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Meeting of the Western Area Development Control Sub Committee held on 15/10/2003
Agenda, Schedules A, B and C



AGENDA

1. MINUTES

To confirm the Minutes of the Meeting held on 10th September 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. 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, 29th October 2003.

6. APPLICATIONS FOR PLANNING PERMISSION

Attached for consideration and report at 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:-

WA02/2218Erection of a detached dwelling and detached garage following demolition of certain existing buildings on land adjoining 2 Cobbetts Ridge, Moor Park, Farnham
WA02/2242Erection of a two storey extension following demolition of existing garage and porch at 38 Willow Way, Farnham
WA03/0158Erection of extensions and alterations at 107 Upper Weybourne Lane, Farnham
WA03/0629Erection of a single storey extension and a detached garage following demolition of existing garage at 6 Elm Crescent, Farnham
WA03/0932Erection of extensions and alterations at 22 High Park Road, Farnham
WA03/1174 and WA03/0020Erection of a garage building following demolition of existing stables and erection of a detached garage and relocation of a stable building at The Barn, Dippenhall, Farnham

Background Papers (CEx)

Notification of appeals received on 15.9.03, 3.9.03, 30.9.03, 25.9.03, 2.9.03 and 15.9.03 respectively.

7.2 Appeal Decisions

WA02/1888Single storey conservatory to the rear elevation of Walnut Tree Cottage, Runwick Lane, Farnham
(ALLOWED)
WA02/2139Demolition of the existing conservatory and erection of a two-storey rear addition at 12 Pilgrims Close, Farnham
(DISMISSED)

Background Papers (CEx)
7.3 Inquiry Arrangements

14th October 2003
WA02/0486 to WA02/0497
Committee Room 1
Godalming
(Informal Hearing)
Application for various continued uses at Century Farm, Green Lane, Badshot Lea, Farnham
17th December 2003
WA02/2138
Committee Room 1
Godalming
(Informal Hearing)
Erection of an extension and alteration following demolition of an existing store and conversion to an independent dwelling at Coach House Building, The Grange, Frensham Road, Frensham
7th January 2004
WA03/0218
Committee Room 2
Godalming
(Informal Hearing)
Erection of three dwellings following demolition of existing dwelling together with ancillary works on land at Kelmscott, School Lane, Farnham
8th January 2004
WA03/0040 (O)
Committee Room 2
Godalming
(Informal Hearing)
Erection of a detached dwelling at 80 Lodge Hill Road, Farnham


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) Bourne Mill, Farnham (4.1.93, 12.5.93, 11.10.93, 12.1.94, 15.6.94, 28.4.95, 8.1.96, 13.5.96, 10.6.96, 8.7.96 and 5.12.02)

In relation to land at the front, action being pursued to secure the cessation of the use of land for use as a garden centre and for the sale, display and storage of sheds, garden structures, etc., plus the demolition of all sheds, structures, etc. and removal of all resultant materials; action to remove unauthorised signs. Changed Use Enforcement Notice rejected by Inspector, but operational development notice upheld. Letter sent to owner/occupier indicating that if compliance with notice has not been achieved by 13.3.03, then prosecution proceedings will commence.

In relation to land at the rear, enforcement action taken to secure the cessation of the use of land for retail display purposes and to secure the removal of unauthorised ground works and unauthorised buildings. Enforcement Notices confirmed on appeal. Partial costs awarded to the Council. A late High Court challenge has failed – time for compliance altered accordingly to cessation of use by 13th October 2001 and removal of unauthorised ground works and buildings by 13th January 2002. A further planning application refused in 2002. Letter sent to owner/occupier indicating that if compliance with notice has not been achieved by 13.3.03, then prosecution proceedings will commence. Appeal held 20.3.03. Appeal dismissed, case for prosecution being considered. Appeal decision challenged in high court – challenge dismissed.
(c) Century Farm, Green Lane, Badshot Lea, Farnham (24.7.95)


(d) Land Opposite the Packhouse, Tongham Road (3.10.01)

(e) Little Acres, St George’s Road, Runfold, Farnham (28.11.01)
(f) Old Park Stables, Old Park Lane, Farnham (24.5.02)
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 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 the following paragraphs of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act, namely:

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 Mahasti Ghavami,
Trainee Committee Secretary, on ext. 3224 or 01483 523224 or
Rosemary Hughes, Committee Secretary on ext. 3225 or 01483 523225
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SCHEDULE “A” TO THE AGENDA FOR THE
WESTERN AREA DEVELOPMENT CONTROL SUB-COMMITTEE
15TH OCTOBER 2003

Major applications or those giving rise to substantial local controversy.
A.1WA03/1566
Leonard Housing Association Ltd
24.7.03
Erection of two buildings, 1 to provide 10 two bedroom flats and the other, 12 two bedroom flats, office and guest accommodation, together with erection of garages and associated works following demolition of most existing buildings at Great Austins House, 90 Tilford Road, Farnham
A.2WA03/1567
Leonard Housing Association Ltd
23.7.03
Application for Conservation Area Consent for demolition of certain existing buildings at Great Austins House, 90 Tilford Road, Farnham
Grid Reference:E: 485001 N: 145911
Town:Farnham
Ward:Farnham
Development Plan:Low Density Residential Area (Policy BE6), Conservation Area (HE8), Locally Listed Building (HE2 & HE3)
Highway Authority:Recommend refusal
Drainage Authority:No requirements
Town Council:Concerned about possible overdevelopment. We suggest a site visit.
Consultations:English Heritage – Not yet received – to be reported orally
SCC Archaeology – Recommend condition
Police Architectural Liaison – Not yet received – to be reported orally
Representations:Letters from 18 local residents and the Great Austins Area Preservation Group objecting principally in following grounds:-
      1. Replacement building not in keeping with character or original house or neighbouring dwellings;
      2. Loss of original house (designed by Harold Faulkner) and impact in Conservation Area;
      3. Style of new buildings not in keeping with the area;
      4. Overdevelopment – out of scale and proportion for the area;
      5. Loss of amenity and privacy – overlooking, overshadowing impact on outlook;
      6. Concern at creeping development of houses being replaced by flats in this area;
      7. Increased traffic and associated noise and pollution;
      8. Increased traffic hazard;
      9. Loss of trees;
      10. Adverse effect on Conservation Area;
      11. Contrary to policy;
      12. Economic factors not relevant;
      13. Demolition by reason of inadequate historic maintenance and a wish to save future maintenance could apply to any private house in the Conservation Area
      14. Precedent
      One letter of support

Introduction

This report relates to two applications submitted in respect of Great Austins House. The first (WA03/1566) is a planning application for redevelopment with 22 flats. The second (WA03/1567) is the associated application for Conservation Area Consent for the demolition of certain buildings on the site.

Description of Site

The site in question is an approximately rectangular area of land of some 0.58 ha located on the south west side of Tilford Road, almost opposite the junction with Stoneyfields.

The site is owned by the Leonard Housing Association Ltd. It currently contains two main buildings. At the front of the site is an extended Harold Faulkner property. This is divided into 8 flats. Behind this and at right angles is a terrace of four matching bungalows. There is also a block of garages in the rear corner of the site. Towards the front, on the site boundary, is a former stable building, which is locally listed.

The site rises gently from the road and then is fairly level. There are a number of trees on site, mainly located around the boundaries.

The site is within the Great Austins Conservation Area. It has also been designated in the Local Plan as a Low Density Residential Area and subject to Policy BE6. A plan identifying the location of the site is attached as Annexe 1

The Proposal

It is proposed to demolish all existing buildings on site except the locally listed stable, and to redevelop the site with two principal buildings, one containing 12 flats and the other containing 10 flats. A copy of the proposed site layout is attached as Annexe 2.

At the front of the site, approximately in the position of the existing building, it is proposed to erect a three storey building containing 10 two bedroom flats. The second floor accommodation, which comprises two of the 10 units, would be within the roof area and lit by a mix of dormers and roof lights.

On the rear part of the site, slightly behind the position of the existing bungalows, it is proposed to erect the second building. This would be two storey and would contain a total of 12 flats. The design incorporates a lowered eaves line. 11 flats would have two bedrooms and one would have one bedroom. An office and two guest bedrooms would also be concealed within the roof space.

In total 12 garages and 11 parking spaces are proposed. The existing access to Tilford Road would be utilised as would the current driveway, which extends along the south east boundary towards the rear of the site.

The intention is that the 12 flats in the rear block would provide replacement “social housing” for the 12 units that currently exist in the main building and the bungalows. The 10 flats in the front block would be “enabling development” to finance the project.

It is estimated that existing buildings on site have a footprint of 886 sqm and an overall floorspace of about 1256 sqm. As a result of the development, the footprint of buildings would increase to 1314 sqm (an increase of 48%), and the total floorspace to approximately 2863 sqm (an increase of 128%). This figure includes the accommodation proposed in the roofspace.

Submissions in Support

The applicant’s planning consultant has submitted extensive representations in support of the prospects. In addition to describing the proposals, he provides some background on the Leonard Housing Association Ltd, explains the relevance of the enabling development and assesses the proposals against policy.

