A routinely updated list of Planning Applications for properties or sites within Fetcham.
All details provided in the listing are sourced from the MVDC Planning Department.
To open and view our current list ... CLICK HERE (list updated 14th July 2019)
The applications have been arranged to place the most recently published at the top of the list, the first section being those newly published during the previous week. Once a Decision has been published by the Planning Department, that application will only continue to be included on our list for one or maybe two months, unless extended by Appeals lodged against decisions.
Traffic Calming – Oakfield Junior School and Fetcham Village Infant School (updated 23rd June 2019)
In response to the notification by Surrey CC Highways of their propoals for an enforcable 20mph Speed limit and traffic calming measures on roads passing infront of Oakfiled and FVI schools, the FRA has been noting public comments and has commenced discussion with our District & County Councillors. We have written to Surrey CC Highways, and in conjunction with Cllr Tim Hall we have met with Surey CC Highways, on site, during the 19th June to discuss the issues.
The FRA's representations included the following points.
- We support in principle the proposal to make the 20mph speed limit mandatory at all times along the full length of Bell Lane to where it meets The Street at the junction with The Old Street and School Lane, as well as much of School Lane itself and the easterly end of The Street.
- However, we do have serious reservations about, and objections, to the need for the number of Road Tables and Roundels on these sections of our roads and the consequences of same upon surface water not reaching existing drainage gullies.
- We can readily imagine that the current advisory 20mph signs with flashing lights have been ineffective.
We discussed with Surrey CC Highways
- the options for an intermediary stage in traffic calming measures that perhaps only involves the proposed signage for the mandatory 20mph speed limit and importantly the associated delimiting signage, i.e. without road tables. (See note below)
- that with the alternitive use of distinctive road markings at the commencements/ends of the zone, this could be as effective, readily welcomed and accepted, and much less costly to implement. We were advised that unfortnately in the absence of any expectaion of Police enforcement, Highways regulations require the use of distinct traffic calming measures in conjunction with 20mph designated sections of road. However, it is now planned to replace the two proposed Road Tables in School Lane with 'Cushions'. Consideration would also be given to adding either a Road Table betwen the FVI and Rentwood or a built out section of pavement to provide an uncontroled pedesterian crossing. The possibility of the traffic light controled crossing outside The Bell also becoming a road table was discussed. Revised proposals are now anticipated to be provided by SCC Highways.
- we also explored how such a 20mph zone could be extended at some time to include the full length of The Street and sections of Cobham Road to calm through-traffic in Fetcham escaping M25 congestion between Junctions 9 & 10. This initive requires to be deferred to a later time and would necessiate a detailed traffic survey at significant cost if pursued further. A compromise suggestion was discussed involving offsetting the centre line markings on Cobham Road at the bend and creatng a marked parking bay area on the bend in front of the Dental Practice.
Future Mole Valley - Revised Timetable (note added 14th June 2019)
Following the Local Elections earlier this month, Mole Valley District Council has had a change in administration. As a result, the timetable for the preparation of the new Local Plan has been reviewed.
Councillor Margaret Cooksey, MVDC's new Cabinet Member for Planning, has said:
- "The preparation of our Local Plan for Mole Valley is one of the most important responsibilities we have as a council, and we must get it right. It is therefore vitally important that we give ourselves the necessary time to review work that had gone before, and what is being proposed for the next stage of public consultation. We want to ensure that future development in the district over the next fifteen years is in the best interests of residents and businesses alike. We will challenge the Government around the number of homes required and strike a sensible balance between new development, such as affordable housing, and protecting the countryside. We are absolutely committed to securing the infrastructure needed to support existing and new housing and other development in the district. With that in mind, we propose that a six-week consultation on a draft Local Plan take place during October-November this year, which will be accessible to all. Your views will be considered an integral part of the decision-making process to help shape the future of Mole Valley.
- The Preferred Options consultation is now expected to take place between 21 October and 1 December 2019. Prior to the publication of the consultation, all Council Members will have the opportunity to agree the content of the draft Local Plan at an Extraordinary Council meeting on 15 October.
MVDC position re Gatwick Airport Draft Masterplan (note updated 24th December)
Response to Draft Gatwick Airport Master Plan 2018 Consultation
Mole Valley District Council’s response to Gatwick Airport Limited (GAL)’s consultationCouncillor Charles Yarwood, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Strategy and Assets, said: “Having comprehensively reviewed the draft Master Plan, Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) has now submitted a formal response to Gatwick Airport Limited’s consultation that addresses the three outlined growth scenarios.
“MVDC is supportive of any potential growth within Gatwick’s existing boundaries as a one runway and two terminal international airport. The Master Plan outlines economic benefits to the wider area that outweigh the relatively modest environmental impacts. It strikes an acceptable balance between the airport’s ambition to grow and the need to respect the living conditions of communities that surround the airport.
“The outline proposal to bring the emergency runway into use for departing flights, alongside the existing runway, raises significant concerns. An absence of evidence relating to the impact on noise, air quality and surface such a scheme could bring leaves MVDC unable to reach a definitive and informed position without these essential details being clarified further. MVDC opposes proposals to continue to safeguard land for a new fully operational runway, which would have a significant impact on the environment and quality of life for residents in Mole Valley.”
Planning Application MO/2018/1338, for the Development of the Tudor Motors site. (note updated 23rd June)
Of those applications recently awaiting decisions either by MVDC's Planning Officers/Development Control Committee, or by an Appeal Inspector, the FRA have submitted Letters of Representation about the following items...
MO/2017/1932 APPEAL REF: APP/C3620/W/18/3205739 & MO/2017/1933 APPEAL REF: APP/C3620/W/18/3205743 (Removal of conditions to allow permanant use and change of use of land at River Lane, Leatherhead) The FRA objected to the applications. 3 Day Public Inquiry is scheduled to commence4th June 2019 at Council Offices, Dorking. This application has subsequently been REFUSED (Decision made 21st February 2019) This application has subsequently been REFUSED (Decision made 21st February 2019)
A partial list, including only the applications that are currently open for consulation, will also be displayed within FRA's Noticeboard outside Sainsbury in Cobham Road. If you wish to examine paper copies of any current applications, this can be done at the Help Shop within Leatherhead Library and at MVDC's offices at Pipbrook,Dorking.
To submit a comment to the Planning Office about an application within the published Publicity Start & End Dates, please follow the guidance provided on the Planning Departments website pages. The formal Publicity End date for each application is noted in our listing.
If you or a number of residents have concerns about a particular application that you wish to draw to the attention of the FRA, please contact our Planning Team in the first place via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do also submit those concerns directly to the MVDC Planning Office. It is they and the MVDC Development Control Committee that decide upon applications, not us!