Hollycroft Epsom Road Ewell KT17 1JR

Click here to see map for location of Hollycroft Epsom Road Ewell KT17 1JR (corner of Epsom Road and Shaw Close).

21/01167/FUL Erection of a two-storey detached dwelling with associated soft landscaping on “the land adjacent to Hollycroft Epsom Road Ewell Surrey KT17 1JR” (actually part of Hollycroft’s garden)

Hollycroft is a Listed building, situated within the southern boundary of the delightful Ewell Village Conservation Area. The proposed new house, actually situated in what is at present part of Hollycroft’s garden would be accessed from Shaw Close at the south of the site.

This application, effectively for backland development, completely fails to recognize that the site is located within the Conservation Area and does not allow for any of the design, landscaping or conservation requirements stated within this document. The applicant’s statement within the Design & Access Statement (Section 4.24) is incorrect regarding the site’s location within the CA.

While objecting to the proposal on the grounds of inappropriateness in a Conservation Area, the Society also notes a range of respects in which the application and supporting documentation is substantially misleading, in particular the description of its location as outside the Conservation Area and in land not forming the garden and setting of a Listed Building, and the prior unauthorised damage already done to a specimen tree (which tree is now subject to a Tree Protection Order).

The Society has therefore asked the Council to refuse this application.

See our letter here.