He explains that the Leonard Housing Association was formed in 1963 as a non-profit Friendly Society. He states that it was the first Housing Association formed in the country and is unique in that it relates only to this site. He states that when the house was purchased it was extended and the four bungalows erected. He states that 10 of the 12 flats are occupied, all by elderly tenants on fixed incomes. He explains that from its inception, the Society has carried a mortgage debt (currently in the region of 45,000) with only the interest being paid off. He states that the elderly residents are unable to carry out substantial repairs or renovation and that the buildings are gradually falling into a condition where major works are required.

A surveyor’s report accompanies the application. This indicates that, in order to bring the premises up to modern standards, will result in a minimum financial input of approximately 287,000. Issues that need to be addressed include sound insulation, compliance with fire regulations, upgrading kitchens and bathrooms, upgrading services like electricity, and changes to the fabric including repairs to roof, fascias, gutters/downpipes and windows.

The tenants pay rent to the Association and rent is reviewed on a yearly basis by the Management Committee on the basis of the ability of the occupiers to pay the rental. The agent states that by custom and practice the Association has kept spending on maintenance to a minimum. He goes on to state that the Association receives no funding or support from the Housing Corporation or any other organisation. Having regard to this, he states that the residents have found it necessary to seek alternative ways of safeguarding their homes.

The agent states that in order for the Association to remain, a substantial financial boost is required. He states that the enabling development will allow for the provision of new housing for the Association Members and the provision of a sum of money for the Association, which will provide for future maintenance and upkeep, whilst at the same time ensuring rents remain at a level commensurate with the fixed income of the tenants.

The agent argues that the private flats are likely to attract older persons seeking to downsize. He argues that there is a need for this type of accommodation.

The agent has considered the impact in the Conservation Area. He does not consider that existing buildings on site are of such quality that they should be retained at all costs. In this respect, he notes that none of the buildings to be demolished are listed or locally listed.

He states that the supporting arboricultural report shows that the proposals will have no adverse impact insofar as existing trees are concerned.

The agent expresses the view that the new buildings are of high standard which would enhance the character of the area.

In relation to policy BE6, the agent acknowledges that the footprint and mass proposed is greater than exists at present. However, he believes it to be important to consider this in the context of the special circumstances that exist in relation to this site. He considers that in terms of the view from Tilford Road, the overall impact of buildings would be no greater than at present. He also considers that the rear building has been designed in such a way as to have no adverse impact on the amenities of neighbours or the perceived low density character of the area.

In terms of housing density and mix (Policy H4) the agent states that the scheme complies with policy. In relation to subsidised affordable housing (Policy H5), he has argued that as 12 of the 22 units are for this particular Housing Association, there should be no need to consider any additional social housing provision.

Planning Policies

The main policies of relevance are those dealing with housing, Low Density Areas, Conservation Areas, Locally Listed Buildings, the environmental impact of development, trees and highways. Key policies are:-

Surrey Structure Plan 1994 – PE9, PE10, PE12, PE13, MT2, DP3, DP6
Surrey Structure Plan (Deposit Draft) 2002 – SE4, SE5, SE9, DN2, DN10, DN11, DN12
Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 – D1, D4, D7, BE6, HE3, HE8, HE15, H4, H5, H10, M2

Main Issues for Consideration

Officers have identified key issues under the following headings:-

1. Assessment against Housing Policies H4 and H5.

2. Assessment against Policy BE6.

3. Impact on the character of the area.

4. Impact on residential amenity.

5. Access/highway considerations.

6. Other material considerations.

Assessment Against Housing Policies H4 and H5

The proposal provides one and two bedroom units and in relation to the mix, therefore, would be very much in accord with Policy H4. The density would increase to 38 dph, which is also within the guidelines in Policy H4. Clearly, however, the issue of form, mix and density must be set against other factors such as impact on the character of this low density area.

Policy H5 requires a minimum of 30% of new units being subsidised affordable housing. This is clearly an unusual case, as the scheme does not provide accommodation that would be managed in the normal way by a Registered Social Landlord. The applicant argues that since 12 of the 22 units will be retained for the Leonard Housing Association, then the terms of Policy H5 are met. However, it is difficult to determine whether this accommodation is ‘affordable’ as no indication is given as to the levels of rent charged. The Leonard Housing Association is not registered with the Housing Corporation and therefore is not bound by its rules or eligible for grant funding. The properties are not open to people on the Council’s Housing Needs Register, and the Council has never at any time been asked for nominations to these properties.

It is considered that without these controls in place, and without any alternative guarantees over future nominations and rents, the proposal fails to provide affordable as defined by the Council, and therefore fails Policy H5.

Assessment Against Policy BE6

This policy is designed to protect the special character of designated Low Density Areas. Only three such areas have been identified in the Borough, on of which is the Great Austins area. The policy states that the character of these areas will be retained by, inter alia:-

“Ensuring that where an application is made for the demolition and redevelopment of an existing property, the footprint and mass is no greater than the existing property.”

In this particular case the footprint of buildings is significantly increased. It is also considered that the mass of buildings is significantly increased, particularly having regard to the fact that the four bungalows at the rear are quite low profile. As a matter of fact there is a clear conflict with Policy BE6.

Impact of Character of the Area

In relation to this there are a number of factions that need to be considered. There is the effect on the character of the area of the loss of existing buildings. There is the effect of the size, design and location of new buildings. There is also the associated effect on trees.

Officers recognise that some of the value and character of the existing building has been compromised by the latter addition. This may explain why the building was not singled out a meriting local listing in its own right. However, the fact that a building is not listed or locally listed does not mean that it cannot make a positive contribution to the character of the area. This Conservation Area is very much characterised by buildings of this age and style, with many other examples of buildings by this architect. It is considered that the character of the Conservation Area would be compromised by the loss of the original Harold Faulkner house.

It is clearly a matter of judgement as to whether the new buildings make a positive contribution to the character. However, for various reasons, officers believe that the development would have a detrimental effect. The overriding and traditional character of the area is of large single buildings, mainly single dwellings, occupying large and well landscaped grounds, where other buildings are secondary in scale and size. This character would be compromised by the provision of the two substantial buildings. The second large building is also set well back into the site which again is not characteristic of this area.

The combined mass of the buildings would, it is considered, give the site a cramped and overdeveloped appearance, in contrast to the spaciousness of its surroundings. The bulk of the buildings is accentuated by the fact that in order to span the large depth of both units, areas of concealed flat roof are needed. It is considered that the development would appear intrusive and would detract from the character of the area and the setting of nearby locally listed buildings.

Impact on Residential Amenity

Officers acknowledge that, in terms of the flank elevations, the architect has sought to minimise the number of windows. However, officers still consider that, in the context of the surroundings, the new buildings, particularly the rear buildings, would appear intrusive and overdominant and would introduce a degree of overlooking that does not presently exist. On balance, this is considered to be a further basis for objection.

Access/Highway Considerations

The Highway Authority has indicated that the scheme is not acceptable in its submitted form and has, therefore, objected on the grounds of access and parking. It should be noted that these particular objections could be overcome, in the Highway Authority’s view, by the provision of a full estate street access and additional parking/turning.

Other Material Considerations

The applicant has argued that the particular circumstances of this case, namely the need to provide finance for the Association, are material considerations that should be taken into account and that justify the development.

The generator of income to support a related project (such as financing the repair of a listed building) can be a material consideration. The key issue, however, is how much weight should be afforded to these issues and, in particular, whether they outweigh other objections to the scheme.

In this particular case, officers do not consider that the evidence of financial need put forward outweigh other clear policy and environmental objections to the scheme. Firstly, although some information is provided to quantify repairs that may be required to the existing building, little other information is provided. There is no indication as to why a development of 10 flats is needed, what income this would generate and how this contributes to the costs of the new accommodation for the Association. Secondly, officers have concerns that the development to be “enabled” (i.e. the ‘affordable’ housing) does not qualify as affordable housing as defined in the Local Plan.

These factors must be balanced against other factors, in particular the significant harm that officers believe would be caused to the character of the Conservation Area and the Low Density Residential Area.

Conclusions

Officers consider that planning permission should be refused and that the Council should also refuse to grant consent for the demolition of existing buildings, for the reasons set out above.

Recommendation

WA03/1566

That permission be REFUSED for the following reasons:-

1. The site is within an area which, in the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002, is specifically designated as a Low Density Residential Area and subject to Policy BE6. The Council’s aim is to retain the special character of these designated areas. The proposed development would result in a significant increase in the footprint and mass of buildings on site. It would, therefore, compromise the character of the area and conflict with Policy BE6.

2. The proposal would result in an overdevelopment which, by reason of the layout, form, size and mass of buildings, would have a detrimental impact of the character and appearance of the area, which is within the Designated Great Austins Conservation Area and the setting of adjacent locally listed buildings. The removal of the existing building, originally designed by Harold Faulkner, would also have a detrimental impact on the special character of the Conservation Area. Finally the development would compromise the privacy and amenity of adjoining residents by reason of overlooking and its intrusive appearance. For these reasons the scheme does not accord with Policies PE10, PE12 and DP6 of the Surrey Structure Plan 1994, Policies SE4 and SE5 of the Surrey Structure Plan (Deposit Draft) 2002; Policies D1, D4, HE3 and HE8 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002; and the Design Guide for Surrey adopted by the Council as Supplementary Planning Guidance in April 2002.

