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Meeting of the Central Area Development Control Sub Committee held on 10/08/2005
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Date: 29th July 2005


To: All Members and Substitute
Members of the CENTRAL AREA
DEVELOPMENT CONTROL
SUB-COMMITTEE (Other
Members for Information)
Membership of Central Area Development Control Sub-Committee
Mrs P N Mitchell (Chairman)
Mr A Rayner (Vice-Chairman)
Mrs E Cable
Mr M A Edgington
Mr R J Gates
Mr B Grainger-Jones
Mr P S Rivers
Mr J R Sandy
Mr A E B Taylor-Smith
Mr R C Terry
Vacancy
Substitute Members
Liberal DemocratConservative
Dr J F A BlowersMr M W Byham
Mr P HaveronMr K Webster
Mrs J R Keen
Mrs J A Slyfield

Dear Sir/Madam

A MEETING of the CENTRAL AREA DEVELOPMENT CONTROL SUB-COMMITTEE will be held as follows:-

DATE: WEDNESDAY, 10TH AUGUST 2005

TIME: 7.00 P.M.

The Agenda for the meeting is set out below.

Yours faithfully

CHRISTINE L POINTER

Chief Executive

NOTE FOR MEMBERS

Members are reminded that Contact Officers are shown at the end of each report and members are welcome to raise questions, etc. in advance of the meeting with the appropriate officer.
AGENDA

1. MINUTES

To confirm the Minutes of the Meeting held on 13th July 2005 (to be laid on the table half an hour before the meeting).

2. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTIONS

To receive apologies for absence and to report any substitutions.

3. DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS

To receive from members declarations of personal and prejudicial interests in relation to any items included on the Agenda for this meeting in accordance with the Waverley Code of Local Government Conduct.

4. QUESTIONS BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

5. Site inspections arising from this meeting

In the event of site inspections being necessary as a result of consideration of the applications before this meeting, they will be held on Thursday, 18th August 2005 at 8.30 a.m.

6. APPLICATIONS FOR PLANNING PERMISSION

To consider the reports at Schedules A, B and C attached. Plans and letters of representation etc will be available for inspection before the meeting.

7. PLANNING APPEALS

7.1 Appeals Lodged

The Council has received notice of the following appeal:-

WA/2004/2759Erection of a detached outbuilding following demolition of existing garage at 141 Binscombe, Godalming.
WA/2005/0374Erection of a two-storey extension at 4 Dormers Close, Godalming.
WA/2005/0738Consent to retain advertisement at Pegasus Car Sales, 101A Meadrow, Godalming.
WA/2005/0438Erect of a detached dwelling with vehicular access off Petworth Road and Milford Lodge on Plot 2 Rivendell Cottage, Petworth Road, Milford.
WA/2005/0718Replacement roof with dormer windows to provide loft conversion at 36 New Road, Milford.

Background Papers (DoP&D)

Notification received 12th, 19th and 27th July 2005.

7.2 Appeal Decisions

WA/2004/2681Proposed conversion of existing building to 2 residential dwellings, creation of new dwelling house and office following demolition of existing buildings at Ardington House, Roke Lane, Witley.
(DISMISSED)
WA/2004/2682Proposed conversion of existing building to one residential unit, erection of new dwelling house and office building following demolition of existing buildings at Ardington House, Roke Lane, Witley.
(DISMISSED)
WA/2004/2312Proposed erection of a detached bungalow for private domestic occupation at 1 George Road, Godalming.
(ALLOWED)
WA/2005/0112Proposed erection of two semi-detached cottages for residential use on land at rear of 27-29 New Road, Milford.
(DISMISSED)
WA/2004/1968Proposed erection of one pair of semi-detached chalet bungalows for residential use on land at rear of 27-29 New Road, Milford.
(DISMISSED)

7.3 Inquiry Arrangements

14th September 2005
Committee Room 2
(Informal Hearing)
Erection of a new dwelling on site of previous workshop/store at Old Forest Stores, Portsmouth Road, Milford (WA04/0771).
4th-7th October 2005
Council Chamber
(Public Inquiry)
Enforcement Notices on Tuesley Farm, Tuesley Lane, Godalming (EN/04/008&9).
6th October 2005
CAB Room
(Informal Hearing)
Enforcement Notice on 2 The Hatch, The Street, Thursley (EN/04/023).
29th November 2005
Council Chamber
(Public Inquiry - 2 days)
Erection of 10 dwellings with associated garages and parking following demolition of existing dwelling at Merriewood, Beacon View Road, Elstead (WA04/0477).

Background Papers (CEx)

There are no background papers (as defined by Section 100D(5) of the Local Government Act 1972) relating to this report.

8. ENFORCEMENT ACTION - CURRENT SITUATION

The current situation in respect of enforcement and related action previously authorised is set out below:-

(a) Majorland Rew, Godalming Road, Loxhill, Hascombe (19.06.96 and 20.08.97)

To secure cessation of the use of the land for the stationing of residential caravans and as a contractor’s depot. Further Notices served relating to the barn, mobile home, playhouse and other matters. Appeals dismissed. Notice varied to allow retention of barn. Time for compliance expired 16.07.00 for most things. Offer of Council accommodation refused. Further PCN served. Officers visited the site on 13.05.03. Compliance not achieved. Letter sent to owner’s agent identifying breaches dated 22.05.03. Further offer of Council accommodation refused. Prosecution to follow. Further site visit by Officers on 5.11.04, non-compliance with notice. Further correspondence with agent regarding continuing breach of Enforcement Notice. Application WA05/0991 rural industry worker’s dwelling was refused on 29.6.05.

(b) Croft Nursery, Hookley Lane, Elstead (15.12.99)

(c) Croft Nursery, Hookley Lane, Elstead (21.06.00)

To secure:

(a) The demolition of the unauthorised timber building and the removal of any demolition materials from the site.


Appeal against timber building dismissed. Enforcement Notice upheld. Compliance date 06.02.03 (1 year).

(b) The cessation of the use of the additional haulage area, removal of the hard standing and restoration of the land to grass.

Appeal dismissed and notice upheld in respect of additional haulage area. Compliance date 25.09.02. Site inspection has confirmed that compliance has not been achieved. Warning letter sent.

(c) The cessation of the material change of use of the site from a use by three rigid lorries to a use by six lorries and three trailers.

Appeal allowed in respect of change of use of the site to a use by six lorries and two trailers. Discussions with owners’ agents to ascertain timetable for redevelopment proposals (WA04/1583). Planning permission granted for redevelopment.

(d) Wareham Brickworks, Haslemere Road, Brook (17.01.01)

To secure the cessation of the use of the land for the stationing of any mobile homes or caravans and vehicles or equipment connected with this use and also remove the articulated lorry trailer. Injunction given. Enforcement Notice served. An application against refusal for temporary mobile home went to High Court on 18.12.01. One mobile home has been removed. Further breach with stationing of two touring caravans. Further Enforcement Notice served on 04.10.04. Appeal lodged.

(e) 45 Birch Road, Farncombe (12.12.01)

To secure the removal of the balcony which has been erected at the first floor of the rear elevation of the chalet bungalow. Legal interests being established. Legal Department considering further response from owner. Enforcement notice served on 06.12.02. Compliance date 17.07.03. Witness statement drafted.

