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Meeting of the Southern Area Development Control Sub Committee held on 18/09/2002
Agenda - 18th September 2002



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 21st August 2002 (to be laid on the table half an hour before the meeting).

2. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTIONS

To receive apologies for absence and to report any substitutions.

3. DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS

To receive from Members, in relation to any items included on the agenda for this meeting, disclosure of any interests which are required to be disclosed by Section 94(1) of the Local Government Act 1972 and in accordance with the Waverley Code of Local Government Conduct.

4. PLANNING APPLICATIONS - Site Inspections

In the event of site inspections being necessary as a result of consideration of the applications before this meeting, these will be held on Wednesday, 2nd October 2002.

5. APPLICATIONS FOR PLANNING PERMISSION

Attached for consideration and report are Schedules A, B and C. Plans and letters of representation, etc. will be available for inspection before the meeting.

6. PLANNING APPEALS

6.1 Appeals Lodged

WA02/0378 Erection of eight dwellings and garaging following demolition of existing ambulance station; Haslemere Ambulance Station, Grayswood Road, Haslemere.

WA02/0611(O) Erection of six houses and garages following demolition of existing buildings;1 and 2 Jubilee Villas, Coxcombe Lane, Chiddingfold.

Notifications received 22.08.02. and 06.09.02 respectively

6.2 Appeal Decisions

WA01/2003 Erection of detached double garage with staff accommodation above; Sequoia, Tilford Road, Hindhead. (DISMISSED)

Background Papers (CEx)

Letter from Planning Inspectorate dated 9th August 2002.

6.3 Inquiry Arrangements
Background Papers (CEx)

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

7. ENFORCEMENT ACTION - SITUATION REPORT

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

Quail House Farm, Hyde Lane, Hindhead (13.12.2000, 29.04.2002)

Cessation of use of land and buildings for (i) storage purposes – Building 1; (ii) industrial (carpentry) purposes – Building 2; (iii) industrial (car repairs and cleaning) purposes – Building 4; (iv) multiple residential occupation – Building 6; (v) storage of vehicles – Pole Barn and surrounding land. Notice served. Appeal part dismissed and Enforcement upheld and corrected insofar as it relates to Buildings 2, 6 and the Pole Barn and surrounding land. Permission to challenge Inspector's decision given. Warned for hearing in the High Court on 22nd October 2002 unless the Secretary of State, and owner, agree to redetermination of the planning appeal.

1 Chase Plain Cottages, Tilford Road, Hindhead (15.08.2001)

To secure cessation of use of land for parking of more than four cars and cessation of use of the land for storage of bathroom fittings. Issue of Section 215 Notice and enforcement authorised. Legal interests clarified by Land Registry Certificate, Property managers for the Highways Agency, (the landlord), are taking action to secure compliance with the Council's requirements and those of the Highways Agency.

59 Weyhill, Haslemere (12.12.01)

To secure removal of unauthorised lean-to extension to Shahanaz Restaurant, 59 Weyhill, Haslemere. New Requisition for Information sent with letter urging compliance. Agent now acting for owners indicates owners’ intention to seek planning permission for replacement extension. Requisition completed and returned; Notice served.


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. QUESTIONS BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

The Chairman to respond to any questions received from members of the public of which notice has been given in accordance with Procedure Rule 10.

9. EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

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

Recommendation

That pursuant to Procedure Rule 20 and in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the public were present during the item, there would be disclosure to them of exempt information (as defined by Section 100I of the Act) of the description specified in Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 viz:-

Item 10

Any instructions to Counsel and any opinion of Counsel (whether or not in connection with any proceedings) and any advice received, information obtained or action to be taken in connection with:-

(a) any legal proceedings by or against the authority; or

(b) the determination of any matter affecting the authority;

(whether, in either case, proceedings have been commenced or are in contemplation). (Paragraph 12)

10. LEGAL ADVICE

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

For further information or assistance, please telephone
Rosemary Hughes, Committee Secretary, on ext 3225 or 01483 523225.

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INDEX OF APPLICATIONS
SOUTHERN AREA DEVELOPMENT CONTROL SUB-COMMITTEE
18TH SEPTEMBER 2002

PAGE NO.
ITEM
PLAN REFLOCATION
1
A01
WA02/1458Haslemere Ambulance Station, Grayswood Road, Haslemere
4
B01
WA02/121036 Timbermill Court, Haslemere
5
B02
WA02/13521 Trout Road, Haslemere
7
B03
WA02/13533 Trout Road, Haslemere
9
B04
WA02/1243Solars, Pockford Road, Chiddingfold
12
B05
WA02/1300Land at Tugley Farm, Pickhurst Road, Chiddingfold
14
B06
WA02/1155Portfield Mercedes, Sturt Road, Haslemere
19
B07
WA02/13263 Woodside Close, Chiddingfold
21
B08
WA02/1108Land at Hindmoor Manor Nursing Home, Hindhead Road, Hindhead
21
B09
WA02/1205Hindmoor Manor Nursing Home, Hindhead Road, Hindhead
SOUTHERN 3
SCHEDULE ‘A’ TO THE AGENDA FOR THE
SOUTHERN AREA DEVELOPMENT CONTROL SUB-COMMITTEE
18TH SEPTEMBER 2002

Major applications or those giving rise to substantial local controversy.
A.1WA02/1458
Phoenix Land
Developments
02.08.02
Erection of eight dwellings and associated garaging following demolition of existing ambulance station at Haslemere Ambulance Station, Grayswood Road, Haslemere
Grid Reference:E: 490709 N: 133314
Town:Haslemere
Ward:Haslemere South
Development Plan:No Site Specific Policies
Highway Authority:Not yet available – to be reported orally
Drainage Authority:Not yet available – to be reported orally
Town Council:Not yet available – to be reported orally

Relevant History

HAS 2127Erection of an ambulance station
Permitted 05.08.59
HAS 64/422Erection of an extension to ambulance station
Permitted
07.11.64
WA01/2462Erection of a terrace of eight dwellings and associated garaging following demolition of existing ambulance station
Withdrawn
06.02.02
WA02/378Erection of a terrace of eight dwellings and associated garaging following demolition of existing ambulance station
Refused
25.07.02
Appeal lodged

Introduction
(i) Necessary; the officers consider that in order to address the requirements of Policy CF1 of the adopted local plan to retain the site in community use, the proposed contribution offered by the applicant would allow the development of alternative community facilities elsewhere in Haslemere and thus satisfy the policy objective of securing community benefits.

(ii) Relevant to planning; the provision and retention of community facilities is a critical consideration in regard to the application site and the proposed s.106 agreement seeks to address this.

(iii) Directly related to the proposed development; the proposed contribution would go towards the cost of providing identified community needs within the Haslemere area and which will serve this development. The council is currently preparing its Cultural Strategy and it is considered that there will be a number of proposals in the area that would benefit. An oral update will be made at the meeting on some of the projects that would be considered appropriate. (iv) Fairly and reasonably related in scale and kind to the proposed development; payments should be directly related in scale to the benefit which the proposed development will derive from the facilities to be provided. It is considered that the benefits to be had from improved community facilities in the area would satisfactorily replace the existing community use that would be lost through the proposed development.

