Kingswood Planning Applications
By John Lang, KRA Planning Sub-Committee Chairman
A significant amount of time is spent working with KRA Road Stewards and residents exchanging views on planning applications as they arise. We, the KRA, are requested by the Council to make observations on planning applications where appropriate taking into account the Borough Local Plan 2005 and emerging new guidelines. Proposed developments in spacious and desirable Kingswood still continue apace.
The sub-committee produces periodic status reports on planning applications.
Please see these below:
Kingswood Station Planning
In May 2017 a planning application (16/01777/F) for 18 residential houses in Kingswood Station Yard was approved and following numerous detail approvals, work started in March 2018.
Planning Appeal – Fairlawn, The Glade 2018
Click to view CampaignersLetterFairlawn2018 a detailed explanation from local campaigners of why this development should not be allowed to go ahead.
Click to view KRAReplyFairlawnSeptember2018 – the KRA reply dated 13th September 2018 to the Planning Inspectorate on 17/02662/F/AP Fairlawn, The Glade.
For the past nine years, developers have been trying to demolish one of the most characterful houses in the area – Fairlawn, in The Glade – and redevelop it. They have tried on several occasions to get planning permission and have been turned down every time. Their latest scheme, for a block of seven flats, was again turned down by Reigate and Banstead Borough Council, but the developers have now appealed to the government’s Planning Inspectorate to overturn that decision.
Fairlawn is in a Rural Area of Special Character, designed to protect the arcadian environment of our village. Allowing the development of blocks of flats would clearly destroy that character forever.
A powerful lobby group of local residents have, with the strong support of the KRA, so far successfully resisted all the developer’s plans and are continuing to do so. Now a deadline of October 17 2018 has been set for written submissions to the Planning Inspectorate.
We strongly believe that this development could have huge implications not just for The Glade, but across the whole village.
Please take the time to read these and, if you support our case, submit your own objection as soon as possible.
Details of how to do this are included in the campaigners’ letter.