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Meeting of the Western Area Development Control Sub Committee held on 25/02/2004
AGENDA 25TH FEBRUARY 2004




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Date: 16th February 2004


To: All Members and Substitute
Members of the WESTERN
AREA DEVELOPMENT
CONTROL SUB-COMMITTEE
(Other Members for information)



Membership of Western Area Development Control Sub-Committee
Substitute Members
Dear Sir/Madam

A meeting of the WESTERN AREA DEVELOPMENT CONTROL SUB-COMMITTEE will be held as follows:-

DATE: WEDNESDAY, 25TH FEBRUARY 2004

TIME: 7.00 P.M.

PLACE: COUNCIL CHAMBER, FARNHAM COUNCIL OFFICES, SOUTH STREET, FARNHAM

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 21st January 2004 (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 in relation to any items included on the agenda for this meeting, disclosure of any interests which are required to be disclosed by Section 94(1) of the Local Government Act 1972 and in accordance with the Waverley Code of Local Government Conduct.

4. QUESTIONS BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

The Chairman to respond to any questions received from members of the public of which notice has been given in accordance with Procedure Rule 10.

5. PLANNING APPLICATIONS - SITE INSPECTIONS

5.1 Applications for Consideration Following Site Inspections

At its last meeting, the Sub-Committee deferred consideration of the under-mentioned planning applications to enable members to inspect the sites in question. The site inspections have now been held and the reports on the applications is submitted for the Sub-Committee’s consideration.

In considering this report, the attention of the Sub-Committee is drawn to the decision of the Planning Committee, endorsed by the Council, that if an application is deferred to enable a site inspection to be held, there should not be further deferments for second or further site inspections.

(i)WA02/2450
E P Powell
17.12.02
Use of land as an arboretum, water gardens and the display of sculptures; use of existing building as reception/studio/gallery at Pride of the Valley, Jumps Road, Churt, Farnham (as amended by plan, letters, accompanying documents and ecological assessment received 23.7.03 and site plan, internal layout plan and letter and accompanying documents received 17.11.03)
Grid Reference:E: 487149 N: 139419
Parish:Frensham
Ward:Frensham, Dockenfield and Tilford
Development Plan:Green Belt, AONB, AGLV
Area subject to special advertisement control adjacent to Site of Special Scientific Importance (SSSI), Candidate Special Area of Conservation (CSAC), Special Protection Area (SPA), Area of Historic Landscape Value (AHLV), Regionally Important Geological/Geomorphological Site (RIGS), Site of Nature Conservation Importance (SNCI)
Highway Authority:Issues relating to public footpath - see report
Drainage Authority:Environment Agency - concerns and recommended conditions - see report
Parish Council:Initially had no objection provided that there was no commercial activity on the site. Have recently expressed concern about admission fee and sale of sculptures from the site. Concerned it could escalate into a similar situation to that at the Bourne Mill site in Farnham
Consultations:National Trust - object (see report)
Surrey Wildlife Trust - initial concerns, recommend conditions (see report)
English Nature - advise that there is a need for the Council to establish whether the proposal significantly affects the SPA/CSAC
Tourist Officer - generally supportive of application
Arts Officer and Surrey Visual Arts Officer - generally supportive, but keen to see quality control
Countryside Management Officer - concerns see report
Forestry Commission - copy of felling licence provided, no further comments received
Representations:Seven confidential objections to unauthorised development and a further 12 to the application as submitted


Relevant History

WA94/0348Certificate of Lawfulness for the continued siting of a building and use of land for ancillary domestic useCertificate Granted
12.01.95
WA96/0689Display of two non illuminated signsRefused
Appeal dismissed in respect of sign (i) dragon sign opposite Pride of the Valley (sign has not been removed)
Allowed in respect of sign (ii) adjacent to Pride of The Valley
WA99/0755Alterations to lakes, erection of bridges and observation chamber together with landscaping worksPermitted 8.12.99
WA99/0756Installation of water pumps to lakePermitted 8.12.99

Description of Site/Background
Photographs of some of the sculptures
A copy of the leaflet advertising the sculpture park
Location plan
Site plan identifying the location of approximately 184 sculptures
A supporting statement An ecological survey
Correspondence/plan relating to public footpath 40a
Letter from the applicant’s accountant
Letters providing additional information

In the supporting statement it is stated that the planning application:-

Represents an extremely well designed proposal, creating an informative, interesting and educational facility which will benefit all ages and walks of life.
Particular care and attention has been given to the character of the surrounding area and potential benefit to the surrounding area.
A unique opportunity to combine the Countryside and the arts.
The applicant believes the proposal is acceptable within the terms of the relevant planning policies and considers that it will provide a first class tourist attraction for the Borough.

Concerns of local residents 23. Concern about re establishing the footpath along boundary to Stoney Cottage.
24. Increased car parking on protected grass verge.
25. Retrospective application. The National Trust

The Council’s Countryside Management Officer
Relevant Policies

Surrey Structure Plan Surrey Structure Replacement Plan (Deposit Draft) 2002 Impact on the Green Belt
Impact on the AONB/AGLV
Impact on adjacent SSSI, CSAC, SPA and SNCI
Impact on wildlife/trees
Impact on the watercourse
Provision of parking
Promotion of tourism in Waverley and viability of existing hotel
Provision for disabled
Public footpath 20A
Fencing
Signage
To improve access to the arts across all sections of the community.
To create opportunities for professional artists in the development of a thriving arts economy.
It also has the potential to follow Surrey County Council’s Cultural Strategy objective to ‘develop with sensitivity the use of the countryside for cultural activities’.
be an asset to tourism offered in the area
would sustain local pub and other attractions and facilities locally as part of the rural economy,
In sustainability terms (transport) is limited access at present, but the park may make the option for a route more viable linking Hindhead, Sculpture Park, Tilford Woods and Rural Life Centre together.
Concerned about health and safety of some exhibits.
Reason for granting permission
(ii)WA03/1710
Crownhall Estates Ltd
01.09.03
Outline application for the erection of 23 dwellings. Land at 7A Wrecclesham Road, Farnham (as amplified and amended by letters dated 18.09.03, 10.12.03 and 3.2.04 and plans received 11.12.03)
Grid Reference:E: 482842 N: 145683
Town:Farnham
Ward:Rowledge and Wrecclesham
Development Plan:Partly within area liable to flooding otherwise no site specific policies
Highway Authority:Not yet received – to be reported orally
Drainage Authority:Environment Agency – see report
Town Council:Submitted scheme:-
“Very strong objection due to encroachment onto Greenfield site. We dispute the Environment Agency’s assertion to the floodplain, this site is unsuitable for development”.
Amended scheme:-Comments on submitted scheme stand.
Consultations:Surrey CC (strategic planning consultation) – not yet received to be reported orally
Surrey CC Rights of Way Officer – see report
Surrey County Council Archaeology – Recommend condition
Thames Water – not yet received – to be reported orally
Representations:Submitted scheme:- Letters from five local residents and the Wrecclesham Village Society objecting principally on the following grounds:-
1. density of development too high;
2. visual impact on edge of settlement;
      3. land forms a buffer to the developed area of Farnham;
      4. Increased traffic and inadequate access;
      5. proposed visibility splays from access do not take account of the leaning wall at no. 1. Also do not consider that the land required to set back the bridge parapet is highway land so applicant may not be able to carry out this improvement;
      6. Open space inadequate – size does not meet National Playing Fields Association guidelines – therefore contrary to Local Plan Policy H10;
      7. Site is not located close to services/facilities as required by PPG3;
      8. Any landscaping and mitigation of the visual impact should be within the site and not outside the settlement boundary as proposed;
      9. impact on residential amenity – overlooking, overshadowing, loss of light, noise and disturbance;
      10. Provision of affordable housing not regarded as “significant”;
      11. Proposed contribution towards highway works may not be enough to provide what is needed;
      12. Adequacy of drainage;
      13. visual impact and impact on users of the two adjoining public footpaths;
      14. If permission is allowed despite these objections then there should be a requirement for a legal agreement to secure – (a) highway improvement including road markings and a left-in/left-out access; (b) applicant required to acquire the rights to set back the bridge parapet; (c) applicant to acquire and dedicate sufficient land with play equipment as Public Open Space and pay commuted sum for future maintenance to make up shortfall in provision on-site; (d) applicant be required to pay a commuted sum towards provision/maintenance of community facilities; (e) affordable housing should be for rent with no shared equity units.
Amended Scheme:- Letters from three local residents and the Wrecclesham Village Society maintaining objections for the following principal reasons:-
      1. Changes do not go far enough – loss of amenity remains;
      2. Dangerous access;
      3. Potential flooding;
      4. Proximity of units 12 & 13 – overlooking, loss of light and loss of privacy;
      5. Need for more planting;
      6. Reduction by one unit not sufficient to overcome objections;
      7. Consider that Waverley Borough Council has more than a 5-year supply of housing – therefore there is a conflict with Policy H2;
      8. Proposed density more appropriate to a town centre than an edge of village site;
      9. Impact on neighbours – loss of amenity and visual intrusion;
      10. Object to loss of trees on frontage;
      11. Amenity space is too small – does not accord with NFPA guidelines in terms of space per person;
      12. Do not consider that satisfactory sight lines can be achieved. Remain concerned that setting-back of parapet cannot be achieved because land is not within the control of the applicant or the Highway Authority;
      13. If permitted then there must be a requirement for financial contributions to fund off-site highway improvements and to fund additional facilities at the Recreation Ground.
      14. Question adequacy of foul drainage reference to recent cases sewers overflowing.
      15. Adverse impact on public footpath – bund would reduce extent of floodplain and screen views of water meadows from the footpath;
      16. Visual impact – introduce suburban appearance to the Area of Strategic Visual Importance;
      17. Applicant should be required to provide proof of ownership/control over the water meadow.