(v) Reasonable in all other respects. The officers consider the legal agreement to be reasonably required to enable the development to proceed in accordance with policy. The objective of Policy CF1 in the Adopted Local Plan is to protect existing facilities which are of recognised local value from proposals for alternative forms of development. This is particularly important in view of the difficulties in funding new facilities. However, the officers consider that the offer of financial support represents sufficient material circumstances to consider granting planning permission as an exception to Policy CF1.

Since the proposal is a departure from the Development Plan, then should the Sub-committee agree to the recommendation to grant planning permission, the application will need to be referred to the full Development control Committee for consideration.

Recommendation
Reasons

1. Standard RC8 *(ensure the proper development of the site) *(H4)
3-4 Standard RC10
7. Standard RC16

8-9 Standard RC10
* * * * *

COMMS/SOUTHERN/2002-03/027

A.1WA02/0378
Phoenix Land
Developments Limited
27.12.01
Erection of a terrace of eight dwellings and associated garaging following demolition of existing ambulance station at Haslemere Ambulance Station, Grayswood Road, Haslemere as amended by plans received 1/7/02
Grid Reference:E: 490709 N: 133314
Town:Haslemere
Ward:Haslemere South
Development Plan:No Site Specific Policies
Highway Authority:Not yet available – to be reported orally
Drainage Authority:Received conditions
Town Council:Object – over-development contrary to policy obtrusive to the general scene.
ConsultationEnvironmental Health – former petrol tank on site filled with slurry in 1996 – Recommend conditions
    Second floor bedroom windows too small to meet standard set out in Housing Act 1985
    Representations:3 letters of objection on the grounds of:
    • Out Of Keeping
    • Density
    • Noise
    • Additional Traffic
    • Pollution
    • Access
    • Loss of privacy
    Relevant History

    HAS 2127Erection of an ambulance station
    Permitted
    05.08.59
    HAS 64/422Erection of an extension to ambulance station
    Permitted
    07.11.64

    WA01/2462Erection of a terrace of eight dwellings and associated garaging following demolition of existing ambulance station
    Withdrawn 06.02.02

    Introduction Description of Site/Background
    The Proposal
    Relevant Policies Conclusions

    Recommendation
    * * * * *





    SOUTHERN 9
    SCHEDULE “B” TO THE AGENDA FOR THE
    SOUTHERN AREA DEVELOPMENT CONTROL SUB-COMMITTEE
    18TH SEPTEMBER 2002

    Applications where the considerations involved are clearly defined.
    B.01WA02/1210
    A M Tickner
    28.06.02
    Erection of a conservatory at 36 Timbermill Court, Haslemere (as amplified by letter received 27.08.02)
    Grid Reference:E: 488765 N: 132649
    Town:Haslemere
    Ward:Shottermill
    Development Plan:No site specific policies - within developed area.
    Highway Authority:No requirements
    Drainage Authority:No requirements
    Town Council:No objection subject to no adverse comments from neighbours

    Description of Site

    No. 36 is a two-storey, mid-terrace property wholly within the developed area of Haslemere. The road Timbermill Court runs to the front and rear of the site. The property has not had any previous extensions. There are wooden slatted fences, open in nature, on both the common boundaries to the rear of the property. These fences slope from 1.8 metres at the rear wall of the property to 1.5 metres along the boundaries.

    The Proposal

    Planning permission is sought for the erection of a conservatory to the rear of the property. The conservatory would measure a total of 7.5 square metres. The extension would be set back 0.75 metres from the neighbouring boundaries and 6 metres from Timbermill Court road.

    Submissions in Support

    The applicant has confirmed that the north west and south east elevations of the conservatory, which are adjacent to the neighbouring boundaries, would be obscure glazed.


    Relevant Policies

    Surrey Structure Plan 1994 – PE10
    Surrey Structure Plan (Deposit Draft) 2001 – SE3
    Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 – D1 and D4

    Main Planning Issues

    The proposal lies within the developed area of Haslemere, wherein the principle of extensions to dwellings is acceptable subject to visual and residential amenity considerations.
    The proposal is being brought to the Sub-Committee as the applicant is an employee of the Council.
    The application site is located within a row of terraced houses where the development is tight and the gardens are small.
    Whilst the higher parts of the sides of the conservatory would be visible to adjoining properties, the applicant has confirmed that the side elevations, adjoining the neighbouring boundaries, would be obscure glazed to prevent overlooking of neighbouring properties and loss of privacy.
    The design of the extension itself would be appropriate to the site in terms of its scale, height and appearance and would not be visible in the street scene as the property is at a lower level than the road.

    Recommendation

    That permission be GRANTED subject to the following condition:-

    1. Standard obscure glazing (3.8) *(north west and south east)

    Reason

    1. Standard (RC6) *(overlooking of adjoining properties) *(D1 and D4)
    * * * * *
    B.02WA02/1352
    Mr and Mrs Barron
    08.07.02
    Erection of a two storey extension following demolition of existing garage at 1 Trout Road, Haslemere (as amplified by letter and plan received on 15/8/02)
    Grid Reference:E: 488271 N: 132798
    Town:Haslemere
    Ward:Shottermill
    Development Plan:No site specific policies - within developed area. TPO on site.
    Highway Authority:No requirements
    Drainage Authority:No requirements
    Town Council:No objection subject to the retention of off-road parking

    Description of Site/Background

    No. 1 is a detached two storey dwelling situated on the south side of Trout Road and to the south of the larger Deepdene Estate. The properties in the immediate vicinity of the site are of a similar design with an attached single garage to the side of the house. A Tree Preservation Order has been imposed on a Lawson Cypress tree to the rear of the property.

    The character and layout of the estate was carefully designed to retain landscape features which existed on the wider site. The street scene is enhanced and given identity by views of the trees through gaps above ground floor level and over the tops of roofs. Although most of the houses tend to occupy much of the frontage of their respective plots, an air of spaciousness is maintained as a result of the garages, adjoining common boundaries, being single storey.

    There is a concurrent application on the adjacent property, No. 3, reported at Item B03 on this agenda.

    The Proposal

    Permission is sought for the erection of a two storey side extension, measuring 49.3 square metres in total, following the demolition of the existing attached 14.5 square metre garage. The extension would provide a new garage and utility room on the ground floor and a bedroom and study on the first floor.

    Relevant Policies

    Surrey Structure Plan 1994 – PE10
    Surrey Structure Plan (Deposit Draft) 2001 – SE3
    Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 – D1, D4 and D6

    Main Planning Issues

    The main issues are the impact of the proposal upon the street scene, the character of the estate and upon the amenities of adjacent occupiers.

