Due to the proximity of the neighbour's upper floor window to part of the proposed extension, a sunlight and daylight test was carried out. The results of both tests showed that the levels would stay well above the minimum requirement.
The land that the proposed developments are to be constructed on is shared.
This is not a material planning consideration. It may become a legal matter for the two parties involved.
The application is somewhat unusual as the curtilage is shared between two parties, without definition. However, in considering the application in terms of the material planning issues raised, there is no justification for recommending refusal. The size and scale are acceptable, and the layout utilises the plot well. Although agreement will presumably have to be reached between the two parties prior to construction work beginning, it is not the Authority's responsibility to bring this about, as the matter is not a material planning consideration.
Notwithstanding the neighbour's objection, no other representations have been received in connection with the application. I recommend that consent be granted subject to conditions.