Agenda item

2018/1743 - Warling Dean, 33 New Road, Esher

Minutes:

As part of his introduction, the Assistant Development Manager reported that there was an error in the Planning Officer’s report where it made reference to the basement parking being accessed via a single car lift.  The Sub-Committee noted that the basement parking proposed would be accessed via a ramp access down to the basement and would be located on the site where the current access to the garage block was located.  The Assistant Development Manager further reported that Surrey County Council Highways and the Council’s Environmental Services Team (Noise and Pollution) had reconsidered the basement parking access arrangements and no objections had been raised in this regard.

 

                    The Sub-Committee was addressed by Ms. Hinckly, an objector and Mr. Wallis, on behalf of the agent.

 

Refuse for the reason outlined in the agenda and subject to the following additional reasons for refusal:

 

          Additional Reasons for Refusal:

 

2.  By reason of the height, bulk and mass of the proposed development, this proposal will appear cramped within the plot which would appear at odds with the prevailing spacious character of the area and be detrimental to the views from within the street scene and not enhance the visual character of the area. As such this proposal has not addressed the previous reason for refusal and remains contrary to policy DM2 of the Elmbridge Development Management Plan 2015, the Design and Character Supplementary Planning Document 2012 and the National Planning Policy Framework 2018.

 

3. Due to the excessive number of windows facing towards the occupiers of No. 16 Littleworth Lane and the location of the first floor side facing windows adjacent to No. 31 New Road this proposal would harm the living conditions upon the occupiers of these neighbouring properties in terms of overlooking.  As such this proposal has not addressed the previous reason for refusal and remains contrary to policy DM2 of the Elmbridge Development Management Plan 2015, the Design and Character Supplementary Planning Document 2012 and the National Planning Policy Framework 2018.

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