Decision by Amanda Chisholm, a Reporter appointed by the Scottish Ministers Planning appeal reference: PPA-002-2010 Site address: Castle House, Buchanan Castle Estate, Drymen, G63 0HX Appeal by Mr J Whyte against the decision by Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Application for planning permission dated 3 May 2016 refused by notice dated 30 January 2017 The development proposed: Extension and alterations to garage to form ancillary residential unit Application drawings: 2016/442/L1; 2016/442/B1; 2016/442/01 Rev A Date of site visit by Reporter: 7 March 2017 Date of appeal decision: 7 July 2017
Decision I allow the appeal and grant planning permission subject to the conditions listed at the end of the decision notice. Attention is drawn to the advisory notes at the end of the notice.
Conditions 1. Annexed Accommodation: The annexed accommodation hereby permitted shall only be occupied for purposes ancillary to the residential use, for family and friends, of the main dwelling known as Castle House and at no time shall be occupied as a separate dwelling which also excludes commercial letting. Reason: Permission has been granted for use only in association with the main residence of Castle House and as conversion of the building for a separate dwelling would not comply with current local development plan policy on housing in this countryside location.
2. Permitted Development Rights: Notwithstanding the provisions of Part 1 of Schedule 1 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Order 1992 (or any Order revoking or re-enacting that Order with or without modification) no extensions shall be undertaken to the annexed accommodation, nor shall any building or enclosure, hard surface, oil or gas storage tank, be built within the curtilage of the building, without application to, and the grant of permission by, the Planning Authority. Reason: The Planning Authority considers that such development should be subject to formal control in order to safeguard the amenities of the area and ensure the curtilage of the site is not overdeveloped.
3. Energy Requirements -Low and Zero Carbon Generating Technology: Prior to the occupation of the annexed accommodation hereby permitted, further details of the energy supply, with at least 10% from a low or zero carbon fuel source, must be submitted to and approved in writing by the planning authority. Thereafter, the agreed low and zero carbon technologies must be incorporated into the design and be operational prior to the occupation of the annexed accommodation. Reason: In order to comply with Policy OP2 of the local development plan that requires a building to incorporate on-site low and zero carbon technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
4. Obscure Glazing: Prior to the development hereby permitted being brought into use, the window of the dormer shall be glazed with obscure glass and, notwithstanding the PPA-002-2010 Planning and Environmental Appeals Division 4 The Courtyard, Callendar Business Park, Falkirk, FK1 1XR DX 557005 Falkirk www.gov.scot/Topics/Planning/Appeals abcde abc a 6 provisions of Section 26 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997, no other type of glass shall be fitted to the said window without the prior written approval of the Planning Authority. Reason: To safeguard the amenities of the adjacent property known as Dunairidh.