Residential scheme in Cobham granted planning permission

Vail Williams LLP, leading real estate advisers, have successfully gained two planning permissions for a housing development in Hollyhedge Road, Cobham following an appeal to The Planning Inspectorate.

The planning permissions issued by The Planning Inspectorate are variations of the same scheme, which were both previously refused by Elmbridge Borough Council. One scheme is for the erection of three detached and three terraced houses and the other is for the erection of three detached houses and four terraced houses, both following the demolition of an existing residential care home in Hollyhedge Road.

The applications were refused by Elmbridge Borough Council based on their impact on the character of the area, the loss of garden space, the design and layout or the schemes, the effect on protected trees and the proposed refuse collection. Vail Williams LLP were then instructed to appeal the refusals of both applications.

Both appeals were determined following a two day hearing in March 2011, where Alastair Grant of Vail Williams Planning Consultancy Department successfully presented the case against the Local Authority’s decision to refuse the application. The Planning Inspectorate subsequently granted permission for both schemes in his Appeal Decision.

Alastair Grant of Vail Williams LLP commented: “We are pleased that the Planning Inspector agreed with all the points we presented and found that both proposals would be sensitive to the character of the surrounding area, would not result in the loss of significant trees and that refuse collection could be adequately managed.”