Friars Garth, The Parade, Epsom KT18 5DH

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21/00701/FUL Erection of three storey building comprising 9 residential flats (6 x 2 bedroom and 3 x 3 bedroom) together with alterations to vehicular access, landscaping and associated works, following demolition of existing dwelling.

See the previous application 20/01229/FUL Demolition of existing building and the construction of 18 flats above ground floor commercial areas.

The Society objected to the previous application for a high density scheme to “optimise” the site’s redevelopment potential whilst completely ignoring the many relevant current national and local planning policies.

While the present application is a better-designed, lower-density proposal, the Society remains concerned at its remaining adverse impacts on existing residents and the natural environment. While no longer formally objecting to the proposal, the Society suggests a number of conditions should be attached to permission, including the need for a Construction Management Plan and an Environment Protection Plan, as well as a number of outstanding design and landscaping issues together with the need for a detailed proposed Site Layout to enable the full impact on neighbouring properties to be assessed.

See our latest letter here.

And see our previous letter here.