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Meeting of the Central Area Development Control Sub Committee held on 20/10/2004
Index & Sched A & Sched B





INDEX OF APPLICATIONS
CENTRAL AREA DEVELOPMENT CONTROL SUB-COMMITTEE
20 October 2004
PAGE NO.
ITEM
PLAN REFLOCATION
Site Visit
WA/2004/0477Land at Merriewood, Beacon View Road, Elstead
Part A -Applications subject to Public Speaking
A.1.
WA/2004/1583Croft Nurseries, Hookley Lane, Elstead
A.2.
WA/2004/1499Land at 29 Grove Road, Godalming
A.3.
WA/2004/14694 The Evergreens, Hambledon Park, Hambledon
Part B -Applications not subject to Public Speaking
B.1.
WA/2004/14735 Clock House Cottages, Enton Lane, Godalming
B.2.
WA/2004/1720Cedar Lodge, Chapel Lane, Milford, Godalming
B.3.
WA/2004/1920Cedar Lodge, Chapel Lane, Milford, Godalming
B.4.
WA/2004/14245A Farncombe Street, Godalming

comms/Central/2004-05/029
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CENTRAL 1

SCHEDULE “A” TO THE AGENDA FOR THE
CENTRAL AREA DEVELOPMENT CONTROL SUB-COMMITTEE
20TH OCTOBER 2004

Major applications or those giving rise to substantial local controversy.
A.1WA/2004/1583Erection of 27 dwellings following demolition of all existing buildings as amended by letter dated 6th September 2004 and plans received 7th September 2004 at Croft Nurseries, Hookley Lane, Elstead,
19/07/2004
Grid Reference:E: 491250N: 143431
Parish :Elstead
Ward :Elstead and Thursley
Development Plan :Green Belt, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Area of Great Landscape Value, partially outside rural settlement boundary
Highway Authority :Recommend conditions
Drainage Authority: Referred to the Environment Agency - Not yet received - to be reported orally
Parish Council:Originally objected on the grounds that the development is against the policy of DEFRA’s Planning Policy Guidance Note 3 General Market housing, or mixed developments and the use of high value housing used to cross-subsidise affordable housing on the site.
Revised comments – No objection in principle but do have concerns in relation to highway issues that the development will cause to the local traffic network
Representations:19 letters of objection, including one from Hookley Lane Area Residents Association, on the following grounds:-
1. land is in the green belt and should not be built upon
2. there are no exceptional circumstances to justify building on the Green Belt
3. vast increase in traffic generation will damage Hookley Lane and lead to immense traffic jams
4. loss of privacy and tranquillity
5. disruption during building works
6. density out of character with surroundings
7. inappropriate scale to existing residential area
8. loss of trees and screening
9. minimal parking
10. minimal gardens
11. houses too close to Springhill
12. will devalue properties
13. there are already surface and foul water problems in Hookley Lane
14. water pressure problems
15. developer should contribute towards improvements at the Springhill/Hookley Lane/Milford Road junction
16. why is there access provided into the fields to the south?
    Most correspondents accepted the need for affordable housing in the village, but not at this density.
    ConsultationsSurrey County Council Strategic Consultation – As a consequence of the planning history of the site, and the inclusion of certain land within the settlement, there is the capacity to accept a reasonable scheme for housing, provided that housing needs justify an exceptional case for the development of land outside the settlement. There is also the potential for a scheme of high design standards, provided certain matters are resolved to the satisfaction of the Borough Council.
    Provided that all such matters as indicated above are resolved, no objection is raised to the principle of the development within the settlement boundary, nor to the proposed exceptions element on the edge of the village on strategic planning or transportation grounds.

    Relevant History


    WA76/0657Outline application for erection of one two-bedroomed bungalow
    Permitted
    15.07.76
    WA76/1630Details pursuant to WA76/0657 for erection of one two-bedroomed bungalow
    Permitted
    19.01.77
          WA91/0330
    Siting of storage units for agricultural purposes
    Permitted
    12.06.91
          WA99/0520
    Use of land as nursery and haulage with associated storage and scrap-yard
    Withdrawn
          WA99/0815
    Application for a Certificate of Lawfulness under Section 191 for the continued use of Area A as a horticultural nursery, Area B haulage and associated activities and Area C for outside storage/scrap associated with haulage and nursery
    Appeal against
    non-determination
    allowed in respect
    of Areas A and B
    Refused in respect
    of Area C
    21.02.00
    WA99/1139Erection of 22 new dwellings following demolition of existing buildings with the retention of one dwelling, together with the erection of a detached garage
    Withdrawn
          WA99/1140
    Erection of 22 new dwellings following demolition of existing buildings with the retention of one dwelling, together with the erection of a detached garage
    Withdrawn
          WA99/1383
    Application for a Certificate of Lawfulness under Section 191 for the continued use of Area A as a horticultural nursery, Area B haulage and associated activities and Area C for outside storage/scrap associated with haulage and nursery (resubmission of WA99/0815)
    Certificate of
    Lawfulness granted
    for Areas A and B
    with amplification
    Certificate of
    Lawfulness refused
    for Area C
    22.12.99
          1/95/0060
    Application for a Certificate of Lawfulness for outside storage/scrap associated with haulage and nursery
    Not determined by
    Local Planning
    Authority
    Appeal Dismissed
    23.08.00
    High Court – Withdrawn
          P43/8/16
    Enforcement action in respect of unauthorised storage use
    Notice served
    30.12.99
    Appeal Dismissed
    Enforcement Notice
    upheld
    23.08.00
          WA00/0423
    Erection of 28 dwellings
    Refused
    30.06.00
    Appeal Dismissed
    30.01.01
          WA00/0424
    Erection of 28 dwellings (duplicate of WA00/0423)
    Refused
    30.06.00
          P43/8/16
    Enforcement action in respect of:
    (a) the unauthorised erection of a timber building;
    (b) the extension in the size of the hardstanding area serving the haulage use;
    (c) the increase in the number of lorries operating from the site.
    Authorised
    21.06.00
          WA00/0937
    Retention of storage building
    Refused
    17.08.00
          WA01/0217
    Retention of and use of building for storage/sorting facility by the Charity “Aid to Children Everywhere”
    Refused
    05.04.01
      WA01/621 & WA01/622
    Erection of 29 dwellings, including nine affordable housing units, and a detached garage to serve retained dwelling following demolition of all existing buildings except May Croft
    Refused
    19.7.01
      WA03/0848
    Erection of 10 dwellings following demolition of existing buildings
    Resolved to Permit
    Awaiting Legal Agreement



    Description of Site/Background

    This application relates to 0.88 ha of land to the west of Hookley Lane. It is currently occupied by two dwellings, a haulage yard and a nursery. The greater part of the site is unkempt and contains a number of dilapidated nursery buildings and green houses. The haulage yard is on the eastern edge of the site and includes a number of large wooden buildings.

    The site is roughly triangular in shape and is bounded by residential development in Hookley Lane to the east and houses in Springhill to the west. Access is achieved to Hookley Lane at the northern end of the site, between the existing dwelling, The Croft, and Oakleigh.

    Applications for a Certificate of Lawful Use and Development were submitted (WA99/0815 and WA99/1383) in relation to:

    (i) the use of Area A as a horticultural nursery;

    (ii) the use of Area B for haulage and associated activities; and

    (iii) the use of Area C for external storage/scrap associated with the haulage and nursery business.

    These areas are shown on the plan attached at Annexe A.

