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Meeting of the Central Area Development Control Sub Committee held on 13/07/2005
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Date: 4th July 2005





To: All Members and Substitute
Members of the CENTRAL AREA
DEVELOPMENT CONTROL
SUB-COMMITTEE (Other
Members for Information)
Membership of Central Area Development Control Sub-Committee
Mrs P N Mitchell (Chairman)
Mr A Rayner (Vice-Chairman)
Mrs E Cable
Mr M A Edgington
Mr R J Gates
Mr B Grainger-Jones
Mr P S Rivers
Mr J R Sandy
Mr A E B Taylor-Smith
Mr R C Terry
Vacancy
Substitute Members
Liberal DemocratConservative
Dr J F A BlowersMr M W Byham
Mr P HaveronMr K Webster
Mrs J R Keen
Mrs J A Slyfield

Dear Sir/Madam

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

DATE: WEDNESDAY, 13TH JULY 2005

TIME: 7.00 P.M.

The Agenda for the meeting is set out below.

Yours faithfully

CHRISTINE L POINTER

Chief Executive

NOTE FOR MEMBERS

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

1. MINUTES

To confirm the Minutes of the Meeting held on 8th June 2005 (to be laid on the table half an hour before the meeting).

2. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTIONS

To receive apologies for absence and to report any substitutions.

3. DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS

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

4. QUESTIONS BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

5. Site inspections arising from this meeting

In the event of site inspections being necessary as a result of consideration of the applications before this meeting, they will be held on Thursday, 21st July 2005 at 8.30 a.m.

6. APPLICATIONS FOR PLANNING PERMISSION

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

7. PLANNING APPEALS

7.1 Appeals Lodged

The Council has received notice of the following appeal:-

WA04/2721Alterations and extensions to roof of existing bungalow to provide chalet bungalow at Evergreen, Hookley Lane, Elstead

Background Papers (DoP&D)

Notification received 10th June 2005.


7.2 Appeal Decisions

WA04/2294Proposed demolition of existing house and the building of two pairs of semi-detached two and three bed houses with private gardens to the rear and car parking in the front at Hazelwood, Hookley Lane, Elstead
(ALLOWED)
WA04/1494Proposed construction of a new vehicular access track and car park at Charterhouse, Hurtmore Road, Godalming
(DISMISSED)
WA04/0218Proposed livestock building at Rosewood, Haslemere, Brook
(ALLOWED)
WA04/1938Proposal was to form three new vehicular crossovers on to highway to access Nos 10 and 12 and form a new vehicular parking area to front of No 10 and access steps with perimeter wall at Nos 10 and 12 Charterhouse Road, Godalming
(DISMISSED)
WA04/0374Proposed erection of three dwellings and associated works on land to the rear of 48-58 Church Road, Milford
(DISMISSED)
WA04/1381Proposed erection of ten dwellings for essential workers with access off Ockfields on land to the rear of 48-59 Church Road, Milford
(DISMISSED)

7.3 Inquiry Arrangements

9th August 2005
Council Chamber
(Public Inquiry)
Erection of extensions and alterations (WA04/1261) and erection of gates at the main and lodge entrances with ancillary piers, walls and fences at Hambledon Coach House, Vann Lane, Hambledon (WA04/1262)
14th September 2005
Committee Room 2
(Informal Hearing)
Erection of a new dwelling on site of previous workshop/store at Old Forest Stores, Portsmouth Road, Milford (WA04/0771)
4th October 2005
Baptist Church
(Public Inquiry)
Erection of extensions (Revision of WA03/1963) at 4 Parkfield, Godalming, Surrey (WA04/1102)
4th-7th October 2005
Council Chamber
(Public Inquiry)
Enforcement Notices on Tuesley Farm, Tuesley Lane, Godalming (EN/04/008&9)

6th October 2005
CAB Room
(Informal Hearing)
Enforcement Notice on 2 The Hatch, The Street, Thursley (EN/04/023)
29th November 2005
Council Chamber
(Public Inquiry - 2 days)
Erection of 10 dwellings with associated garages and parking following demolition of existing dwelling at Merriewood, Beacon View Road, Elstead (WA04/0477)

Background Papers (CEx)

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

8. ENFORCEMENT ACTION - CURRENT SITUATION

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

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

To secure cessation of the use of the land for the stationing of residential caravans and as a contractor’s depot. Further Notices served relating to the barn, mobile home, playhouse and other matters. Appeals dismissed. Notice varied to allow retention of barn. Time for compliance expired 16.07.00 for most things. Offer of Council accommodation refused. Further PCN served. Officers visited the site on 13.05.03. Compliance not achieved. Letter sent to owner’s agent identifying breaches dated 22.05.03. Further offer of Council accommodation refused. Prosecution to follow. Further site visit by Officers on 5.11.04, non-compliance with notice. Further correspondence with agent regarding continuing breach of Enforcement Notice. Application WA05/0991 rural industry worker’s dwelling was refused on 29.6.95.

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

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

To secure:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(e) 45 Birch Road, Farncombe (12.12.01)

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

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

To secure the removal of a boundary fence erected in place of wall. Condition 3 of application WA01/0693 indicated that, in respect of the southern boundary of the site adjacent to Back Lane, the existing brick wall to be repaired and rebuilt. Retrospective application (WA02/0447) for the retention of the fence refused 01.05.02. New owners of property have been requested to remove fence to comply with terms of original condition. Letter sent requesting removal of boundary fence. New application for modified development is expected. Application not received by 5.11.04. Final warning given to the owners' solicitor. Response from owners is that an application will be submitted. No application received. Enforcement action authorised.

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

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

(h) 49 Minster Road, Godalming (17.09.03)

Detached garage not built according to approved plan (WA99/0162). PCN served 10.07.03. Reply received 14.07.03. Committee resolved to take enforcement action 17.09.03. Enforcement Notice served 10.12.03. Appeal dismissed. Date for compliance 14.01.05. Inspection carried out. Notice not complied with. Draft witness statements have been completed.

(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. Notice not complied with. Agent instructed to prosecute 06.04.05.

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

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

Enforcement action authorised to secure removal of polytunnels, fences/windbreaks, mobile homes and associated engineering works. Enforcement Notice served on 29.07.04. Appeal lodged. Inquiry will continue in October. Site visit planned for late July.

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

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

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

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

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

To secure removal of parking area, retaining walls and terraces and restoration of contours of land (following dismissal of appeal against refusal of retrospective permission WA03/2193). Enforcement Notice served. Appeal lodged. New application under consideration.


(o) 30 Coopers Rise, Godalming (27.09.04)

Retrospective planning permission refused (WA03/2315) and appeal dismissed for retention of dormer window. Whilst the inspector refused planning permission for the dormer window this was on an administration matter due to the inconsistency between the plans and the dormer window that had been built. However, the Inspector commented that in his view the dormer window constructed on site was not harmful to the amenity of the area. In these circumstances it is not expedient to enforce against the dormer and it is recommended that no further action be taken.

(p) 16 West Hill, Elstead (04.03.04)

Retrospective planning permission refused (WA02/2649) for existing garage. Letter sent 02.12.04 requesting that the garage be altered to comply with scheme permitted under WA02/1650. Amended plans received.

Background Papers (CEX)

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

9. EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

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

Recommendation

That, pursuant to Procedure Rule 20 and in accordance with Section 1004(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items on the grounds that it is likely, in view of 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 the following paragraphs 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). (Paragraph 12)


Item 11

10. LEGAL ADVICE

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

11. LAND AT GEORGE ELIOT CLOSE, WITLEY
[Wards Affected: Witley and Hambledon]

To consider the report attached at (Exempt) Appendix A.


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

comms/central/2005-06/016

CENTRAL 8

SCHEDULE “A” TO THE AGENDA FOR THE
CENTRAL AREA DEVELOPMENT CONTROL SUB-COMMITTEE
13TH JULY 2005

Applications subject to public speaking

Relevant History

HM/R 3072Alterations and additions to farm building
Approved conditions
6.1.48
HM/R 3571Cow shed and fodder store
Approved
20.1.49
HM/R 22244Retention of 11 stables
Approved conditions
12.12.73
WA77/0627Rebuilding of barn destroyed by fire with provision for farm workers self-contained living accommodation on the first floor
Full permission
27.7.77
WA/2003/0516Application for a Certificate of Lawfulness under Section 191 for the existing use of the Stud Flat without compliance with agricultural occupancy conditions
Granted
27.10.03
WA/2003/0900Application for Certificate of Lawfulness under Section 191 for the existing use of stables, associated buildings and land
Withdrawn
7.1.04
WA/2003/1547Use of land for equestrian purposes following demolition of existing redundant building; construction of riding arena
Refused
24.3.04
WA/2004/2335Application for Certificate of Lawfulness under Section 191 for the use of stables, buildings and land for the commercial stabling of horses
Withdrawn
23.2.05
WA/2004/2374Retention of outdoor riding arena and associated works
Full permission
16.12.04

Description of Site/Background

Upper House Farm comprises of a detached two-storey Grade II listed property. To the east of the dwelling are a number former farm buildings along with stabling, a self contained flat various field shelters and dressage sand school. The site is accessed from Church Road, a single-track tarmac road. Upper House Farm is sited in an elevated position with the land sloping from north to south.