3. The proposed development if permitted would lead to an increase in traffic movements to and from the existing inadequate access to Tilford Road involving right hand turning movements across the opposing traffic stream of this busy and important Class C road and would lead to danger and inconvenience to other users of the highway and therefore does not satisfy policy MT2 of the 1994 Surrey Structure Plan and DN2 of the 2002 Deposit Draft.

4. No adequate provision is included in the proposals for the satisfactory parking of vehicles or loading and unloading and turning of fixed bodied pantechnicons clear of the highway and therefore does not satisfy policies MT2 and MT5 of the 1994 Surrey Structure Plan and policies DN2 and DN3 of the 2002 Deposit Draft.

5. The proposal would not provide the minimum provision of subsidised affordable housing required for a development of this size. The proposal therefore conflicts with Policy H5 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.

WA03/1567

That consent be REFUSED for the following reasons:-

1. The existing buildings that it is proposed should be demolished is considered to make a positive contribution to the character of the Conservation Area. Its demolition would fail to preserve or enhance the special character of the area and therefore conflicts with Policy PE12 of the Surrey Structure Plan 1994, Policy SE5 of the Surrey Structure Plan (Deposit Draft) 2002 and Policy HE8 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.

2. Standard Demolition Conservation Area (RG1)

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Annexe 1 - Great Austins House, 90 Tilford Road, Farnham - Site Plan





Annexe 2 - Great Austins House, 90 Tilford Road, Farnham - Layout Plan


WESTERN 40
SCHEDULE “B” TO THE AGENDA FOR THE
WESTERN AREA DEVELOPMENT CONTROL SUB-COMMITTEE
15TH OCTOBER 2003

Applications where the considerations involved are clearly defined.
Relevant History

WA91/1251Erection of extensions and alterations
Permitted 28.11.91

With respect to this application, the approved plans state “existing drive to be closed with hedge”.

Description of Site/Background

The application site is occupied by a two storey detached house situated on the eastern side of Jubilee Lane.

The locality is residential in character consisting of two storey-detached houses with off street parking. Boundary treatment comprises low walls and established hedges.

Jubilee Lane is a wide unmade road that leads off of Boundstone Road.

The Proposal

The application seeks retrospective permission for the retention of a boundary fence and double gates. Materials comprise untreated close-boarded timber measuring 1.9m high by 6.6m wide. Interspersed between the gates and fencing are posts. The structure is erected along the northern part of the western boundary fronting the highway.

In support of the application, the applicant has stated that animals have fouled their grounds and that vehicles in this access have been vandalised and property stolen. The gates now erected provide a “sight proof barrier” … “we intend to colour the whole in keeping with the surroundings and … grow a creeper along the fixed section …”

Relevant Policies

Surrey Structure Plan 1994 – Policy PE10.

Surrey Structure Plan (Replacement Draft) 2002 – Policy SE4

Waverley Borough Local Plan – Policies – D1 and D4

Main Planning Issues

1. Matters outstanding from application WA91/1251;

2. Character of the Locality and amenity of the street scene;

3. Amenities of the occupiers of adjoining property; and

4. Highway Considerations.

The plans approved under application WA91/1251 state that the “existing drive to be closed with hedge”. Although this permission has not been implemented these approved plans illustrate the concern that existed to retain a natural environment.

Boundary treatment within the locality is characterised by low walls and established hedging. The proposal is significantly contrary to this character. It introduces a more harsh and prominent form of development, which would be detrimental to the character of the locality and the semi rural character of the street scene.

The proposal would not have an adverse impact upon the amenities of any specific adjoining occupiers by reason of dominance, loss of outlook or loss of light.

There are no highway objections to the proposal.

Conclusions

The structure has an unacceptable impact upon the scene and the semi-rural character of the locality.


Recommendation

That planning permission be REFUSED for the following reason:

1 The proposal by virtue of its form and prominent location would be detrimental to the character of the locality and the amenity of the street scene. It would thereby conflict with Surrey Structure Plan 1994 policy PE10, Surrey Structure Replacement Plan (Deposit Draft), Policy SE4 and Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 Policies D1 and D4.
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B.2WA02/2440
C R Netherton
16.12.02
Continued siting of portable buildings and use as repair, restoration and storage of fire and water damaged items, together with the sale and hire of specialist equipment; provision of ancillary facilities at 47a Wrecclesham Road, Farnham
Grid Reference:E: 482772 N: 145540
Town:Farnham
Ward:Castle
Development Plan:Employment Development Site (Policy IC6)
Highway Authority:Recommends conditions
Drainage Authority:Environment Agency – Recommends conditions
Town Council:Concerned about appearance of the site. We would hope that they take the opportunity to clear and tidy the site.
Consultations:Environmental Health Officer – Recommends conditions
Representations:One letter from local resident objecting principally on following grounds:-
1. retrospective application – present use does not have permission;
2. concerned that site may be contaminated – concerned about storage on site of fire damaged material that may be hazardous;
3. contamination of site likely to increase if permission is granted;
4. visual impact of portable buildings;
5. question economic value of this type of use;
6. impact of traffic – especially large vehicles;
7. general concerns expressed about activities on the Railtrack site.
One letter from local resident – not opposed in principle to continued use, but object strongly to issues:-
      1. amount of advertising hoardings;
      2. kebab van which operates outside site; understand that this is kept on application site and the vendor also lives on site in caravan.



Description of Site

The application site is part of the extensive area of land owned by Network Rail and located to the north of the railway line between Wrecclesham Road and the Weydon Lane Business Park. In total, the land extends to some 8.58 hectares, but at present only a small part is actively used. The whole site is designated in the Local Plan for employment purposes and subject to Policy IC6.

The land continues to be used by the Railway Authority for operational purposes. Members may be aware, for example, that the Railway Authority has recently carried out works under “Permitted Development” to provide a carriage cleaning facility.

The site the subject of this application is located in the south west corner bounded by the railway and Wrecclesham Road. The area affected extends to some 0.16 hectares. It is largely screened from the road by trees and an embankment.

Background and Relevant History

As stated above, the land has been used over the years for operational purposes by the Railway Authorities. A variety of other activities have also taken place on a temporary basis and many have not had planning approval. This Council and the County Council has, as a result, had cause to investigate various enforcement complaints, particularly over the last five or six years.

In terms of planning history, permission was granted in 1985 to use part of the land as a Coal Merchants’ depot (WA84/0745). In 1989, a proposal to use part of the land for a scaffolding business for a temporary period was refused on the grounds of the access limitations. Similarly, in 1987, the County Council had taken enforcement action in respect of use of some of the land for the importing and exporting of stone. Enforcement action was taken on the grounds of the adverse environmental effect and additional traffic.

In 1997, this Council was consulted by Surrey County Council in respect of an application to use part of the land for soil screening and concrete crushing. Waverley objected on various grounds (access, amenity, prematurity). The application was not determined by the County Council, but the applicant no longer pursued the proposal.

In March 1998, permission was refused in respect of an application by Hutchings and Carter to use part of the land for the manufacturing and sale of building aggregates. That application was refused on policy, amenity and highway grounds.

Since then the site has been formally designated as an employment development site.

In terms of “unauthorised” activities that have come and gone at the site, these have included builders’/contractors’ yards, vehicle storage and storage of skips and scrap. One of the most recent activities that has given concern to the officers of both the Borough and County Council was the use of part of the land close to the A325 entrance for what appeared to be storage of vehicles and parts of vehicles and skips. The owners of the site have, however, taken steps to remove that particular tenant.

The tenants who have made this application occupy the area immediately to the right of the entrance. The parcel of land they occupy was previously used for a period by a company involved in the storage of vehicles and caravans.

The Present Proposals

The present application has been made on behalf of a company known as “Restoration Express”. A three year temporary permission is sought to use the site and buildings in connection with the business which is involved in dealing with flood and fire damage.

A range of different single storey buildings are on the site, most of which are portable. These are used for office purposes, training, storage or equipment and storage of damaged goods. There is also a caravan used as a night watchman’s refuge.

It is stated that there are 15 staff working on site. In addition to employees trips to and from work, the applicants estimate seven further vehicles using the site during the day.

Planning Policies

The site is part of the large parcel of land designated in the Local Plan as an Employment Development Site. Policy IC6 provides the framework for long term development of the land for employment purposes. It indicates that development of the land should take place on a phased basis. It states that the eastern part (next to the Farnham Business Park in Weydon Lane) shall be developed first, with access achieved via the business park. It goes on to state that further development of the western part of the site, which may include an element of residential, shall only take place in the longer term when the business needs justify the further release of land and economic conditions are right to support major infrastructural improvements.

Other relevant policies for the more general environmental, employment and movement policies, as follows:-

Surrey Structure Plan 1994 – Policies PE10 and MT2

Surrey Structure Plan (Deposit Draft) 2002 – Policies SE1, SE4 and DN2

Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 – Policies D1, D2, D4, IC1 and M2

Main Issues for Consideration

Officers have identified the following key considerations:-

1. whether there is any conflict with Policy IC6;

2. visual impact and amenity consideration;

3. ground conditions, drainage and other environmental consideration; and

4. highway considerations.