    The use of Area A for horticultural purposes, including the operation of one rigid lorry and one van, and Area B for use as an operating centre for haulage purposes for the operation of three rigid lorries to include parking and maintenance has been granted a Certificate of Lawful Use. The use of Area C for storage was refused a Certificate of Lawfulness.

    Planning permission was refused under WA00/0423 and WA00/0424 for the erection of 28 dwellings. These applications related to the site of the current application and the undeveloped land to the south. WA00/0423 was subsequently dismissed on appeal. The Inspector considered that the scheme represented inappropriate development within the Green Belt, caused unacceptable harm to the form and setting of the village and the local landscape, and did not comply with the Council’s policies on housing mix and affordable housing.

    More recently, two applications (WA01/621 and WA01/622) were refused planning permission for the erection of 29 dwellings, including nine affordable housing units, on a more restricted site, comprising the current application site and the land to the west, (Areas B and C). These were refused on the grounds that the proposals represented an unsustainable form of inappropriate development within the Green Belt, outside of the settlement of Elstead, and did not comply with the Council’s Policy on affordable housing.

    It was further resolved to grant planning permission, subject to the applicants entering into a legal agreement to secure an element of affordable housing, for 10 dwellings on a reduced area of land on the northeastern side of the site. (WA03/0848 refers). The agreement has yet to be completed and planning permission has therefore not yet been granted for this development.


    The Proposal

    Following the demolition of all buildings currently on the site, it is proposed to erect 27 dwellings, comprising 14 two-bed, 9 three-bed and 4 four-bed units. Of these, two terraces each comprising 2 three-bed and one one-bed units would be for private sales, as would 2 of the four-bed dwellings and one three-bed dwelling (total 9). The remaining 18 dwellings, 13 would be available for rent and 5 would be for shared ownership. These would comprise two pairs of linked semi-detached three bed dwellings, a pair of four-bed semi-detached dwellings and 12 two-bed semi-detached or terraced dwellings. Overall, the density of development would be 30.68 dph.

    Design details have been taken from other buildings in the village and the majority of buildings would have fully hipped roofs, some with small dormers and others with gabled projections. Eaves heights would be some 5.5 m, rising to 9.2 m to the ridges.

    Access to the site would be via the existing to Hookley Lane. The existing dwelling to the north of the access is to be demolished to enable a wider access of 5m to be provided, some 3m from Oakleigh, the dwelling to the south. A 30m length of acoustic fencing would be erected between Oakleigh and the new access. At the end of the new road, a point of access to the fields to the south would be provided to enable maintenance of the land.

    An area of open space, including a local area for play (LAP) would be provided on the southern edge of the development.

    Submissions in Support

    The applicant has submitted a lengthy document in support of the proposals and the main points are as follows

    the proposal is in accordance with the development plan and PPG3
    the development will provide much needed affordable housing for the village
    the existing unsightly and unneighbourly uses will be removed from the site
    the dwellings have been designed to reflect the character of the village
    existing screening will be retained so there should be no harmful impact on surrounding residents

    Relevant Policies

    PPG3 – Housing - Annex B: “Providing For Rural Exception Housing”
    Policies) EN1 EN2 PE2 PE7 PE8 PE9 MT2 DP3 RU2 of the Surrey Structure Plan 1994
    Policies) LO2 LO4 LO6 LO8 SE1 SE4 SE8 SE9 DN1 DN2 DN3 DN10 DN11 DN12 of the Surrey Structure Replacement Plan (Deposit Draft) 2002
    Policies) D1 D4 D5 D7 D8 D12 C1 C3 C7 H4 H6 H10 M1 M2 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002

    Main Planning Issues

    The application site is mostly set outside the settlement boundary, within the Green Belt and the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The access, the two existing dwellings and the existing workshops are within the settlement. The principle of development therefore needs to be considered in two parts.

    Within the settlement boundary

    This part of the application proposes a total of 12 new dwellings to be erected on previously developed land. The principle for development on this area was established when the sub-committee resolved to grant planning permission in 2003 (WA03/0848 refers). The current proposals largely reflect the development previously under consideration although the access is now wider and the proposed dwellings are of a different mix and orientation.

    The proposed development on this part of the site would be at a density of some 30 dph, comprising detached, semi-detached and terraced housing. The dwellings within the body of the site would be for private occupation and would face inwards, towards the central road, in two terraces of three dwellings, with a larger detached dwelling set at the end of the row. Parking would be provided for 9 vehicles to the front. The dwelling fronting Hookley Lane would also be detached and for private occupation, with a pair of semi-detached houses behind being for rent. There would then be a small parking courtyard for 4 cars, next to a pair of link detached dwellings – one for shared ownership and one for private sale. All dwellings would be designed to reflect the general style of the village, as set out in the Elstead Village Design Statement. .

    This part of the development should be considered in the light of Policy RD2 of the local plan. Having regard to the resolution made last year to grant planning permission for a similar form of development, it is considered that the proposals would be acceptable in principle.

    Outside the Settlement Boundary

    A further 15 dwellings are proposed on this part of the site. All would be affordable. 11 would be available for rent and 4 for shared ownership. They would be arranged in 4 pairs of semi-detached houses and two short terraces.

    As this part of the site falls within the Green Belt, development is, by definition, inappropriate.
    Policies generally seek to direct new housing to existing urban areas in order to promote more sustainable patterns of development, the efficient use of urban land and to protect the countryside. However, the difficulties of securing an adequate supply of affordable housing in rural areas are well known and the local plan has therefore included Policy H6, which sets out the way in which proposals that are otherwise contrary to the overarching policies should be considered. The main issues for consideration are therefore whether the tests set out in Policy H6 of the local plan have been met, whether any special circumstances have been demonstrated to justify the development in the countryside and, if they have, the impact of the development on the character of the area and on local residential amenity.

    Annex B to PPG3 provides further guidance on rural exception housing and states that the case for releasing exception sites to secure affordable housing for local needs is a matter for the judgement of the local planning authority. It goes on to say that the basis of the policy is essentially one of permitting very limited exceptions to established policies of restraint. The release of land should take full account of environmental considerations and should also ensure that the style and character of the housing is in keeping with its surroundings and particularly with local building styles.


    Rural exception sites policy H6

    Policy H6 states that in very exceptional circumstances, where there is a genuine local need for subsidised affordable housing which cannot be met in some other way, some small scale housing development may be permitted on sites which are very closely related to the defined rural settlements in character, appearance and location, but which are outside their developed limits. .

    The Housing Needs Survey under taken in 2002 shows that of the 30 households that responded, 12 had an immediate need and 18 a need for housing within 5 years, with the greatest demand being for first homes for young people and couples. From the survey it was considered that eight to ten dwellings would go some way towards meeting the needs of the village with a mix of shared ownership and rented. It was also considered that in order to address longer term housing needs, two-bedroom plus properties would be more appropriate than one bedroom dwellings. It is therefore considered that there is an established need for affordable housing within the village.

    With regard for alternative sites within the settlement boundary, the village is tightly constrained, and there are few opportunities for development. In addition the development of this site would bring with it other benefits in that it would remove from the land the established haulage business which is unsightly and which has caused a level of disruption and disturbance to local residents in the past.

    Furthermore, at the time of the local plan public inquiry, the Inspector recommended the settlement boundary for the village should include the areas A and B with Lawful Use Certificates, subject to the proviso that the boundary is squared-off so that the small rectangle of land (within area C) immediately south of Area B, is included within the settlement to the point where the northern boundary of the rear garden of ‘Farthings’ joins with the objection site. This part of the site has been excluded from the application site, as the owner is unwilling to sell.

