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Barby & Onley Recent Planning Applications

The Parish Council has no objection to this application so long as the public footpath remains accessible to members of the public at all times, and allows safe passage for pedestrians and dogs when equestrian activities are taking place.  The Council wish to see some noise control to limit the use of tannoys in this area.
 DDC Reference No & Address Description of Development Barby Parish Council Comments DDC Decision


 49, Brackendale Drive, Barby, Northamptonshire, CV23 8TJ

 Conservatory to rear of dwelling No Objections Approved 22nd May 2018


 Village Farm 15, Rugby Road, Barby, Northamptonshire, CV23 8UA

 Construction of domestic storage building
Barby & Onley Parish Council are strongly OPPOSED to this application on the following grounds:-
  1. The site of the proposed building falls outside the village development envelope as defined on page 39 of Barby & Onley Neighbourhood Development Plan.
  2. The site of the proposed building is within the curtilage of Village Farm, which is a Grade II listed building, and is located closer to two neighbouring Grade II listed buildings at 7 Rugby Road (house and cob barn) and to the curtilage listed building at 7A Rugby Road.
  3. By virtue of its size, scale and mass, and its proximity to Listed Buildings the Parish Council feel that this proposed development will have an adverse effect on neighbouring properties and impact on the setting of the Listed buildings. This conflicts with saved Local Plan Policies GN1, GN2 and Barby & Onley Neighbourhood Development Plan policy BO-GP1c.
  4. The proposed proximity of the building to the neighbouring boundary gives no space for any sort of landscaping to mitigate the adverse effects of such a large scale building. This conflicts with Local Plan policies GN1 and EN25.
No landscaping scheme, design and access statement, or detail of drainage arrangements have been submitted with the application.
This application is considered to be contrary to Policy BO-GP1( c ) of Barby & Onley Neighbourhood Development Plan which expects all new development to enhance the positive attributes of the village and local design features. This development is considered to impact on the character of the area within which it
is located.
 Decision awaited


1 & 2 The Bungalows, Manor Works, Barby Lane, Barby, Northamptonshire, CV23 8TD

 Demolition of existing tied bungalows. Construction of two dwellings. The Parish Council has no objections but wishes the Planning Officer to note that since the properties are some distance from the village they should have a tie on them linking them to the Business units as per the current bungalows.

 Approved 26th April 2018


19, Rectory Lane, Barby, Northamptonshire, CV23 8TZ 

 Single storey rear extensionThis is permitted development and does not require permission, so no comments were made. Permitted Development
22nd February 2018


Land Off Balding Close, Barby, Northamptonshire

 Reserved matters application (appearance, scale and landscaping details) for construction of 6 dwellings, formation of extended access and related open space

 The Parish Council note that this land falls within the development boundary of Barby & Onley Neighbourhood Plan. They are concerned that there is insufficient parking spaces associated with each property. It is regrettable that there is no longer any Affordable housing associated with this development.
It was noted that construction traffic will inconvenience current residents and cause possible damage to the access road, so restrictions on construction should be considered, and the access road made good.

Following concerns raised by local residents, it was resolved to submit further comments on the layout and design of the application. The access road does not lend itself to two car flow as the width of the road is too narrow.  The Parish Council wish to see a clause preventing vehicles visiting houses in the close from parking on the access road. Is the width of access road sufficient to serve 9 properties?
The land falls away towards Brackendale Drive. Residents wish to ensure that Severn Trent are consulted as part of the application and are happy about the provision for surface water run off.
The height of Plots No1 and 2 are on higher ground that the houses behind in Brackendale Drive and the house to the north. The height of these plots will result in loss of light and amenity to neighbouring properties.

 Decision awaited


Onley Grounds Farm, Onley Park, Barby, Northamptonshire, CV23 8UU 

 Redevelopment of existing farm buildings to include conversion of two barns to form three dwellings, retention of existing farmhouse, demolition of existing extension and construction of two dwellings
 To be discussed at meeting on 11th June 2018 

33, Onley Park, Barby, Northamptonshire, CV23 8AN

 Single storey rear extension and two storey side extension The Parish Council OBJECT to very large extension as they consider it to be over-development of the site. The building will abut the neighbours boundary line and footings and guttering will impinge onto the neighbouring property (No 34).
By nature of the size and position of this extension, should the application be allowed it will reduce the amenity of neighbouring properties and be out of character within the setting of Onley Park.

Following an explanation by the applicant of the amendments made to the application it was resolved that the Parish Council had no objection to the amended plans. (7 voted “No Objection” 2 Abstentions)

  Approved 5th April 2018


The Paddocks 6, Daventry Road, Barby, Northamptonshire, CV23 8TR 

 Demolition of garden store/workshop. Construction of single storey rear extension No Comments Approved 25th January 2018


6, The Green, Barby, Northamptonshire, CV23 8TS 

 Outline application for demolition of workshop and construction of one pair of semi-detached houses and one detached house


The Parish council OBJECT to this outline application since there is no off street parking proposed.
This would result in loss of current off street parking.
The location is opposite a Bus Stop where School Children are picked up and dropped off.
This outline application is deemed to be over development of the site since it does not provide sufficient space for off street parking.
It was suggested that the site may be contaminated. DDC to be asked if a contamination report will be requested since this is a factory site?


 Refusal 16th February 2018


Onley Grounds Equestrian Complex, Onley Grounds Farm, London Road, Barby, Northamptonshire, CV23 8AJ

 Construction of equestrian indoor arena The Parish Council has no objection to this application so long as the public footpath remains accessible to members of the public at all times, and allows safe passage for pedestrians and dogs when equestrian activities are taking place. The Council wish to see some noise control to limit the use of tannoys in this area.

 Decision awaited


74, Onley Park, Barby, Northamptonshire, CV23 8AW

 Single storey side extension No Objections Approved 12th January 2018


Land To Rear Of Westfield House, Rugby Road, Barby, Northamptonshire, CV23 8UA 

 Demolition of existing barns and construction of three dwellings, altered vehicular access and associated worksThe Parish Council has concerns over pedestrian safety in the vicinity of the access to this development.
Elkington lane is heavily used by walkers and sight lines may not be sufficient to provide safety for pedestrians when vehicles negotiate the access.
There is insufficient space on the site for overflow parking. Can a condition be applied to ensure that all visiting vehicles are parked within the site? Parking in Elkington Lane cannot take place as the lane is in constant use by farm vehicles.

Amended to show tarmacked driveway and footway to link up with existing from development. The Parish Council had no objections as this should improve pedestrian safety.

 Approved 28th March 2018

Onley Grounds Farm, London Road, Barby, Northamptonshire, CV23 8AJ

 Construction of an outdoor arena No Objections Decision awaited


Hopthorne Cottage 16, Kilsby Road, Barby, Northamptonshire, CV23 8TT 

 Listed Building Consent for removal of door and insertion of window on rear elevation, insertion of internal door on ground floor and various internal alterations on first floor to create wc and doorway


 No Objections Approved 5th February 2018