Planning Applications

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.
PAC 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

We are pleased to say that Stroud District Council supported our Design Statement and it is now a Supplementary Planning Document. A copy can be found here


Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) allows local authorities in England and Wales to raise funds from developers undertaking new building projects in their area. The money can be used to fund a wide range of infrastructure that is needed as a result of development. SDC adopted CIL in February 2017 and it was implemented on the 01st April 2017.

Please click the link to see what Chalford Parish Council received in 18/19.

SDC CIL Reporting form (2)

For more information on the Community Infrastructure Levy please visit www.stroud.gov.uk/cil

Applications to be considered by the Plans Assessment Committee at their meeting via Zoom on 16th July 2020.

S.201133/FUL Bussage House, Bussage Conversion of former children’s nursery and flat to 4 apartments.

S.20/1150/ADV Land on The Southwest Side Of Middle Hill 7No. freestanding signage and 6No. flags on free standing vertical flag poles

S.20/1206/HHOLD 26 Aston View, Chalford Hill Extension and construction of porch – revised

S.20/1217/TCA Old Quarry Cottage, Burcombe Road Trees in a conservation area – Larch (T1) – Cut lower branches to raise crown Lime (T2) – Cut lower branches to raise crown off driveway Unknown (G1) – Remove 4m of growth Various (G2) – Lower by 3m Lilac (T3) Lower by 3m Conifer (T4) Remove tree from stone wall Ash (G3) – Pollard 5m back to original growth points

S.20/1228/TCA Cliff House, Silver Street Trees in a conservation area. Whitebeam (T1) reduce height by 4m to previous pruning points to restore view for house on bank behind the tree. Final tree height approx. 8m.

S.20/1227/TCA The Old House, Cowswell Lane Trees in a conservation area- Sycamore (T1) – fell to bole.

S.20/1274/HHOLD 25 Lypiatt View, Bussage Conversion of bungalow into two storey dwelling

S.20/1168/TCA The Grange, Cowswell Lane Trees in a conservation area – Elm (T1) fell.

S.20/1102/LBC Vine Farm House, St Marys Way, Brownshill Courtyard access alterations and re-surfacing courtyard

S.20/1101/HHOLD Vine Farm House, St Marys Way, Brownshill Courtyard access alterations and re-surfacing courtyard

S.20/1327/HHOLD 7 Farmcote Close, Bussage Proposed garage and loft conversion

S.20/1145/TCA Mole Cottage, Marle Hill Trees in a conservation area – Goat Willow (T1) pollard to terminate at 2 metres; Hazel and 2 no. Sycamore (G2) remove and treat stumps to prevent regrowth; plant fruit trees (species tbc) to mitigate loss of G2.

S.20/1342/TCA 1 The Row, Bussage, Trees in a conservation area. Self seeded sycamore, fell/complete removal by arborist