    Notwithstanding the issue of the rectangle of land, officers consider that very special circumstances have been demonstrated to justify an exceptional case for development at Croft Nursery.

    Policy H6 also sets out the criteria against which exception site proposals should be judged. The first criterion states that a site should have adequate access to services and amenities, including shops and public transport. Croft Nurseries are within 800m of the village green, where there are a small supermarket and a surgery. Elsewhere in the village is a range of small shops and services, including a primary school and nursery. The village is served by an hourly bus service to Godalming/Guildford or Farnham/Aldershot.

    The second criterion states that development should be small scale, respect the form and character of the village and not materially harm the character of the countryside. It is the officer view that the development is small scale compared to the size of the village. The site outside the village boundary comprises 0.47ha and it is considered that the size of the development is proportionate to the size of the settlement and reflects the level of need for affordable housing in Elstead.


    A judgement should be made on the harm to amenity and the character of the locality. The development of the application site would extend the amount of built development into the countryside, but it is considered that, having regard to the removal of the existing unneighbourly uses on the site, there would be benefits. In addition it is possible, in design terms, to provide a more attractive development on a single larger site, rather than by seeking to provide affordable housing through smaller infill sites within the village.

    Impact on neighbouring residents

    Other than on its southern boundary where it abuts open, albeit overgrown fields, the site is bounded by residential development. The proposed dwellings are generally set away from the boundaries to the site, other than on plots 2,18 and 26 where the flank walls of the dwellings are between 2 and 2.5m of the boundary. This relationship would provide a blank elevation towards the gardens of the adjacent dwellings, no.s 7 & 13 Springhill, which would themselves be over 20m away. The proposed dwellings on these plots would have fully hipped roofs, which would assist in lessening the visual impact, and would have no window openings on the side elevations, so as to avoid any loss of privacy or overlooking.

    The two dwellings to each side of the access, Oakleigh and Westleigh, would also be affected. The proposed dwelling on plot 1 would have a not dissimilar relationship with Westleigh. The proposed dwellings on plots 2 & 3 would face the rear elevation of Westleigh, but it is proposed to provide additional planting along the boundary to protect the privacy of the occupants. Oakleigh is a detached house, which has its garage and kitchen constructed on the boundary to the drive. Although the existing haulage business is low key, as it is a lawful use it could be intensified and a judgement must be made between the impact of the use of the drive by heavy goods vehicles and by vehicles generated by 27 dwellings. An acoustic fence is to be erected between Oakleigh and the new drive. It will be erected outside of the existing substantial hedge along this boundary and this should minimise any adverse impact from traffic noise.

    Other policy issues

    Policy H4 applies to the site and it is considered that the requirements of the policy are met. The overall density of the site is 30 dph and the proposal provides 14 two bed units (52%), 9 three bed units (85% 2/3 bed) and 4 four bed units (15%).

    Policy H10 requires residential development to have adequate amenity space to meet the needs of future occupants. It is proposed to provide a landscaped open space within the development on its southern edge. It would include a local area for play which would be overlooked by several of the proposed units, to give an element of security.

    In design terms, it is considered that the form of the development complies with the general principles set out in the Surrey Design Guide. The houses reflect local character and are not dominated by parking, which is laid out in a series of small courtyards or in small groups in front of the dwellings. 5 garage spaces and 40 parking spaces are provided within the development which provides 1.3 spaces per unit, which is in accordance with current guidelines

    There are no trees of any importance within the site, although there are a number of visually important trees on the boundaries of the site, particularly along the access. These are to be retained and boundary planting will be increased to reinforce the screen between the application site and development around it.

    Conclusions

    It is the officers’ opinion that the proposed development is in accordance with the criteria set out in Policy H6. An exceptional case has been made in the light of the need for affordable housing in the village and Croft Nursery would appear to provide an opportunity for such provision. This provides the very special circumstances needed to justify an exception being made to the overarching polices of restraint. For this reason, the development is not considered to represent a departure from the Development Plan and there is no requirement for the application to be referred to Development Control Committee or to GOSE.

    Recommendation

    That, subject to the applicant entering into a legal agreement within 6 months (all costs, including those of the Council, to be borne by the applicant) to ensure that units 2,3, 4, 13-27 as shown on drawing 3337/HOR/01A remain as low cost housing for occupation by local people, permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:-

    1. Condition
    Reason
    2. Condition
    Before the development hereby permitted is commenced, all existing buildings on the site shall be demolished and all demolition materials removed from the site, together with all materials and items relating to the haulage business, the operation of which shall be permanently discontinued.

    Reason
    3. Condition
    Reason
    4. Condition
    Reason
    5. Condition
    Reason
    6. Condition
    Reason
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    Reason
    8. Condition
    Reason
    To safeguard the privacy and amenities of adjoining occupants and to accord with Policies D1 and D4 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.

    9. Condition
    (i) control of noise;
    (ii) control of dust, smell and other effluvia;
    (iv) site security arrangements including hoardings;
    (vi) construction and demolition working hours;
    (vii) hours during the construction and demolition phase, when delivery vehicles or vehicles taking away materials are allowed to enter or leave the site.

    The development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved scheme or as may otherwise be agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

    To safeguard the privacy and amenities of adjoining occupants and to accord with Policies D1 and D4 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.

    10. Condition
    Reason
    11. Condition
    Reason 12. Condition
    Reason 13. Condition

    Reason
    In the interests of the visual amenities of the area in accordance with Policies RD1, D1 and D4 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002. To safeguard the privacy and amenities of adjoining occupants and to accord with Policies RD1, D1 and D4 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.

    14. Condition
    Reason
    15. Condition To maintain the character of the watercourse and provide undisturbed refuges for wildlife using the river corridor in accordance with Policy D5 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002

    16. Condition
    Reason
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    Reason
    18. Condition
    (a) bargeboards
    (b) chimneys
    (c) roof verges
    (d) roof eaves
    (e) porches
    (f) windows and doors

    Reason
    In the interests of the visual amenities of the area in accordance with Policies RD1, D1 and D4 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.

    19. Condition
    SUMMARY OF REASONS FOR GRANTING PERMISSION

    The development hereby granted has been assessed against PPG3 - Housing - Annex B: "Providing For Rural Exception Housing" and the following Development Plan policies: Policies EN1, EN2, PE2, PE7, PE,8 PE9, MT2, DP3 and RU2 of the Surrey Structure Plan 1994, Policies LO2, LO4, LO6, LO8, SE1, SE4, SE8, SE9, DN1, DN2, DN3, DN10, DN11 and DN12 of the Surrey Structure Replacement Plan (Deposit Draft) 2002 and Policies D1, D4, D5, D7, D8, D12, C1, C3, C7, H4, H6, H10, M1 and M2 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.
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    A.2WA/2004/1499Erection of a building to provide 4 flats, ancillary works and associated parking following demolition of existing dwelling and garage at Land at 29 Grove Road, Godalming.
    R Galliver & P Helme
    08/07/2004
    Grid Reference:E: 496424N: 143335
    Town :Godalming
    Ward :Godalming Central and Ockford
    Development Plan :No site specific policy
    Highway Authority :Recommend conditions
    Drainage Authority: No requirements
    Town Council:No objection
    Representations:10 letters of objection on the following grounds:-
    1. there are no other apartments in the road
    2. out of character
    3. road already suffers from traffic congestion – this can only make things worse
    4. two extra houses have already been granted planning permission in the road
    5. proposals will led to building chaos and lower the value of existing houses
    6. site is not large enough for this kind of development
    7. parking is insufficient and will lead to parking on the road which will cause the road to deteriorate
    8. a large block of flats will lead to loss of light and overshadowing
    9. potential occupancy will be quadrupled
    10. increase in noise and disturbance
    11. increase in cooking smells
    12. numerous windows will overlook adjoining property
    13. loss of visual amenity. A huge structure will be set directly in front of adjoining dwelling, about 15m away
    14. level of proposed dwelling should be set into the ground to reduce impact

    Relevant History

    Wa97/1397Erection of a detached dwelling
    Permitted
    November 1997

    Description of Site/Background

    29 Grove Road is a detached bungalow with separate garage situated in a hillside position on the south-eastern side of the road. It occupies a triangular shaped site of some 0.08ha, which is sloping and is elevated above the road.