    The property is located within the developed area of Haslemere wherein extensions to dwellings may be acceptable, subject to visual and residential amenity considerations.
    The proposed extension would be in keeping, in terms of its scale, height, form and appearance, with the existing building.
    A separation distance of 1.1 metres from the neighbouring boundary would prevent a terracing effect. There would be a total distance of 2.1 metres between No. 1 and No. 3 Trout Road.
    Given the proximity of the proposed development to the protected tree the Council’s Tree and Landscape Officer has recommended that a Tree Protection condition be imposed to secure protection of the tree during construction.
    Although it is recognised that the visual gap between No.1 and No.3 Trout Road would be reduced, officers consider that the proposal would not significantly harm the overall appearance of the street scene or the character of the estate. Even taking into account the currently proposed development under WA02/1353 upon No. 3, the officers consider that the resultant space between the dwellings would be acceptable.
    No material harm would result to the amenity of local residents by reason of overlooking, loss of light or over-dominance.


    Recommendation

    That permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:-

    1. Standard matching materials (4.3)

    2. Standard obscure glazing (3.8) *(first floor) *(south west)

    3. Standard no new windows (11.3) *(first floor) *(south west) other than those shown on the permitted plans.

    4. Standard tree protection (25.2)

    Reasons

    1-3. RC11

    4. RC4 *(long term health of the tree concerned and the character and amenity of the area) *(PE10) *(SE3) *(D1, D4 and D6)
    * * * * *
    B.03WA02/1353
    Mr and Mrs Geer
    08.07.02
    Erection of a two storey extension following demolition of existing garage at 3 Trout Road, Haslemere (as amplified by letter and plan received on 15.08.02 and as amended by letter dated 29.08.02 and plans received 30.08.02)
    Grid Reference:E: 488260 N: 132794
    Town:Haslemere
    Ward:Shottermill
    Development Plan:No site specific policies - within developed area. TPO on site.
    Highway Authority:No requirements
    Drainage Authority:No requirements
    Town Council:No objection subject to the retention of off-road parking.

    Description of Site/Background

    No. 3 is a detached two storey dwelling situated on the south side of Trout Road and to the south of the larger Deepdene Estate. The properties in the immediate vicinity of the site are similar in design with an attached single garage to the side of the house. The character and layout of the estate was carefully designed to retain landscape features which existed on the wider site. The street scene is enhanced and given identity by views of the trees through gaps above ground floor level and over the tops of roofs. Although most of the houses tend to occupy much of the frontage of their respective plots, an air of spaciousness is maintained as a result of the garages, adjoining common boundaries being single storey. A Tree Preservation Order has been imposed on a Yew tree to the rear of the property.


    There is a concurrent application on the adjacent property No. 1, reported at Item B02 on this agenda.

    The Proposal

    Permission is sought for the erection of a two storey side extension, measuring 54 square metres in total, following the demolition of the existing attached 15.3 square metre garage and lean-to. The extension would provide a new garage and an enlarged kitchen/dining room on the ground floor and a bedroom and study on the first floor.

    Relevant Policies

    Surrey Structure Plan 1994 - PE10
    Surrey Structure Plan (Deposit Draft) 2001 - SE3
    Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 - D1, D4 and D6

    Main Planning Issues

    The main issues are the impact of the proposal upon the street scene, the character of the estate and upon the amenities of adjacent occupiers.

    The property is located within the developed area of Haslemere wherein extensions to dwellings may be acceptable, subject to visual and residential amenity considerations.
    The proposed extension would be in keeping, in terms of its scale, height, form and appearance with the existing building.
    A separation distance of 1 metre from the neighbouring boundary would prevent a terracing effect. There would be a total distance of 2.1 metres between No. 1 and No. 3 Trout Road.
    Given the proximity of the proposed development to the protected tree the Council's Tree and Landscape Officer has recommended that a Tree Protection condition be imposed to secure protection of the tree during construction.
    Although it is recognised that the visual gap between No. 1 and No. 3 Trout Road would be reduced, officers consider that the proposal would not significantly harm the overall appearance of the street scene or the character of the estate.
    No material harm would result to the amenity of local residents by reason of overlooking, loss of light or over-dominance.
    Even taking into account the currently proposed development under WA02/1352 upon No. 1, the officers consider that the resultant space between the dwellings would be acceptable.

    Recommendation

    That permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:-

    1. Standard matching materials (4.3)

    2. Standard obscure glazing (3.8) *(first floor) *(north east)

    3. Standard no new windows (11.3) *(first floor) *(north east) other than those shown on the permitted plans.

    4. Standard tree protection (25.2)

    Reasons

    1-3. RC11

    4. RC4 *(long term health of the tree concerned and the character and amenity of the area) *(PE10) *(SE3) *(D1, D4 and D6)
    * * * * *
    B.04WA02/1243
    Mr and Mrs Lyons
    20.06.02
    Erection of a replacement detached outbuilding to provide ancillary habitable accommodation (revision of WA02/0802) at Solars, Pockford Road, Chiddingfold
    Grid Reference:E: 496482 N: 135584
    Parish:Chiddingfold
    Ward:Chiddingfold
    Development Plan:MGB, AONB, AGLV, Grade II Listed Building, Conservation Area - outside settlement area
    Highway Authority:No requirements
    Drainage Authority:No requirements
    Parish Council:Objection – extra house on green belt area following demolition
    Consultations:English Heritage - no objections subject to views of Historic Buildings Officer

    Relevant History

    WA97/1111Extensions and alterations (to main dwelling)
    Permitted 10.09.97
    WA97/1112Listed Building Consent extensions and alterations (to main dwelling)
    Consent Granted
    10.09.97
    WA99/1581Extensions and alterations to outbuilding to provide annexe ancillary to main dwelling
    Permitted 10.03.00
    WA99/1582Listed Building Consent for extensions and alterations to outbuilding
    Consent Granted 10.03.00
    WA01/2128Extension and alterations to outbuilding (variation to consent granted under WA99/1581)
    Permitted 21.12.01
    WA01/2129 Listed Building Consent for extension and alterations to outbuilding (variation to consent granted under WA99/1582)
    Consent Granted 21.12.01
    WA02/0802Erection of replacement detached outbuilding to provide garaging and ancillary habitable accommodation
    Withdrawn

    Description of Site/Background

    Solars is a large, Grade II Listed Building on the northern side of Pockford Road, just outside of the settlement area of Chiddingfold. The property is set in large grounds and previously had an annexe building of approximately 125 square metres floorspace which was originally the groom’s lodgings, coach house and stables. The former hayloft in the annexe had been converted to a study, with access via an open external staircase and a garage building had been attached to the east elevation.

    In 1999, a planning application was permitted and approved for a small extension to the existing annexe, to create a “granny annexe”, which was ancillary to the main house (reference WA99/1581 refers). A further application was submitted and approved in 2001 (reference WA01/2128 refers) for extensions and alterations to the outbuilding as a variation to the consent granted under WA99/1581. The application sought the demolition of the existing flat roofed garage on the eastern elevation and the construction of a new garage on the western elevation with a pitched roof over. Construction works commenced in relation to that permission, however, during works, the building collapsed and was demolished.

