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Meeting of the Eastern Area Development Control Sub Committee held on 18/02/2004
Meeting to be held on 18th February 2004



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 17th December 2003 (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

In the event of site inspections being necessary as a result of consideration of the applications before this meeting, these will be held at 9.30 a.m. on Tuesday, 2nd March 2004.

6. APPLICATIONS FOR PLANNING PERMISSION

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

7. PLANNING APPEALS

7.1 Appeals Lodged

The Council has received notice of the following appeals:-
Background Papers (CEx)

Notifications received 17.12.03, 8.1.04 and 13.1.04 respectively.

7.2 Appeal Decisions
Background Papers (CEx)

Letters from Planning Inspectorate dated 08.12.03, 12.12.03, 18.12.03, 23.12.03, 19.1.04, 27.01.04, 27.01.04, 2.02.04 and 4.02.04 respectively.

7.3 Inquiry Arrangements
Background Papers (CEx)

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

8. ENFORCEMENT ACTION - CURRENT SITUATION

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

(b) Majorland Rew, Godalming Road, Loxhill, Hascombe (12.08.98)

To secure cessation of the use of the land for the stationing of residential caravans and as a contractor’s depot. Further notices served relating to the barn, mobile home, playhouse and other matters. Appeals dismissed. Notice varied to allow retention of barn. Time for compliance expired 16.07.00 for most things. Offer of Council housing accommodation refused. Further Planning Contravention Notice served. Officers visited the site on 13.05.03. Compliance not achieved. Letter to owners agent identifying breaches dated 22.05.03. Response to this letter is under consideration. Further advice being sought from Legal and Housing departments. Witness statement being prepared.

(c) Lydia Park, Stovold’s Hill, Bramley (06.12.00)

Injunctive action taken to remedy unauthorised changes of use, unauthorised operational development and non-compliance with a condition. Authority given to include in the action further breaches relating to unauthorised developments on the site. Court injunction approved requiring removal of all unauthorised structures by 31.07.01. Appeals against refusal for retrospective permission dismissed. Not yet complied with injunction. Additional defendants added by approval of Court, and all to achieve compliance. Monitoring ongoing.

(d) Baynards Park, Horsham Road, Ewhurst (11.07.01)

Legal action authorised to require owner to remove a test track, temporary office and shelter. Witness statement prepared. Test track and foundations removed. Further correspondence with owner regarding removal of office and shelter.

(e) Beaver 84, Birtley Road, Bramley (08.08.01)

Breach of Condition Notice authorised to ensure compliance with planning condition requiring appropriate turning and parking areas to be made available. Owners of site have not complied with relevant condition. Breach of Condition notice has been served. Site is being monitored.

(f) Gaston Copse, Guildford Road, Wonersh (01/03)

Notice served under delegated powers to secure the cessation of the use of the residential property for the unauthorised commercial storage, display, repair and sale of motor vehicles. The requirements of the Notice are to (1) cease the use of the land for commercial storage, display, repair and sale of motor vehicles, (2) permanently remove all vehicles related to this commercial enterprise from the land and (3) restore the land to its condition before the breach of planning control took place. The time for compliance to be 4 months. An appeal has been lodged. Inquiry to recommence - 30th March 2004.

(h) ‘Cobwebs’, Rowly Drive, Cranleigh (03.04.03)
(i) Frys Cross Farm, Knighton Lane, Dunsfold
Stop and Enforcement Notices served on 8th September 2003. The Stop Notice requires that the land is no longer used for storage and sale of motor vehicles and the associated valeting, testing and repair of vehicles. The Stop Notice took effect on 13th August 2003. The Enforcement Notice requires that the hardstanding, fencing and telegraph pole are removed and the site is restored to its original condition, all rubble being removed from the site. The Enforcement Notice takes effect on 15th September 2003 and allows a three month period for compliance. Stop Notice not complied with. Witness statement being prepared. Enforcement Notice has been appealed. Awaiting appeal decision. Legal department considering action to be taken concerning failure to comply with Stop Notice.

(k) The Wayside, Elmbridge Road, Cranleigh

9. EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

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

Recommendation

That, pursuant to Procedure Rule 20 and in accordance with Section 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 this item, there would be disclosure to them of exempt information (as defined by Section 100I of the Act) of the description specified in Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, namely:-

10. LEGAL ADVICE

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


For further information or assistance, please telephone Anna-Marie Davis, Trainee Committee Secretary on extension 3492 or 01483 523492.
comms/eastern/2003-04/046
INDEX OF APPLICATIONS
EASTERN AREA DEVELOPMENT CONTROL SUB-COMMITTEE
18TH FEBRUARY 2004
PAGE
ITEM
PLAN REFLOCATION
B.1WA/2003/2209
1
A.1
WA/2003/1779Land West of Knowle Lane, Cranleigh
1
A.2
WA/2003/1778Land at Knowle Lane, Cranleigh
19
B.1
WA/2003/2385Land at Rayfield, Avenue Road, Cranleigh
22
B.2
WA/2003/2442Land at 39 New Road, Wonersh
26
B.3
WA/2003/2421The Haven, Horsham Road, Alfold
28
B.4
WA/2003/2505Bentley Cottage, The Common, Dunsfold
31
B.5
WA/2003/24962 Hollyhock Cottages, Guildford Road, Cranleigh
33
B.6
WA/2003/2230Land at Park Drive, Bramley
37
B.7
WA/2003/2516Pound Farm Lodge, Guildford Road, Shamley Green
SCHEDULE “A” TO THE AGENDA FOR THE
EASTERN AREA DEVELOPMENT CONTROL SUB-COMMITTEE
18TH FEBRUARY 2004

Applications where the considerations involved are clearly defined.
A.1WA2003/1779
Cranleigh village Hospital
Trust
02.09.2003
Change of use of land to provide sports playing field on land west of Knowle Lane, Cranleigh as amended by letters dated 17.12.03 and 19.01.04, plans received 22.12.03 and 21.01.04 and arboriculturalist's report dated 19.01.04
Grid Reference:E: 505633 N: 138735
Town:Cranleigh
Ward:Cranleigh West
Development Plan:Countryside beyond the Green Belt
Public footpath
Highway Authority:To be reported
Drainage Authority:No comments
Town Council:No objection – the Committee declared a non pecuniary interest
Consultations:Surrey County Council – Strategic Planning Authority - no objection raised on strategic planning grounds – see report attached as Annexe B,
Surrey County Council - Rights of Way – to be reported,
Surrey County Council - Archaeologist – see report
Sport England – initial objection – see report
Sports and Recreation Manager – see report
Representations:1 letter form a local resident making observations - see summary of representations in report.
A.2WA03/1778
Cranleigh Village Hospital
Trust
03.09.2003
Outline application for the erection of a replacement community hospital and health centre with associated vehicular and pedestrian access and car parking on land at Knowle Lane, Cranleigh as amended by plan received 22.12.03 and letter dated 17.12.03
Grid Reference:E:505760 N: 138889
Town:Cranleigh
Ward:Cranleigh West
Development Plan:Area of Strategic Visual Importance (ASVI)
Countryside beyond the Green Belt
Guildford Cranleigh Movement Corridor (adjacent to eastern boundary of site)
Long Distance Footpath route (adjacent to eastern boundary of site)
Town Centre (refers to siting of proposed pedestrian route to car park)
Highway Authority:Not yet received – to be reported
Drainage Authority:Environment Agency – recommend conditions
Town Council:No objection
Consultations:Surrey County Council – Strategic Planning Authority - no objection raised on strategic planning grounds – see report attached as Annexe B,
Surrey County Council - Rights of Way – see report, County Archaeologist – see report
Representations:Accompanying the application were letters of support from Guildford and Waverley NHS Primary Care Trust, Cranleigh Heath Centre and Cranleigh Parish Council. A further 83 letters of support and 2 letters of objection – see report

1. Introduction and Summary

1.1 This report relates to the planning applications submitted by Cranleigh Village Hospital Trust for a replacement community hospital and health centre on land to the east of Knowle Lane and to the application for the change of use of land to provide a sports playing field with associated parking on land to the west of Knowle Lane. (See map in Annexe C).

1.2 The report covers both applications because whilst they are two independent applications there is a dependency of the hospital proposals on the proposals for replacement playing fields and it is important to consider the issues relating to both proposals. The proposed hospital would result in the loss of a playing field which is to be replaced by a new playing field on the land to the west of Knowle Lane.

1.3 The first part of the report considers the issues relating to the proposed playing field. The second part of the report will deal with the issues relating to the outline application for the hospital. The final part of the report deals with the Officers’ recommendations to permit both applications subject to appropriate legal agreements and conditions. As the application for the hospital will be a departure from the Council’s policies it will be necessary for that application to be considered by the Development Control Committee and to be referred to the Secretary of State (GOSE) under the Departure Procedures.

WA03/1779 - Change of use of land to provide sports playing field

2. Description of Site

2.1 There is a mature hedge with mature trees along the eastern boundary of the site with Knowle Lane and there is also a ditch. To the south the site is abutted by the verge to the private access drive to Knowle Park Nursing Home. Two residential properties known as The Lodge and Brick Barn House are visible from the site and situated approximately 20m. and 30m respectively from the site boundary.

2.2 To the west the site abuts other pasture land. The northern boundary is marked by a ditch and fence. There are mature oaks on the northern side of the site. To the north of the ditch is a public footpath. The footpath passes through a gate before reaching Knowle Lane. The application site has been amended to include a vehicular access to Knowle Lane which will be at the point where the footpath joins Knowle Lane. The public footpath does not officially cross Knowle Lane at this point although it is apparent that people do cross the lane at this point and cross through a gap in the opposite fence/hedge into Snoxhall Playing field.

2.3 The site is approximately 3.4 hectares. It has a gentle slope in an east to west direction. It is well screened from the Lane and from the neighbouring properties by hedging and mature trees.

3. The Proposal

3.1 The application relates to the provision of a playing field to replace that which will be lost if the development of the proposed hospital proceeds. The application shows that a full sized football pitch (65m. X 100m.) can be provided. This will only take up part of the field. No specific proposals have been shown for the rest of the field which could accommodate further football pitches.

3.2 The application as amended shows alterations to the existing access to the field by the formation of an improved access at the point where the public footpath reaches the Knowle Lane. An access road will then provide access from the neighbouring field into the application site to a proposed parking area for cars. The submitted plan shows 19 parking spaces between the hedge and the playing field. The current standard requires one space for every two playing participants. A full sized football pitch would therefore require 11 spaces. There is therefore ample parking space which will allow for some spaces to be lost to safeguard a visually important mature oak tree on the boundary.

