Decision details

2019/0901/FUL - Field View, Wistow Road, Selby

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No




That the application be REFUSED for the following reasons:


  1. The proposed development significantly encroaches into open countryside, where in accordance with the overall Spatial Development Strategy for the District, development will be restricted to the replacement or extension of existing buildings, the re-use of buildings preferably for employment purposes, and well-designed new buildings of an appropriate scale, which would contribute towards and improve the local economy and communities, in accordance with Policy SP13; or meet rural affordable housing need (which meets the provisions of Policy SP10), or other special circumstances. The proposal does not comprise any of the types of development that are acceptable in principle under Policy SP2A (c) of the Core Strategy and therefore the proposal is unacceptable in principle and contrary to Policy SP2A (c) of the Selby District Core Strategy and hence the overall Spatial Development Strategy for the District.


  1. The application site provides the entrance to the settlement where the countryside meets the residential urban form. The proposed change of use to domestic garden land and the siting of a static caravan in this location, would be harmful to this character, particularly due to the open nature of the site and views from Wistow Road. The caravan would create an incongruous feature in the landscape by virtue of its sitting, scale and appearance and the proposal would visibly encroach the residential character into the countryside and relate poorly to the remainder of the residential character along Wistow Road. The proposal would have a significant detrimental impact on the character and appearance of the area and fails to comply with Policies ENV1 (1), (4) and (5) of the Selby District Local Plan, and Policies SP18 and SP19 of the Core Strategy and paragraph 127 - 130 of the NPPF as the proposal would not add to the overall quality of the area or be sympathetic to local character.


Urgent item?: Yes

Publication date: 25/06/2020

Date of decision: 24/06/2020

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