Monday, 21 August 2017

Man fights back over extension

A MAN is appealing after being refused permission to extend his home.

A MAN is appealing after being refused permission to extend his home.

Tony Jones, of Harpsden Road, Henley, had applied to add another floor on top of an existing ground floor extension.

South Oxfordshire District Council refused consent, saying the development would cause loss of light and be “oppressive and overbearing” for neighbours.

Now a planning inspector will hear Mr Jones’s appeal.

In a statement, he said a study had shown the council’s reasons for refusal were “unsubstantiated”.



“The build will not only enhance our living standard but also offers a more pleasing view to the rear of the property in keeping with the conservation area,” said Mr Jones.

“The build will also offer benefit to the local planning authority in offering a precedent for build quality and style of buildings within the conservation area.”

Henley Town Council’s planning committee had recommended the application was approved.



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