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One letter of representation has been received from the applicant’s estranged husband who is still joint owner of the property. The grounds of objection are that the dwellinghouse is still partly owned by the objector and that it will shortly be put on the market. The extension is proposed to project 3 metres from the rear of the house, will be 4.5 metres in length and approximately 4 metres in height and finished in materials to match the existing dwellinghouse.

In assessing this application the local plan policies for established residential areas are relevant. These policies seek to protect residential areas by opposing development that adversely affects their character and amenity. In assessing the proposal in detail, it is considered to be acceptable in terms of the design and scale, would integrate satisfactorily with the existing property and would cause no adverse amenity effects in relation to privacy or amenity.

In relation to the grounds of objection, they cannot be upheld as they do not constitute material planning considerations. The applicant will be required to satisfy the legal ownership requirements before constructing the extension and this is outwith the remit of Planning Legislation.

In conclusion, the points of representation have been considered and no reason found to uphold the points raised or to request amendments to the proposals. The scale and design of the proposal is considered to be acceptable and is in keeping with the surrounding area. The application raises no strategic issues and accords with the policies of the local plans. It is therefore recommended that planning permission be granted subject to the appropriate conditions.

1.

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

2.

That the facing materials to be used for the external walls and roof shall match in colour and texture those of the existing adjoining building.

Reason: To safeguard the residential amenity of the area.

Application form and plans received 4th August 2005

Letter from Mr Clive Vettese, 6 Dempsey Road, Bellshill, Lanarkshire, ML4 2UF received 25th August 2005.

Any person wishing to inspect these documents should contact Miss Lesley Ward at 01698 302142.

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