One letter of objection has been receivedfrom the occupier of Morris Crescent in connection with the proposal. The representation is with respect to sunlighVdaylight impacts that the proposed garage (original application) would have on the neighbouring property. The application was however subsequently amended reducing the size of the proposed garage to an extent that the new garage is permitted development. The objector was contacted and made aware that the application had been amended and that the application was now solely for an integral garage conversion. The objector however did not wish to withdraw their objection on the grounds that they still objected to the garage being constructed adjacent to their window. The objector did however accept that the garage was outwith the control of planning but still wanted to be recognised as objecting to the garage and not the garage conversion. The objection submitted is therefore irrelevant given that the objection is for the garage and the application is solely for an integral garage conversion.
The proposed garage conversion was assessed using policy HSG8 and HSG13 of the Southern Area Local Plan Finalised Draft (Modified 2001 & 2004) and is acceptable in terms of its design and materials. Sufficient parking within the site will be retained and the Transportation Team Leader has been consulted as part of the application and has offered no objections.
It is considered that the proposed garage conversion will have a minimal impact on the surrounding properties and that there will be no increase in overlooking. The application therefore accords with policies HSG8 and HSG13 of the finalised Southern Area Local Plan and is recommended for approval.
That the development hereby permitted shall be started within five years of the date of this permission
Reason: To accord with the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997.
That the facing materials to be used for the external walls and window shall match in colour and texture those of the existing adjoining building.
Reason: To safeguard the residential amenity of the area
The existing 5 metre dropped kerb area shall be relocated to include the proposed garage area. Subsequently the existing dropped kerb area external to the new 5m dropped kerb location shall be reinstated to tie into the existing footway.
Reason: In the interests of residential amenity and road safety.
Notwithstanding the plans hereby approved two parking spaces shall be retained within the curtillage of the dwelling.
Reason: In the interests of road safety and residential amenity.
Application form and plans received 21st July 2005
Memo from Transportation Manager received
Letter from Anna Capaldi,55 Morris Crescent, Dalziel Parl, Motherwell, MI1 5NH received 1st August 2005.