Saturday, 21 October 2017

New home appeal lost

PLANS to build a new house in Beech Lane, Woodcote, have been rejected on appeal.

James McAdden, of Little Acre, wanted to erect a four-bedroom detached property and double garage on land at the front of his home, meaning his driveway would have to be moved.

Woodcote Parish Council objected and South Oxfordshire District Council refused planning permission, saying the development was too cramped on a spacious site in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

It said the new driveway would be too near the neighbouring house and would cause noise problems.

Now planning inspector Elizabeth Lawrence has rejected an appeal by Mr McAdden. She said: “The scheme would materially and unacceptably harm the character and appearance of the site and the surrounding area.”

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