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Reference 20/P/00991
Alternative Reference PP-08735024
Application Received Fri 19 Jun 2020
Application Validated Mon 22 Jun 2020
Address The Willows, Effingham Common, Effingham, Leatherhead, KT24 5JE
Proposal Installation of freestanding aluminium greenhouse.
Status Decided
Decision Approve
Decision Issued Date Wed 12 Aug 2020
Appeal Decision Not Available

Further Information

Application Type Full Application
Decision Approve
Actual Decision Level Delegated
Expected Decision Level Delegated
Case Officer Maria Vasileiou
Parish Effingham
Ward Effingham
Applicant Name Mr R R Hough
Agent Name Mrs Jessica JESSICA Tubb
Agent Company Name Alitex Limited
Agent Address Torberry Farm, South Harting, Petersfield, GU31 5RG
Environmental Assessment Requested No


Important Dates

Application Received Date Fri 19 Jun 2020
Application Validated Date Mon 22 Jun 2020
Expiry Date Mon 17 Aug 2020
Actual Committee Date Not Available
Latest Neighbour Consultation Date Thu 25 Jun 2020
Neighbour Consultation Expiry Date Thu 16 Jul 2020
Standard Consultation Date Not Available
Standard Consultation Expiry Date Thu 16 Jul 2020
Last Advertised In Press Date Not Available
Latest Advertisement Expiry Date Thu 16 Jul 2020
Last Site Notice Posted Date Not Available
Latest Site Notice Expiry Date Thu 16 Jul 2020
Internal Target Date Mon 17 Aug 2020
Agreed Expiry Date Not Available
Decision Made Date Wed 12 Aug 2020
Decision Issued Date Wed 12 Aug 2020
Permission Expiry Date Not Available
Decision Printed Date Wed 12 Aug 2020
Environmental Impact Assessment Received Not Available
Temporary Permission Expiry Date Not Available


