Snakemoor Nature Reserve
Walter Rose Room, HVH
Bernard Hall, Cuddington
By Haddenham Webteam - 18th March 2016 10:15am
AVDC refuses planning permission for the House of Spice conversion into dwellings
Here are the details:
AVDC has refused planning permission for the conversion of 19 Fort End, Haddenham (the 'House of Spice' building) to form seven dwellings, including the demolition of rear outbuilding, single storey rear lean-to element, single storey rear extension to east & porch and erection of replacement single storey rear lean-to extensions, external alterations, parking and amenity space.
AVDC's formal reasons for refusing the application are:
1. The proposed change of use of the restaurant to residential development would result in the loss of a food outlet, which is a much valued community facility within the village that would cause adverse harm by reason of its loss to the vibrancy of Haddenham as a sustainable settlement. The applicant has not demonstrated that the facility is no longer financially viable and that all reasonable steps have been taken to retain its present use and community value as a viable concern. The provision of housing as a benefit would not outweigh the significant and demonstrable adverse harm that would result from the loss of this food outlet and community facility. Therefore the proposal represents an unsustainable form of development that would have an unacceptable adverse impact on the community of Haddenham, contrary to policy HWS2 of the Haddenham Neighbourhood Plan and guidance within the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).
2. Had the above not applied the Council would have sought a financial contribution towards off site leisure and recreation facilities in accordance with policies GP86 and GP88 of AVDLP.
3. Had the above not applied the Council would have sought a financial contribution towards education in accordance with GP94 of Aylesbury Vale District Local Plan.
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
There was an unpleasant incident outside the Haddenham pharmacy on Tuesday when a man behaved aggressively towards the volunteer marshals.Writes Martin Andrew, Marshal Co-ordinator:"My shift leader had asked the man whether he had a mask as it was necessary for going into the pharmacy. He responded badly and said he would be reporting us (not sure to whom) and that we should have asked...
Looking for Xmas gifts that you can easily post? The museum 2022 calendar is on sale now in the museum and at Blooming Fruity. The theme is 'Haddenham Fifty Years Ago' and features photos taken by Peter Gulland. They cost £4 for members and £5 for others. Envelopes for posting are...
Churches Together in Haddenham will be offering a personal memorial service on Wednesday 3rd November, at 3pm in the Baptist Church.These last few years have given us more than our fair share of grief, exacerbated by the disruption to our support networks and interruptions to our usual grieving patterns. Our hope is that the service will provide a quiet reflective space to remember those we...