(f) Land at The Star Public House, Milford Road, Elstead (01.05.02)

To secure the removal of a boundary fence erected in place of wall. Condition 3 of application WA01/0693 indicated that, in respect of the southern boundary of the site adjacent to Back Lane, the existing brick wall to be repaired and rebuilt. Retrospective application (WA02/0447) for the retention of the fence refused 01.05.02. New owners of property have been requested to remove fence to comply with terms of original condition. Letter sent requesting removal of boundary fence. New application for modified development is expected. Application not received by 5.11.04. Final warning given to the owners' solicitor. Response from owners is that an application will be submitted. No application received. Enforcement action authorised.


(g) Land at Beech Cottage, Hookley Lane, Elstead (10.07.03)

Retrospective planning application retention of boundary fence, refused under WA03/0214. Fence required consent following Condition 6 of WA00/0646. Applicant requested to remove fence. No response. PCN served 22.10.03. PCN reply received 11.11.03. Letter sent requesting an application for a more acceptable proposal on 05.01.04. No response received. Meeting with owner on 19.08.04 was constructive. Application expected to show repositioning of fence as at ‘Charters’. Monitoring position. Final warning letter sent. Enforcement action authorised.

(h) 49 Minster Road, Godalming (17.09.03)

Detached garage not built according to approved plan (WA99/0162). PCN served 10.07.03. Reply received 14.07.03. Committee resolved to take enforcement action 17.09.03. Enforcement Notice served 10.12.03. Appeal dismissed. Date for compliance 14.01.05. Inspection carried out. Notice not complied with. Draft witness statements have been completed.

(i) Land at Old Portsmouth Road, Thursley (24.10.03)

Two Enforcement Notices served requiring cessation of non-agricultural use and removal of perimeter fence, shed buildings and hardstanding. Appeal lodged. Inquiry held on 16.06.04. Appeal dismissed. One shed allowed to stay. Date for compliance 08.01.05. Notice not complied with. Agent instructed to prosecute 06.04.05.

(j) Land at Hambledon House Farm, Vann Lane, Hambledon (09.02.04)

(k) Tuesley Farm, Tuesley Lane, Godalming (30.06.04)

Enforcement action authorised to secure removal of polytunnels, fences/windbreaks, mobile homes and associated engineering works. Enforcement Notice served on 29.07.04. Appeal lodged. Inquiry will continue in October. Site visit re-scheduled 8th and 9th August at the request of the Planning Inspectorate.

(l) Waitrose, 11-14 Bridge Street, Godalming (04.05.04)

Consent refused for retention of non-illuminated signs. Letter sent 01.06.04 requesting removal. No response received. Final warning letter sent. Discussions have been held about more appropriate signage. Application refused. Awaiting another application.

(m) 9 The Hydons, Salt Lane, Hydestile (01.10.04)

Enforcement Notice served to secure removal of swimming pool enclosure refusal under WA01/0748. Appeal lodged.


(n) 2 The Hatch, The Street, Thursley (20.12.04)

To secure removal of parking area, retaining walls and terraces and restoration of contours of land (following dismissal of appeal against refusal of retrospective permission WA03/2193). Enforcement Notice served. Appeal lodged. New application under consideration.

(o) 30 Coopers Rise, Godalming (27.09.04)

Retrospective planning permission refused (WA03/2315) and appeal dismissed for retention of dormer window. Whilst the inspector refused planning permission for the dormer window this was on an administration matter due to the inconsistency between the plans and the dormer window that had been built. However, the Inspector commented that in his view the dormer window constructed on site was not harmful to the amenity of the area. In these circumstances it is not expedient to enforce against the dormer and it is recommended that no further action be taken.

(p) 16 West Hill, Elstead (04.03.04)

Retrospective planning permission refused (WA02/2649) for existing garage. Letter sent 02.12.04 requesting that the garage be altered to comply with scheme permitted under WA02/1650. Amended plans received.

Background Papers (CEX)

There are no background papers (as defined by Section 100D(5) of the Local Government Act 1972) relating to this report.

9. EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

To consider the following recommendation on the motion of the Chairman:-

Recommendation

That, pursuant to Procedure Rule 20 and in accordance with Section 1004(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the public were present during the items, there would be disclosure to them of exempt information (as defined by Section 1001 of the Act) of the description specified in the following paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, namely:-

Item 10

Any instructions to Counsel and any opinion of Counsel (whether or not in connection with any proceedings) and any advice received, information obtained or action to be taken in connection with:-


(a) any legal proceedings by or against the authority; or

(b) the determination of any matter affecting the authority

(whether, in either case, proceedings have been commenced or are in contemplation). (Paragraph 12)

10. LEGAL ADVICE

To consider any legal advice relating to any applications in the agenda.


For further information or assistance, please telephone Jean Radley,
Senior Committee Secretary, on extension 3400 or 01483 523400

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CENTRAL 1

SCHEDULE “A” TO THE AGENDA FOR THE
CENTRAL AREA DEVELOPMENT CONTROL SUB-COMMITTEE
10TH AUGUST 2005

Applications subject to public speaking

Background Papers (DoP&D)

Background papers (as defined by Section 100D(5) of the Local Government Act 1972) relating to this report are listed under the “Representations” heading for each planning application presented, or may be individually identified under a heading “Background Papers”.

The implications for crime, disorder and community safety have been appraised in the following applications but it is not considered that any consideration of that type arises unless it is specifically referred to in a particular report.
A.1WA/2005/0698Continued use of stables, ancillary buildings and land for training of horses for equestrian competitions, including serviced livery at Upper House Farm, Church Road, Hascombe (as amplified by Emails dated 14/07/2005 and 25/07/2005).
Edward Hutley Investments Ltd
04/04/2005
Grid Reference:E: 500239 N: 139876
Parish :Hascombe
Ward :Bramley, Busbridge and Hascombe
Development Plan :Green Belt, Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Area of Great Landscape Value, Conservation Area
Highway Authority :No requirements
Drainage Authority: No requirements
Parish Council:See copy attached Appendix 1
Representations:6 letters of objection raising the following points:-
1. This proposed business is not a country pursuit, it is big business. The vehicles that use the road are often too big, causing damage to the verge and road, which is very narrow in places.
2. The application is retrospective. The activity on site does not have regard for the locality and is an eyesore. It is questionable if there is any significant extra local employment generated to those people who actually need local employment.
3. There are a number of factual inaccuracies within the applicant’s statement. The previous commercial activity was small scale, the current one is not.
4. Contest the statement regarding no increase in vehicular movements and no greater impact on neighbour amenity.
5. There is no comparison between the previous commercial activity on site and that which exists now.
6. An advertisement placed in the Horse and Hounds 19/09/2003 “full livery, schooling and competing or sale preparation” seems to contradict that there is no ‘DIY’ livery on site.
7. Understand you are mindful to approve application, but no traffic survey has been undertaken by yourselves while the traffic survey appears to be taken as accurate, which it clearly is not.
8. Consider that a condition should be imposed to prevent the use of Church Road by horse transporters of whatever shape or size by the applicant or visitors during hours of 10.30 pm to 8.00 am every day. This condition could reserve the ability for access in case of animal ambulance.
9. During the last 10 days (letter dated 03/06/2005) there has been 1 huge transcontinental box carrying 12 horses departed at 4.00 am and 25 other traffic movements over 10 days, considerably higher than the 3 per week stated by the applicant, this does not include cars or deliveries.
10. Agree with the conditions suggested by the applicant to restrict other vehicle movements.