3.3 The applicants are suggesting that the car parking area be surfaced using either grass crete or reinforced mesh and an appropriate condition can be imposed requiring the surfacing to be agreed prior to the development taking place. The parking spaces should be obscured from view by the mature hedge and can be well separated from the nearest residential properties and therefore they are not considered to have an adverse impact on the neighbours.

3.4 The playing field which will be lost to accommodate the proposed hospital has limited space for sports use and is understood to be marked out and used at weekends for mini soccer and has sufficient space for a junior soccer pitch or two small sided games of junior football.

3.5 The applicant has also submitted details of traffic calming along Knowle Lane as part of the application. This is currently being assessed by the Highway Authority (Audit). The traffic calming measures proposed are designed to deal with both the application for the playing field and the hospital. The measures proposed include:-

A 30 MPH speed limit to the south of the application site but to the north of the junction of the drive to Knowle park Nursing Home. This would be accompanied by 30 MPH signs and appropriate road markings.

To the south of the proposed vehicular access to the site and the exit of the public footpath a priority give way. The Lane would be narrowed to one lane 2 metres wide for a distance of 5.5 metres. This would be achieved by blocking the western side of the Lane with 900mm high timber bollards with red reflective bands. A cycle bypass would be provided through the western side of the buildout. The buildout would be constructed from country style kerbs and granite sets. Appropriate signage and road markings would also be provided. The purpose of this narrowing of the Lane would be to slow the traffic on the Lane particularly at the point where there would be vehicles entering and leaving the playing field but also pedestrians, including children, crossing to the changing and club facilities at Snoxhall Field and other facilities in the village and also pedestrians using the public footpath.

To the north of the proposed access and to the north of the existing access road to Snoxhall Playing Field another priority give way. This would be built on the eastern side of the road and would be of the same design but would block the eastern side of the lane. It would be accompanied by appropriate road markings and signage. This priority give way would also slow traffic approaching the new hospital entrance to the north.

The formalization of a pedestrian link to Snoxhall Playing Field immediately opposite the proposed vehicular access from the site. This would formalise the crossing for those wishing to walk to the changing rooms at Snoxhall Field or into village.

Additional road improvements/traffic calming measures are proposed in the vicinity of the new hospital and at the junction of Knowle Lane and The High Street – see paragraphs 7.4 below.

3.6 Submissions in Support 3.7 Representations

The strong support for the hospital is detailed in paragraph 9.1 below.

4. Relevant Policies

Surrey Structure Plan 1994

PE3 – Countryside beyond the Green Belt

PE13 Heritage and Archaeological Investigation

MT2 – The movement implications of development

MT5 – Provision of off-street parking

DP22 – Recreational provision

RU6 – Recreational facilities in the countryside

Surrey Structure Replacement Plan (Deposit Draft) 2002

LO5 – The countryside

SE4 – Design and quality of development

SE5 –Protecting the heritage

SE8 - Landscape

SE9 - Trees and woodland

DN1 – Infrastructure Provision

DN2 – Movement implications of development

DN14 – Leisure and Recreation Facilities

Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 D1 – Environmental Implications of Development

D7 – Trees, Hedgerows and Development

C2 – Countryside Beyond the Green Belt

C7 – Trees, Woodlands and Hedgerows

HE15 - Unidentified Archaeological Sites

LT7 – Leisure and Tourism Development in the Countryside

LT8 – Sports Grounds and Playing Fields

LT11 – Walking, Cycling and Horse Riding

M2 – The Movement Implications of Development

M4 – Provision for Pedestrians

M5 – Provision for Cyclists

M12 – Traffic Management

M14 – Car Parking Standards

5. Consultations

5.1 Surrey County Council – Strategic Planning Authority

A copy of the report from the strategic planning authority is attached as Annexe B. The report notes that the relocated sports field will be further from the centre of Cranleigh and concludes that draft policy DN1 will be complied with if a crossing point and traffic calming are provided.

5.2 Surrey County Council – Highways The formal views of the Highway Authority have not yet been received but it is understood that the traffic calming measures have been drawn up in consultation with the Highway Authority. As a result of the requirement to provide a safe access to the playing field the applicants have expanded the traffic calming scheme which has been resubmitted to the Highway Authority for comments. The principles of the scheme are understood to be generally acceptable and the formal views of the Highway Authority are awaited.

5.3 Surrey County Council - Rights of Way

The Rights of Way Officer is concerned that the safety of those using the existing public footpath is not prejudiced. Further information will be reported on this matter.

5.4 Surrey County Council – Archaeologist

The County archaeologist has commented that there could be a substantial impact on archaeology if there is large scale levelling. An appropriate condition can cover this issue. 5.5 Sport England Sport England opposes the grant of planning permission for any development which would lead to the loss of or prejudice the use of a playing field unless, amongst other matters, the playing field which would be lost would be replaced by a playing field of an equal or better quality.

5.6 Sport England objected to this application as originally submitted because it was unclear what was envisaged by way of pitches, where changing facilities were: young children players should be able to reach the pitches safely from the changing facilities. A plan showing parking areas to serve the pitches was also requested. The replacement pitches should be available for use before work is commenced on the hospital.

5.7 Following these concerns which were shared by your Officers including the Council’s Recreation manager, the application has been amended to show the position of one full sized pitch and a parking area. Further comments from Sport England are awaited.

6. Main Planning Issues

6.1 1. Is the proposed playing field acceptable within the terms of the development plan policies and PPG17 ( Sport, Open Space and Recreation)
6.2 Policies PE3 LO5 and LT7 allow for the provision for outdoor sport and recreation within the countryside and therefore the provision of a playing field which maintains the open character of the area is acceptable within the terms of these policies providing that the other elements of the proposal such as any infrastructure requirements, new buildings and parking is appropriate in scale, form, impact and siting. The current application does not provide any changing or storage facilities.

6.3 Your officers consider that there is space on the site to accommodate sufficient cars to meet the likely number of participants at the field and that this parking can be provided without being visually intrusive because it will be screened by the existing hedge and will be well away from neighbouring properties. It is considered that appropriate measures in the form of permeable surfacing such as grass crete or mesh and space can be taken to ensure that existing trees are protected. The construction work will need to be supervised.

6.4 The applicants are proposing a comprehensive road calming scheme which should significantly reduce the speed of vehicles in Knowle Lane and should ensure that drivers are aware of the likely presence of pedestrians and cyclists some of whom will be children. It is likely that there will be more pedestrian and cycle movements in the Lane and there remains the concern that users of the field may want to use the facilities (changing, washing, toilets, bar) in the main club house and that this will involve pedestrians (including young children) crossing Knowle Lane or because of the lack of facilities on the site may result in greater vehicle movements than might otherwise be the case. However this concern needs to be weighed up against the overall benefit to the community of replacing the playing fields which would be lost to provide the proposed hospital.

6.5 Failure to provide replacement playing fields for those lost for the hospital application if approved would result in the latter being contrary to the advice in PPG17 which requires the retention of playing fields, as well as being contrary to the development plan policies DP22, DN14 and LT8.

6.6 Impact on neighbouring properties

The nearest residential properties are 20m and 30m form the southern boundary of the site. These properties are partially screened from the site by trees and are separated by the access drive to Knowle Park and a strip of land alongside it. Noise and disturbance form the application site is likely to be mainly at weekends during daylight hours. It is unlikely that this will adversely affect the amenities of the occupiers of these prosperities. The provision of a new fence along the southern boundary has been suggested by one of the neighbours as a means of preventing those using the playing field from wandering into private property. A fence can be the subject of a planning condition.

6.7 Parking, Access, traffic calming to minimise risk

Parking to meet the Council’s standard can be provided (see paragraph 3.2 above). A comprehensive traffic calming scheme is envisaged which can be secured by an appropriate legal agreement and can therefore be undertaken before the playing field is brought into use. The traffic calming should reduce traffic speeds in Knowle Lane and alert drivers to the presence of pedestrians and cyclists and therefore minimise risk. It is important to note that a consequence of the traffic calming measures will be the need for street lighting to be installed which will have an urbanising impact on the area.

6.8 Rural character

The development plan policies relating to the countryside (PE3 LO5 and LT7) acknowledge that the countryside can be used for open forms of recreation. The proposed parking area is discrete and well screened from the east by trees and hedging. No buildings are currently proposed. Therefore it is not considered that there will be a detrimental impact on the countryside.

6.9 Reasonable replacement

The new site will provide space for a full sized football pitch which is not possible on the existing site. There is space to allow for alternative pitch markings for smaller pitches. The levels are tolerable and therefore no levelling is envisaged.

6.10 Changing facilities

No changing facilities are proposed at present. Your Officers consider that some form of basic facility may be desired by the players in the future but consider that a small building to meet the needs of the one field could be accommodated without detriment to the rural character of the area, trees or the amenities of neighbouring properties.

6.11 Conclusions on playing field

Your Officers are satisfied that the proposed new playing field is a satisfactory replacement for that which will be lost to the proposed hospital and that adequate parking can be provided without detriment to the environment or to nearby residents. The proposed traffic calming should minimise the risks to pedestrians and cyclists in the vicinity of the site. It is considered that the proposal conforms to the relevant development plan policies and to PPG17. Given that this application is to replace a playing field which will be lost in the event that the hospital development proceeds should be brought into use before that other field is no longer available. These views are broadly supported by Surrey County Council the strategic planning authority (see Annexe B). However, officers are continuing to explore with the applicants appropriate conditions to ensure the delivering of the playing fields in the event that the hospital development proceeds.

7. Description of site for proposed replacement hospital and health centre

7.1 The site of the proposed new hospital is currently a playing field situated to the eastern side of Knowle Lane, to the south west of the Downs Link footpath and to the north of the access road to Snoxhall Playing fields. The site which extends to approximately 1.4 hectares is triangular in shape. The site is relatively level. There are mature trees and hedges along the boundaries. Access is currently from the northern corner and the south eastern most corner which is only 70 metres form the central car park.

7.2 The proposal

The application has been submitted in outline but with details of the proposed access to Knowle Lane and the proposed traffic calming scheme which is also part of the application for the replacement playing field.

7.3 The application shows a vehicular access to the site from Knowle Lane approximately 35 metres to the south of the entrance to John Wiskar Drive. An illustrative plan shows provision for 48 cars in a landscaped car park. The illustrative plan also shows a 2 storey building with a footprint of approximately 2400 square metres surrounded by landscaping. A new pedestrian footpath link is proposed from the site to the central car park and the village centre.

