Planning

The Westcott Village Association Role

The WVA monitors all planning applications submitted in Westcott to Mole Valley District and Surrey County Councils and will comment when appropriate in the context of the Westcott Neighbourhood Development Plan and other relevant planning policy.  As the WVA is a Residents Association and not a Parish Council it is not a Statutory Consultee on planning applications in Westcott.  However, if a planning officer is minded to recommend approval for an application, WVA can make a formal request for a planning application to go to the Development Management Committee for decision making and a process will be followed treating the submission from WVA as if it has come from a Parish Council.  If any Westcott resident has specific concerns or wishes to bring a planning matter to the WVA’s attention, they are invited to do so by getting in touch with James Leaver, Planning Representative for WVA by email at jamesandfrancesca@hotmail.co.uk  Letters written by the WVA to comment, in support or objecting to specific planning applications are listed below.

How to comment on a Planning Application

Here is the advice on Mole Valley District Council’s website
When supporting or objecting to an application, please remember that only matters relevant to planning can be considered by MVDC. These include the likely effects of the proposal on:
  • the character of the area
  • local amenities, including the amenities of neighbours
  • the environment and countryside
  • traffic and parking
The effect of a development proposal on property values, and private legal matters such as covenants, cannot be taken into account”.
Relevant planning policy for Westcott includes the National Planning Policy Framework, the Mole Valley Local Plan, and the Westcott Neighbourhood Development Plan.  There is more information about MVDC’s planning policies and procedures on their website where all planning applications can also be viewed https://www.molevalley.gov.uk/building-planning

Some advice to those who are thinking of submitting a planning application…

It may surprise you to know what a shock it can be for a neighbour if the first thing they know about your intentions is a notification letter from Mole Valley District Council planning department in their mailbox.  Even if your plans are minor and don’t affect anyone outside your property, this is an unpleasant way to let neighbours know.  Until they have the time to find and interpret the plans, they may fear the worst. Please be considerate.  Tell neighbours what you are planning before submitting. Even better, ask them for their views.  Most people will be delighted you have involved them.  Anything they can contribute at this stage may save a great deal of trouble later on, which is also better for all concerned.
And please consider discussing a prospective planning application with WVA. We can offer guidance.
www.molevalley.gov.uk

WVA’s representations to Mole Valley about Westcott Planning applications

Click here to view the WVA’s representation dated 3 January 2023 in relation to MO/2022/1938 PLAH – Evening Stables, Old Bury Hill, Westcott

Click here to view the WVA’s representation dated 20 November 2022 in relation to DS24 – Sondes Place Farm, Westcott Road, Dorking.


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here to view the WVA’s representation dated 7 October 2022 in relation to MO/2022/1467/CU – 3, Guildford Road, Westcott, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 3NR 

Click here to view the WVA’s representation dated 27 September 2022 in relation to MO/2022/1524 – Logmore Farm, Logmore Lane, Westcott, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 3JN 

Click here to view the WVA’s representation dated 27 September 2022 in relation to MO/2022/1439 – Logmore Farm, Logmore Lane, Westcott, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 3JN 

Click here to view the WVA’s representation dated 19 August 2022 in relation to MO/2022/1443/ PLAH – Fir Tree Lodge, 16 Broomfield Park, Westcott

Click here to view the WVA’s Objection to MO/2022/0902/PCL Mill House, Rookery Drive, Westcott, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 3LQ Certificate of Lawfulness for the proposed development in respect of the erection of a single storey extension to existing garage to be used as ancillary residential accommodation.

Click here to view the WVA’s Objection to Proposed Prohibition of Traffic Order 202 Reference: DW/3/1/41/526 Public Byway Open to All Traffic (BOAT) No. 526 Capel & Wotton (D287) (Wolvens Lane)

Click here to view the WVA’s representation dated 25 February 2022 in relation to MO/2022/0124 – Tumbledown, Institute Road, Westcott – Erection of Boundary Wall

Click here to view the WVA’s representation dated 3 February 2022 in relation to MO/2021/2361 – West Lees Farm, Logmore Lane, Westcott, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 3JN

Click here to view the WVA’s representation dated 6 December 2021 in relation to MO/2021/2158 – The Surgery, 4 Riverbank, Westcott – Change of use of existing Doctor’s Surgery (Use Class E) to 1 No. residential dwelling (Use Class C3).

Click here to view the WVA’s representation dated 24 September 2021 in relation to MO/2021/1744/PLA – The Vicarage, Guildford Road, Westcott, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 3QB

Click here to view the WVA’s representation dated 26 October 2021 in relation to MO/2021/1547 – Mill House, Rookery Drive, Westcott, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 3LQ

Click here to view the WVA’s representation dated 24 September 2021 in relation to MO/2021/1744/PLA – The Vicarage, Guildford Road, Westcott, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 3QB

Click here to view the WVA’s representation dated 8 September 2021 in relation to MO/2021/1571 – Dene Cottage, Westcott

Click here to view the WVA’s representation dated 18 August 2021 in relation to MO/2021/0318, Old Bury Hill Fisheries, Old Bury Hill, Westcott, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 3JU Conversion of 2 No. existing barns to 2 No. residential dwellings with associated landscaping

Click here to view the WVA’s representation dated 18 August 2021 in relation to MO/2021/1397/LBC and MO/2021/1398/PLA, 6, Guildford Road, Westcott, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 3NR

Click here to view the WVA’s representation dated 21 July 2021 in relation to MO/2021/1197/PLA, Dene Farm, Hole Hill, Westcott, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 3LS

Click here to view the WVA’s representation dated 23 June 2021 in relation to MO/2019/0159, 2 Milton Street, Westcott

Click here to view the WVA’s representation dated 4 June 2021 in relation to MO/2021/0675/PLA – Deerleap Bungalow, Coast Hill Lane, Westcott, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 3LH

Click here to view the WVA’s representation dated 18 May 2021 in relation to MO/2021/0725/CAT – Little Manor House, Guildford Road, Westcott, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 3NJ

Click here to view the WVA’s representation dated 18 May 2021 in relation to MO/2021/0290 – Logmore Farm, Logmore Lane, Westcott, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 3JN

Click here to view the WVA’s representation dated 15 May 2021 in relation to MO/2021/0424 – The Observatory, Old Bury Hill, Westcott, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 3JU

Click here to view the WVA’s representation dated 5 May 2021 in relation to MO/2021/0290 for Logmore Farm, Logmore Lane, Westcott, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 3JN

Click here to view the WVA’s representation dated 23 April 2021 in relation to MO/2019/1345 for The Old House, Guildford Road, Westcott, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 3NG

Click here to view the WVA’s representation dated 23 April 2021 in relation to MO/2021/0361 for Mill House, Rookery Drive, Westcott, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 3LQ

Click here to view the WVA’s representation dated 26 February 2021 in relation to MO/2020/2315 PLAH for The Old Dairy, 5, Garden Hill, Westcott

Click here to view the WVA’s representation dated 7 September 2020 concerning MO/2020/1269 PLAH for Little Acre, Milton Street

Click here to view WVA’s representation dated 23 January 2020 in relation to MO/2019/2163 PNLTIND for Dene Farm

Click here to view WVA’s representation dated 19 November 2019 in relation to MO/2019/1655 for Coast Hill Farm

Click here to view WVA’s representation dated 15 September 2019 in relation to MO/2019/1452 for the former Cricketer’s Public House

Click here to view WVA’s representation dated 15 September 2019 in relation to MO/2019/1345 for The Old House, Guildford Road