    The Proposal

    It is proposed to demolish the existing buildings on the site which have a floor area of some 101 sq.m. and to replace them with a one and a half storey building of 304 sq.m., comprising four two bedroom flats. Parking for 5 cars would be provided in front of the building.

    Submissions in Support
    the design harmonises but does not slavishly imitate the terrace to the south west
    materials will be in keeping with the locale
    the site is not overlooked by adjoining dwellings or gardens
    the wider space of the road and an appropriate surfaced parking area will contrast the narrow road and margins to the south west and northeast
    proposed building is no higher than that previously approved
    trees will not be affected by the proposals

    Relevant Policies

    Policies PE9 and PE10 of the Surrey Structure Plan 1994
    Policies SE4 and SE9 of the Surrey Structure Replacement Plan (Deposit Draft) 2002
    Policies D1, D4, D7 and H4 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002

    Main Planning Issues

    The site lies within the developed area of Godalming, adjacent to the Ockford Road Conservation Area. The redevelopment of this site is therefore accepted in principle.

    The issues for consideration relate to the impact of the proposal on the character of the area, on trees and on adjoining residents.

    The character of the area

    The site is located in a prominent position on the bank that runs along the eastern side of Ockford Road. The existing dwelling is set back from Grove Road, so that only the roof is visible from lower levels. It is proposed that the building should be erected on the same base level as the existing and the following table shows the differences between the existing and proposed heights of the building.

    Existing dwellingProposed building
    Length of ridge18.8 m13.4m
    Ridge height above level of road9m7.8m
    Eaves height above level of road6.3m5.1m
    Actual ridge height7m5.8m
    Actual eaves height4.3m3.1m
    Proximity to rear boundary3.5m5m

    The officers consider that the scale and form of the proposed development would not appear out of character on this site. Whilst it is accepted that the proposals would have a greater visual impact on the area, this would be no greater than other residential properties nearby. To reduce its impact, the ridge line has been divided by a lower central element. Space would be retained around the building so avoiding a cramped appearance and the design of the building is considered to be more attractive and in keeping with the quality of the area than that of the existing bungalow.

    Impact on adjoining dwellings

    The submitted plans provide an indication of site levels and the relationship of the proposed development to the existing bungalow and surrounding residential properties. The plans show that the proposed ridge height would be approximately 0.7m above the slab level of the dwelling to the rear (Braeburn), which is set on much higher ground, and the roof of the proposed building would be almost 20m away. Some windows are proposed on the rear elevation. These would serve the kitchen, bathroom and passageway. In view of the extent of the mature vegetation that exists between the two properties and the difference in levels, it is considered that there would little material harm afforded to the amenities of Braeburn.

    No 34 is located to the southwest of the application site and has recently benefited from planning permission to erect a two storey extension on its northern elevation. This would bring the flank elevation of no 24 to within 4 m of the flank elevation of the proposed building. There would be two windows within this elevation, to the kitchens of two of the proposed flats. Both windows are small, and the one to the upper flat is divided to provide an element within the wall and a small roof light above. Windows on the rear elevation serve the kitchen bathroom and passageway. In any event, any views from these windows towards the garden of no 34 would be acutely oblique. It is therefore considered that there would no adverse impact on the amenities of no 34.

    Trees and landscaping

    There are a number of visually important trees on the site, in particular two lime trees towards the northern end of the site. Most of the trees are to be retained and the planting along the rear boundary is to be increased. Probably the most important area of landscaping is however that to the front of the site where there is an existing hedgerow along most of the length of the site to Grove Road. It is proposed to retain much of the hedge and additional trees are to be planted within and at the ends of the parking area. Further planting is proposed to the bank in front of the flats, although species have yet to be agreed. It is considered that these proposals will largely retain the current character of the site.

    Parking

    Five spaces are proposed with direct access from Grove Road. Comments from residents are noted, but as the site is located within easy walking distance of the town centre and public transport links, it is considered that the proposals would be compliant with policy in this respect.

    Conclusions

    The proposal provides small units of accommodation and would have no material adverse impact on the character of the area. The proposed building is of an appropriate design that would not harm the appearance of the adjacent Conservation Area. Whilst the comments of neighbours are noted, it is nevertheless considered that, having regard to the need to make the best use of urban land, this form of development is acceptable.

    Recommendation

    That permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:-

    1. Condition
    Reason
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    Reason

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    9. Condition
    Reason
    10. Condition
    1. Parking of vehicles of site personnel, operatives and visitors.
    2. Loading and unloading plant and materials.
    3. Storage of plant and materials including demolition arisings.
    4. Cement mixing.

    The space referred to above and access routes to them (if not existing metalled ones) to be minimally 8 metres away from mature trees and 4 metres from hedgerows, or as may otherwise be agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

    Reason
    11. Condition Reason
    12. Condition
    Reason
    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 permission hereby granted shall not be construed as authority to carry out works on the highway. The applicant is advised that a licence must be obtained from the Highway Authority before any works are carried out on any footway, footpath, carriageway, verge or other land forming part of the highway.

    Summary of Reasons for Granting Planning Permission

    The development hereby granted has been assessed against the following Development Plan policies: Policy PE9 and PE10 of the Surrey Structure Plan 1994, Policy SE4 and SE9 of the Surrey Structure Replacement Plan (Deposit Draft) 2002 and Policy D1, D4, D7 and H4 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 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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    A.3WA/2004/1469Installation of skylights at 4 The Evergreens, Hambledon Park, Hambledon (as amplified by letter dated 15.9.04 and by e-mail dated 6.10.04).
    M D Catton
    12/07/2004
    Grid Reference:E: 495714 N: 138160
    Parish :Hambledon
    Ward :Witley and Hambledon
    Development Plan :MGB, AONB, AGLV - outside settlement area.
    Highway Authority :No requirements
    Drainage Authority: No requirements
    Parish Council:The Parish Council has no objection to this application but suggests that approval should be conditional on the loft space not being converted into residential accommodation.
    Representations:6 letters of objections have been received from 7 properties, raising the following concerns :-
    1. Concerns over the property to be used for business purposes;
    2. The proposed skylights will alter the external fabric of the building to a detrimental effect unlike the existing skylights which were installed at the time of renovation and uniformly positioned;
    3. The two skylights proposed for the east side of the roof will alter the outlook from No. 10;
    4. Lack of explanation of what use will be made of the loft space;
    5. Concerns that the roof space may not be used for storage but for a study, bedroom or gym;
    6. It should be noted that the loft area above a flat does not necessarily belong to the flat below but to the Hambledon Management Company;
    7. The additional skylights will alter the buildings roof and detract from the existing symmetry and appearance;



    Relevant History

    WA94/1013Change of use of ‘Evergreens’ to fourteen residential units.
    Withdrawn
    10.11.94
    WA95/0725Change of use and alterations to provide 13 residential units; erection of garages (revision of WA94/1013).
    Permitted
    5.2.96

    Description of Site/Background

    No. 4 Evergreens is a top floor flat on the north corner of a block of 13 flats. Evergreens is located on the south west side of Hambledon Park, off Wormley Lane.

