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Meeting of the Central Area Development Control Sub Committee held on 12/01/2005
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Date: 31st December 2004



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


Membership of Central Area Development Control Sub-Committee
Mrs P N Mitchell (Chairman)
Mr A Rayner (Vice-Chairman)
Mr M W Byham
Mrs E Cable
Mr M A Edgington
Mr B Grainger-Jones
Mr P Haveron
Mr P S Rivers
Mr J R Sandy
Mr A E B Taylor-Smith
Mr R C Terry
Substitute Members
Liberal DemocratConservative
Mrs J R KeenMr K Webster
Mr J E RobiniMr R J Gates
Mrs J A Slyfield
Mr C C E Slyfield
Dear Sir/Madam

A MEETING of the CENTRAL AREA DEVELOPMENT CONTROL SUB-COMMITTEE will be held as follows:-

DATE: WEDNESDAY, 12TH JANUARY 2005

TIME: 7.00 P.M.

The Agenda for the meeting is set out below.

Yours faithfully

CHRISTINE L POINTER

Chief Executive

NOTE FOR MEMBERS

Members are reminded that Contact Officers are shown at the end of each report and members are welcome to raise questions, etc. in advance of the meeting with the appropriate officer.
AGENDA

1. MINUTES

To confirm the Minutes of the Meeting held on 15th December 2004 (to be laid on the table half an hour before the meeting).

2. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTIONS

To receive apologies for absence and to report any substitutions.

3. DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS

To receive from members declarations of personal and prejudicial interests in relation to any items included on the Agenda for this meeting in accordance with the Waverley Code of Local Government Conduct.

4. QUESTIONS BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

5. Site Inspections

5.1 Applications for Consideration following Site Visit

At its meeting on 15th December 2004, the Sub-Committee deferred consideration of the under-mentioned planning application to inspect the site in question. The site inspection was scheduled for 23rd December 2004 and the report on the application is submitted for the Sub-Committee’s consideration.

In considering the report, the attention of the Sub-Committee is drawn to the decision of the Planning Committee, endorsed by the Council, that if an application is deferred to enable a site inspection to be held, there should be no further deferment for a second or further site inspection.
WA04/0859Outline application for the erection of a building to provide two dwellings and a building to provide three dwellings following demolition of existing dwelling
Withdrawn
8.6.04
WA04/1796Erection of four dwellings, comprising two pairs of semi-detached houses following demolition of existing dwelling
Withdrawn
October 2004

The Proposal

Background Paper (DoPD)

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

5.2 Site Inspections arising from this meeting

In the event of site inspections being necessary as a result of consideration of the applications before this meeting, they will be held on Thursday, 20th January 2005 at 8.30 a.m.


6. APPLICATIONS FOR PLANNING PERMISSION

To consider the reports at Schedules A, B and C attached. 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:-

WA04/1945Erection of a new dwelling on land to the rear of The Shack, Haslemere Road, Witley.
WA04/2205Erection of a new dwelling at Greenside, Staceys Farm Road, Elstead.
EN04/15Appeal against an Enforcement Notice at 9 The Hydons, Salt Lane, Hydestile, Godalming.
EN04/16Appeals against an Enforcement Notice at Rosewood, Haslemere Road, Brook.

Background Papers (DoP&D)

Notifications received 2nd 6th and 10th December 2004.

7.2 Appeal Decisions

WA03/2487Alteration and extension to the existing vestry, the provision of an accessible WC and level access throughout, a ramp to the main entrance of the new vestry extension and a small hall/meeting room for church use at St. Peter’s Church, Church Road, Hascombe.
(ALLOWED)
WA04/0103Insertion of a velux roof terrace system and a roof light serving the kitchen (previously approved) at Flat 23, Surrey Cloisters, Kings Road, Farncombe.
(DISMISSED)

Background Papers (DoP&D)

Letters from the Planning Inspectorate dated 6th and 8th December 2004.

