70 Worple Road Epsom KT18 7AG
20/00484/FUL Erection of two storey dwelling with associated access and external works to the rear of No. 70 Worple Road. Demolition of the existing garage and erection of two double garages.
This planning application proposes construction of a new house in the rear garden of 70 Worple Road, which is situated in a prominent part of the Worple Road Conservation Area.
There is an extensive history of Planning Applications for this site, dating back to October 2009, when the original scheme was approved. Subsequently, in December 2010, the Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Proposals were introduced, with guidance and requirements for planning applications within the Conservation Area. The recently updated NPPF also requires that the desirability of new development making a positive contribution to local character and distinctiveness.
Although the proposed design is environmentally sympathetic, the Society does not consider that this heritage asset is protected by the proposed scheme nor that the passivhaus design specifications add merit to the local distinctiveness of the Conservation Area. Mainly for this reason, the Society has objected to the proposal.
See our letter here.