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Meeting of the Central Area Development Control Sub Committee held on 15/01/2003
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SCHEDULE

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Application No. and
Property Concerned
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Proposed Development
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Decision
WA02/0940
Land at The Institute of
Oceanographic Sciences
Brook Road
Wormley
(Report Item B.1)
Erection of 77 dwellings with associated parking and amenity areas following the demolition of all existing buildingsThe Sub-Committee agreed that, due to the size and impact this development would have on the local community, e.g. education facilities, etc. the Planning Inspector should be requested to include an informative to require a contribution if he was minded to grant planning permission.
A. RESOLVED that the Secretary of State be advised that had the Council been able to determine the application, permission would have been REFUSED for the following reasons, subject to the further comments of the Director of Housing in relation to the form and mix of the affordable housing:-
1. Standard Metropolitan Green Belt (R1.1)
2. Standard Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (R1.3)
3. Standard Area of Great Landscape Value (R1.4)
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Property Concerned
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Proposed Development
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4. The proposed residential development is contrary to Policy RD6 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan in that the Council is not satisfied that the development proposed would have no greater impact than the existing development on the openness of the Green Belt. Furthermore, the lack of any element of mixed use is incompatible with the Council’s objectives for the site, supporting Policy RD6, that the site should be developed with a mix of uses.
          5. The Council considers that the design of the units and the layout of the development is unacceptable. It is considered that insufficient regard has been given to the character of the site and its surroundings. It is considered that the design and layout of the respective elements of the scheme are ill-conceived and incompatible resulting in a poor juxtaposition of buildings, interlooking, a poor outlook, lack of adequate amenity space and a poor

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Application No. and
Property Concerned
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Proposed Development
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Decision
arrangement of car parking. Moreover, the development pays insufficient regard in the retention of trees both on and off site. The proposal therefore does not accord with Policy EN1 of the Surrey Structure Plan 1994; Policy SE3 of the Surrey Structure Plan (Deposit Draft) 2001; Policies D1, D4, D7, C7, H10 and M14 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 and the Surrey Design Guide adopted by the Council as Supplementary Planning Guidance in April 2002; and
      B. RESOLVED that the Secretary of State be advised that the amended plans received by the Council on 12th November 2002 and further amended by letters and plans received on 14th November 2002 and 25th November 2002 have NOT been accepted by the Council as an amendment to the planning application. The Council’s submissions are based on the scheme originally submitted. The proposed amendments are significant and go beyond what the Council considers can reasonably be regarded as an amendment to an existing application. Furthermore, these revisions have not been the subject of any re-consultation with the Parish Council, local residents or other Consultees.

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Application No. and
Property Concerned
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Proposed Development
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Decision
WA02/1259 (O)
Reris Grange (East & West)
Portsmouth Road
Milford
(Agenda Item 4.1a)
Erection of 24 dwellings comprising twelve two-bedroomed apartments, four four-bedroomed houses, three three-bedroomed houses and five two-bedroomed houses together with associated works following demolition of existing dwellingsRESOLVED the First Secretary of State be advised that, had the Sub-Committee been able to determine the application, planning permission would have been REFUSED for the following reasons:
1. Standard juxtaposition of trees to development (R3.4)
2. In the opinion of the Local Planning Authority, the proposed development, by virtue of its design approach, does not satisfactorily take account of the form and fabric of the settlement and is therefore contrary to Policy RD1(d) of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 and the Surrey Design Guide
3. Standard housing phasing (R2.1)
4. The proposed block containing Units 19 – 24, by virtue of its size, scale and proximity to dwellings in Badgers Close, would appear as overbearing and dominant and therefore harmful to the amenities of the area, detrimental to the amenities of residents and contrary to Policies D1 and D4 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002
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Application No. and
Property Concerned
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Proposed Development
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Decision
5. The development does not make adequate provision for affordable housing in accordance with Government Guidance and Policy DP3 of the Surrey Structure Plan 1994, Policy DN11 of the Surrey Structure Replacement Plan (Deposit Draft) 2002 and Policy H5 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002
6. In the opinion of the Local Planning Authority, the applicant has failed to demonstrate that there would be no adverse impact on any protected species of wildlife on the site, in conflict with Policy PE8 of the Surrey Structure Plan 1994, Policy SE6 of the Surrey Structure Plan (Deposit Draft) 2002 and Policies D5 and C11 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002
WA02/1702
Land at Little Grange
Hascombe Road
Busbridge
Godalming
(Report Item B.6)
Erection of a replacement dwelling following the demolition of the existing dwellingRESOLVED to RECOMMEND that the Development Control Committee GRANT planning permission subject to the views of English Nature and the prior completion of a Legal Agreement (see Minute No. 62) and the following additional condition:
9. The garage hereby permitted shall not be used for habitable accommodation without the prior written agreement of the Local Planning Authority
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Application No. and
Property Concerned
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Proposed Development
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Decision
Reason
9. (same as reason 6)
WA02/2004 (O)
Reris Grange (East & West)
Portsmouth Road
Milford
(Agenda Item 4.1b)
Erection of 24 dwellings comprising 14 two-bedroomed apartments, four four-bedroomed houses, three three-bedroomed houses and three two-bedroomed houses with associated garages, parking and associated works following demolition of existing dwellingsRESOLVED to REFUSE for the following reasons:
    1. In the opinion of the Local Planning Authority, the proposed development, by virtue of its design approach, does not satisfactorily take account of the form and fabric of the settlement and is therefore contrary to Policy RD1(d) of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 and the Surrey Design Guide, and would also lead to a loss of local amenity, contrary to Policies D1 and D4 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002
    2. In the opinion of the Local Planning Authority, the applicant has failed to demonstrate that there would be no adverse impact on any protected species of wildlife on the site, in conflict with Policy PE8 of the Surrey Structure Plan 1994, Policy SE6 of the Surrey Structure Plan (Deposit Draft) 2002 and Policies D5 and C11 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002
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    Application No. and
    Property Concerned
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    Proposed Development
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    Decision
    WA02/2034
    Magnolia Cottage
    Petworth Road
    Witley
    (Report Item B.3)
    Retention of dormer windows and materials (variation to consent granted under WA00/1925)Recommendation to REFUSE accepted
    WA02/2128
    Pound Corner
    2 Farncombe Hill
    Farncombe
    Godalming
    (Report Item B.5)
    Conversion of existing dwelling with annexe accommodation to five self-contained flatsWithdrawn
    WA02/2145 (O)
    Land at Oakhurst
    Frith Hill Road
    Godalming
    (Report Item B.4)
    Erection of 14 flatsRecommendation to REFUSE accepted
    WA02/2263
    Land at 55 Yew Tree Road
    Witley
    (Report Item B.2)
    Erection of a pair of semi-detached dwellings following demolition of existing dwelling and outbuildingsRecommendation to GRANT accepted
    CO2/143
    Bel and The Dragon
    Bridge Street
    Godalming
    (Report Item B.7)
    Breach of Advertisement Regulations: Display of non-illuminated signWithdrawn

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