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Town centre mixed use scheme approved

DATE: 18 Sep 2009

In the course of granting planning permission on appeal for mixed commercial and residential development at High Street, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey (APP/K3605/A/09/2100740, dated 18 September 2009), the Inspector noted that:

'The Council does not dispute that the development is, in itself, of a high quality design or that its modern appearance and materials would be appropriate in its location. I have no reason to disagree with this stance and I have found that its scale would be appropriate to its setting and that it would not appear cramped. Bearing in mind the poor quality appearance of the site and many of its buildings at present, I conclude that the scheme would thus enhance the character and appearance of the area.'

Simon Pickles appeared on behalf of the Appellants, Travis Perkins and Paragon Community Housing Group