49-51 High Street behind Questa - Planning Application No.2014/3406 - Comments by Fri 31st Oct
Update: This application has been withdrawn, although a revised application is expected.
This planning application is for a detached one storey building with rooms in the roof space for A1/A3 use (shops and restaurant) on ground floors, and D1 use (Medical Aesthetics Clinic) on first floor with external link to 51 High Street (formerly the cSee boutique), and detached two storey building for A1/A3 use (shops and restaurant) on ground floor and C3 (residential) on first floor with ancilliary landscaping to include cycle parking and bin store, following demolition of existing shed and garage – listed buildings.
We believe this development could be classed in the same league as the White Lion. Please consider supporting us in our objection and if you agree please object before the 31 October 2014.
- This proposed development would increase the density of the area, impact on the amenity of neighbours, become a crime blackspot as it is hidden away from the High Street and introduce dangerous traffic movements onto an already busy and exposed part of the High Street.
- This application proposes the demolition of two outbuildings. One of these is of timber construction with a red pantiled roof and, as such, is of a vernacular type that was once common only in a small area of Surrey – especially in Cobham.
- The proposed scheme is not up to the standards that should be set for this historic area. This proposal fails to meet these standards set out in Elmbridge's Core Strategy (July 2011). The Core Strategy also states that "Particular attention should be given to the design of development which could have effect on heritage assets which include ... historic buildings."