The site has a lengthy planning history and has recently been sold, in 2003. The site plan submitted with this application provides a clear picture of the buildings on site, Appendix 2:-

1. Buildings A and B appear to have been permitted prior to 1948.

2. Building D was permitted through WA/1976/0773 and an amended version of the same application, which was implemented WA/1977/0627. This first floor flat was subject to an agricultural occupancy condition (Condition 1 of WA/1977/0627), see point 7.

3. Building E is a permitted bullpen, while Building H provided a permitted cow shed (ref HM/R 3571).

4. Buildings F, G and H were granted permission for retention of stables ref HM/R 22244 for the erection of 11 stables.

5. More recently two applications for certificates of lawfulness have been refused and withdrawn, respectively, relating to the use of land for commercial equestrian use (ref WA/2003/0900 and WA/2004/2335).

6. Planning permission was granted for the retention of a riding arena/sand school and associated works following the removal of an Atcot barn, ref WA/2004/2374.

7. An application for a certificate of lawfulness for the existing use of the Stud Flat without compliance with the agricultural occupancy condition was granted, ref WA/2003/0516. In this application a statutory declaration submitted by the daughter of the late owner, Mrs Cecilie Williams stated that the Stud Flat had been occupied by Anne Bryan who was employed by Mrs Williams in connection with the stud business conducted on the site known as Cocum Stud.

8. Permission was granted for the retrospective removal of the former barn building and works to form a dressage sand school on the site to the immediate east of Building, ref WA/20042374.

9. There is no planning history for Building I. But this is used for stabling of horses, and appears to have been used as such for some time.

All the other buildings on site would appear to have planning permission. The issue remains that of compliance with conditions restricting use to private equestrian use as opposed to commercial equestrian activity placed upon Buildings F, G and H along with use of Building I for stabling and the remainder of the site for 14 horses.

The Proposal

Continued use of stables, ancillary buildings and land for training of horses for equestrian competitions, including serviced livery.

Submissions in Support

The applicant’s agent provides the following in support of the application:-

1. The extent of the site does not include Upper House Farm dwelling but includes various building and outdoor arena with land extending to some 37 hectares.

2. The facility at Upper House Farm has been used for commercial equestrian purposes for the last 30 years as acknowledged by the Council, the Council’s agricultural consultant and the applicant’s agricultural consultant, David Campion.

3. Clearly the issue of vehicular movements to and from the site is a principle consideration.

4. There are a maximum of 20 horses stabled at Upper House. As part of the operation there is a commercial livery for those horses not owned by Mr Gould. There is no ‘DIY’ livery while the horses not owned by Mr Gould are cared for by employed grooms, thus reducing vehicular movements/visits.

5. Mr Gould does give private lessons to individuals who visit the farm. These are no more than one hour a day and are de minimis to the primary use of the stables for training of horses for international competition.

6. Vehicular movements are limited to an average of 14 vehicles per day, or 2 per hour. This level of movements is not considered to result in any impact on neighbours amenity or surrounding countryside. There is no intention to increase these movements, as the level of activity is the same as seen over the past two years.

7. Application accords with PPS7. It is noted that ‘small scale’ is defined by ten horses within this statement. However 11 of the stables were permitted in 1973 with additional stables added since this date, the operation at Upper House has always exceeded the definition of ‘small scale’. It is also contended that the site has been run on a commercial basis for the last 30 years.

8. The proposal accords with all relevant criteria within RD14, C1, C3 and D1.


Relevant Policies

Policies LO4, SE8, SE5 and SE4 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004
Policies C1, C3, RD14, HE8, D1 and D4 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002

Main Planning Issues

The main planning issues are considered to be the following:-

1. Compliance with Green Belt Policy C1
2. Compliance with Re-Use and Adaptation of buildings within the rural area, Policy RD7
3. Compliance with Policy RD14, Commercial Horse-Keeping
4. Impact upon the landscape, Policy C3
5. Impact upon residential amenity.

1. Compliance with Green Belt Policy C1

There is a presumption against inappropriate development within the Green Belt unless very special circumstances exist. In all circumstances any development that would materially detract from the openness of the Green Belt will not be permitted. The proposal is for the use of land and buildings for commercial equestrian purposes. This is essentially an issue of re-use and adaptation of buildings within the rural area. Policy C1 provides forms of development that are capable of being appropriate within the Green Belt; (e) re-use of rural buildings in accordance with Policy RD7 is one such form of development, subject to compliance with other relevant policies within the Local Plan. Providing the proposal complies with all other relevant policies in the Local Plan there would be no conflict with Green Belt policy.

2. Compliance with Re-Use and Adaptation of buildings within the rural area, Policy RD7

The proposal does not involve the construction of new buildings but the re-use, for commercial equestrian purposes, of the existing ones. The proposal is considered to comply with Policy RD7 (a) in that the buildings are capable of retention and re-use without substantial reconstruction or enlargement and the proposed use would not detract from the appearance and character of the existing buildings.

The buildings to be retained are in keeping with the surrounding and would not detract from the character or appearance of the area by reason of form, bulk or general design, (b)

When considering (c) clearly the Parish Council and neighbour objectors disagree with the supporting statement of the applicant and consider that the proposed development will introduce an activity, which will adversely affect the character or amenities of the area. This issue is linked to both points (f) and (g) of Policy RD7. (f) States that development will be permitted where the amount of traffic likely to be generated would not prejudice highway safety or cause significant harm to the environmental character of country roads and (g) that satisfactory vehicular access can be achieved. It is noted that SCC Highways Dept have raised no objection to the application based on highway safety grounds. However, officers note local concern regarding the capacity of the road and the likely impact upon the local road network of a commercial equestrian activity. This issue is finely balanced. The Council do not have any information regarding traffic movements prior to the current applicant occupying the site. Notwithstanding the previous owners equestrian use of the site and buildings being private or commercial in nature, and based on the information submitted, on balance it is not considered that the current commercial equestrian use would result in significant material harm to visual or residential amenity due to likely traffic generation/movements. However it is considered necessary, relevant to the development and reasonable to impose conditions in respect other traffic movements (as suggested by the applicant’s agent) along with hours of use/access to the site in order to protect residential amenity.

3. Compliance with Commercial Horse Keeping Policy RD14

The proposal is considered to comply with Policy RD14 (a), (b), (c), (d) and (h). These relate to the re-use of existing building, the appropriate nature of the development in respect of the character and appearance of the area; the development would not result in prejudicial impact upon the agricultural holding. The site is close to the existing bridleway network. It is unlikely that the proposal would lead to future requirements for additional residential accommodation. Criterion (e), (f) and (g), relating to vehicular access, highway safety and impact upon residential amenity are considered above.

4. Impact upon Landscape, Policy C3

The proposal is not considered to conflict with Policy C3 in respect of for both AONB and the AGLV designations.

It is noted that permission was granted for the retention of an outdoor riding arena, WA/2004/2374 as it was considered that the proposal represented development that would accord with the purpose of including land within the Green Belt and would maintain openness. The proposal was also considered to protect and conserve the landscape character of the area.

5. Impact upon residential amenity

The proposal is not considered to result in significant harm to the amenities of nearby occupiers by way of loss of privacy, loss of light/sunlight, overlooking or overbearing appearance. The issue relating to the vehicular access to the site, traffic movements and noise and disturbance resulting from the proposed commercial equestrian use of the site is of concern. The equestrian use of the land, prior to the current applicant’s occupation of the site, has not been conclusively proved to be commercial in nature. However, the existing and permitted stables on the site do not accord with national guidance relating to small scale non-commercial equestrian facilities, notwithstanding the previous conditions placed on permissions for extension/re-use for stables.

It is acknowledged that the proposed commercial equestrian use may result in additional traffic movements along with noise and disturbance to some surrounding occupiers. It is considered that appropriate conditions, as suggested by the applicant and local residents, would be necessary, relevant and reasonable in order to protect residential amenity.

The comments of the Parish Council and neighbours are noted and are considered to be addressed above.


Conclusions

The application for the continued use of stables, ancillary buildings and land for the training of horses for equestrian competitions, including serviced livery is not considered to represent inappropriate development within the Green Belt. The proposal is considered to comply with Policies C3, RD14, D1 and D4. However, notwithstanding the information submitted regarding traffic movements to the site and no requirements from SCC Highways Dept, officers consider the issue of access/servicing and noise and disturbance to be a critical issue. It is considered that, subject to relevant, necessary and reasonable conditions relating to hours of use and restriction upon use of site for external teaching in order to safeguard residential amenity the proposal is acceptable.

Summary of Reasons for Granting Planning Permission

The development hereby granted has been assessed against the Development Plan policies; Policies LO4, SE8, SE4 and SE5 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004 and Policies C1, C3, RD14, HE8, D1 and D4 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 and material considerations, including third party representations. It has been concluded that the development would not result in any harm that would justify refusal in the public interest.

Recommendation

That permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:-

1. Condition
No deliveries or commercial equestrian vehicular movements shall take place or be despatched from or to the site outside the hours of 8.0 0am to 8.30 pm on any day including Sundays, Bank or Public Holidays.

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

2. Condition
There shall be no more than one riding/dressage lesson for one person per day executed on the site by the occupier of the stables or any staff.

Reason
Having regard to the restrictive access to the site and in order to protect the amenities of nearby occupiers and to accord with Policies LO4, SE4 and SE5 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004 and Policies C1, C3, RD14, D1 and D4 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.