    The applicants were advised by officers that rebuilding would require express permission. As a result, an application was submitted in 2002 (reference WA02/0802 refers). Officers expressed concern that the proposed outbuilding was materially larger than the building which had collapsed and the application was withdrawn.

    The Proposal

    Permission is sought for the erection of a new two storey detached outbuilding of approximately 100 square metres to provide habitable accommodation. The proposal reflects the historic core of the original annexe building, with the addition of a rear 10 square metre extension, previously approved under application WA99/1581 to provide a covered porch and an internal staircase. In this application, the rear extension would be used to provide a covered porch and a W.C. The proposal omits the garaging approved under WA01/2128 but would otherwise essentially have the same external appearance as the building that collapsed.

    Relevant Policies

    Surrey Structure Plan 1994 – PE2, PE7, PE12
    Surrey Structure Plan (DD) 2001 – LO6, SE6, SE4
    Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 – C1, C3, HE3, HE8, D1 and D4

    Main Planning Issues

    The site is located within the Green Belt, an AONB and an AGLV, outside any defined settlement area. It is also within the Chiddingfold Conservation Area and within the curtilage of a Grade II Listed Building. Development Plan policies place strict restraint upon inappropriate development. Very special circumstances must exist if the strict policies of restraint are to be set aside.

    Development should also satisfactorily preserve or enhance the character of the Conservation Area and the setting of the Listed Building.

    The main issues, in this case, are:-
    The principle of the use of an outbuilding to provide ancillary habitable accommodation has been established by permission WA99/1581. The difference between this application and the previously approved applications is that permission was previously granted for ancillary habitable use of (and extensions and alterations to) an existing outbuilding while the current proposal seeks the construction of a new outbuilding to provide an ancillary dwelling. Whilst the former permission was considered to be as acceptable adaptation of an existing building, the current proposal represents inappropriate development and cannot be supported without exceptional justification.

    The proposed building would be essentially the same size and design as the core building permitted under WA99/1581.

    The previous permissions remain important considerations. Until recently, a building of the same size, and appearance existed on the site with additional garaging. Further extensions and alterations have also been approved.

    It would be extremely difficult to argue that the current application would cause any greater harm to the Green Belt, Conservation Area or setting of the Listed Building than the previous approval. As a result and having particular regard to the previous history, it is considered that the principle should be supported. Whilst the demolition of a curtilage listed building was greatly regrettable, the Historic Buildings Officer has indicated that the current proposal would not adversely affect the setting of the main dwelling.

    The proposal would have no impact on the residential amenity of neighbouring properties.

    Recommendation

    That permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:-

    1. Standard approval materials (4.4)

    2. Standard Ancillary Accommodation (9.7) *(building) *(Solars)

    Reasons

    1. RC12 *(D1 & D4)

    2. RC8 *(retain control over the development hereby permitted) *(D1 & D4)
    * * * * *
    B.05WA02/1300
    P Wedge
    04/07/2002
    Use of land, barn and part of another building to provide wholesale warehouse and ancillary office use together with a new vehicular access at Land at Tugley Farm, Pickhurst Road, Chiddingfold
    Grid Reference:E: 496930 N: 133887
    ParishChiddingfold
    Ward:Chiddingfold
    Development Plan:Rural Area, AGLV.
    Highway Authority:Recommend refusal
    Drainage Authority:No requirements
    Parish Council:Object to the additional road when the existing is adequate.
    Representations:19 Letters of objection on the following grounds:-
    1. lane is not suitable for heavy vehicles
    2. lane is heavily used by horses, children, cyclists, walkers and ramblers
    3. new access is in a dangerous position, close to a blind bend.
    4. existing access should be adequate for two lorries per week.
    5. already small industry at former walking stick factory
    6. use is not suitable in the countryside
    7. location is inappropriate for a business development of this size and scale
    8. use could escalate in future
    9. increase in noise and disturbance to neighbours
    10. the farm has until very recently been in agricultural use, including the barn.

    Relevant History

    WA99/338 & 339Alterations and extensions to main house and change of use and alterations to outbuilding to provide ancillary accommodation
    Permitted
    28.4.99

    Description of Site/Background

    Tugley Farm is located some 2km to the south of Chiddingfold. The farmhouse is a grade II listed building and is surrounded by a group of farm buildings, including two modern Atcost buildings to the north of the farmhouse. There is also some 13.76 hectares of land which, together with the barn the subject of the application, has been let until recently to a local farmer for grazing purposes.

    The existing access to the farm is to Pickhurst Road. It is approx 4 metres wide at the road end, tapering to 3 metres towards the farmhouse, and has approximately 1 metre wide verges on both side.


    The Proposal

    It is proposed to change the use of the large Atcost barn from agricultural use to the storage of garden planters and water features. This has a floor area of 440 sq.m. and is in a reasonable state of repair.

    It is also proposed to construct a new access which would be 50 metres long and would meet Pickhurst Road approx 80 meters to the northeast of the existing drive. This would be retained for the farmhouse.

    Submissions in Support

    The use would be low key with only 2 deliveries a week
    There would be no retail sales
    Employment would be provided for 2 people
    The business would generate revenue for the maintenance of the land.
    The new entrance would be safer than the existing, which is unsuitable for either agricultural or vehicle deliveries.

    Relevant Policies

    Surrey Structure Plan 1994 – PE3, PE7 and RU3
    Surrey Structure Plan Deposit Draft 2001 – LO6 and SE6
    Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 C1, C3 and RD7.

    Main Planning Issues

    The site lies within the countryside beyond the Green Belt, and should be considered in the light of Policy RD7 – the re-use and adaptation of rural buildings. This sets out a number of criteria against which applications should be judged. These are:-

    Recommendation

    That permission be REFUSED for the following reasons:-
    * * * * *
    B.06WA02/1155
    Peugeot Motor Company
    7.6.02
    Consent to display illuminated and non-illuminated signs at Portfield Mercedes, Sturt Road, Haslemere (as amended by plans received 5.8.02 and 29.8.02 and letters dated 2.8.02 and 27.8.02 and amplified in letter dated 29.8.02)
    Grid Reference:E: 488709 N: 132559
    Town:Haslemere
    Ward:Shottermill
    Development Plan:Within Developed Area. Conservation Area.
    Highway Authority:No requirements
    Drainage Authority:No requirements
    Town Council:Object on the grounds of colour being inappropriate in a Conservation Area.
    Consultations:English Heritage – No objection subject to approval of Historic Buildings Officer
    Representations:Three letters of objection including one from The Haslemere Society:-
        1. blue cladding visually intrusive;
        2 introduction of yellow flashes to south-east and south-west elevations inappropriate;
        3. no sign previously located on south elevation (western end);
        4. use of blue adhesive film on windows out of keeping with the area;
        5. strength of lighting of chrome lion (south elevation) and pylon sign should be no greater than before;
        6. need to minimise effect of commercial intrusion in Conservation Area;
        7. new signs garish and obtrusive;
        8. hours of lighting should remain the same;
        9. height of sign lettering should be no greater than before.

