I am pleased to be able to confirm that the Outline Application (ref 12/2399/MOUT) for Planning Permission for the New Mrs Ethelstons Primary School in Uplyme has been approved by East Devon District Council.
What does this mean?
The principle of a new school on this site is now established, and we have taken a major step toward securing the long term future of Primary Education in the village. It means that serious fund raising can now commence, with a much greater level of confidence.
This is a major step forward and a great day for Uplyme, the result of many years work from all involved, with the overwhelming support of local residents, parents staff and pupils, the New School Team, Trustees and Governors and Parish Council – from the Uplyme Village Plan in 2005 through to the recent consultation exercise in Autumn 2012. Congratulations and thanks to all involved!
Planning consent has been secured for a two storey school building, improvements to the existing access from Lyme Road, car parking, all weather play and sports area, with a grassed playing field and associated infrastructure.
As this is an ‘Outline’ approval, it establishes the ‘principle’ of the new school, but it is not approval of a detailed design. These details, know as ‘reserved matters’ will need to be included in a further ‘Full’ planning application and will require the written authority of East Devon District Council before any development starts. An application for the approval of these details must be made within three years and the development started within two years of approval of final reserved matters.
Reserved matters in this approval include:
1. The appearance of the building and site landscaping.
2. Details of materials to be used and finishes for the building and all hard surfaced areas within the site, fences and walls.
4. Details of surface and roof water disposal and a Construction and Environmental Management Plan agreed which will include; air and water quality, lighting, noise and vibration, pollution prevention control and monitoring.
5. Improved access requirements, and details of the site parking, loading, storage etc during construction.
5. An updated travel plan, to encourage parents and staff to use ‘sustainable’ forms of transport
The approval also includes details of Flood Mitigation measures required, and highlights that Land Drainage Consent may be required, over and above planning consent for the proposed outfall to the Yawl Stream.
Details of permitted site working hours are also included to protect local residents from noise, air, water and light pollution.
Click here for a copy of the Grant of Outline Planning Permission Document.