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15/P/02384 | Conversion of 5 bedroom house to form one three bedroom house and one two bedroom house. | 23 Pewley Way, Guildford, GU1 3PX
  • Total Consulted: 28
  • Comments Received: 23
  • Objections: 17
  • Supporting: 6
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JOHN MABY (Objects)

Comment submitted date: Tue 12 Jan 2016

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Comment submitted date: Mon 07 Nov 2016

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Mr WALLACE TAM (Supports)

Comment submitted date: Tue 12 Jan 2016

23 Pewley Way Guildford Surrey GU1 3PX ? In Support of Planning Application Ref 15/P/02384



1) Existing and Proposed Elevations ? There are No changes to All the Existing As- built Elevations in the Proposed Elevations, they will remain exactly the same as they exist. Therefore the street scene will not be affected, it will remain a semi- detached house.

2) Off Road Car Parking ? Surrey County Council?s parking Standards requires - 2 off road car park spaces for the 3 Bed house and 1 off road car park spaces for the 2 Bed house. A total of 3 off road car park spaces have been provided in accordance with and satisfying the SCC standard.

3) D.C.L. N. Housing Standards- Gross Floor Area Requirement ? The 3 Bed and 2 bed houses both more than comply with the Minimum gross internal floor areas and storage requirements of that Housing Standard.

4) Cycle and Refuse Storage ? G.B.Council?s requirements for Cycle storage and Refuse Storage for both the 3Bed and 2Bed units has been complied with in the proposals, in accordance with the GBC design standard.

5) Pewley Way has a large number of 3, 4 and 5 bedroom Houses with only 1 person living in it.

The proposals provide one 2 bed and one 3bed unit which attempts to addresses this underused use of housing stock, and provides the opportunity for younger people to be able to purchase property in Pewley Way.

Mr Robin Smith (Supports)

Comment submitted date: Tue 12 Jan 2016

23 Pewley Way Guildford Surrey GU1 3PX ? In Support of Planning Application Ref 15/P/02384



I think this is a great idea, more small family homes are desperately needed





1) Existing and Proposed Elevations ? There are No changes to All the Existing As- built Elevations in the Proposed Elevations, they will remain exactly the same as they exist. Therefore the street scene will not be affected, it will remain a semi- detached house.

2) Off Road Car Parking ? Surrey County Council?s parking Standards requires - 2 off road car park spaces for the 3 Bed house and 1 off road car park spaces for the 2 Bed house. A total of 3 off road car park spaces have been provided in accordance with and satisfying the SCC standard.

3) D.C.L. N. Housing Standards- Gross Floor Area Requirement ? The 3 Bed and 2 bed houses both more than comply with the Minimum gross internal floor areas and storage requirements of that Housing Standard.

4) Cycle and Refuse Storage ? G.B.Council?s requirements for Cycle storage and Refuse Storage for both the 3Bed and 2Bed units has been complied with in the proposals, in accordance with the GBC design standard.

5) Pewley Way has a large number of 3, 4 and 5 bedroom Houses with only 1 person living in it.

The proposals provide one 2 bed and one 3bed unit which attempts to addresses this underused use of housing stock, and provides the opportunity for younger people to be able to purchase property in Pewley Way.

Mr stuart gurney (Supports)

Comment submitted date: Tue 12 Jan 2016

I used to live and work in the GBC area and know Pewley Way well. The proposal seems to me, a very good use of a large house and will give an opportunity for first time buyers to acquire a house in this road close to the town centre. All of the objections seem to concentrate on retaining large and mostly underused houses. Regarding Parking it must surely be more sensible to reduce parking in town centres rather than increase. I don't think this should be an issue. The building will remain unaltered externally and I am sure the applicant will comply with any other building regulations in all other respects.



Stuart Gurney

Mr Stuart Bannister (Supports)

Comment submitted date: Mon 11 Jan 2016

23 Pewley Way Guildford Surrey GU1 3PX ? In Support of Planning Application Ref 15/P/02384



1) Existing and Proposed Elevations ? There are No changes to All the Existing As- built Elevations in the Proposed Elevations, they will remain exactly the same as they exist. Therefore the street scene will not be affected, it will remain a semi- detached house.

2) Off Road Car Parking ? Surrey County Council?s parking Standards requires - 2 off road car park spaces for the 3 Bed house and 1 off road car park spaces for the 2 Bed house. A total of 3 off road car park spaces have been provided in accordance with and satisfying the SCC standard.

