Land to the South of Cox Green Road, Rudgwick, Surrey (APP/R3650/W/19/3227970)

16 Sep 2019

Planning and Environment

Section 78 appeal (inquiry) successfully defending Waverley BC’s refusal of outline planning permission for a 53 unit residential scheme adjoining the hamlet of Cox Green near the village of Rudgwick.

The inquiry heard expert evidence on landscape & visual, heritage, housing land supply, and planning matters including locational sustainability.

The appeal was dismissed notwithstanding that the Council could not demonstrate a 5yr HLS (c.4.3yrs).

Harm was identified to the intrinsic qualities of the (valued) landscape, the setting of a Grade II listed 17th century timber framed house, and the poor sustainability of the appeal site to the village services and facilities of Rudgwick.