Dealing with the first point, Policy IC6 is intended to provide the framework for considering proposals for the permanent and longer term employment development of the site. It identifies that, in the short term, such permanent development should take place via the Business Park off Weydon Lane. It acknowledges the deficiencies of the access on to Wrecclesham Road and indicates that at the western end, where the applicant’s site is located, permanent employment development should only take place on the longer term when the business needs justify further release of land and when the development can support major infrastructural improvements.

It is clear from this policy that the present development potential of the western part of the site is very limited. This is due to the differences of the existing access and the fact that development should not prejudice the longer term and comprehensive redevelopment of the land.

Does this prevent any development in the short term? Officers do not consider this to be the case. The land has been used for a variety of purposes, it has the advantage of being generally well screened and separated from nearby residences. Subject to the considerations below, particularly in relation to access, officers do not believe that further temporary uses, such as this, should be ruled out entirely.

Turning to the second point, the applicants have taken steps to tidy the appearance of the site. The yard area within which they operate is quite well screened. It is not considered, therefore, that the single storey buildings, the parking or other activities associated with the use have an adverse effect on the appearance of the area. Similarly, the activities are reasonably well separated from nearby residents. Given this and the nature of the use (mainly offices and storage), it is not considered that the continuation of a temporary use would compromise residential amenity.

Officer do, however, share the concern expressed in one of the representations regarding the advertisements. It is agreed that the assortment of permanent and temporary signs are unduly cluttered. This issue is being pursued with the applicants with a view to securing removal of unauthorised signs and the retention only of signs that either do not require consent or which have received the necessary consent from the Council.

Turning to the third issue, officers are aware of concerns raised by Environmental Health colleagues about contamination on this land. In fact, the owners, Network Rail, have been carrying out their own investigations and it is understood that this has resulted in the action being taken to secure the removal of the tenant who was keeping skips, vehicles and vehicle parts on part of the land.

In relation to the site the subject of this application, the Environmental Health Officer has commented that there is a possibility that the land may contain pockets of contamination associated with its historic uses. In order to deal with any possible contamination in the land occupied by Restoration Express, the Environmental Health Officer has recommended that conditions be imposed requiring investigation and remediation. Similarly, the Environment Agency is seeking to control the discharge of surface water on the site in order to prevent pollution of the water environment and, to this end, has recommended the imposition of a suitable condition.

Turning to the final point, the Highway Authority has in the past expressed concerns about developments that would increase the use of the present access on to Wrecclesham Road. However, it is aware that there was a consent in the past to use some of the land as a coal merchants’ depot and has taken that into account in considering the traffic associated with this particular use. It is also aware that, in connection with other works on the land, Network Rail has carried out its own improvements to the entrance (resurfacing, white lining, etc.). The Highway Authority has concluded that the continued use by Restoration Express is acceptable, subject to conditions.

Recommendation

That permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:-

1. Standard temporary use (1.4) - *(31st October 2006) *(the use hereby permitted shall be discontinued, the buildings hereby permitted shall be removed from the site)

2. Standard outside storage (6.5)

3. Standard parking (HC6) *(a)

4. Within three months of the date of this permission, a surface water drainage system shall be carried out in accordance with details that have first been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

5. Within three months of the date of this permission:-

(a) a written desk top study shall be carried out by a competent person, which shall include the identification of previous site uses, potential contaminants that might reasonable be expected given, those uses and other relevant information; and using this information a diagrammatical representation (Conceptual Model) for the site of all potential contaminant sources, pathways and receptors. The desk study shall be submitted to and accepted by the Local Planning Authority;

(b) based on the information obtained by the desk study, a site investigation, shall be carried out by a competent person to determine the nature and extent of any contamination. The investigation shall be carried out in accordance with a protocol which shall be submitted to and accepted by the Local Planning Authority;

(c) a written report of the site investigation shall be prepared by a competent person. The report shall include the investigation results and details of a remediation scheme to contain, treat or remove any contamination, as appropriate. The report shall be submitted to and accepted by the Local Planning Authority;

(d) the accepted remediation scheme shall be fully implemented (either in relation to the development as a whole, or the relevant phase, as appropriate); and

(e) a completion report and certification of completion as detailed below shall be provided to the Local Planning Authority by a competent person stating that remediation has been carried out in accordance with the accepted remediation scheme and the site is suitable for the permitted end use.


Reasons

1. Standard (RC7) - *(amenities of the area and to ensure that the development does not prejudice the long term development of this land) *(PE10) *(SE4) *(D1, D4 and IC6)

2. Standard (RC7) - *(amenities of the area) *(PE10) *(SE4) *(D1 and D4)

3. Standard (HR1) and to satisfy the requirements of Policies MT2 and MT5 of the Surrey Structure Plan 1994 and Policies DN2 and DN3 of the Surrey Structure Plan (Deposit Draft) 2002.

4. To prevent pollution of the water environment in accordance with Policy D1 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.

5. To ensure that any contamination of the site is properly dealt with to avoid any hazard, in accordance with Policy D1 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.
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B.3WA03/1473
J Evans
15.7.03
Erection of a two storey extension at 49 Upper Way, Farnham
Grid Reference:E: 483678 N: 145599
Town:Farnham
Ward:Farnham Firgrove
Development Plan:Within developed area – no site specific policy
Highway Authority:No requirements
Drainage Authority:No requirements
Town Council:No objection
Representations:3 letters have been received (from same household at No 44) objecting on the following grounds:
1. Encroachment of boundary of No 44
2. Breach of planning control
3. Inaccurate boundary line on plan
4. Lack of specific dimensions
5. Misleading and flawed supporting information
      6. Loss of light (Breach of Right to Light Legislation)
      7. Overshadowing
      8. Loss of privacy from high level window
      9. Inadequacy of parking/turning arrangements
      10. Loss of trees/landscaping
      11. The beech hedge defines the boundary
      12. Overlooking
      13. Fear of trespass
      14. Obstruction of the landscape
      15. Brick colour will not match
      16. Impact upon laburnum tree – Request TPO or safeguarding conditions

Site Description /Background

46 Upper Way is a two storey detached property situated upon the south-east side of the road, opposite the recreation ground. It is an L-shaped property with an existing open set-back on its north-eastern corner, part of the original design.

The property has an integral garage on its north-east side with a driveway space in front of it.

The Proposal

Permission is sought for the erection of a two storey extension to be positioned within the existing front corner set back of the property. The proposal would align with the front and side building lines of the dwelling and provide a playroom at ground floor with bedroom over. A high level window would be inserted on the south-west side elevation.

Relevant Policies

Surrey Structure Plan 1994 – PE10
Surrey Structure Plan (Deposit Draft) SE4
Waverley Local Plan 2002 – D1 and D4 and D7

Main Planning Issues

The site is located within the developed area of Farnham wherein the principle of extensions is acceptable subject to the impact upon the amenities of neighbouring occupiers and the appearance of the streetscene.

In its design, the proposal would occupy an existing attractive set back in the dwelling’s design. However, the proposal would not overall appear incongruous with the existing house and would satisfactorily enhance the appearance of the streetscene.

The strong concerns of the neighbouring occupier are noted. The principal objection seems to relate to the position of the common boundary line which is clearly disputed. The applicant has been invited to clarify the matter with further information. However, in itself, this is not a planning matter.

The principal test is whether the siting of the extension would cause harm to neighbouring amenity. The extension would align with the existing side wall of the house and would be no closer to No 42 or its boundary than the existing house. Whilst there is a first floor window to the side of No 42 this is to a landing and would be separated by some 5m from the new extension. The proposal would not cause any material loss of outlook or light to this window nor to any habitable rooms within No 42.

It is considered, however, if permission is granted that the side facing window be fitted with obscured glazing to prevent any oblique overlooking of the garden of No 42 or into the landing window.

Finally, the concerns regarding the threat to the laburnum tree are noted. The Tree and Landscape Officer has carefully assessed the situation. However, the officers’ conclusion are that while the Laburnum tree and hedgerow are both likely to suffer root loss to some extent neither has significant public amenity value and the tree does not warrant a Tree Preservation Order.

Conclusions

The concerns of the neighbouring occupier are noted. However, the officers consider that there is no overriding objection to the proposal and that permission should be granted.

Recommendation

That permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:

1. Standard matching materials (4.3)

2. Standard obscured glazing (3.8) *first floor *flank (south-west) elevation

3. Standard no new windows (11.3) *first floor *flank (south-west) elevation

Reasons

1. Standard (RC11)
2. & 3. Standard (RC6) *overlooking of adjoining properties *D1 and D4

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B.4WA03/1437
K Codyre
9.7.03
Erection of extensions and alterations at Tresmeer House, St Cross Road, Farnham
Grid Reference:E: E484204 N: 147234
Town:Farnham
Ward:Waverley
Development Plan:Within developed area – No site specific policies
Highway Authority:No requirements
Drainage Authority:No requirements
Town Council:No objection
Representations:Two letters have been received raising objection of the following grounds:
1. Increase in density of development
      2. Would exacerbate close nature of existing properties
      3. Privacy would be lost as fence would not obscure development
      4. Loss of view
      5. Loss of light
      6. Overshadowing
      7. Inadequate design
      8. First floor extension would be overdominant
      9. Creeping development
      10. No objection to low hipped roof



Relevant History

WA90/1990Outline application for the erection of dwelling and garage
Refused
11.2.91
WA02/310Erection of a two storey extension following demolition of existing garage
Refused 16.5.02

Site Description /Background

Tresmeer is a detached two storey property situated on the west side of St Cross Road just north of its junction with Thorold Road. It has a double garage to its west side.