Name Constraint Type
Protection of amenities enjoyed by occup 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.
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.
Green Belt POLICY P2: Green Belt (1) The Metropolitan Green Belt, as designated on the Policies Map, will continue to be protected against inappropriate development in accordance with the NPPF. Inappropriate development will not be permitted unless very special circumstances can be demonstrated. Very special circumstances will not exist unless the potential harm to the Green Belt by reason of inappropriateness, and any other harm is clearly outweighed by other considerations. (2) The construction of new buildings in the Green Belt will constitute inappropriate development, unless the buildings fall within the list of exceptions identified by the NPPF. For the purpose of this policy, the following definitions will apply to those exceptions: Extensions or alterations (a) The ?original building? shall mean either: i. the building as it existed on 1 July 1948; or ii. if no building existed on 1 July 1948, then the first building as it was originally built after this date Replacement buildings (b) A new building will only constitute a ?replacement? if it is sited on or in a position that substantially overlaps that of the original building, unless it can be clearly demonstrated that an alternative position would not increase the overall impact on the openness of the Green Belt. Limited infilling (c) ?limited infilling? shall mean: i. Limited infilling within the identified settlement boundaries, as designated on the Policies Map, of the following villages. Limited infilling may also be appropriate outside the identified settlement boundaries where it can be demonstrated that the site should be considered to be within the village. Albury, Compton, East Clandon, East Horsley and West Horsley (north), Gomshall, Holmbury St Mary, Peaslake, Pirbright, Puttenham, Ripley, Shere, West Clandon and Worplesdon. ii. Limited infilling may also be appropriate outside the inset settlement boundaries, as designated on the Policies Map, of the following villages where it can be demonstrated that the site should be considered to be within the village. Ash Green, Chilworth, East Horsley, Effingham, Fairlands, Flexford, Jacobs Well, Normandy, Peasmarsh, Ripley, Send, Send Marsh/ Burnt Common, Shalford, West Horsley and Wood Street Village. iii. Limited infilling may also be appropriate and in the following villages, where it can bedemonstrated that the site should be considered to be within the village: Artington, Eashing, Farley Green, Fox Corner, Hurtmore, Ockham, Seale, Shackleford, The Sands, Wanborough and Wisley. (3) Certain other forms of development are also considered not inappropriate in the Green Belt provided they preserve its openness and do not conflict with the purposes of including land within it, and these are listed in the NPPF.
Place shaping POLICY D1: Place shaping (1) All new developments will be required to achieve high quality design that responds to distinctive local character (including landscape character) of the area in which it is set. Essential elements of place making include creating economically and socially successful new places with a clear identity that promote healthy living; they should be easy to navigate, provide natural security through layout and design with attractive, well enclosed, and overlooked streets, roads and spaces with clear thought given to the interrelationship of land use to external space. (2) All new development is expected to have regard to and perform positively against the recommendations set out in the latest Building for Life guidance and conform to the nationally described space standards as set out by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). (3) New development shall be of a high quality and inclusive design, as per the Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), and all new development will be required to address the following; Distinct local character. (4) All new development will be designed to reflect the distinct local character of the area and will respond and reinforce locally distinct patterns of development, including landscape setting. Proposals will take account of local design guidance contained within conservation area appraisals, DPD?s, neighbourhood plans and SPDs. (5) Given the size, function and proposed density of the strategic allocations it may not always be desirable to reflect locally distinct patterns of development. These sites must create their own identity to ensure cohesive and vibrant neighbourhoods.Safe, connected and efficient streets (6) All new development will be designed to ensure it connects appropriately to existing street patterns and creates safe and accessible spaces. Particular regard shall be given to maximise opportunities for pedestrian and cycle movement and the creation of a high quality public realm. Network of green spaces and public places (7) All new development will be designed to maximise the opportunity for and linkages between green spaces and public places, and include high quality landscaping that reflects the local distinctive character. Crime prevention and security measures (8) All new development will be designed to reduce opportunities for crime and antisocial behaviour. Access and inclusion (9) All new development will be designed to meet the needs of all users, this includes the setting of the building in the wider environment, the location of the building on the plot, the gradient of the plot, transport infrastructure and public realm. Efficient use of natural resources (10) All new development will be designed with regard to efficient use of natural resources including passive solar gain to maximise the use of the sun?s energy for heating and cooling. Infrastructure to create smart places (11) All new development will be designed in a manner that: (a) supports technological and digital advances, including the provision of sufficient ducting space for future digital connectivity infrastructure; (b) seeks to achieve high quality digital connectivity, enabling Fibre To The Premises (FTTP) where practical; (c) enables mobile connectivity within the development; (d) provides access to services from a range of providers. (12) Further innovation and provision for 5G, Wifi and other technologies will be encouraged. Masterplans for strategic sites (13) Developers will be required to produce Masterplans for Slyfield Area Regeneration Project (A24), Gosden Hill Farm (A25), Blackwell Farm (A26) and the former Wisley airfield (A35) and these will be subject to assessment by a Design Review Panel. The masterplanning process shall engage with the local community. (14) In order to ensure future cohesive and vibrant neighbourhoods, they must demonstrate how the development responds to the immediate context as well as; (a) Creates functional places (b) Supports mixed use tenures (c) Includes successful public spaces (d) Is a daptive and resilient (e) Has a distinctive character (f) Is attractive (g) Encourages ease of movement (h) Creates a sustainable environment in relation to access to services and facilities (15) Planning applications will be consistent with the Masterplans, which must be kept under review.Use of Design Review Panel (16) In addition to the strategic sites, the Council will expect other large schemes to be subject to assessment by a Design Review Panel. Villages (17) Proposals for new development within villages will have particular regard to; (a) The distinctive settlement pattern of the village and the important relationship between the built development and the surrounding landscape (b) Important views of the village from the surrounding landscape (c) Views within the village of local landmarks Ash & Tongham (18) In order to avoid piecemeal development and to protect and enhance the existing character of Ash & Tongham and Ash Green, proposals within the area will have particular regard to; (a) The relationship and connectivity with the existing urban area (b) The relationship and connectivity between allocated sites in different ownerships (c) The existing character of Ash & Tongham and Ash Green (d) The future urban edge and its relationship with the surrounding countryside at the allocated site?s boundaries
Historic environment POLICY D3: Historic environment (1) The historic environment will be conserved and enhanced in a manner appropriate to its significance. Development of the highest design quality that will sustain and, where appropriate, enhance the special interest, character and significance of the borough?s heritage assets and their settings and make a positive contribution to local character and distinctiveness will be supported. (2) The impact of development proposals on the significance of heritage assets and their settings will be considered in accordance with case law, egislation and the NPPF.
Landscape, Heritage, Character and Design To conserve the essential landscape, heritage and rural character of the Plan Area whilst promoting sustainable development within the village area in accordance with ENP-G1, all development proposals must: 1. Respect the rural and landscape character and setting of Effingham identified within the Guildford Borough Council Landscape Character Assessment; in particular by conserving the open countryside in and around the village area and the key strategic views and vistas described in schedule (A). Development proposals should have regard to key views and vistas and should be designed to minimise the effect on the existing landscape character and long distance views across the Plan Area, or on attractive outlooks from within the built area. 2. Reflect the layout and character of the historic settlement form, which is based on the original Saxon settlement with St Lawrence Church as the focal point, and that of the nationally and locally listed heritage assets and their settings, identified in schedule (B), both within Effingham Conservation Area and in the wider Plan Area. 3. Maintain the character of the built environment by ensuring that the scale and height of new buildings are proportionate to their surroundings, and that attractive features and boundary walls, fences , trees, hedges, and parkland are retained to ensure that new developments blend in with the landscape. Native species should be used for hedges and tree planting. 4. Utilise materials and finishes in new buildings, walls and hard landscaping, which are consistent with or otherwise respect the traditional built form and character of the locality, for example flint, brick, clay tile, render and stone.
Dark Skies All proposed developments should have regard to Effingham's current status as a 'dark skies' area, and proposals should avoid light pollution and protect the night-time environment of intrinsically dark areas of the village and countryside. Minimum lighting levels, controlled by timers where appropriate, should be used where lighting is required to: ? Ensure road safety in areas where there is a risk to pedestrians and cyclists ? Deter criminal activity ? Light entrances to buildings used after dark ? Provide lighting for evening sporting activities ? Support the night-time economy including lighting for farmers needing to work at night. Innovative green solutions for appropriate lighting will be encouraged. Residential development should be designed to minimise light pollution, avoiding the use of unscreened roof-lights or atria.

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