Sunday, 22 October 2017

Garage conversion plan axed

PLANS to convert a garage block in Goring into four flats have been withdrawn following objections.

PLANS to convert a garage block in Goring into four flats have been withdrawn following objections.

Henley developer Carion Court Freehold applied for planning permission for the scheme at Cariad Court, off Cleeve Road, in June.

The company wanted to build two one-bedroom flats and two with two bedrooms.

It said the current building was dilapidated.

Goring Parish Council objected, saying the design was “unimaginative” and “unattractive”.



Councillors also expressed concern over the difference in size of the houses, which ranged from “very small” to “reasonably large”.

The developer also planned to convert the basement under the existing garages into a car park but six residents opposed this, saying it was prone to damp which could damage the bodywork of vehicles.

The conversion would have created one extra car parking place and eight for bicycles but opponents claimed that the existing 60 spaces were under pressure.

A district council officer also objected to the application, saying the work could damage the roots of protected trees.



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