3) D.C.L. N. Housing Standards- Gross Floor Area Requirement ? The 3 Bed and 2 bed houses both more than comply with the Minimum gross internal floor areas and storage requirements of that Housing Standard.

4) Cycle and Refuse Storage ? G.B.Council?s requirements for Cycle storage and Refuse Storage for both the 3Bed and 2Bed units has been complied with in the proposals, in accordance with the GBC design standard.

5) Pewley Way has a large number of 3, 4 and 5 bedroom Houses with only 1 person living in it.

The proposals provide one 2 bed and one 3bed unit which attempts to addresses this underused use of housing stock, and provides the opportunity for younger people to be able to purchase property in Pewley Way.

Mr Alistair Thoden van Velzen (Supports)

Comment submitted date: Mon 11 Jan 2016

1. Existing and proposed elevations, there are no changes to the elevation, therefore the street scene will remain as a semi-detached.

2. Parking, SCC parking standards require 2 off road parking spaces for a 3 bed house and 1 off road for a 2 bed house. A total of 3 spaces has been provided for in this application.

3. Proposal meets the DCLN housing standards

4. Cycle and refuse storage has been provided as per the GBC design standards.

5. Pewley Way has enough 3+ bed housing, this would increase the number of units, addresses the underused housing stock and will enable younger professionals to purchase property in the area.

Ms Iwona Abrams (Supports)

Comment submitted date: Mon 11 Jan 2016

This is to support the Planning Application Ref 15/P/02384 on the following basis:



The proposal to provide one 2 bedroom and one 3 bedroom houses instead of one single large 5 bedroom house would be beneficial as it would conform with national planning strategies supporting the policy of addressing the issue of underused housing stock. It would provide the opportunity for a younger demographic to be able to purchase property in Pewley Way and would contribute to a greater diversity within the area.



In the proposed scheme the elevations of both proposed houses would remain exactly the same as to date. They would retain the appearance and attractiveness of a single-family residence, therefore the character of the street would remain unaltered.



Overall the proposed application plans are sympathetic to the property's character and the local area. Also, the designs ensure that amenity of the locality would not be adversely affected.

Mrs Kate Gallagher (Objects)

Comment submitted date: Fri 08 Jan 2016

I object to this application for the following reasons:



1/ Out of keeping with general street scene. This is a road of detached and semi-detached houses and should remain as built.

2/Increase in demand for parking spaces when there are not enough already. The parking bay at house only big enough for 2 cars.

Mr tim hockin (Objects)

Comment submitted date: Fri 08 Jan 2016

Dear Sir or Madam

I wish to object to this application on the following grounds:

The application is not inkeeping with the area because it would create a cramped dwelling without proper amenities: (1) insufficient in-curtillage parking for both the 2 and 3-bedroom properties proposed, which should amount to 4 spaces, at present only 2+a reduced size one; on-street parking in Pewley Way is already at capacity. (2) lack of bathroom provision in the 2-bedroom property - the handbasin has been removed to allow for a dividing wall. And (3) access on foot to the 2-bedroom property is confined and appears to narrow to approximately 1.4 metres IF the third parking space is modified to accomodate a full size car as shown; this is further confined by containing recycling/refuse bins, unless these also are to be stored in what is shown as a parking space. This proposal is trying to cram in a tiny property which would be out of character, have limited amenities and would create a precedent for similar developments.

Mr James Bell (Objects)

Comment submitted date: Fri 08 Jan 2016

1. The internal washing and sanitary facilities of No 23a are inadequate making it impossible for proper hygiene to be maintained with no washbasin in the property.

2. The extension of the parting space will leave a 40 cm gap between the end of the parking space and the wall which is clearly impractical.

3. The suggested parking space cuts across an existing road parking bay making it impossible to use or alternatively further reducing already heavily used on street parking while any subdividing the house, increasing the number of cars that will need space for parking.

4. No space allowed for rubbish bins which are currently stored in parking space allocated to 23a and no way of storing them due to extremely narrow access and steps. The result will be a likely minimum of two more cars seeking parking space on a very congested road.

5. Change in nature of the street from semi detached to a terraced property. The street is detached and semi detached not terraced.

6. The proposed plan is out of keeping with the general street plan and surroundings. It goes against the street's style and scene and alters the nature of the property fundamentally.

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