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Meeting of the Southern Area Development Control Sub Committee held on 01/05/2001
Agenda



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 4th April 2001 (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 PECUNIARY AND OTHER INTERESTS

To receive from Members, in relation to any items included on the agenda for this meeting, disclosure of any pecuniary interests which are required to be disclosed by Section 94(1) of the Local Government Act 1972; and any personal non-pecuniary interests in such matters, in accordance with paragraph 10 of the National Code of Local Government Conduct.

4. 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 on Wednesday, 9th May 2001.

5. APPLICATIONS FOR PLANNING PERMISSION

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

6. PLANNING APPEALS

6.1 Appeal Withdrawn
Background Papers (CEx)

Letter from Planning Inspectorate dated 17.4.01

6.2 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.

7. ENFORCEMENT ACTION - SITUATION REPORT

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

Mills Yard, Bell Lane, Haslemere (5.4.2000)

Quail House Farm, Hyde Lane, Hindhead (13.12.2000)

Cessation of use of land and buildings for (i) storage purposes – Building 1; (ii) industrial (carpentry) purposes – Building 2; (iii) industrial (car repairs and cleaning) purposes – Building 4; (iv) multiple residential occupation – Building 6; (v) storage of vehicles – Pole Barn and surrounding land. Legal interests being established.

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. 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 Standing Order 43.

9. EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

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

Recommendation

That pursuant to Standing Order 48(4) and in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the public were present during the item, there would be disclosure to them of exempt information (as defined by Section 100I of the Act) of the description specified in Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 viz:-

Item 10

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

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

(b) the determination of any matter affecting the authority;

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

10. LEGAL ADVICE

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

For further information or assistance, please telephone Rosemary Hughes, Committee Secretary, on ext 3225 or 01483 869225

comms/southern/2000-01/012

SCHEDULE 'B' TO THE AGENDA FOR THE
SOUTHERN AREA DEVELOPMENT CONTROL SUB-COMMITTEE
1ST MAY 2001

Applications where the considerations involved are clearly defined.

Background Papers (BP&DM)

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

B.1WA00/1354
Fairview New Homes Plc
09.08.00
Erection of 38 houses and 30 apartments, garages, stores and associated works (alterations to A3/A287 junction) following demolition of all existing buildings and No. 2 London Road on land at the Royal Huts Hotel (former Happy Eater), Portsmouth Road, Hindhead (as amplified by letter dated 14.11.00)
B.2WA00/1355
Fairview New Homes Plc
09.08.00
Erection of 38 houses and 30 apartments, garages, stores and associated works (alterations to A3/A287 junction) following demolition of all existing buildings and No. 2 London Road on land at the Royal Huts Hotel (former Happy Eater), Portsmouth Road, Hindhead (as amplified by letter dated 14.11.00)
Grid Reference:E: 488669 N: 135703
Parish:Haslemere
Ward:Hindhead
Development Plan:No site specific policy

Description of Site/Background

At the meeting on the 17th January 2001, the following resolution was passed in respect of the above applications:

"that subject to:

(i) the applicants entering into an appropriate legal agreement in accordance with Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 to ensure:

(a) the provision of 20 units of accommodation for a housing association, with the request that this include some provision for key workers; and

(b) a contribution towards the enhancement of play provision in the area generally;

(ii) acceptance of the recommendations contained in the Safety Audit, subject to the views of the Highways Agency;

(iii) the developer first entering into an appropriate agreement with the appropriate authorities to secure, at his own expense, before any other operations are commenced, the works necessary for the widening of the Portsmouth/London Road together with the widening of the Tilford Road, the provision of the first 20 m of the access junction to the site from Tilford Road, the provision of boxed markings on Tilford Road and the modifications to the signal controlled junction all as shown generally on application drawing no. F159/02/Revision B, together with any further requirements which may arise from the Safety Audit

conditional permission be GRANTED for applications WA00/1354 and WA00/1355".

The Planning Decision Notices in respect of these applications have not yet been issued as the necessary legal agreements have not been entered into.

