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.
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
Applications to be considered by the Plans Assessment Committee at their meeting on Thursday 28th October at 9.30am.
S.21/2328/TCA Woodland Cottage Marley Lane Chalford T1 – Large self seeded, twin-stemmed Sycamore – fell. T2 – Grp of Ash tree – fell 3 Ash trees. T3 – Grp of mixed Ash and Elm trees – remove.
S.21/2365/TCA Cavanbah Bussage Ash – Fell to ground level small twin stemmed leaning ash competing with mature larch. T2 – Yew – Selectively reduce crown over lawn by approx 1.5m radial spread and blend into top of crown, T3 & T4 Norway maples- Crown reduce (been previously topped) by approx 2.5m in height and 1.5m in radial spread T5 – Field maple – Crown reduce (been previously topped) by approx. 2m in total height and 1.5m in radial spread. T6 – Cherry – Crown reduce (been previously topped) by approx 2m in total height and 1m in radial spread. T7 – Ash – Re-reduce back to previous reduction points. T8 – Balsam poplar – Leaning over client’s garden but tree owned by neighbour. Fell to ground level.
S.21/2344/TCA St Annes, Brownshill T1- Cotoneaster Frigidus – crown reduction to point of previous pruning. T2 – Pinus Vadiata – fell & replace with a smaller conifer. T3 – Very large multi-stemmed Hazel -reduce height by 2 metres.
S.21/2408/TCA Apple Tree Cottage, Lynch Road, France Lynch 1 x Sycamore – Fell close to ground level and treat or remove the stump.
S.21/2403/TPO Frithwood Cottage, The Frith, Brownshill T1. Beech tree. Reduce south side of tree by 4-6 M. (Excessive shading) T2. Hazel tree. Reduce south side of tree by 2M. T3. Beech tree. Reduce west side of tree by 3-5 M. Excessive shading. T4. Beech tree. Reduce west side of tree by 3-5 M. Excessive shading. T5. Beech tree. Reduce west side of tree by 3-5 M. Excessive shading. T6. Young Ash tree 3-4 M tall. Ash die back. Fell. T7. Beech tree. Reduce west side of tree by 3-4 M. Excessive shading. T8. Beech tree. Reduce west side of tree by 3-4 M. Excessive shading. T9. Sycamore tree. Reduce west side of tree by 3-4 M. T10. Hawthorn tree. Reduce west side of tree by 3-4 M. T11. Sycamore tree. Reduce west side of tree by 3-4 M. T12. Beech tree. Reduce west side of tree by 5-6 M. Excessive shading. T13. Elm tree. Reduce west side of tree by 3-4 M. Excessive shading. T14. Young Ash tree. 3-4 M tall. Self set on fence line. Ash die back. Fell. T15. Young sycamore 3-4 M tall. self set on fence line. Fell
S.21/2373/FUL Hampton Colours Ltd Toadsmoor Mills, Toadsmoor Road Brimscombe Repair and upgrade of roof to original design with general refurbishment to current building safety standards. To be partly used as office space.
S.21/2433/TCA Oakgates, The Ridge Bussage Ivy clad Laburnum at the front – Fell to near ground level.