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15/P/01430 | Change of use of two flats to ancillary offices to serve the existing business (Andertons) on site. | The Flats, George Road, Guildford, GU1 4NP
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General Standards of Development Policy G1 General Standards of Development Proposals will be permitted if they comply with the relevant Local Plan Policies and the following requirements are met: G1 (1) Parking Provision Parking is provided in accordance with the parking policy and parking standards of the plan set out in Chapter 7 and in Appendix 1. G1 (2) Transport Provision, Access, Highway Layout and Capacity Satisfactory access and highway layout is provided and the traffic generated by the development is compatible with the local road network. Appropriate provision has been made for pedestrian, cyclist and public transport facilities. G1 (3) Protection of amenities enjoyed by occupants of buildings The amenities enjoyed by occupants of buildings are protected from unneighbourly development in terms of privacy, access to sunlight and daylight, noise, vibration, pollution, dust and smell. G1 (4) Access for people with disabilities Development to which the public would reasonably have access makes provision for safe and convenient access by people with disabilities. G1 (5) Crime Prevention The design and layout of buildings and surrounding spaces provides for public safety and deters vandalism and crime. G1 (6) Flood Protection Areas of floodplain, identified on the Proposals Map, are safeguarded from development that would increase the risk to people or property from flooding. G1 (7) Land Drainage and Public Utility Infrastructure Adequate land drainage and public utility infrastructure is in place to meet the needs of the development. G1 (8) Light Pollution External lighting is designed to minimise glare and the spillage of light from the sight. G1 (9) Energy Conservation. The design and layout is energy efficient. G1 (10) Conservation of Water Resources. The design, layout and landscaping is efficient in the use of water. G1 (11) Development on or Close to Contaminated Land Where a proposed development is on or close to contaminated land the applicant demonstrates that the site is safe or can be made so through remedial measures. G1 (12) Safeguarding and Enhancement of the landscape and existing natural features Development is designed to safeguard and enhance the characteristic landscape of the locality and existing natural features on the site, such as, hedgerows, trees, watercourses and ponds which are worthy of protection. G1 (13) Mixed Use Where appropriate the development incorporates or maintains an existing mix of land uses and activities where: (a) The uses are mutually compatible; (b) There is no unacceptable disturbance through traffic, noise, pollution or other adverse effects.
Design Code Policy G5 Design Code Development proposals which do not comply with the following design requirements will not be permitted: G5 (1) Context for Design New development respects established street patterns, plot sizes, building lines, topography, established views, landmark buildings, roof treatment, aspect and relationship with other buildings. G5 (2) Scale, Proportion and Form New buildings respect the scale, height and proportions and materials of the surrounding environment. G5 (3) Space Around Buildings Existing spaces of value are respected and new spaces created through development should have an attractive and identifiable character. G5 (4) Street Level Design Buildings and spaces at pedestrian level provide visual interest and a sense of place and identity. G5 (5) Layout The built layout is easily understood by the user and creates areas of identifiable character. G5 (6) Important Public Views and Roofscape Important public views are protected and opportunities to create attractive new views and vistas are provided and encouraged. G5 (7) Materials and Architectural Detailing Materials are of a high standard and harmonise with surrounding buildings. Detailing on new buildings is durable and reinforces the identity and character of an area. G5 (8) Traffic, Parking and Design The visual impact of traffic and associated access and parking is minimised, especially in sensitive locations. G5 (9) Landscaping Design A high standard of landscaping, to include walls, enclosures and paving schemes, as well as trees and other planting is provided to ensure that new development integrates into the existing townscape and landscape. G5 (10) Open Spaces of Value Open spaces, whether public or private, which contribute to the character of an area, in terms of the views they create, the feeling of openness they allow, are protected.
Retention of Existing Housing Stock Policy H5 Retention of Existing Housing Stock Development involving a net loss of residential accommodation will not be permitted. Development involving the net loss of specialised types of housing accommodation (including hostels, elderly persons' housing, residential institutions and residential mobile homes) will not be permitted.
Redev of Existing Bus, Ind & Warehs Land Policy E2 Redevelopment of Existing Business, Industrial and Warehousing Land in Urban Areas and within Identified Settlements in the Green Belt Planning Permission for the re-use of existing business, industrial and warehousing land in the urban areas, or within identified settlements in the green belt will be granted for: 1 The part or total redevelopment of suitably located business, industrial and warehousing premises or land; 2 The expansion of an existing firm where it can be satisfactorily accommodated within the existing curtilage of the premises or on immediately adjacent land; 3 Changes of use to other business, industrial and warehousing uses. Provided that any development is suitably located in terms of its impact on the environment, levels of traffic movement, its accessibility to public transport and its links with the infrastructure, and its impact on the amenity of the area or adjoining occupiers.
Restraint on Business, Industrial and Wa Policy E4 Restraint on Business, Industrial and Warehousing Employment Development Additional business, industrial and warehousing development will normally be permitted only on sites identified for such purposes in Proposal E1, the Guildford Town Redevelopment Sites Chapter and existing sites in accordance with Policy E2. Development proposals which make provision for the modest expansion needs of existing firms on immediately adjacent land or the accommodation of small firms are not prohibited by this policy where they comply with other policies of the plan.

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