Planning permission was refused under WA02/310 for the erection of a two storey extension earlier this year. The Council’s concerns in this case were the cramped nature of the development and its detrimental effect upon the impact of neighbouring properties.

The Proposal

The application has 3 components:

1) the erection of a first floor pitched roof extension over the existing link between the house and garage This would provide an extension to an existing bedroom on to an existing bedroom;

2) the conversion of the existing garage to form a playroom with the associated insertion of a window and door to replace the garage door

3) the formation of two new replacement parking spaces in the south-west corner of the plot

Relevant Policies

Surrey Structure Plan 1994 – PE10
Surrey Structure Plan (Deposit Draft) 2002 – SE4
Waverley Local Plan 2002 – D1 and D4

Main Planning Issues

The site lies within the developed area of Farnham wherein extensions can be acceptable in principle. The main planning issues are:

(a) whether the objections to WA02/310 have been overcome;

(b) the impact of the development upon the visual appearance of the area;

(c) the impact upon the amenities of neighbouring occupiers.

In comparison with the previous refusal, the following changes have both made:

(1) The first floor extensions has been reduced from 42.24 sqm to 10.2 sqm;

(2) The first floor is now subordinate in design to the existing housing with a hipped roof:

(3) the first floor extension now projects 2.1m from the building as opposed to 6.7m previously;

(4) at ground floor, a bow window has been omitted;

(5) the ground floor extension is of the same size as previously.

The officers note the improvements that have been made in the current scheme and consider that this is overall a less harmful development. There is no objection to the garage conversion having regard to adequate replacement parking provision being made. However, the continuing concerns of neighbouring occupiers are noted. Officers share those concerns with respect to the close proximity of the first floor addition to the boundary with No 2. This falls short of the recommended separation of 3m within the Council’s SPG on extensions. Moreover, in its design the shallow hipped roof of the extension does not ideally relate to the full gable of the existing 2 storey projection.

Nevertheless, on balance, the officers consider that the proposal would not cause sufficient harm to warrant refusal. This is having regard to the modest overall width of the extension and the relationship of the existing house to the garden of No 2.

Whilst the extension would be closer to properties in Upper South View than the existing house, it would be separated by sufficient distance to their boundaries to avoid causing material harm to amenity. The scheme represents a material improvement over the refused scheme WA02/310.

Finally, due to the discreet position of the extension to the side of the house, it would not cause material harm to the visual appearance of the streetscene.

Recommendation

That permission be granted subject to the following conditions:

1. Standard matching materials (4.3)
:

2. Standard obscured glazing (3.8) *ground floor *rear (north) elevation (playroom window)

3. Standard no new windows (11.3) * first or ground floor wall or roof slope *north facing elevation of the extension or converted garage/playroom

Reason

1. Standard (RC11)
2 & 3 Standard (RC6) *overlooking of adjoining properties *D1 and D4
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B.5WA03/1352
M. Prior (Robina Care)
24.06.03
Erection of detached building to provide ancillary day centre facilities. Melbreck, Tilford Road, Rushmoor, Frensham (as amplified and amended by letter dated 16.9.03)
Grid Reference:E: 487516 N: 141134
Parish:Frensham
Ward:Frensham, Dockenfield and Tilford
Development Plan:MGB, AONB, AGLV
Highway Authority:No requirements
Drainage Authority:No requirements
Parish Council:No objection

Relevant History

WA87/2000Erection of detached building to provide staff accommodation for temporary period
Permitted
Nov 1990
WA89/0049Erection of dwelling to provide staff accommodation
Refused
Dec 1990
WA89/0051Retention of classrooms for use as dayroom facilities for mentally handicapped adults for a temporary period
Permitted
Dec 1990
WA90/1172Erection of first floor extension
Permitted
Nov 1990
WA90/1897Erection of extension for therapy rooms and day rooms
Permitted
Feb 1991
WA91/0453Erection of conservatory
Permitted
May 1991
WA93/1506Use of building to provide day room facilities for mentally handicapped adults for a further temporary period
Permitted
Jan 1994
WA93/1507Use of classrooms to provide day room facilities for mentally handicapped adults for a further temporary period
Permitted
Jan 1994
WA95/1465Extension to provide therapy and day rooms and staff accommodation (renewal of WA90/1897)
Permitted
Jan 1996

Description of Site/Background

Melbreck is a facility owned and run by Robina Care. It provides accommodation and facilities for people with severe learning and physical disabilities. The site is located on the eastern side of Tilford Road, in Rushmoor. The complex comprises the main building, which has been enlarged, together with other ancillary buildings.

The property has been used for this purpose for a number of years. As will be seen from the above history, there have been various approvals for additions and buildings, some of which have been temporary.

The Proposal

Permission is sought to replace a demountable classroom-type building, which was recently destroyed by fire. The proposed building would also be of a demountable construction. It would be located in the same position as the previous building. The site is a cleared area between the main building and the roadside tree screen. The building would be of similar size and appearance to the building it replaces. It would be single storey, measuring 15 metres by 8.4 metres. It would contain a physio room, occupational therapy room and related facilities.

Submissions in Support

The applicants state that the previous building, which had been on site for about 10 years, was unfortunately destroyed by fire in April. They state that it is to provide physiotherapy and occupational therapy treatments for the 26 residents who reside on site. The applicants also state that the reason why the application is for a temporary building is because their insurers require a like for like replacement of the building that was destroyed.

The applicants have also submitted statements from the Home Manager and the Occupational Therapist explaining the need for the replacement facilities.

Relevant Policies Surrey Structure Plan 1994 – Policies PE2, PE7
Surrey Structure Plan (Deposit Draft) 2002 – Policies LO4, SE8
Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 – Policies C1, C3, RD5

Main Planning Issues

The main issues are considered to be:-

Whether the proposal constitutes inappropriate development in the Green Belt and if so, whether there are very special circumstances to justify allowing the proposal as an exception;

Whether the proposed building would have any adverse effect on the character and appearance of the area;

Recommendation

That the application be referred to the Development Control Committee with a recommendation that subject to no objection from the Secretary of State permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:-

Reasons:-


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B.6WA03/1809
St Edmund’s Developments
12.09.03
Erection of three detached houses at 107 Burnt Hill Road, Lower Bourne, Farnham
Grid Reference:E: 484479 N: 144833
Town:Farnham
Ward:Bourne
Development Plan:No requirements
Highway Authority:Not yet available – to be reported orally.
Drainage Authority:No comments received
Town Council:Not yet available – to be reported orally.
Representations:2 letters of objection based on following grounds:-

1. Concern regarding an isolated piece of land at the rear of the site, which adjoins residential properties.
2. If left unattended the land that adjoins the back of the garden will deteriorate or else be subject to a further planning application.
3. Any future development of this area at the rear would cause a serious loss of privacy, overlooking and ruin woodland habitat.
4. Impact on badgers and other wildlife.
5. No justification for replacing the single property on site.
6. The proposed site density is too high.
7. Proposed units are inconsistent with the period character of surrounding properties.

Relevant Planning History

WA03/0670Erection of two pairs of semi-detached dwellings.
Withdrawn 05/06/03

Description of Site/Background

The site is located on the northern side of Burnt Hill Road, approximately 140 metres west of the junction with Frensham Road located on the brow of the hill. The existing property, which occupies the site is a modest two storey detached house. The site has a width of 29 metres and a depth of some 90 metres. The land towards the rear of the site drops away significantly and has a semi-wild and partially wooded appearance.

The Proposal

The agent has submitted an extensive letter in support of the proposal.

Relevant Policies
Main Planning Issues

The main issues are considered to be as follows:-
The impact on the character of the site and its surroundings.
Impact of the proposal on the amenities of neighbouring properties.
Access and parking arrangements.
Nature conservation.

In respect of the first issue, the current proposal has been amended from the previously withdrawn application for a pair of semi-detached houses. Each detached house would have a width of between 6 and 7 metres, house number 3 would have a single storey attached garage sited to the rear of the property. The houses would have a height of 8 metres to the ridge of the pitched roof and 5 metres to the eaves. Each dwelling has a two-storey depth of 15m. The proposed two-storey detached houses are considered to be more in keeping with the bulk and size of properties in Burnt Hill Road. The setting back of the houses in a staggered fashion from the front of the site reduces the houses prominence and impact within the street scene.

In respect of the second issue, each property is a three-bedroom house with a playroom incorporated within the roof area. Policy H4 restricting the size and type of houses does not apply in the current proposal on the basis that the scheme is for only three houses.

House No 1 is sited at first floor level 1.8 metres off the boundary at the front and tapering down to 1 metre at the rear before it steps away from the boundary to 3 metres. The house projects 5 metres beyond the rear building line of the adjoining property but since the house at the rear is sited 3 metres off the boundary and No 105, the neighbouring dwelling, is sited a further 3.5 metres off the boundary, the proposed rearward projection would not have a demonstrable impact on the amenities of the neighbouring occupier. A detached single storey garage currently exists on site sited on the boundary with No 109 this will be demolished as part of this planning application.