7.3 Inquiry Arrangements

1st February 2005
Council Chamber
(Public Inquiry)
Appeals against two Enforcement Notices at Tuesley Farm, Tuesley Lane, Godalming (EN/2008 & 9)
17th and 18th May 2005
Council Chamber
(Public Inquiry)
Erection of three dwellings with access off Ockfields on land at the rear of 48 - 58 Church Road, Milford (WA04/0374)
7th June 2005
Committee Room 2
(Informal Hearing)
Erection of an agricultural livestock building at Rosewood, Haslemere Road, Brook (WA04/0218)
14th September 2005
Committee Room 2
(Informal Hearing)
Erection of a new dwelling on site of previous workshop/store at Old Forest Stores, Portsmouth Road, Milford (WA04/0771)

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:-

(a) Majorland Rew, Godalming Road, Loxhill, Hascombe (19.06.96 and 20.08.97)

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 accommodation refused. Further PCN served. Officers visited the site on 13.05.03. Compliance not achieved. Letter sent to owner’s agent identifying breaches dated 22.05.03. Further offer of Council accommodation refused. Prosecution to follow. Further site visit by Officers on 5.11.04, non-compliance with notice.

(b) Croft Nursery, Hookley Lane, Elstead (15.12.99)

(c) Croft Nursery, Hookley Lane, Elstead (21.06.00)

To secure:

(a) The demolition of the unauthorised timber building and the removal of any demolition materials from the site.

Appeal against timber building dismissed. Enforcement Notice upheld. Compliance date 06.02.03 (1 year).
(b) The cessation of the use of the additional haulage area, removal of the hard standing and restoration of the land to grass.

Appeal dismissed and notice upheld in respect of additional haulage area. Compliance date 25.09.02. Site inspection has confirmed that compliance has not been achieved. Warning letter sent.

(c) The cessation of the material change of use of the site from a use by three rigid lorries to a use by six lorries and three trailers.

Appeal allowed in respect of change of use of the site to a use by six lorries and two trailers. Discussions with owners’ agents to ascertain timetable for redevelopment proposals (WA04/1583).

(d) Wareham Brickworks, Haslemere Road, Brook (17.01.01)

To secure the cessation of the use of the land for the stationing of any mobile homes or caravans and vehicles or equipment connected with this use and also remove the articulated lorry trailer. Injunction given. Enforcement Notice served. An application against refusal for temporary mobile home went to High Court on 18.12.01. One mobile home has been removed. Further breach with stationing of two touring caravans. Further Enforcement Notice served on 04.10.04. Compliance date 8.5.05. Appeal lodged.

(e) 45 Birch Road, Farncombe (12.12.01)

To secure the removal of the balcony which has been erected at the first floor of the rear elevation of the chalet bungalow. Legal interests being established. Legal Department considering further response from owner. Enforcement notice served on 06.12.02. Compliance date 17.07.03. Witness statement drafted.

(f) Land at The Star Public House, Milford Road, Elstead (01.05.02)

To secure the removal of a boundary fence erected in place of wall. Condition 3 of application WA01/0693 indicated that, in respect of the southern boundary of the site adjacent to Back Lane, the existing brick wall to be repaired and rebuilt. Retrospective application (WA02/0447) for the retention of the fence refused 01.05.02. New owners of property have been requested to remove fence to comply with terms of original condition. Letter sent requesting removal of boundary fence. New application for modified development is expected. Application not received by 5.11.04. Final warning given to the owners' solicitor. Response from owners is that an application will be submitted.

(g) Land at Beech Cottage, Hookley Lane, Elstead (10.07.03)

Retrospective planning application retention of boundary fence, refused under WA03/0214. Fence required consent following Condition 6 of WA00/0646. Applicant requested to remove fence. No response. PCN served 22.10.03. PCN reply received 11.11.03. Letter sent requesting an application for a more acceptable proposal on 05.01.04. No response received. Meeting with owner on 19.08.04 was constructive. Application expected to show repositioning of fence as at ‘Charters’. Monitoring position. Final warning letter to be sent.


(h) 49 Minster Road, Godalming (17.09.03)

Detached garage not built according to approved plan (WA99/0162). PCN served 10.07.03. Reply received 14.07.03. Committee resolved to take enforcement action 17.09.03. Enforcement Notice served 10.12.03. Appeal dismissed. Date for compliance 14.01.05.

