bedroomed flat and the parking provision is unaffected. Finally there are no privacy or sunlight/daylight issues raised by the extension and the effect on the neighbours is therefore considered acceptable.
1 letter of objection was received by the neighbour of the upper flat at 13 Earnock Avenue, Motherwell. The objector is concerned that he will be unable to gain access the rear windows of his flat for maintenance and cleaning purposes if the extension is erected. It should be noted however that the access to the windows is a legal issue and not a material planning consideration of this application.
Having taken all matters into account, I consider the proposal complies with policy HSG 13 (House Extensions) of the Southern Area Local Plan Finalised Draft (Modified 2001 and 2004) and hereby recommend that planning permission is granted.
That the development hereby permitted shall be started within five years of the date of this permission.
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 shall match in colour and texture those of the existing adjoining building.
In the interests of the visual amenity of the area and to ensure that the materials match the existing dwellinghouse.
Application form and plans received 10th August 2005 Southern Area Local Plan Finalised Draft (Modified 2001 and 2004) Letter from Mr James Simpson, Clo WH Dickie, 77 Hamilton Road, Motherwell, MII 3DG received 15th August 2005.
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