18 September 2020

Planning Applications online is not currently updating. We are in discussions with our provider and hope to have a resolution soon. In the meantime, if you wish to discuss the proposals, please contact the case officer who will be able to assist you. This matter is being closely monitored and we apologise for any inconvenience.


1 September 2020

The Planning Development Management Service is consulting on a proposed amendment to the Council's Local List of Requirements for the Validation of Planning Applications. 

Icon for pdf View the proposed amended list [755.11KB]

The local list contains all the information which should be submitted with a planning application. If you have any comments to make on these changes, please can you write to the Planning Development Management Service at planningdm@spelthorne.gov.uk by 29 September 2020. 


Large Major Planning Application Recently Submitted

We have received the following large major planning application:

Thameside House, South Street, Staines-upon-Thames.

Planning application  20/00344/FUL - Demolition of existing office block and erection of 140 residential units in two buildings, with flexible commercial and retail space, associated landscaping, parking and ancillary facilities.

View the plans and documents.

During the Coronavirus Pandemic, we have temporarily extended our neighbour consultation period for all major planning applications to 28 days.  However, we will also continue to accept letters of representation on all planning applications up until a decision is made. This application will be reported to the Planning Committee in due course. Please ensure that any additional letters to be submitted are received by the planning case officer and planningdm@spelthorne.gov.uk no later than 10am on the day of the Committee meeting.


Local Plan Update 11 May 2020

The Local Plan Preferred Options consultation (Regulation 18) ended on Tuesday 21 January 2020. This set out the Council's draft policies and possible sites to allocate for development up to 2035.

Since the consultation closed, officers have been reviewing all of the representations received and in due course amendments to the emerging Local Plan will be made where appropriate.

Amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, officers are continuing to work through all of the representations and a response document will be produced setting out the key issues raised through the consultation in due course. All the representations and full responses will be made available on our website and the consultation portal.

However, as you will appreciate, the COVID-19 situation may mean that the production of the response document may take longer than anticipated. We have also commissioned a Masterplan for Staines and we want to have this work completed before continuing with the Local Plan so this has meant revising our timetable. Our revised Local Development Scheme (LDS) time table has now been published and we anticipate that the next stage of consultation (Regulation 19) will take place early in 2021. We ask that you bear with us during this difficult time. 

Although moving forward our work on the emerging Local Plan is extremely important, the Council's top priority is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of its staff and its communities.

Each local planning authority has to have an up-to-date Local Plan setting out the policies and proposals that will guide development in the area. Spelthorne Council is preparing a new Local Plan for the Borough to cover the period 2020 - 2035.


Neighbour consultation on Major Planning Applications plus Representations on all Planning Applications

During the Coronavirus Pandemic, we have temporarily extended our neighbour consultation period for all Major* planning applications to 28 days.

We will also continue to accept letters of representation on all planning applications up until a decision is made.  However, please note that where a planning application will be reported to the Planning Committee, please ensure that any additional letters to be submitted are received by the Planning Case Officer and planningdm@spelthorne.gov.uk no later than 10am on the day of the Committee meeting.

Thank you

Planning Development Management

*10 dwellings,

≥1,000 sq. m of new floorspace, 

Planning application site area of ≥ 1 hectare in area, or ≥0.5 hectares in the case of residential development

Icon for pdf Applicant’s Amended Guide to the Submission of applications – Covid 19 [161.35KB]


Duty Rota

There will no longer be duty face to face until further notice. The Duty rota by phone will continue, the telephone number is 01784 446282.

The duty officer will be available as per below:

Monday:  10am - 12 noon
Wednesday:  2-4pm
Friday:  10am - 12 noon


Planning Enforcement

Whilst the Coronavirus pandemic continues, Spelthorne Borough Council will continue to consider the nature and urgency of your planning enforcement enquiry before investigating and responding.

Site visits will continue to be carried out where appropriate, and where access to the premises can be achieved without the need to go through/into a building (ie. side gate).

Conversations/discussions must take place outside the premises and the 2m social distancing must be observed. If  at any point, this is not observed, Planning Enforcement Officers will leave the site.

Contact details

Lynsey Tracey 07799 072252   l.tracey@spelthorne.gov.uk

Liz McNulty 07786 095784         l.mcnulty@spelthorne.gov.uk

We will endeavour to respond to your enquiry as soon as possible.


Pre-Application Advice

Planning Development Management will endeavour to continue to provide pre-application advice.  However, this will be in written form and electronic meetings only.  No face to face meetings will take place at the present time.


Meetings

There will be no external face to face meetings taking place in connection with any planning development matter at the present time.


The Planning Section is responsible for processing planning applications and planning appeals, dealing with planning enforcement matters and preparing the Local Plan.

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