Introduction

A further outline planning application has been submitted for the development of the land at 7A Wrecclesham Road. It is the fourth application to be submitted in the last eighteen months. The most recent application (WA03/0974) was considered by the Sub-Committee in July. An earlier application (WA02/2400) is the subject of an appeal on the grounds of non-determination. That appeal was scheduled to be considered at a Hearing. However, at the request of the applicant the appeal has been delayed to allow time for the consideration of this latest application. Relevant History

WA85/1170Erection of two dwellingsRefused
Appeal dismissed
Sept 1986
WA92/0581 and
P43/10/147
Planning application and related enforcement action in relation to new dwellings (number 7a)Appeal allowed
19.5.97
WA02/1019Outline – erection of three dwellingsWithdrawn
WA02/2400Outline – erection of 25 dwellingsAppeal lodged on grounds of non-determination
WA03/0974Outline – erection of 28 dwellingsRefused
WA03/2658Erection of 23 dwellingsNot yet determined

Description of Site

The site is located on the eastern side of Wrecclesham Road, just beyond Passmore Bridge. It has a frontage on to Wrecclesham Road and the site also extends back to The Hatches. A public footpath runs along the northern boundary of the site, beyond which are fields/water meadows. The site is presently occupied by a single dwelling (number 7a), this is a relatively modern property that sits back into the site. To the south, the site is adjoined by existing dwellings in Wrecclesham Road (numbers 1 to 7). A plan identifying the location of the site is attached as Annexe 1.

Background

In 1985, an application was made to erect a pair of houses on the front part of the site (adjacent to number 1), (WA85/1170 refers). That application was refused and dismissed on appeal. The appeal was dismissed partly on policy grounds (extension of development into the countryside) and partly on highway grounds. In relation to the latter point, the Inspector felt that two dwellings would increase both hazards and inconvenience for traffic on the Wrecclesham Road. In reaching that decision, the Inspector was mindful of both the inability of the applicant to improve visibility due to the obstruction of the parapet wall on the bridge. He also referred to the limited scope for right turning vehicles to enter or leave the site safely.

Number 7a is a modern house with a complex planning history. It was originally intended as a replacement for number 7. It was also built in a different location and larger than originally permitted. It also transpired that the owner could no longer deliver the required demolition of number 7 and, rather than being a replacement, it became a new dwelling in the countryside. Enforcement action was taken. However, the subsequent appeal was allowed and permission granted in 1997.

With the adoption of the new Local Plan, the site and other nearby land on both sides of Wrecclesham Road, became incorporated within the settlement area, as recommended by the Local Plan Inspector.

In 2002, an application for three dwellings was made. However, it was subsequently withdrawn. It was felt by officers that if the technical constraints could be overcome (access and potential for flooding), then a development of only 7.5 dwellings per hectare (dph) was not making best use of urban land.

Application WA02/2400 (currently at appeal)

Some Members will recall considering application WA02/2400 at the meeting in April last. Outline permission was sought for the erection of 25 dwellings. An illustrative plan accompanied the application. This showed a development containing a mix of one, two, three and four bedroom units. The scheme also included eight units of affordable housing.

Before that application could be determined by the Council, an appeal was lodged on the grounds of non-determination. The application was, therefore, reported to the Sub-Committee on 4th April in order that Members could formally decide what decision it would have made had it been able to determine the application.

Members resolved that permission would have been refused on two principal grounds:-

In addition, whilst noting that no objection had been raised by the Highway Authority, Members wanted officers to continue to investigate their concerns about highway safety and the requirement for appropriate contributions towards community infrastructure.

Attached as Annexe 2, for comparison purposes, is a copy of the illustrative layout accompanying that application.

Application WA03/0974

This application was again in outline and related to a development of 28 units. It mainly comprised terraced housing. The illustrative plans showed a development of 4 x one-bedroom; 22 x two-bedroom; and 2 x three-bedroom houses. The main differences between this scheme and the earlier application (WA02/2400) were an increase in the proportion of affordable housing to 37% and the provision of a landscaping buffer on the fields immediately adjoining the site to the north. A copy of the illustrative layout accompanying application WA03/0974 is attached at Annexe 3.

Officers felt that the scheme was still unacceptable. There were two principal reasons. Firstly, having regard to the provisions of Policy H2 of the Local Plan, it was felt that the use of this site for housing development was premature. It was further considered that the proportion of affordable housing being proposed was a sufficient community benefit to justify the early release of the land of housing.

Secondly, it was felt that, notwithstanding the proposed planting, the development of 28 units on this edge of settlement site would be intrusive and detrimental to the character of the area. It was also felt that it would not provide adequate amenity space and it was also felt that it would compromise residential amenity.

The Proposal

The present application is an outline application for 23 units (it was submitted as 24 but reduced to 23 as a result of recent amendments). Attached as Annexe 4 is a copy of the presently proposed illustrative layout.

The principal differences between this and the earlier proposals are the provision of an amenity area in the eastern (rear) corner of the site (where it adjoins The Hatches) and the provision of detailed information in relation to new landscaping and, in particular, the landscape buffer proposed on the land to the north.

The scheme indicates the provision of 16 units of private housing and 7 units of affordable housing. The overall mix of development is:-

4 x one-bedroom
13 x two-bedroom
6 x three-bedroom

The illustrative layout shows mainly terraced housing. Car parking is shown at a ratio of 1.5 spaces per unit. The access would again be from an amended access on to Wrecclesham Road. The visibility spays needed to make this acceptable will require the parapet on the bridge to be set back.

Submissions in Support

The agent has submitted extensive representation in support of the scheme. He has drawn attention to the Local Plan Inspector’s comments when he recommended to the Council that this land be included within the developed area.

He has commented on Policy H4 of the Local Plan stating that the scheme is entirely in accordance with the policy. In terms of amenity, he states that each dwelling has access to sufficient garden space and a public amenity space is included in the scheme. He also explains that the scheme complies with Policy H5 in relation to affordable housing.

He comments that the access is acceptable to the Highway Authority and refers to his client’s offer of a contribution of 15,000 towards traffic calming. He also refers to discussions with the Environment Agency and the fact that the Agency raised no objection.

He has also described the recent amendments in the scheme and the way in which these have addressed the amenity considerations that officers had raised. He has stated that the concept of the scheme is based on the provision of terraces which is a common form of development found in Wrecclesham.

The application has also been accompanied by a Design Statement and a detailed Landscape Appraisal.

Since the last Sub-Committee meeting a further letter has been received from the applicant’s agent. This addressed some of the outstanding issues. With regard to drainage, he confirms that his client has instructed consultants to undertake a full inspections and report on the condition of the drains. The agent also comments further on the issue of flooding. He refers to the work carried out previously by consultants. The consultants have been asked to summarise the current position on behalf of the applicant. The agent also comments further on highway issues. He states that the Highway Authority has no objection to the scheme. He has also drawn specific attention to a letter from the Highway Authority to the Council explaining why it considers the development to be acceptable.

He has commented on the issue of a Section 106 Agreement. He confirms his client’s willingness to provide:-

1. A contribution of 15,000 towards highway works;
2. A contribution (in addition to the public open space on-site) towards off-site open space of 4,000;
3. A contribution towards the improvement of the public footpath of 2,000;

Planning Policies

The key policies are considered to be:-
DP4, DP5 and DP6.

• Surrey Structure Plan (Deposit Draft) 2002 – Policies LO7, LO8, SE3, SE4,
Main Issues for Consideration

One of the objections to the previous schemes was the fact that the development was considered to be premature, having regard to the provisions of policy H2 of the Local Plan. However, in the light of changes in the land supply situation, the Council is not currently in the position of having sufficient land available such that it can phase the release of new “windfall” sites such as this. There is, therefore, no longer an objection on H2 grounds.

The remaining issues to consider are:-

1. whether the mix of housing complies with Policies H4 and H5;

2. whether the form and density of development is acceptable;

3. whether the development would make adequate provision for amenity space;

4. whether the development would have any adverse impact on residential amenity;

5. whether the scheme is acceptable from a highways/transportation point of view;

6. whether the development is acceptable in relation to the issue of potential flooding.

7. whether the arrangements for disposal of foul drainage are acceptable.

1. Policy H4 and H5 Issues

The scheme makes provision for 32% affordable housing and therefore complies with Policy H5. The mix is also in accordance with Policy H4 as is the density of 42.6 dph which is within the 30 – 50 dph set out in Policy H4.

2. The Form and Density of Development
3. Amenity Space Provision

A criticism of the previous schemes was the lack of any on-site amenity space. The scheme for 23 units now proposed provides an area at the western end. Although the Local Plan Policies do not set out a specific requirement, the starting point of the guidance published by the National Playing Fields Association. For a scheme of this size the guidelines indicate the need for a “Local Area for Play”. This is not an equipped amenity space and is normally designed to provide space for the very young. In addition, as a result of further negotiations, the applicant has also agreed to make a contribution of 4,000 towards off-site play space provision. Officers consider that this is a reasonable requirement to supplement the provision being made on site. Officers, therefore, consider that the provision within the scheme for open space is acceptable.

4. Impact on Residential Amenity

The two dwellings most immediately affected by the development are Nos 1 and 3 Wrecclesham Road. In terms of No 1 this property fronts onto Wrecclesham but also has windows in the side flank elevation facing the side of the development. The separation distance between the flank of No 1 and the new house shown on plot 1 is 11.5m. This is considered to be acceptable, particularly as the outlook affected is to the north.