3. Condition
The commercial equestrian facility hereby permitted shall only accommodate the stabling of a maximum 20 horses.

Reason
In order to ensure the proposed development does not prejudice the amenities of neighbouring properties and to accord with Policies LO4, SE8 and SE4 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004 and Policies C1, C3, RD14, D1 and D4 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.


4. Condition
The livery use hereby permitted shall at no time accommodate more than 8 horses or ponies and shall not be operated except on a fully serviced basis. No D.I.Y liveries shall operate at any time.

Reason
In order to ensure the proposed development does not prejudice the amenities of neighbouring properties and to accord with of the Policies LO4, SE8 and SE4 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004 and Policies C1, C3, RD14, D1 and D4 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.

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comms/central/05-06/018


Appendix One

_0705142752_001.pdf


Appendix Two

_0705142805_001.pdf



CENTRAL 40
SCHEDULE “B” TO THE AGENDA FOR THE
CENTRAL AREA DEVELOPMENT CONTROL SUB-COMMITTEE
13TH JULY 2005

Applications not subject to public speaking.
B.1WA/2005/0824Erection of an extension and alterations together with works to provide disabled access at St Peters Church, Church Lane, Hambledon, as amplified by letters dated 10th June 2005 and 17th June 2005 and plans received 20th June 2005.
The PCC Of St Peters Church
13/04/2005
Grid Reference:E: 497043 N: 139004
Parish :Hambledon
Ward :Witley and Hambledon
Development Plan :Green Belt Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Area of Great Landscape Value Grade II listed building.
Highway Authority :No requirements
Drainage Authority: No requirements
Parish Council:No objection
Representations:1 letter of objection on the following grounds:-
· the extension will dominate the north side of the church
· would be an eyesore from views over the fields
· would be erected on the wall that divides the churchyard from the neighbouring dwelling.
· Extension would provide an overpowering element to the church
· The building overlooks Court Farm garden
· Potential for noise and disturbance if the hall is used for social arrangements
· Invasion of privacy
· Almost impossible to erect without going on neighbours land

Relevant History

WA79/1688Parking for 10 cars
Permitted
23.11.79

Description of Site/Background

St Peters is a Grade II listed building, set outside of any settlement in the Green Belt, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Area of Great Landscape Value. It is at the far end of Church Lane, with open fields and a small copse beyond.

The church is set in a walled graveyard, tight in the northwest corner, close to its boundaries. To the north is the orchard of the neighbouring premises – Court Farm. At its western end is a small vestry that links the church to Court Farm.

The Proposal

To erect an extension of some 55 sq.m., providing a hall, small meeting room and wheelchair accessible toilet on the northeast side of the church. It is further proposed to provide level access into the church through the south porch and to the existing vestry.

The extension would be built using hand made clay tile hanging to the north elevation. It would be top-lit using a small roof light and would also be fully glazed on its eastern elevation, giving views across the graveyard, with the windows being set in oak timber frames on a Bargate stone plinth. Bargate stone would also be used next to the new entrance, thus providing a link between the church and the extension. Lead flashings would be used and rainwater goods would be in zinc. The roof will slope back and blend into the line of the existing roof and will be constructed from slates to match the existing. Finally, the windows to the small meeting hall and the wc would be fitted with fixed oak louvers to protect the privacy of the adjoining dwelling.

Submissions in Support

Three statements have been received from the applicants – design statement, statement of need and statement of significance. These highlight the need to provide appropriate facilities as required by the DDA and the need for adequate accommodation for the increased congregation, especially the number of children at Sunday School. The church has currently very limited meeting space and access to the existing toilets is outside and down several stone steps.

Relevant Policies

Policies LO4 SE5 DN12 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004
Policies C1 C3 CF2 HE1 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002
Policies CP3, CP8, CP10 and CP11 of Waverley Borough Consultation Draft Core Strategy 2005

Main Planning Issues

As the site lies within the Green Belt and within a landscape designated as Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Area of Great Landscape Value, there is a strong presumption against any inappropriate development unless there are very special circumstances.

Given the relatively limited size of the proposed extension and the need for the proposed facilities, it is considered there are sufficient very special circumstances to permit the development within the Green Belt. The extension would be visible from wider views across the fields, but having regard to its form and location, it is considered that the proposal would have only a limited impact upon the surrounding area and would not be harmful to the Conservation Area or to the character of the surrounding landscape.

The building is designed in simple vernacular style and is located between the church and the orchard, along the north retaining wall of the property, where the existing boiler house and wc are found. By doing so it will not obstruct the main view of the church and its relatively minor projection of 1.5m beyond the buttress on the east chancel wall would not be harmful.

It is not considered that there would be any detriment to the amenities of the neighbouring dwelling. The land immediately to the north of the church is an orchard and does not form part of the garden to the house. The proposed louvres would preclude any overlooking onto the patio area situated to the west. Concerns have been raised by the neighbour over the potential increase in noise and disturbance. However, the house itself is some 25m from the entrance to the new hall and would be shielded by the church. The hall would have a capacity for around 30 people and it is not considered that there would be material harm arising from the use of the facilities.

The use of the hall may generate additional traffic. Current standards would require 1 space per three people for a church hall but, as it is unlikely that the hall would be used separately and simultaneously from the church itself, it is considered that the existing provision would be adequate.

Issues relating to incursions on the neighbours land are not a planning issue. The boundary wall over which the extension would be erected belongs to the church and the means of erection is a matter for the applicant and the neighbour to resolve.

Conclusions

Officers consider that the proposals would safeguard the character of the church and its setting and would not lead to material harm to local amenity. However, as the proposals represent inappropriate development in the Green Belt and are thus a departure from the development plan, the application should be referred to Development Control Committee for determination. Because the development is small scale it is not necessary to refer the application to GOSE.

Recommendation

That the application be referred to Development Control Committee with the recommendation that permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:

1. Condition
Reason
2. Condition
Reason
3. Condition
Reason
Summary of Reasons for Granting Planning Permission

The development hereby granted has been assessed against the following Development Plan policies: Policies LO4 and SE5 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004, Policies C1, C3, D1, D4, HE1 and HE8 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 and Policies CP3, CP8, CP10 and CP11 of Waverley Borough Consultation Draft Core Strategy 2005 and material considerations, including third party representations. It has been concluded that the development would not result in any harm that would justify refusal in the public interest.
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B.2WA/2005/1022Erection of extensions and alterations to provide a total of 4 flats on first and second floors together with the erection of cycle sheds and other ancillary works (revision of WA/2004/0238) at 10 Farncombe Street, Godalming,
Collingwood Contracts Ltd
11/05/2005
Grid Reference:E: 497543N: 145030
Town :Godalming
Ward :Godalming, Farncombe and Catteshall
Development Plan :Developed area - no site specific policies
Highway Authority :No requirements
Drainage Authority: No requirements
Town Council:No objection
Network Rail:Recommend informative
Representations:One letter of objection on the following grounds:
· Inadequate parking
· Increase in traffic
· Railway crossing causes congestion



Relevant History

WA/1987/1962Change of use from public house to property service agency
Full Permission
22.01.88
WA/1988/0493Erection of rear extension and alterations
Full Permission
05.05.88
WA/2002/0206Change of use of part of premises to provide an independent flat
Full Permission
14.03.02
WA/2005/0238Erection of extensions and alterations to provide a total of 4 flats on first and second floors
Refused
23.03.05

Description of Site/Background

The triangular site is located on the northern side of Farncombe Street adjacent to the level crossing by Farncombe Station. The existing building has offices at ground floor with a self contained flat, currently empty, at first floor.

The existing building is two storeys with the first floor within the roof served by dormer windows and windows in the gable ends. The building has an irregular footprint with some single storey extensions at the rear built up to the railway line boundary diagonal to the main building.

The property used to be The Rising Sun public house until permission was granted in 1988 to change its use to a property service agency. Rear extensions were also granted in 1988 under WA/1988/0493 and the first floor was converted into an independent flat under WA/2002/0206.



(10 Farncombe Street – centre of picture on right hand side of road next to level crossing)

The Proposal

Permission is sought to demolish the first floor and extend the building by two storeys to provide two 1-bedroomed flats and two 2-bedroomed flats. The building would be in an L-shape staggered in width from the front. The building would retain the office layout at ground floor as existing and would provide four flats above with a new entrance lobby and staircase to the north west of the site. Four brick-built cycle sheds would be built in the rear garden and refuse bins would be stored to the east of the building with access from Farncombe Street.

Relevant Policies

Policies SE4, DN2 and DN3 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004
Policies D1, D4, H4, H10, M2 and M14 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002
SPG - Policy H4
SPG - Surrey Design 2002

Main Planning Issues

The principle of residential development in the developed area is acceptable in principle subject to an appropriate design and layout.

The main issues for consideration by members are:

· Design of the building
· Impact on the character of the area
· Amenity of surrounding properties
· Impact on highways and parking provision

Design

The proposal would provide a three-storey building with second floor windows in the roofspace served by gable ends and dormers. The ground floor would be retained from the existing building apart from a revised entrance lobby and staircase. Two storeys would be provided above with two flats on each floor.

An earlier application for a similar proposal was refused because the increased height of the building was considered to appear out of keeping with the adjacent properties at 6-8 Farncombe Street which have a traditional two storey eaves line with pitched roof and dormers within the roof space.

