Application to build a cafe on the site of the current pavilion.

Updated April 2023

A recent application to demolish the existing community pavilion in the southern section of the QEII Rec and replace it with a café was rejected at a meeting of the MDC of MVDC on the 1st March 2023.

Details of the plan can be found by searching MO-2022-1631 on the Mole Valley District Council Website. The official decision is below:

"The proposed development would result in the undesirable introduction of commercial development to this residential area to the detriment of the character and amenities of the locality and the neighbouring properties both visually and by reason of the additional activities, such as noise and the adverse environmental impacts of smells from the cafe building and servicing of the building. As such, the proposal conflicts with Local Plan policies ENV20, ENV22 and ENV23 of the Mole Valley Local Plan and CS14 of the Mole Valley Core Strategy.
The proposed development would be detrimental to the character and amenities of the locality generally due to the adverse environmental conditions which would arise from the additional traffic movements likely to be generated by the proposed development and that no additional parking provision has been provided. As such the proposal conflicts with Mole Valley Local Plan ENV22, MOV2 and MOV5 of the Mole Valley Local Plan."

Click here to watch a recording of the meeting.

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