In terms of 3 Wrecclesham Road, the potential impact is from overlooking. Following negotiations, the scheme has been revised to improve the relationship. Whilst there would still be a degree of overlooking and interlooking, it is not considered that this would be so significant as to justify a refusal.

5. Highways/Transportation Issues

Members will note the concerns raised by local residents and the Wrecclesham Village Society about traffic and the access. However, in this particular case the Highway Authority has taken the view that, with improved visibility at the entrance, a residential development of this magnitude is acceptable. In order to provide the necessary improvement to visibility in the northerly (leading traffic) direction, it is necessary to carry out some works to the bridge parapet. This will require a reduction in height by the removal of a single course of bricks. As these works would be off-site, it would be necessary for the applicant to enter into an appropriate legal agreement with the Highway Authority.

The Highway Authority is aware of the previous appeal but, given the present circumstances, it has, to date, maintained the view that the scheme is acceptable. In the absence of an objection from the Highway Authority, it is considered that it would be difficult to substantiate a highway objection on appeal. It should be noted that the applicant has also offered to contribute 15,000 towards local traffic calming. Officers are still awaiting receipt of the final comments from the Highway Authority in relation to this scheme. However, it is anticipated that the Highway Authority will recommend conditions and a legal agreement.

The County Council Rights of Way Officer has also considered the impact of the development on the footpath that runs alongside the site. As it is proposed, the path will be between the site and the proposed 10 metre wide planting strip. In order to safeguard the condition and amenity of this path, the Rights of Way Officer has expressed some concerns about planting on the southern side and the potential for it to create a tunnel of vegetation. In order to overcome this, he has requested that the path be 2 metres wide and surfaced in a suitable material to be agreed. This matter can be addressed by condition. In addition, the Rights of Way Officer has asked for a contribution towards improvements to another nearby footpath, which connects the end of The Hatches to the A31. This is considered to be a reasonable requirement related to this development as it would contribute towards enhancing pedestrian accessibility to the town centre.

6. Potential Flooding

Part of the site is identified in the Local Plan as being in an area liable to flooding. However, the matter has been investigated thoroughly by the Environmental Agency in the context of the last application. It concluded that only a very small part of the site, where the existing entrance is located, is within the area of concern (i.e. below a specific ground level).

Following the Members' site visit, the Environment Agency has agreed to give further consideration to the issues raised. An oral report will be made on the outcome of this at the meeting.

7. Foul Drainage

Some concern has been raised locally about the adequacy of the foul drainage system. In order to address this, the applicant has commissioned a report on the matter. Officers have also contacted Thames Water for its views on the issue. It is anticipated that both responses will be available prior to the next meeting, when an oral report will be made.

Conclusion

In conclusion, officers consider that outline permission should be granted for this development. As it stands, the recommendation is subject to receipt of the final views from the Highway Authority, any further comments from the Environment Agency and the receipt of satisfactory information concerning the foul drainage. In addition, officers are awaiting a response from the County Council on any other Strategic issues that should be addressed in the 106 agreement.

Recommendation

That, subject to the final views of the Highway Authority and the County Planning Officer, subject to the further comments from the Environment Agency and subject to the receipt of further information concerning the foul drainage, and subject to the applicant first entering into appropriate legal agreements within six months of the date of this resolution (the costs of making the agreements to be borne by the applicants) to secure:-

1) The provision of 7 units of subsidised affordable housing;

2) The provision of 15,000 towards traffic calming measures;

3) The provision of 4,000 towards off-site amenity space provision;

4) The provision of 2,000 towards off-site improvements to the public footpath network;

5) The provision and subsequent maintenance of the open space and the landscaping strip;

permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:-

1. Standard outline – (1.2)
(siting, design, external appearance and landscaping)
2. Standard outline (1.3)
3. Standard Open Plan Estate (5.3)
4. Standard restriction on Permitted Development (11.1)
5. Standard control of environmental effects (13.3)
6. Standard Landscaping (25.9)
7. Standard Landscape Management Plan (25.12)
8. There shall be no raising of existing ground levels that part of the site lying within the area of land liable to flood. Defined on site as any areas below 67.91 m AOD.
9. No spoil or materials shall be deposited or stored on that part of the site lying
within the area of land liable to flood, defined on site as any areas below 67.91 m AOD. 11. Surface water source control measures shall be carried out in accordance with 12. Before development is commenced, details of the works to upgrade public footpath 127, which runs along the northern side of the site, from Wrecclesham Road to the Hatches, shall be submitted to and agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority. These works shall be completed prior to the occupation of the first dweling on the development.
13. Standard programme of Archaeological Work (27.2)

Reasons

1. Standard (RC2)
2. Standard (RC2) and reduction of flood storage capacity and to accord with Policy SE3 of the Surrey Structure Plan (Deposit Draft) 2002 and Policy D12 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002. 12. Standard (RC5) *(amenity and character of the public footpath) *(PE10 & MT2) *(SE4 & DN2) *(D1, D4 & M2)
13. Standard (RC31)
Background Papers (DoPD)

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

5.2 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, these will now be held on Wednesday 10th March 2004.

6. APPLICATIONS FOR PLANNING PERMISSION

Attached for consideration and report at Schedules B and C. Plans and letters of representation, etc will be available for inspection before the meeting.

7. OBJECTION TO TREE PRESERVATION ORDER (NO27/03) – TREES ON LAND AT PANNELLS, LOWER BOURNE, FARNHAM
[Ward Affected: Farnham Bourne]

To consider the report at Appendix A

8. PLANNING APPEALS

8.1 Appeals Lodged

The Council has received notice of the following appeals:-

WA03/0435Erection of extensions at 32 Weydon Hill Road, Farnham
WA03/1645Erection of extensions and alterations following demolition of existing porch and lean-to at 61 Burnt Hill Rod, Farnham
WA03/1756Erection of building to provide 7 flats following demolition of existing dwelling with ancillary works at Kelmscott, School Lane, Farnham
WA03/2108Continued use of premises for mixed use Class C1 (Guest House) and class A3 (Restaurant) purposes. Retention of an existing extension and erection of a further extension. Retention of existing parking area at Farnham Park Hotel, Hale Road, Farnham

Background Papers (CEx)

Notification of appeals received on 14.1.04, 30.1.04, 19.1.04 and 20.1.04 respectively.

8.2 Appeal Decisions

WA02/2138Conversion of a former garage/store to a residential dwelling at The Coach House Building, The Grange, Frensham
(ALLOWED)
WA02/2218Detached dwelling, garage and new access on land adjoining 2 Cobbets Ridge, Moor Park, Farnham
(ALLOWED)
WA03/0040Erection of a detached dwelling and alterations to car parking on land adjacent to 80 Lodge Hill Road, Farnham
(DISMISSED)
WA03/0158Demolition of the existing garage and erection of two-storey side and front extensions at 107 Upper Weybourne Lane, Heath End, Farnham
(DISMISSED)

Background Papers (CEx)
8.3 Inquiry Arrangements

17th February 2004 WA03/0405 (O) Committee Room 2 Godalming
(Informal Hearing)
Erection of a detached dwelling on land at Rowhills Cottage, Rowhills, Farnham
9th March 2004 WA03/1295
Citizens’ Advice Bureau
Queen Street
Godalming
(Public Inquiry)
Certificate of Lawfulness under Section 191 for the use of The Coach House as an independent dwelling at The Coach House, Lake Lane, Dockenfield, Farnham

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. ENFORCEMENT ACTION - CURRENT SITUATION

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

(b) Bourne Mill, Farnham (4.1.93, 12.5.93, 11.10.93, 12.1.94, 15.6.94, 28.4.95, 8.1.96, 13.5.96, 10.6.96, 8.7.96 and 5.12.02)

In relation to land at the front, action being pursued to secure the cessation of the use of land for use as a garden centre and for the sale, display and storage of sheds, garden structures, etc., plus the demolition of all sheds, structures, etc. and removal of all resultant materials; action to remove unauthorised signs. Changed Use Enforcement Notice rejected by Inspector, but operational development notice upheld. Letter sent to owner/occupier indicating that if compliance with notice has not been achieved by 13.3.03, then prosecution proceedings will commence.

In relation to land at the rear, enforcement action taken to secure the cessation of the use of land for retail display purposes and to secure the removal of unauthorised ground works and unauthorised buildings. Enforcement Notices confirmed on appeal. Partial costs awarded to the Council. A late High Court challenge has failed – time for compliance altered accordingly to cessation of use by 13th October 2001 and removal of unauthorised ground works and buildings by 13th January 2002. A further planning application refused in 2002. Letter sent to owner/occupier indicating that if compliance with notice has not been achieved by 13.3.03, then prosecution proceedings will commence. Appeal held 20.3.03. Appeal dismissed. Prosecution statement being prepared.