The current proposal reduces the eaves level to 6.3 metres which is only 0.5 metres higher than the adjacent building (No.8). The proposed ridge height would be a maximum of 11 metres which would be similar to No.8. The gable frontage on the eastern end of the front elevation has been maintained from the design of the existing property. Officers are satisfied that the design reflects the scale of surrounding properties whilst maintaining the Victorian design features of the original building.

Impact on character of area

The site is in a prominent location at the junction of Farncombe Street with the level crossing at Farncombe Station. The property has a frontage onto Farncombe Street but the flank and rear elevation can be seen from views along Station Road and the platforms at Farncombe Station.



(View from Station Road across railway line)

Officers are satisfied that the scale of the proposal would not appear out of keeping and that the prominent site could accommodate the increased size of building in the street scene.

Impact on Neighbours

The adjacent property is used as offices and the proposal would not have an unduly adverse impact on their amenity from the front or rear windows. While there is a window on the flank of No.8, it is a landing window. There is a new flatted development opposite at No.19 Farncombe Street although the increase in height would not be detrimental to the amenity of occupiers.

The site adjoins Network Rail land and is considered acceptable subject to Party Wall Act considerations and Railway Regulations being observed.

Impact on Highways

The existing property benefits from one parking space to the west of the building which would become a communal area in front of the entrance lobby. While the proposal includes no parking, the site is immediately adjacent to Farncombe railway station and therefore is easily accessible to public transport. While there are limited rail services and bus routes, given the guidance in PPG3 and PPG13 to reduce dependence on the car and the parking restrictions in the area, it is not considered that the shortfall in parking would represent grounds for refusal. No objections have been received from the highways authority.

Secure cycle storage is proposed in brick stores to the rear with a communal garden area.

Conclusion/Reason for Permission

The design of the building reflects the character of the surrounding buildings and would be in keeping with the character of the street scene. Therefore permission is recommended subject to safeguarding conditions.


Recommendation:

That permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:

1. Condition
Reason
2. Condition
Reason
SUMMARY OF REASONS FOR GRANTING PERMISSION
Informatives

1. The drawing numbers relevant to this decision are: 204-09-05/01, 204-09-05/02 Rev. B and 204-09-05/03 Rev. B.

2. The applicant is advised that the proposal must not interfere with the safe operation of the adjoining level crossing and their attention is drawn to the letter from Network Rail dated 9th June 2005.
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B.3WA/2005/0605Outline application for the erection of a building of approximately 4968sq metres for class B8 (warehouse and distribution) or class B1(c) (light industry) at Cooper Clarke Site, Catteshall Lane, Godalming, as amended by landscape plan (Drawing No. 09 Rev B) received 20.6.05 and letter dated 8.6.05.
Winzer Wurth Industrial Ltd
23/03/2005
Grid Reference:E: 497841 N: 144141
Town :Godalming
Ward :Godalming Central and Ockford
Development Plan :Surrey Structure Plan 2004 – policies – LO1, LO3, LO7, SE1, SE3, SE5, SE10, DN2, DN3,
Waverley Borough Local Plan – policies – D1, D4, D12, C5, C12, HE14, IC1, IC2, IC3, IC4, IC8, M2, M14
Draft Local Development Framework Core Strategy Policies CP2, CP6, CP7, CP9, CP11 and CP15.
Highway Authority :Recommends conditions
Environment Agency: Recommends conditions
Surrey ArchaeologyRecommends a condition requiring archaeological investigation of the site before any work is undertaken
Environmental HealthRecommends conditions.
Town Council:No objection provided that heavy lorries use Bridge Road for access and egress and not Catteshall Lane and Road. The tree shielding must be properly maintained, be evergreen and indeed increased to shield the buildings form the Lammas Land. In addition the colour of the buildings should blend in with the surroundings.
Representations:










The Godalming Trust - request that a condition be imposed requiring lorries to use Bridge Road not Catteshall Lane to arrive and depart from the site. This is because of the narrowness of Catteshall Lane where cottages would be menaced by enormous lorries and extra traffic.
15 letters of support for the application from local residents and businesses have been received. One of the supporters is however concerned about lorries in the road and need to avoid overnight parking and need to avoid operations causing disturbance to residents.
1 letter from a local resident requesting that no windows overlook Langham Close and that the trading hours are reasonable.
National TrustTo be reported orally

Relevant History

WA/1996/0298Outline - Industrial and warehousing units with ancillary offices
Permitted March 1997
WA/1997/0298 Building as offices and warehouse for storage and distribution of builders' materials
Permitted December 1997
WA/1998/0716Building as offices and warehouse for storage and distribution of builders' materials
Permitted July 1998
WA/2001/006TG.P.D.O. Part 24; Siting of a 12 metre high lamppost style telecommunication mast with equipment cabin
Approved 2001

Description of Site/Background

The site is the former Coal yard off Catteshall Lane and extends to approximately 1.29ha. It is located within an established commercial area off Catteshall Lane. The site is currently used for open storage associated with the distribution of builders' materials. It adjoins the applicant's existing premises at Wurth House. The site includes the trees that extend up to the wooded banks of the River Wey (National Trust). The site is also in an area of high archaeological potential.

The Proposal

This is an outline application for the redevelopment of the site with a single building primarily for packing and distribution purposes with ancillary office and staff facilities at ground and first floor level. The application seeks approval for the siting of the building, which has a footprint of some 4986 square metres and occupies most of the site. The building would be only 13.2 metres, at its closest point from the River Way. The building would be used by the applicants as an extension to their adjacent factory and distribution premises. The company manufactures and distributes components, tools and fittings to the construction and automotive industries.

The siting plans show that the northern wall of the building (closest to the River Wey) would be 79 metres long and the illustrative design shows that it would be some 10.8.metres high on a site, which is already elevated above the River.

The proposal would provide a further 55 jobs. The applicant originally requested that as an alternative the building be used for B1c or B2 uses. Your officers expressed concern that if the building were to be used for B2 (general industrial) there could be noise and disturbance to neighbouring properties. The application has now been amended to delete reference to a possible B2 use (letter dated 8.6.05 refers).

Only the siting of the building has been submitted for consideration, all other aspects would be reserved matters. However detailed drawings have been submitted which indicates the building would have a gross floor area of 4,986m2, shallow pitched roof (10.8m high to the ridge) and would be externally clad.

51 car parking spaces are shown on the site plan together with an area approximately 20m. by 45m for the parking and manoeuvring of lorries.

A plan has been submitted showing the proposed landscaping. Some new planting is proposed at the entrance to the site from Catteshall Lane. There is also a small area of planting to the north of properties in Langham Close which is in addition to an existing 5 metre deep planted strip at the rear of these residences. Substantial planting is also proposed for the north-western boundary with the River Wey.

Submissions in Support

The application is accompanied by a Flood Risk Assessment, a justification statement and a ground condition report.

Relevant Policies

Surrey Structure Plan 2004. Policies
· LO1 restricts new development to previously developed land and buildings within market towns.
· LO3 focuses new development in town centres.
· LO7 favours economic growth and development of suitably located land.
· SE1 –natural resources and pollution control
· SE3 – flooding and land drainage
· SE5 – protecting the heritage
· SE10 – river corridors and waterways
· DN2 –movement implications of development
· DN3 – parking provision

Waverley Borough Local Plan – policies –Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002. The site is within the developed area of Godalming and is an employment development site within an area of suitably located industrial land (policies IC1, IC2, IC3, IC4). The site is also subject to specific policy IC8, referred to in detail below. Other relevant policies are :
· D1 – environmental implications of development
· D4 –design and layout
· D12 –run-off and flooding
· C5 – areas of strategic visual importance
· C12 – canals and river corridors
· HE14 – sites and areas of high archaeological importance
· M2 – the movement implications of development

Main Planning Issues

The site is within an established commercial area of the town and has previously been granted planning permission for redevelopment for commercial purposes. In principle the proposal accords with the policies of the Structure and Local Plans.

Policy IC8 of the WBLP is a specific policy for the site. This identifies the site as being suitable for new industrial and commercial purpose and requires proposals to be accompanied by the following:

* a full impact study of foul and surface water drainage
* a Travel Plan
* off- site highway improvements at the junction of Meadrow and Catteshall Road.

The key issues in developing the site were identified as:

* the relationship of new buildings to the River Wey and Godalming Navigations
* archaeology
* the amenity and setting of the River Way meadowlands
* external appearance and design of new buildings
* protection of the amenities and privacy of nearby residents

The applicant advises that the site has been extensively investigated in terms of ground conditions, contamination and remediation with extensive remediation work in 1998 when soil was removed off-site. The submitted Flood Risk Assessment concludes that the elevation of the site is approximately 2m above the highest recorded flood level (1968) and the site is highly unlikely to be affected by a 20% increase for climatic change. Surface water arising from the development can contribute to the risk of flooding elsewhere and this would be addressed through on-site storage tanks and oversize piping. The Environment Agency has reviewed the flood risk assessment and has recommended conditions.

A travel plan has not been submitted but can be dealt with by a condition in this case given that the company is already operating in the town and it is not a speculative development. A travel plan is necessary both as a means to restrict traffic along Catteshall Lane and to justify the fact that the application provides 51 parking spaces when the recommended maximum standard from Surrey County Council for a B8 (warehouse use) is 50 spaces but where a maximum of 166 spaces would be required for a B1 use.