(i) Land at Old Portsmouth Road, Thursley (24.10.03)

Two Enforcement Notices served requiring cessation of non-agricultural use and removal of perimeter fence, shed buildings and hardstanding. Appeal lodged. Inquiry held on 16.06.04. Appeal dismissed. One shed allowed to stay. Date for compliance 08.01.05.

(j) Land at Hambledon House Farm, Vann Lane, Hambledon (09.02.04)

(k) Tuesley Farm, Tuesley Lane, Godalming (30.06.04)

Enforcement action authorised to secure removal of polytunnels, fences/windbreaks, mobile homes and associated engineering works. Enforcement Notice served on 29.07.04. Appeal lodged. Inquiry arranged for 01.02.05.

(l) Waitrose, 11-14 Bridge Street, Godalming (04.05.04)

Consent refused for retention of non-illuminated signs. Letter sent 01.06.04 requesting removal. No response received. Final warning letter sent. Discussions have been held about more appropriate signage. New application expected.

(m) Deramore, Ham Lane, Elstead (06.10.04

(n) 9 The Hydons, Salt Lane, Hydestile (01.10.04)

Enforcement Notice served to secure removal of swimming pool enclosure refusal under WA01/0748. Appeal lodged.

(o) 2 The Hatch, The Street, Thursley (20.12.04)

To secure removal of parking area, retaining walls and terraces and restoration of contours of land (following dismissal of appeal against refusal of retrospective permission WA03/2193). Enforcement Notice served. Time for compliance 25.7.05.

Background Papers (CEX)

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

9. 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 1004(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items on the grounds that it is likely, in view of
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 Jean Radley,
Senior Committee Secretary, on extension 3400 or 01483 523400

comms/central/2004-2005/053


CENTRAL 3
SCHEDULE ‘A’ TO THE AGENDA FOR THE
CENTRAL AREA DEVELOPMENT CONTROL SUB-COMMITTEE
12TH JANUARY 2005

Applications not subject to public speaking.
A.1WA/2004/2418Outline application for the erection of a dwelling at 7 Bramswell Road, Godalming.
S Suljevic
2/11/2004
Grid Reference:E: 497852 N: 144918
Town:Godalming
Ward:Godalming, Farncombe and Catteshall
Development Plan:No site specific policy
Highway Authority:No requirements
Drainage Authority: No requirements
Town Council:No objection
Representations:5 letters of objection based on the following grounds:-
    block out sunlight and overshadow garden to No. 16 The Oval;
    loss of privacy;
    no vehicular access building work will therefore be hazardous to users of the passage way and add to parking problems;
    the rooms are likely to be sublet, cause more concerns over parking and privacy;
    no off-street parking;
    lack of parking would be detrimental to residential amenity;
    covenant upon property.

Description of Site/Background

The site forms the garden area to No. 7, an end of terrace dwelling house. The site is surrounded by terrace and semi-detached dwellings.

The terrace comprising No. 7 is positioned at right angles to Bramswell Road with just a pedestrian access to the dwellings in the terrace. No 7 is situated the furthest distance from the road.

The Proposal

The proposal seeks permission to ascertain the principle of development to erect a dwelling upon the site. Accordingly this is an outline application considering the principle of a dwelling within the site with all matters including siting, design, external elevations, access and landscaping to be considered under reserved matters.

Submissions in Support

A site analysis and evaluation has been submitted. The design principles are:-

design in same style as the neighbouring properties;
maintaining the character of the properties in the surrounding area;
materials will be half brick and half tile hung
it will be built on the same line as No. 7 Bramswell Road;
it will be the same height as No.7 Bramswell Road and will have similar accommodation.

Relevant Policies

Policy SE4 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004;
Policies D1, D4 and H10 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.

Main Planning Issues

The site lies within the defined settlement area for Godalming. A new dwelling would therefore be acceptable in principle subject to compliance with the Development Plan and subject to no materially adverse effect of the character of the area or neighbour’s amenity.