(c) Century Farm, Green Lane, Badshot Lea, Farnham (24.7.95)
(d) Land Opposite the Packhouse, Tongham Road (3.10.01)

(e) Little Acres, St George’s Road, Runfold, Farnham (28.11.01)

(f) Old Park Stables, Old Park Lane, Farnham (24.5.02)
Background Papers (CEx)

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

10. 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 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item 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 item, there would be disclosure to them of exempt information (as defined by Section 100I of the Act) of the description specified in the following paragraphs of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act, namely:

Item 11

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)

11. LEGAL ADVICE

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

For further information or assistance, please telephone Mahasti Ghavami,
Trainee Committee Secretary, on ext. 3224 or 01483 523224 or
Rosemary Hughes, Committee Secretary on ext. 3225 or 01483 523225

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INDEX OF APPLICATIONS
WESTERN AREA DEVELOPMENT CONTROL SUB-COMMITTEE
25TH FEBRUARY 2004
PAGE ITEMPLAN REFLOCATION
    Site Inspections
    WA/2002/2450Pride of the Valley, Jumps Road, Churt, Farnham
    WA/2003/1710Land at 7A Wrecclesham Road, Farnham
    1
    B.1
    WA/2003/227557 Farnborough Road, Farnham
    4
    B.2
    WA/2003/2455Runfold House, St Georges Road, Badshot Lea, Farnham
    4
    B.3
    WA/2003/2330Runfold House, St Georges Road, Badshot Lea, Farnham
    7
    B.4
    WA/2003/183940 Wrecclesham Hill, Farnham
    10
    B.5
    WA/2003/1387Victoria Reservoir, Frensham Road, Farnham
    15
    B.6
    WA/2003/2532Oaks Rise, Hampton Road, Farnham
    17
    B.7
    WA/2003/2165Senate Electrical Wholesalers Ltd, Guildford Road, Farnham
    18
    B.8
    WA/2003/2536Land adjacent to 2 Lower Weybourne Lane, Farnham
    22
    B.9
    WA/2004/0048107 Burnt Hill Road, Lower Bourne, Farnham
    WESTERN 1
    SCHEDULE “B” TO THE AGENDA FOR THE
    WESTERN AREA DEVELOPMENT CONTROL SUB-COMMITTEE
    25TH FEBRUARY 2004

    Applications where the considerations involved are clearly defined.

    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".
    B.1WA03/2275
    Mr and Mrs P Banks
    31.10.03
    Change of use from dwelling to day care nursery at 57 Farnborough Road, Farnham (as amplified by letter dated 22.12.03)
    Grid Reference:E: 484893 N: 149116
    Parish:Farnham
    Ward:Farnham Hale and Heath End
    Development Plan:No Site Specific Policies
    Highway Authority:Recommend refusal
    Drainage Authority:No requirements
    Town Council:Concerned about the possible adverse effect on neighbours amenity and the effect on the streetscene
    Representations:2 Letter of support based on the following: -
        1. The provision of a much needed facility in the area
        2. The sound of children playing
      1 Letter of objection based on the following grounds: -
          1. The busy nature of Farnborough Road
          2. The provision of parking
          3. Increase in volume of noise associated with children playing
          4. The possible locating of advertising hoarding around the property
          5. Possible devaluation of neighbouring properties due to the opening of such a facility

      Relevant History

      WA/1986/1502Erection of an extension and alterations to provide dining room kitchen and garage with bedroom and bathroom on the first floor
      Full
      Permission
      02/10/86
      The unsuitability of other commercial units available in the area for conversion into a day care facility.
      The suitability in terms of access to the property
      The proximity of the property to neighbours
      The opportunity for the nursery to provide training in childcare to local colleges and schools
      The provision of a valuable community facility
      Examples of other facilities in Surrey that are operated out of a residential facility
      Existing property has been on the market as a single dwelling, but nobody wants to buy a property that virtually backs onto a Laundromat
      Parking available locally in East Avenue and in nearby parking area in front of the shops and businesses

      Relevant Policies

      Surrey Structure Plan 1994 – Policies DP7 & MT5
      Surrey Structure Replacement Plan (Deposit Draft) 2002 – Policies LO2 & DN2
      Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 – Policies H8, M14, D1 & D2
      A Parking Strategy for Surrey, Supplementary Planning Guidance, March 2003

      The loss of a residential dwelling
      The increase in movement
      The provision of parking spaces
      The Impact on neighbouring properties

      * * * * *
      B.2WA03/2455
      Mr M J Blower
      25.11.03
      Erection of a garden wall at Runfold House, St George’s Road, Badshot Lea, Farnham
      B.3WA03/2330
      Mr M J Blower
      7.11.03
      Application for Listed Building Consent for the reinstatement of a garden wall at Runfold House, St George’s Road, Badshot Lea, Farnham
      Grid Reference:E: 486890 N: 148090
      Town:Farnham
      Ward:Farnham, Weybourne and Badshot Lea
      Development Plan:Countryside beyond the Green Belt, Farnham/Aldershot Strategic Gap, Outside Settlement Area, Grade II Listed Building, Tree Preservation Order
      Highway Authority:No requirements
      Drainage Authority:No requirements
      Town Council:WA03/2455
      No comment
      WA03/2330
      All members of the Plans Panel declared an interest in this item and were therefore unable to comment
      Representations:One letter has been received from adjacent neighbour raising objection on the following grounds:
          1. believe this application to be an attempt to landscape the new extension with a view to provide a substantial boundary to segregate the proposed studio from the Bothy Cottage and to give the building a more permanent landscape in order to influence an Informal Hearing pending the attached property, Bothy Cottage;
          2. as this forms part of an already contentious planning application, then it should not be considered in isolation but treated as a larger picture and, as such, should be suspended until the other issues have been resolved;
          3. as this forms a boundary, whether this should be subject to a planning application as well as Listed Building Consent;
          4. raise concern that building activity has commenced prior to any consent being granted.


      Relevant History

      WA75/1807Alterations to loft and garage to provide studio store and cloakroom
      Permitted
      12.02.76
      WA77/0176Alterations and improvements to garage building to provide studio cloakroom and store – Listed Building Application
      Consent Granted
      22.03.77
      WA00/0577Erection of an extension to provide replacement laundry room following demolition of existing
      Permitted
      10.08.00
      WA00/0578Application for Listed Building Consent for the demolition of existing laundry room and erection of an extension to provide a replacement
      Consent Granted
      10.08.00
      WA03/1171Retention and completion of a two-storey linked building attached to The Bothy Cottage and serving Runfold House
      Refused
      21.08.03
      Appeal Lodged
      28.10.03
      WA03/1172Application for Listed Building Consent for the retention of alterations to a wall and the retention and completion of a linked two-storey building.
      Consent Granted
      21.08.03

      Description of Site/Background

      Runfold House is a detached Grade II Listed Building located on the east side of the road at Runfold St George. There are a number of ancillary dwellings within the curtilage of Runfold House, while the site itself has a rather long and complex planning history.

      The Proposal

      Planning permission and Listed Building Consent are sought for the erection of a small wall within the grounds of Runfold House running north to south within the site. The wall would be attached to the listed wall connecting Runfold House and The Bothy Cottage/Hoppers Barracks ancillary dwelling and form an attachment to the boundary to the south with neighbouring property Hawthorn Cottage. The wall would be approximately 0.5 metres high with a span of 0.35 metres and would form a small enclosure between Runfold House and the extension to the south-east of The Bothy Cottage/Hoppers Barracks.

      Relevant Policies

      Surrey Structure Plan 1994 – Policies PE3, PE9 and PE12
      Surrey Structure Replacement Plan (Deposit Draft) 2002 – Policies LO5, SE4, SE5 and SE9
      Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 – Policies C2, HE3, HE5, D1, D4, D6, and C4


      Main Planning Issues

      These applications have been brought before this Sub-Committee as the applicant is a Member of the Council.

      The site is located within the Countryside beyond the Green Belt and outside of any defined rural settlement. Development Plan Policies place strict control upon residentially-related development while the Countryside will be protected for its own sake. Development must not be detrimental to the historic fabric or setting of the listed building.

      Issues

      Within the supporting text of Policy C2 it states “All development must be appropriate in layout, scale, height, materials, form, impact and siting and should not adversely affect the landscape, wildlife, ecological, environmental, archaeological or historic resources.”

      The proposal for the erection of a garden wall is considered appropriate to the site in terms of its scale, height, form and siting and would not result in a materially adverse impact upon the landscape or character of the countryside.

      2. Impact upon the historic fabric and setting of the Listed Building.
      3. Impact upon neighbouring amenity.

      The proposal is considered not to have an adverse visual or neighbouring amenity impact, being relatively small scale.

      The letter of objection is noted. Following receipt of this, the officers note the neighbours’ concerns relating to the relationship between Runfold House and the unauthorised extension to Bothy Cottage/Hoppers Barracks. However, the application is not considered to prejudice the Council’s position in relation to the planning refusal under WA03/1171. Moreover, it would not cause harm to visual and neighbouring amenity nor to the listed building or the ancillary dwelling and, as such, it is considered the proposal should be supported.


      Recommendation

      WA03/2455

      That permission be GRANTED

      That Listed Building Consent be GRANTED subject to the following condition:-

      1. Prior to development commencing, details shall be submitted and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority detailing specification of stonework including material, colour, texture, face bond, mortar mix and jointing/pointing profile (23.2)

      Reason
      B.4WA03/1839
      L Collier
      10.09.03
      Erection of extensions and alterations (as amended by letter dated 19.12.03 and plans received 24.12.03 and 05.02.04) at 40 Wrecclesham Hill, Farnham
      Grid Reference:E: 482256 N: 144481
      Town:Farnham
      Ward:Farnham, Wrecclesham and Rowledge
      Development Plan:No site specific policy – dwelling within developed area.
      (Rear garden within Countryside beyond the Green Belt, AGLV)
      Highway Authority:No requirements
      Drainage Authority:No requirements
      Town Council:Farnham Town Council is concerned about the close proximity of the extension to the boundary.
      Representations:1 letter of objection on the following grounds:-
      1. erection of two-storey extension behind building line will cause loss of light;
      2. enjoyment of garden would be impaired;
      3. height and proximity to boundary would be intrusive;
      4. loss of views.