Relevant History

HM/R 3072Alterations and additions to farm building
Approved conditions
6.1.48
HM/R 3571Cow shed and fodder store
Approved
20.1.49
HM/R 22244Retention of 11 stables
Approved conditions
12.12.73
WA77/0627Rebuilding of barn destroyed by fire with provision for farm workers self-contained living accommodation on the first floor
Full permission
27.7.77
WA/2003/0516Application for a Certificate of Lawfulness under Section 191 for the existing use of the Stud Flat without compliance with agricultural occupancy conditions
Granted
27.10.03
WA/2003/0900Application for Certificate of Lawfulness under Section 191 for the existing use of stables, associated buildings and land
Withdrawn
7.1.04
WA/2003/1547Use of land for equestrian purposes following demolition of existing redundant building; construction of riding arena
Refused
24.3.04
WA/2004/2335Application for Certificate of Lawfulness under Section 191 for the use of stables, buildings and land for the commercial stabling of horses
Withdrawn
23.2.05
WA/2004/2374Retention of outdoor riding arena and associated works
Full permission
16.12.04
WA/2005/0698Continued use of stables, ancillary buildings and land for training of horses for equestrian competitions, including serviced livery
Pending decision

Introduction

Members will be aware that this item was deferred from the meeting held on 13/07/2005 for officers to consider a further condition relating to restrictions of vehicular movements.

Following consultation with the applicant’s agent Members will note that two possible options containing conditions have been proposed in this recommendation for Members to consider which would be satisfactory. Members are reminded that conditions must meet all of the following tests as set out in Circular 11/95; necessary, relevant to planning, relevant to the development to be permitted, enforceable, precise and reasonable in all other respects.

Description of Site/Background

Upper House Farm comprises of a detached two-storey Grade II listed property. To the east of the dwelling are a number former farm buildings along with stabling, a self contained flat various field shelters and dressage sand school. The site is accessed from Church Road, a single-track tarmac road. Upper House Farm is sited in an elevated position with the land sloping from north to south.

The site has a lengthy planning history and has recently been sold, in 2003. The site plan submitted with this application provides a clear picture of the buildings on site, Appendix 2:-

1. Buildings A and B appear to have been permitted prior to 1948.

2. Building D was permitted through WA/1976/0773 and an amended version of the same application, which was implemented WA/1977/0627. This first floor flat was subject to an agricultural occupancy condition (Condition 1 of WA/1977/0627), see point 7.

3. Building E is a permitted bullpen, while Building H provided a permitted cowshed (ref HM/R 3571).

4. Buildings F, G and H were granted permission for retention of stables ref HM/R 22244 for the erection of 11 stables.

5. More recently two applications for certificates of lawfulness have been refused and withdrawn, respectively, relating to the use of land for commercial equestrian use (ref WA/2003/0900 and WA/2004/2335).

6. Planning permission was granted for the retention of a riding arena/sand school and associated works following the removal of an Atcot barn, ref WA/2004/2374.

7. An application for a certificate of lawfulness for the existing use of the Stud Flat without compliance with the agricultural occupancy condition was granted, ref WA/2003/0516. In this application a statutory declaration submitted by the daughter of the late owner, Mrs Cecilie Williams stated that the Stud Flat had been occupied by Anne Bryan who was employed by Mrs Williams in connection with the stud business conducted on the site known as Cocum Stud.

8. Permission was granted for the retrospective removal of the former barn building and works to form a dressage sand school on the site to the immediate east of Building, ref WA/20042374.

9. There is no planning history for Building I. But this is used for stabling of horses, and appears to have been used as such for some time.

All the other buildings on site would appear to have planning permission. The issue remains that of compliance with conditions restricting use to private equestrian use as opposed to commercial equestrian activity placed upon Buildings F, G and H along with use of Building I for stabling and the remainder of the site for 14 horses.

The Proposal

Continued use of stables, ancillary buildings and land for training of horses for equestrian competitions, including serviced livery.

Submissions in Support

The applicant’s agent provides the following in support of the application:-

1. The extent of the site does not include Upper House Farm dwelling but includes various building and outdoor arena with land extending to some 37 hectares.

2. The facility at Upper House Farm has been used for commercial equestrian purposes for the last 30 years as acknowledged by the Council, the Council’s agricultural consultant and the applicant’s agricultural consultant, David Campion.

3. Clearly the issue of vehicular movements to and from the site is a principle consideration.

4. There are a maximum of 20 horses stabled at Upper House. As part of the operation there is a commercial livery for those horses not owned by Mr Gould. There is no ‘DIY’ livery while the horses not owned by Mr Gould are cared for by employed grooms, thus reducing vehicular movements/visits.

5. Mr Gould does give private lessons to individuals who visit the farm. These are no more than one hour a day and are de minimis to the primary use of the stables for training of horses for international competition.

6. Vehicular movements are limited to an average of 14 vehicles per day, or 2 per hour. This level of movements is not considered to result in any impact on neighbours amenity or surrounding countryside. There is no intention to increase these movements, as the level of activity is the same as seen over the past two years.

7. Application accords with PPS7. It is noted that ‘small scale’ is defined by ten horses within this statement. However 11 of the stables were permitted in 1973 with additional stables added since this date, the operation at Upper House has always exceeded the definition of ‘small scale’. It is also contended that the site has been run on a commercial basis for the last 30 years.

8. The proposal accords with all relevant criteria within RD14, C1, C3 and D1.

Relevant Policies

Policies LO4, SE8, SE5 and SE4 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004
Policies C1, C3, RD14, HE8, D1 and D4 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002

Main Planning Issues

The main planning issues are considered to be the following:-

1. Compliance with Green Belt Policy C1
2. Compliance with Re-Use and Adaptation of buildings within the rural area, Policy RD7
3. Compliance with Policy RD14, Commercial Horse-Keeping
4. Impact upon the landscape, Policy C3
5. Impact upon residential amenity.

1. Compliance with Green Belt Policy C1

There is a presumption against inappropriate development within the Green Belt unless very special circumstances exist. In all circumstances any development that would materially detract from the openness of the Green Belt will not be permitted. The proposal is for the use of land and buildings for commercial equestrian purposes. This is essentially an issue of re-use and adaptation of buildings within the rural area. Policy C1 provides forms of development that are capable of being appropriate within the Green Belt; (e) re-use of rural buildings in accordance with Policy RD7 is one such form of development, subject to compliance with other relevant policies within the Local Plan. Providing the proposal complies with all other relevant policies in the Local Plan there would be no conflict with Green Belt policy.

2. Compliance with Re-Use and Adaptation of buildings within the rural area, Policy RD7

The proposal does not involve the construction of new buildings but the re-use, for commercial equestrian purposes, of the existing ones. The proposal is considered to comply with Policy RD7 (a) in that the buildings are capable of retention and re-use without substantial reconstruction or enlargement and the proposed use would not detract from the appearance and character of the existing buildings.