The shape, depth and width of the plot mirrors that of the majority of the other properties within the locality. The plot proposed for No. 7 itself would be reduced, although adequate amenity space would be retained, in keeping with the neighbouring properties.

It is evident from a plot of this size, taking into account the proximity of neighbouring properties that the plot could accommodate a dwelling which would have minimal adverse impact on the amenities of the neighbouring properties and the locality.

There are, however, windows to the side elevation of No. 7 and any detailed design would have to take this into account.

Located to the front of the site is a tree. This is not protected and provides minimal amenity value.

Officers are of the view that the site is of adequate size to allow the provision of a dwelling, ideally as an addition to the end of the terrace.

No on-site parking provision would be provided. However, the majority of dwellings in Bramswell Road do not have on-site parking. It is not considered that the provision of one additional dwelling would materially affect the parking position in the area.

Summary of Reasons for Granting Planning Permission

The development hereby granted has been assessed against the Development Plan policies; Policy SE4 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004 and Policies D1, D4 and H10 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 and material considerations, including third party representations. It has been concluded that there are very special circumstances that would justify the development and that the development would comply with the Development Plan and would not result in material harm that would justify refusal in this public interest.

Recommendation

That permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:

1. Condition
Reason
2. Condition
Reason
3. Condition
Reason
4. Condition
Reason
* * * * *
COMMS/CENTRAL/2004-05/050

CENTRAL 4
SCHEDULE “B” TO THE AGENDA FOR THE
CENTRAL AREA DEVELOPMENT CONTROL SUB-COMMITTEE
17TH NOVEMBER 2004

Applications not subject to public speaking.
B.1WA/2004/0656Application for change of use and alterations to two existing barns following demolition of an existing At-Cost barn to provide 2 units of independent holiday accommodation (revision of WA/2003/0385) at Thundry Farm, Farnham Road, Elstead (as amended by letter dated 19.11.04 and plans received 22.11.04)
Mr and Mrs Shubrook
26/03/2004
B.2WA/2004/0657Application for Listed Building Consent for internal and external alterations to tithe barn at Thundry Farm, Farnham Road, Elstead (as amended by letter dated 19.11.04 and plan received 22.11.04)
Mr and Mrs Shubrook
26/03/2004
Grid Reference:E: 490183N: 143997
Parish :Elstead
Ward :Elstead and Thursley
Development Plan :Out of Settlement Area, Green Belt, AONB & AGLV
Highway Authority :No highway requirements
Drainage Authority: Advice given regarding foul sewage disposal
Parish Council:No objection
Representations:2 objections
      i) Application would result in substantial over-development of residential accommodation on working farm in AONB and GB;
      ii) Would create small housing development;
      iii) Demolition of At-cost barn would not open up area, but close it. All ground area used by current building would be taken by residential development, amenity area and car parking;
iv) Increase in traffic;
v) Would affect agricultural viability of farm;
vi) Proposals not in keeping with listed buildings;
vii) Concerned by proposed development of ‘country pursuits’ on farm. Location not ideal for riding holidays;
viii) Location not ideal for access to Elstead village owing to lack of footpath;
ix) Loss of privacy;
x) Amount of accommodation seems excessive;
xi) Increased noise;
xii) Degradation of rural environment;

Relevant History

WA/2003/1661Erection of single storey building to provide stable/store/tack room/triple garage following demolition of existing buildings.
Permitted
23/12/2003
WA/2003/0386LBC for alterations to barn
Consent granted
11/06/2003
WA/2003/0385Change of use, alterations to existing barn to provide 1 unit of independent holiday accommodation
Permitted
11/06/2003
· whether the loss of the existing agricultural building is acceptable;
· whether the conversion of the agricultural building into holiday accommodation is acceptable;
· impact on setting of listed building; The policy also indicates that any associated use of the land adjoining the converted building will be resisted if it conflicts with the purposes of the Green Belt or detracts from its openness. Officers did have concerns about the size of garden/curtilage originally associated with the main barn and the provision of shared amenity space. However, the applicant has chosen to amend the application and restrict the garden and amenity areas to the area immediately around the Tithe barn and At-Cost barn footprint. This enables parking and amenity areas to be provided without compromising the openness of the Green Belt and visual amenities of the AONB. The development hereby permitted has been assessed against the Development Plan policies (Surrey Structure Plan 2004 Policies) LO1, LO4, SE4, SE5, SE8, DN2, DN3 and DN14 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004 and Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 Policies D1, D4, C1, C3, HE3, LT5, RD7, RD8, RD9, M2 & M14) and material considerations, including third party representations. It has been concluded that the development would not result in harm that justifies refusal in the public interest.

