Latest on Undershaw planning applications

See a list of planning permissions and listed building consents for Undershaw, built for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1897 in Hindhead.

Undershaw Judicial review- planning permissions quashed

A High Court Judge quashed planning permissions gained by developer Fossway Limited on 30 May 2012.

On 16 December 2010 the Council received notice that Mr J Gibson had applied to the High Court for leave to judicially review the Council's decisions in respect of planning application WA/2010/0172 and Listed Building Consent WA/2010/0173.

Planning applications for Undershaw

The full history of planning applications received by Waverley is set out below:

  • WA/2014/1655 & WA/2014/1656 Change of use from Hotel (Class C1) to school (Class D1) together with the erection of extensions and alterations following demolition of a modern extension and associated works and associated Listed Building Consent. Full Permission 31/03/15 and Consent Granted 31/03/15 - The Council's decision is currently subject to a Judicial Review.
  • WA/2014/1227 Change of use from hotel (Class C1) to educational use (Class D1). Full Permission 05/09/14
  • WA/2010/0830 Change of Use from hotel/restaurant to single dwelling. Full Permission 02/08/10
  • WA/2010/0173 Application for Listed Building Consent for the conversion, extension and alterations to building to provide 8 dwellings; alterations to Lodge House and erection of a pavilion. Consent Granted 14/09/10
  • WA/2010/0172 Conversion, extension and alterations to building to provide 8 dwellings; alterations to Lodge House and erection of a pavilion. Full Permission 14/09/10
  • WA/2009/0225 Application for Listed Building Consent to remove lathe and plaster from ceiling at 2nd floor level. Listed Blg Consent Granted16/04/2009
  • WA/2006/1873 Application for Listed Building Consent for alterations and conversion of existing hotel into 4 dwellings and alteration and conversion of lodge building into 2 key-worker dwellings. Listed Blg Refusal 21/12/2006
  • WA/2006/0459 Application for Listed Building Consent for internal and external alterations to existing hotel and lodge to provide 13 dwellings. Withdrawn 07/07/2006
  • WA/2006/0458 Alteration and conversion of existing hotel and lodge to provide 13 dwellings; construction of a new access and ancillary works. Refused 08/05/2006
  • WA/2004/2235 Erection of a detached building to provide eight flats. Withdrawn 23/11/2004

Why did Waverley consider these applications for Undershaw?

As a local authority Waverley is obliged to consider any correctly submitted listed building or planning application and evaluate them on their own individual criteria.

Why did Waverley not step in earlier to ensure Undershaw was repaired?

Waverley has been proactive in trying to preserve the building in serving urgent works notice and undertaking emergency measures to protect the building from the elements and make it secure.

This involved paying out over £70,000 of taxpayers' money without being certain of being able to reclaim it from the owners.

Why isn't Undershaw a Grade I listed building?

Listing and grading of buildings is the responsibility of English Heritage and the Secretary for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport. Waverley would not be opposed to a relisting of the property to Grade I or II*.

You can view more information on Undershaw's history.

Page owner: Ben Hammond. Last updated: 29/05/2016 09:38