The applicants are, however, anxious to agree the additional matters that will be covered by conditions. The condition relating to landscaping matters will state:

"Notwithstanding the details already submitted to the Council, no development shall take place until a detailed landscaping scheme has been submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority in writing. The landscaping scheme shall be carried out strictly in accordance with the agreed details and shall be carried out within the first planting season after commencement of the development or as otherwise agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority. The landscaping shall be maintained to the satisfaction of the Local Planning Authority for a period of five years after planting, such maintenance to include the replacement of any trees and shrubs that die or have otherwise become, in the opinion of the Local Planning Authority, seriously damaged or defective. Such replacements to be of the same species and size as those originally planted".

The applicants have now submitted details of the landscaping proposed. At the Committee meeting on the 17th January 2001, Members required that the landscaping scheme be referred to the Committee for approval.

The landscaping scheme includes significant planting with 110 trees, hedgerow and shrub planting. Trees are proposed around the site in mainly "edge of road" positions. Tree and hedgerow planting is proposed along the A3 and Tilford Road frontages and, in addition, hedgerow planting is proposed around two sides of the proposed open space and around the edge of the garden areas to the proposed flats. There would be extensive grass areas with elements of shrub planting in strategic locations.

The officers have identified a number of concerns with the scheme as follows:

1. The size of trees proposed for planting are generally insufficient apart from those proposed along the A3 and Tilford Road frontages.

2. Generally, the choice of species is not known to cope well with inhospitable soils left after development.

3. Insufficient trees are provided of good mature size in "open space" area.

4. Hedgerow plants, particularly to road frontages, are too small at planting stage.

5. Beech trees proposed on road junction, although having immediate impact, are unlikely to cope well with circumstances and it is not clear whether they are to be kept as a hedge or as mature trees.

6. Provision of 2 m high fencing along A3 frontage, behind hedgerow and tree planting, would assist in providing screen.

7. The Landscape Management Plan requires clarification.

The concerns identified are being discussed with the applicants and it is anticipated that agreement on amendments will be achieved and a revised scheme submitted before the Committee meeting.

Recommendation

That, subject to the receipt of an acceptable revised landscaping scheme, the applicants be informed that, on the issuing of the Decision Notices in respect of applications WA00/1354 and WA00/1355, it can be confirmed that an ACCEPTABLE landscaping scheme has been submitted.
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B.3WA01/0165
Cranfold Developments
Limited
29.01.01
Change of use of building, erection of an extension and alterations to provide a dwelling, together with the erection of a detached garage and resiting of granary building at Prestwick Stables, Prestwick Lane, Chiddingfold (as amended by plans received 03.04.01)
Grid Reference:E: 493385N: 135274
ParishChiddingfold
Ward:Chiddingfold
Development Plan:Green Belt, AONB, AGLV
Highway Authority:No requirements
Drainage Authority:No requirements
Parish Council:No comment - due to a site visit by two members of the Parish Council. Work has already commenced, therefore, has planning permission already been granted.
Amended Plans – object – overdevelopment.
Representations:1 letter of objection on the following grounds:
1. considerable increase in floor area;
2. more intrusive;
3. detract from enjoyment of the garden;
4. new windows will overlook gardens of neighbour;
5. garage is closer to boundary and more intrusive;
6. chimney is out of character;
7. concern over disposal of effluent.

Relevant History

WA77/1731Conversion of existing tack room into living room and existing office into kitchen and erection of new brick wall to convert existing open coach house into bedroom and bathroom
Refused
19.04.78
WA90/1315Change of use and alterations from stables to studio
Permitted
30.10.90
WA94/0854Change of use of part of building from artist’s studio ancillary to Prestwick Lodge to provide independent self-contained groom’s accommodation
Refused
26.09.94
WA97/0329Alterations and change of use of stables to provide a dwelling
Refused
20.06.97
WA99/0004Change of use and alterations to provide a dwelling, together with the erection of a garage following demolition of outbuildings and resiting of granary building
Appeal
Allowed
27.08.99
WA99/0796Change of use and alterations to provide a dwelling, together with the erection of a garage following demolition of outbuildings
Refused
09.07.99

Description of Site/Background

Prestwick Stables is situated adjacent to and immediately west of Prestwick (a country house divided into three separate dwellings) and about 50 m down a private access drive to the east of Prestwick Lane. The property has been vacant since 1994 and is currently being converted to form a single dwelling, permission for which was granted on appeal in August 1999.