    Hambledon Park is an estate development, which is a mixture of refurbishment and new build development, which was carried out pursuant to permissions in 1995 and 1996 following the redevelopment of the Natural Research Council Site (Hambledon Homes).

    The Proposal

    The proposal is for the installation of 6 roof lights in connection with the use of the loft space for ancillary purposes including storage.

    Submissions in Support

    In support of the scheme, the applicant has made the following points:-

    The proposal has been discussed with the Hambledon (The Evergreens) Management Co. Ltd and they have given their approval. When put to a vote, out of the 13 flats, 8 were in favour and only 2 opposed to the application;
    Building regulations would not allow for a spiral staircase to access the loft space for residential use due to fire regulations. Therefore, this is a non-residential loft conversion with no fixed stairway to comply with building regulations;
    The applicant states he aims to make the proposed skylights as close a match as to those existing on the flats;
    The applicant confirms that there is no business use of the flat whatsoever.

    Relevant Policies

    Policies PE2 and PE7 of the Surrey Structure Plan 1994
    Policies LO4 and SE8 of the Surrey Structure Replacement Plan (Deposit Draft) 2002
    (Prop.Mods. June – 2004 – LO4, SE8)
    Policies C1 and C3 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002

    Main Planning Issues

    The site is located within the Metropolitan Green Belt, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and an Area of Great Landscape Value, outside of any defined settlement area wherein rural planning policies place strict restraint upon development.


    The following are material planning considerations :-
    The site is within the Metropolitan Green Belt wherein there is a presumption against development. Policy C1 of the Local Plan indicates that alterations to existing residential dwellings can be appropriate providing they do not cause harm to the openness, character or visual amenity of the Green Belt. Consideration also needs to be given to the impact of development upon the landscape as the site is within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and an Area of Great Landscape Value. Development must preserve or enhance the appearance and character of the landscape. The proposal involves the use of space within an existing roof void which itself does not require permission as it does not amount to development within the meaning of the Planning Act. There would therefore be no increase in actual built form and therefore no actual harm to the openness of the Green Belt Neighbours comments are noted, however, officers do not consider that the roof lights would materially detract from the character of the building and surrounding landscape. The proposed roof lights are not considered to be any more harmful than the existing roof lights on the building serving other flats. They will be positioned above existing windows and it is not considered that the residential amenity of other neighbouring properties would be materially affected by way of material overlooking.

    There is no legal agreement or condition on the original consent, WA95/0725, to restrict the amount of overall floor space or use of the roof void. Given that the roof lights are not considered to cause any material harm visually, the proposal is considered to represent acceptable development.

    Recommendation

    That permission be GRANTED.
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    SCHEDULE “B” TO THE AGENDA FOR THE
    CENTRAL AREA DEVELOPMENT CONTROL SUB-COMMITTEE
    20TH OCTOBER 2004

    Applications where the considerations involved are clearly defined.
    B.1WA/2004/1473Installation of roof lights to provide loft conversion at 5 Clock House Cottages, Enton Lane, Godalming,
    J & S Bajer
    05/07/2004
    Grid Reference:E: 495681 N: 139364
    Parish :Witley
    Ward :Witley and Hambledon
    Development Plan :MGB, AGLV. Outside settlement area.
    Highway Authority :No requirements
    Drainage Authority: No requirements
    Parish Council:No objection
    Representations:1 letter received in support of the application
    Relevant History

    WA92/1284Alterations and change of use of former health hydro, workshops and garages and redevelopment of staff accommodation to provide 38 residential units with garages car parking and landscaping.
    Permitted
    16.2.94
    WA03/0236Alterations to provide a loft conversion.
    Refused
    12.6.03

    Description of Site/Background

    5 Clockhouse Cottages is one of a group of terraced cottages built around a courtyard in the grounds of Enton Hall.

    Clockhouse Cottages are new build properties forming part of the Enton Hall estate development, which was subject to redevelopment/conversion approximately 10 years ago under original planning consent reference WA92/1284. Bearing in mind that Enton Hall is within the Green Belt, special restrictions and conditions were made part of this consent in order to allow permission for redevelopment of the estate, which included new build dwellings. This was in the form of a legal agreement to ensure that only the extent of the development approved would be carried out, hence restricting further extensions and alterations to the properties.

    Permission was refused under WA03/0236 for the provision of a link roof extension to fill the valley between No. 5 and 6 and insert roof lights to create a loft conversion. The Council’s concern was that the scheme would result in an intensification of residential accommodation upon this Green Belt site and the roof extension and roof lights would appear more intrusive and domesticated within this rural setting.

    A subsequent application was, however, allowed on appeal in relation to the neighbour’s property No. 4. This involved the conversion of roof space and the insertion of roof lights in the southern (front) elevation but the roof line remains unaltered (reference WA03/1067)

    The Proposal

    In the original permission, WA92/1284, the roof area of these properties was shown as storage. The proposal is for the installation of roof lights in connection with converting the roof space to provide additional accommodation. The roof would not be extended or the ridge height increased.

    The use of the loft area doesn’t in itself require planning permission since it is not classed as development within the meaning of the Planning Act. However, the installation of roof lights was controlled by Condition 2 of the original consent. The increase in habitable accommodation would require a variation of the legal agreement.

    Submissions in Support

    The applicants state in a supporting note received with the application that the neighbouring property, No. 4 Clockhouse Cottages, has recently been granted approval for a loft conversion with velux windows under a recent appeal. As in that case, none of the roof lights in the application would be visible from outside the courtyard area.

    Relevant Policies

    Policy(ies) PE2, PE7 of the Surrey Structure Plan 1994
    Policy(ies) LO4, SE8 of the Surrey Structure Replacement Plan (Deposit Draft) 2002
    (Prop.Mods. June 2004 – LO4, SE8)
    Policy(ies) C1, C3 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002

    Main Planning Issues

    The site is located within the Metropolitan Green Belt and an Area of Great Landscape Value, outside of any defined settlement area wherein rural planning policies place strict restraint upon development.

    The following are material considerations :-

    The site is within the Green Belt wherein there is a presumption against development. Policy C1 of the Local Plan indicates that alterations to existing dwellings can be appropriate subject to their being no detriment to the character, openness or visual amenity of the Green Belt. Consideration also needs to be given to the impact of development upon the landscape as the site is within an Area of Great Landscape Value. Development must preserve or enhance the character of the AGLV. In this case, Officers consider that the roof lights do not cause material harm to the Green Belt. Whilst the application involves additional floor space, this is within an existing roof void and therefore it is considered that it would have a detrimental impact on the openness of the Green Belt. The roof lights are discreetly positioned and it is not considered that they would materially detract from the character of the building and surrounding landscape. It is not considered that the residential amenity of neighbouring properties would be adversely affected.

    The planning permission that was granted on appeal under reference WA03/1067 for an almost identical proposal in relation to No. 4 Clockhouse Cottages is a material consideration. The Inspector found that the proposal would not harm the Green Belt or landscape and the current recommendation reflects the Inspector’s view on that other matter. In addition, the current scheme has materially less impact than the previously refused scheme under WA03/0236. As a result it is considered that this scheme should be supported.

    Finally, the proposal involves an increase in habitable floor space, which was restricted by the legal agreement under WA92/1284. Therefore, it is recommended that the legal agreement be varied to allow the works under this application to be carried out.