The application does not show any proposals for off-site highway improvements. However since Local Plan policy IC8 was adopted there have been improvements at the junction of Catteshall Lane and Meadrow.

The application states that the lorry movements associated with the applicant's use would be:

Collections

* 3 articulated trailers each afternoon between 12:30 & 18:00
* 3 rigid vehicles each afternoon between 16:30 & 18:00

Deliveries

* 1 or 2 vehicles each week between 8:00 & 16:00

Trade refuse

* Cubic metre wheeled bin collection 2 times a week
* Bulk waste packaging skip collection fortnightly

and that this is significantly reduced from the present builders material use.

No report of any archaeological investigation has been submitted. This is recommended by the archaeologists because of the historic use as a wharf associated with the navigation. This is also a matter, which can be dealt with by means of a condition.

The impact of this development on the Lammas Land, which is designated as an Area of Strategic Visual Importance, is a site of nature conservation importance and on the tow path to the River Wey, which is a well used footpath on the opposite side of the river, is a crucial consideration for the development of this site.

At present there is vegetation along the riverbank. However the vegetation along the river frontage to the site is thin. The proposed building will be sited at its closest point only 13.2 metres from the river’s edge. The building would be elevated above the river. The building shown on the illustrative plans is shown to be 10.8 metres high and elevated approximately 2 metres above the river. It will not be screened by the existing vegetation. Your officers have raised this matter with the applicant as a result of which the applicant has submitted a revised and detailed planting scheme for the riverbank. It shows the planting of 24 indigenous trees which would be from containerised stock with 20-25cm girths and would be approximately 2 – 2.5 metres high when planted. In addition to the trees there would be an area of native species mix along the north western and south-western boundaries of the site.

The applicants have agreed to undertake this planting during the next planting season (winter 2005/2006) in advance of the building operations, which are not scheduled for the next two or three years. This means that the new trees and shrubs will have a chance to become established in advance of the development. Trees to be planted in the western corner of the site will assist in the screening of both the application building and the neighbouring silver and blue building.

Your officers consider that the revised landscaping will minimise any visual intrusion of the building into the Lammas Land and Tow Path footpath. However your officers are seeking some minor amendments to the planting scheme to provide for the long time replacement of a group of non-indigenous conifers on the riverbank and a management plan. An oral update will be given on this at the meeting. The applicant has submitted a draft section 106 agreement in which they undertake to carry out the planting during the planting season of 2005/2006 however your officers consider that this matter can be secured by means of a condition. The applicant has also submitted illustrative cross sections showing how the proposed planting will screen the proposed building.

The building is shown to be a rather plain and utilitarian design on the illustrative plans and is uninspiring. It is difficult to envisage a different profile for what is a practical place of work but it is accepted that a detailed application should address the issue of design and materials prior to submitting the reserved matters application. In particular the external treatment should enliven the appearance through using brick for the façade of the office and staff facilities, and relieving the uniformity of the south elevation.

It is important that the elevation to the River Wey does not intrude on the landscape. The applicant has expressed a willingness to give careful consideration to the design of this elevation and to the materials used. An informative to this effect is recommended.

The building has been sited no closer than 36m to the nearest dwelling in Langham Close with the main delivery and manoeuvring area some 50m away. The augmenting of the landscape strip adjacent to those properties assists in protecting residents' privacy and amenity. The detailed design will need to ensure that the privacy of neighbours is maintained. Restrictive conditions should minimise noise and disturbance to neighbours.

Currently there is a 12 metre high lamppost style telecommunication mast with equipment cabin towards the rear of the site. This would have to be relocated and the operator is looking to move this closer to the tree screen at the rear of the building. The replacement mast would need to be 2 -3m higher but the implications thereof are not issues for this current application and will be considered in the context of a specific application in due course.

Conclusions

The use of the site for the expansion of Winzer Wurth Industrial Ltd is supported and it is considered that a building of the size proposed can be accommodated on the site, subject to careful design and landscaping which will not adversely impact on the amenities of established residents or be visually intrusive onto the Lammas Land and Tow Path footpath.

SUMMARY OF REASONS FOR GRANTING PERMISSION

The development hereby [granted consent has been assessed against the following Development Plan policies: Policies LO1, LO3, LO7, SE1, SE3, SE5, SE10, DN2 and DN3 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004, Policies D1, D4, D12, C5, C12, HE14, IC1, IC2, IC3, IC4, IC8 M2 and M14 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 and Draft Local Development Framework Core Strategy Policies CP2, CP6, CP7, CP9, CP11 and CP15, material considerations, including third party representations. It has been concluded that the development would not result in any harm that would justify refusal in the public interest.

Recommendation

That subject to the receipt of a landscape management plan and further amendments to the landscape plan, that outline planning permission be granted subject to the following conditions:

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

2. Condition
(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.

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

3. Condition
Reason
4. Condition
Reason
5. Condition
Reason
6. Condition
Reason
7. Condition
Reason
8. Condition
Reason
9. Condition
Reason
10. Condition Reason
11. Condition
Reason
12. Condition
Reason
13. Condition
Reason 14. Condition
No development shall take place until details of the air ventilation systems have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. No part of the development shall be occupied until the facilities have been provided in accordance with the approved details. To protect the amenities of the occupiers of residential accommodation in the vicinity and in accordance with Policies D1 and D4 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002. 15. Condition
No development shall take place until details of the height, position, design and materials of any chimney or extraction vent to be provided in connection with the development have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Thereafter, the development shall not be carried out other than in accordance with the approved details. Reason
16. Condition
No development shall take place before a scheme has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority, which specified the provisions to be made for the control of noise emanating from the site. Thereafter, the use shall not commence until the approved scheme has been fully implemented.
17. Condition
No deliveries/collections associated with the B8 use shall take place before 06.30 on weekdays and Saturdays or after 20.00, nor at any time on Sundays, Bank Holidays or Public Holidays.

Reason
18. Condition 19. Condition
No floodlighting or other form of external lighting scheme shall be installed unless it is in accordance with details which have previously been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Such details shall include location, height, type and direction of light sources and intensity of illumination. Any lighting, which is so installed, shall not thereafter be altered without the prior consent in writing of the Local Planning Authority other than for routine maintenance that does not change its details.
In the interest of the character of the area and the amenities of local residents in accordance with Policies D1 and D4 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.

20. Condition
Surface water source control measures shall be carried out in accordance with details which shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority before development commences.

Reason
To prevent pollution of the water environment and to comply with Policy SE1 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004 and Policy D1 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.

21. Condition
Before the development is commenced a detailed site investigation shall be carried out to establish if the site is contaminated, to assess the degree and nature of the contamination present, and to determine its potential for the pollution of the water environment. The method and extent of this site investigation shall be agreed with the Planning Authority prior to commencement of the work. Details of appropriate measures to prevent pollution of groundwater and surface water, including provisions for monitoring, shall then be submitted to and approved in writing by the Planning Authority before development commences. The development shall then proceed in strict accordance with the measures approved.

Reason
To prevent pollution of the water environment and to comply with Policy SE1 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004 and Policy D1 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.

22. Condition
A validation report detailing any work carried out in compliance with the agreed remedial approach for the site shall be submitted to and approved by the LPA before development commences.

Reason
To prevent pollution of the water environment and to comply with Policy SE1 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004 and Policy D1 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.

23. Condition
Reason
To prevent pollution of groundwater and to comply with Policy SE1 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004 and Policy D1 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.

24. Condition
No soakaways shall be constructed in contaminated ground.

Reason
To prevent pollution of groundwater and to comply with Policy SE1 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004 and Policy D1 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.

Informatives

1. The attention of the applicant is drawn to the requirements of Section 60 of the Control of Pollution Act 1974 in respect of the minimisation of noise on construction and demolition sites. Application, under Section 61 of the Act, for prior consent to the works, can be made to the Environment Protection Team of the Council.

2. You are advised to contact the Environmental Health Section of the Environment and Leisure Department in order to ensure that all regulations, licensing, etc, is carried out in order to comply with the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

3. Roller shutters and doors of this nature need to meet the requirements set in Health and Safety legislation. Particular regard should be made to the Health and Safety at Work, Etc, Act 1974 and its daughter regulations, i.e. The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 and The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998. They are to be suitably constructed; to be fitted with devices to prevent the trapping of persons and provisions for manual operation should the power fail.

4. The applicant is advised that where possible, heavy lorries should be directed to approach the premises from the western end of Catteshall Lane.

5. The applicant is advised to discuss the design of the building with the Local Planning Authority prior to submitting a detailed application because of the sensitivity of the site in the local environment.
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B.4WA/2005/0869Outline application for the erection of a new dwelling and garage on land at The Vale, Gasden Copse, Witley
Mr Lambert
25/04/2005
Grid Reference:E: 493698 N: 140347
Parish :Witley
Ward :Witley and Hambledon
Development Plan :Green Belt, AONB, within rural settlement RD1
Highway Authority :No requirements
Drainage Authority: Environment Agency consulted - comments to be reported orally
Parish Council:Objection - overdevelopment; staggered building line; inappropriate infilling in front of existing building.
Representations:A letter from the Gasden Copse Residents' Association informing the Council of a watercourse and the need for the applicant to negotiate rights of access.
Four letters of objection received. Comments as follows:-
1. set an undesirable precedent;
2. a precedent would change the character of the road;
3. trees have already been felled;
4. flooding;
5. covenant;
6. change the street scene;
7. density too much;
8. problem with services;
9. natural beauty of the area would be impaired.
Description of Site/Background

The local Member has requested that this application be referred to Committee.