7.4 The proposal includes a scheme for traffic calming in Knowle Lane. In addition to the details described in paragraphs 3.5 above the following improvements are proposed:-

New access (vehicular and pedestrian) to Knowle Lane including extending the pavement
from John Wiskar Drive

Contribution of 6500 towards the implementation of a traffic signal control junction at Knowle Lane/High Street.

Pedestrian/cycle access from the site to the existing public car park in Village Way.

8. Submissions in support

8.1 The applicants have submitted extensive documentation in support of the application. A copy of the Executive summary and the contents page are attached as Annexe A so that members can be aware of the scope of the evidence submitted with the application.

9. Representations

9.1 In addition to the letters of support submitted with the application, from Guildford and Waverley Primary Support NHS Care Trust, Cranleigh Health Centre and Cranleigh Parish Council, there have been a further 83 letters supporting the proposal. These letters refer, amongst other matters to:-

Convenience and accessibility of the site,

Active fundraising including details of personal achievements to raise money

The inadequacies of the existing facilities and need for improvements

Details of personal experiences of the benefits of having facilities in the village, including a great deal of praise for the existing staff

Easing pressure on facilities in Guildford

Asset to village

Benefits to elderly people

Jobs and retention of skills locally

Providing a service to nearby villages.

1 letter of objection has been received from a local resident concerned about traffic, noise, disturbance – considers existing site should be refurbished.

Letter of objection received from the CPRE on the grounds that:-

the requirement to upgrade facilities can be adequately met by redeveloping the existing hospital and health centre sites,

expect the local plan policies to be enforced – contrary to development plan policies,

would reduce extent and effectiveness of the ASVI – note that if planning permission is granted the ASVI should be extended to the south of Stocklund Square.

10. Relevant Policies

10.1 Surrey Structure Plan 1994

PE3 – Countryside beyond the Green Belt

PE13 Heritage and Archaeological Investigation

MT2 – The movement implications of development

MT5 – Provision of off-street parking

DP1 – Social and Community Needs

DP22 – Recreational provision

RU6 – Recreational facilities in the countryside

LO5 – The countryside

SE4 – Design and quality of development

SE5 –Protecting the heritage

SE8 - Landscape

SE9 - Trees and Woodland

DN1 – Infrastructure Provision

DN2 – Movement implications of development

DN3 – Parking provision

DN13 – Social and Community Facilities

DN14 – Leisure and Recreation Facilities

D1 – Environmental Implications of Development

D7 – Trees, Hedgerows and Development

D9 - Accessibility

C2 – Countryside Beyond the Green Belt

C5 – Areas of Strategic Visual Importance

C7 – Trees, Woodlands and Hedgerows

HE15 - Unidentified Archaeological Sites

LT7 – Leisure and Tourism Development in the Countryside

LT8 – Sports Grounds and Playing Fields

LT11 – Walking, Cycling and Horse Riding

M1 – The Location of Development

M2 – The Movement Implications of Development

M4 – Provision for Pedestrians

M5 – Provision for Cyclists

M8 – Guildford – Cranleigh Movement Corridor

M9 – Provision for People with Disabilities and Mobility Problems

M12 – Traffic Management

M14 – Car Parking Standards

11. Consultation

11.1 Surrey County Council – Strategic Planning Authority

A copy of the report from the strategic planning authority is attached as Annexe B. The report concludes that given the future management of local health services by the Hospital Trust, the proposals for a new Hospital Centre, and a relocated sports field are justified in respect of policies for sustainable development, and social and community provision, and that they comprise a reasonable response to managing urban development and land at Cranleigh. No objection is raised on strategic planning grounds.

11.2 Surrey County Council – Highways

The formal views of the Highway Authority have not yet been received but it is understood that the traffic calming measures have been drawn up in consultation with the Highway Authority. The principles of the scheme are understood to be generally acceptable and the formal views of the Highway Authority are awaited.

11.3 Surrey County Council - Rights of Way

The Rights of Way Officer is concerned that the safety of those using the Downs Link public footpath is not prejudiced. Further information will be reported on this matter.

11.4 Surrey County Council – Archaeologist

The County archaeologist has commented that whilst there is no archaeology recorded on the site it is possible that material about which we are currently unaware will be revealed and destroyed by considerable ground disturbance. To ensure that full and proper consideration is given to the likely impact of the development proposal on any archaeology an appropriate condition should be imposed to cover this issue.

12. Main Planning Issues

12.1 1. The conflict with the countryside (C2) and ASVI (C5) policies. What will be the impact on the countryside and ASVI.
12.2 The conflict with the countryside (C2) and ASVI (C5) policies. What will be the impact on the countryside and ASVI

There will be development on what is currently a field in the countryside contrary to Policies C2 and C5 of the Local Plan. This will urbanise that land and restrict views. The character of the site will be changed. However the impact can be reduced by sensitive landscaping and careful management of existing trees and hedges. Documents accompanying the application assess the environmental impact of the development and show that the site is well screened by existing trees and hedges.

12.3 Is a new hospital necessary to meet the needs of the community?

The existing village hospital in the High Street is unsuitable for future use for (amongst other reasons) limitations due to the size and form of the listed building and limited parking and access. Extensive documentation has been submitted with the application including surveys and details of existing activities at the hospital and health centre and to support the fact that the proposal will be in line with the strategic aims of Waverley Primary Care Trust’s Local Delivery Plan to provide services in the community. Your officers are satisfied that the hospital is necessary to meet the needs of the community.

12.4 Can the existing hospital be redeveloped?

The documentation explains that it would be impossible to bring either the listed hospital or the health centre up to the technical standard that advances in medicine and information require. It is difficult to provide facilities such as hoists and ramps in the existing buildings. The existing health centre building is of poor design and has problems of leaking and inadequate ventilation.

12.5 The new hospital will be able to provide a wider range of facilities and services which will be easily accessible to local people. The large number of letters received in support of the proposal indicates the strength of local support.

12.6 Your officers are satisfied that the existing hospital and health centre cannot be redeveloped to provide the required new building.

12.7 Is the size of the proposed hospital appropriate given its location in the village of Cranleigh?

A building of some 4800 square metres is proposed and will incorporate and improve upon the facilities currently provided by the existing hospital and health centre. The purpose built building will meet modern standards. The application is supported by evidence of the need for a building of this size and your officers are satisfied that the size of hospital is appropriate.

12.8 What other sites are potentially available within the existing built up part of the village?
12.9 The proposed hospital will be built on a Greenfield site outside the developed area of Cranleigh and therefore it is important to be satisfied that all other possible sites in the village have been examined and the reasons for their rejection (sequential test). The applicants have listed the two alternative sites: Village Way Car Park and the car park to the west of Stocklund Square. Neither of these public car parks are available for alternative development and no alternatives have been suggested during the past three years while the matter has been in the public domain.

12.10 Your Officers are not aware of any other sites in the built up area of Cranleigh which are available or likely to be in the near future. Your officers are satisfied that no sequentially preferable sites are available.

12.11 Trees and hedges

The site is surrounded by mature hedges with trees. It is important that these are retained. Your officers are concerned that the illustrative layout shows the footprint of the hospital too close to the southern boundary and that such a position could threaten the long term survival of the mature trees along the boundary. However, your officers are satisfied that there is sufficient room on the site to accommodate a building of the size proposed without endangering the trees.

12.12 Footpath/movement corridor

The route of the Downslink long distance footpath will remain in its present position to the north east of the proposed hospital from which it will be separated by the existing hedge. A new pedestrian path to the central car park and centre of the village will be provided from the hospital and this will cross the Downs Link at the south east corner of the application site. Care will need to be taken over the surfacing of this path particularly where it crosses the Downslink.

12.13 Impact on nearby residents

The nearest residents to the application site are those in John Wiskar Drive. They are separated from the site by the Downs Link and mature hedging. The final design and positioning of the hospital and the associated car parking will need to ensure that there is no overlooking and that disturbance is minimised. Additional landscaping can strengthen the separation from the residences.

12.14 Does the proposed replacement playing field provide an adequate replacement to compensate for that which will be lost?

This has been covered above (see paragraph 6.11).

12.15 Can adequate provision be made for parking and pedestrian/cycle access to the site?

The illustrative plan shows parking for 48 cars. The parking standards require a maximum of one space per five staff plus one space per 10 visitors. The current hospital and health centre has minimal parking for ambulances and disabled patients. Other patients and visitors use the central car park. This will still be available to the users of the new hospital. Your Officers are satisfied that satisfactory level of parking can be provided on the application site without detriment to the visual impact, the amenities or neighbours or the safety of vehicles using Knowle Lane. Space can be provided on the site for the parking of bicycles.

12.16 Is the site in a sustainable location and is it well related to the village centre?

The site is immediately adjacent to the developed area of Cranleigh and within walking distance from the village shops, facilities and transport links and therefore in a sustainable location.

12.17 Can a suitable access be provided and will the proposed traffic calming measures in Knowle Lane minimise risks to pedestrians, cyclists and other road users?

Access will be a 5.5 metre road joining Knowle Lane 40 metres south of John Wiskar Drive and will allow for vehicles to enter and leave the site simultaneously. The comprehensive traffic calming measures described in paragraph 3.5 and the provision of a pavement from John Wiskar Drive will minimise risk to road users, pedestrians and cyclists. The applicants are also offering a financial contribution towards traffic signalisation at he junction of Knowle Lane and the High Street.

12.18 Conclusion – hospital

Your Officers are satisfied that the proposal provides for the best possible location for a hospital in Cranleigh at the present time and that no other suitable sites exist within the developed areas of the village. It is felt that given the need for improved health facilities it is appropriate to encroach into the countryside. An alternative playing field can be provided and landscaping and traffic calming measures can minimise the visual intrusion and traffic dangers. The material considerations are considered to outweigh the policy objections.