      Relevant History

      WA75/0925Addition of lounge and bedroom, additions and alterationsPermitted 04.08.75
      WA85/0411Erection of a single-storey extension to provide w.c, shower and porchPermitted 15.05.85
      WA96/0178Erection of a single-storey extensionPermitted 18.03.96
      WA00/0022Erection of extensions and alterationsPermitted
      03.03.00
      WA00/1242Erection of extensions and alterations and retention of fence (revision of WA00/0022)Permitted 05.10.00

      Description of Site

      The site is located to the north-west of Wrecclesham Hill. The land slopes steeply down to the rear of the property.

      The site lies on the rural/urban fringe. The dwelling and extensions proposed lie wholly within the developed area of Farnham, the rear garden is in the Countryside beyond the Green Belt and an Area of Great Landscape Value.

      Background

      Permission was granted on 3rd March 2000 under planning application WA00/0022 for extensions and alterations. This application has not been implemented but is still extant. A revision of WA00/0022 was granted under WA00/1242 on 5th October 2000. This proposed an increase in the length of the garage, a new 3 m high fence on the south-west boundary and an increase in the height of the two-storey extension to the rear to match the height of the existing main ridge. This application has not been implemented but is still extant.

      The Proposal

      It is proposed to erect a garage to the south-west of the property, a single-storey extension to the front of the property to provide a utility room, a pergola to the front of the property to provide a porch and a single-storey extension to the north-east of the property to extend the existing kitchen.

      It is also proposed to erect a first floor over the existing single-storey extension to the rear of the property to provide a bedroom and bathroom and to create another bedroom and bathroom in the proposed new roof-space created to the rear of the property following the demolition of the existing box dormer and balcony.

      Relevant Policies

      • Surrey Structure Plan 1994 – Policy PE10

      • Surry Structure Replacement Plan (Deposit Draft) 2002 – Policy SE4

      • Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 – Policies D1 and D4

      Main Planning Issues

      1. Whether the proposal is materially more harmful than the extant schemes

      • The amount of accommodation in the main roof has been increased.

      • Rooflights are proposed in the north-east elevation.
      2. The impact of the proposal on the visual amenity of the area

      3. The impact of the proposal on residential amenity

      Conclusions

      It is considered that the acceptability of the current scheme is a matter of judgment. Officers, however, consider that the proposal would not be materially more harmful than the extant schemes and should be granted.

      Recommendation

      That permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:-

      1. Standard Matching Materials (4.3)

      2. Standard No New Windows (11.3) - *(wall/roofslope) *(north-east and south-west elevations other than those shown on the permitted plans)

      Reasons

      1. Standard (RC11)

      2. Standard (RC9) - *(its relationship with nearby dwellings)
      * * * * *
      B.5WA03/1387
      Hutchison 3G UK Ltd
      07.07.03
      Erection of a 20 m tree-style telecommunications mast, equipment cabinets and compound, together with associated works on land at Victoria Reservoir, Frensham Road, Farnham (as amplified by letters dated 18.07.03, 06.08.03, 26.09.03 and 19.12.03 and photographs received 22.12.03)
      Grid Reference:E: 484416 N: 145633
      Town:Farnham
      Ward:Farnham Bourne
      Development Plan:Developed Area; Tree Preservation Order (No. WA280); Great Austins Conservation Area adjacent
      Highway Authority:No requirements
      Drainage Authority:No requirements
      Town Council:Concerned at the proximity to residential dwellings
      Representations:40 individual letters of objection/concern, including letters from The Bourne Residents’ Association and The Ridgeway School and one petition of 125 signatures against the proposal based on the following grounds:-
      1. too high and visible;
          2. contrary to Government advice for mast sharing;
          3. located close to The Ridgeway School for special children;
          4. impinge greatly on the Conservation Area;
          5. eyesore in prominent position;
          6. tower above the surrounding trees;
          7. previous application rejected in 1993;
          8. close proximity to dwellings;
          9. health and safety concerns;
          10. loss of residential amenity (e.g. outlook);
          11. unconvinced by ‘tree’ design;
          12. intrusion into attractive residential environment;
          13. electrical interference;
          14. reduce quality of life;
          15. not benefit the local community and already have adequate coverage in the area;
          16. should make use of existing Aveley Lane mast;
          17. information suggests that further masts will be required in the South Farnham area.
          One letter of support.


      Relevant History

      WA93/013TPart 24 GPDO; erection of 15 m aerial tower and radio equipment cabin (submitted on behalf of Mercury One-One, now T-Mobile)
      Refused
      02.04.93
      WA01/010TGPDO Part 24; siting of a 12.5 m telecommunications mono-pole with ancillary equipment cabin on land rear junction of Frensham Road and Old Farnham Lane (submitted on behalf of BT Cellnet, now MM O2)
      Refused
      29.05.01
      Appeal Allowed
      04.03.02
      (not yet implemented)

      Description of Site/Background

      The Victoria Reservoir is located on the eastern side of the Frensham Road, at its crossroads with Ridgeway Road and Old Farnham Lane, in South Farnham. The Reservoir site is bordered by a number of mature trees, many of which are the subject of a Tree Preservation Order.

      The area is predominantly residential in character. However, there are other uses in the area, which include The Bourne Tennis Club, St Thomas on the Bourne Church, The Ridgeway School and some commercial premises along The Ridgeway. The rear of the site adjoins the Great Austins Conservation Area.

      The Proposal

      The application is for the proposed installation of a 20 m high ‘Cypress Tree’ style mast and associated equipment to accommodate both Orange and Hutchison 3G (now trading as “3”), two of the five main mobile phone operators.

      Use would be made of the existing vehicular access off the Frensham Road.

      Supporting Information

      The applicant’s agent has submitted a full planning/design statement and other information in support of the proposal. This consists of the following:-

      1. a statement providing background; technical justification; visual assessment; consideration of alternative sites; policy position and health/safety considerations;

      2. a ‘photo-montage’ of the mast in situ;

      3. photographs of similar types of mast constructed elsewhere;

      4. examples of alternative ‘streetworks’ telegraph pole style masts;

      5. radio coverage and ‘drive-trial’ coverage charts to show the gap in coverage;

      6. radio emissions profile;

      7. declaration of conformity with ICNIRP Public Exposure Guidelines;

      8. plan showing alternative sites considered/proposed by Orange.

      The arguments put forward by the applicant's agent can be summarised as follows:-

      1. the site is required to provide both 2G and 3G coverage to the Frensham, Middle Bourne and Lower Bourne areas of South Farnham, to provide coverage to both businesses and residential properties;

      2. the radio plots clearly show the complete lack of coverage in the local area and that there is a need for a further installation in the area (it is recognised, however, that the proposal will not complete coverage of the entire area);

      3. in order to minimise the visual impact of the proposal, a tree-style mast design has been utilised;

      4. the site chosen is adjacent to trees and viewed in context of these trees, rather than as an isolated or incongruous feature;

      5. the trees would provide screening from various directions and would not have an unduly detrimental impact on residential amenity;

      6. the site share option has been selected because it is felt that it affords the best coverage, whilst having minimal impact on the character and appearance of the area;

      7. Orange have carried out extensive investigations into alternative sites in the area (reference is made to some 21 sites) over the last few years. These were rejected for technical, planning or landowner reasons;

      8. it is suggested that alternative proposals, for streetworks, would be more intrusive;

      9. the proposal would be in accordance with Central Government guidance and planning policies and it is argued that, given the technical constraints and the characteristics of the area, the site chosen provides the best solution to the network requirements.

      Relevant Policies

      Surrey Structure Plan 1994 – Policies PE9, PE10, PE12 and DP8
      Surrey Structure Replacement Plan (Deposit Draft) 2002 – Policies SE4, SE5 and SE9
      Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 – Policies D1, D4, D6, D7, D11 and HE8
      Main Planning Issues

      The main issue to be considered is to balance the environmental impact of the proposal against the technical need for a further facility in this area. Of particular importance will be the appropriateness and visual impact of the proposed development on the character and appearance of the area, its effect on the amenities of nearby residential occupiers and impact on the setting of the adjacent Conservation Area.

      The officers are aware of the background to this proposal and that Orange have been seeking a site to cover this part of South Farnham for a number of years. The officers are also aware that a proposal for a telecommunications mast on the site was refused in 1993 and that a more recent proposal was allowed on appeal on the verge area to the front of the Reservoir site. The officers are also fully aware of the strong local opposition to this proposal and, in particular, its proposed siting close to some residential properties and the adjacent Conservation Area to the rear. Given the topography and high quality of the area, it is acknowledged that it represents a very sensitive proposal.

      Proposals for telecommunications development need to be assessed against Policy D11 of the Local Plan 2002, of which criteria a – c are most relevant to this proposal. Government Guidance is set out in PPG Note 8 on ‘Telecommunications’.

      The proposed installation is shown to be sited towards the rear of the Reservoir site on the northern side close to the Old Farnham Lane. The mast would have a total height of 20 m and be designed in the style of a Cypress tree. Illustrations have been provided by the applicant’s agent of similar masts which have been erected. Whilst your officers accept that the proposed mast would be visible from outside the site by virtue of the height and the gaps in tree coverage around the perimeter of the site, it is not considered that it would be overly intrusive or to have a material adverse impact on the general character of the area. The proposal would be seen in the context of a site which is used as a reservoir with buildings and structures and to be relatively well-treed site of mixed evergreen and deciduous trees. It is also accepted that the proposal would be higher than some of the surrounding trees and that the mast may be visible from some public vantage points further afield, but it is argued that these views would be more limited.