Although the proposed new garage to house No. 1 sits on the boundary, the garage is single storey and lines through with the rear building line of No 109, which in itself is sited 5 metres off the boundary.

With regard to the third issue, parking for Houses Nos.1 & 2 is proposed in the form of two garages sited some 11 and 18 metres back from the rear of the houses. An access road to the garages runs between the two houses with space for two additional cars parked in front of the garages. The proposal meets with current car parking requirements.

Although access is from Burnt Hill Road that is a relatively narrow road, which carries a reasonable amount of traffic the proposed houses have been set back from the road and visibility splays have been improved to ensure that access to and from the site can be gained without causing a traffic hazard.

In relation to the fourth issue, the land the area is covered by trees and vegetation with levels that fall away significantly into the site;. The applicants state that this area would be used as garden area for the houses. Should a planning application be submitted for any development in this area it would have to be considered as a separate issue on its planning merits.

Recommendation

That permission be Granted subject to the following conditions:-
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B.7WA03/1583
Mr & Mrs J McNair
31.07.03
Erection of a two storey extension (revision of WA03/0521) at Albury Cottage, Hollybush Lane, Frensham.
Grid Reference:E: 484344 N: 142336
Parish:Frensham
Ward:Frensham, Dockenfield and Tilford
Development Plan:MGB, AGLV - Within a defined settlement area
Highway Authority:No requirements
Drainage Authority:No requirements
Parish Council:

“No material change and comments of 28.3.03 remain the same. Object to this proposal on: loss of parking, loss of light and amenity to neighbouring property. Should this application be approved there would be a potential increase in parking in Hollybush Lane, which is already congested and has severe sight line problems exiting onto Shortfield Common Road”.
Representations:Three letters have been received objecting on the following grounds :-
Inadequate amenity space around the development; proximity of extension to boundary would result in terracing effect with no direct access to rear garden.
Loss of neighbouring amenity; overshadowing of living room and front garden of adjacent property. Material loss of natural light from the south and south-west.
Inadequate parking provision . Conversion of a 2 bedroom property to 4 bedroom may have an affect on parking and traffic safety; a larger property could have additional vehicles associated with the development.



Relevant History

WA03/0521Erection of a two storey extension and a porch.Refused
30.5.03

Description of Site/Background

Albury Cottage is half of a semi-detached property set amongst others of varying age and character. It is situated on the eastern side of Hollybush Lane, a cul-de-sac and unmade road off the north side of Shortfield Common Road.

The Proposal

Planning permission is sought to replace an existing front porch/single storey front extension and car port to the side of the property with a two storey side extension and new front porch. The extension measures 2.3m wide by 7.5m in depth. It is a revision of a previously refused scheme for a two storey side extension.

Submissions in Support

The applicant offers the following points in support of the development.

The proposal would not significantly alter the amount of natural light to the neighbouring garden; the extension is to be set back 0.9m from the front elevation, thus providing greater light to the garden where currently a high fence and car port already exists.
The boundary gap of 0.25m was previously considered to be acceptable in the original application.
The issue of access/parking was also investigated during the original application and was not given as a reason for refusal.
Enhancement visually of the streetscene by a traditional brick and tile extension to replace a dilapidated plastic car port.

Relevant Policies

Surrey Structure Plan 1994 – Policies PE2 and PE7
Surrey Structure Plan (Deposit Draft) 2002 – Policies LO4, SE4 and SE8
Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 – Policies C1, C3, D1, D4, RD1

Main Planning Issues

The main issues are the impact on adjoining neighbours; the impact on the streetscene and the impact upon parking provision.

The site is located within the defined settlement of Frensham wherein the principle of development is acceptable subject to visual and residential amenity considerations. The design of the previously refused extension, WA03/1583, was of concern as it was not subordinate to the dwelling and as such was not consistent with the design guidance in the Council’s SPG. This was particulary important as the adjoining property, Middle Hill Cottage, had been extended with a subordinate extension granted under WA01/0932 and the design would have detracted from the balance of the pair of semi-detached properties.

The current scheme is considered to address the previous concerns. The proposed two storey side extension is subordinate in design with a ridgeline lower than the existing roof and set back from the front building line by a metre. The overall design is subordinate and is a significant improvement on the previous scheme. The proposal is not dissimilar in form and design to the extension granted and implemented at the adjacent semi, Middle Hill Cottage. The proposal would balance the pair of semi-detached properties and is not considered by Officers to have an adverse effect on visual amenity nor be detrimental to the character of the streetscene.

In respect of residential amenity, the neighbouring property to the north, Timberlea, is the property most likely to be affected and the Council notes the concerns of the neighbouring occupier. However, Timberlea is set well back from Albury Cottage, in a line beyond the rear of the application building and at a greater height, hence it is not considered by Officers that the proposed extension would have an overbearing effect. Having regard to the juxtaposition of Albury Cottage with Timberlea, it is considered by officers that 0.25 metre separation distance to boundary would be sufficient in this case as it would not result in a terracing effect and there would be no material impact upon the amenity of neighbouring occupiers.

The proposal would result in the loss of one car parking space, currently the car port. The concerns of the Parish Council and neighbouring occupiers are noted, however, one parking space would remain. The County Highway Authority has confirmed it has no objections and had thoroughly investigated parking issues on the previous application, confirming that adequate space is provided.

Recommendation

That permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:

1. Standard matching materials (4.3)

2. Standard no new windows (11.3) *(wall/roofslope) *(north flank)

Reason

1. Standard (RC11)

2. Standard (RC9) *(its relationship with nearby dwellings) *(D1, D4)
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B.8WA03/1603Retention of existing detached dwelling at Borrowstone, Jumps Road, Churt, Farnham,
Mr & Mrs Mowatt
30/07/2003
Grid Reference:E: 486655N: 139272
Parish :Churt
Ward :Frensham, Dockenfield and Tilford
Development Plan :Green Belt, Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and Area of Great Landscape Value (AGLV), Article 4 Direction - outside defined settlement area
Highway Authority:No Requirements.
Drainage Authority: No Requirements.
Parish Council:No comment.
Representations:Neighbours consulted – No issues/comments received.

Relevant History

WA/2002/0177Erection of a detached garage with ancillary accommodation above.
permitted
06/03/2002
WA2001/1627Erection of a detached double garage.
Permitted
01/10/2001
WA/2001/0670Erection of a detached garage
Permitted
04/06/2001
WA/1999/2135Erection of extensions and alterations
Permitted
13/07/2000

Description of Site/Background
The Proposal

Relevant Policies


Main Planning Issues

RD2A Policy states that replacement dwellings may be acceptable, provided that:

Recommendation

permission be GRANTED.
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B.9WA03/1359Outline application for the erection of a new dwelling at land at Bridlesmeet, Cricket Lane, Lower Bourne, Farnham
S Virgin
01/07/2003
Grid Reference:E: 484965N: 144657
Parish :Farnham
Ward :Farnham Bourne
Development Plan :Within the developed area of Farnham – no site specific policies. Bridleway.
Highway Authority :No requirements.
Drainage Authority: No requirements.
Town Council:No objection
Representations:3 letters have been received raising objection on the following grounds:
• Loss of privacy;
• Overlooking;
• Out of character;
• Increase in traffic

Relevant History

WA77/0214Outline application for the erection of a bungalow and garage on land fronting Dene Lane
Refused
04/04/77
WA79/0461The erection of a bungalow.
Refused
24/04/79
Appeal Dismissed
11/02/80
WA84/0683Outline application for the erection of a chalet bungalow.
Refused
12/06/84
Description of Site/Background
The Proposal

Relevant Policies

• Surrey Structure Plan 1994 - PE10
• Surrey Structure Plan (Deposit Draft) 2002 – Policies SE4
• Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 – Policies D1 and D4.


That permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:

5. Standard fencing (5.1) *one months *first occupation

Reasons

1. To comply with Section 92 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

2. To comply with Section 92 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

3. & 5. In the interest of the amenities of the area, in accordance with Policies D1 and D4 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.

4. In the interests of the long term health of the trees or trees concerned and in order to protect the visual amenities and to accord with Policies D1 and D4 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.
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B.10WA03/1482Outline application for the erection of a detached dwelling at land adjacent to 8 Ball and Wicket Lane, Farnham
M P Andrews
17.07.2003
Grid Reference:E: 484154N: 149132
Parish :Farnham
Ward :Farnham Upper Hale
Development Plan :Within the developed area of Farnham – no site specific policies
Highway Authority :No requirements.
Drainage Authority: No requirements.
Parish Council:No objection.
Representations:3 letters have been received, 2 raising the following points:
1. Loss of privacy;
2. Felling of trees – loss of screening;
      3. The site is too small for a development of this type and would look out of character with the surrounding properties; and
      4. Concern over parking, turning and access to the site.
      1 letter is multi-signatured.

Relevant History

WA01/0786Erection of a two storey extension (No 8).
Permitted
8.6.2001
(Implemented)
WA02/1754Erection of a detached dwelling.
Withdrawn
31.10.2002

Description of Site/Background

The existing dwelling No 8, is a semi-detached house set within a modest sized garden. The proposed site is approximately 0.046 hectares in size and screened by trees and shrubs.