The buildings to be retained are in keeping with the surrounding and would not detract from the character or appearance of the area by reason of form, bulk or general design, (b)

When considering (c) clearly the Parish Council and neighbour objectors disagree with the supporting statement of the applicant and consider that the proposed development will introduce an activity, which will adversely affect the character or amenities of the area. This issue is linked to both points (f) and (g) of Policy RD7. (f) States that development will be permitted where the amount of traffic likely to be generated would not prejudice highway safety or cause significant harm to the environmental character of country roads and (g) that satisfactory vehicular access can be achieved. It is noted that SCC Highways Dept have raised no objection to the application based on highway safety grounds. However, officers note local concern regarding the capacity of the road and the likely impact upon the local road network of a commercial equestrian activity. This issue is finely balanced. The Council do not have any information regarding traffic movements prior to the current applicant occupying the site. Notwithstanding the previous owners equestrian use of the site and buildings being private or commercial in nature, and based on the information submitted, on balance it is not considered that the current commercial equestrian use would result in significant material harm to visual or residential amenity due to likely traffic generation/movements. However it is considered necessary, relevant to the development and reasonable to impose conditions in respect other traffic movements (as suggested by the applicant’s agent) along with hours of use/access to the site in order to protect residential amenity.

3. Compliance with Commercial Horse Keeping Policy RD14

The proposal is considered to comply with Policy RD14 (a), (b), (c), (d) and (h). These relate to the re-use of existing building, the appropriate nature of the development in respect of the character and appearance of the area; the development would not result in prejudicial impact upon the agricultural holding. The site is close to the existing bridleway network. It is unlikely that the proposal would lead to future requirements for additional residential accommodation. Criterion (e), (f) and (g), relating to vehicular access, highway safety and impact upon residential amenity are considered above.

4. Impact upon Landscape, Policy C3

The proposal is not considered to conflict with Policy C3 in respect of for both AONB and the AGLV designations.

It is noted that permission was granted for the retention of an outdoor riding arena, WA/2004/2374 as it was considered that the proposal represented development that would accord with the purpose of including land within the Green Belt and would maintain openness. The proposal was also considered to protect and conserve the landscape character of the area.

5. Impact upon residential amenity

The proposal is not considered to result in significant harm to the amenities of nearby occupiers by way of loss of privacy, loss of light/sunlight, overlooking or overbearing appearance. The issue relating to the vehicular access to the site, traffic movements and noise and disturbance resulting from the proposed commercial equestrian use of the site is of concern. The equestrian use of the land, prior to the current applicant’s occupation of the site, has not been conclusively proved to be commercial in nature. However, the existing and permitted stables on the site do not accord with national guidance relating to small scale non-commercial equestrian facilities, notwithstanding the previous conditions placed on permissions for extension/re-use for stables.

It is acknowledged that the proposed commercial equestrian use may result in additional traffic movements along with noise and disturbance to some surrounding occupiers. It is considered that appropriate conditions, as suggested by the applicant and local residents, would be necessary, relevant and reasonable in order to protect residential amenity.

The comments of the Parish Council and neighbours are noted and are considered to be addressed above.

Conclusions

The application for the continued use of stables, ancillary buildings and land for the training of horses for equestrian competitions, including serviced livery is not considered to represent inappropriate development within the Green Belt. The proposal is considered to comply with Policies C3, RD14, D1 and D4. However, notwithstanding the information submitted regarding traffic movements to the site and no requirements from SCC Highways Dept, officers consider the issue of access/servicing and noise and disturbance to be a critical issue. It is considered that, subject to relevant, necessary and reasonable conditions relating to hours of use and restriction upon use of site for external teaching in order to safeguard residential amenity the proposal is acceptable.

Summary of Reasons for Granting Planning Permission

The development hereby granted has been assessed against the Development Plan policies; Policies LO4, SE8, SE4 and SE5 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004 and Policies C1, C3, RD14, HE8, D1 and D4 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 and material considerations, including third party representations. It has been concluded that the development would not result in any harm that would justify refusal in the public interest.

Recommendation

That planning permission GRANTED subject to the following conditions:

1. Condition
Reason
2. Condition
Reason
3. Condition

Reason
4. Condition
Reason
Option 1 to restrict horsebox traffic movements to the site

5. Condition
Reason
6. Condition
Reason
Option 2 to restrict horsebox traffic movements to the site

7. Condition
Reason

8. Condition
Reason
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CENTRAL 23
SCHEDULE “B” TO THE AGENDA FOR THE
CENTRAL AREA DEVELOPMENT CONTROL SUB-COMMITTEE
10TH AUGUST 2005

Applications not subject to public speaking.

Background Papers (DoP&D)

Background papers (as defined by Section 100D(5) of the Local Government Act 1972) relating to this report are listed under the “Representations” heading for each planning application presented, or may be individually identified under a heading “Background Papers”.

The implications for crime, disorder and community safety have been appraised in the following applications, but it is not considered that any consideration of that type arises unless it is specifically referred to in a particular report.

B.1WA/2005/0780Erection of extensions, alterations and change of use to provide 8 flats above existing shops following demolition of existing stair block and garages (variation to consent granted under WA/2004/0693 for consent for 9 flats) at 140-146 High Street, Godalming.
D Moore
07/04/2005
B.2WA/2005/0781Application for Conservation Area consent for the demolition of garage block at 140-146 High Street, Godalming.
D Moore
07/04/2005
Grid Reference:E: 496757 N: 143762
Town :Godalming
Ward :Godalming Central and Ockford
Development Plan :Town Centre Area, Conservation Area
Highway Authority :The Highways Authority has not raised any objections to the proposal.
Drainage Authority: No requirements
Town Council:No objection - the proposal would improve the appearance of the building.
Representations:No comments or objections received

Relevant History

WA78/0116 Change of use from shop to Surrey County Council Granted
Careers Office 08/03/1978

WA89/1143Change of use from launderette to office for newspapers (Class A2).
Granted
20/07/89
WA93/1269Change of use of ground and and lower ground floors from Class A1 (retain) to Class A2 (financial and professional services) (as amplified by letter dated 02/11/93). Granted
09/11/93
WA/2004/0693Erection of extensions, alterations and change of use to provide 9 flats above existing shops following demolition of existing garages.
Granted
01/07/2004
WA/2004/0694Application for Conservation Area Consent for the demolition of garage block.
Granted
01/07/2004


Description of Site/Background

The site is located on the northern side of the High Street just before the junction with Station Road and some 30 metres from Flambard Way. The site is within the Conservation Area. The building occupying the site has a three storey appearance from the High Street although due to a levels difference at the rear the building has a four storey appearance when viewed from the car park area. The premises have four retail premises on the ground floor accessed from the High Street. The site falls within the Godalming Town Centre as well as being within the Conservation Area. An enclosed staircase sited at the rear of the building serves the individual floors.

The site is adjacent to a three-storey block of flats (Ladymere Place) with a steep pitched roof over.

Work has already begun on site for the conversion of the upper floors to residential flats approved under planning permission WA/2004/0693. Due to internal layout changes the applicants have deleted one of the approved flats.

The Proposal

The development site is just off the High Street in Godalming and is within the Godalming Conservation Area. The site includes an existing building which is four stories in height, including a basement with access to a lower ground level. The building has an enclosed staircase block at the rear, which is in severe disrepair. The existing building has shop units on the ground floor, with ancillary usage in the basement, and offices on the first and second floors. The building erected in the 1960s is of a particularly poor design out of keeping in Godalming and the Conservation Area.

The proposal is to convert the existing offices into 8 flats rather than the already approved 9 flats approved under permission WA/2004/0963 work is currently under way on site in converting the upper floors.

WA/2005/0780

It has already been accepted that the proposal would enhance the Conservation Area with improvements in the materials cladding the building and the overall design of the building. The principle of converting the office space to residential has already been accepted under permission WA/200/0963.

