During the introduction of the application, the North Area Team Leader informed the Sub-Committee that an additional consultation response had been received from Environmental Health regarding noise and pollution. It was noted that Environmental Health concluded that in situations such as this, the applicant would be expected to undertake a noise assessment. The assessment would include an appraisal of any proposed mitigation measures. In the absence of any noise assessment, the Council would not be in a position to assess the potential noise impact on nearby residential properties.
Members agreed that by moving the Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) close to residential properties, it was likely to result in a greater noise impact and, accordingly, the Sub-Committee resolved to
Refuse permission for the reason set out below:
The proposed re-location of the multi-use games area would by reason of intensification of use, elevated position and siting in close proximity to the boundary result in increased noise and disturbance, loss of privacy and visual intrusion to neighbouring properties in Thorneycroft Close. The proposal is contrary to policies CS3 & CS17 of the Elmbridge Core Strategy 2011 and policy DM2 of the Elmbridge Development Management Plan 2015.