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Barby & Onley Recent Planning Applications

 DDC Reference No & Address Description of Development Barby Parish Council Comments DDC Decision


Grain Store, Onley Lane, Barby, Northamptonshire 

 Grain storage building and concrete yard as an extension to existing grain store To be discussed on 9th October Decision awaited

5A, Rugby Road, Barby, Northamptonshire, CV23 8UA

 Two storey side extension and two storey rear extension, with new balcony at rear To be discussed on 9th October Decision awaited

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

 Construction of an outdoor arena To be discussed on 9th October Decision awaited

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

  Demolition of garage and covered area. Construction of two storey side extension To be discussed on 9th October Decision awaited


The Paddocks, Land West Of Barby Lane, Barby, Northamptonshire, CV23 8UJ 

 Change of use of land from agriculture to a mixed use comprising residential and keeping of thoroughbred horses, chickens and house dogs, and associated stationing of single residential mobile home for one gypsy family. Construction of hardstanding and parking area, and erection of outbuilding incorporating chicken hutch and dog pen.
 It was noted that this application is retrospective and surrounded by 6’ close board fencing around the site, which has a generator running.
The Parish Council OBJECT to this retrospective application as it constitutes
development in open countryside and is contrary to Policy BO-D2 of Barby & Onley
Neighbourhood Plan which seeks to protect and enhance local landscape, character and
views. In addition it will have a detrimental effect on the Oxford canal conservation
corridor. This is isolated development in open countryside and is contrary to Policy BOH2 of
the parish Neighbourhood Plan and Policy R1 of West Northants Joint Core Strategy. As with Application DA/2015/0865 which was refused in August 2016, it is felt that
this proposal would detract from local conditions of highway and pedestrian safety,
thereby contrary to Paragraph 14 and Section 4 of the National Planning Policy Framework, policy H6(a) of the West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy and saved policy GN2 of the Daventry District Local Plan.
The proposed development, by reason of its close proximity to a shooting club, would
result in a location of residence that would serve to detract from the residential amenities of its occupiers by virtue of inappropriate noise and disturbance, thereby contrary to Paragraph 14 and Section 6 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), the Government’s NPPG on Noise, policies S1(D)(4), H1(f) and H6(c) of the West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy and saved policy GN2 of the Daventry District Local Plan
 Decision awaited.  To be decided at DDC Planning Committee on 11th October 2017


Parking Space At Garage Court D Allocated To 41, Onley Park, Barby, Northamptonshire, CV23 8AN
 Change of use of parking space to siting of storage container (retrospective)

 The Parish Council object to this application as it is inappropriate use of a parking area, and results in loss of amenity and security concerns for the neighbouring property. If the officer is minded to approve this application the Parish Council ask that it can be heard by the planning committee

Appeal APP/Y2810/W/17/3178713  Container at 41 Onley Park (original No DA/2016/0969)
The Parish Council resolved to reiterate their original comments that to place a container in a parking space is an inappropriate use of the parking area, detracts from the visual amenity of the area and causes a security concern to neighbouring residents since their property can now be accessed should someone climb onto the container.
2nd February 2017
Appeal Lodged 16th August 2017



Residential development of up to 107 dwellings including vehicular access from Barby Lane, open space, landscaping, surface water attenuation pond, footpaths, cycleways and associated infrastructure (all existing buildings to be demolished) (outline planning application to include access with appearance, landscaping, layout and scale reserved) (re-submission following refusal of planning application R15/2039)

It was unanimously resolved to reiterate previous objections.

Previous Objections to Application R15/2039
Although this application falls within Warwickshire and Barby & Onley Parish Council are not consultees the Parish wished to OBJECT as the application site is outside the confines of Rugby Local Plan Development area.  An additional 110 houses will increase the amount of traffic in the area.  Traffic will use Barby Lane as a rat-run through Barby. This road is unsuitable for extra traffic.  It is almost impossible to turn right at the end of Barby Lane into Hillmorton village.  The development would overlook the Rainsbrook valley and have a negative impact on the rural setting of the Rainsbrook valley and the Oxford canal corridor.

District Councillor C Lomax reported that there is a duty between neighbouring Planning Authorities to cooperate. The Clerk to ask Daventry DC to support their objection, and request that neighbouring parishes across the county boundary are notified of applications


26th July 2017