"The Vale", a detached dwelling, is situated on the eastern side of Gasden Copse, a cul-de-sac. The dwelling is situated near the southern end of the cul-de-sac and is set back some 60 metres from the road on a much deeper building line than adjoining dwellings.

The Proposal

The proposal is submitted in outline with siting and means of access to be considered at this stage. It is proposed to erect a detached chalet style house with integral garage with a floor area of 355 square metres. The dwelling would be sited in front of "The Vale", between the existing dwelling and the road. The dwelling would be on a similar building line to that of dwellings to the south. There would be a distance of 37 metres between the rear of the proposed dwelling and the front of the dwelling "The Vale".

Relevant Policies

Policies LO4, LO5 and SE4 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004
Policies C1, C3, RD1, D1 and D4 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002

Main Planning Issues

1. Principle
2. Appropriateness of layout and design within the site; Impact on street scene
3. Impact on neighbouring amenity
4. Access and parking
5. Drainage

1. Principle

Site lies within the defined settlement area for Witley and outside any areas of environmental constraint. A new dwelling would therefore be acceptable, in principle, subject to compliance with the Development Plan and other material considerations.

2. Appropriateness of layout and design within the site; Impact on street scene

The proposed building is sited to the front of the existing building. The size of footprint of the building is similar to that of its neighbours and other properties in the locality, in particular the neighbouring property "Carrowmore".

The immediate neighbouring properties are detached chalet style dwellings set in large plots. The application site, on its northern and southern boundaries, is well screened by mature hedging. A new boundary will need to be formed with the existing property "The Vale". There is currently no boundary fronting Gasden Copse.

Concern is raised by third parties in respect of the proposal setting a precedent along the road. Each application is to be dealt with on its own merits and, in respect of this application, it is evident that there are a number of properties of similar footprint and plot size to that proposed in the immediate locality, particularly "Carrowmore" and "Tanglewood". Bearing in mind that these sit forward of "The Vale", immediately adjacent to the application site, it is considered that, in street scene terms, a further dwelling adjacent to "Carrowmore", as proposed, would not have an adverse impact.

In respect of the relationship with "The Vale", a distance of 37 metres is provided. This not only allows sufficient distance in respect of the impact upon residential amenity, but would retain a sense of space about the buildings, which is not possible on the majority of other properties in the area and is an important material consideration.

The siting proposed retains an element of space to the front of the building with Gasden Copse, which is an important contribution to the character of the area. Furthermore, the density of the site would be 8 dwellings per hectare. This falls short of the guidance provided in PPG3. Nevertheless, due to the character of the area, it is considered acceptable.

3. Impact on neighbouring amenity

Due to the siting, orientation of the buildings and the mature screening to the boundaries, the impact upon the amenities of the neighbouring properties would not be material.

4. Access and parking

Provision is made for the parking of two vehicles within an integral garage and a further external space. The proposed development would not give rise to difficulties, both for safe and convenient means of access to the site. The Highway Authority does not raise objection.

5. Drainage

Comments have been received that an important land drainage watercourse crosses the site. The Environment Agency has been contacted and their views are awaited.

Conclusions

Overall, the proposal is considered acceptable and would not cause a detrimental impact upon the visual amenity and character of the area and is compliant with the relevant planning policies subject to no objection from the Environment Agency.

Summary of Reasons for Granting Planning Permission

The development hereby granted has been assessed against the Development Plan policies; Policies LO4, LO5 and SE4 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004 and Policies C1, C3, D1, D4 and RD1 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 and material considerations, including third party representations. It has been concluded that the development would comply with the Development Plan and would not result in any harm that would justify refusal in the public interest.

Recommendation

That, subject to no objection from the Environment Agency, permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:-

1. Condition
Approval of the details of the design and external appearance of the building(s), and 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.

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

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

3. Condition
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.

Reason
To safeguard the character of the area and to accord with Policies LO4, LO5 and SE4 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004 and Policies C1, C3, RD1, D1 and D4 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.

4. Condition
No development shall take place until a detailed landscaping scheme has been submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority in writing. The landscaping scheme shall be carried out strictly in accordance with the agreed details and shall be carried out within the first planting season after commencement of the development or as otherwise agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority. The landscaping shall be maintained to the satisfaction of the Local Planning Authority for a period of 5 years after planting, such maintenance to include the replacement of any trees and shrubs that die or have otherwise become, in the opinion of the Local Planning Authority, seriously damaged or defective. Such replacements to be of same species and size as those originally planted.

Reason
To safeguard the character of the area and to accord with Policies LO4, LO5 and SE4 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004 and Policies C1, C3, RD1, D1 and D4 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.

5. Condition
No development shall take place until details have been submitted and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority showing the existing and proposed ground levels of the site and proposed ground levels of the building(s) hereby permitted.

Reason
To safeguard the character of the area and to accord with Policies LO4, LO5 and SE4 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004 and Policies C1, C3, RD1, D1 and D4 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.
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B.5WA/2005/0619Erection of 2 two storey buildings to provide 8 units for Class B1c, or B8 use (light industrial, general industrial or storage and distribution) and two linked units to form a workshop/car showroom unit with ancillary parking and associated works at Land at Langham Park, Godalming, (as amended by letters dated 19.5.05, 24.5.05, 8.6.05, 13.6.05, 17.6.05, plans received 20.5.05 and 9.6.05 and travel plan dated 17.6.05).
James Smith Estates Plc
21/03/2005
Grid Reference:E: 497779 N: 144012
Town:Godalming
Ward :Godalming Central and Ockford
Development Plan :Surrey Structure Plan 2004 policies LO1, LO7, SE3, SE4, DN2, DN3
Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 policies IC1, IC2, IC3, IC4, D1, D4, M2
Highway Authority :Recommend conditions and 106 agreement to cover Travel Plan
Thames WaterNo objection provided petrol/oil interceptors are fitted in all vehicle areas
Environment AgencyRecommend conditions - included in recommendations
Environmental HealthRecommend conditions - included in recommendations
Town Council:No objection provided that heavy lorries use Bridge Road for access and egress and not Catteshall Lane and Road. The tree shielding must be properly maintained, be evergreen and indeed increased to shield the buildings from the Lammas Land
In addition the external colour of the buildings should blend in with the surroundings.
Representations:1 letter of objection raising the following concerns:
· Overlooking/loss of privacy
· Adequacy of parking/loading/turning – highway safety
· Traffic generation
· Noise and disturbance
· Smells/pollution/hazardous materials
· Ground contamination

Relevant History

WA/1996/0144Outline - erection of buildings for B1 use with associated parking following demolition of existing buildings
Permitted March 1996
WA/2003/05173 storey building to provide a primary health centre and pharmacy with associated parking area (part of site)
Permitted September 2003

Description of Site/Background

The site is currently vacant having previously been in commercial use. It forms part of the commercial area of Langham Park, off Catteshall Lane. At the rear of the site is a commercial building, Innovation house, then a belt of conifer trees beyond which is River Wey. The site has an area of 0.8ha.

The Proposal

The application is for 2 two storey buildings to provide 8 B1c, or B8 units. Two linked units will form a workshop/car showroom. There will be 78 car parking spaces. The application originally included reference to B2 (general industrial use) but this has been deleted from the application (letter dated 24.5.05 refers).

The gross floor area of the development is 3,300 square metres and includes mezzanine floors in units 1 -4. The applicant has agreed to remove the mezzanine floors in units 5 – 10.

Each unit would have delivery access sufficient to park a commercial vehicle clear of the access road. The two buildings would face into a central courtyard used for parking and turning and the elevations facing into the area would be externally clad in profiled metal sheeting (colour silver). The other walls and shallow pitched roof would also be metal clad (colour goosewing grey). A small element of two elevations at ground floor level would be in buff coloured brick.

Submissions in Support

The application is accompanied by a geotechnical investigation report and desktop study.

Relevant Policies

Surrey Structure Plan 2004. – policies
LO1 – the location of development
LO3 – town centres
LO7 - employment land
SE1 - Natural Resources and Pollution Control
SE3 – flooding and land drainage
SE4 – design and quality of development
DN2 – movement implications of development
DN3 – parking provision

Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 – policies
The site is within the developed area of Godalming and is an employment development site within an area of suitably located industrial land
IC1 – general industrial/commercial considerations
IC2 –safeguarding suitably located industrial and commercial land
IC3 – well established industrial and commercial land
IC4 – existing commercial and industrial premises
D1 –environmental implications of development
D4 – design and layout
M2 – the movement implications of development
M14 - Car Parking Standards

Main Planning Issues

§ Is the site appropriate for the commercial development proposed?
§ Design and impact on amenities of nearby residents
§ Landscaping
§ Parking and highway issues

Is the site appropriate for the commercial development proposed?
The site is within an established commercial area of the town and has previously been granted planning permission for redevelopment for commercial purposes. An exception to policy was approved in 2003 for a health care centre to be erected on the rear part of the site. T hat development is not now being proceeded with (an alternative proposal for Catteshall Mill is under consideration).

In principle the proposal accords with the policies of the Structure and Local Plans. The introduction of a car showroom would not be inappropriate given the mixed retail and industrial uses in the immediate locality.