      It is also acknowledged that the proposed installation would be located in relative close proximity to residential properties, particularly to the north, south and east of the site. The installation would also be visible from certain properties and gardens, such as from the Priory Court flats to the south (on lower ground) and Foxacre and Heatherbank to the east. The officers argue, however, that the fact the proposal may be visible should not be a reason in itself for refusing permission, as all telecommunications development need a ‘line of sight’ in order to work.

      Policies state that, where a new mast is required, it is located in the least environmentally damaging position and is appropriately designed, coloured and landscaped. The officers consider that the proposal satisfies these test.

      The Reservoir site is located adjacent to the Great Austins Conservation Area. Policies state that proposals for new development should preserve and enhance the character and appearance of such areas. Whilst it is accepted that there may be some views of the proposed mast due to its height, it is felt that its design would help soften its impact and would not cause material harm to the setting of the Conservation Area.

      In the case of proposals for ground-based masts, there needs to be evidence to demonstrate there is a need for the development as part of the operator’s network and that there is no reasonable possibility of adding the apparatus to an existing building or structure (or other mast). Having regard to the history of past proposals for telecommunications development in this area, and the information submitted as part of the application, it is considered that the proposal satisfies these tests. It is clear that there is a need for a further facility in the area for both Hutchinson 3G and Orange and that, in the case of the latter, this proposal forms part of a wider rollout plan. Alternative sites have been considered and rejected by either the operators or the Borough Council over a number of years. Reference has been made by residents to an existing facility in Aveley Lane but this has been the subject of a redevelopment for a larger mast and dismissed on appeal. In the officers’ view, this proposal would provide a solution to providing radio coverage to the South Farnham area.

      Health and Safety

      Other issues relate to the perceived risk to public health, which can be a material planning consideration. The serious concerns expressed by local residents and the nearby Ridgeway school are fully acknowledged by the officers. But the current position of the Government, as expressed in PPG Note 8, is clear. The advice is that it is not the place of the planning system to determine health safeguards and that if a proposed mobile phone installation meets the ICNIRP Guidelines for public exposure, it should not be necessary to consider further the health aspects and concern about them. The Council accepts the submitted declaration of conformity with the ICNIRP Guidelines.

      The issue was addressed by the Inspector in appeal application WA01/010T in 2002. Whilst the Inspector appreciated the concerns of local residents, he considered that this perceived fear must be balanced with other material factors, such as the need for the development and environmental considerations. He considered that the perceived harm in that case was outweighed by the need for the development and its limited effect on visual and residential amenity. The officers take the same view on this current proposal.

      The Ridgeway School raised concern about possible interference with a ‘sound field system’ installed at the school, which is a special community school. The applicants have clarified with the manufacturers of the sound system that the proposal will not result in any such problem.

      Conclusions

      Having regard to the guidance set out in PPG Note 8 and to the technological and topographical constraints, your officers consider that an appropriate balance has been struck between the likely environmental impact of the proposal and the technical need for a further facility in this area. In coming to this conclusion, the officers fully understand the concerns raised by local residents to this proposal. The proposal is considered to be acceptable in the context of the site and to be in accordance with the policies of the Development Plan and guidance in relation to telecommunications development. This is subject to the substantial planting of trees and shrubs at the base of the mast and the periphery of the site.


      Recommendation

      That permission be GRANTED subject to the following condition:-

      1. Standard landscaping scheme (25.9)

      Reason

      1. Standard (RC10)
      * * * * *
      B.6WA03/2532
      V F Batchelor
      08.12.03
      Erection of a fixed motor home cover at Oaks Rise, Hampton Road, Farnham
      Grid Reference:E: 483388 N: 148482
      Parish:Farnham
      Ward:Upper Hale
      Development Plan:Within Developed Area; Tree Preservation Order
      Highway Authority:No requirements
      Drainage Authority:No requirements
      Town Council:No objection
      WA93/0870Erection of a detached bungalow and dwelling (outline)
      Permitted
      18.08.93
      * * * * *


      B.7WA03/2165
      Multi Tile Limited
      16.10.2003
      Change of use of part of the Senate Electrical Wholesales Ltd unit, to allow the storage, distribution and sale of hard floor and wall finishes (excluding carpets) and associated products and /or Class B8 use. Senate Electrical Wholesalers Ltd, Guildford Road, Farnham
      Grid Reference:E: 485006 N: 147214
      Town:Farnham
      Ward:Farnham Moor Park
      Development Plan:Suitably located industrial and commercial land (IC2)
      Highway Authority:No requirements
      Drainage Authority:No requirements
      Town Council:Query B8 use
      Consultations:Property Section – to be reported
      Representations:None received

      Relevant History

      WA02/1606Alterations to elevations including the enclosure of existing loading bay to form new unit
      Permitted 14.10.02
      WA75/1001Erection of two span single storage warehouse and ancillary offices
      Permitted 30.7.76

      Description of Site/Background

      Senate Electrical is situated on the southern side of the industrial estate and backs onto the A31. Planning permission is required because of the terms of planning permission WA75/1001.

      The Proposal/Submissions in Support

      The applicant has explained that it is proposed to create a new Topps Tiles unit within Farnham and proposes to let the eastern part of the unit currently occupied by Senate Electrical Wholesalers totalling 782 sq.m. Topps Tiles are a specialist tile and flooring supplier who operate in excess of 100 units from a variety of industrial and trade locations throughout the country. The company combines storage, distribution and sales to predominantly traders and builders. The material is of a bulky nature. The company does not stock carpets or any other form of floor covering other than tiles and laminates. They do not store bathrooms or plumbing products. Materials are ordered in bulk and delivered by HGV vehicles. The applicant considers that the nature of the business means it should not be categorised as a retail use and that it would be an inappropriate business to be located within a town centre.

      Reference is made in the application to an alternative B8 use to enable the site to be returned to a B8 use without the need to reapply for planning permission

      Relevant Policies

      Surrey Structure Plan 1994: DP9, DP10
      Surrey Structure Replacement Plan (Deposit Draft) 2002: LO9
      Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002: IC1, IC2, IC3, IC4
      Main Planning Issues

      The main issue is whether the change in the balance between the “storage” and the “ancillary retail element” is acceptable given the location of the building on the industrial estate.

      Conclusions

      Your Officers consider that whilst there will be a change in the balance between the “storage” and the “ancillary retail element” the proposal still retains the essential use of storage and sales to trade/builders and is, therefore, reasonable, especially as such uses are traditionally found on an industrial estates. The imposition of a condition can avoid this becoming an out-of-town retail outlet.

      Recommendation

      That permission be GRANTED subject to the following condition:
      Reason
      * * * * *
      B.8WA03/2536
      A Charters
      09.12.03
      Outline application for the erection of a detached dwelling following demolition of existing garages at land adjacent to 2 Lower Weybourne Lane, Farnham
      Grid Reference:E: 485583 N: 148949
      Town:Farnham
      Ward:Farnham, Weybourne and Badshot Lea
      Development Plan:No site-specific problems - within the developed area
      Highway Authority:Recommends conditions
      Drainage Authority:No requirements
      Town Council:Object, concerned about the effect on neighbour’s amenity and over development

      Representations:1 letter of objection raising the following points:
          1. Over development of the site,
          2. Out of character and dominance to close proximity properties,
          3. Impact on the neighbouring bungalow,
          4. Loss of light to rear bedroom window of neighbouring bungalow.
          5. Traffic generated and highway safety.
          6. Drainage issues
          7. Previous appeal dismissal is relevant

      Relevant History

      WA93/1613Construction of a new access by means of a dropped kerb
      Permitted
      26/1/94
      WA95/0957Siting of a pre-fabricated garage
      Permitted 17/8/95
      WA02/0937Erection of a new dwelling with access off Lower Weybourne Lane
      Refused
      8/8/02
      WA02/0938Alterations to existing single storey dwelling to provide a chalet bungalow
      Permitted
      2/8/02
      WA02/2048Erection of a new dwelling with access off Lower Weybourne Lane (resubmission of WA02/0937)
      Refused
      9/1/03
      Appeal dismissed
      17/1/03
      WA03/1698Erection of a detached dwelling following demolition of existing garages
      Refused
      18/12/03
      Appeal lodged

      Description of Site/Background

      The site is approximately 0.03 ha in size and is the land to the rear of 22 and 22a Weybourne Road with an access of Lower Weybourne Lane. Number 22 is a single storey bungalow dwelling where the permitted extensions under application WA02/0938 have been commenced. Number 22a is currently a hairdressing salon.

      The site is close to the junction of Weybourne Road and Lower Weybourne Lane with levels sloping steadily down from the junction. The site is currently the garden area for No. 22 Weybourne Road. Planning permission WA02/0937 and WA03/1698 were refused due to concerns regarding the relationship between dwellings. The impact of the development upon the character and amenity of the area and over-development of the site.

      Furthermore, planning permission WA02/2048 was dismissed on appeal for the erection of a new dwelling. The Inspector’s concerns in that case were:-
      The Proposal

      Relevant Policies

      Surrey Structure Plan 1994 - PE10
      Surrey Structure Plan (Deposit Draft) 2002 –SE4.
      Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 –D1 and D4.

      Main Planning Issues

      In principle, the proposal is acceptable as it lies within the developed area as identified in the Local Plan, subject to its impact upon visual and residential amenity. Furthermore, it makes more efficient use of previously developed land for housing purposes in accordance with National Planning Policy - PPG3.

      The main planning issues are as follows:
      In the officers’ view, having regard to these changes, it is considered that the current proposal overcomes the previous concerns and the previous reasons for refusal. The reduction in height (number of storeys) reduces the impact on to 2 Lower Weybourne. In the officers’ view, the proposal would not have a detrimental impact in terms of loss of light, over shadowing or loss of amenity. The streetscene is not considered to be affected by the reduced height proposal and the scheme is considered to be acceptable.