    Recommendation

    It be recommended to Development Control Committee that subject to the variation of the legal agreement being completed within 6 months, relating to permission No. WA92/1284 at the expense of the applicants (including the Council’s legal costs), planning permission be GRANTED for the use of the loft space for habitable accommodation.

    Informative

    1. The applicant is advised that approval of the original contacting parties to the planning agreement will be required, and development not commence until agreement is complete.
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    B.2WA/2004/1720
    Housing Dept
    Waverley Borough Council
    27.09.04
    Consultation under Regulation 3 for the change of use and alterations to existing hostel buildings to provide 13 self-contained flats and 3 communal bedsits at Cedar Lodge, Chapel Lane, Milford, Godalming
    Grid Reference:E: 494804 N: 142409
    Parish Council:Milford
    Ward:Witley
    Development Plan:C1, RD1
    Highway Authority:The Highways Authority has not raised any objections to the proposal.
    Drainage Authority:No requirements
    Parish Council:Inappropriate overdevelopment of site. Lack of car parking spaces (minimum 16 required). Amenity land. Too near to industrial site TVVM in Chapel Lane.

    Relevant Planning History

    WA85/1118Consultation under Regulation 4. Erection of five 4 bedroom dwellings for the homeless and one 3 bedroom wardens flat following demolition of existing building.
    Granted 15/10/1985

    Description of Site/Background

    The site is located on the north eastern side of Chapel Lane and covers an area of 0.17 hectares. The site is within the designated settlement area of Milford and washed over by the Green Belt. The settlement finishes at the rear of the application site. 3 part single part two-storey blocks on the site are used as a hostel for homeless people. The site has been used as a hostel for over 30 years. Waverley Council owns the site and the application is being made by the housing department. The site has a parking area at the front and a children’s play and amenity area to the rear.

    The hostel comprises a total of 23 bedsits with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities.

    The Proposal The current proposal is to convert the existing 23 bedsit units to 13 self-contained flats plus 3 bedsits to include minor external alterations. The conversion involves primarily the subdivision of the existing large bedsits by erecting partition walls and removing existing walls. Externally the only alterations are creating four new windows at ground floor level enlarging one window at ground floor level and one at first floor level. Two roof lights are proposed in the slopping pitched roof in the south west elevation.

    Relevant Policies
    Main Planning Issues Recommendation

    Approve subject to the following conditions

    That under the terms of Regulation 3, no objection be raised and consent be granted.
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    B.3WA/2004/1920
    Milford and Villages Day Centre.
    02.09.04
    Change of use of land to provide additional parking area to serve Milford and Village Day Centre at Land to Rear of 34 – 36 Chapel Lane, Milford
    Grid Reference:E: 494724 N: 142567
    Parish Council:Witley
    Ward:Milford
    Development Plan:C1, RD1
    Highway Authority:The Highways Authority has not raised any objections to the proposal.
    Drainage Authority:No requirements
    Parish Council:No objection

    Relevant Planning History

    WA95/1303Consultation under Regulation 3 – Erection of building to provide day care centre, provision of car parking.
    Deemed Consent 23/11/1995



    Description of Site/Background

    This planning application is being reported to Committee due to the close interest of a member of the Committee in this proposal.

    The site is located to the rear of No 34 and No 36 Chapel Lane and is a piece of garden area measuring 23m x 23m (530sq.m) leased from Waverley Borough Council abutting the rear gardens of No. 38 and No. 4 Potters Close as well as the former TVVM compound. The site falls within the Settlement of Milford and is washed over by the Green Belt. Directly to the south west of the site the application site as a short boundary with the Milford and Village Day Centre a local community facility for the elderly offering the elderly a place to meet and use facilities such as hairdressing.

    The Proposal The proposal is to convert this garden area to overspill car parking for the Milford and Villages Day Centre. The Day Centre fronts onto Chapel Lane and has a small parking area at the front of the site. An access would be created using a small triangular part of the neighbouring former TVVM site (10sq.m). A total of 17 car parking spaces would be provided on the site as shown on the submitted plans in addition to the 14 spaces that currently exist on site. Comments submitted by Applicant.
    Relevant Policies
    Main Planning Issues Recommendation

    That permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:-

    1. Condition
    Reason
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    B.4WA/2004/1424Change of use from Class A1 to Class A3 (takeaway food) at 5A Farncombe Street, Godalming (as amplified by letter dated 27.08.04 and letter received 01.09.04)
    H Barachan
    28/06/2004
    Grid Reference:E: 497605 N: 145009
    Town:Godalming
    Ward:Godalming, Farncombe and Catteshall
    Development Plan:No site specific policies within developed area
    Highway Authority:No requirements
    Drainage Authority:No requirements
    Town Council:No comment due to application being inaccurate
    Consultations:Borough Environmental Health Officer - expresses concerns in relation to extract ventilation system and vibration noise through the structure of the building. Recommends conditions in relation to demolition and alteration work (also see report).
      Borough Estates Officer - reports that, on the basis of the information submitted, there is insufficient evidence to suggest that the present use is now uneconomic and that the shop could not continue to be let for retail purposes (also see report).
      Representations:One letter of objection on the following grounds:-
      i) noise and disturbance;
      ii) smells and litter;
          iii) refers to presence of a mobile food van in lay-by in the past;
          iv) existing food takeaways in the area.

      Description of Site/Background

      No. 5A forms part of a row of retail units with maisonettes above, situated on the south side of Farncombe Street in what is a local shopping centre. At the rear of the block is a car park and service area. Opposite are a row of shops and the Station Garage and in front there is a lay-by. Some 90 metres to the west is the level crossing over the railway.

      The Proposal

      Permission is sought fro a change of use from a retail shop on the ground floor to an A3 (fast food takeaway) use. The premises are stated to have a floor area of some 75 sq m (800 sq ft).

      The application indicates that the use would be for pizza takeaway and that the hours of use would be from 11.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m., seven days a week.

      Submissions in Support

      The applicant’s agent has submitted a planning/design statement and other information in support of the application.

      The applicant’s agent has argued that the proposal provides an opportunity to bring into use an empty commercial unit that has been marketed for over a year without success. It is also argued that the proposed use can be successfully achieved without significant adverse effect on the environment or local amenity and points out that short-term parking is available in the lay-by in front of the premises.

      The agent has stated that additional details, such as signage and ducting/ventilation can be submitted in a separate application should the principle of an A3 use be forthcoming.

      The agent has also argued that the information submitted regarding the marketing of the property seems to indicate a thorough attempt has been made at reletting the unit. A short report has been submitted on the advertising strategy used and the Property Agent has indicated that the only offer for the property was for a A3 use (out of eight enquiries since July 2003) and any other serious enquiries have all been for a similar use.

      The Property Agent has stated that they have fully marketed the property by all the usual means such as adverts in local newspapers, internet/website advertising and a letting board has been displayed in the window and details have been sent to commercial agents. The property has been advertised from April 2003 to July/August 2004 approximately every two - three weeks.

      Relevant Policies

      Policies PE10, MT2, MT5 of the Surrey Structure Plan 1994
      Policies DN2, DN3 of the Surrey Structure Replacement Plan (Deposit Draft) 2002 (Incorporating Proposed Modifications June 2004)
      Policies S2, S6, D1, D4, M2 and M14 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002

      Main Planning Issues

      The main issues to be considered are whether, based on the information provided, the loss of the retail unit in this case is justified and the impact of the proposed use on the character and residential amenities of the area with particular reference to traffic generation, noise and disturbance, cooking smells and litter.

