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Meeting of the Central Area Development Control Sub Committee held on 20/10/2004
Schedule



SCHEDULE

(1)
Application No. and
Property Concerned
(2)

Proposed Development
(3)

Decision
WA04/0477
Land at Merriewood,
Beacon View Road,
Elstead.
(Report Agenda Item 6.1)
Erection of 10 dwellings with associated garages and parking following demolition of existing dwelling.RESOLVED to REFUSE for the following reason:
    1. The proposal conflicts with national, strategic and local planning policy advice regarding Green Belts set out in Policy PE2 of the Surrey Structure Plan 1994, Policy LO4 of the Surrey Structure Plan (Deposit Draft) 2002 and Policy C1 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002. There is a general presumption against inappropriate development and development which adversely affects the openness of the Green Belt. The proposed development does not comply with the requirement of those policies.
    2. The site lies within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within which the landscape character and natural beauty is to be conserved and enhanced. The proposal is inconsistent with this aim and conflicts with the national, strategic and local policy guidance and advice set out in Policy PE7 of the Surrey Structure Plan 1994, Policy SE8 of the Surrey Structure Plan (Deposit Draft) 2002 and Policy C3 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.
    3 The site lies within an Area of Great Landscape Value within which the landscape character is to be conserved and enhanced. The proposal is inconsistent with this aim and conflicts with national, strategic and local policies set out in Policy PE7 of the Surrey Structure Plan 1994, Policy SE8 of the Surrey Structure Plan (Deposit Draft) 2002 and Policy C3 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.
    4. The proposed development comprises an undesirable overdevelopment of the site out of keeping with and detrimental to the character and appearance of the area and detrimental to the amenity of adjoining property in conflict with Policy RU1 of the Surrey Structure Plan 1994, Policy LO6 of the Surrey Structure Plan (Deposit Draft) 2002 and Policies RD1, D1 and D4 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.
    5. The proposal conflicts with the intention of the Local Planning Authority to protect and enhance the visual character of the settlement, as set out in Policy RU1 of the Surrey Structure Plan 1994, Policy LO6 of the Surrey Structure Plan (Deposit Draft) 2002, Polices RD1, D1 and D4 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 and Elstead Village Design Statement 1995, for the following reasons:-
    a) The development of the site in the manner proposed would represent an over-development of the site, which in terms of scale and character, would be incompatible with the existing development in the locality and would not respect the transition between the settlement and the countryside beyond.
    b) The design and layout of the proposed development fails to reflect the character of the village in terms of design layout and form and is below the standard required for this site.
    WA04/1424
    5A Farncombe Street,
    Godalming.
    (Report Item B.4)
    Change of use from Class A1 to Class A3 (takeaway food).WITHDRAWN
    WA04/1469
    4 The Evergreens,
    Hambledon Park,
    Hambledon.
    (Report Item A.3)
    Installation of skylights.Recommendation to GRANT accepted subject to the following condition:-
    1. The size of the roof lights and materials to be used in the construction of the development hereby permitted shall match those on the existing building.
    Reason
    In the interests of the amenity of the area, in accordance with Policies D1 and D4 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.
    [In accordance with the guidelines for public participation at meetings, the following representations were made in respect of application WA04/1469 and were duly considered:
      Mr Dougans – Objection
      Mr Catton – Support]
      WA04/1473
      5 Clockhouse Cottages,
      Enton Lane,
      Godalming.
      (Report Item B.1)
      Installation of roof lights to provide loft conversion.Recommendation to Development Control Committee that, subject to the variation of the legal agreement being completed within 6 months, relating to permission No. WA92/1284, at the expense of the applicant including the Council’s legal costs, permission to GRANT be accepted subject to following additional informative:-

      Informative
      2. The applicant is advised that if the development hereby permitted is carried out, the Council will not necessarily be able to support future proposals for new storage buildings to replace storage space that has been converted.
      WA04/1499
      Land at 29 Grove Road,
      Godalming.
      (Report Item A.2)
      Erection of a building to provide 4 flats, ancillary works and associated parking following demolition of existing dwelling and garage.DEFERRED for Site Inspection
      [In accordance with the guidelines for public participation at meetings, the following representations were made in respect of application WA04/1499 and were duly considered:

          Mr G Markland - Objection
      Mr Galliver – Support]
      WA04/1583
      Croft Nurseries,
      Hookley Lane,
      Elstead.
      (Report Item A.1)
      Erection of 27 dwellings following demolition of all existing buildings.DEFERRED for Site Inspection
      [In accordance with the guidelines for public participation at meetings, the following representations were made in respect of application WA04/1583 and were duly considered:
        Mr V Pocock – Objection
        Mr A Harvey – Support]
        WA04/1720
        Cedar Lodge,
        Chapel Lane,
        Milford.
        (Report Item B.2)
        Consultation under Regulation 3 for the change of use and alterations to existing hostel buildings to provide 13 self-contained flats and 3 communal bedsits.Recommendation to raise NO OBJECTION accepted.

        WA04/1920
        Land at the rear of 34-36 Chapel Lane,
        Milford.
        (Report Item B.3)
        Change of use of land to provide additional parking area to serve Milford and Village Day Centre.Recommendation to GRANT accepted.




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