      Conclusions

      Overall, the proposal is considered acceptable, subject to appropriate conditions. It would not cause a detrimental impact on the street scene, the surrounding area or neighbouring properties and is compliant with the relevant policies D1 and D4 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002. Importantly, the proposal is considered to overcome the objections to the previous schemes and it is considered that it should be supported.

      Summary of Reasons for Granting Planning Permission

      Recommendation
      storage of plant and materials;
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      B.9WA04/0048
      St Edmund’s
      Developments
      12.09.03
      Erection of three detached dwellings (alterations to consent granted under WA03/1809 to replace single garages with double garages) at 107 Burnt Hill Road, Lower Bourne, Farnham
      Grid Reference:E: 484479 N: 144833
      Town:Farnham
      Ward:Bourne
      Development Plan:No requirements
      Highway Authority:No objection subject to conditions.
      Drainage Authority:No comments received
      Town Council:Comments to follow.
      Representations:Any comments received will be reported to Committee.

      Relevant Planning History

      WA03/0670Erection of two pairs of semi-detached dwellings.Withdrawn 05/06/03
      WA03/1809Erection of three detached dwellingsGranted
      20.11.03

      Description of Site/Background

      The Proposal
      The proposal has been discussed with the highways department.

      Relevant Policies

      Main Planning Issues

      The main issues are considered to be as follows:-

      As the principle of the three houses has already been agreed when members approved the planning permission for the three houses in November 2003 WA03/1809 the main issue to consider is the proposed siting of the amended double garages.

      Recommendation

      That permission be Granted subject to the following conditions:-

      4. 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.
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      WESTERN 26
      SCHEDULE ‘C’ TO THE AGENDA FOR THE
      WESTERN AREA DEVELOPMENT CONTROL SUB-COMMITTEE
      25TH FEBRUARY 2004