13. Recommendation for WA03/1779 – new playing field

That the application be referred to the Development Control Committee with a recommendation that it be GRANTED subject to the comments of the Highway Authority and subject to the applicants first entering into an appropriate legal agreements, the costs to be borne by the applicants, to:-

1. Provide a comprehensive traffic calming scheme for Knowle Lane including a safe pedestrian access to Snoxhall Fields

And subject to the following conditions:-
The development hereby permitted has been assessed against the Development Plan policies. Surrey Structure Plan 1994 policies: PE3,PE13, MT2, MT5, DP1, DP22, RU6, Surrey Structure Plan Deposit Draft 2002 policies LO5,SE4,SE5, SE8, SE9, DN1,DN2, DN3, DN13, DN14 and Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 policies D1, D7, D9, C2, C5, C7, HE15, LT7, LT8, LT11, M1, M2, M4, M5, M8, M9, M12, M14 and material considerations, including third party representations. It has been concluded that the development would not result in any harm that would justify refusal in the public interest.
That the application be referred to the Development Control Committee with the recommendation that the application be recommended to the Secretary of State that the applications be GRANTED as a departure from the development plan as follows subject to the comments of the Highway Authority and the applicants first entering into an appropriate legal agreement, the costs to be borne by the applicants, to:- Subject to the following conditions:-
The development hereby permitted has been assessed against the Development Plan Policies. Surrey Structure Plan 1994 policies: PE3,PE13, MT2, MT5, DP1, DP22, RU6, Surrey Structure Plan Deposit Draft 2002 policies LO5,SE4,SE5, SE8, SE9, DN1,DN2, DN3, DN13, DN14 and Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 policies D1, D7, D9, C2, C5, C7, HE15, LT7, LT8, LT11, M1, M2, M4, M5, M8, M9, M12, M14 and material considerations, including third party representations. It has been concluded that whilst the development would be contrary to the Local Plan Policies which seek to protect the countryside, it is considered that other material considerations outweigh those policy considerations in this case. In particular, the need to continue to provide health facilities to the community in a substainable location is considered to be of significant weight.
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comms/eastern/2003-2004/047







SCHEDULE “B” TO THE AGENDA FOR THE
EASTERN AREA DEVELOPMENT CONTROL SUB-COMMITTEE
18TH FEBRUARY 2004

Applications where the considerations involved are clearly defined.
B.1WA03/2385
Mr & Mrs G Shepherd
13.11.03
Erection of a detached dwelling on land at Rayfield, Avenue Road, Cranleigh
Grid Reference:E: 506815 N: 138455
Parish:Cranleigh
Ward:Cranleigh East
Development Plan:No site specific policies within developed area
Highway Authority:Recommends conditions and informatives
Drainage Authority:No requirements
Parish Council:No objection
Representations:Four letters have been received, three raising objection on the following grounds:
1. little different from previous applications;
2. vehicular access should be onto Grove Road;
3. closer to the road than other dwellings on the south side;
4. creates a cramped site;
5. loss of privacy and light;
6. sited too close to Rayfield.
One letter expressing support.

Relevant History

Rayfield

WA74/1242Erection of a conservatory
Permitted
10.02.75
WA83/1797Erection of a single-storey extension to provide utility room, car-port and garden store
Permitted
16.01.84
WA90/0095Erection of extensions and alterations
Permitted
15.03.90
WA94/1283Erection of a single-storey extension
Permitted
18.11.94

Plot at Rayfield

WA02/0507Erection of a detached bungalow on land at Rayfield
Permitted
04.07.02
Not
imple-
mented -
extant
WA02/2522Erection of a new dwelling with access off Grove Road
Refused
13.02.03
WA03/0936Erection of a detached dwelling (revision of WA02/2522)
Refused
16.06.03

Description of Site/Background

The site is located on the corner of Avenue Road and Grove Road and currently forms part of the existing garden to ‘Rayfield’, a detached chalet-style bungalow.

The site is triangular in shape and has an area of 0.082 ha. The site has a number of mature trees primarily located towards the western (Grove Road) end of the site, which contribute to the character of the area.

Permission was granted under WA02/0507 for a detached bungalow on this plot. This is extant. Two subsequent proposals for different forms of development have been refused.

The Proposal

Full permission is sought for the sub-division of the existing residential plot and the erection of a new three-bedroomed chalet-style bungalow on the site. The dwelling would have a total floor area of some 265 sq m (including an integral double garage) and would have a maximum height to ridge level of 7.1 m. The main aspects at upper floor level would be to the west, east and north.

A new vehicular access would be formed from Avenue Road towards the eastern end of the site, close to the existing access to ‘Rayfield’. Additional parking and turning would be provided on site.

Relevant Policies

Surrey Structure Plan 1994 – Policies PE9, PE10, MT2 and MT5

Surrey Structure Replacement Plan (Deposit Draft) 2002 – Policies SE4 and SE9

Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 – Policies D1, D4, D7, M2 and M14

Main Planning Issues

The site is located within the developed area of Cranleigh, wherein the principle of further residential development can be acceptable. It is noted that an extant permission already exists on this site for a detached bungalow (with some accommodation in the roof void), granted under application WA02/0507 in July 2002. The main issue, therefore, is whether the layout, size, scale and form of development now proposed are acceptable for this site, having regard to trees, the relationship with adjacent dwellings and likely visual impact on the general streetscene.

The applicant’s agent has provided a comparison of the siting, footprint and elevational form of the proposed new dwelling with the extant permission. The vehicular access point is located as previously approved. The overall floor area of the dwelling has been increased from 245 sq m to 265 sq m, mainly by virtue of a greater roof area and the overall height has been increased from 6.7 m to 7.1 m. The elevational treatment of the dwelling has been altered, such as by the addition of dormer windows on three of the main roof elevations.

It is noted that two previous schemes have been refused on this site. These have been on the grounds of siting, proximity to trees, size, scale and significantly increased visual impact on both the site and surroundings. The applicant has made further modifications to the scheme in order to seek a more appropriate layout, form and scale of development for this site.

In the officers’ view, the overall size and scale of development now proposed would be greater than that granted under application WA02/0507. The overall height would also be marginally higher and additional bulk would be created by the redesign and dormers proposed. However, the proposed dwelling would be no nearer to Avenue Road and it is considered that the dwelling now proposed would not be out of scale with its plot or the adjacent dwellings, such as ‘Rayfield’, or appear unduly intrusive in the streetscene.

In terms of arboricultural impact, no trees of any significance would be lost by the development. Having regard to the speciality advice of the Council’s Tree and Landscape Officer, officers are satisfied that there would be an acceptable separation distance and amenity space created on the western side.

In terms of its relationship to ‘Rayfield’ to the south-east, it is considered that the amenities of the occupiers of this property would not be adversely affected. It is felt that the increased height, bulk and mass at this point would be offset by the greater separation distance achieved in the new layout.

The objections raised by neighbours are noted. However, it is considered that material harm would not be caused to the character or amenities of the locality. Importantly, the proposed scheme would not be so materially more harmful than the extant scheme to warrant refusal. It is therefore recommended that the application should be supported.

Summary of Reasons for Granting Planning Permission

(30.1) *1(granted) *2(PE9, PE10, MT2, MT5) *3(SE4, SE9, DN2, DN3) *4(D1, D4, D7 M2, M14).

Recommendation

That permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:

1. Standard approval of materials (4.4)

2. Standard approval of surfacing materials (4.5)

3. Standard levels (detailed permission) (4.2)

4. Standard hedging (25.8) - *1(northern and western) *2(2.5 metres) *3(5 years)

5. Standard tree protection (25.2)

6. Standard services (25.4)

7. Standard no new windows (11.3) *1(first floor roof slope) *2(south)

8. Standard new access (HC1) - *(Avenue Road) *(delete reference to visibility zones)

9. Standard method of construction statement (HC8)(c)

10. Standard obscured glazing 3.8 *(velux rooflights) *(south facing elevation)

Reasons

1–2. Standard (RC10)

3. Standard (RC8) *1(the proper development of the site) *5(D1 and D4)

4. Standard (RC10)

5–6. Standard (RC4) - *1(long-term health of trees) *2(PE9 and PE10) *3(SE9) *5(D1, D4 and D7)

7-10. Standard (RC7) *1(the amenity and privacy of adjoining residents) *5(D1 and D4)

8–9. Standard (HR1)

Informatives

1. Standard (HF7)

2. Standard (HF13)
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B.2WA03/2442
24.11.03
A Monk and A Booker
Erection of a new dwelling and associated garage on land at 39 New Road, Wonersh (as amplified by letter dated 15.01.04 and documents/plans received 16.01.04)
Grid Reference:E: 501956 N: 145679
Parish:Wonersh
Ward:Blackheath and Wonersh
Development Plan:MGB - within settlement area
Highway Authority:Recommends conditions
Drainage Authority:See report
Parish Council:Although it is accepted that outline planning approval was granted some years ago for this plot, the proposed two-storey house does cause concern for the streetscene and the neighbours since the plot is very narrow and the proposed building will completely fill in the gap between the properties as it will have to be built very close to the boundaries and it will mean a lack of openness which was one of the points identified in our Village Design Statement. There is also some controversy about the plans submitted as to the actual size of the available site. In view of this, we recommend that this application goes to the full Eastern Committee for consideration.
Representations:Original Proposal
One letter stating no objection.
14 letters of objection on the following grounds:
1. contrary to Village Design Statement – spacing between buildings; retention of views; scale/balance;
2. plot too narrow;
3. set precedent for denser housing;
4. too close to foul water sewer;
5. need to divert surface water drain;
6. no need for this type of housing;
7. affect natural drainage in the area;
8. appear tight and squeezed in;
9. too large for the plot;
10. too close to No. 37 – loss of light and privacy;
11. out of keeping with general streetscene;
12. insufficient width to get access to garage.
Additional Information Provided by Agent
Any further comments - to be reported orally.

Relevant History

WA97/1801Erection of a detached dwelling
Refused
16.01.98
WA98/0241Outline application for the erection of a detached dwelling (revision of WA97/1801)
Permitted
03.04.98
WA00/2242Outline application for the erection of detached dwelling (renewal of WA98/0241)
Permitted
08.02.01
(lapsed)

Description of Site/Background

No. 39 New Road is a detached house (and garage) on a plot of 0.1 ha situated on the western side of the road. The property has the benefit of a large side garden which is partly occupied by some outbuildings.

The road is characterised by frontage residential development consisting of detached houses, bungalows and some chalet-style dwellings.

The Proposal

Full permission is sought to sub-divide the plot and to erect a detached house and garage on the south side. The plot created would have a width of 9 m and a depth of 57 m.

The proposed dwelling would comprise a three bedroomed house of 95.3 sq m and be sited 1 m in from the side common boundary to No. 37. A detached single garage would be sited to the rear on the south side common boundary to No. 39, at the end of the new driveway.

The submitted site layout plan shows the route of an existing foul sewer and the repositioning of a surface water drain. The proposed house has been sited some 11.6 m back from the road frontage, behind Nos. 37 and 39 adjacent and to leave a 1 m separation from the foul sewer pipe.