      Policy S2 of the Local Plan 2002 states that the local authority will seek to retain local and village shops and promote areas which serve the shopping needs of the local community. Whilst the Council cannot prevent the closure of uneconomic shops, it will seek to ensure that all reasonable efforts are made to secure a continuing retail use of a premises.

      In considering proposals which result in the loss of local shops, the Council will have regard to certain factors. Whilst it is noted that the premises are now vacant, no financial evidence has been provided to show any decline in trade or any relevant details of investment into the promotion and/or improvement of the business. It is acknowledged that the premises have been marketed and for a reasonable length of time. However, having regard to the specialist advice of the Council’s Estates Surveyor, officers are of the view that although the agent has sought to argue that the rental level is too high for retail users, no details of the rental level have been supplied. Moreover, given its position, in a parade of shops which are well situated and reasonably well patronised, it is expected that the shop should be let for its present use and at the right rental level. Notwithstanding the further evidence provided by the Property Agent, the officers consider that there is insufficient evidence to suggest that the shop would not be let for retail purposes at a reasonable rent.

      The second main issue to be considered is whether the new use proposed would prejudice the character or appearance of the area or the amenities currently enjoyed by residential occupiers above the premises and in the locality. It is acknowledged that the premises lie within a commercial centre where some evening activity could be expected. Indeed, there are other A3 type uses in the locality and it is noted that there was a similar use allowed on appeal in 1994 at the other end of the parade of shops (No. 13). The Inspector at that appeal considered that an A3 use was acceptable for that site. However, a more recent appeal was dismissed in June 2001 at No. 20A, although it is noted these premises are located on the western side of the railway crossing. The officers do, therefore, express some concern over the introduction of a further takeaway facility in the locality and the additional activity that this would introduce, particularly in the late evenings and on Sundays.

      In terms of hours of use stated, these would be no more restricted than those of other similar uses in the area, but would be wider than those allowed at No. 13.

      In terms of parking, there is a lay-by in front of the parade of shops which could provide some parking in the evenings. The County Highway Authority has not raised an objection to the proposal on grounds of traffic and parking congestion.

      The Borough Environmental Health Officer has expressed concerns over the proposal as the proposed extract ventilation system would be below the deck access to flats above the shops and has no provision for exhausting gases at above eaves level It is considered that more details should be provided before support could be offered. Whilst it is acknowledged that modern systems can remove odour problems, but only if well maintained and smells associated with an A3 use could therefore be a concern for the occupants of the first floor flats. Further details are needed to determine if there is a probable structure borne noise and vibration problem through the structure of the building. These details are lacking in the application.

      Finally, litter is often a problem associated with such a use as that proposed. Although the application indicates a pizza takeaway use, this could take on various forms within the Class A3 category. Whilst it could be controlled under other legislation, there is a further concern over the environmental effect of several such uses in the area.


      Conclusions

      In conclusion, the officers do not consider that all reasonable efforts have been made in marketing to let or sell the premises as a shop and it is argued that the proposed non-retail use would prejudice the character and residential amenities of the area.

      Recommendation

      That permission be refused for the following reasons:

      1. The Council is not satisfied that, based on the information and evidence submitted with the application, all reasonable efforts have been made in marketing to let or sell the premises as a retail shop, contrary to Policy S2 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.

      2. The proposed use of the premises as a takeaway facility would be materially harmful to the visual character of the area and the residential amenities of neighbouring residential properties by reason of increased traffic and visitor movements and an increase in noise, disturbance, smell and litter generation. As such, the proposal would be contrary to Policies D1, D4, S2 and S6 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.
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      AGENDA ‘C’ TO THE AGENDA FOR THE
      CENTRAL AREA DEVELOPMENT CONTROL SUB-COMMITTEE
      20TH OCTOBER 2004