      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
      TM/2003/0081
      Clare Mead Residents Management Ltd
      Application for consent for works to trees the subject of Tree Preservation Order 12/99 (as amended by letter dated 16/01/04 and amplified by letter dated 03/12/03).
      Land At, Clare Mead, Rowledge, Farnham.
      TPO Consent
      TM/2003/0082
      Clare Mead Residents Management Ltd
      Application for consent for works to trees the subject of Tree Preservation Order 12/99.
      Land At, Clare Mead, Rowledge, Farnham.
      TPO Consent
      TM/2003/0101
      D Cross
      Application for consent to prune a tree the subject of Tree Preservation Order 2/00 (as amended by letter dated 12/1/04).
      Daneswood, 4, Bourne Firs, Farnham.
      TPO Consent
      TM/2003/0108
      Dr L A K Niemiro
      Works to oak tree the subject of Tree Preservation Order HM/R 9.
      Oaklawn House, 13, Star Hill Drive, Churt.
      TPO Consent
      TM/2003/0110
      V Harding
      Application for works to lime tree the subject of Tree Preservation Order WA300.
      20, Lynton Close, Farnham.
      TPO Consent
      TM/2003/0111
      B M Sharpe & K J Green
      Application to fell 1 pine tree and work to 2 others the subject of Tree Preservation Order 12/99.
      6 & 8, Clare Mead, Rowledge, Farnham.
      TPO Consent
      TM/2004/0005
      Mrs Pridell
      Application to fell a line of conifer trees the subject of Tree Preservation Order Far28.
      7, Monks Well, Farnham.
      No Further Action
      WA/2003/1571
      Mrs K Simpson
      Erection of a new dwelling and detached garage (as amplified by letter dated 13/11/03 and plans stamped 18/11/03).
      Land At, Pine Ridge Drive, Lower Bourne, Farnham.
      Refused
      WA/2003/1774
      T Stockham
      Erection of a detached single storey dwelling (as amended by letter dated 26/11/03 and plans received 27/11/03).
      Land At 71, Upper Weybourne Lane, Farnham.
      Refused
      WA/2003/1886
      The Ellis Campbell Coxbridge Ltd
      Construction of an internal access road (part details pursuant to WA/2001/2242) (as amended by e-mail dated 16/12/03).
      The Coxbridge Estate, Alton Road, Farnham.
      Full Permission
      WA/2003/1892
      D W Wright
      Erection of a two storey extension and alterations to elevations following demolition of existing extension (variation to consent granted under WA/2003/0140) (as amended by letter dated the 18/12/03 and plans received on 15/12/03).
      33/35, Little Green Lane, Farnham.
      Full Permission
      WA/2003/2072
      Mr & Mrs P Collins
      Erection of a conservatory and alterations to elevations (as amplified by letter dated 31/10/03 and plans received 4/11/03).
      Littlecroft, 18, Gong Hill Drive, Lower Bourne, Farnham.
      Full Permission
      WA/2003/2101
      Elsmore Construction
      Erection of a replacement dwelling with vehicular access off Trebor Avenue following demolition of existing dwelling (as amplified by letter dated 29/10/03 and plans received 31/10/03).
      7, Morley Road, Farnham.
      Refused
      WA/2003/2141
      Trustees Of Sampsons Almshouses
      Provision of additional car parking spaces and entrance walls and piers; construction of a pond.
      Sampsons Almshouses, West Street, Farnham.
      Withdrawn
      WA/2003/2152
      Mr & Mrs Griggs
      Erection of extensions and alterations.
      4, Firfield Road, Farnham.
      Full Permission
      WA/2003/2159
      Mr & Mrs P Holmes
      Erection of a single storey extension.
      7, Heath Close, Farnham.
      Full Permission
      WA/2003/2171
      Mr & Mrs T Inkin
      Erection of a two storey extension and a conservatory (revision of WA/2003/1147) (as amended by letter dated 9/12/03 and plans received 11/12/03).
      St Bernards, Tilford Road, Farnham.
      Full Permission
      WA/2003/2217
      Mr & Mrs R Fry
      Erection of a single storey extension.
      Oranmore, 7, Frensham Vale, Farnham.
      Full Permission
      WA/2003/2229
      G Beadle
      Change of use from a single storey dwelling to two flats and a maisonette.
      131, Upper Hale Road, Farnham.
      Full Permission
      WA/2003/2234
      J Krish
      Application to fell a tree the subject of a planning condition (WA/1982/1117 Condition 2).
      4, Pannells, Lower Bourne, Farnham.
      Refused
      WA/2003/2235
      J Krish
      Application to fell trees the subject of a planning condition (WA/1982/1117 Condition 2).
      4, Pannells, Lower Bourne, Farnham.
      Full Permission
      WA/2003/2266
      J Newell
      Change of use of Nursery School building to B1 office use for a temporary period of five years.
      Farnham Nursery School, The Bungalow, Monks Walk, Farnham.
      Refused
      WA/2003/2288
      Mr Haque
      C/O Agent
      Replacement of a ground floor window to the Mead Lane elevation (revision of WA/2003/2065).
      47, West Street, Farnham.
      Full Permission
      WA/2003/2301
      H Young
      Erection of extensions and alterations.
      4, Hillary Road, Farnham.
      Full Permission
      WA/2003/2306
      Mr & Mrs Kierner
      Erection of a first floor extension (revision of WA/2003/1672).
      17, Parkhurst Fields, Churt.
      Full Permission
      WA/2003/2340
      L Smith
      Construction of a new roof and dormer windows over existing bungalow to provide a chalet bungalow (revision of WA/2003/1329).
      Pear Tree Cottage, Gardeners Hill Road, Wrecclesham.
      Full Permission
      WA/2003/2356
      J W Blackmore Dip Arch
      Variation of condition 2 of WA/2003/0781 to allow the construction of a high level velux window in north east elevation.
      9, Vale Close, Lower Bourne, Farnham.
      Full Permission
      WA/2003/2359
      Mr & Mrs Mueller
      Erection of extensions and alterations following demolition of existing single storey extension (revision of WA/2003/1447).
      34, Bridgefield, Farnham.
      Full Permission
      WA/2003/2388
      H Miller
      Use of former pool house as an independent dwelling.
      Priory Equestrian Centre, Frensham Road, Frensham, Farnham.
      Full Permission
      WA/2003/2389
      Trustees Of The Late Samuel Marshall
      Erection of extensions following demolition of existing extensions; construction of two dwellings, four garages and parking.
      42-44, Weydon Lane, Farnham.
      Refused
      WA/2003/2392
      New Ashgate Gallery Trust Ltd
      Application for consent to display illuminated and non-illuminated signs.
      New Ashgate Gallery, Lower Church Lane, Farnham.
      Refused
      WA/2003/2393
      New Ashgate Gallery Trust Ltd
      Application for Listed Building Consent for the display of a non-illuminated sign (as amplified by letter dated 17 November 2003).
      New Ashgate Gallery, Lower Church Lane, Farnham.
      Refused
      WA/2003/2395
      D Marshall
      Erection of a two storey extension.
      8, Chestnut Avenue, Farnham.
      Refused
      WA/2003/2412
      Mr & Mrs Rosenberg
      Erection of extensions and alterations following demolition of existing outbuilding.
      Sandyacres, Crooksbury Road, Farnham.
      Full Permission
      WA/2003/2419
      Mr & Mrs Vardy
      Erection of a detached garage.
      2, Birch Close, Wrecclesham, Farnham.
      Refused
      WA/2003/2422
      Mr & Mrs G Harris
      Erection of a conservatory.
      86a, Copse Avenue, Farnham.
      Full Permission
      WA/2003/2433
      M R Varlow
      Erection of extensions and alterations.
      62, Broomleaf Road, Farnham.
      Refused
      WA/2003/2435
      Mr & Mrs S Parrack
      Erection of a single storey extension and alterations following demolition of existing sun room.
      1, Waynflete Lane, Farnham.
      Full Permission
      WA/2003/2439
      Children & Young People
      Consultation under Regulation 3; details of external materials and survey of existing pond submitted pursuant to Condition 3 and 8 of planning permission WA/2003/0737.
      Bourne County First School, School Lane, Farnham.
      Objection
      WA/2003/2441
      Mr & Mrs M Mcquilken
      Erection of extensions and alterations.
      72, Weybourne Road, Farnham.
      Refused
      WA/2003/2445
      H Summers
      lnsertion of roof light to rear of elevation (as amended by letter dated 16/12/03 and plans received 19/12/03 and fax dated 16/01/04).
      71, West Street, Farnham.
      Full Permission
      WA/2003/2446
      H Summers
      Application for Listed Building Consent for internal alterations and insertion of roof light (as amended by letter dated 16/12/03 and plans received 19/12/03 and by fax dated 16/01/04).
      71, West Street, Farnham.
      Listed Blg Consent Granted
      WA/2003/2453
      S C R Jordan
      Erection of a two storey extension.
      7, Grovelands, Lower Bourne, Farnham.
      Full Permission
      WA/2003/2458
      R Varndell
      Erection of extensions and alterations (revision of WA/2002/2159).
      22, Shortheath Crest, Farnham.
      Withdrawn
      WA/2003/2461
      Mr & Mrs R Lowther
      Erection of a two storey extension.
      The White Cottage, 2, Upper Hale Road, Farnham.
      Refused
      WA/2003/2462
      Mr & Mrs R Lowther
      Application for Listed Building Consent for the erection of a two storey extension.
      The White Cottage, 2, Upper Hale Road, Farnham.
      Listed Blg Refusal
      WA/2003/2466
      The Governors
      Erection of an extension and alterations to form additional classrooms.
      Edgeborough School, Frensham Road, Frensham, Farnham.
      Full Permission
      WA/2003/2467
      Mr Taylor & Ms Parratt
      Construction of a vehicular access (as amplified by letter dated 15/1/04 and plan received 16/1/04).
      41, Greenhill Way, Farnham.
      Full Permission
      WA/2003/2481
      Mr & Mrs J Slater
      Erection of extensions and alterations following demolition of existing extension and certain buildings.
      Court House, 23, Compton Way, Farnham.
      Full Permission
      WA/2003/2482
      R Hills
      Erection of extensions and alterations.
      35, Lynch Road, Farnham.
      Full Permission
      WA/2003/2492
      Mr & Mrs J Smale
      Erection of extensions (revision of WA/2003/1455).
      The Acorns, Hale House Lane, Churt.
      Full Permission
      WA/2003/2495
      J Cook
      Erection of a first floor extension and roof terrace.
      New Horizon, 1, Pine Grove, Lower Bourne, Farnham.
      Full Permission
      WA/2003/2502
      Mr & Mrs Waddell
      Erection of a conservatory.
      17, Clifton Close, Farnham.
      Full Permission
      WA/2003/2508
      Pitch Developments Ltd
      Erection of 2 buildings to provide 8 flats, erection of bike and bin stores together with associated parking and landscaping following demolition of existing dwelling and outbuildings.
      Land At 11, Vicarage Hill, Farnham.
      Refused
      WA/2003/2509
      Pitch Developments Ltd
      Application for Conservation Area Consent for the demolition of existing dwelling.
      Land At 11, Vicarage Hill, Farnham.
      Conservation Area Refusal
      WA/2003/2518
      C H Yelland
      Erection of extensions and alterations following demolition of existing leisure room and shower room.
      39, Tilford Road, Farnham.
      Refused
      WA/2003/2523
      D Newton
      Erection of a single storey extension and infill of existing porch.
      28, Crondall Lane, Farnham.
      Full Permission
      WA/2003/2524
      Mr & Mrs J P & J E Flack
      Erection of a first floor extension and alterations to elevations.
      68, Upper Weybourne Lane, Farnham.
      Full Permission
      WA/2003/2526
      Arcadia Ventures Ltd
      Erection of two single storey extensions.
      The Old Exchange, West Street, Farnham.
      Refused
      WA/2003/2528
      Mr & Mrs P Hodgson
      Erection of a single storey extension.
      Willow Ridge, 60, Boundstone Road, Farnham.
      Full Permission
      WA/2003/2529
      Denys E Head Ltd
      Display of non-illuminated signs (revision of WA/2003/0331).
      Garden Style Nursery, Wrecclesham Hill, Farnham.
      Advertisement Consent
      WA/2003/2531
      Mr & Mrs George
      Erection of a conservatory.
      24, Oakland Avenue, Farnham.
      Full Permission
      WA/2003/2537
      Mr & Mrs P Roades
      Erection of a replacement porch.
      37, Tor Road, Farnham.
      Full Permission
      WA/2003/2555
      Mr & Mrs P M Blagden
      Erection of extensions and alterations.
      3, Old Compton Lane, Farnham.
      Full Permission
      WA/2003/2559
      Mr & Mrs D Bridge
      Erection of a two storey extension and construction of a dormer window.
      Pinelea, 4, Boundstone Road, Farnham.
      Refused
      WA/2003/2562
      More House School
      Erection of part ground; part first floor extensions and alterations (as amplified by letter dated 21/1/04 and email dated 22/1/04).
      More House School, Moons Hill, Frensham.
      Full Permission
      WA/2003/2567
      Mr & Mrs A Rawlingson
      Erection of a single storey extension.
      3, Parkhurst Fields, Churt.
      Full Permission
      WA/2003/2568
      Surrey County Council
      County Development: Consultation under Regulation 3. Retention of demountable classroom in a different position to that permitted under planning permission WA/2002/0148; installation of access ramps to classroom and new storage shed.
      Adult Education Centre, 25, West Street, Farnham.
      No Objection
      WA/2003/2584
      J Jackson
      Erection of a replacement conservatory.
      13, The Buntings, Farnham.
      Full Permission
      WA/2003/2587
      J Faulkner
      Application for Listed Building Consent for internal and external alterations.
      Pitfield Cottage, Wrecclesham Road, Farnham.
      Listed Blg Consent Granted
      WA/2003/2590
      S Venn
      Erection of extensions and alterations together with the erection of a link extension and alterations to pigsties to provide ancillary accommodation.
      Crosswater Holding, Crosswater Lane, Churt.
      Refused
      WA/2003/2591
      S Venn
      Application for Listed Building Consent for the erection of extensions and alterations together with the erection of a link extension and alterations to pigsties to provide ancillary accommodation.
      Crosswater Holding, Crosswater Lane, Churt.
      Listed Blg Refusal
      WA/2003/2592
      Mr & Mrs C Dean
      Erection of an extension and alterations and erection of a car port.
      59, Burnt Hill Road, Farnham.
      Refused
      WA/2003/2597
      Mr & Mrs R Moore
      Erection of an extension following demolition of existing conservatory.
      Elfin Oaks, Charles Hill, Farnham Road, Tilford.
      Full Permission
      WA/2003/2599
      R Dew
      Erection of a first floor extension.
      43, Lynch Road, Farnham.
      Full Permission
      WA/2003/2601
      Cove Construction
      Erection of a building to provide two x 2 bed houses and six x 2 bed apartments, together with ancillary works, following demolition of an existing dwelling.
      31 & 33, Hurlands Close, Farnham.
      Refused
      WA/2003/2607
      Mr & Mrs Curry
      Erection of a two storey extension to existing ancillary domestic outbuilding.
      Glenwood House, 13, Nutshell Lane, Farnham.
      Full Permission
      WA/2003/2627
      Mr & Mrs R Biddulph
      Erection of extensions and alterations (revision of WA/2003/1783).
      9, Byworth Road, Farnham.
      Full Permission
      WA/2003/2628
      Mr & Mrs Tod
      Erection of a detached garage/store.
      House On The Hill, The Reeds, Frensham.
      Withdrawn
      WA/2003/2632
      S Joliff
      Erection of extensions (revision of WA/2003/1392).
      122, Weybourne Road, Farnham.
      Full Permission
      WA/2003/2637
      Mr & Mrs P Green
      Erection of a two storey extension following part demolition of garage.
      Westfield, Churt Road, Churt.
      Refused
      WA/2003/2638
      Mr & Mrs K Chandler
      Erection of a two storey extension.
      148, Farnborough Road, Farnham.
      Refused
      WA/2003/2643
      Mr & Mrs D Stevens
      Erection of a conservatory.
      Les Arbres, South Avenue, Farnham.
      Full Permission
      WA/2003/2647
      Mr & Mrs I Boyle
      Erection of a boundary fence.
      Sequoia, 13, Longdown Road, Lower Bourne, Farnham.
      Full Permission
      WA/2003/2650
      B O'keefe
      Erection of a new dwelling and associated garage (revision of WA/2003/1570).
        Land At 2, Orchard Close, Badshot Lea, Farnham.
        Refused
        WA/2003/2652
        R Dean
        Loft conversion: construction of a dormer window.
        1, The Green, Badshot Lea, Farnham.
        Refused
        WA/2003/2662
        Canopus Holdings Ltd
        Erection of a conservatory.
        The Cottage, Charles Hill Court, Charles Hill, Tilford.
        Full Permission
        WA/2004/0033
        Mr & Mrs E Gould
        Erection of extensions and alterations (renewal of WA/1998/1765).
        The Old Stables, Ravenswood House, Hale Road, Farnham.
        Withdrawn

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