Design and impact on amenities of nearby residents
The design of the buildings is rather plain and utilitarian but they are behind the buildings fronting Catteshall Lane and do not have any significant impact on the wider streetscene. The combination of silver cladding and light grey cladding/roofing materials would not necessarily be out of place given the surrounding development. The application has been amended to change the cladding on some of the walls including those visible to residents of Langham Close to “goosewing” grey which will be less intrusive in the street scene. The applicant has been asked to make further amendments to the materials for the north west elevation which your officers also consider should be “goosewing” grey.

The proposed buildings are separated from the nearest residential properties in Langham Close by a road and there will be no external doors opening on the elevation facing these dwellings. Subject to the imposition of restrictive conditions it is not considered that there will be a material impact on the amenities of the occupiers of these properties.

Landscaping
It is proposed to plant a row of conifers at the end of the internal access road, adjacent to Douglas Drive, to screen off the view from the residential properties in Langham Close. This would reduce the visual impact from Langham Close. In addition there is some planting proposed at the entrance to the development and in the north- western corner of the site to provide additional screening of the building from a distance. Details of the type of plants to be planted would be the subject of a detailed landscaping scheme to be the subject of a condition.

Parking and highway issues
The application has been amended following your officers’ concern that the level of parking provision was low. The County Council’s maximum standard for a B!c use is 1 space per 30 square metres external gross floor area

The applicant has reduced the overall floor area by removing the mezzanine floors from one of the blocks, has agreed to restrict units 1 an 2 to workshop/showroom or B8 use and has produced a Green Travel Plan which would be implemented and monitored by means of a Section 106 agreement.

The applicant now shows a total of 78 parking spaces, including 26 at the rear of the proposed showroom/work shop. This equates to 1 space per 43 square metres of gross external floor area.

The Green Travel plan has been considered by Surrey County Council as Highway Authority. The plan contains measures to promote sustainable modes of travel. The plan would be secured by means of a section 106 agreement which would also require the applicant to provide a sum of money for the monitoring of the plan.

Conclusions

The development is considered to be in accordance with the relevant policies and can be accommodated without detriment to amenities of those living in the area.

SUMMARY OF REASONS FOR GRANTING PERMISSION

The development hereby granted has been assessed against the following Development Plan policies: Policies LO1, LO3, LO7, SE1, SE3, SE4, DN2, DN3 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004, Policies IC1, IC2, IC3, IC4, D1, D4, M2, M14 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 and material considerations, including third party representations. It has been concluded subject to appropriate conditions being complied with that the development would not result in any harm that would justify refusal in the public interest.

Recommendation

That, subject to the receipt of plans showing “goosegrey” cladding for the rear of units 1-4 and subject to the applicant first entering into a legal agreement to secure provision or implementation of a Green Travel Plan and to secure funding for monitoring compliance with the Green Travel Plan (within 6 months all costs including the Council’s to be met by the applicant), permission be granted subject to the following conditions:

1. Condition
Reason
2. Condition
Reason
3. Condition
Reason
4. Condition
Reason
5. Condition
Reason
6. Condition
Reason
7. Condition
Reason
8. Condition
Reason
9. Condition
Reason
10. Condition
No development shall take place until a Method of Construction Statement, to include details of:-
Reason
11. Condition
Reason
12. Condition
Reason
13. Condition
Reason 14. Condition
Reason 15. Condition
Reason
16. Condition
No development shall take place before a scheme has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority, which specified the provisions to be made for the control of noise emanating from the site. Thereafter, the use shall not commence until the approved scheme has been fully implemented.

Reason 17. Notwithstanding the provisions of Article 3 of the Town and Country Planning (general Permitted Development) Order 1995, no further external noise generating plant or machinery shall be erected on the site under or in accordance with Part 8 of schedule 2 to that Order without planning permission from the Local Planning Authority.

Reason: In order to safeguard the amenities of neighbouring occupiers and in accordance with Policy D1 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.

18. Condition
Petrol/oil interceptors shall be fitted in all car parking/washing/repair facilities.

Reason
To prevent pollution of the water environment in accordance with Policy SE1 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004 and policy D1 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.

19. Before development commences details of facilities for the parking and storage of bicycles shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority and the facility shall be made available prior to the occupation of any of the units.

Reason 20. Condition
Reason
21. Condition
Before the development is commenced, an additional groundwater investigation and risk assessment shall be carried out to establish if the recent diesel spill presents a risk to the water environment. The method and extent of this work shall be agreed with the Planning Authority prior to commencement of the work. The development shall then proceed in strict accordance with the measures approved.

Reason
To prevent pollution of the water environment and in accordance with Policy SE1 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004 and Policy D1 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.

22. Condition
A validation report detailing any work carried out in compliance with any agreed remedial approach for the site shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Planning Authority before any development commences.

Reason
To prevent pollution of the water environment and in accordance with Policy SE1 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004 and Policy D1 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.

23. Condition
No soakaways shall be constructed such that they penetrate the highest seasonal water table, and they shall not in any event exceed 3 metres in depth below existing ground level.

Reason
To prevent pollution of groundwater and in accordance with Policy SE1 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004 and Policy D1 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.

24. Condition
No soakaways or SUDS discharge shall be constructed in contaminated ground.

Reason
To prevent pollution of groundwater and in accordance with Policy SE1 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004 and Policy D1 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.

25. The construction of the surface water drainage system shall be carried out in accordance with details submitted to and approved in writing by the Planning Authority before the development commences.

Reason
To prevent pollution of the water environment and in accordance with Policy SE1 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004 and Policy D1 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.

Informatives

1. Details of the highway requirements necessary for inclusion in any application seeking approval of reserved matters may be obtained from the Transportation Development Control Division of Surrey County Council.

2. The developer is reminded that it is an offence to allow materials to be carried from the site and deposited on or damage the highway from uncleaned wheels or badly loaded vehicles. The Highway Authority will seek, wherever possible, to recover any expenses incurred in clearing, cleaning or repairing highway surfaces and prosecutes persistent offenders. (Highways Act 1980, Sections 131, 148, 149).

3. The attention of the applicant is drawn to the requirements of Section 60 of the Control of Pollution Act 1974 in respect of the minimisation of noise on construction and demolition sites. Application, under Section 61 of the Act, for prior consent to the works, can be made to the Environment Protection Team of the Council.

4. You are advised to contact the Environmental Health Section of the Environment and Leisure Department in order to ensure that all regulations, licensing, etc, is carried out in order to comply with the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

5. Roller Shutters and doors of this nature need to meet the requirements set in Health and Safety legislation. Particular regards should be made to the Health and Safety at Work, Etc, Act 1974 and its daughter regulations, i.e. The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 and The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998. They are to be suitably constructed; to be fitted with devices to prevent them falling back; if powered they are to be fitted with devices to prevent the trapping of persons and provisions for manual operation should the power fail.

6. Under the terms of the Water Resources Act 1991 and the Land Drainage Byelaws 1981, the prior written consent of the Environment Agency would be required for any proposed works or structures in, under or within 8 metres of the brink of the Wey (Middle Reaches) main river which runs adjacent to the site. On the plan submitted, as submitted, no built development is shown within this distance.
* Contact W Stringer on 01276 454604 for further details. comms/central/05-06/019


