Monday, 11 December 2017

Revised plan for new home criticised

A SECOND bid to build a three-bedroom house in Henley town centre has failed to win support from town councillors.

A SECOND bid to build a three-bedroom house in Henley town centre has failed to win support from town councillors.

Priscilla Packham wants to add the property to her own terraced home in King’s Road, extending the terrace.

Her latest application states that the width, depth and height of the new dwelling would be “similar” to that of the existing property and its footprint would not extend beyond the building lines of neighbouring properties.

More than a dozen residents objected to her original application, claiming it would be “extremely detrimental” to the character of the area.

Changes to the application include the removal of plans for a detached garage at the back of the property.

Speaking at a meeting of the town council’s planning commitee, chairman Dieter Hinke said: “Highways have now said that this application can be granted with conditions.”

But Councillor Sam Evans said: “I accept the efforts they have made in getting rid of the garage but the impact is still too huge.”

Councillor David Silvester added: “The removal of the garage does not alleviate the offence on the building line — it will be way out.”

The committee recommended refusal of the application, saying it would be overdevelopment of the site and detrimental to the street scene.

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