    Relevant History

    WA98/1571Erection of a building to provide new car showroom and workshop, together with ancillary works following demolition of existing buildings
    Permitted
    22.12.98
    WA98/1608Application for consent to demolish buildings in a Conservation Area
    Consent Granted
    18.12.98
    WA99/0482Display of illuminated signs
    Withdrawn
    8.6.99
    WA99/0921Application for consent to display signs
    Consent Granted
    16.7.99
    WA99/1827Erection of detached valet building
    Permitted
    21.12.99
    WA99/1828Display of illuminated pylon sign
    Refused
    21.12.99
    WA99/1829Display of non-illuminated fascia sign
    Refused
    21.12.99
    WA00/0888Variation of Condition 6 of WA98/1571 (condition restricts lighting of site to hours of opening only) to allow the lighting of site for additional hours (internal and external lighting hours of opening to 10 pm)
    Refused
    20.7.00
    Allowed on Appeal
    3.5.01
    WA00/0889Variation of Condition 18 of WA98/1571 (condition relates to fencing of site) to allow the removal of a section of fence shown on the approved scheme
    Refused
    20.7.00
    WA00/0890Display of a non-illuminated sign
    Refused
    20.7.00
    WA00/0891Display of an illuminated pylon sign
    Refused
    20.7.00
    WA00/1821Display of non-illuminated fascia sign (revision of WA00/0890)
    Refused 14.12.00
    Allowed on Appeal
    3.5.01
    WA00/1822Display of an illuminated pylon sign
    Refused
    14.12.00
    Appeal Dismissed
    3.5.01
    WA00/1823Variation of Condition 18 of WA98/1571 (condition relates to fencing of site) to allow the removal of a small section of fence (revision of WA00/0889)
    Refused
    14.12.00
    Allowed on Appeal
    4.6.01

    Description of Site/Background

    The site comprises 0.3 hectares (0.74 acres) and is situated on the eastern side of Sturt Road immediately to the south of the railway line. To the south is the access road from the Sports Centre, with the listed dwellings, 1 and 2 Sickle Mill House beyond and, to the east, part of the landscaped grounds of the Sports Centre. The site is prominent when approaching from a southerly direction along Sturt Road, particularly when dropping down the hill past Sickle Mill when the full width of the site is seen from an elevated position.

    The site is situated within a designated Conservation Area and Grade II Listed dwellings, 1 and 2 Sickle Mill House, are situated to the south-east. The site frontage is located some 25 metres from the northern flank elevation of 1 Sickle Mill House.

    The Proposal

    Consent is sought for six signs:-

    1. The “Peugeot” sign on the south elevation would comprise white letters (640mm high) fixed directly to blue cladding. The illumination level would be 800 candelas/square metre. Light would emanate from the face of the letters only.

    2. Two sets of yellow flashes (710 mm high) are proposed on the south/west and south/east elevations. The illumination level would be 600 candelas/ square metres. Light would emanate from the face of the flashes only.

    3. The “Concours” sign on the south elevation would comprise white letters (300 mm high) fixed directly to blue cladding. The illumination level would be 800 candelas/square metres. Light would emanate from the face of the letters only.

    5. A free standing pylon sign is proposed on the grass verge on the left hand corner of the access road approaching the site. The sign would measure 2,145 mm high by 1,170 mm wide. A chrome lion (621 mm high) and white “Peugeot” lettering (135 mm high) would be on the pylon sign. The lion would be halo lit and the illumination level would be 400 candelas/square metres. The white lettering would be illuminated at a level of 800 candelas/ square metres.

    6. A non-illuminated Peugeot Lion is proposed on the eastern elevation. The sign would comprise transparent blue adhesive film applied to the windows. The lion would measure 1.5 metres in width by 2 metres in height.

    Submissions in Support

    The agent is aware of the sensitive location of the site within a Conservation Area and in close proximity to two listed dwellings. He has advised that each motor manufacturer’s signage is unique and in order to minimise the impact of the signage he has adhered, where possible, to the Portfield Mercedes signage arrangements previously granted planning consent. The applicant is not seeking to alter the hours of illumination of the site.

    The agent has confirmed that the cladding painted blue proposed to the south and east elevations, above the windows, forms the backdrop to the signage (individual white letters rather than a continuous strip of signage). Consequently the backdrop is critical to the corporate presentation of the facility. He advised that the blue has been well received in many quite sensitive areas such as the New Forest, rural Dorset, Devon and Cornwall. As the colour is darker it reduces the scale of the building compared to the light grey and silver that has been quite popular for motor trade facilities.

    The agent has amended the application, to remove a proposed non-illuminated “Peugeot” sign on the eastern elevation to reduce the signage impact.

    Relevant Policies

    Surrey Structure Plan 1994 – Policies PE10 and PE12

    Surrey Structure Plan (Deposit Draft) 2001 – Policies SE3 and SE4

    Waverley Borough Local Plan – Policies HE8, HE3, D1, D4 and D10

    Main Planning Issues

    The site is located within the developed area of Haslemere and a Conservation Area. Whilst the vitality and viability of exiting businesses are encouraged, policies require that the character and appearance of the Conservation Area are preserved or enhanced. Policy HE8 of the Local Plan states that internally illuminated signs will not be permitted. The principal issues are the effect of the following signs upon the Conservation area and their visual impact generally. The painting blue of the cladding below the windows on the south elevation does not require planning permission and cannot be considered as part of this application. Members should only consider the impact of the signage as specified above. Officers consider that the number of signs and their positioning would be, in principle, acceptable. The agent has confirmed that the size of the sign letters proposed are the smallest Peugeot can use (for technical reasons). The views of local residents are noted. However, the individual and cumulative effect of the signs is not considered to appear overly intrusive. However the main concern is the proposal for internally illuminated signage within the Conservation Area which directly conflicts with Policy HE8 of the Local Plan. The agent has been invited to consider alternative forms of subtle lighting e.g. external illumination. An oral report will be made on this matter. It is considered that having particular regard to the form of illuminating the proposal could not be supported in this form and permission should be refused.
    The site lies within a Conservation Area and it is clearly important that the special quality of the area as confirmed by that designation should be maintained or enhanced. It is, however, also important to recognise that, within this Conservation Area, there is a business operation which needs to operate in a successful manner. The applicants have carefully considered comments made on previous applications and have sought to adhere, as closely as possible, to the size and location of the Portfield Mercedes signage arrangements previously granted planning consent. However, the form of internal illumination is considered to be obtrusive and out of keeping within the Conservation Area and to conflict with Policy HE8 of the Local Plan.