Submissions in support

The applicants’ agent has submitted a design statement with the application. The agent has also submitted a response to points raised in the representations and past correspondence with Thames Water on the issue of building over/close to the foul sewer. A streetscene elevation has also been provided.

The agent states that this is not a new development proposal, as outline consent exists for a dwelling on this site. The agent explains, however, that this consent cannot now be implemented because changes in the policies of Thames Water necessitate a different siting. The agent has provided information to show that Thames Water have agreed that, as an exceptional case, the revised siting is acceptable, subject to the developer entering into a “building over/close to” agreement.

The agent points out that the present proposal is for the same development as before, but in a slightly different form. The only difference is that the positions of the house and garage are revised in order to accommodate the changed requirements of the drainage authority.

The agent has argued that the proposal is in accordance with Policy RD1 of the Local Plan 2002 and is commensurate with other developed plots in the road.

Relevant Policies

Surrey Structure Plan 1994 – Policies PE2, RU1, MT2 and MT5

Surrey Structure Plan (Deposit Draft) 2002 – Policies LO4, LO6, SE4, DN2 and DN3

Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 – Policies C1, RD1, D1, D4, M2 and M14

Main Planning Issues

The site is located within the rural settlement of Wonersh wherein new development can be acceptable subject to scale, visual and residential amenity considerations and the criteria set out in Policy RD1 of the Local Plan 2002. The principle of a new dwelling on this site was established by the previous grant of outline consent under WA00/2242.

The applicants’ agent has explained the reasons for the change in layout and that, in effect, the buildings have been “handed” and the proposed house has been set further back into the site. Whilst the officers have noted the significant level of local opposition to this proposal and notwithstanding the difference with WA00/2242, it is still considered that the plot could accommodate a modest-sized dwelling and fit into the general streetscene.

In relation to drainage matters, Thames Water has confirmed that the revised layout would be acceptable in this case. The Borough Council’s Building Control Officer has also confirmed that the details for the proposed surface water drain diversions are satisfactory.

In terms of the streetscene, it is acknowledged that the width of plot available would be one of the narrowest in the road. However, the separation between buildings and boundaries would not be dissimilar to other developments in the road (as illustrated in the submitted streetscene elevation). It is therefore considered that the proposed development would not look unduly cramped or out-of-keeping. The proposal would comply with the requirements of Policy RD1 in that the development should constitute infilling within a built-up frontage that reflects the general character of the area.

The revised layout would, however, move the proposed house closer to the side common boundary with No. 37. This is a chalet-style dwelling and has a side entrance door, obscure glazed and clear glazed windows (double aspect room) on the north side and four roof-lights on the north side roof elevation. There would be a separation between buildings of 2 m. The flank elevation of the proposed house would have a ground floor cloakroom and first floor stairwell window. The officers accept that the proposed house would have a greater visual impact on the north side of this property with a greater sense of enclosure. However, it is not felt that the proposal would cause any material loss of outlook, privacy or light sufficient to warrant a refusal of permission.

In conclusion, it is considered that the proposal would not cause any material loss of visual or residential amenity and complies with the criteria of Policy RD1 of the Local Plan.

Summary of Reasons for Granting Planning Permission

The development hereby granted has been assessed against the Development Plan Policies; Policies RU1 of the Surrey Structure Plan 1994, Policies LO6 and SE4 of the Surrey Structure Replacement Plan (Deposit Draft) 2002 and Policies RD1, D1 and D4 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 and material considerations, including third party representations. It has been concluded that the development would not result in any harm that would justify refusal in the public interest.

Recommendation

That permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:-

1. Standard approval of materials (4.4)

2. Standard approval of surface materials (4.5)

3. Standard levels (4.2)

4. Standard obscure glazing (3.8) *1(first floor) *(flank north and south facing elevations)

5. Standard no new windows (11.3) *1(first floor wall and roof slopes) *2 (flank north and south facing elevations)

6. Standard use of garage (3.9)

7. Standard restrictions on permitted development (extensions) (11.1)

8. Standard highways (HC1) *9(New Road)

9. Standard highways (HC6) *(a)

10. Standard highways (HC8) *(a – e)

Reasons

1&2. Standard (RC11)

3. Standard (RC8) *1(ensure the proper development of the site) *5(D1 and D4)

4&5. Standard (RC7) *1(the amenity and privacy of adjacent residents) *5(D1 and D4)

6. Standard (RC10)

7. Standard (RC9) *1(restricted nature of the site and its relationship with adjacent dwellings) *5(D1 and D4)

8–10. Standard (HR1)

Informatives

1. It is noted that a Thames Water public foul sewer crosses the site and from the design statement, that Thames Water is content to enter into a so-called “building-over/close to” agreement with the applicant. The applicant/developer is advised that any building works which may affect the public foul sewer shall only be carried out in accordance with details submitted to and approved by Thames Water.
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B.3WA03/2421
T Bradley and J Cornish
21.11.03
Erection of a first floor extension (revision of WA03/1472) at The Haven, Horsham Road, Alfold
Grid Reference:E: 504507 N: 134859
Parish:Alfold
Ward:Alfold, Cranleigh Rural and Ellens Green
Development Plan:Countryside beyond the Green Belt - outside settlement
Highway Authority:No requirements
Drainage Authority:No requirements
Parish Council:Not yet received – to be reported orally

Relevant History

WA96/0888Construction of a dormer window
Permitted 2.9.96
WA03/1472Erection of a first floor extension
Refused 4.9.03

Description of Site/Background

The Haven is a detached chalet bungalow located on the south western side of the main A281 at Alfold. The property is set back from the road within a row of bungalows. A large box dormer was erected on the front elevation during the 1990s.

The Proposal

This application seeks to provide a roof extension to the existing dwelling on the rear. The proposal would facilitate the provision of a small crown flat roof, although it would remove two smaller pitched roof projections and a gulley on the rear elevation. The proposal would facilitate the provision of an additional bedroom and en-suite bathroom within the roof, served by two roof lights on the rear elevation. Two new roof lights are proposed in the side elevations to light an en-suite bathroom and a stairwell.

Relevant Policies

Policy PE3 of the Surrey Structure Plan 1994

Policy LO5 of the Surrey Structure Replacement Plan (Deposit Draft) 2002

Policies C2 and RD2 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002

Main Planning Issues

- Compliance with the rural extensions policy (RD2)

- Impact on the character and scale of original dwelling

- Impact on amenities of neighbours

The Haven is a modest bungalow which had an original floor area of approximately 102 square metres at ground floor. The property has already been extended with single storey extensions to the rear and a large box dormer on the front elevation. The proposed extensions would cumulatively result in an increase of some 66 square metres to give a total floor area of approximately 168 square metres. Consequently, in pure floor area terms, the proposal represents an increase of 64% over the original dwelling. However, since some of the new floor area (21 square metres) has been formed from the original roof void, the total cumulative increase of new built habitable accommodation amounts to 44%.

Whilst it is appreciated that the proposed extensions cumulatively increase the size of the dwelling, in floor area terms, above the guideline figure of 40% outlined in Policy RD2, in this particular instance, the proposal is considered to be acceptable. This application follows a previously refused scheme, which sought to provide a gabled first floor extension and a more significant increase in size, scale and floor area. The current application would be fully hipped on the rear elevation, significantly reducing the additional built form in comparison with the refused scheme. The proposal would result in a small increase in height over and above that which currently exists. Essentially, a small section of the ridge, 2.7 metres is raised by 0.7 metres on the western elevation and by 1.05 on the eastern elevation. The proposal, which would be fully hipped when viewed from the rear would remove the provision of two smaller pitched roof extensions. Thus, whilst in floor area terms the proposal would exceed the 40% guideline in floor area, it is considered that the bulk and scale of the proposal would not adversely affect the proportions and character of the property to the extent that permission should be refused. It is further considered that, subject to confirmation that the side facing roof lights are to be high level, i.e. above 1.8 metres above floor level then there are not considered to be any objections from a neighbouring amenity point of view.

Recommendation

That, subject to confirmation that the roof lights in the side elevation would be high level (i.e. cill height at 1.8 m above floor level) then permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:-

1. Standard matching materials (4.3)

2. Standard no new windows (11.3) – Insert 1*(roof slope) Insert 2*(side, south eastern and north western. Reasons

1. Standard (RC11)

2. Standard (RC5) - Insert 1*(amenities and privacy of adjoining occupiers) Insert 5*(D1 and D4)

Summary of Reasons for Permission

1. Standard (30.1) - Insert 1*(approved) 2*(PE3) 3*(LO5) 4*(C2, RD2, D1 and D4)
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B.4WA03/2505
Mr and Mrs Firmston-
Williams
2/12/03
Construction of a dormer window (revision of WA/2003/2505), Bentley Cottage, The Common, Dunsfold
Grid Reference:E: 500646 N: 136120
Parish:Dunsfold
Ward:Chiddingfold and Dunsfold
Development Plan:Countryside beyond the Green Belt, AGLV, Conservation Area, SNCI - within settlement
Highway Authority:No requirements
Drainage Authority:No requirements
Parish Council:Not yet received – to be reported orally
Representations:One letter has been received commenting on the works to the northern side of Bentley Cottage;
- The Monodraught range of sunpipes are of reasonable design;
- No other pipe outlets are shown so assume existing two will disappear;
- If monovent suncatcher system is to be provided, requests the present ugly ventilation outlet be removed;
- Also requests that the soil vent pipe recently extended be re-run inside the roof of the Cottage, to emerge at the requisite level.

Relevant History

WA74/0399Erection of a front porch
Permitted 27/02/75
WA87/0816Conversion of garage, shop and workshop to residential
Permitted 10/07/87
WA87/0817Application for Listed building Consent for conversion of garage, shop and workshop to residential
Permitted 24/01/87
WA88/2420Erection of a detached single garage
Permitted 24/01/89
WA90/1596Erection of a conservatory
Permitted 7/11/90
WA03/1741Construction of a dormer window
Refused 10/10/03

Description of Site/Background

Bentley Cottage is situated in a prominent position in the western side of the village Green. The property, which is part of a former converted commercial building altered in the 1980s, is particularly prominent given its juxtaposition with adjoining properties. The northern, eastern and southern elevations are clearly open to views. Conditions were imposed at the time of the conversion to restrict further extensions and alterations. Permission was refused under WA03/1741 for an application for a dormer window on grounds of its size, siting, form and prominent position and its failure to preserve or enhance the character and appearance of the Dunsfold Conservation Area.

