Decision Maker: Planning Committee
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Committee considered an application at the South West Wing of Walton Manor, Walton Street in Walton on the Hill, Tadworth for the installation of a ground mounted solar photovoltaic array of panels in the gardens.
Reasons for refusal were proposed and seconded on the grounds that:
1. The proposed development, by virtue of its scale and spread within an undeveloped and otherwise open part of the site, would cause significant harm to the openness of the green belt and was inappropriate development. The benefits of the development, including the benefit of the renewable energy provision, was not considered to outweigh this harm such that no very special circumstances were considered to exist and the proposal was therefore contrary to Policies Co1 and Ho24a of the Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005 and Policy CS3 of the Reigate and Banstead Core Strategy 2014; and
- upon a vote the motion to refuse the application on those grounds was not carried.
A motion to approve the application as per the officer recommendation was subsequently put to the Committee and it was:
RESOLVED that planning permission be GRANTED as per the recommendation.
Wards Affected: Tadworth and Walton;
Report author: Matthew Holdsworth
Publication date: 27/02/2019
Date of decision: 20/02/2019
Decided at meeting: 20/02/2019 - Planning Committee