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AGENDA ‘C’ TO THE AGENDA FOR THE
CENTRAL AREA DEVELOPMENT CONTROL SUB-COMMITTEE
13TH JULY 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/2005/0018
Dr & Mrs P Tosey
Application to raise the crown of a Scots Pine tree the subject of Tree Preservation Order 9/03 (as amended by Waverley Borough Council letter dated 20/05/05 and applicant letter dated 15/05/05).
Little Oak, Oakdene Road, Godalming.
TPO Consent
TM/2005/0041
M Long
Application for consent for works to a lime tree the subject of Tree Preservation Order 9/03 (as amended by Waverley Borough Council letter dated 29/03/05).
The Gables, Ramsden Road, Godalming.
TPO Consent
TM/2005/0050
Mr & Mrs M Stone
Works to trees the subject of Tree Preservation Order God14.
Flagstones, Frith Hill Road, Godalming.
TPO Consent
TM/2005/0055
J Bunting
Works to oak tree subject to Tree Preservation Order WA182.
Southwind, Khartoum Road, Witley.
TPO Consent
TM/2005/0056
K G Dunn
Works to tree the subject of a Tree Preservation Order God14.
Cliff Hanger, Frith Hill Road, Godalming.
TPO Consent
TM/2005/0057
L Cattle
Consent for works to two trees the subject of Tree Preservation Order WA174.
Timbers, North Way, Godalming.
TPO Consent
TM/2005/0059
E A Lunn
Application to fell a chestnut tree and works to other trees the subject of Tree Preservation Order 6/00.
5, Gasden Drive, Witley.
TPO Consent
TM/2005/0060
Orchard Management Company Ltd
Consent to fell a willow tree the subject of Tree Preservation Order WA332.
Land At, Orchard Close, Elstead.
TPO Consent
TM/2005/0061
Reigate Stock Share And Estate Co
Application for consent for works to a beech tree the subject of Tree Preservation Order 10/03.
Land At 51, High Street, Godalming.
TPO Consent
WA/2005/0103
H Barachan
Change of use from retail (Class A1) to takeaway (Class A5) (revision of WA/2004/1424).
5a, Farncombe Street, Godalming.
Refused
WA/2005/0542
Brenham Estates
Application for Listed Building Consent for internal alterations and works of restoration and repair.
Apartment 1, Peperharow House, Park Avenue, Peperharow.
Listed Blg Consent Granted
WA/2005/0588
Preece & Gaff
Erection of a three storey building to provide 16 flats with underground parking together with associated works following demolition of existing dwellings.
Land At Five Stones & Willowdene, Tuesley Lane, Godalming.
Refused
WA/2005/0688
Rev A & Rev M Spencer
Erection of extensions following demolition of garage.
24, Park Road, Godalming.
Full Permission
WA/2005/0706
Mr & Mrs R Roberts
Erection of an attached garden store.
15, Seymour Road, Godalming.
Full Permission
WA/2005/0714
G La Costa
Erection of extensions and alterations.
Hambledon Park, Rock Hill, Hambledon.
Full Permission
WA/2005/0717
G Waterfall
Erection of extensions following demolition of existing garage.
4, Roke Close, Witley.
Full Permission
WA/2005/0718
Mr & Mrs Inman
Replacement roof with dormer windows to provide loft conversion (revision of WA/2004/2498) (as amended by facsimile dated 21/04/05).
36, New Road, Milford.
Refused
WA/2005/0749
Mr & Mrs Currie
Erection of extensions (revision of WA/2004/2573).
The Willows, 77, Brighton Road, Godalming.
Full Permission
WA/2005/0760
Avs Fencing Ltd
Change of use of part of Barn 2 (referred to as Unit 6 in application) to provide a unit of B1 or B8 use (office/light industrial, general industrial and storage/distribution) (as amended by letter dated 10/05/05).
Avs Site, Chapel Lane, Milford.
Full Permission
WA/2005/0762
L Callcut
Erection of a two storey extension and alterations together with the erection of a detached car port following demolition of existing garage.
2, Braemar Close, Godalming.
Refused
WA/2005/0763
I Campbell
Erection of a two storey extension following demolition of existing garage (as amplified by letter dated 26/04/05 and plans received 28/04/05).
West Acre, New Way, Godalming.
Full Permission
WA/2005/0765
A Chettle
Erection of boundary wall and fencing, re-positioning of entrance gates and piers.
Badgers, The Green, Elstead.
Full Permission
WA/2005/0776
G Harrison
Erection of an extension following demolition of existing conservatory (as amplified by letter dated 06/05/05 and plans received 09/05/05).
141, Binscombe Lane, Farncombe, Godalming.
Refused
WA/2005/0777
G Harrison
Application for Listed Building Consent for the erection of an extension following demolition of existing conservatory.
141, Binscombe Lane, Farncombe, Godalming.
Listed Blg Consent Granted
WA/2005/0778
Mr & Mrs Jackson
Change of use of double garage to provide an independent dwelling as a letting unit.
24, Crownpits Lane, Godalming.
Refused
WA/2005/0784
Mr & Mrs Llewelyn-Jones
Erection of extensions and alterations (revision of WA/2005/0042 as amended by letter dated 27/05/05 and plan received 31/05/05).
Springs, Pitch Place, Thursley.
Full Permission
WA/2005/0793
Mr & Mrs Hughes
Erection of a two storey extension.
San Remo, Petworth Road, Wormley.
Full Permission
WA/2005/0796
Mr & Mrs L Neesham
Erection of a two storey extension following demolition of detached garage.
14, Oak Tree Road, Milford.
Full Permission
WA/2005/0810
E Dockerty
Erection of extensions.
20, Longbourne Green, Godalming.
Refused
WA/2005/0813
Mr & Mrs A J M Johns
Erection of a conservatory.
19, Yew Tree Road, Witley.
Full Permission
WA/2005/0819
R Hames
Change of use of The Barn to independent dwelling together with conversion of garage to ancillary accommodation to serve The Barn with 1 garage space to serve The Old Cottage.
The Old Cottage, Park Avenue, Peperharow.
Full Permission
WA/2005/0820
R Hames
Application for Listed Building Consent for alterations to The Barn to provide an independent dwelling.
The Old Cottage, Park Avenue, Peperharow.
Listed Blg Consent Granted
WA/2005/0826
Mr & Mrs Facey
Erection of a single storey extension.
59, Blackburn Way, Godalming.
Full Permission
WA/2005/0829
J Martin
Erection of extensions and alterations.
8, Binscombe Crescent, Godalming.
Full Permission
WA/2005/0831
Mr & Mrs S Glaysher
Erection of extensions and alterations (revision of WA/2005/0161).
59, Eashing Lane, Godalming.
Full Permission
WA/2005/0834
C J Cookman
Erection of an extension and alterations following demolition of existing porch (revision of WA/2004/1927).
Church Steps Cottage, Church Lane, Witley.
Full Permission
WA/2005/0835
C J Cookman
Application for Listed Building Consent for the erection of an extension and alterations following demolition of existing porch.
Church Steps Cottage, Church Lane, Witley.
Listed Blg Consent Granted
WA/2005/0839
Mr & Mrs M Dummer
Erection of a single storey extension (revision of WA/2005/0063).
43, Ockford Ridge, Godalming.
Full Permission
WA/2005/0840
Mr & Mrs D Allen
Erection of extensions.
40, Park Road, Godalming.
Full Permission
WA/2005/0843
A A Shah
Erection of extensions and alterations to existing bungalow.
Merok, 24, Portsmouth Road, Godalming.
Full Permission
WA/2005/0845
S Jenkins
Erection of a new dwelling together with a pair of garages to serve nos. 5 and 6 following demolition of 2 existing garages and associated works (Details Pursuant to WA/2004/0320).
Land At 5, Manor Lea Close, Milford.
Details Persuant to Outline
WA/2005/0848
D Faraday & S Wardell
Erection of a detached outbuilding.
7, Wood Road, Godalming.
Full Permission
WA/2005/0858
S Carter & P Maynard
Erection of extensions and alterations (as amplified by letter dated 19/5/05).
Willow Cottage, Farnham Road, Elstead.
Full Permission
WA/2005/0870
M Guerinni & C Wakeman
Erection of a two storey extension and alterations following demolition of existing garage.
Fernden Cottage, New Road, Godalming.
Refused
WA/2005/0880
A P Muir
Erection of a conservatory.
Keys Cottage, Holloway Hill, Godalming.
Full Permission
WA/2005/0885
S Slater
Erection of 5 dwellings with vehicular access off Roke Lane and Petworth Road following demolition of existing car showroom (resubmission following invalid application WA/2005/0300).
Land At Baynards Garage, Petworth Road, Witley.
Refused
WA/2005/0886
D Alexander
Erection of a two storey extension following demolition of existing outbuilding.
Hill Rise, 13, Deanery Road, Godalming.
Full Permission
WA/2005/0889
Mr & Mrs Delaney
Erection of an extension and alterations.
Mulberry, Alldens Lane, Godalming.
Refused
WA/2005/0897
C Stewart
Erection of extensions to existing bungalow to provide a chalet bungalow (revision of WA/2004/1069) (as amended and amplified by letter dated 06/06/05 and plans received 07/06/05).
7, Birch Road, Godalming.
Full Permission
WA/2005/0913
S Swindon
Retention of use of land as residential curtilage.
Land To The Rear Of Witts End, The Cricket Green, Hambledon.
Refused
WA/2005/0915
S D Payne
Erection of a boundary fence and gates.
Froglands, Haslemere Road, Brook.
Refused
WA/2005/0918
S James
Erection of an attached garage.
1, Springhill, Elstead.
Refused
WA/2005/0921
Mr & Mrs A Horton
Erection of a two storey extension and alterations following demolition of existing garage.
Gaddesden, New Road, Wormley.
Withdrawn
WA/2005/0925
J D Copp
Erection of a conservatory.
4, The Lawns, Milford.
Full Permission
WA/2005/0928
Mr & Mrs Spencer
Construction of a dormer window for loft conversion.
24, Park Road, Godalming.
Refused
WA/2005/0934
Charterhouse School
Alterations including the provision of a disabled access.
Saunderites, Charterhouse School, Charterhouse Road, Godalming.
Full Permission
WA/2005/0935
Charterhouse School
Application for Listed Building Consent for internal and external alterations including the provision of a disabled access.
Saunderites, Charterhouse School, Charterhouse Road, Godalming.
Listed Blg Consent Granted
WA/2005/0946
S Cosgrave
Erection of a single storey extension following demolition of existing outbuilding.
Eastville, Tuesley Lane, Godalming.
Full Permission
WA/2005/0955
G & V Swarbreck
Application for a Certificate of Lawfulness under section 191, use of existing building as a separate self contained dwelling.
Hambledon Coach House, Vann Lane, Hambledon.
Certificate of Lawfulness Refused
WA/2005/0959
N Wildman & N Meech
Erection of extensions.
48, Cliffe Rise, Godalming.
Full Permission
WA/2005/0961
Willowmead Ltd
Erection of a new dwelling including the conversion of existing stable building with associated garage (alteration to consent granted under WA/2004/1453 for plot 2 to provide for the inclusion of a cellar).
Land At Thorcroft, Dye House Road, Thursley.
Full Permission
WA/2005/1012
Mr & Mrs Playfoot
Erection of a conservatory.
Torch Cottage, Back Lane, Elstead.
Full Permission


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