Amended plans submitted for Angel conversion


Amended plans have been filed as part of the planning application to convert the Angel pub, Woodhatch, into two homes.

Permission is now being sought to turn the main building into a five-bedroom property, and to demolish the rear outbuilding and replace it with a three-bedroom home.

This differs from the application originally filed in November, which divided the main building into two four-bedroom properties, but left out the outbuilding.

Papers put forward in the original application argued that heritage features of the Grade II listed building would be preserved, and any changes reversible.

But in December a Reigate & Banstead conservation officer objected, over a concern that the way in which the building would be divided would  cause substantial harm to it, among other issues.

Since then, Tony Allen of agent Allen Planning says there has been a period of “prolonged negotiations” with the council’s planning officer, prior to filing of the revised plans in July – which now keep the main building as one unit.

The application continues to include the arguments originally made by Allen Planning on behalf of applicant and owner Mountgreen Limited:

“The benefits of this scheme include the refurbishment/improvement of the existing listed building together with provision of housing at a sustainable location adding to housing choice in the area in a manner which avoids harm to the visual amenities of the area, the amenities of neighbouring properties and highway safety.”

The application also says that attempts to sell the building as a pub have proved unsuccessful.

Previous applications to convert the site were turned down in 2016 and 2014, also over conservation concerns.



16/02619F– planning application

16/02620LBC – listed building consent application

Our previous articles about the Angel site


Edited 8 Aug 2017 to include reference to both previous planning applications

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