Recommendation

WA/2004/0656

That permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:

1. Condition
Reason
2. Condition
Reason

3. Condition
Reason
4. Condition
Reason
WA/2004/0657

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

1. Condition
Reason

2. Condition
All new external and internal works and finishes and works of making good to the retained fabric, shall match the existing original work adjacent in respect of methods, detailed execution and finished appearance unless otherwise approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

Reason
3. Condition
Reason
4. Condition
Reason
5. Condition
Reason
6. Condition
Reason
7. Condition
Reason
B.3WA/2004/2274Erection of a linked extension and a detached garage/store following demolition of existing garage and outbuilding, as amplified by letter dated 1st December 2004 at The Barn, Hascombe Grange, Godalming Road, Hascombe,
N Relf & A C Stuart-Taylor
11/10/2004
Grid Reference:E: 500053N: 138930
Parish :Hascombe
Ward :Bramley, Busbridge and Hascombe
Development Plan :Green Belt, AONB, AGLV- outside any defined settlement
Highway Authority :No requirements
Drainage Authority: No requirements
Parish Council:Not yet received - to be reported orally
Representations:No representation received within statutory time period

Relevant History

WA86/2142Conversion of barn to provide lounge, utility room, hall, kitchen, dining room and garage with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on first floor, ancillary to existing residential use.
Refused
20.3.87
Appeal dismissed
23/10/87
WA88/0330Conversion of barn to residential
Permitted 9/5/88
WA01/2452Alterations to roof of outbuilding
Refused 7/2/02
WA02/1230Erection of a detached garage/store together with the erection of an outbuilding to provide ancillary domestic leisure use following demolition of existing outbuilding
Permitted 6/9/02

Description of Site/Background

The Barn was granted as a conversion to residential use in 1988, (reference WA88/0330 refers). In 2002, planning permission was granted for 2 new buildings, a detached garage / store and an outbuilding to provide ancillary domestic leisure use. These two buildings sought to replace an existing outbuilding and resulted in a reduction of 59sq m of floor space within the site. It was this reduction in built form, which amounted to the very special circumstances justifying the proposed buildings. It was noted that the permitted replacement outbuilding had a marginally higher roof than the original building, due to the use of slates in preference to corrugated sheeting. The previously existing outbuilding has been demolished.

The Proposal

The application has two elements:

1. The erection of a detached pitched roof building measuring 48.72 sq m in floor area, to a maximum eaves height of 2.7 m and ridge height of 4.6 m. It would be sited on the west of the site adjacent to the access drive.

2. The erection of an extension to the house measuring 175 sq m in area, 3.1m to the eaves and 6m to the ridge, following demolition of the existing building. The main range would be linked to the house by a covered link. The link is effectively a covered, but open link of 3.8 sq m between the house and the proposed building. Internal alterations are also proposed to the lobby area and the building has been reduced by 0.6 m. There are minor fenestration alterations, including the repositioning of the two roof lights in the northern elevation.

Submissions in Support

In support of the application, the applicants’ agents have indicated that whilst the buildings are proposed to modified, the external appearance, building height and width remain as on the permitted scheme. The proposed link, also physically ties the annexe to the main dwelling reducing the chance of the building being used independently. In terms of Green Belt Policy, it is their contention that the changes made to the permitted scheme are very minor and that the principles of the buildings forms are unvaried, with a slight reduction in floor space. It is also indicated that there are no changes to the proposed functions of the building. In their view therefore, the proposals have no greater impact on the openness of the Green Belt.