The Proposal

This application seeks to erect an additional dormer window on the southern elevation between two existing dormer windows to facilitate the provision of a first floor shower room.

The proposal seeks to replicate the size and scale of the existing dormers on the building. In the previously refused scheme, the proposed dormer window was deeper than the existing.

Submissions in Support

In support of the application, the applicant’s agent indicates that his client is elderly and disabled and that the proposal is to enable the installation of a shower room within the existing W.C. given the only bathroom is on the ground floor.

The bathroom at ground floor is proposed to be lit by a sunpipe. The agent indicates that his client has been a resident of Dunsfold for many years and hence is keen to stay within the village.

Relevant Policies

Surrey Structure Plan 1994 – Policies PE3; PE7; RU1; PE12

Surrey Structure Replacement Plan (Deposit Draft) 2002 – Policies LO5; LO6; SE4; SE5; SE8

Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 – Policies C2; C3; RD1; D1; D4 and HE8

Main Planning Issues - Impact on the character and appearance of the dwelling and whether the proposal preserves or enhances the character of the Conservation Area
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B.5WA03/2496
A S Ashcroft Ltd
02.12.03
Outline application for the erection of a detached dwelling at 2 Hollyhock Cottages, Guildford Road, Cranleigh
Grid Reference:E: 504630 N: 139879
Parish:Cranleigh
Ward:Cranleigh West
Development Plan:MGB - outside settlement
Highway Authority:No requirements - Rights of Way Officer - not yet received to be reported orally
Drainage Authority:No requirements
Parish Council:Objection - This proposal would intrude into the Green Belt
Representations:1 letter of comment and 1 letter of objection on the following grounds:
1. Increase in traffic
2. Unsuitable over-development
3. Adjacent to listed properties
4. Lane incorrectly shown as in the ownership of the applicant
5. If a property is built, should be in keeping
6. Narrow lane - access difficulties
7. Disturbance and inconvenience from building works

Introduction

Description of Site/Background

The site is located to the west of Guildford Road adjacent to the Notcutts Garden Centre. The site currently forms the garden of 2 Hollyhock Cottages and is accessed by a private lane to the north.

To the east of the site, directly adjacent to the Guildford Road, is a Grade II Listed Building, Hollyhock Farm House.

The Proposal

The proposal is an outline application for the erection of dwelling and garage on the above site. Although all matters are reserved, the application indicates the erection of a two-storey house of 120 square metres and a garage of 15 square metres.

The proposal would involve the sub-division of the existing garden to No. 2 Hollyhock Cottages to form a regular shaped plot with an area of 0.052 hectares.

Relevant Policies

Surrey Structure Plan 1994 – Policies PE2 and PE12

Surrey Structure Replacement Plan (Deposit Draft) 2002 – Policies L04 and SE5

Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 – Policies C1, HE3, D1 and D4

Main Planning Issues

The site is located within the Green Belt outside of any settlement wherein there is a presumption against inappropriate development including new dwellings. Such development will not be permitted unless very special circumstances exist to justify setting aside the strict policies of restraint. In all circumstances, any development, which would materially detract from the openness of the Green Belt, will not be permitted. The proposal would represent an unacceptable intensification of development and would be in material conflict with adopted Green Belt Policies. The development would be materially harmful to the openness and visual amenity of the countryside.

The proposal would also be located in close proximity to a Grade II Listed Building. The limited information provided in the outline application fails to satisfactorily demonstrate that a new dwelling could be located on the site without a detrimental impact on the setting of the Listed Building. The information provided on the application form suggests a two-storey dwelling, which officers consider could potentially be harmful.

There has been no design statement submitted with the application and no special circumstances have been cited which would allow for an exception to the national and local plan policy relating to Green Belt.

As a result, it is considered that the proposal should be strongly resisted. If permitted, the proposal would create an undesirable precedent which would undermine the Council's strict policies of restraint.

Recommendation

That permission be REFUSED for the following reasons:-
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B.6WA03/2230
English Rural Housing
Association
24.10.2003
Erection of a terrace of three dwellings and a pair of semi-detached dwellings together with ancillary works.on land at Park Drive, Bramley as amplified by letter and ecological survey received 06.11.03.
Grid Reference:E: 500793 N: 144552
Parish:Bramley
Ward:Bramley, Busbridge and Hascombe
Development Plan:Green Belt
AGLV treated as being within the Surrey Hills AONB
Highway Authority:No requirements
Drainage Authority:Environment Agency - to be reported orally
Parish Council:Strongly support the principle of affordable housing on this site. Express disappointment however, at the unimaginative elevational treatment and also would ask that the issue of surface water drainage be clarified at an early stage.
Representations:8 letters of objection raising the following concerns:
1. Previous refusals
2. Green Belt
3. AONB/AGLV
4. Affordable/shared ownership will eventually be resold on open market
5. Extension to village
6. Contrary to Policy RD1
7. Lead to further large scale development
8. Risk of flooding
9. Inadequacies of Park Drive - lack of pedestrian access
10. Inadequacies of junction of Park Drive and High Street
11. Traffic congestion in High Street
12. Loss of trees/undergrowth
Bramley Village Society - no objection, but unhappy about unimaginative design and drainage
1 letter of support - the writer feels there is a need for affordable housing, but concerned about drainage
Consultations:Council’s Housing Enabling Officer – confirms that a housing needs survey has been carried out in Bramley and a need for affordable housing has been identified. The proposed development meets the needs identified in the survey. The housing department is supportive of this proposal and will be supporting a bid for grant funding if the application is successful.

Relevant History

WA83/1154Conversion of farm building into 4 dwellings, demolition of single storey building and erection of 7 two storey dwellings
Permitted
29.9.83
WA1988/2410Erection of 64 dwellings
Refused
14.6.1991
Appeal
dismissed
WA03/0636Change of use and alterations to existing Barn to B1 office use with associated parking
Refused
14.6.01
Appeal
dismissed
12.11.01
Is there a justification for the proposal as an exception to Policy C1? Does the development comply with Policy H6?

Is the design and mix of the development appropriate for the site?

Does the proposal adversely affect the amenities of neighbouring properties?
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B.7WA03/2516
Mr and Mrs A B Reed
04.12.04
Erection of a replacement roof to single storey dwelling at Pound Farm Lodge, Guildford Road, Shamley Green as amended by letter dated 29th January 2004
Grid Reference:E: 502695 N: 144554
Parish:Wonersh
Ward:Blackheath and Wonersh
Development Plan:MGB, AGLV, outside defined settlement area
Highway Authority:No requirements
Drainage Authority:No requirements
Parish Council:Reference Exhibit ‘H’ – why does storage area need a higher and steeper roof pitch? The proposed ‘barn’ replacement is in effect a carport of substantial dimensions and your letter of 18th November points out that the original was agricultural whereas the new would be domestic. The building was never used as a slaughter house, butchery or farm shop and there are no historical records to show its use as a forge. The proposal is less intrusive and damaging than previous submissions for the site, so long as the roof ridge height and pitch can be kept as low as practicable. On balance we are inclined to accept it though it is quite a large storage/garage provision.

Relevant History

WA01/1258Application for a Certificate of Lawfulness under Section 191 for an existing use; use of Pound Farm lodge as an independent dwelling
Certificate Issued 28.11.01
WA01/2358Application for a Certificate of Lawfulness under Section 192 for a proposed use; use of garage and workshop currently ancillary to Pound Farm as a dwelling to become ancillary to Pound Farm Lodge
Certificate Issued 30.01.02
WA02/0563Alterations to existing stables to provide garage with ancillary domestic storage over to serve Pound Farm; erection of vehicle access gate to Pound Farm and pedestrian access gate to Pound Farm
Permitted 13.05.02
WA02/0564Application for Listed Building Consent for alterations to existing stable building to provide garage
Consent Granted 13.05.02
WA02/0565Erection of stable building (relocated from original position)
Permitted 15.05.02
WA03/0659Erection of a detached dwelling following demolition of existing building
Withdrawn 30.04.03
WA03/1175Erection of a detached dwelling following demolition of existing building
Refused 4.09.03.
Appeal
Lodged, not
yet
determined

Description of Site/Background

Pound Farm is a Grade II Listed Building located on the western side of the B2128 Wonersh to Shamley Green Road at its junction with Lords Hill Road. To the west of Pound Farm is a detached lodge building, which is timber framed and clad. This building was granted a Lawful Use Certificate as an independent dwelling in 2001 and provides accommodation principally on the ground floor. It is, however, acknowledged that there is an element of accommodation in the roof above the attached garage element of the building. Access to the site is via an existing driveway to Pound Farm. Permission has been granted for a new vehicle access to Pound Farm under reference WA02/0563, although this has not been implemented to date. The site is well screened from Lords Hill Road by established trees. The site is open to sloping fields to the north and west.

Background and History
Permission was refused under WA03/1175 for the demolition of The Lodge and its replacement by a new dwelling in September 2003 (Item B - of September 2003 agenda refers). The Committee’s concerns in that case were that the new dwelling would be materially larger than the dwelling it replaced contrary to Policy RD2A of the Local Plan and therefore inappropriate development in the Green Belt.

The Proposal

This application seeks to erect a new pitched roof to the existing lodge building, following the removal of part of the existing roof, covering a section of flat roof and replacing the lower of the two existing pitched roofs. It is acknowledged that part of the existing roof is friable asbestos. No roof lights or windows are proposed in the new roof.

Submissions in Support

In support of the application, the applicant indicates that the western end of the roof section is currently used for storage and is fully boarded with an access hatch. It is proposed that this area will continue to be used for storage. The central roof section is proposed as a void. The applicant indicates that the provision of a flat roof is not compliant with Council guidance notes.
Relevant Policies

Surrey Structure Plan 1994 – PE2; PE7

Surrey Structure Replacement Plan (Deposit Draft) 2002 – LO4; SE8

Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 – Green Belts (C1); AGLV (C3); RD2 (extensions to existing dwellings); D1 and D4

Main Planning Issues

In determining this application the main issues are considered to be:

- Whether the proposal is an acceptable form of development in the Green Belt and in terms of the impact on the landscape character;

- Whether the proposed alterations are proportionate in size and scale to the size of the original dwelling in accordance with RD2;

- The impact on the setting of the Listed Building
(a) Does not result in disproportionate additions over and above the size of the original dwelling;

(b) is of an appropriate design and will not adversely change the character, appearance, bulk and setting of the existing dwelling; and

(c) will not appear more intrusive in the landscape or otherwise detract from the rural character of the area.
The proposal seeks to remove the lower of the two pitched roofs, which currently extends to a height of 5m and raise it to approximately 6m in height and link the two gables with a new pitched roof of 6.0m where there is currently a flat roof 3.3m in height. It is also proposed to extend the roof behind the existing gable, which will remain, with an additional depth of 2.7m.

