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Meeting of the Eastern Area Development Control Sub Committee held on 21/09/2005
Schedule



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SCHEDULE

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

Proposed Development
(3)

Decision
WA05/0473
31 New Road
Wonersh
(Report Item A.3)
Erection of extension and alterations to existing bungalow to provide a chalet bungalow (as amplified by letter dated 12.9.05, 19.9.05 and e-mail dated 21.9.05)Recommendation to GRANT accepted.

[In accordance with the guidance for public participation at meetings, the following representations were made in respect of application WA05/0473 and were duly considered:

Mr D Dixon - Resident - Object]
WA05/0553
Pollingfold Place
Horsham Road
Ellens Green
(Report Item A.2)
Use of land for the siting of seven mobile homes and seven touring caravans for occupation by gypsy families, together with ancillary works and retrospective application for the regrading of land to provide a level site (as amplified by letter received 13.9.05 and Affidavit and plans received 19.9.05)RESOLVED that planning permission be REFUSED for the following reasons:-

1. The development conflicts with national strategic and local planning policy advice regarding the countryside beyond the Green Belt, set out in Policy LO4 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004, Policy C2 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 and Policy CP4 of the Waverley Borough Local Development Framework Draft Core Strategy 2005. Within these areas the countryside is to be protected for its own sake and development in open countryside outside existing rural settlements is strictly controlled. The proposed development does not comply with the requirements of those policies.
2. The site lies within an Area of Great Landscape Value within which the landscape character is to be conserved and enhanced. The development is inconsistent with this aim and conflicts with national, strategic and local policies, set out in Policy SE8 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004, Policy C3 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 and Policy CP10 of the Waverley Borough Local Development Framework Draft Core Strategy 2005.
3. The development has a seriously detrimental impact on the character and appearance of this sensitive rural area. It does not, therefore, accord with the policies referred to in reasons 1 and 2 above, nor does it accord with Policy H11 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 and Policy CP12 of the Waverley Borough Local Development Framework Draft Core Strategy 2005. It is not considered that any overriding justification to set aside the policy objections and harm to the character and amenity of the area has been submitted.
4. The development in this rural location with virtually no local services within reasonable walking distance, would be contrary to the sustainability objectives in PPG13, Policies LO1 and DN2 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004, Policies M1 and M2 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 and Policies CP2 and CP6 of the Waverley Borough Local Development Framework Draft Core Strategy 2005.
    [In accordance with the guidance for public participation at meetings, the following representations were made in respect of application WA05/0553 and were duly considered:

    Mr P Rapley – Resident – Object
    Mr C Thompson – Parish Council
    Mr Newland – Applicant – Support ]
    WA05/1200
    1 Victoria Road
    Cranleigh
    (Report Item A.1)
    Retrospective applications for the conversion of dwellingRESOLVED that planning permission be REFUSED subject to the following reason:-

    1. The proposed development, if permitted, would result in an oversensitive use of the site resulting in a loss of amenity by way of additional parking congestion, along with a detrimental impact to the character and amenity of the area in conflict with Policies LO1 and SE4 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004, Policies H9, D1 and D4 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 and Policies CP2 and CP11 of the Waverley Borough Local Development Framework Draft Core Strategy 2005.
    WA05/1521
    Land at Elmbridge Road
    Cranleigh
    (Report Item A.4)
    Erection of a two storey building to provide a 50 bed care home, together with ancillary works (revision of WA/2005/0539)RESOLVED to recommend to the Development Control Committee that planning permission be GRANTED subject to departure procedures and the following additional informative:-

    Informative:
    4. The developer is reminded that the integrity and construction of the Wey and Arun Canal should be protected and remain unaffected by the development.

    [In accordance with the guidance for public participation at meetings, the following representations were made in respect of application WA05/1521 and were duly considered:

    Mr D Hawkins – Resident – Object
    Mr S Halton – Agent – Support]
    WA05/1619 (O)
    Land at Silverwood
    Guildford Road
    Cranleigh
    (Report Item B.1)
    Erection of two new dwellings following demolition of existing bungalowRecommendation to GRANT accepted subject to the following additional condition and informative:-

    Condition
    7. Within one month of the occupation or substantial completion of the first dwelling the resulting dwelling and outbuildings shown for demolition and all demolition materials removed from the site.
    Reason
    To safeguard the character of the area and landscape quality and to accord with Policies LO4 and LO5 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004, Policies RD1, D1, D4 and C1 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 and Policies CP3 and CP11 of the Waverley Borough Local Development Framework Draft Core Strategy 2005.
    Informative
    4. Culverting of a watercourse requires the prior written approval of the Local Planning Authority under the Public Health Act 1936, and the prior written consent of the Environment Agency under the terms of the Land Drainage Act 1991/Water Resources Act 1991. The Environment Agency seeks to avoid culverting, and its consent for such works will normally be withheld.
    Notwithstanding the above, if the watercourse is culverted the applicant should also be aware that the foundations of a building less than 1 metre from the culvert could damage the culvert and would be the responsibility of the riparian owner to repair/replace.
        The Environment Agency would recommend a minimum distance of 2 metres from edge of culvert for this reason and a site visit to confirm the status of the watercourse.





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