Saturday, 21 October 2017

Man loses appeal over ‘cramped’ new house

A MAN has lost his appeal against the refusal of planning permission for a new house.

A MAN has lost his appeal against the refusal of planning permission for a new house.

Andrew Elston applied to South Oxfordshire District Council to build the two-bedroom property in Leaver Road, Henley, but was turned down.

Now planning inspector Andrew Owen has upheld the council’s decision.

He said the development would be “cramped” and would “unacceptably harm the character and appearance of the locality”.

Mr Owen said: “The development would appear as a considerable amount of built development much closer to the road than the neighbouring dwellings and in a very small space.



“As such, due to the scale of the development, it would be prominent in the street scene and would appear cramped on its plot.

“This would detract from the open and verdant character of the immediate vicinity.

“The development would result in the front garden of both the existing and proposed properties being very small and almost completely used for parking. While there are other isolated examples nearby of small front gardens being used wholly for parking, the provision of two adjoining small front gardens being used almost completely for parking would contrast with the verdant appearance of the area.”

The Planning Inspectorate also turned down an appeal by Henley Glass in Greys Road against refusal of permission for a first-floor extension to provide additional offices.

The inspector noted that a subsequent application for a two-storey rear extension had been approved.



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