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‘2a’ Ellerton Road development.


Extension of planning application agreed by Surbiton Neighbourhood Planning Committee 03-11-09.

At the November 3rd SNC meeting the developer of the above scheme – a development of flats and retail floor space pictured above – on the old car pound site at the junction of Ewell/Ditton/Ellerton roads was granted a 3 year extension to his planning permission orignally agreed in December 2007 which was about to expire.

Despite a comprehensive presentation against the time extension by local residents Bridget Walker and Kate Burchill  incorporating the concerns and views of many local residents siting several changes to the originally agreed planning application and the extra traffic, parking, lorry movements and road congestion problems arising from a single (proposed named) retailer using the previously stated three retail units,  the committee reluctantly agreed to the extension with one councillor voting against.
One councillor stating that she did not like this development when it first came around and still doesn’t like it.
This sentiment was echoed by other councillors.

The reason:
RBKT’s planning officer said that the planning application extension could only be refused if the application had materially changed – which it had not – he insisted.
He also stated that the fact that three retail units originally planned being taken over by one retailer was not relevant and could not be used as a reason for refusal.

At this stage the developer has several conditions to meet before building work can start and the building work itself is scheduled to last around 15 months.
At the SNC meeting the developers agent stated that single retail or three retail use had not yet been decided.

So, it’s rather ‘watch this (that) space’ at the moment – there is to be a very large hole dug for the basement carpark.
This will require many lorry movements to take away the spoil but we have been assured that these lorries and those bringing building materials, etc will be banned from using Ellerton Road.


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