Shell Buckland Updated Planning Application

Planning – Last Autumn Shell UK Retail has submitted a planning application to Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) seeking permission to demolish the existing store at Buckland Shell garage and replace it with a larger store (suitable to attract Waitrose as a tenant).

On Thursday 18th April 2019 Shell submitted revised plans and MVDC has launched a public consultation period that will run until 2nd May 2019.

A Parish Council meetings was held on Thursday 25th April 2019 to provide an opportunity to consider the revised plans.

A copy of the Parish Council response that was submitted to MVDC on Monday 29th April 2019 can be dowloaded by clicking here.

Click MO/2018/1848 to view the application documents and submit your comments to ensure you have your say.

If you wish to express concern about road safety please take a few moments to submit a report direct to Surrey Highways – click here.

If you do submit a report to SCC please share your concern with SCC Cllr Helyn Clack who continues to advise residents “I am happy to help directly if you email me“.

Although David Webb, the MVDC Case Officer did express his hope that the application would be determined at the June meeting of the MVDC Development Management Committee it is not listed on the agenda for Wednesday 5th June. The next scheduled meeting is Wednesday 3rd July.

Licensing – Shell has also submitted an application for a new premises licence for the proposed new retail store – click application, indicative store plan, current licence and guidance to download additional information. Shortly after the consultation period closed (25th April 2019), MVDC advised that having received 32 representations its Licensing Sub-Committee will be asked to decide whether to grant the license.

Negotiations between a representative for a number of residents of Tranquil Dale, the parish council and an agent for the applicant are underway and all three parties recently asked MVDC to hold off arranging a meeting of the sub-committee to allow the negotations to conclude.


April 30, 2019