The proposal is to convert the upper two floors currently in B1 Office use to residential. In total 8 flats are proposed with the ground floor being retained in retail use. Car parking in the car park at the rear of the property is proposed for 9 cars.

The proposal is to convert the first floor into 4 one-bedroom flats. The second floor would be converted to three 2 bedroom flats and one 1 bedroom flat. The roof space to be raised and converted to provide internal staircases and bedroom accommodation for the three flats below. The roof ridge height would remain as approved under the previous permission WA/2004/0963

The current proposal increases the lift shaft roof by 0.5m and the third floor balcony at the rear is increased in length by 2m to line through with the balconies below. The extended balcony would enable to front doors to the flats to be created and accessed off the balcony. At roof level the previous proposal approved four small roof dormers, the current proposal reduces the number of dormers to three.

Submissions in Support

The proposal to provide 8 flats as opposed to the approved 9 flats is a direct result of changes to internal layout that were required by Waverley Council’s Building Control.

Relevant Policies

Policies LO1, LO3, SE4 and SE5 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004
Policies D1, D2, D4, TC1 and HE8 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002
Policy CP11 of the Waverley Borough Local Development Framework Draft Core Strategy 2005

Main Planning Issues

The principle of converting the former office space to self-contained flats has already been established under planning permission WA/2004/0963. The reduction of the scheme by one flat ensures a better internal layout and enables the scheme to be constructed in compliance with building regulation requirements.

Externally the rear roof elevation would only have three dormers constructed rather than the four previously approved. The increase in the balcony at second floor level is relatively modest and would be similar in size to the balconies at a lower level. The purpose of the extended balcony is to enable access to two separate flats directly from the balcony area.

The proposed rear staircase and lift shaft would 0.5m higher than that approved under permission WA/2004/0693 giving the lift shaft an overall height of 11.6m. The structure would remain projecting some 5.6 metres from the rear of the property as already approved. The lift shaft would remain subordinate to the main building. The staircase structure would remain some 10m away from the flank wall of Ladymere Place and would not have such a demonstrable impact on the kitchen window views of flats in Ladymere Place to warrant refusal. The building looks out across the small car park area below and the small public car park on the other side of the access road.

Summary of Reasons for Granting Planning Permission

The development hereby granted has been assessed against the Development Plan policies; Policies LO1, LO3, SE4 and SE5 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004, Policies D1, D2, D4, TC1 and HE8 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 and Policy CP11 of the Waverley Borough Local Development Framework Draft Core Strategy 2005 and material considerations, including third party representations. It has been concluded that the development would not result in any harm that would justify refusal in the public interest.


Recommendation

WA/2005/0780

That permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:-

1. Condition
No development shall take place until samples of the materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the development hereby permitted have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.

Reason
In the interests of the and to accord with Polices SE4 and SE5 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004 and Policies D4 and HE8 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.

2. Condition
Before the dwellings hereby permitted are occupied the existing garages shown for demolition shall be demolished and all demolition materials removed from the site.

Reason
In the interests of the character and appearance of the street scene and to accord with Policies SE4 and SE5 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004 and Policies D4 and HE8 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.

3. Condition
Before the dwellings hereby permitted are occupied the proposed tile hanging to the elevations shall be constructed. The details of the tile hanging to be agreed in accordance with Condition 1 above.

Reason
In the interests of the character and appearance of the street scene and to accord with Policies SE4 and SE5 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004 and Policies D4 and HE8 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.

WA/2005/0781

That consent be GRANTED.
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B.3WA/2005/1208Erection of a detached dwelling at Santon, Gasden Lane, Witley.
J Steward
09/06/2005
Grid Reference:E: 493789 N: 140602
Parish :Witley
Ward :Witley and Hambledon
Development Plan :In settlement area, RD1
Highway Authority :No requirements
Drainage Authority: No requirements
Parish Council:No objection

Consultations:Tree Officer - Development will result in loss of significant trees to the street scene. These trees however are of ubiquitous species with a limited life expectancy. If granted I recommend the use of a standard landscaping condition which includes the replacement of trees lost through development on a 1 for 1 basis in order to mitigate loss of trees to the street scene.
Representations:Three letters of objection and one letter of support have been received, objections are as follows:-
- concern over drainage of ground water by soakaways
- highway safety
- loss of privacy
- noise levels increase
- change the character of the road
- set a precedent

Relevant History

None relevant.

Description of Site/Background

Gasden Lane is a through road between A286 and A283. The road comprises a mixture of dwelling types and sizes amongst each other. The site is within the settlement area and outside any other areas of environmental constraint. There is a mix of densities in the area where properties have been built to a varying building line. When viewing the area from Gasden Lane it is not uncommon to glimpse buildings behind those fronting the Lane.

The site is unusual in that Santon is a long wide plot with the existing property located centrally in its grounds, which is unlike the other properties in the area as it stands back in the street scene with development in the area generally sited on a building line closer to Gasden Lane.

The Proposal

The proposal is for a three bedroom dwelling with the principle windows facing north towards Gasden Lane and associated parking and access to the front of the property.

The floor area of the proposal is 87.2 square metres. The property stands at 6.5 metres high to the ridge and 4.2 metres to the eaves and is 9.5 metres in width along the frontage and 6 metres in depth.

The proposal will be situated 18.1 metres forward from the front elevation of the existing house (Santon), 3.6 metres from the side elevation of Merrydown which is divided by dense mature hedging which is indicated as being retained. A distance of 10 metres from Brambles is retained and the dwelling would be positioned some 12 metres from the front boundary with Gasden Lane in line with the front elevation of Merrydown.

The existing access is to be retained as is the single garage forward of Santon and a new access is proposed to the east of the existing access.


The proposed house is traditional in style and appearance with a low eaves line.

Submissions in Support

In support of the proposal, the applicant’s agent makes the following points:-

Gasden Lane is a fairly heavily dense residential area

Building line has brought forward due to a large double garage to Tumble Trees granted in 1996 and the recent front extension at Merrydown

Proposal complies with Policies RD1, D1 and D4

Small detached unit to infill the streetscene which will form a transition between neighbouring properties

No affect on the existing amenity space of the adjoining properties.

No overlooking

Would fulfil Waverly’s requirements for smaller properties.

Access provides visibility splays required by the highway authority.

Relevant Policies

Policies SE4 and DN2 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004
Policies D1, D4, D7, RD1 and M14 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002
Policy CP11 of the Waverley Borough Local Development Framework Draft Core Strategy 2005

Main Planning Issues

The site is located within the settlement boundary wherein new dwellings may be acceptable, provided that they comply with the policies of the Development Plan.

In light of these policy requirements, relevant material considerations are as follows:-

Impact on character of area

Impact on neighbours' amenity

Access arrangements

1. Impact on character

The site by reason of its openness does not make a significant contribution to the character and amenities of the area. As it is substantially surrounded by existing buildings and due to location of the site amongst development the proposal would not affect the urban/rural transition by using open land within the curtilage of Santon. The building is sited in line with the predominant building line along Gasden Lane and takes account of the local building style and would not therefore appear unduly intrusive to passers by nor to the general character of the area. 2. Impact on neighbours' amenity Due to the orientation and distance between neighbouring properties. There will be no detrimental impact to the amenities of the neighbouring properties. A bathroom window is proposed on the first floor rear elevation facing Santon which a condition is recommended to ensure that it is to be obscure glazed only. 3. Access arrangements The proposal is to create a new access adjacent to the existing to serve the proposed dwelling which is acceptable by the Highways Authority. The proposal is to provide an area of hard standing to the front of the property, not dissimilar to others in the lane, which can accommodate the required parking and is in accordance with Government guidance and policy. The proposed development therefore is unlikely to give rise to difficulties both for safe and convenient means of access to the site.