As originally proposed, little extension was required to achieve a satisfactory conversion. One dormer window and a new gable were shown to be inserted in the elevation to the courtyard and a double garage was to be erected adjacent to the entrance to the site. It was also proposed to remove a number of outbuildings and former stables from the site, thus contributing to the openness of the Green Belt.

The Proposal

Conversion works are underway on the site and the current application seeks to extend the accommodation to be provided. It is proposed to replace one of the stable buildings with a two-storey extension to provide a kitchen/family room with a fourth bedroom and en-suite bathroom over. The original proposal submitted under this application has been amended to reduce the eaves and ridge heights to below the main ridge and to reduce the floor area of the extension by 19 sq m to 74 sq m representing an increase of 37% over the size of the building prior to conversion.

An additional window, serving a w.c. would be inserted in the south-east elevation and the existing French doors would be replaced by a casement window. A chimney is to be erected on the north-east elevation.

Submissions in Support

The proposed extension has a smaller footprint than the building that is to be demolished and has been designed to reflect the style of the existing projecting wing at the opposite side of the courtyard.

Relevant Policies

The criteria for considering the change of use of buildings in rural areas are set out in PPG7. These are reflected in Policy RD7 of the Replacement Local Plan. As conversion works are still in progress, the revised proposals should, strictly speaking, be considered in the light of Policy RD7 and in these terms it is likely that planning permission would be refused as the proposal would conflict with criterion (a). However, it is considered that it is also appropriate to consider the proposal in the light of Policy RD2 – the rural extensions policy, which would be the position had planning permission for the proposed extension been sought once the conversion had been completed.

Main Planning Issues

The main issues to be considered are whether the proposed extension would be more intrusive in the landscape, whether it would detract from the rural character of the area and whether it represents disproportionate additions to the dwelling. In assessing these issues, account should be taken of the relative increase in floorspace together with the form, bulk and height of the proposal in comparison to the original building.

The proposed extension to the premises would represent an increase of 37% over the converted building and, as such, would fall within the guideline of 40%, over which point extensions are considered to be disproportionate to the original dwelling. However, regard should also be had to the form of any extension. The officers note that the height of the proposed extension has been reduced and that the new gable to the south-east elevation has been removed. It is considered that the proposed extension would be subordinate to the original building and, having regard to its position within the enclosed garden area, it would not appear as an inappropriate addition to the dwelling and would not reduce the openness of the Green Belt.

Recommendation

That permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:

1. Standard extensions (4.1)

2. Standard tree protection (8.2)

3. The removal or resiting of the existing outbuildings as specified on drawing 00/63/13 shall be completed before the dwelling is first occupied.

4. The existing screen planting along the north-west boundary of the site shall be retained and, where appropriate, supplemented within nine months of the date of first occupation of the dwelling by additional planting in accordance with a scheme which shall first have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

1. Standard (2.50)

2. Standard (4.54)

3. Standard (4.54)

4. Standard (4.54)

Informative

1. Standard no further extension: Green Belt (IF2)
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B.4WA01/0254
Mr & Mrs Sargeant
16.02.01
Erection of a single-storey extension at Fishers Cottage, Combe Lane, Chiddingfold (as amplified by letter dated 28.03.01 and plans received 29.03.01)
Grid Reference:E: 494732 N: 136398
Parish:Chiddingfold
Ward:Chiddingfold
Development Plan:MGB, AGLV, AONB
Highway Authority:No requirements
Drainage Authority:No requirements
Parish Council:No objection

Relevant History

HM/R 16954Two-storey extension (33.5 sq m)
Permitted
March 1968
HM/R 17114First floor extension (9.3 sq m)
Permitted
May 1968
HM/R 19669Two-storey extension (109.5 sq m) and a single-storey enclosed swimming pool (85.5 sq m)
Refused
December 1971
Appeal Allowed
05.10.72
WA84/1629Three loose boxes, tack room and store
Permitted
21.02.85
WA84/1667Creation of access and use of part of woodland as riding school
Permitted
17.01.85
WA89/1576Erection of extensions (as amended and amplified by letters dated 18.08.89 and 01.09.89 and plans received 21.08.89)
Permitted
26.09.89
WA97/0442Erection of extensions and alterations (as amended and amplified by letters dated 05.05.97, 30.05.97 and by additional plans received 02.06.97)
Permitted
10.06.97

Description of Site/Background

Fishers Cottage is a detached dwelling in the Green Belt, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Area of Great Landscape Value. It was formerly part of the Combe Court complex but is now a separate residential dwelling on a private drive off Combe Lane.

