Langley Bottom Farm Langley Vale Road Epsom KT18 6AP – Appeal Update
21/00044/REF Demolition of the existing buildings on the site and construction of twenty residential dwellings, of which eight (40%) would be affordable together with associated access, landscaping and parking.
See the original planning application at 20/00475/FUL
The Society has now written to the Planning Inspectorate confirming our view that the Appeal should be dismissed.
The Society has pointed out that first, the majority of the existing buildings remain in use for agricultural purposes (we have photographs to demonstrate this); secondly, the area of land on which building is proposed is much larger than the footprint of the existing buildings; thirdly, the impact on this highly effective part of the Green Belt would constitute serious harm to the effectiveness of the whole Green Belt in Langley Vale; and finally, since the original application and as a result of Covid 19, there has been a significant increase in use of the Downs and Langley Vale Centenary Wood for leisure purposes, all of which would be disadvantaged by the proposed development.
See our letter here.