Conclusion

Overall, it is not considered that the proposal would cause a detrimental impact upon the visual character or residential amenity.

Summary of Reasons for Granting Planning Permission

The development granted has been assessed against the Development Plan policies; Policy SE4 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004, Policies D1, D4, D7, M14 and RD1 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 and Policy CP11 of the Waverley Borough Local Development Framework Draft Core Strategy 2005 and material considerations, including third party representations. It has been concluded that the development would not result in material harm that would justify refusal in this public interest.

Recommendation

That permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:-

1. Condition
No development shall take place until samples of the materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the development hereby permitted have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.

Reason
In the interests of the amenities of the area in accordance with Policies D1 and D4 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.

2. Condition
No development shall take place until details of all proposed screen walls or fences, or similar structures, have been submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority in writing and such walls or fences or similar structures as may be approved by the Local Planning Authority shall be erected within a period of one month prior to occupation of any part of the approved development, and thereafter be maintained to the satisfaction of the Local Planning Authority.

Reason
In the interests of the amenities of the area in accordance with Policies D1 and D4 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.

3. Condition
Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 (or any order revoking and re-enacting that Order with or without modification), no further new windows or other openings shall be formed in the first floor of the rear elevation without the written permission of the Local Planning Authority.

Reason
To prevent the overlooking of adjoining property and to accord with Policies D1 and D4 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.

4. Condition
Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 (or any other order revoking or re-enacting that Order with or without modification), no enlargement to any dwelling house shall be constructed.

Reason
The size of the dwelling hereby permitted is considered to be at a maximum given the circumstances of the site. Any proposal for further enlargement would be judged against the size of the dwelling that has been replaced. Any further extension to the dwelling is likely to conflict with Policy RD2/2A of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.

5. Condition
The bathroom window(s) in the rear elevation shall be glazed with obscure glazing and shall be so retained thereafter to the satisfaction of the Local Planning Authority.

Reason
To prevent the overlooking of adjoining property and to accord with Policies D1 and D4 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.

6. Condition
Prior to commencement of any works on site, a detailed tree survey (species, locations and condition) and schedule accurately showing all trees to be retained and giving details of any tree removal and surgery required, shall be submitted to and approved by the Local Authority in writing. No retained tree shall be cut down, uprooted or destroyed nor shall any retained tree be topped or lopped other than in accordance with the approved plans and particulars, without the written approval of the Local Planning Authority. If any retained tree is removed, uprooted or destroyed or dies, another tree shall be planted at the same place and that tree shall be of such size and species, and shall be planted at such time, as may be specified in writing by the local Planning Authority.

Reason
In the interests of the long term health of the trees and hedges in order to protect the visual amenities of the area and to accord with Policies D1, D4 and D7 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.


7. Condition
Before the felling hereby permitted takes place the siting and species of six replacement trees shall be agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority. The replacement trees shall be planted in the agreed position during the first or current planting season following felling whichever is the sooner. The felling works shall be carried out within 2 years from the date of this permission unless otherwise agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority.

Reason
In the interests of the long term health of the trees and hedges in order to protect the visual amenities of the area and to accord with Policies D1, D4 and D7 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.
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B.4WA/2005/0794Erection of a building to provide 5 flats (variation to consent granted under WA/2002/2310) at Catteshall Mill, Catteshall Road, Godalming.
D Moore
08/04/2005
Grid Reference:E: 498200 N: 144400
Town:Godalming
Ward:Godalming, Farncombe and Catteshall
Development Plan:Site in a Conservation Area Flood, Zone and Policy IC9 specific to Catteshall Mill.
Highway Authority:No objection
Drainage Authority: No comment
Town Council:No objection
Representations:No objections received.
Relevant History

WA/2002/2310Erection of 10 new dwellings, change of use of ‘water tower’ to provide further 4 dwellings, erection of a new office building of approx 800 sq.m
Approved
21/11/2003
WA/2002/2310Application for Conservation Area Consent for the demolition of certain buildings.
Approved
21/11/2003
WA/2005/0386Change of use, alterations and reconstruction of unit H to provide a group medical centre together with associated parking and ancillary works.
Approved
June 2005

Description of Site/Background

The site is located on the north-east side of Catteshall Road, enclosed on the northern boundary by the River Way, which wraps around the site to the South. The total site measures an area of 0.84 hectares the top part comprising an open area of land and a small woodland, the remainder forming the now vacant industrial site. The site falls within a Conservation Area

Work has commenced under planning application WA/2002/2310 to both construct the approved residential scheme as well as the commercial scheme approved on the other half of the site.

Work is well underway on the site under the approved permission, with some of the commercial units refurbished and occupied whilst the residential scheme is nearing completion.

The Proposal

The proposal is to add two small dormer windows to the residential block of 5 flats currently under construction. The proposal involves the addition of two small dormer windows within the roof slope looking into the courtyard. The dormer windows measure 1.7m in width and 2m in height. The dormers would give additional light and headroom to bedroom and a living room.

Submissions in Support

The proposal is to add two small dormer windows to the block of flats approved under permission WA/2002/2310. The proposal still involves the provision of five flats, two on the ground floor, two on the first floor and one situated within the roof space. Each flat has two bedrooms. The proposed flats are identical in size, height and volume as the approved flats, except for the addition of the two small dormer windows on the South East Elevation, two roof lights on the North West Elevation and the proposed flat in the roof space is now shown as having two bedrooms.

Relevant Policies

Policies SE4 and SE5 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2002
Policies D4 and HE8 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002
Policy CP11 of the Waverley LDF Draft Core Strategy 2005

Main Planning Issues

The proposal is for two relatively modest dormer windows within the roofslope of a block of five flats approved permission under planning reference WA/2002/2310. The proposed would look out onto the courtyard and car parking area below. It is considered that the proposed dormers would not have a detrimental impact on the conservation area.

The five flats within the block are of the same size and proportions to that approved under WA/2005/2310.

Conclusions

SUMMARY OF REASONS FOR GRANTING PERMISSION

The development hereby granted has been assessed against the following Development Plan Policies: Policies SE4 and SE8 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004, Policies D4 and HE8 and IC9 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002, Policy CP11 of the Waverley Borough Local Development Framework Draft Core Strategy 2005 and material considerations, including third party representations. It has been concluded that the development would not result in any harm that would justify refusal in the public interest.

Recommendation

That planning permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:

1. Condition
The materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the development hereby permitted shall match those in the existing building(s).

Reason 2. Condition Reason
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B.5WA/2005/1161Consent to display a replacement illuminated sign at The Manor House, Huxley Close, Godalming (as amplified by e-mail dated 23.6.05).
H Canning
18/05/2005
Grid Reference:E: 496629 N: 145292
Parish :Godalming
Ward :Godalming Charterhouse
Development Plan :Developed area of Godalming, Area of Great Landscape Value, Area subject to special advertisement control, TPO on site.
Highway Authority :No requirements
Drainage Authority: No requirements
Town Council:No objection
Representations:Two letters of objection from neighbouring residents commenting on the visual impact of the sign, the introduction of a commercial activity in a residential area and the disturbance caused by passing cars.