The area is of mixed residential character with a mixture of styles from detached to semi-detached dwellings.

The application site constitutes the northern part of the garden of No 8.

The Proposal

Outline permission is sought for the erection of a new dwelling: it is proposed that all matters be reserved for consideration at the detailed stage. Indicative details have been submitted showing that a rectangular footprint within the centre of the plot could be achieved with access being achieved from the existing access to No 8. The application form states that the development would be two storied with one garage space and one parking space.


Relevant Policies

• Surrey Structure Plan (Deposit Draft) 2002 – Policies SE4
• Surrey Structure Plan 1994 - PE10
• Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 – Policies D1 and D4

Main Planning Issues

The site is located within the developed area of Farnham wherein the principle of new development can be acceptable subject to the impact of the development upon visual and residential amenity.

The main planning issues are the principle of development: the impact on the street scene and impact on the surrounding dwellings.

• The application site does provide an area of open land, which has amenity value. Nevertheless, it is considered that a dwelling on this site would be acceptable having regard to the weight attached to the use of previously developed land.

• In respect of the withdrawn planning application WA/2002/1754 – Erection of a detached dwelling (full planning permission) concern was raised over the siting, the size, the access to the site and the impact upon the amenity of residents at No. 8a Ball and Wicket Lane.

• The County Highway Authority has no objections to the proposal. Whilst the access is indicative, no objection is raised to the principle of the access on to Ball and Wicket Lane or to the generation of traffic of an additional dwelling.

• In respect of impact upon the visual amenity of the area, it is noted that no trees are to be felled thus retaining the existing fence, hedge and trees on the north boundary. The sycamore tree at the front of the site and the birch on northern boundary are not considered worthy of a TPO but have presence and if retained would help screen the potential development. The separation distances to the adjoining properties are satisfactory in principle and with the combination of the existing boundary trees/hedges, there should, in principle, be no material overlooking, loss of privacy or detrimental impact on the street scene.

Conclusions

Overall the proposal for outline planning permission is considered acceptable with conditions and would not cause a detrimental impact on the surroundings or the street scene and is in context with the relevant planning policies.


Recommendation

That permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:-

1. Approval of the details of the siting, design and external appearance of the building means of access thereto and the landscaping of the site (hereinafter called "the reserved matters") shall be obtained from the Local Planning Authority in writing before development is commenced and shall be carried out as approved.

2. (a) Application for approval of reserved matters shall be made to the Local Planning Authority before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

(b) The development hereby permitted shall be begun either before the expiration of five years from the date of this permission, or before the expiration of two years from the date of approval of the last of the reserved matters to be approved, whichever is the later.

3. No development shall take place until samples of the materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the development hereby permitted have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.

4. Prior to commencement of any works on site, a detailed tree survey (species, locations and condition) and schedule accurately showing all trees to be retained and giving details of any tree removal and surgery required, shall be submitted to and approved by the Local Authority in writing. No retained tree shall be cut down, uprooted or destroyed nor shall any retained tree be topped or lopped other than in accordance with the approved plans and particulars, without the written approval of the Local Planning Authority. If any retained tree is removed, uprooted or destroyed or dies, another tree shall be planted at the same place and that tree shall be of such size and species, and shall be planted at such time, as may be specified in writing by the local Planning Authority.

5. Standard fencing (5.1) *(1 month) *(first occupation)

1. To comply with Section 92 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

2. To comply with Section 92 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

3. In the interest of the amenities of the area, in accordance with Policies D1 and D4 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.

4.& 5. In the interests of the visual amenities of the area and to accord with Policies D1, D4 and C7 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.

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B.11WA03/1596Erection of extensions and alterations to existing garage to provide an annexe of 2 units of ancillary accommodation together with the erection of a detached double garage at Lane End, 5 Monkshanger, Farnham, (as amplified by letters dated 12.9.03, 18.9.03 and 26.9.03)
Mr & Mrs J Martin
30.07.2003
Grid Reference:E: 485430N: 146916
Parish :Farnham
Ward :Farnham Moor Park
Development Plan :Part of the site (existing dwelling and garage) is within the ‘developed’ area of Farnham and subject to no planning constraints. The northern boundary is located with in the Countryside beyond the Green Belt, an Area of Great Landscape Value and an area subject to a TPO.
Highway Authority :No requirements.
Drainage Authority: No requirements.
Parish Council:We understand and are sympathetic to the reasons for these proposals but we have some concern about the intensive development of the site and effect on the surrounding area.
Representations:4 letters of objection raising the following points:
• Relocation of double garage within the Green Belt and AGLV and it’s impact,
• Double garage located in front of the building line and garage doors open on the road,
• Overshadowing and loss of light caused by the proposed garage to neighbouring properties,
• Impact on street scene of double garage,
• Increase in traffic movements from annex,
• Increase in run off – drainage problems,
• Over development,
• Tree loss, and
• Impact on private road.
2 letters of support from the neighbouring property No. 6 Monkshanger.
Relevant History

WA/1991/0153 Erection of a detached garage.
Full Permission
02/05/1991
WA/1989/0331Erection of a two storey extension
Full Permission
25/05/1989

Description of Site/Background

Lane End is located at the end of Monkshanger and set within the ‘developed’ area of Farnham and subject to no planning constraints. It is noted the northern boundary is located within the Countryside beyond the Green Belt, an Area of Great Landscape Value and an area subject to a TPO.

The property is a large five bedroom detached house with detached double garage with room above set within a 0.9 hectare site.

The Proposal

The proposal is for the erection of extensions and alterations to the existing garage to provide an annexe of 2 units of ancillary accommodation together with the erection of a detached garage. The self-contained detached living unit (Annexe) with living; sleeping and therapy space is for the owner’s disabled son and his helper. This will be located on the southern boundary next to the existing dwelling. The existing garage is proposed to be extended lengthways, cutting back into the site by 8.7 metres to 16.4 metres in length and raising the height of the roof by 1.2 metres to 6.5 metres high. The existing double garage will be replaced with a bay window and a window at first floor level in the West elevation. In the South elevation there are two opening serving ground floor and first floor bathrooms. The inclusion of three dormer windows and two velux windows at first floor level and French windows and two access points at ground level in the North elevation. The East elevation will have French windows on ground floor and a small balcony at first floor level. All materials are to match the existing dwelling.

The proposed double garage is proposed to be located on the north-west corner of the site, immediately off the existing gateway with materials to match.

Submissions in Support

The owners of Lane End have a disabled son who has lived in the care of their family for 22 years. It is now their wish to continue to be there for their son, but also to provide him with his own independence. Surrey County Council Services confirms he is ready to do this and encourages the suggestion of the son’s independence. The applicant’s agent has also submitted statements in support of the proposals.

Relevant Policies

• Surrey Structure Plan 1994 - PE10
• Surrey Structure Plan (Deposit Draft) 2002 – Policies SE4
• Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 – Policies D1 and D4

It is noted the northern boundary is located within the Countryside beyond the Green Belt, an Area of Great Landscape Value and an area subject to a TPO order. None of the proposed development falls within this area.

Main Planning Issues

Conclusions
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15TH OCTOBER 2003

