New Leaf Farm, Mill Lane, Bathampton
This application essentially proposes a new building in the Green Belt. The application fails to justify any very special circumstances and we would therefore object to inappropriate development in the Green Belt.
Agricultural need should be demonstrated with sufficient justification of special circumstances. We would expect there to be a statement of agricultural need with this application to allow for a proper assessment.
We are also concerned by the intended and unintended consequences of any approval. Such as further conversion of agricultural buildings and intensification of domestic use. And the impact of the relocation of the mobile home.
The application in its current from risks harm to the character and openness of the Green Belt, and is contrary to section 13 of the NPPF, and Policy CP8 of the Core Strategy and Placemaking Plan, and in its current form should be refused.