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DM/18/01875/FPA - Greenhill's Farm Cottage, Wheatley Hill, DH6 3QS

Erection of a hangar building for storage of micro-light aircraft.


The Planning Officer, Lisa Morina gave a detailed presentation on the report relating to the abovementioned planning application, a copy of which had been circulated (for copy see file of minutes).  Members noted that the written report was supplemented by a visual presentation which included photographs of the site.  The application was for the erection of a hangar building for storage of micro-light aircraft and was recommended for approval, subject to conditions as set out within the report.




The Planning Officer noted that the application site was on the outskirts of Wheatley Hill and the site was already used for micro-lights, with the existing hangar provision not being sufficient, a number having to remain outdoors currently and there being a waiting list in terms of people wishing to store their aircraft.  Members noted the use, parking and club house were as per previous permission and that there had been no objections from consultees, and with one letter of support having been received.  The Planning Officer noted that it was felt the benefits of the scheme outweigh any impacts and therefore the application was recommended for approval.  She concluded by noting that “no objection” from the Ecology Team was subject to an amendment to condition relating to mitigation measures as referred to within the ecological assessment being adhered to.


The Chairman noted there were no registered speakers and asked the Committee for their comments and questions.


Councillor A Laing moved the application be approved subject to the amendments to the condition as mentioned by the Planning Officer, she was seconded by Councillor J Blakey.




That the application be APPROVED subject to the conditions as detailed in the Officer’s report, with the amendment as detailed by the Officer within her presentation.


Councillor J Robinson left the meeting at 2.50pm



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