6 The Grove Epsom KT17 4DQ – a further Appeal
20/01855/FUL Erection of 7 x two bedrooms flats and 2 x three bedrooms flats and associated external works following demolition of the existing building.
This property is located within the delightful Church Street Conservation Area and close by to the Grade 2 listed Grove House.
Application 20/1855/FUL is a modified version of Planning Application 20/00313/FUL which would have been refused by the council had it not been appealed. That Appeal directed that the former application should be refused. ECS wrote in February 2021 objecting to 20/01855/FUL as inappropriate to its setting in the Church Street Conservation Area, by converting 90% of the garden to car parking and road access would contravene local policy regarding Backland Development, destroy a green asset contributing to the value of the Conservation Area, and severely impact the adjoining property No 7 The Grove. See that letter here.
A previous application 18/00647/FUL (Conversion of house into 5 Flats) has already been permitted by the council for this site.
Application 20/1855/FUL was also refused in July 2021 but has also now been appealed.
Accordingly the Society has written again to the Planning Inspectorate confirming its objection to the scheme. See our latest letter here.