With respect to criterion b of RD2, it is not considered that the proposal would adversely change the character of the property. Whilst currently the two gables dominate the form of the building with a lower flat roof section between, the proposal is arguably a visual improvement given the removal of the flat roof. The gables will still represent the most dominant feature, given that these project forward of the central section of the building.

Whilst the proposal will result in a higher building than currently exists, it is not considered that the proposal is such that the building would be more intrusive in the landscape. The building remains a relatively low structure when compared to the scale and height of the principal dwelling on the site, that of Pound Farm itself. The proposal would be lower in scale and height than the existing adjacent stable/garage building.

The previous refused scheme was considered, by virtue of its size and scale to have detracted from the setting of the adjacent Listed building. However, the proposed new roof is not considered to be unacceptable or detrimental to the setting of the Listed Building. However, the Historic Buildings Officer has advised that he would not wish to see the removal or demolition of the existing, although possibly re-used, timbers in the eastern end of the building. In view of the above, it is considered that this proposal complies with Local Plan policies and would represent an acceptable form of development in the Green Belt.

Recommendation

That, subject to clarification regarding annotations to southern and northern elevations, permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:-

Reasons
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comms/eastern/2003-2004/048
SCHEDULE ‘C’ TO THE AGENDA FOR THE
EASTERN AREA DEVELOPMENT CONTROL SUB-COMMITTEE
18TH 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
TC/2003/0004
Mr T Clary
Orange Pcs Ltd
G.P.D.O. Part 24, siting of a 10 metre high telegraph pole style telecommunications mast and ancillary equipment cabinet.
Land At, Horsham Road & Somersbury Lane, Ewhurst, Cranleigh.
Full Permission
TC/2003/0005
Vodafone Ltd
G.P.D.O. Part 24; siting of a 15 metre telecommunication monopole with antennas, dishes and equipment cabinets in an associated compound (as amplified by e-mail dated 20/1/04).
Land At Whipley Manor Farm, Palmers Cross, Horsham Road, Bramley.
Full Permission
TC/2003/0006
Vodafone Ltd
G.P.D.O. Part 24; siting of a 12 metre high telegraph pole style telecommunications mast with antennas and associated equipment cabinets.
Land At, Horsham Road, Smithbrook, Bramley.
Full Permission
TM/2003/0052
E Corello & S Fowler
Application for works to trees the subject of Tree Preservation Order 5/00 (as amended by letter dated 02/11/03 and plan received 05/11/03).
19 And 21, Sylvaways Close, Cranleigh.
TPO Consent
TM/2003/0089
Cdc 20/20
Application for consent to fell three trees the subject of Tree Preservation Order WA338.
Land At, The Ridgeway, Cranleigh.
TPO Consent
TM/2003/0098
The Clerk
Ewhurst Parish Council
Works to Ash tree the subject of Tree Preservation Order WA 315 (as clarified by arboricultural report date 2/12/03).
Land At The Corner Of, The Street & Mapledrakes Road, Ewhurst.
TPO Consent
WA/2002/2299
Mr & Mrs Coker
Application for a Certificate of Lawfulness under Section 191 for an existing use of Building A as outlined in red on the plan accompanying this application and marked shop and as shown on the attached plan marked in black as a shop (Class A1) without compliance with planning conditions on Planning Permissions WA77/0600 and WA80/0259.
Cranleigh Nurseries, Guildford Road, Cranleigh.
Certificate of Lawfulness Granted
WA/2003/1655
Mr & Mrs Ip
Conversion of existing outbuilding to provide an independent dwelling (as amplified by letter dated 19/11/03 and structural survey date stamped 20/11/03).
Gosden Glebe, Gosden Common Road, Bramley, Guildford.
Refused
WA/2003/1908
Dr & Mrs E Dzwig
Erection of a two storey extension following demolition of existing garage (as amended by letter dated 3/12/03 and plans date stamped 12/12/03).
Shamley House, The Green, Shamley Green.
Pending Decision
WA/2003/1909
Dr & Mrs E Dzwig
Application for Listed Building Consent for the erection of a two storey extension following demolition of existing garage (as amended by letter dated 3/12/03 and plans date stamped 12/12/03).
Shamley House, The Green, Shamley Green.
Pending Decision
WA/2003/1926
J Slater
Erection of a detached garage (as clarified by letters dated 6/11/03 and 19/11/03).
Elm Lea, Mill Lane, Dunsfold.
Full Permission
WA/2003/1927
Mr & Mrs Kealy
Erection of a detached car port/store (as amplified by letter dated 01/11/03 and photographs received 03/12/03).
Vanhurst, Thorncombe Street, Bramley.
Full Permission
WA/2003/2032
Waverley Borough Council
Consultation under Regulation 3: Construction of a footbridge following demolition of existing footbridge.
The Footbridge At Moat Lodge, Parsonage Road, Cranleigh.
WBC Reg 3 Granted
WA/2003/2033
Waverley Borough Council
Application for Listed Building Consent for the demolition of footbridge.
The Footbridge At Moat Lodge, Parsonage Road, Cranleigh.
WBC Reg 3 Listed Blg Consent
WA/2003/2062
C Richardson
Erection of an agricultural storage barn.
Land At Brookhurst Grange, Holmbury Road, Ewhurst.
Full Permission
WA/2003/2081
Mr & Mrs D Hawker
Erection of a two storey extension, triple garage and alterations following demolition of existing garage (as amended by letters dated 12/11/03 and 17/11/03 and drawings received 14/11/03 and 18/11/03).
Beech Cottage, Coneyhurst Lane, Ewhurst.
Full Permission
WA/2003/2122
I M Durrent
Erection of a detached garage and vehicular access using existing dropped kerb.
Gable Cottage, High Street, Bramley.
Refused
WA/2003/2177
P Birch
Erection of a building to provide stables, tackroom, office, workshop and stores together with a hay barn.
Pitchwood, Horsham Lane, Ewhurst, Cranleigh.
Refused
WA/2003/2203
Centriplant Ltd
Erection of an extension to covered storage area (as amended by letter (fax) dated 12/12/03).
Centriplant Ltd, Littlemead Industrial Estate, Alfold Road, Cranleigh.
Full Permission
WA/2003/2210
Mr & Mrs G Hare
Erection of a two storey extension and a porch (as amended by plan received 9/12/03).
Cobden, Guildford Road, Cranleigh.
Full Permission
WA/2003/2224
L Farnan
Erection of a conservatory.
30, The Drive, Cranleigh.
Full Permission
WA/2003/2245
P Brown
Erection of a two storey extension following demolition of existing conservatory.
Ranelagh, 14, Linersh Wood Close, Bramley, Guildford.
Refused
WA/2003/2246
M Hurman
Outline application for the erection of a dwelling.
Land At 1 Barnett Villas, Barnett Lane, Wonersh, Guildford.
Outline Permission
WA/2003/2254
Mr & Mrs Clayton
Erection of a single storey extension and a detached garage (revision of WA/2003/1669).
8, Sylvaways Close, Cranleigh.
Full Permission
WA/2003/2256
D Brownie
Erection of an extension and alterations.
Baynards Manor Close, Baynards Lane, Rudgwick.
Full Permission
WA/2003/2264
A P Johns
Erection of a two storey extension and alterations.
Strathmore, Grantley Avenue, Wonersh.
Refused
WA/2003/2269
Mr & Mrs B W Mackay
Erection of a replacement porch.
28, Orchard Gardens, Cranleigh.
Full Permission
WA/2003/2282
Mr & Mrs N E Daw
Construction of dormer windows for loft conversion.
71, Eastwood Road, Bramley.
Refused
WA/2003/2294
Mr & Mrs D Mcguinnes
Erection of a two storey extension (revision of WA/2002/2283).
19, Heron Shaw, Cranleigh.
Refused
WA/2003/2298
Mr Palmer
Erection of a garage/workshop following demolition of existing garage.
Woodstock, The Mount, Cranleigh.
Full Permission
WA/2003/2311
Mr & Mrs I Ferguson
Erection of extensions (variation of permission granted under WA/2002/2340) and alterations to vehicular access.
Downfield, Cranleigh Road, Wonersh.
Refused
WA/2003/2322
A Hodgson
Erection of a single storey extension.
Appletrees, Stonards Brow, Shamley Green.
Full Permission
WA/2003/2326
D A Tidman
Erection of extensions and alterations (revision of WA/2003/1414) (as amplified by e-mail dated 17/12/03).
Derwen, Mapledrakes Road, Ewhurst.
Full Permission
WA/2003/2329
Mr & Mrs J Meyer
Erection of extensions and alterations following demolition of car port.
Ashmount, The Green, Horsham Lane, Ewhurst.
Full Permission
WA/2003/2333
R Tilson
Erection of a two storey extension.
Dell Cottage, Ewhurst Road, Cranleigh.
Refused
WA/2003/2335
Mr & Mrs Scarrott
Erection of a detached double garage with games room/studio over following demolition of existing garage.
1 East View Cottages, Dunsfold Road, Alfold.
Refused
WA/2003/2357
Mr & Mrs Mitchell
Erection of extensions and alterations (as amended by letter dated 03/12/03 and plans date stamped 04/12/03)
17, Bax Close, Cranleigh.
Full Permission
WA/2003/2365
Mr & Mrs P Harmer
Application of Listed Building Consent for the erection of an extension together with internal and external alterations.
Tillings, Horsham Road, Alfold.
Listed Blg Consent Granted
WA/2003/2371
Mr & Mrs S Nottage
Erection of extensions and alterations.
Windyridge, Horsham Lane, Ewhurst.
Refused
WA/2003/2373
K M R Clifton
Use of land as residential curtilage with erection of a boundary fence.
Land At 36, Elm Park, Cranleigh.
Full Permission
WA/2003/2375
S Martin
Enb Consulting Ltd
Application for Listed Building Consent for internal alterations (as amended by letter and attached plans received on the 15th January 2004).
The Great Barn, 7 Birtley Courtyard, Birtley Road, Bramley.
Listed Blg Consent Granted
WA/2003/2377
J N Slater
Outline application for the erection of a dwelling.
Land To Rear Of, Birtley Road, Bramley.
Refused
WA/2003/2383
Fulcrum Design
Erection of a detached garage.
Wrotham Hill Cottage, Wrotham Hill, Dunsfold.
Full Permission
WA/2003/2394
Mr & Mrs P Mclaren
Erection of a conservatory.
13, Strudwicks Field, Cranleigh.
Full Permission
WA/2003/2396
I Tidbury
Erection of extensions and alterations following demolition of existing rear porch (revision of WA/2003/1874).
23, Chestnut Way, Bramley, Guildford.
Full Permission
WA/2003/2410
D Perrett
Erection of a two storey extension.
Fairview, Baynards Road, Cranleigh.
Full Permission
WA/2003/2423
J Neal
Use of land for private equestrian use and construction of a sand school.
Grafham Farm, Horsham Road, Bramley.
Full Permission
WA/2003/2425
Mr & Mrs Jenkins
Erection of a first floor extension (revision of WA/2003/1780).
Darbyns Brook, Littleford Lane, Blackheath.
Full Permission
WA/2003/2429
Mr & Mrs T Powles
Erection of a single storey extension.
Laurel Cottage, Blackheath Lane, Blackheath.
Full Permission
WA/2003/2448
R Bell
Erection of a detached dwelling following demolition of existing buildings.
Four Oaks Farm, Williams Close, Ewhurst.
Refused
WA/2003/2449
Mr & Mrs K A Vivers
Erection of a single storey extension.
Browfoot, Mapledrakes Road, Ewhurst.
Full Permission
WA/2003/2450
Mr & Mrs S Bowes
Erection of a two storey extension.
Windrush, 30, Linersh Wood Close, Bramley.
Refused
WA/2003/2451
Mr & Mrs Ferguson
Use of land for the construction of a tennis court.
Mundys Hill, Shere Road, Ewhurst.
Refused
WA/2003/2480
Mr & Mrs P Enticknap
Erection of extensions following demolition of existing extension (revision of WA/2003/0050).
Ockleigh, Guildford Road, Wonersh.
Full Permission
WA/2003/2483
Mr & Mrs P Stephenson
Erection of a replacement dwelling and detached garage following demolition of existing bungalow.
Ashbourne, Plaistow Road, Dunsfold.
Withdrawn
WA/2003/2484
C Lodge
Erection of an extension and alterations.
Trevose, Gadbridge Lane, Ewhurst.
Full Permission
WA/2003/2489
Mr & Mrs K Newnham
Erection of two car ports.
Hyde Farm, The Green, Shamley Green.
Refused
WA/2003/2494
R Tingle
Erection of an extension to front of existing garage.
47, Summerlands, Cranleigh.
Full Permission
WA/2003/2503
Mr & Mrs K Newnham
Erection of extensions and alterations together with a detached triple garage with play room over (as amended by letter dated 12/1/04 and drawings received 13/1/04).
Lakeside, The Drive, Wonersh.
Full Permission
WA/2003/2507
Cala Homes South Ltd
Erection of four dwellings, associated garages and alterations to vehicular access (revision of WA/2003/0953).
132, Horsham Road, Cranleigh.
Refused
WA/2003/2515
Mr & Mrs Clayton
Erection of a detached garage/workshop following demolition of existing building.
Wonersh Hollow, The Street, Wonersh.
Full Permission
WA/2003/2525
Mr & Mrs Foxton
Erection of a detached garage and alterations to existing garage to provide store (revision of WA/2003/0741).
The Red House, The Drive, Wonersh.
Full Permission
WA/2003/2530
J Martin
Construction of a bay window.
Housemartins, Hullbrook Lane, Shamley Green.
Full Permission
WA/2003/2535
Mr & Mrs R Kelly
Erection of extensions and alterations (as amended by letter dated 13/01/04 and amended by plans date stamped 14/01/04).
Dunsfold House, Plaistow Road, Dunsfold.
Full Permission
WA/2003/2551
Mr & Mrs C Pain
Erection of extensions and alterations (as amended by plans received 12/01/04).
Crosby, Guildford Road, Cranleigh.
Full Permission
WA/2003/2552
Mr & Mrs Shipway
Erection of a single storey extension.
Crail, Loxwood Road, Alfold.
Full Permission
WA/2003/2556
L Lawrence
Erection of a detached garage/store.
Gaston Gate Barn, Guildford Road, Cranleigh.
Full Permission
WA/2003/2557
S Kill
Erection of extensions and alterations following demolition of existing garage.
Little Orchard, Avenue Road, Cranleigh.
Refused
WA/2003/2560
Mr & Mrs G M Baker
Erection of a single storey extension following demolition of existing conservatory extension.
The Bartons, Station Road, Bramley.
Full Permission
WA/2003/2566
Mr & Mrs M Emms
Erection of a conservatory.
21, Stanton Close, Cranleigh.
Full Permission
WA/2003/2570
M Braime
Erection of extensions and alterations.
Cottesbrooke, 21, Linersh Wood Close, Bramley.
Refused
WA/2003/2571
Mr & Mrs P Tudor
Erection of extensions (revision of WA/2003/1514).
St Marthas Cottage, Barnett Lane, Wonersh.
Full Permission
WA/2003/2579
K Ramplin
Erection of extensions and alterations following demolition of existing garage (revision of WA/2003/1911).
47, Barnett Close, Wonersh.
Refused
WA/2003/2583
Mr & Mrs R Stedall
Erection of a detached double garage/log store (revision of WA/2003/1354).
Thorncombe Barn, Thorncombe Street, Bramley.
Refused
WA/2003/2585
P R Savage
Construction of a vehicular access.
17 Hazelbank Cottages, The Street, Ewhurst.
Full Permission
WA/2003/2594
Mr & Mrs Sticpewich
Erection of extensions and alterations (as amplified by letter dated 26/01/04 andplans received 27/01/04).
Grattons, The Green, Dunsfold.
Full Permission
WA/2003/2602
A P Kemp
Construction of a pitched roof over front of integral garage.
3, Waldy Rise, Cranleigh.
Full Permission
WA/2003/2609
Mr & Mrs C Baverstock
Erection of a single storey extension and alterations.
20, The Coombes, Bramley.
Full Permission
WA/2003/2621
Mr & Mrs Philpott
Construction of a dormer window and alterations to elevations.
Langside, 4, Birtley Rise, Bramley.
Refused
WA/2003/2630
P Woodfine
Erection of extensions and alterations (revision of WA/2003/1291).
39, Linersh Wood Close, Bramley.
Full Permission
WA/2003/2636
Mr & Mrs Sturge
Erection of a replacement garage.
1 Tangley Hill House, Sampleoak Lane, Blackheath.
Full Permission
WA/2003/2663
Mr & Mrs Heath
Erection of a conservatory (revision of WA/2003/1777) (as amplified by letter dated 9/01/04).
8 Canfold Cottages, Bookhurst Road, Cranleigh.
Full Permission
WA/2004/0005
Mr & Mrs N Rowe
Erection of a single storey extension.
28, New Road, Wonersh.
Withdrawn