    Recommendation

    That permission be REFUSED for the following reason:-

    1. Standard (R10.5) Conservation Area *(illumination) *(River Wey, Haslemere)
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    B.07WA02/1326.
    Mr & Mrs Hastilow
    3/4/02
    Erection of extensions and alterations at 3 Woodside Close, Chiddingfold
    Grid Reference:E: 495594 N: 135968
    Parish:Chiddingfold
    Ward:Chiddingfold
    Development Plan:MGB, AONB, AGLV (within rural settlement boundary)
    Highway Authority:No requirements
    Drainage Authority:No requirements
    Parish Council:Objection – the Parish Council question the size of the extension.
    Representations:2 letters have been received objecting on the following grounds:
    1. out of character;
    2. loss of privacy;
    3. question extent of land ownership;
        4. design and appearance out of keeping with the original property and with those in the surrounding area.

    Relevant History

    WA01/0204Erection of an extension together with alterations to roof to provide loft conversion.
    Permitted
    14.03.01
    WA02/0228Erection of extensions and alterations (revision of WA01/0204)
    Withdrawn
    19.06.02

    Description of Site/Background

    No 3 Woodside Close is a detached dwelling situated in an elevated position on the north-west side of the Close.

    In March 2001, the Council granted planning permission under application reference WA01/0204 for some modest additions and a roof conversion. However, the scheme, as built, is different to that which received planning permission and the applicant has therefore submitted a retrospective application in order to retain the changes made to the scheme.

    Approved Scheme – WA01/0204

    This scheme involved the erection of a single storey flat-roofed extension on the northern side of the dwelling, together with a terrace above. In addition, the existing roof was to be extended to the north and south and feature barn-hip ends, together with the incorporation of two flat-roof dormers on the rear roof elevation. There was no change to the overall height of the dwelling.

    Current Scheme – WA02/1326

    The following changes have been made to the scheme:-

    1. The addition of a pitched roof dormer to the front (east) elevation;

    2. The flat-roofed dormers on the rear (west) elevation have effectively been replaced by a new three-dormer range, with raised pitched roof sections;

    3. The door to the terrace has been relocated to the side (north) elevation;

    4. The hipped end roof projection on the front elevation has been omitted and the overall ridge height has been increased by some 0.4m.

    Relevant Policies

    Surrey Structure Plan 1994 – Policy RU1.
    Surrey Structure Plan (Deposit Draft) 2001 – Policy SE3
    Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 – Policies D1, D4 and RD1.

    Main Planning Issues

    The property lies within the village settlement of Chiddingfold where new development can be acceptable, subject to scale, visual and residential amenity considerations.

    The officers are concerned over the changes which have been made to the scheme and also share the objections which have been made by the Parish Council and neighbours. In the officers’ view, the changes made are considered to be significant and to represent a major departure from the approved scheme.

    There has been a significant change to the overall small scale character of the original dwelling, and it is considered that the proposal significantly increases the bulk, massing and visual impact of the development. The dormer additions are large and positioned high on the roof slope, adding to the perceived dominance of the development. It is considered that the design and appearance of the development is poor and out of keeping with other properties in the surrounding area and to cause harm to the streetscene.

    The residents at No’s 16 and 17 Yewens at the rear (to the west) have raised objection on grounds of loss of privacy. These properties are situated on higher ground and whilst there would be additional visual impact, given the separation distances involved, it is felt that the privacy of these residents would not be adversely affected by these changes. However, there would be the additional visual impact from the increased height, bulk and massing of the roof to No’s 2 and 4 Woodside Close, particularly to No. 4 to the south due to the close proximity of the development.

    In conclusion, the scale, form and appearance of the development are considered to be unacceptable and to cause material harm to the character and amenities of the area. Clearly, if Members were minded to agree to the officers’ recommendation to refuse the application, it will be necessary to consider whether appropriate enforcement be taken to remedy the situation.


    Recommendation

    That permission be REFUSED for the following reasons:-

    1. Standard Wider Amenity Impact (R5.4) *1(disproportionate scale, form and design) *2(scale and character of the original dwelling and character of the area) *3(RD1).
    2. Standard Neighbour Amenity (R5.3) *1(scale, bulk and design) *2(overbearing form).
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    B.08WA02/1108
    Mr and Mrs Hitchcock
    07.06.02
    Outline application for the erection of two detached houses and garages following demolition of existing nursing home and lodge buildings on land at Hindmoor Manor Nursing Home, Hindhead Road, Hindhead
    B.09WA02/1205
    Mr and Mrs Hitchcock
    08.07.02
    Change of use from care home and associated staff accommodation to two independent dwellings at Hindmoor Manor Nursing Home, Hindhead Road, Hindhead
    Grid Reference:E: 488773 N: 134788
    Town:Haslemere
    Ward:Shottermill
    Development Plan:MGB, AONB, AGLV
    Highway Authority:Recommend conditions
    Drainage Authority:No requirements
    Town Council:WA02/1108 - Object - would create a dangerous precedent for further sub-division - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
    WA02/1205 - no objection
    Representations:1 letter stating that portacabins should be removed and expressing the following concerns:-
    1. new house will be closer to boundary.
    2. potential for overlooking and loss of privacy.
        3. why should two substantial properties be erected.
        4. there should be no living accommodation over garages.
        5. new planting should not comprise Leylandii.

    Relevant History

    WA83/1609Conversion of coach house to provide two bedsitting rooms with kitchen, bathroom, shower room and lobby
    Granted
    02.12.83
    WA80/1735Change of use from domestic use to nursing home
    Granted
    22.12.80

    WA88/0794Erection of a two storey extension
    Granted
    04.07.88
    WA95/1400Erection of single storey extension following demolition of existing laundry
    Granted
    18.10.95
    WA98/1538Retention of siting of two portable buildings
    Withdrawn

    Site Description/Background

    Hindmoor Manor Nursing Home is located on the east side of Hindhead Road, approximately 250 m to the north of the junction with Polecat.

    It is a large building of some 660 sq m and is set in an imposing elevated position within grounds of 1.44 hectares.

    There is also on the site a detached “coach house” which was converted in the 1980’s to provide ancillary accommodation to the nursing home. This has a floor area of 116 sq m.

    Proposals

    The first application would take place on an area of land of (0.57 ha) around the site of the existing building. It is proposed to demolish the existing buildings on the site and to replace them with two detached dwellings. These would each be two storeys in height and would be sited roughly on the footprint of the existing main house. The proposed houses, though, would extend further across the site, being 1.5 m closer to the northern boundary and 3 m closer to the southern boundary. There would however, be a gap of 5 m between the two proposed dwellings. There would be some marginal encroachment to the east beyond the existing footprint.

    The application is in outline form with siting and access the only matters for consideration at this stage. However, it is indicated that the dwellings would be of two storeys and each would have a floor area of 362 sq m including a double garage.

    Access is to remain as existing.


    The second application is to change the use of the building and land from a nursing home to residential use. Approximately 0.87 hectares of the land would be taken into the curtilage of Ridge Place that lies immediately to the south of the application site. The remainder would rest with the existing building the use of which would become two residential units, are in the main building and one in the coach house.