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/2003/0054
A Buckley
Application for works to tree the subject of Tree Preservation Order 26/00.
The Cedars, Shortheath Road, Farnham.
TPO Refusal
TM/2003/0055
Mr & Mrs S M Clempson
Consent to fell 3 cedar trees the subject of Tree Preservation Order 4/99.
Pollastor, 4 Longhope Drive, Farnham.
TPO Refusal
WA/2002/2357
J Faulkner
Application for Listed Building Consent for internal and external alterations (as amplified by letter and plans dated 4/6/03).
Pitfield Cottage, Wrecclesham Road, Wrecclesham, Farnham.
Listed Blg Refusal
WA/2003/0126
Eclipse Properties Ltd
Erection of a new attached dwelling following demolition of existing outbuilding (as amended by plan received 11/7/03).
21 Guildford Road, Farnham.
Refused
WA/2003/0549
Mr & Mrs Collins
Erection of a detached garage and a conservatory (as amended by letter dated 4/7/03 and plans received 7/7/03).
7, Shortheath Road, Farnham.
Full Permission
WA/2003/0690
Mr & Mrs J M Austin
Erection of extensions and alterations.
Bramble Cottage, West End Lane, Frensham, Farnham.
Withdrawn
WA/2003/0814
Mr & Mrs P Crenigan
Erection of extensions and alterations.
26, Crooksbury Road, Farnham.
Full Permission
WA/2003/1150
R & R Parratt
Erection of a single storey link extension.
Weathercocks, Long Garden Walk, Farnham.
Full Permission
WA/2003/1209
C Miller
Erection of a single storey extension and alterations to elevations (revision of WA02/2105) (as amended by letter dated 4/8/03 and plans reveived 4/8/03).
Echo Barn Cottage, Echo Barn Lane, Wrecclesham, Farnham.
Full Permission
WA/2003/1239
Mr & Mrs Chapman
Application for a Certificate of Lawfulness under Section 192 for the proposed erection of a detached garage.
Hope Cottage, Heath Lane, Farnham.
Cert of Lawfulness Granted
WA/2003/1255
Mr & Mrs Upfold
Erection of extensions and alterations (as amplified by letter dated 8/7/03).
34 Middle Bourne Lane, Lower Bourne, Farnham.
Refused
WA/2003/1257
Mr & Mrs J Yeo
Erection of a single storey extension.
122 Burnt Hill Road, Lower Bourne, Farnham.
Full Permission
WA/2003/1306
New Ashgate Gallery Trust Ltd
Alterations to elevations.
New Ashgate Gallery, Wagon Yard, Lower Church Lane, Farnham.
Full Permission
WA/2003/1307
New Ashgate Gallery Trust Ltd
Application for Listed Building Consent for internal and external alterations.
New Ashgate Gallery, Wagon Yard, Lower Church Lane, Farnham.
Listed Blg Consent Granted
WA/2003/1314
M J Gilbert
Erection of extensions, including provision of 2 dormer windows (as clarified by letter dated 20/8/03).
2 Orchard Cottages, Tilford Road, Churt, Farnham.
Full Permission
WA/2003/1333
Mr J Corke
Application for Listed Building Consent for internal alterations.
8a West Street, Farnham.
Listed Blg Consent Granted
WA/2003/1336
Mr & Mrs Mcternan
Erection of a conservatory.
10a Austins Cottages, Potters Gate, Farnham.
Full Permission
WA/2003/1341
Mr & Mrs J Evans
Retention of a conservatory.
The Manor House, Waverley Lane, Farnham.
Full Permission
WA/2003/1342
Mr & Mrs J Evans
Application for Listed Building Consent for the retention of a conservatory.
The Manor House, Waverley Lane, Farnham.
Listed Blg Consent Granted
WA/2003/1350
J Gee
Use of land for private equestrian use and construction of a sand school.
Land At The Hatch, Churt Road, Churt, Farnham.
Full Permission
WA/2003/1355
Mr & Mrs G Colbran
Erection of a single storey extension.
69, Aveley Lane, Farnham.
Full Permission
WA/2003/1356
Mr & Mrs D Lloydlangston
Construction of a dormer window.
7 Fernhill Close, Farnham.
Full Permission
WA/2003/1358
Mr & Mrs R K Stubberfield
Erection of a single storey extension.
Wynterburne, Dene Lane, Lower Bourne, Farnham.
Full Permission
WA/2003/1360
Mr & Mrs Baldock
Erection of a two storey extension.
Muddy Boots, Carlisle Road, Tilford, Farnham.
Refused
WA/2003/1364
Mr & Mrs A Davidson
Erection of extensions and alterations.
The White House, 27 Lynch Road, Farnham.
Full Permission
WA/2003/1366
Mr & Mrs R Cox
Erection of an extension and alterations together with the erection of a replacement garage (as amplified by letter dated 15/8/03).
The Spinney, Moons Hill, Frensham, Farnham.
Full Permission
WA/2003/1367
M F Clements
The Farnham Trust
Removal of Condition 1 of WA92/1343 to allow the flat to be occupied other than as ancillary to the Pottery.
The Flat, Farnham Pottery, Pottery Lane, Wrecclesham, Farnham.
Full Permission
WA/2003/1370
Mr & Mrs L Walker
Erection of extensions and alterations (revision of WA03/0015).
30, North Avenue, Farnham.
Full Permission
WA/2003/1374
Mr & Mrs Wheate
Erection of extensions and alterations (as amended by letter dated 06/08/03 and plans received 07/08/03).
Questing, Botany Hill, Farnham.
Full Permission
WA/2003/1375
Mr & Mrs S Kay
Erection of a conservatory.
37 Willow Way, Farnham.
Full Permission
WA/2003/1376
D Cook
Erection of a single storey extension.
103 Weybourne Road, Farnham.
Full Permission
WA/2003/1377
M Conoley
Erection of a first floor extension and alterations including the construction of dormer windows.
82 Crooksbury Road, Farnham.
Full Permission
WA/2003/1386
P S Dixon
Erection of a two storey extension and a replacement porch.
1 Arthur Close, Farnham.
Full Permission
WA/2003/1392
S Jouff
Erection of extensions.
122, Weybourne Road, Farnham.
Refused
WA/2003/1393
N Paton
Erection of a two storey extension and alterations.
Quernsmuir Cottage, 19 Sands Road, Farnham.
Full Permission
WA/2003/1399
Mr & Mrs Berns
Erection of a conservatory.
57 Broomleaf Road, Farnham.
Full Permission
WA/2003/1400
G Gunston
Outline application for the erection of a new dwelling and garage.
Land Adjacent To Roseberry House, Churt Road, Churt, Farnham.
Refused
WA/2003/1401
S Mason
Construction of a manege.
1 Dockenfield Farm Cottages, Pitt Lane, Dockenfield, Farnham.
Full Permission
WA/2003/1404
Mr Al-Azzawi
Application for a Certificate of Lawfulness under section 192 for the formation of a room in roof space with roof lights.
33, Clare Mead, Rowledge, Farnham.
Certificate of Lawfulness Granted
WA/2003/1409
Sainsburys Bank Plc
Application for consent to display non-illuminated signs (as amended by letter dated 14/08/03 and plans receivd 15/08/03).
J Sainsbury Plc, Water Lane, Farnham.
Advertisement Consent
WA/2003/1413
Mr W H Marshall
Erection of a two storey extension and a detached garage (renewal of WA98/0819).
11 Hill View Road, Farnham.
Full Permission
WA/2003/1427
Mr B Foster
Erection of a replacement double garage.
Tudors, 77a Middle Bourne Lane, Lower Bourne, Farnham.
Full Permission
WA/2003/1432
I Cassidy
Erection of a double garage/store following demolition of existing garage (as amplified by letter dated 8/9/03 and plan received 28/7/03).
The Point, Crosswater Lane, Churt, Farnham.
Full Permission
WA/2003/1436
Mr & Mrs Clark
Erection of a conservatory.
16, Vale Close, Lower Bourne, Farnham.
Full Permission
WA/2003/1438
Mr & Mrs D Wheatley
Erection of extensions and alterations (revision of WA02/1396).
15 Lancaster Avenue, Farnham.
Full Permission
WA/2003/1456
Mr & Mrs A Dewar
Erection of extensions, alterations and provision of an additional vehicular access.
55, Ridgeway Road, Farnham.
Full Permission
WA/2003/1458
M J Cooper
Erection of extensions following demolition of existing extension (revision of WA02/1262).
19, Bridgefield, Farnham.
Full Permission
WA/2003/1461
The Governors
Erection of a single storey extension to provide 3 new classrooms together with a two storey extension to provide a library (as amplified by letter dated 28/8/03).
Barfield School, Guildford Road, Runfold, Farnham.
Full Permission
WA/2003/1468
Mr & Mrs C Brownsword
Erection of a single storey extension.
48 North Avenue, Farnham.
Full Permission
WA/2003/1504
Mr & Mrs M A Tettenborn
Erection of an extension and alterations.
93a Shortheath Road, Farnham.
Full Permission
WA/2003/1508
A Patel
Installation of a new shop front (revision of WA03/1053).
77, West Street, Farnham.
Full Permission
WA/2003/1509
A Patel
Application for Listed Building Consent for the installation of a new shop front.
77, West Street, Farnham.
Full Permission
WA/2003/1513
Mr Dudley
Erection of a two storey extension following demolition of part of existing garage.
6, Oast House Crescent, Farnham.
Withdrawn
WA/2003/1525
Mr & Mrs Blacknell
Erection of a single storey extension.
2 Waverley Lane, Farnham.
Full Permission
WA/2003/1532
K Brown
Erection of a building and use of land for a private day nursery together with associated works.
Land At Weydon County Secondary School, Weydon Lane, Farnham.
Full Permission
WA/2003/1540
D Hutley
Erection of a conservatory.
Hadley House, 32a, St Johns Road, Farnham.
Full Permission
WA/2003/1541
Mr & Mrs P Barrington
Erection of a single storey extension and a detached garage.
6 Boundstone Road, Wrecclesham, Farnham.
Full Permission
WA/2003/1569
Mr & Mrs A Bunton
Erection of a single storey extensions.
3, Bethel Close, Farnham.
Full Permission
WA/2003/1570
Mr & Mrs B O'keefe
Erection of a new dwelling and associated garage.
Land At 2, Orchard Close, Badshot Lea, Farnham.
Refused
WA/2003/1575
Mr & Mrs A R Donnachie
Continued use of former farm building as home office & storage.
The Old Barn, Upper Street Farm, Tilford Street, Tilford, Farnham.
Full Permission
WA/2003/1577
J Dane
Erection of a single storey extension and construction of a dormer window (revision of WA02/1623).
10, Little Austins Road, Farnham.
Full Permission
WA/2003/1587
George Gale And Company
Installation of pumping station and connection to main sewer along the Guildford Road.
The Princess Royal, Guildford Road, Farnham.
Full Permission
WA/2003/1610
Mr & Mrs Curtis
Erection of two detached garages/stores.
20, Gong Hill Drive, Lower Bourne, Farnham.
Refused
WA/2003/1647
Mr & Mrs P Williams
Loft conversion: construction of dormer windows.
17, Middle Bourne Lane, Farnham.
Full Permission
comms/west/023