It is further argued that the proposals should be assessed against Policy RD3 and not RD2 as they have indicated that the open sided extension is not habitable accommodation.


Relevant Policies

Policies LO4 and SE8 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004
Policies C1, C3, RD2, D1 and D4 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002

Main Planning Issues

- The acceptability of the proposal in terms of Green Belt policy
- The impact of the developments upon the landscape and character of the area
- Whether very special circumstances exist to justify the proposal
It is considered that the changes that have been introduced, although making the building more domesticated in appearance, would not appear more harmful in the landscape nor cause greater harm to the openness of the Green Belt. It is therefore considered that this aspect should be supported.

The proposed extension to the house would represent an extensive and disproportionate enlargement which is materially contrary to the requirements of Policy RD2 of the Local Plan. However, the previous consent under reference WA02/1230 is clearly a material consideration.

In 2002, this element of the application was considered against Green Belt policies, and having regard to the size and scale of a building, which was to be replaced on site, there were considered to be special circumstances to allow for a smaller replacement building.

In the current scheme, the proposal is to link the buildings, albeit with an open sided link with a width of 1.2m, the building should now be treated as an extension, rather than an outbuilding and should therefore, be assessed against Policy RD2.

It is acknowledged that that the property has not been extended since its original conversion, although an integral garage may have been converted into additional habitable accommodation. Whilst technically the proposal results in a building with an additional 176 sq m of floor space and that such an increase would not comply with policy RD2 in terms of its proportionality relative to the original dwelling, it is recognised that the proposed building and its use is essentially very similar to what has already been approved. The only material difference being the provision of a covered link of 3.8 sq m.

Whilst acknowledging that technically this application fails the criteria of Policy RD2 it is considered that the resultant built form would not be materially different from that which has already been approved. Accordingly, it is considered that it would be difficult to argue that the linking of the two buildings would detrimentally affect the openness of the Green Belt or adversely affect the wider landscape character of the area.


Recommendation

That the Development Control Committee be recommended that subject to no objection from GOSE, that permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:

1. Condition
Reason
2. Condition
Reason 3. Condition
Reason 4. Condition
Reason 5. Condition
Reason
SUMMARY OF REASONS FOR GRANTING PERMISSION
B.4WA/2004/2254Change of use from retail (Class A1) to mixed use retail (Class A1) and food and drink (Class A3) at 38 High Street, Godalming (as amplified by letter dated 01.12.04 and e-mail dated 17.12.04)
Natural
01/10/2004
Grid Reference:E: 497119 N: 143868
Parish:Godalming
Ward:Godalming Central and Ockford
Development Plan:Central Shopping Area; Grade II Listed Building; Conservation Area; AHAP.
Highway Authority:No requirements
Drainage Authority: No requirements
Town Council:No objection
Consultations:Borough Environmental Health Officer - raises no objection, but makes requirements in respect of control over noise, hours of work during refurbishment, opening hours, extract ventilation systems, provision of bin stores, external lighting and food and health and safety issues (also see report)
Property Officer - has made comments regarding the marketing of the premises for a continued retail use (also see report)
WA/1988/1895Listed Building Consent for internal alterations
Consent
Granted
25.10.88
WA/2004/0974Display of illuminated signs and advertising awning
Consent
Refused
29.06.04
WA/2004/0975Alterations to shopfront
Refused
29.06.04
WA/2004/0976Listed Building Consent for internal and external alterations; alterations to shopfront including awning and display of illuminated signs
Consent
Refused
29.06.04
WA/2004/2120Application for consent to display non-illuminated signs (revision of WA/2004/0974)
Consent
Granted
25.11.04
WA/2004/2255Application for LBC for internal and external alterations and the display of non-illuminated signs
Consent
Granted
29.11.04
Cafés and other eating establishments encourage people to come to the town centres, stay and spend money, rather than going to a one stop shop, i.e. a superstore, where they can do everything. Such uses are vital to town centres, provided that there is a good balance between such uses and other classes premises. In terms of Policy TC2, it has to be demonstrated that all reasonable efforts have been made to market the premises as a shop. The officers taking into account the advice of the Borough Property Officer, have noted that the premises had been on the market for over a year (October 2003 to November 2004) and that the website and newspaper advertisements continued until the property was under offer in August 2004. The officers consider that the marketing was adequate for the premises and that reasonable efforts have been made in this case.