    Submissions in Support

    • The nursing home has been empty since early 2001.

    • It is no longer suitable for use as a nursing home and cannot easily be bought to current standards.

    • It has been marketed by the Official Receiver since 2001 without success, until the applicant’s offer was accepted.

    • A substantial extension was permitted in 1988, but was not implemented, although a smaller side extension (WA95/1400) has been built.

    • There will be an overall reduction in floorspace of 52 m.

    • The character of the dwellings will reflect the arts and crafts character of other buildings locally, and the one they are to replace.

    • No trees will be affected by the proposals.

    • There will be a Green Belt gain.

    • The modern lodge building will be removed.

    • The original residential use of the site will be reinstated.

    • There will be less activity generated by two private homes than by the nursing home.

    • The option of conversion of existing building to flats is not feasible because of its internal layout and its poor condition.

    Policy Background

    Surrey Structure Plan 1994 PE2 and PE7

    Surrey Structure Plan Deposit Draft 2001 LO6 and SE6

    Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 C1, C3, RD7 and RD4

    Planning Considerations

    The site lies within the Green Belt, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Area of Great Landscape Value. It is outside any defined settlement. The first issue is to consider whether the proposals are appropriate development and if they are not, whether there any special circumstances to set the policies aside.

    With respect to the redevelopment of the site, the erection of new dwellings in the Green Belt is inappropriate development and by definition harmful. The applicant states by way of justification that the two proposed dwellings would represent a reduction in floor area and thus in the amount of development. In this way, the openness of the Green Belt would be enhanced. However, the officers consider that the proposed gross floor area is only marginally less than the existing and that the expansion of development across the width of the site would be harmful. It is not considered any very special circumstances exist to justify the development.

    With respect to the change of use to residential purposes. Policy RD7 states that where institutional buildings are no longer required for their original purpose, the Council may permit a change of use. However, preference should be given to a continuing institutional use and there should be no conflict with other policies in the plan.

    The premises failed as a nursing home two years ago and since then, have been marketed by the official receiver without success. The site is outside any settlement and is not easily accessible, other than by car. The building itself falls below the standards currently required for nursing homes, so it is unlikely that there would be any future demand for the premises to remain in residential institutional use. The officers do not consider that a nursing home would fall within the remit of Policy CF1 and it is therefore not considered that any objection can be raised to the loss of the nursing home.

    In respect of the use of the land it is considered that there would be little perceived difference between the use of the land for residential institutional use or residential private use. However, the use of land for a private single dwelling brings with it certain permitted development allowances and to prevent encroachment of buildings and other structures onto this sensitive area, the officers consider that conditions should be imposed to take those rights away. In this way, the openness of the Green Belt could be maintained.

    Conclusion

    The officers therefore consider that the proposal for redevelopment is inappropriate. The condition of the existing building is not so poor that it could not successfully be converted or sub-divided. The replacement by two new detached dwellings is considered unacceptable.

    Comments regarding the removal of existing unattractive structures are noted, but it is not felt that this provides sufficient justification to set aside protective policies.

    The change of use proposed is considered acceptable.

    Recommendation

    WA02/1108

    That permission be REFUSED for the following reasons:-
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    COMMS/SOUTHERN/2002-03/028 30741
    SOUTHERN 25
    SCHEDULE 'C' TO THE AGENDA FOR THE
    SOUTHERN AREA DEVELOPMENT CONTROL SUB-COMMITTEE
    18TH SEPTEMBER 2002

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

    Background Papers (DoP&D)

    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
    WA02/1148
    The Bursar
    Siting of two storage containers for a temporary period at The Royal School, Farnham Lane, Haslemere
    TEMPORARY PERMISSION
    WA02/1162
    Barons of Hindhead
    Ltd
    Erection of a two storey extension of over 1000 sq.m following the demolition of certain other buildings to provide service bays and valeting area with ancillary staff and office use at Barons of Hindhead Ltd, London Road, Hindhead
    GRANTED
    WA02/1172
    Casmin Construction Ltd
    Erection of a two storey building to provide four flats following demolition of existing dwelling at Emley, Beech Road, Haslemere
    REFUSED
    WA02/1200
    F Gwynn
    Alterations to garage to provide family room; construction of a bay window at The Gables, Park Close, Grayswood, Haslemere
    GRANTED
    WA02/1214
    E Sellar
    Erection of a single storey extension following demolition of existing conservatory at Ridgecombe, Hindhead Road, Hindhead
    REFUSED
    WA02/1218
    Mr and Mrs Birkin
    Erection of a conservatory together with the construction of a dormer window for loft conversion at Lockswood Cottage, Petworth Road, Chiddingfold
    GRANTED
    WA02/1237
    Mr and Mrs Invest
    Erection of a single storey extension at 21 Hill Road, Haslemere (as amended by plan received 19/8/02)
    GRANTED
    WA02/1253
    P Miller
    Erection of a single storey extension following demolition of existing extension and outbuilding at 2 Newton Cottages, Ridgley Road, Chiddingfold
    GRANTED
    WA02/1258
    E Hobbs
    Erection of extensions and alterations at Coxcombe Cottage, Woodside Road, Chiddingfold (as amended by letter and plans received 8/8/02)
    GRANTED

    WA02/1276
    M Carrington
    Erection of an extension and alterations to existing chiropractic clinic together with the provision of a self contained flat above at 40 West Street, Haslemere
    GRANTED
    WA02/1277
    The Bursar
    Application for Listed Building Consent for internal and minor external alterations at The Royal School, Farnham Lane, Haslemere
    TEMPORARY PERMISSION
    WA02/1291
    Mrs V Jones
    Erection of a single storey extension together with a detached garage; retention of dormer window to bedroom 2 (in alternative position to consent granted under WA96/1709 at Greencroft, Denbigh Road, Haslemere (as amended by letter dated 29/08/02 and plans received 2/9/02)
    GRANTED
    WA02/1294
    L S East & P Tingey
    Application to fell 9 trees and works to others protected by condition 1 of WA95/1133 at 1 Willian Place, Tilford Road, Hindhead (as amended by letter dated 18/8/02)
    GRANTED
    WA02/1302
    Mr and Mrs J Churcher
    Application to fell 4 trees and work to another 2 protected by condition 1 of WA95/1133 at 5 Willian Place, Tilford Road, Hindhead (as amended by letter received 5/8/02)
    GRANTED
    WA02/1305
    Mr and Mrs Brown
    Erection of a two storey extension at The Border House, Headley Road, Hindhead
    GRANTED
    WA02/1355
    Mr and Mrs P Kirk
    Erection of a single storey extension and veranda together with construction of dormer windows for loft conversion at Rowans, Ridgley Road, Chiddingfold (as amended by plans received 23/8/02)
    GRANTED
    WA02/1357
    Mr and Mrs M Spear
    Erection of an extension following demolition of existing extension at 10 Pitfold Avenue, Haslemere (as amended by letter and plan received 23/8/02).
    GRANTED
    WA02/1358
    Mr and Mrs MaClean
    Erection of extensions following demolition of existing extension at 8 Pitfold Avenue, Haslemere
    GRANTED
    WA02/1431
    Mr Lloyd-Davies
    Erection of a conservatory and construction of dormer windows at Pine Acres, Churt Road, Hindhead
    REFUSED
    TM02/0045
    S Bull
    Application for works to a beech tree the subject of Tree Preservation Order WA251 at Foggy Bottom, Farnham Lane, Haslemere
    GRANTED
    TM02/0051
    P Bonner
    Application for works to trees the subject of Tree Preservation Order WA198 at 12 Fox Road, Haslemere
    GRANTED
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    APPENDIX D
    WAVERLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL

    SOUTHERN AREA DEVELOPMENT CONTROL SUB-COMMITTEE
    18TH SEPTEMBER 2002

    REPORT TO THE MEETING OF THE DEVELOPMENT CONTROL
    COMMITTEE ON 24TH SEPTEMBER 2002

    PART I - Reports containing recommendations for decision by the Committee

    A. APPLICATIONS FOR PLANNING PERMISSION

    Your Sub-Committee has considered applications for planning permission as listed in the agenda for its meeting on 18th September 2002 and has dealt with these in accordance with the approved Scheme of Delegation. The following application is referred to this Committee for consideration.

    A.1WA02/1458
    Phoenix Land
    Developments
    2.8.02
    Erection of eight dwellings and associated garaging following demolition of existing ambulance station at Haslemere Ambulance Station, Grayswood Road, Haslemere
    Grid Reference:E: 490709 N: 133314
    Town:Haslemere
    Ward:Haslemere South
    Development Plan:No Site Specific Policies
    Highway Authority:Advised orally that no objection subject to condition
    Drainage Authority:Not yet available – to be reported orally
    Town Council:Object on the following grounds:-
    (a) overdevelopment of the site;
    (b) contrary to policy;
    (c) obtrusive to general scene;
    (d) insufficient parking for the type of houses proposed, on-street parking is not feasible on the Grayswood Road.
    Representations:One letter, concerned at potential loss of trees.

    Relevant History

    HAS 2127Erection of an ambulance station
    Permitted 5.8.59
    HAS 64/422Erection of an extension to ambulance station
    Permitted
    7.11.64
    WA01/2462Erection of a terrace of eight dwellings and associated garaging following demolition of existing ambulance station
    Withdrawn
    6.2.02
    WA02/378Erection of a terrace of eight dwellings and associated garaging following demolition of existing ambulance station
    Refused
    25.7.02
    Appeal lodged

    Introduction
    (i) Necessary; the officers consider that in order to address the requirements of Policy CF1 of the adopted local plan to retain the site in community use, the proposed contribution offered by the applicant would allow the development of alternative community facilities elsewhere in Haslemere and thus satisfy the policy objective of securing community benefits.

    (ii) Relevant to planning; the provision and retention of community facilities is a critical consideration in regard to the application site and the proposed s.106 agreement seeks to address this.

    (iii) Directly related to the proposed development; the proposed contribution would go towards the cost of providing identified community needs within the Haslemere area and which will serve this development. The council is currently preparing its Cultural Strategy and it is considered that there will be a number of proposals in the area that would benefit. Some projects already identified include drainage and environmental works to Town Meadow, enhancements to Haslemere Recreation Ground and improvements to the Skateboard Park at The Herons.
    (iv) Fairly and reasonably related in scale and kind to the proposed development; payments should be directly related in scale to the benefit which the proposed development will derive from the facilities to be provided. It is considered that the benefits to be had from improved community facilities in the area would satisfactorily replace the existing community use that would be lost through the proposed development.

    (v) Reasonable in all other respects. The officers consider the legal agreement to be reasonably required to enable the development to proceed in accordance with policy. The objective of Policy CF1 in the Adopted Local Plan is to protect existing facilities which are of recognised local value from proposals for alternative forms of development. This is particularly important in view of the difficulties in funding new facilities. However, the officers consider that the offer of financial support represents sufficient material circumstances to consider granting planning permission as an exception to Policy CF1.

    Since the proposal is a departure from Policy CF1 in the Development Plan and the Sub-Committee has agreed to the officers’ recommendation to grant planning permission, subject to a Section 106 Agreement to secure alternative community benefits off site, the application is referred to the Development control Committee for consideration. Your Sub-Committee

    RECOMMENDS that

    3. subject to the applicant entering into a legal agreement within six months with their own and the Council’s costs to be paid by the applicant to the effect that a contribution of 90,000 be paid towards a community project or projects within the Haslemere area, permission be GRANTED for application WA02/1458, subject to the following conditions:-
    Background Papers (DoP&D)

    Comments received from Haslemere Town Council.

    PART II – Matters reported in detail for the information of the Committee

    There are no matters falling within this category.

    PART III – Brief summaries of other matter dealt with

    Background Papers

    The background papers relating to the following report items are as specified in the agenda for the meeting of the Southern Area Development Control Sub-Committee.

    B. PLANNING APPEALS

    B.1 Appeals Lodged

    B.2 Appeal Decisions
    B.3 Inquiry Arrangements

    Your Sub-Committee has noted information on public inquiry arrangements for its planning appeals.

    C. ENFORCEMENT ACTION - SITUATION REPORT

    Your Sub-Committee has noted reports on the current situation regarding enforcement and related action previously authorised.

    comms/devcon/2002-03/033
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    ANNEXE A - WA02/1458

    A.1WA02/0378
    Phoenix Land
    Developments Limited
    27.12.01
    Erection of a terrace of eight dwellings and associated garaging following demolition of existing ambulance station at Haslemere Ambulance Station, Grayswood Road, Haslemere as amended by plans received 1/7/02
    Grid Reference:E: 490709 N: 133314
    Town:Haslemere
    Ward:Haslemere South
    Development Plan:No Site Specific Policies
    Highway Authority:Not yet available – to be reported orally
    Drainage Authority:Received conditions
    Town Council:Object – over-development contrary to policy obtrusive to the general scene.
    ConsultationEnvironmental Health – former petrol tank on site filled with slurry in 1996 – Recommend conditions
      Second floor bedroom windows too small to meet standard set out in Housing Act 1985
      Representations:3 letters of objection on the grounds of:
      • Out Of Keeping
      • Density
      • Noise
      • Additional Traffic
      • Pollution
      • Access
      • Loss of privacy
      Relevant History

      HAS 2127Erection of an ambulance station
      Permitted
      05.08.59
      HAS 64/422Erection of an extension to ambulance station
      Permitted
      07.11.64

      WA01/2462Erection of a terrace of eight dwellings and associated garaging following demolition of existing ambulance station
      Withdrawn 06.02.02

      Introduction Description of Site/Background
      The Proposal
      Relevant Policies Conclusions

      Recommendation COMMS/SOUTHERN/2002-03/029