Knaphill Planning Update – August 2013

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PLAN/2013/0202

Variation of condition 6 to PLAN/1985/0686, Total (now ESSO) petrol station, 23 High Street.

Currently the petrol station and associated shop have opening hours of 07.00 to 23.00 hrs. The application was to be allowed to open from 06.00 to midnight.

Cllr Hussain called this application in for consideration by the Planning Committee. This proved important as the Planning Officer recommended acceptance. Cllr Saj Hussain proposed that the application should be rejected, this was seconded by Cllr. Richard Sharp and the Planning Committee rejected the application.

We now have to wait to see if the owners of the petrol station appeal.

 

PLAN/2013/0453

Retrospective application for 2 fascia signs on the southern elevation of site.

This refers to the new signage especially those on the wall of the shop facing the High Street. The main objection is to the large banner advertising the fact that they shop is open late for the sale of beer and wine.

The application is still with the planning office, ‘pending consideration’.

 

PLAN/2013/0193

Proposed demolition of existing outbuilding and replacement with a detached 3 bedroom dwelling.

22A High Street, Knaphill

This is the site at the rear of the take-away and the old library.

The application was rejected by the Planning Officer, delegated responsibility, however the owners have appealed the decision and we must await the decision of a Planning Inspector.

 

 

PLAN/2013/0314

Proposed replacement of existing shop front and proposed erection of a rear external staircase, installation of two satellite dishes to side elevation and the removal of 3 air conditioning units.

Corals, 13 High Street

This is the old HSBC bank and one of the Ward Councillors asked why the new front had to be the bright blue. Corals already have a set of premises in the bright blue colours and the Councillor has found that Corals also use a grey shop front if it is in the sensitive area.

The application was raised at the last Planning Committee and the Councillors deferred a decision. I had left the meeting before this item was discussed and as I write this report the draft minutes of the meeting have yet to be published.

 

PLAN/2013/0632

Demolition of existing dwelling and outbuildings and erection of 4, 4 bedroom houses with garages, access, parking, bin storage, landscaping.

41 Highclere Road

The address 41 Highclere Road is misleading. The current bungalow that the developer wants to demolish cannot be seen from Highclere Road. All you see from Highclere Road is the long drive. The developer wants the access to the proposed 4 new houses to be from Lane End Drive.

This application has generated a lot of interest and the KRA has submitted a detailed objection.

The application is still under consideration by the Planning Office and Cllr. Saj HUssain has written to the Planning Manager asking for this application to be presented to the Planning Committee.

 

PLAN/2013/0636

Variation of condition 3 of permission PLAN/1992/1112 to alter opening hours to 7.00am to 6.00pm seven days per week.

Kings House, High Street

As you know Kings House closed and the premises have reopened under the name Stefs café. Kings House had opening hours of 9.00am to 10.00pm and it is these hours that the new owners want to change.

Pending consideration.

 

PLAN/2013/0756

Change of use from A1/A2 (retail or office) to A3 restaurant and café and A5 hot food takeaway including internal alterations and installation of new filtered extract system.

8, Anchor Crescent, Knaphill

These are the premises last used by Garrett, solicitors.

Do we need another food outlet?

The KRA has submitted a letter of objection.

 

PLAN/2013/0350

Erection of a two bedroom detached dwelling in the grounds of 48 Lower Guildford Road.

Pending a decision.

 

If you have any questions or points on the above please feel free to contact the KRA.

 

Phil Stubbs

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Andy is a business systems and operations consultant for The Business Delicatessen and has helped the KRA over several years. He is former editor of the magazine and also runs Fat Crow Design.

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