The officers also consider that the proposal would contribute to the vitality and viability of the central shopping area by introducing activity and visual interest at street level (Criterion a) and having regard to a predominance of retail uses in the area, would not result in an over-concentration of non-retail uses to the detriment of the area.

To the immediate west and east of this property are premises in retail use at ground floor, coupled with the retention of retail space at the front of the proposed use, it is not considered that there is any conflict with the rest in paragraph 9.43 of the text to Policy TC2.

The hours of use proposed, generally between 7.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m. (except Sundays), are not considered to be unreasonable in this town centre location and subject to details in respect of an agreed insulation scheme and control over hours of The development granted has been assessed against the Development Plan policies; Policies SE4 and SE5 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004 and Policies D1, D4, HE3, HE5, HE8, HE14, TC1, TC2, TC3, S1 and S6 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 this public interest.

Recommendation

That permission be granted for the following conditions:

1. Condition
Reason
2. Condition

Reason
3. Condition
Reason
4. Condition
Reason
5. Condition
Reason
6. Condition
Reason
7. Condition
Reason
Informatives
1. You are advised to contact the Food and Health and Safety Team at Waverley Borough Council in order to ensure that all regulations, licensing, etc is carried out in order to comply with the requirements of the Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations 1994.

2. You are advised to contact the Food and Health and Safety Team at Waverley Borough Council in order to ensure that all regulations, licensing etc is carried out in order to comply with the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Etc Act 1974.


COMMS/CENTRAL/2004-05/051


CENTRAL 23
AGENDA ‘C’ TO THE AGENDA FOR THE
CENTRAL AREA DEVELOPMENT CONTROL SUB-COMMITTEE
12TH JANUARY 2005

Application determined in accordance with the approved terms of delegation to the Director of Planning and Development

