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Meeting of the Central Area Development Control Sub Committee held on 22/09/2004

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Date: 13th September 2004

To: All Members and Substitute
Members of the CENTRAL AREA
Members for Information)

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

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


TIME: 7.00 P.M.

The Agenda for the meeting is set out below.

Yours faithfully


Chief Executive

Members are asked to note that, in accordance with the new public speaking scheme, the public and appropriate Parish/Town Councils will have the opportunity to speak at the meeting. Please refer to the Index of Applications, which indicates items eligible for public speaking.

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


To confirm the Minutes of the Meeting held on 25th August 2004 (to be laid on the table half an hour before the meeting).


To receive apologies for absence and to report any substitutions.


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.



In the event of site inspections being necessary as a result of consideration of the applications before this meeting, these will be held on Thursday, 30th September 2004 at 8.30 a.m.


To consider the reports at Schedules A, B and C attached. Plans and letters of representation etc will be available for inspection before the meeting.


7.1 Appeals Lodged

The Council has received notice of the following appeals:-

WA04/0771Erection of a new dwelling on site of previous workshop/store at Old Forest Stores, Portsmouth Road, Milford
WA03/0585Change of use from mixed C2/D1 residential and non-residential training use to mixed C1/D1 hotel non-residential training use at The Manor House, Huxley Close, Godalming
WA04/0796Erection of a new dwelling with access off Petworth Road at Tansey Cottage, Petworth Road, Witley
WA04/0797Formation of vehicular access to/from Petworth Road with on-site turning at Tansy Cottage, Petworth Road, Witley
WA04/1261 and WA04/1262Erection of extensions and alterations (WA04/1261). Erection of gates at the main and lodge entrances with ancillary piers, walls and fences (WA04/1262) at Hambledon Coach House, Vann Lane, Hambledon

Background Papers

Notification received 16th, 20th and 24th August and 3rd September 2004.

7.2 Appeal Decisions

WA03/2390A replacement garden shed at 11A Long Gore, Farncombe, Godalming
WA03/1833Erection of a mezzanine floor, changes to the front fašade and re-roofing of rear lean-to to enable change of use from auction rooms to A3 at 8 Queen Street, Godalming
WA03/2665Erection of building to provide 10 flats (8 No. 1 bed and 2 No. 2 beds) following the demolition of the existing dwellinghouses at 8 & 10 Shackstead Lane, Godalming.

Background Papers

Inspectorate decisions made 17th, 24th and 31st August 2004 respectively.

7.3 Inquiry Arrangements

21st/22nd September 2004
Council Chamber
(Public Inquiry)
Outline application for the erection of 49 one, two and three bedroomed dwellings and construction of associated access road, parking and footpath areas at Godalming College, Tuesley Lane, Godalming (WA02/1398)
30th September 2004
Committee Room 1
(Informal Hearing)
Retention of parking area, retaining walls and terracing at 2 The Hatch, Highfield Lane, Thursley (WA03/2193)
18th November 2004
Committee Room 2
(Informal Hearing)
Provision of a Velux roof terrace system and a roof light at Flat 23, Surrey Cloisters, Kings Road, Farncombe, Godalming (WA04/0103)

30th November 2004
Council Chamber
(Public Inquiry)
Erection of a pair of semi-detached dwellings at 22 Catteshall Lane, Godalming (WA03/1652)

Background Papers (CEx)

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


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

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

To secure cessation of the use of the land for the stationing of residential caravans and as a contractor’s depot. Further Notices served relating to the barn, mobile home, playhouse and other matters. Appeals dismissed. Notice varied to allow retention of barn. Time for compliance expired 16.07.00 for most things. Offer of Council accommodation refused. Further PCN served. Officers visited the site on 13.05.03. Compliance not achieved. Letter sent to owner’s agent identifying breaches dated 22.05.03. Further offer of Council accommodation refused. Prosecution to follow.

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

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

To secure:

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

Appeal against timber building dismissed. Enforcement Notice upheld. Compliance date 06.02.03 (1 year).

(b) The cessation of the use of the additional haulage area, removal of the hard standing and restoration of the land to grass.

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

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

Appeal allowed in respect of change of use of the site to a use by six lorries and two trailers.

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

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

(e) 45 Birch Road, Farncombe (12.12.01)

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

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

To secure the removal of a boundary fence erected in place of wall. Condition 3 of application WA01/0693 indicated that, in respect of the southern boundary of the site adjacent to Back Lane, the existing brick wall to be repaired and rebuilt. Retrospective application (WA02/0447) for the retention of the fence refused 01.05.02. New owners of property being requested to remove fence once complied with terms of original condition. Letter sent requesting removal of boundary fence. An extension granted to the current owner to arrange for the removal of the fence. Response due no later than beginning of March 2004. Meeting held with owners’ architect and new application for modified development is expected. Reminder letter sent.

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

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

(h) 49 Minster Road, Godalming (17.09.03)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Consent refused for retention of non-illuminated signs. Letter sent 01.06.04 requesting removal.

Background Papers (CEX)

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


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


That, pursuant to Procedure Rule 20 and in accordance with Section 1004(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the public were present during the items, there would be disclosure to them of exempt information (as defined by Section 1001 of the Act) of the description specified in Paragraph 12 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, 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).


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

For further information or assistance, please telephone Jean Radley,
Senior Committee Secretary, on extension 3400 or 01483 523400

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