The Proposal

The proposal is to construct a 35.2 sq m single-storey extension to the front of the dwelling to provide additional space for a dining room.

Main Planning Issues

The proposal needs to be considered in relation to the extensions policy, i.e. Policies HS7 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 1993 and RD2 of the Waverley Borough Replacement Local Plan 1999. The dwelling in 1968, the start date for the policy, was 326.2 sq m. Post 1968, the dwelling has been significantly altered and extended. It would appear that the 1989 application, WA89/1576 for 180 sq m of floor area, was not implemented. Further extensions were permitted in 1997 that have been completed.
Conclusions

In light of previous extensions to the property, any further extension would be disproportionately harmful to the character and scale of the original dwelling and be contrary to Policies HS7 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 1993, RD2 of the Waverley Borough Replacement Local Plan 1999 and to Green Belt, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Area of Great Landscape Value policies for the area.

Recommendation
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B.5WA01/0324
D Brooks
21.02.01
Construction of a dormer window at Flat 3, Anderson Court, Shepherds Hill, Haslemere (revision of WA00/2332)
Grid Reference:E: 490169 N: 132822
Town:Haslemere
Ward:Haslemere South
Development Plan:No site specific policy
Highway Authority:No requirements
Drainage Authority:No requirements
Town Council:Not yet available – to be reported orally
Representations:Three letters have been received objecting on the following grounds:
1. loss of light;
2. overlooking;
3. contrary to deeds;
4. out of character with building.

Relevant History

WA00/2332Construction of a dormer window
Withdrawn
16.02.01

Description of Site/Background

Anderson Court is the former Haslemere Hospital and, upon cessation of this use, was divided into five flats. Flat No. 3 is positioned in the end of this development with Flats 2 and 4 directly adjoining.

The Proposal

The proposal is to construct a dormer window in the north elevation of the building replacing an existing Velux window which serves a bathroom. The proposal would provide an additional 3.5 sq m of floor area on the first floor.

Main Planning Issues

Recommendation

1. Standard matching materials (5.4)

Reason

1. Standard (4.55)
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B.6WA01/0381
Mr & Mrs Cook
05.03.01
Erection of an extension at 7 Fir Tree Avenue, Haslemere
Grid Reference:E: 487813 N: 132824
Town:Haslemere
Ward:Shottermill
Development Plan:No site specific policy
Highway Authority:No requirements
Drainage Authority:No requirements
Town Council:Not yet received - to be reported orally

Description of Site/Background

7 Fir Tree Avenue is a detached dwelling located on the north side of the road. The land rises sharply behind the dwelling. There is a small single garage located on the side slightly forward of the house.

It is proposed to demolish the garage and to erect a two-storey extension of 50 sq m to the side elevation providing a new kitchen and garage, with a fourth bedroom and en-suite shower room above. Two dormer windows would be added to the new roof, one at the front and one at the back. The extension would extend to within 1.1 m of the flank wall of the neighbouring dwelling, which is set on the boundary between the two houses.

A number of dwellings in Fir Tree Avenue have benefited from two-storey extensions, but none have included dormer windows and none have a full gable to the side elevation. Generally, the extensions have a full hip which reduces the visual impact and maintains some space between dwellings at the roof line.

The officers consider the proposed form of the extension would lead to a terracing effect. Furthermore, the dormer windows would appear out of character and would lead to a potential for overlooking of rear gardens.

