On 22nd February 2021 Epsom and Ewell Borough Council (EEBC) Planning Committee refused the above planning application for the demolition of the existing farm buildings and the construction of 20 dwellings of which 8 would be affordable together with associated access, landscaping and parking. The main reason for refusal was that the proposed development would constitute inappropriate development in the Green Belt and was also in an unsustainable location outside the built-up area without good public transport links.
The applicant has now appealed the decision.
The details of the appeal and relevant documents can be found here on the EEBC website.
Additional information is available on the Planning Inspectorate website which is linked here
This appeal constitutes a precedent-setting challenge to the principle of development in Epsom and Ewell’s Green Belt as a whole and it is therefore important that those who share the view that such development should not be permitted make their views formally known to the Inspector.
Accordingly, Woodcote (Epsom) Residents Society (WERS) is holding a public briefing at the Langley Vale Village Hall from 7-9 pm on 21st April 2022.
The leaflet announcing the meeting and providing details of the issues and arguments and how to object to the Inspector here
Please share this information, come along on the 21st of April or email WERS for additional information or with any questions. It is an important time to get your voice heard.