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16/P/00120 | Full application for the erection of 58 dwellings (including affordable dwellings) with access, parking, amenity space, equipped playspace, hard and soft landscaping and retention of Warren Farm House following demolition of Surrey House and existing outbuildings associated with Warren Farm. | Warren Farm, White Lane, Ash, Guildford, GU12 6HW
Name Constraint Type
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.
Planning Benefits Policy G6 Planning Benefits Where necessary to the grant of planning permission and in order to meet a planning need arising from a proposed development the Borough Council will seek from developers the provision of suitable planning benefits.
Affordable Housing Policy H11 Affordable Housing An element of affordable housing will be sought by negotiation with developers of all housing developments of 15 or more dwellings, or residential sites of 0.5Ha or more irrespective of the number of dwellings. In settlements in rural areas with a population of 3,000 or fewer a threshold of 10 or more dwellings, or residential sites of 0.4Ha or more irrespective of the number of dwellings, will be applied. At least 30% of the housing on the Bright Hill Car Park site should be affordable housing. At least 30% will also be sought on any unidentified sites in excess of the above thresholds which may come forward during the plan period. The final number of units to be provided may vary with regard to site suitability, the need for affordable housing, and any other material planning or marketing considerations. The Council will require secure arrangements to be made to ensure that the benefit of affordable housing will be enjoyed by successive as well as by initial occupiers of the property. The affordable housing provided should be dispersed in the scheme rather than concentrated in one place. Planning permission will not be granted for development which would result in the loss of any affordable housing which has been negotiated.
Safeguarding existing & Alloc. Business Policy E3 Safeguarding Existing and Allocated Business, Industrial and Warehousing Land The loss of business, industrial and warehousing premises to other non employment uses will not be permitted unless: 1 The retention of the site or premises has been explored fully without success; or 2 The land or premises are unsuitably located in terms of its impact on the environment, levels of traffic movement, its accessibity to public transport and its link with the infrastructure, and its impact on the amenity of the area or adjoining occupiers. And there is existing suitably located land or premises either on the market or with outstanding planning permission, for any displaced firms.
Countryside Beyond the Green Belt Policy RE4 Countryside Beyond the Green Belt Development in the Countryside Beyond the Green Belt will be resisted except for that related to: 1 Agriculture and forestry; 2 The reasonable expansion of existing employment uses to diversify the rural economy; 3 Outdoor sport and recreational uses; Uses of land which preserve the openness of the countryside, and the following criteria are met: 1 Built development is strictly limited to that essential for the use to operate; 2 Agriculture and forestry interests are protected; 3 New buildings or extensions are located and designed to minimise their impact on the environment, are satisfactorily screened, landscaped and are constructed of external materials appropriate to the rural setting; 4 The development as a whole will not be of a size and scale that would detract from the character of the rural landscape; 5 Affordable housing for local needs in accordance with Policy H12; 6 The re-use and adaptation of rural buildings in accordance with Polices RE9 and RE10.
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty AONB Policy RE5 Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) The Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as defined on the Proposals Map, is of national importance and will be subject to the most rigorous protection. Development inconsistent with the primary aim of conserving and enhancing the existing landscape character will not be permitted. Small scale development for the essential requirements of agriculture, forestry or outdoor recreation as well as that in support of services for the local community will normally be acceptable provided the proposals conserve the natural beauty of the landscape. Important views over and across the area of outstanding natural beauty should be retained.
Area of Great Landscape Value AGLV Policy RE6 Area of Great Landscape Value (AGLV) Development within the Area of Great Landscape Value, defined on the Proposals Map, should be consistent with the intention of protecting the distinctive landscape character of the area.
Potential Special Protection Areas Policy NE1 Potential Special Protection Areas (pSPA) and Candidate Special Areas of Conservation (cSAC) Planning permission will not be granted for proposals which are likely to destroy or have an adverse effect directly or indirectly on the nature conservation value of potential Special Protection Areas (pSPA) and candidate Special Areas of Conservation (cSAC), as shown on the Proposals Map.
Local and Non-Statutory Sites Policy NE3 Local and Non-Statutory Sites Planning permission will not be granted for proposals which are likely to materially harm the nature conservation interest, directly or indirectly, local or non-statutory sites, including Local Nature Reserves, Sites of Nature Conservation Importance (SNCI) and Regionally Important Geological / Geomorphological Sites (RIGS) as identified on the Proposals Map, unless clear justification is provided that the reasons for the development outweigh the value of the site in its local or regional context.
Species Protection Policy NE4 Species Protection Planning permission will not be granted for any development that would be liable to cause any demonstrable harm to a species of animal or plant or its habitat, protected under British Law unless conditions are attached requiring the developer to take steps to secure their protection.
Dev. Affecting Trees, Hedges & Woodlands Policy NE5 Development Affecting Trees, Hedges and Woodlands Development will not be permitted if it would damage or destroy trees protected by a Tree Preservation Order or in a Conservation Area unless the removal would: 1 Be in the interests of good arboricultural practice; or 2 The need for the development outweighs the amenity value of the protected trees. If the removal of any trees is permitted as part of a development, a condition may require that an equivalent number (or more) of new locally native trees be planted either on or near the site.
Recreational Open Space in Large Resid. Policy R2 Recreational Open Space Provision in Relation to Large New Residential Developments New residential developments of 25 or more dwellings, or more than 0.4Ha (1 acre) will require new recreational open space according to the following standard: - 1.6Ha (4.0 acres) of formal playing field space per 1000 people; - 0.8Ha (2.0 acres) of children's play space per 1000 people; - 0.4Ha (1.0 acres) of amenity space per 1000 people. These standards are based on an occupancy rate of 2.5 persons per dwelling. No requirement or a reduced requirement may be made under this policy where the provision of an open space locally is, and will remain after the development adequate by these standards. Where the type of dwellings proposed does not generate a need for formal play space, such as sheltered accommodation for the elderly, the provision required will be for informal open space only.
Thames Basin Heath Special Protection Area Not Available
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.

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