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

Plan No.
Applicant
Development Proposed
Site Description
Decision
TM/2004/0119
D Gleed
Application for consent for works to a sycamore the subject of Tree Preservation Order 41/99 (as amended by Waverley Borough Council letter dated 10/11/04 and applicant letter dated 2/12/04).
4, Davies Close, Godalming.
TPO Consent
WA/2004/1878
V Rhode
Demolition of existing industrial/commercial buildings and barn, alteration and retention and extension of existing single storey building both buildings to be used for Class B1 (office/light industrial) Class B2 (general industrial) and Class B8 (storage and distribution) purposes.
Hambledon House Farm, Vann Lane, Hambledon.
Refused
WA/2004/1879
V Rhode
Demolition of existing industrial/commercial buildings and barn, erection of two single storey buildings for Class B1 (office, light industrial) Class B2 (general industrial) and Class B8 (storage and distribution) purposes.
Hambledon House Farm, Vann Lane, Hambledon.
Refused
WA/2004/2177
M Sandford
Erection of a detached garage/store with access off Field Lane following demolition of existing out buildings (variation of consent granted under WA/2002/0194).
32, The Oval, Godalming.
Full Permission
WA/2004/2217
A Guttridge & N Cannon
Erection of extensions and alterations (revision of WA/2004/0702).
Brookley, Thursley Road, Elstead.
Full Permission
WA/2004/2247
Mr & Mrs J Taylor
Erection of a two storey extension following demolition of existing utility/store (revision of WA/2004/1256).
26, Aarons Hill, Godalming.
Full Permission
WA/2004/2285
O & D Building Contractors
Consent to display non-illuminated signs (as amended by email dated 2/11/04).
Hillside Works, Catteshall Lane, Godalming.
Advertisement Consent Refused
WA/2004/2286
O & D Building Contractors
Alterations to elevations.
Hillside Works, Catteshall Lane, Godalming.
Full Permission
WA/2004/2288
Mr & Mrs R Webb
Loft conversion: construction of a dormer window (revision of WA/2004/1438).
Serondella, 4, Mark Way, Godalming.
Full Permission
WA/2004/2302
Mr & Mrs Lyons
Erection of extensions and alterations (as amended by letter dated 22/10/04 and plans received 23/11/04).
Lapworth, Hookley Lane, Elstead.
Full Permission
WA/2004/2312
Mr & Mrs J Fairs
Outline application for the erection of a detached dwelling.
1, George Road, Godalming.
Refused
WA/2004/2318
J Haywood
Erection of single storey extensions.
Badgers Copse, Charterhouse Road, Godalming.
Full Permission
WA/2004/2328
Care Uk Community Partnership
Erection of extensions to provide an additional 17 bedrooms and additional facilities.
Broadwater Lodge, Summers Road, Godalming.
Withdrawn
WA/2004/2329
Mr & Mrs Anderson
Erection of extensions.
17, Park Road, Godalming.
Full Permission
WA/2004/2366
Mr & Mrs Simpson
Erection of a single storey extension following demolition of existing extension.
27, Crownpits Lane, Godalming.
Full Permission
WA/2004/2372
L Atkins & K Gibbs
Retention of alterations to front porch area, bin store and associated works.
17 & 17a, Croft Road, Godalming.
Full Permission
WA/2004/2374
Edward Hutley Investments Ltd
Retention of outdoor riding arena and associated works.
Upper House Farm, Church Road, Hascombe.
Full Permission
WA/2004/2377
Mr & Mrs M Voisin
Erection of a greenhouse following demolition of existing.
Westbrook, Westbrook Road, Godalming.
Full Permission
WA/2004/2385
A Bodansky
Erection of a single storey extension (as amplified by letter dated 17/11/04).
Grantley House, Enton, Godalming.
Full Permission
WA/2004/2393
V Wood
Erection of a boundary fence.
Templeton, Hookley Lane, Elstead.
Full Permission
WA/2004/2402
D Carter & L Jones
Erection of a single storey extension following demolition of existing extension.
The Glade, Brook Road, Sandhills, Wormley.
Full Permission
WA/2004/2406
J Helyar
Erection of a porch following demolition of existing porch; construction of a pitched roof over existing flat roofed attached store.
Cornerways, Warramill Road, Godalming.
Full Permission
WA/2004/2407
Mrs Irvine
Erection of a conservatory and alterations to first floor window.
11, Waterside Close, Godalming.
Full Permission
WA/2004/2409
Caffe Nero Plc
Display of a non-illuminated fascia sign and an illuminated hanging sign.
91, High Street, Godalming.
Advertisement Consent
WA/2004/2410
Caffe Nero Plc
Application for Listed Building Consent for the display of a non-illuminated fascia sign and an illuminated hanging sign.
91, High Street, Godalming.
Listed Blg Consent Granted
WA/2004/2420
Ronseal Properties Ltd
Alteration to elevation to provide french doors and balcony to side elevation.
58, High Street, Godalming.
Full Permission
WA/2004/2421
Ronseal Properties Ltd
Application for Listed Building Consent for the alteration of side elevation.
58, High Street, Godalming.
Listed Blg Consent Granted
WA/2004/2426
Mr & Mrs D Sharland
Erection of extensions.
17, Ormonde Road, Godalming.
Full Permission
WA/2004/2440
J N Beach
Conversion of coach house and erection of porch to provide ancillary residential accommodation (renewal of WA/2000/0218).
63, Meadrow, Godalming.
Full Permission
WA/2004/2442
Mr & Mrs Smith
Erection of a single storey extension.
5, Salt Lane, Hydestile, Godalming.
Full Permission
WA/2004/2456
Mr & Mrs S Ramsay
Erection of a single storey extension and alterations following demolition of existing lean-to.
27, Silver Birches Way, Elstead.
Full Permission
WA/2004/2490
Mr & Mrs Lambert
Erection of a two storey extension following demolition of existing garage (revision of WA/2004/0292).
Heathergate, The Fairway, Godalming.
Full Permission


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