Wimpey appeal dismissed in Surrey Heath

01 Jan 2018

Planning and Environment

Harriet Townsend acted for Surrey Heath Borough Council in successfully resisting Wimpey’s appeal, in which planning permission was sought for the demolition and redevelopment of three houses to provide 20 two bedroom flats in three blocks on Guildford Road, Lightwater. The appeal was dismissed due to the noisy conditions the development would provide for residents on site, although it is also of interest for the Inspector’s treatment of the impact future residents may have on the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area. He found that although the site is only about 900m from Lightwater Park (within the SPA), in the particular circumstances of the site the impact on the SPA would be neutral.

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