Recommendation

That permission be REFUSED for the following reasons:

1. Standard Policy DE1 (22.7) *(and Policies D1 and D4 of the Waverley Borough Replacement Local Plan (Deposit Draft) 1999):

(a) Standard design/scale etc (22.8) *(design, form and appearance)

(b) Standard privacy (22.10) *(the inclusion of dormer windows)
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B.7WA01/0323
O Pluck & K Gaskell
08.02.01
Erection of a conservatory at 8 Golf Links Avenue, Hindhead (as amended by plans received 09.03.01)
Grid Reference:E: 486894 N: 136647
Town:Haslemere
Ward:Hindhead
Development Plan:No site specific policy
Highway Authority:No requirements
Drainage Authority:No requirements
Town Council:Not yet received - to be reported orally
Representations:Two letters of objection on the following grounds:
1. loss of light;
2. loss of amenity;
3. overlooking;
4. conservatory will be in view from dining and sitting rooms;
5. view of golf course impeded;
6. out of keeping with other houses;
7. loss in value.

Description of Site/Background

8 Golf Links Avenue is a detached chalet-style dwelling set at the top of an east facing slope on the east side of the road.

It is proposed to erect a conservatory across the width of the rear elevation. It would have a floor area of approximately 28 sq m and would extend to within 3.5 m and 2.5 m of each side boundary.

It is not considered that there would be any significant adverse impact on the amenities of adjoining dwellings.

Recommendation

That permission be GRANTED.
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B.8WA01/0469
Clement Window Group
12.03.01
Display of an illuminated sign at Clembro Factory, 19 – 21 Weyhill, Haslemere
Grid Reference:E: 489446 N: 132832
Town:Haslemere
Ward:Haslemere South
Development Plan:No site specific policy
Highway Authority:No requirements
Drainage Authority:No requirements
Town Council:Not yet received - to be reported orally

Description of Site/Background

Clembro Factory is located on the south side of Weyhill, next to the Majestic Wine Warehouse.

It is proposed to display an internally illuminated sign measuring 2.4 m x 1.5 m with a maximum height of 3.7 m above ground level. It would have a rotating central panel and would include 300 mm plus 140 mm silver lettering on a blue background. The sign would replace an existing non-illuminated sign affixed to the western boundary fence.

In considering an appeal for a free-standing illuminated sign for Majestic Wine, the Inspector said in a letter dated 29th September 2000:

"As regards the pole sign, this would be viewed within an immediate commercial setting. However, the wider streetscene in which it would also appear is very mixed in character, with an almost semi-rural feel created by the nearby greenery at St Christopher's Cross and in the wider backdrop of the nearby railway line. The sign would be a tall feature on the forecourt, its height being emphasised by its right-angled position on a forecourt that slopes down from road level towards the building. And the sign-face, as well as being somewhat unconventional in design, would at 1.6 m in diameter, be quite large for an elevated freestanding sign. Although I do not share the Council's concern about clutter, I consider that a combination of the height, design, size and forward position of the sign would make it stand out with undue assertiveness in this particular streetscene, where the permitted signs on nearby premises are, for the most part, fairly restrained in appearance. This adverse impact would be emphasised after dark by the illumination of the sign".

He dismissed the appeal in respect of the pole sign.

The officers consider that the sign the subject of this application would similarly stand out in the streetscene, to the detriment of the appearance of the area.

Recommendation

That consent be REFUSED for the following reason:

1. Standard street scene (30.3) *(height, size and illumination) *(contrary to Policy DE12 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 1993 and Policy D10 of the Waverley Borough Replacement Local Plan (Deposit Draft) 1999)
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B.9WA01/0408
P Mills
07.03.01
Change of use of cowshed/store together with the erection of an extension and alterations to provide letting holiday accommodation at Prestwick Farm, Prestwick Lane, Chiddingfold
Grid Reference:E: 493312 N: 135096
Parish:Chiddingfold
Ward:Chiddingfold
Development Plan:MGB, AONB, AGLV
Highway Authority:No requirements
Drainage Authority:No requirements
Parish Council:Not yet received - to be reported orally

Description of Site/Background

Prestwick Farm lies in open countryside to the south-west of Chiddingfold. It is set on Prestwick Lane within a small cluster of buildings.

Modern farm buildings edge the lane around the main farmyard. The old yard opens onto the lane and is edged by an old granary, calving boxes, a cowshed and the farmhouse. The granary is now a saddlers. One calf box is used for seasonal turkey sales and the others house the farmer's horses. The cowshed is used primarily for storage, with one end used for the care of premature lambs.

