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17/P/01592 | Outline application for up to 100 dwellings, including the provision of up to 35% affordable housing, with associated vehicular and pedestrian access via Ash Green Road, car parking, secure cycle storage, landscaping and ecology management with all matters reserved. | Land at, Ash Manor, Ash Green Road, Ash, Guildford, GU12 6HH
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  • Comments Received: 51
  • Objections: 50
  • Supporting: 0
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Mrs Fiona Samuel-Holmes (Objects)

Comment submitted date: Mon 20 Nov 2017

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

Historic Importance:

- The buildings at Ash Manor are listed buildings some Grade II* and the remainder Grade II.

- The proposed modern homes are not in keeping with the existing site both

- Application is for too many dwellings and will suffocate the existing buildings


- On the plans submitted by Bewley Homes they have blatantly ignored the TPOs on some of the existing trees and show homes and a roundabout built on trees with TPOs in place


- A full and comprehensive study but a neutral consultant should be done on this site before any planning is approved. At the moment there is no real idea of what will happen to the existing site once vast areas around it are concreted over


- Traffic - local infrastructure cannot support an increase in houses and therefore vehicles. Increased pressure on the local roads, local country lanes becoming rat runs as people try to avoid waiting at Ash level crossing - the barriers are down for over 30 minutes every hour during rush periods.


- Simply not enough to cater for the present intake let along with this and all the other developments in the area running the possibility of trebling the villages of Tongham and Ash Green


- All in place for a Village not an urban town.

Environment and Pollution:

- Ash Manor is home to a diverse array of wildlife including Great Crested Newts, Common Toads, Stag Beetles, Bats are known to roost in 2 different parts of the Ash Manor buildings, Tawny Owls, Barn owls, Badgers, Deer, Slow worms, Red Kites, Sparrowhawks, Buzzards, Yellowhammers, Goldfinches, Skylarks and many many more

- Increased pollution - with the increase in vehicles then the pollution levels will soar especially in the bottle neck areas especially the Ash station level crossing and the queues to get onto the A331.

- Developments like this change the face of a Village and therefore have a huge impact of peoples wellbeing as the increase in traffic, longer & longer journies, noise, pollution and inevitably crime affects people's quality of life - not the environment they signed up for when purchasing their homes

Cumulative Planning Applications:

- There are several planning proposals for dwellings in Tongham and Ash Green. I do not believe that these should be reviewed on an individual basis, the cumulative effect of the added dwellings, traffic, pollution and effect on the environment will be enormous on an already congested village. Should all of these proposals be accepted I firmly believe that the safety of residents will be put at risk with the increased traffic flow. The existing local amenities will equally not be able to sustain the increased population.

Mr Gary Durrant (Neutral)

Comment submitted date: Thu 26 Oct 2017

From: Gary Durrant

Sent: 25 October 2017 09:44

To: John Busher

Subject: RE: Ash Manor - 17/P/00513 and 17/P/01592 [UNC]

Hello John

I have viewed both applications and had discussions with the respective consultants on noise (Clarke Saunders) and air quality (Air Quality Consultants Ltd). I am not in a position to object, but would like to comment as follows


Whilst it is recognised that the site is adjacent to the main Gatwick to Reading railway line, I don't consider that there are any noise objections to raise relating to the transport sources in that the sites are sufficiently distanced from any major roads and the train noise mitigation has been covered by the recommendations in 6.1,6.2 and 6.3 of the report.

Air Quality

As mentioned above; there are no major roads in the immediate vicinity of the proposals. There is, however a feasibility study being carried out by Guildford Borough Council and adjoining authorities on potential exceedances of national air quality objective for nitrogen dioxide on the A331 and the results are being reported to Defra.

Whilst the sites have no constraints in relation to air quality, there is a potential increase car use which will no doubt add to the traffic on and around the A331. I would therefore encourage an upgrade in the provision of electric vehicle charging points. The standard is not specified, but I have seen guidance which mentions one rapid charging point per ten households or one per parking space; and others which are one per household. I would recommend the latter.


There are no known contaminative uses on the sites.

Construction phase

As is common practice we don't specify times, but as this is large project I would prefer to see some planning control.

Construction/demolition phase

- Due to the potential noise nuisance from construction activities, the hours of work on site should be restricted as follows:-

(a) Mon - Fri working only between 07.30 hours and 18.00 hours.

(b) Saturday working only between 08.00 hours and 13.00 hours.

(c) No work to take place on Sundays or Bank Holidays

- Adequate control precautions shall be taken in order to control noise emissions from any fixed plant, including generators, on site during demolition / construction activities. This may require the use of quiet plant or ensuring that the plant is sited appropriately and / or adequately attenuated. Exhaust emissions from such plant shall be vented to atmosphere such that fumes do not ingress into any property.

- In the event that piling works are necessary, a scheme for limiting the noise shall be submitted to the Local Planning Authority and shall be in accordance with BS 5228 (Parts 1 & 4) for noise control. The scheme shall specify the proposed piling method and the reason for its selection. This shall take into account the ground conditions of the proposed development site and the proximity of residential properties. Piling shall not commence until written approval has been obtained from the Local Planning Authority. Please Note : Silent piling is the preferred option and only in extreme cases will noisy methods, such as driven piles, be permitted.

- During demolition or construction phases, adequate control precautions should be taken in order to control the spread of dust on the site, so as to prevent a nuisance to residents in the locality. This may involve the use of dust screens and importing a water supply to wet areas of the site to inhibit dust.

- Due to the proximity of residential accommodation there should be no burning of waste material on site.


Gary Durrant

Team Leader

Health and Community Care Services

Guildford Borough Council

Millmead House





From: John Busher

Sent: 23 October 2017 15:34

To: Gary Durrant

Subject: Ash Manor - 17/P/00513 and 17/P/01592 [UNC]

Importance: High

Hi Gary,

When you get a minute, could you please send through some comments on the above applications? I am trying to get my reports finalised early this week.



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David Weller (Objects)

Comment submitted date: Tue 15 Aug 2017

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Comment submitted date: Tue 10 Oct 2017

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Jonathan Henderson (Objects)

Comment submitted date: Mon 04 Sep 2017

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I. R. Price (Objects)

Comment submitted date: Tue 29 Aug 2017

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Susan Wyeth-Price (Objects)

Comment submitted date: Tue 29 Aug 2017

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David Howells (Objects)

Comment submitted date: Tue 29 Aug 2017

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Colin Beer (Objects)

Comment submitted date: Tue 29 Aug 2017

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David Wyatt (Objects)

Comment submitted date: Tue 29 Aug 2017

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A Cobb (Objects)

Comment submitted date: Tue 29 Aug 2017

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