We do our best to represent the views of members on local planning issues, but if we write to one of the local authorities about a particular matter, our letter is counted as only one comment, despite the fact that we have nearly a thousand members. If there is something which concerns you, please make sure that you write to the relevant council as well as raising it with us.
These are some of the planning matters on which we have made representations in recent months:
44 London Road West – former car showroom
Demolition of existing buildings and erection of a food store, with servicing, access, car parking and landscaping.
This is the application for an Aldi store, about which a survey was recently carried out.
44 Woodside Road, Amersham HP6 6AJ – Rear Of Former Aston Martin Dealership
Application for vet practice and day dog care facility behind new pet store.
Application approved subject to conditions
57 – 65 Sycamore Road, Amersham, HP6 5EQ
(Premises currently occupied by Superdrug and Waterstones)
Proposal: Demolition of existing building and construction of building to front of site comprising 2 [much smaller] retail units (Use Class E) and 11 dwellings, and building to rear comprising 3 dwellings, with associated car parking, landscaping, refuse and bicycle storage.
ADRA objected on the grounds that the considerable reduction in retail space will have a negative impact on the range and variety of potential tenants; and that the size and scale of the development is too large for the location. [There have been over 500 other objections.]
8 Sycamore Road Amersham, HP6 5DU
Change of use to restaurant and takeaway and new shopfront of old Lloyds Bank Plc branch
ADRA objected on a number of grounds, including dust/fumes, inadequate access, noise/disturbance and interference with adjacent property.
Application approved, with some environmental mitigations.