It is proposed to convert the storage area of the cowshed to provide holiday accommodation in the form of a small two-bedroomed unit. A small verandah of 10 sq m would be erected on the south-west elevation facing the old farmyard.

In support of the application, the farmer has stated that the proposal forms part of his farm diversification plan. Sheep income has dropped and the farm relies increasingly on hay production. To remain profitable, the farm needs to employ a younger person to help with heavier manual work and, to do this, it is necessary to find additional income.

The farm has a busy footpath running through it and has had many requests for accommodation. The Tourist Board has encouraged the applicant to provide this type of accommodation and to make it suitable for disabled visitors. For this reason, the glazed verandah would give easy access to all rooms.

Relevant Policies

Policy RE4 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 1993 – new farming use

Policy RD8 of the Waverley Borough Replacement Local Plan 1999 – farm diversification

Policy LT5 of the Waverley Borough Replacement Local Plan 1999 – changes of use to visitor accommodation

Main Planning Issues

The Replacement Local Plan is supportive of changes of use to provide visitor accommodation provided that the proposal retains the character of the property and its surroundings and that no substantial enlargement would be required. Original openings will be re-used and the appearance of the building will be little changed. Its character will remain as a small agricultural building and the small extension to the front will not detract from that character.

Access and parking will remain as existing, within the farmyard area. It is not envisaged that there would be any significant increase in traffic resulting from the proposed use.

In considering proposals for farm diversification, it is important that agriculture should remain the dominant use and that these would not conflict with agriculture. Any building to be re-used should meet the requirements of Policy RD7 – the re-use of rural buildings.

The officers consider that the proposed use would support the existing farm. It would be a low-key activity within a pleasant brick and tile building and would not detract from the main agricultural function of the farm.

There would be no adverse impact on neighbouring dwellings which are shielded from the cowshed by other farm buildings.

Conclusions

The officers consider that the proposed use would not conflict with those policies which seek to protect the Green Belt and the countryside. It would help maintain a working farm, with no adverse impact on the character or amenities of the area.

Recommendation

That permission be GRANTED subject to the following condition:

1. The accommodation hereby permitted shall be occupied only as holiday accommodation ancillary to Prestwick Farm and shall not be occupied by any one person or group of persons together for more than one month in any calendar year.

Reason

1. Standard (2.51) *(in accordance with Policy RE4 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 1993 and Policies RD8 and LT5 of the Waverley Borough Replacement Local Plan 1999.
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B.10WA01/0494
S Cox-Freeman
19.03.01
Erection of detached garage/store at Verandah Cottage, Lower Street, Haslemere
Grid Reference:E: 490079 N: 132990
Town:Haslemere
Ward:Haslemere South
Development Plan:Listed Building, Conservation Area
Highway Authority:Not yet received - to be reported orally
Drainage Authority:Not yet received - to be reported orally
Town Council:Not yet received - to be reported orally

Relevant History

WA87/1890Erection of a garage
Permitted
18.06.88
WA87/2341Application for Listed Building Consent for the erection of a garage as amplified by note of 20.05.88
Permitted
14.06.88
WA88/0636Alterations to store to form kitchen
01.07.88
WA88/1048Erection of boundary fence
Permitted
02.05.89
WA88/1870Application for Listed Building Consent for alterations to form kitchen with internal opening to dining area
Permitted
27.10.88
WA88/1871Alterations to form kitchen
20.09.88
WA94/1057Erection of a single garage following demolition of existing garden store and shed
Permitted
14.09.94
WA94/1058Application for Listed Building Consent for the demolition of a garden store and a shed
31.08.94

Description of Site/Background

Verandah Cottage is a Grade II Listed Building occupying a prominent location on the corner of Tanners Lane and Lower Street. It is also within Haslemere Conservation Area. Access to the site is via a short drive leading off the drive to Redwood Manor.

It is proposed to remove two small sheds on the northern boundary and to erect in their place a garage and store measuring 10.05 m by 3 m. This would be set 0.6 m from the boundary under a row of conifers. These have recently been lopped without consent.

Planning permission was granted in 1994 for a 7 m by 4 m garage in a similar position. However, the officers consider that the larger garage now proposed is of a design which does not reflect the character of the listed building and does not preserve its setting. The proposal for a substantial outbuilding of indifferent design in this location would diminish the boundary and encroach on the green garden setting to the house. By thinning out and removing screening, the buffer between the listed building and the development to the north has been weakened.