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MINUTES of the MEETING of the EASTERN AREA DEVELOPMENT CONTROL SUB-COMMITTEE held on 28th April 2003 at 6.30 pm
(To be read in conjunction with the Agenda for the Meeting)
* Mr D C Inman (Chairman)
* Mr R J Gates (Vice Chairman)
* Mr M H W Band
Mr P Betlem
* Mr B A Ellis
* Mrs P Ellis
* Mr D R Gallacher
* Mrs C E Savage
* Mr J M Savage
* Mr J A Verden
* Mr R H Worby

* Present

1. ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN (Agenda Item 1)

RESOLVED that Mr D C Inman be elected Chairman for the ensuing Council year.

2. ELECTION OF VICE-CHAIRMAN

RESOLVED that Mr R J Gates be elected Vice-Chairman for the ensuing Council year.

3. MINUTES

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 16th April 2003 were confirmed and signed.

4. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Apologies for absence were received from Mr P Betlem. Mr M W Byham attended as substitute.

5. DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS


6. APPLICATIONS FOR PLANNING PERMISSION (Agenda Item 8)

RESOLVED that the applications for planning permission, as set out in the Schedules attached, be determined as shown in column 3 thereof and that the decisions of the Director of Planning and Development set out in Schedule C be noted.

7. PLANNING APPEALS (Agenda Item 9)

8. ENFORCEMENT ACTION - CURRENT SITUATION (Agenda Item 10)

RESOLVED that item (b) on the list be removed from the list and that the remainder of the report be noted.




The meeting concluded at 7.31 p.m.



Chairman



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MINUTES of the MEETING of the EASTERN AREA DEVELOPMENT CONTROL SUB-COMMITTEE held on 18th February 2004
(To be read in conjunction with the agenda for the meeting)
Mr D C Inman (Chairman)*Mr D R Gallacher
*Mr R J Gates (Vice Chairman)*Mrs C E Savage
Mr M H W Band*Mr J M Savage
*Mr P Betlem*Mr J A Verden
*Mr B A Ellis*Mr R H Worby
*Mrs P Ellis
* Present
Mr M W Byham attended as a substitute

59. MINUTES

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 17th December 2003 were confirmed and signed.

60. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Apologies for absence were received from Mr M H W Band and Mr D C Inman. Mr M W Byham attended as a substitute.

61. DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS

Mr B A Ellis, Mrs P Ellis, D R Gallacher and Mr J A Verden declared personal interests in Items A1 and A2 (WA03/1778 and WA03/1779) as Cranleigh Parish Councillors and Mrs C E Savage as a member of Cranleigh Healthwatch. Mr B A Ellis also declared a personal interest in planning application WA03/2505 (Item B.4) due to being acquainted with the applicant. All remained in the meeting during consideration of the respective items.

Mr D R Gallacher declared a personal and prejudicial interest in application number WA03/2496 (Item B.5) and withdrew from the Chamber during all discussion and voting on the item.

62. APPLICATIONS FOR PLANNING PERMISSION (Agenda Item 6)

RESOLVED that the applications for planning permission, as set out in the Schedules attached, be determined as shown in column 3 thereof and that the decisions of the Director of Planning and Development set out in Schedule C be noted.

63. PLANNING APPEALS (Agenda Item 7)

RESOLVED that the report be noted.


64. ENFORCEMENT ACTION – CURRENT SITUATION (Agenda Item 8)

RESOLVED that, subject to a legal representative being invited to attend the next meeting of the Sub-Committee to provide a detailed update on the outstanding enforcement issues, the report be noted.

The meeting concluded at 8.43 p.m.


Chairman


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