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15/P/02356 | Change of use of first floor from office usage to D1 medical use, to allow premises to be used as chiropractic office. | First Floor, 51-53 High Street, Guildford, GU1 3DY
Name Constraint Type
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.
New Development in Conservation Areas Policy HE7 New Development in Conservation Areas New development should preserve or enhance the character or appearance of the conservation area and an applicant must demonstrate that consideration has been given to: 1 The retention of buildings, groups of buildings, existing street patterns, building lines and ground surfaces and the impact on significant open spaces; 2 The retention of architectural features such as walls and shop fronts and other features which contribute to the character of an area; 3 The impact of development on the townscape and roofscape of the conservation area; 4 The need to apply a consistently high standard of design and the use of good quality materials; 5 The need to ensure the protection of trees which contribute to the character and appearance of the conservation area; and, 6 The need or scope to remove unsightly and inappropriate features or details.
GTC Secondary Shopping Areas Policy S5 Guildford Town Centre Secondary Shopping Areas Within the secondary shopping areas of Guildford Town Centre, as defined on the Proposals Map, planning permission for the change of use from shops (Class A1) to financial and professional services (Class A2) and food and drink premises (Class A3) will be permitted where all the following criteria are met: 1 The additional use results in no more than two permitted non-retail uses adjacent to each other; 2 The additional use results in no more than a guideline figure of one third of the sum total of the defined street level frontage (as defined in Appendix 2) in permitted non-Class A1 use; 3 The use does not result in loss of amenity in terms of noise, disturbance, smell, litter or traffic generation; and 4 The proposed use will not be detrimental to the shopping pattern or character of the Town Centre. Exceptionally loss of shopping area uses (Class A) at ground floor level will be permitted where the replacement uses are appropriate to a shopping frontage.

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