The two sheds currently on the site are small discreet structures. The proposed garage is more significant in terms of scale and impact and is not a particularly attractive or appropriate design.

The officers consider that the proposed garage would be harmful to the setting of the listed building and it would neither preserve nor enhance the character of the Conservation Area.

Recommendation

That permission be REFUSED for the following reason:

1. Standard Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas (22.4) *(and Policies HE3 and HE8 of the Waverley Borough Replacement Local Plan (Deposit Draft) 1999)
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comms/southerndc/2000-01/013
SCHEDULE 'C' TO THE AGENDA FOR THE
SOUTHERN AREA DEVELOPMENT CONTROL SUB-COMMITTEE
1ST MAY 2001

Applications determined in accordance with the approved terms of delegation to the Borough Planning and Development Manager.

Background Papers (BP&DM)

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
WA00/1818
Mr & Mrs W Phelan
Application for a Certificate of Lawfulness under Section 192 for the conversion of existing stable building to ancillary residential accommodation for occupation by the parents of the occupiers of Puckshott Farm, Weycombe Road, Haslemere (as amplified by letter dated 09.04.01)
GRANTED
WA01/0133
Mr & Mrs Barnes
Erection of a conservatory at Luffs Cottage, High Pitfold Road, Haslemere (as amplified by letter dated 02.03.01 and plans received 05.03.01)
REFUSED
WA01/0190
Ashbriar Construction
Erection of a building for B1 office use following demolition of existing storage building at 6 Hampton Terrace, Beacon Hill Road, Hindhead
GRANTED
WA01/0248
Burton
Erection of a detached building to provide a residential care unit at The Old Grove, High Pitfold, Hindhead (as amplified by letter dated 28.03.01)
GRANTED
WA01/0265
M J Hosmer
Erection of a two-storey extension at 23 The Moorings, Hindhead (renewal of WA96/1073)
GRANTED
WA01/0278
Mr & Mrs Roser
Conversion of loft area over existing detached garage to provide study area at Well Meadows, Pickhurst Road, Chiddingfold
GRANTED
WA01/0298
Mr & Mrs Lindsey
Provision of entrance gates and piers at Grayshurst, Highercombe Road, Haslemere
GRANTED
WA01/0305
Mr & Mrs Hoare
Erection of a conservatory extension at Huntington House Nursing Home, Headley Road, Hindhead
GRANTED
WA01/0322
L & J Cronk
Erection of a conservatory at Woodlea House, 48 Scotland Lane, Haslemere
GRANTED
WA01/0325
J Nicholas
Erection of extensions and alterations at Twistells, Wood Road, Hindhead
GRANTED
WA01/0351
Mr & Mrs Dummer
Erection of extensions and alterations at 28 Hill Road, Haslemere
GRANTED
WA01/0352
Mr & Mrs Garland
Erection of a conservatory at 36 Sunvale Avenue, Haslemere
GRANTED
WA01/0361
B Symonds
Erection of a single-storey extension at 44 Scotland Lane, Haslemere
GRANTED
WA01/0368
Mr & Mrs Lock
Construction of dormer window for loft conversion at 4 Pinckards, Chiddingfold
GRANTED
WA01/0410
C F Dickens and
R Goulding
Change of use to independent dwelling, together with the erection of an extension and alterations and resiting of driveway at Coombe Head Cottage, Bunch Lane, Haslemere
GRANTED
WA01/0452
The Woolwich Plc
Consent to display an illuminated sign at The Woolwich Plc, 93 Weyhill, Haslemere
GRANTED
TM01/0004
G Murdoch
Application for consent for works to trees the subject of a Tree Preservation Order WA138 at 19 Woodberry Close, Chiddingfold
GRANTED
TM01/0009
M Diss
Application for consent to fell a tree the subject of Tree Preservation Order 1/99 at Noctons, Grove Road, Hindhead
GRANTED
TM01/0012
E Illman
Application for consent for works to trees the subject of Tree Preservation Order 36/99 at 18 Rozeldene, Hindhead
GRANTED
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