Relevant History

WA/1999/1259Retention of illuminated sign-
Consent Granted
8.10.99

Description of Site/Background

The site is located on the edge of a predominantly residential area. The sign will advertise the "Manor House", which is a large conference/ training centre and hotel.

The Proposal

Advertisement Consent is sought for the replacement of a sign located at the entrance to the property, just behind the boundary wall but projecting above it. This would measure 1.5 metres x 0.9 metres and would be illuminated externally by a light fitted below the sign, next to the boundary wall. The sign would be coloured mainly blue and white, the construction materials would be aluminium with a matt laminate layer. The proposal is for the replacement of an illuminated advertisement sign to the most south- westerly corner of the site adjoining Huxley Close.

Relevant Policies

Policies SE4 and SE8 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004
Policies D1, D4, D10 and C3 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002
Policies CP9 and CP11 of the Waverley Borough Local Development Framework Draft Core Strategy 2005

Principle

The site lies within the developed area of Godalming wherein the principle of development may be acceptable subject to visual and residential amenity considerations.

Consent will only be given for the display of an advertisement which respects the interests of public safety and amenity. Proposals must comply with the requirements of Policy D10.

The site is within an AGLV; strong protection will be given to ensure the conservation and enhancement of the landscape character and natural beauty.

This part of the site is covered by TPO WA125, however, this proposal will have no impact on the protected trees.

Main Issues

The site is located within an Area of Special Control wherein signs should respect the amenity of the area and have regard to public safety, advance signs and illuminated signs will not be permitted unless essential for highway safety in accordance with Policy D10.

The main issue to be considered is whether the replacement sign is acceptable having regard to the proposed illumination in an Area of Special Advertisement Control.

The proposed sign is considered to fit appropriately into it’s setting and would not adversely affect the visual character of the area.

The source of illumination will remain as it is at present. The size, scale and siting of the proposed sign is a like for like replacement of the existing sign. In your officers’ view, there is not considered to be an objection to the proposal. Notwithstanding the general policy presumption against illumination in this location, the external illumination of the sign is considered to be acceptable as the replacement sign will have an additional matt laminate layer intended to reduce glare to neighbouring residents (as opposed to the existing semi gloss finish), who have expressed concern over the existing sign and have raised objections to this proposal.

In your officers’ view this sign would not have a materially greater impact than the existing sign and could be argued, because of its simplified colour scheme and surface treatment, to have a lesser visual impact than the existing sign.

In conclusion, it is considered that this revised sign would not cause material harm to the character or visual amenity of this sensitive edge of town location.

Recommendation

That consent be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:-

1. Condition
All advertisements displayed, and any land used for the display of advertisements, shall be maintained in a clean and tidy condition to the reasonable satisfaction of the Local Planning Authority.

Reason
In accordance with the requirements of the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisement) Regulations 1992 (as amended).

2. Condition
Any hoarding or similar structure, or any sign, placard, board or device erected or used principally for the purpose of displaying advertisements shall be maintained in a safe condition to the reasonable satisfaction of the Local Planning Authority.

Reason
In accordance with the requirements of the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisement) Regulations 1992 (as amended).

3. Condition
Where any advertisement is required under these regulations to be removed, the removal thereof shall be carried out to the reasonable satisfaction of the Local Planning Authority.

Reason
In accordance with the requirements of the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisement) Regulations 1992 (as amended).

4. Condition
No advertisement is to be displayed without the permission of the owner of the site or any other person with an interest in the site entitled to grant permission.

Reason
In accordance with the requirements of the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisement) Regulations 1992 (as amended).

5. Condition
No advertisement shall be sited or displayed so as to obscure, or hinder the ready, interpretation of any road traffic sign, railway signal or aid to navigation by water or air, or so as otherwise to render hazardous the use of any highway, railway, waterway or aerodrome (civil or military).

Reason
In accordance with the requirements of the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisement) Regulations 1992 (as amended).

6. Condition
The illumination of the proposed sign shall be of a non-intermittent type and the source of illumination shall be screened and thereafter so maintained to the satisfaction of the Local Planning Authority.

Reason
In the interest of visual amenity and highway safety, in accordance with Policies SE4 and SE8 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004, Policies D1, D4, D10 and C3 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 and Policies CP9 and CP11 of the Waverley Borough Local Development Framework Draft Core Strategy 2005.
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CENTRAL 24
AGENDA ‘C’ TO THE AGENDA FOR THE
CENTRAL AREA DEVELOPMENT CONTROL SUB-COMMITTEE
10TH AUGUST 2005

Application determined in accordance with the approved terms of delegation to the Director of Planning and Development

Background Papers (DopD)
There are no background papers (as defined by Section 100D(5) of the Local Government Act 1972) relating to this report.

Plan No.
Applicant
Development Proposed
Site Description
Decision
TC/2005/0002
Vodafone Ltd
G.P.D.O part 24; siting of a 12 metre telecommunication monopole with tri-sector antenna above and an equipment cabinet.
Land At Junction Of Twycross &, Huxley Close, Godalming.
Telecomms Approval Refused
TM/2005/0063
Mr & Mrs K Zoller
Works to a poplar tree, the subject of Tree Preservation Order 26/02.

Poplar (TPO 26/02 - T4) at the rear of 18 Streeters Close:

- To thin entire crown by a maximum of 15%, including the removal of dead, diseased, and defective branches.
    18, Streeters Close, Godalming.
    TPO Consent
    TM/2005/0069
    D Gleed
    Charterhouse School
    Works to trees the subject of Tree Preservation Order 3/03.
    Uskites, 210, 212, 214 & 216, Peperharow Road, Godalming.
    TPO Consent
    TM/2005/0074
    Mr Huber
    Application for consent for works to a hornbeam the subject of Tree Preservation Order WA346 (as amended by Waverley Borough Council letter dated 29/06/05 and applicant's e-mail dated 04/07/05).
    Bridge Mews, Bridge Street, Godalming.
    TPO Consent
    WA/2005/0298
    A Baker
    Change of use of redundant farm buildings to use as a wedding and reception venue together with restoration and alterations.
    Oxenford Grange, Milford Road, Elstead.
    Full Permission
    WA/2005/0299
    A Baker
    Application for Listed Building Consent for internal and external alterations and restoration.
    Oxenford Grange, Milford Road, Elstead.
    Listed Blg Consent Granted
    WA/2005/0443
    Abbotsdown Ltd
    Construction of an underground swimming pool extension together with construction of a new garden wall, piers and gazebos (as amplified by additional plans received 11th May 2005 and letter dated 6th May 2005 and amendment by e-mail received 21st June 2005).
    Hascombe Court, Hascombe Road, Hascombe.
    Full Permission
    WA/2005/0444
    Abbotsdown Ltd
    Application for Listed Building Consent for the construction of an underground swimming pool extension and the demolition and rebuilding of a garden wall and piers together with the erection of gazebos (as amplified by e-mail dated 21st June 2005).
    Hascombe Court, Hascombe Road, Hascombe.
    Listed Blg Consent Granted
    WA/2005/0543
    Brenham Estates
    Alterations to existing lower ground floor external terrace and loggia to provide a garden room extension.
    Apartment 1, Peperharow House, Park Avenue, Peperharow.
    Full Permission
    WA/2005/0544
    Brenham Estates
    Application for Listed Building Consent for alterations to existing ground floor external terrace and loggia to provide a garden room extension.
    Apartment 1, Peperharow House, Park Avenue, Peperharow.
    Listed Blg Consent Granted
    WA/2005/0601
    Mr & Mrs A D Alderton
    Erection of extensions and alterations (revision of WA/2004/0566) (as amended by plans received 12/05/05).
    17, Marshall Road, Godalming.
    Full Permission
    WA/2005/0643
    A J Tracy & Sons Ltd
    Erection of 7 new dwellings with garages and associated parking following demolition of existing dwelling and all existing commercial buildings.
    Land At A J Tracy & Sons, The Green, Elstead.
    Refused
    WA/2005/0644
    A J Tracy & Sons Ltd
    Application for Conservation Area Consent for the demolition of existing dwelling and all commercial buildings.
    Land At A J Tracy & Sons, The Green, Elstead.
    Conservation Area Refusal
    WA/2005/0869
    Mr Lambert
    Outline application for the erection of a new dwelling and garage.
    Land At The Vale, Gasden Copse, Witley.
    Withdrawn
    WA/2005/0884
    S Slater
    Erection of two linked buildings to provide 10 flats with vehicular access off Roke Lane and Petworth Road following demolition of existing car showroom and outbuildings (re-submission following invalid application WA/2005/0457).
    Land At Baynards Garage, Petworth Road, Witley.
    Refused
    WA/2005/0909
    S Bailey
    Erection of extensions and alterations.
    Hatchcombe End, New Way, Godalming.
    Full Permission
    WA/2005/0931
    Mr & Mrs R Hicks
    Erection of extensions and alterations.
    105, Busbridge Lane, Godalming.
    Full Permission
    WA/2005/0937
    I Anderson
    Demolition of existing stables and barn and erection of new equestrian buildings comprising loose boxes, feed store, hay barn and tractor garage together with conversion of an existing outbuilding to provide facilities for use as a professional equestrian yard (revision of WA/2004/2564).
    Upper Highfield Farmhouse, Highfield Lane, Thursley.
    Full Permission
    WA/2005/0938
    I Anderson
    Application for Listed Building Consent for internal and external alterations to an existing outbuilding.
    Upper Highfield Farmhouse, Highfield Lane, Thursley.
    Listed Blg Consent Granted
    WA/2005/0973
    Mr & Mrs S Frost
    Erection of extensions and alterations.
    The Rectory, The Street, Hascombe.
    Refused
    WA/2005/0976
    S Rackett
    Construction of a vehicular access.
    9 Primrose Place, Portsmouth Road, Godalming.
    Full Permission
    WA/2005/0990
    Mr & Mrs P Eakins
    Erection of extensions.
    Lyndhurst Oaks, The Fairway, Godalming.
    Full Permission
    WA/2005/0996
    Mr & Mrs D Skelton
    Erection of extensions and alterations.
    12, Manor Lea Close, Milford.
    Full Permission
    WA/2005/0998
    Reigate Stock Share & Estates Co Ltd
    Erection of a terrace of 7 dwellings with associated works (revision of WA/2004/1431).
    Land At Rear Of 49-51, High Street, Godalming.
    Refused
    WA/2005/1008
    Charterhouse School
    Outline application for the erection of 15 staff houses with garages and parking with access off Peperharow Road following demolition of existing squash courts and outbuildings (resubmission following invalid application WA/2005/0595).
    Land At Charterhouse School, Peperharow Road, Godalming.
    Withdrawn
    WA/2005/1015
    G Mcmanus
    Erection of a two storey extension.
    4 Wellington Place, Farncombe Street, Godalming.
    Full Permission
    WA/2005/1018
    V Puddicombe
    Erection of a two storey extension.
    70, Combe Road, Godalming.
    Refused
    WA/2005/1019
    F Locurto
    Erection of a single storey extension and alterations.
    11, Seymour Road, Godalming.
    Full Permission
    WA/2005/1036
    Mr & Mrs P Moir
    Erection of a two storey extension (revision of WA/2005/0154).
    119, George Road, Godalming.
    Refused
    WA/2005/1041
    West Surrey Golf Club
    Erection of a green keepers machinery store with ancillary storage and staff facilities together with associated works.
    Land At West Surrey Golf Club, Enton Lane, Enton, Godalming.
    Refused
    WA/2005/1045
    Mr & Mrs M Ashworth
    Erection of extensions and alterations following demolition of existing conservatory (revision of WA/2005/0547).
    Sun House, Hascombe Road, Godalming.
    Full Permission
    WA/2005/1070
    D J Coates
    Provision of a dropped kerb.
    18, Elizabeth Road, Godalming.
    Full Permission
    WA/2005/1080
    The Governors
    Application for Conservation Area Consent to demolish existing dining room.
    Busbridge C Of E School, Brighton Road, Godalming.
    Conservation Area Consent
    WA/2005/1084
    M Collis
    Provision of a new roof over internal courtyard area and alterations.
    2, Mill Lane, Godalming.
    Refused
    WA/2005/1085
    M Collis
    Application for Listed Building Consent for the provision of a new roof over internal courtyard area and alterations.
    2, Mill Lane, Godalming.
    Listed Blg Consent Granted
    WA/2005/1087
    Mr & Mrs R Styles
    Erection of a detached double garage/garden machinery and log store following demolition of existing double garage/store.
    Heath Hall, Lower House Road, Bowlhead Green.
    Full Permission
    WA/2005/1092
    Mr & Mrs G Cowdrey
    Erection of extensions.
    Tir Na Nog, Highfield Lane, Thursley.
    Full Permission
    WA/2005/1098
    E J Hayden-Pigg
    Application for a Certificate of Lawfulness under Section 192 for the erection of a single storey extension and loft conversion.
    Orchard Cottage, Dean Road, Godalming.
    Certificate of Lawfulness Refused
    WA/2005/1099
    Mr & Mrs Ellis
    Application for Listed Building Consent to change the exterior colour of cottage.
    Minton Cottage, Station Road, Godalming.
    Listed Blg Consent Granted
    WA/2005/1102
    Mr & Mrs J Bailey-Burnley
    Retention of conservatory and alterations to existing flat roof.
    Dontana, Thursley Road, Elstead.
    Full Permission
    WA/2005/1126
    Prof & Mr Bailey
    Erection of extensions following demolition of existing wing of building (as amplified by letter dated 07/07/05).
    Court Farm, Church Lane, Hambledon.
    Full Permission
    WA/2005/1127
    Prof & Mr Bailey
    Application for Listed Building consent for the erection of extensions following demolition of existing wing of building and linked alterations.
    Court Farm, Church Lane, Hambledon.
    Listed Blg Consent Granted
    WA/2005/1142
    R Noyce
    Erection of a single storey extension.
    21, Miltons Crescent, Godalming.
    Full Permission
    WA/2005/1144
    Mr & Mrs Lassiter
    Erection of a two storey extension.
    2 Bryncae, Thursley Road, Elstead.
    Full Permission
    WA/2005/1191
    English Nature
    Removal of condition 1 of WA/2002/1878 (temporary permission) to allow the permanent use of building as a work base office and store for English Nature.
    Heath Hall Farm, Lower House Road, Bowlhead Green.
    Full Permission



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