An appeal was lodged by Pegasus Group in September 2017 against the decision of Runnymede Borough Council to refuse permission for the demolition of an existing bungalow and the construction of two new four bedroom, two storey houses with associated external works and landscaping. The Council refused the original planning application by reason of bulk, mass and footprint, combined with their siting in close proximity to each other and to boundaries and established hedge feature.
Pegasus Group put forward the case via written reps that the proposed scheme would reflect the existing residential townscape characteristics found within the suburban area of Virginia Water. An arboricultural assessment was submitted to the Council providing further technical information to support the case.
The Inspector concluded that the measures set out would protect the hedgerow mentioned on site and that the separation and garden size would reflect other development near to the site. As such, there would be no harmful effect to the character and appearance of the area. The appeal was therefore allowed.
Imagery courtesy of DHA Architects.