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PROPOSAL DENIED: Gerrards Cross Tennis Club have planning application refused by council

 Published on: 26th February 2020   |   By: Geraint Roberts   |   Category: Uncategorized

Gerrards Cross Lawn Tennis Club in Chalfont St Peter have had their recent planning application for the redevelopment of the site refused by the Chiltern District Council on February 10.

The club planned on relocating the 14 full size tennis courts along with one junior court, and also sent a provision of a new car park that would give access for 31 vehicles. 

Also, in the planning application were the club’s hopes of refurbishing the existing clubhouse, including the addition of new decking, veranda, and rooflights.

One of the reasons the council decided to refuse the plan was the risk of flooding on the site or surrounding areas.

The decision notice reads: “It has not been demonstrated that infiltration is a satisfactory way of dealing with the increased runoff and it has not been shown that the proposed development would not contribute to, or intensify, the risk of flooding on the site or surrounding areas.”

Another reason why the plans were denied was due to the proposed dome building, and its location in relation to the site boundaries.

In the refusal letter, the council state that the new dome would look out of place with its surroundings.

The letter continued: “By reason of the size, form and overall bulk of the proposed dome building, and its location in relation to the site boundaries, it would appear overbearing and visually intrusive when viewed from the rear amenity areas”

The council received the application from the tennis club on January 17 but announced that they would be refusing the permission on February 10.

Picture courtesy of Gerrards Cross Tennis Club

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