable growing point that maintains a flowing branch line and character of the trees.