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Third Moorhouse planning application submitted

New Moorhouse planning application - deadline for comments mid-November.

The Moorhouse planning application is back for the third time with a new proposal for a super-sized DPD parcel distribution centre. The site is next to the Grasshopper pub on the A25 between Limpsfield and Westerham.

The application has been submitted by developers Roxhill acting on behalf of the Titsey Estate. The first application in 2015 was rejected by Tandridge District Council. A second application made in 2016 was withdrawn just a few days before the Council's Planning Committee was due to decide on it. Nearly 1,000 objections were sent in from residents of Limpsfield and Oxted and Westerham concerned about the effects of hundreds more vans on local roads. Both Surrey County Council and Kent County Council Highways Departments also objected.

As well as on highways grounds, the 2015 application was rejected because it was considered inappropriate development in the Green Belt and likely to cause significant harm to the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. In its new Local Plan, Tandridge District Council wants to take the site out of the Green Belt but the site currently remains within the Green Belt.

OLRG has now sent in an objection to the new application after discussions with Limpsfield Parish Council and Westerham Town Council.

Hundreds of other objections have also been sent in to Tandridge District Council. The application can be read on this link click here

There are more than fifty documents across four pages - in particular you might be interested in the Transport Assessment Issue documents on Page two.

Please ignore the 13 October 2018 deadline for comments posted by the Council, as it is now saying comments can be submitted up until 'mid-November'.

They can be submitted by emailing comaps@tandridge.gov.uk or by using the comment form on the Council's website or by sending them to the Planning Department, 8 Station Rd East, Oxted RH8 0BT.

They should include the application number (2018/1792) and your name and address.

Two years ago hundreds of residents from both sides of the Kent-Surrey border turned up at Moorhouse to show their opposition to the previous proposal.