PLANS to build three houses on land next to a marina in Wargrave have been refused
PLANS to build three houses on land next to a marina in Wargrave have been refused permission because they would be too big.
David Bushnell, who runs Bushnells Marina with his father Paul, applied for planning permission for the four-bedroom properties in Station Road.
He planned to demolish two existing homes and a garage and create new access points off Watermans Way.
The new homes would be raised on stilts to protect them from flooding.
Wokingham Borough Council rejected the application, saying the houses would be cramped and would have an “overbearing impact” on neighbours in Watermans Way. It said the houses would be an “incongruous form of development that would erode the existing spacious and verdant character of the area”.
Wargrave Parish Council had objected to the application on the basis of bulk and mass.
Mr Bushnell said the development was on a “highly contextual” site which had good accessibility from both Loddon Drive and Watermans Way.
The borough council has also rejected plans by Robert Ross, of Purfield Drive, Wargrave, to move his boundary fence at the front so he could extend his home. Neighbours and the parish council had objected due to the impact on the street scene.