Parish Council objects to Orston Lane Planning application
Mik Elliott 20th December 2017

The Parish Council has objected to the Planning Application for three houses on Orston Lane. The text of the objection is below.
Planning application  17/02703/OUT 6 Orston Lane
I write on behalf of my council to forward to you its comment s in respect of the above application, to which the council wish to object.
The council feel that much of rests on the size of the houses, the congestion on the Orston Lane, the impact on farmland, the impact on views from and into the conservation area, the fact that this area of land is not designated for development, and that Whatton is not considered a development site by Rushcliffe Borough Council  for new housing beyond moderate in-fill, which this does not constitute.
The council are of the opinion the village does not need further provision of four / five bedroomed houses but
rather more semi-detached houses similar to those currently habited and which have been in the parish for years.
We understand the site is Green Belt land and while it is outside the Conservation Area, any building will impact on both the view into and out of that important conservation area which is a material consideration. In particular 2.2 of the (Conservation Area) Appraisal and Management Plan ‘The Whatton-in-the-Vale conservation area has a very strong relationship with the countryside that surrounds it. Views can be taken from edges of the conservation area. Looking out over large gardens, paddocks, fields and he open countryside, known as the South Nottinghamshire Farmlands (Nottinghamshire Landscape Guidelines, ~Nottinghamshire County Council).’
I trust our comments will be taken into account when the matter is being dealt with by the Borough Council.
Yours sincerely
Mile Elliott
Clerk to Whatton in the Vale Parish Council

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