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

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

      Plan No.
      Applicant
      Development Proposed
      Site Description
      Decision
      TM/2004/0083
      Mrs Fleming
      Application for consent for works to trees the subject of Tree Preservation Order GOD20.
      11, Woodman Court, Godalming.
      TPO Refusal
      TM/2004/0086
      D Eglinton
      Application for consent for works to a beech tree and a sycamore tree, the subject of Tree Preservation Order 42/99 (lesser works as amended within letter dated 6/9/04).
      18, The Paddock, Godalming.
      TPO Consent
      TM/2004/0089
      M A H Martin
      Works to 2 lime trees the subject of Tree Preservation Order GOD18.
      13 & 14, Shadyhanger, Godalming.
      TPO Consent
      TM/2004/0090
      R Rendall
      Application for consent for works to trees the subject of Tree Preservation Order 2/03 (as amended within letter dated 3/9/04).
      7, Summerhouse Close, Godalming.
      TPO Consent
      TM/2004/0092
      L G Inwood
      Works to trees the subject of Tree Preservation Order 5/03.
      Land At Westdene & Birchanger, Summerhouse Road, Godalming.
      TPO Consent
      TM/2004/0093
      P Nash
      Application for consent to fell an ash the subject of Tree Preservation Order WA238.
      1 Camargue Place, Catteshall Lane, Godalming.
      TPO Consent
      TM/2004/0094
      J E Kemp
      Application for consent to fell an oak the subject of Tree Preservation Order WA238.
      2 Camargue Place, Catteshall Lane, Godalming.
      TPO Consent
      TM/2004/0095
      Mr & Mrs D J Mccarthy
      Application for consent for works to two ash trees the subject of Tree Preservation Order 7/03 (as amended within letter dated 03/09/04).
      10, Busbridge Lane, Godalming.
      TPO Consent
      TM/2004/0098
      C Kent
      Application for consent for works to a Monterey Pine, the subject of Tree Preservation Order 2/01.
      3 Mayen Place, Nightingale Road, Godalming.
      TPO Consent
      WA/2003/1384
      Sfi Group
      Use of land to provide areas of external seating ancillary to cafe use together with an application for a highway licence.
      The Slug & Lettuce, 54-56, High Street, Godalming.
      Withdrawn
      WA/2004/1586
      P Ford
      Provision of new gates and piers.
      Leybourne Lodge, Combe Lane, Wormley.
      Full Permission
      WA/2004/1588
      T De Pass
      Erection of extensions and alterations following demolition of certain previous extensions.
      Polshot Lodge, Fullbrook Lane, Elstead.
      Refused
      WA/2004/1589
      T De Pass
      Application for Listed Building Consent for the erection of extensions and alterations and the demolition of certain existing extensions.
      Polshot Lodge, Fullbrook Lane, Elstead.
      Listed Blg Consent Granted
      WA/2004/1593
      V Seward
      Erection of a replacement porch and alteration to elevation (as amended by plan received 16/08/04 and clarified by e-mail dated 10/09/04).
      2 Railway Cottages, Station Lane, Milford.
      Full Permission
      WA/2004/1601
      Fuller Smith And Turner Plc
      Change of use to mixed-use hotel/restaurant and bar (as amplified by fax dated 20/9/04).
      Elstead Mill, Farnham Road, Elstead.
      Full Permission
      WA/2004/1602
      Mr Spicer Mrs O'mara Spicer
      Erection of extensions.
      Willow Cottage, 12, Park Avenue, Peper Harow, Godalming.
      Full Permission
      WA/2004/1605
      D N Weedon
      Erection of a detached garage (as amplified by letter dated 2/9/04 and plans received on 3/9/04).
      Gainslaw House, Gasden Copse, Witley.
      Full Permission
      WA/2004/1608
      P A C Greig
      Erection of a double garage/store following demolition of existing garage building (revision of WA/2003/2070).
      Brookhurst, Haslemere Road, Brook.
      Full Permission
      WA/2004/1625
      Mr & Mrs Steele
      Erection of a conservatory (as clarified by letter dated 25/8/04 and additional plans received 26/8/04).
      Frith Cottage, Bowlhead Green Road, Bowlhead Green.
      Refused
      WA/2004/1626
      Mr & Mrs Steele
      Application for Listed Building Consent for the erection of a conservatory.
      Frith Cottage, Bowlhead Green Road, Bowlhead Green.
      Listed Blg Refusal
      WA/2004/1628
      Mr & Mrs A Ford
      Erection of extensions and alterations.
      Birchwood, Wheeler Lane, Witley.
      Full Permission
      WA/2004/1651
      Mrs Crompton
      Erection of a conservatory.
      37, Badgers Cross, Milford.
      Full Permission
      WA/2004/1652
      Avea Developments Ltd
      Erection of a detached dwelling (details pursuant to WA/2003/0928) (as amended by letter dated 15/09/04 and plans received 16/09/04).
      Land At Merryoak, The Drive, Godalming.
      Full Permission
      WA/2004/1654
      Mrs Stevens
      Erection of a porch (as amended by plan received 20/08/04 and amplified by plan received 24/08/04).
      5b, Chapel Lane, Milford.
      Full Permission
      WA/2004/1657
      J Bjorn-Sgaard
      Erection of extensions and alterations together with use of garage as habitable accommodation.
      Littlewood, Moors Lane, Elstead.
      Refused
      WA/2004/1658
      N T Cooper
      Erection of a two storey extension following demolition of attached garage (renewal of WA/1999/1266).
      Grannom, Gasden Lane, Witley.
      Full Permission
      WA/2004/1660
      Mr & Mrs D Christmas
      Erection of extensions (revision of WA/2004/0404).
      26, Park Road, Godalming.
      Full Permission
      WA/2004/1664
      Hart Brown Solicitors
      Consent to display non-illuminated signs.
      Hart Brown And Co, 1, South Street, Godalming.
      Advertisement Consent
      WA/2004/1695
      C Hamond & J Nottingham
      Erection of an extension following demolition of an existing extension.
      66 & 68, Brighton Road, Godalming.
      Full Permission
      WA/2004/1698
      S Langley
      Erection of a replacement outbuilding.
      Olde Hall, The Lane, Thursley.
      Full Permission
      WA/2004/1699
      G Munro
      Construction of dormer window.
      Brooklyn, Gasden Lane, Witley.
      Refused
      WA/2004/1705
      Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd
      Application for Listed Building Consent to extend the platform.
      Farncombe Railway Station, Station Road, Godalming.
      Listed Blg Consent Granted
      WA/2004/1708
      K Kingham
      Erection of extensions.
      The Old Post Office, The Street, Hascombe.
      Refused
      WA/2004/1711
      Mr & Mrs P Hodges
      Erection of extensions and alterations.
      Birch Croft, The Drive, Godalming.
      Full Permission
      WA/2004/1712
      Mr & Mrs Simpkins
      Erection of a two-storey extension (revision of WA/2004/0598) (as amended by plans received 20/9/04).
      Loxwood, Gasden Lane, Witley.
      Full Permission
      WA/2004/1723
      Mr & Mrs S C Mitchell
      Erection of a two storey extension and alterations following demolition of existing outbuildings.
      30, Charterhouse Road, Godalming.
      Full Permission
      WA/2004/1731
      Mrs Goodman & Mr & Mrs Wells
      Erection of extensions and alterations.
      13, Cramhurst Lane, Witley.
      Withdrawn
      WA/2004/1732
      Mr & Mrs M D Stone
      Conversion of existing single dwelling into two self-contained flats.
      8, The Circle, Godalming.
      Full Permission
      WA/2004/1734
      Mr & Mrs M A Garguilo
      Erection of an extension and alterations.
      42, Oxted Green, Milford.
      Full Permission
      WA/2004/1737
      C Smith
      Erection of a conservatory.
      Cloud Cottage, 100, Busbridge Lane, Godalming.
      Full Permission
      WA/2004/1741
      Mr & Mrs Manners
      Erection of a first floor extension.
      13, Home Farm Road, Godalming.
      Refused
      WA/2004/1742
      B Smith
      Erection of a first floor extension (as amplified by letters dated 23/08/04 and 14/09/04 and plans received 26/08/04).
      Link View, Potters Hill, Hambledon.
      Refused
      WA/2004/1743
      Mr & Mrs C Rowe
      Erection of a replacement conservatory.
      42, Yew Tree Road, Witley.
      Full Permission
      WA/2004/1746
      A Walker
      Erection of a double garage following demolition of existing garage.
      The Stable, Green Lane, Milford.
      Full Permission
      WA/2004/1756
      M Medhurst
      Erection of a single storey extension following demolition of existing garage (revision of WA/2004/0147).
      3, Roke Close, Witley.
      Full Permission
      WA/2004/1761
      D Moran
      Erection of extensions and alterations to existing bungalow to provide a chalet bungalow.
      22, Birch Road, Farncombe, Godalming.
      Refused
      WA/2004/1762
      D Moran
      Erection of extensions and alterations to existing bungalow to provide a chalet bungalow following demolition of existing garage and conservatory.
      31, Birch Road, Farncombe, Godalming.
      Refused
      WA/2004/1775
      Mr & Mrs A Frearson
      Erection of a two storey extension (as amplified by letter dated 02/09/04 and as amended by plans received 20/09/04)
      10 Nutbourne Cottages, Roundals Lane, Hambledon.
      Full Permission
      WA/2004/1781
      D Armour
      Retention of raised decking and pergola.
      Deramore, Ham Lane, Elstead.
      Refused
      WA/2004/1785
      P Mchugh
      Erection of a single storey extension and alterations following demolition of existing extension.
      37, Hare Lane, Godalming.
      Refused
      WA/2004/1787
      Mr & Mrs J Raynes
      Erection of extensions and alterations.
      1 Winkford Grange, Church Lane, Witley.
      Full Permission
      WA/2004/1792
      Mr & Mrs Dyche
      Erection of extensions (variation to consent granted under WA/2004/0593).
      Hankley Wood, Thursley Road, Elstead.
      Full Permission
      WA/2004/1798
      Mr & Mrs J Parkinson
      Erection of a single storey extension.
      The Old Laundry, Park Avenue, Peperharow.
      Full Permission
      WA/2004/1801
      T Blackburn
      Erection of a chimney.
      10, Dormers Close, Godalming.
      Full Permission
      WA/2004/1803
      Mr & Mrs P May
      Erection of a single storey extension and alterations (as amplified by letter dated 27/08/04)
      The Old Rectory, Godalming Road, Hascombe.
      Full Permission
      WA/2004/1804
      Mr & Mrs P May
      Application for Listed Building Consent for the erection of a single storey extension and internal and external alterations.
      The Old Rectory, Godalming Road, Hascombe.
      Listed Blg Consent Granted
      WA/2004/1816
      C Webb
      Conversion of one bay of existing double garage into additional habitable accommodation.
      55, Combe Road, Godalming.
      Full Permission
      WA/2004/1822
      P Smith
      Erection of extensions and alterations.
      30, Duncombe Road, Godalming.
      Full Permission
      WA/2004/1839
      Mr & Mrs A Wolny
      Erection of a single storey extension following demolition of existing single storey extension.
      Verona, Tuesley Lane, Godalming.
      Full Permission
      WA/2004/1984
      Squires Bridge Homes
      Application for consent to display a non-illuminated sign.
      Land Adjacent To, Crownpits Lane, Godalming.
      Withdrawn

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