Naturists at Surrey club concerned over flats

Members of a naturist club in Surrey are concerned that a planned five-storey block of flats will leave them being overlooked.

Plans for the flats near the White House Club in Warlingham have been passed by Tandridge District Council.

Some of the 300 members fear they will be overlooked while they play tennis or swim in the outdoor pool in winter when leaf cover is not so great.

The council said the concerns were not so significant as to warrant a refusal.

In a statement, the White House Club said: "The problems are minor, impacting only certain areas of the grounds and only applicable in the winter when there is no leaf cover on the trees.

'Consider privacy'

"We do not object to the development of the flats, provided simple measures are taken to prevent overlooking."

It went on to say the club understood planning consent had provided for such measures and they would be looking at them in the near future to ensure they were sufficient.

Tandridge District Council said: "A government inspector raised no concerns, and the council was bound by that.

"Though we did consider the privacy of surrounding properties and the view of local people.

"We did not think the concerns of White House residents was so significant as to warrant a refusal."

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