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1.I

Planning permission is being sought for the erection of a single-storey side extension to 24 Glen Road, Airdrie and the extension of the curtilage. The property in question is an end-terraced dwellinghouse set within an established residential area.

1.2

The dimensions of the extension are 9 metres (length) by 4.3metres (width) to the side with a pitched roof height of 5.1 metres. The extension projects 1.8 metres from the existing rear elevation of the property.

1.3

The applicant has shown two in-curtilage car parking spaces to be provided to the front of the extension.

1.3

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

One letter of representation has been received from No 80 North Calder Drive. The main grounds of objection are as follows:

  • (i)

    The extension will cause a fire hazard.

  • (ii)

    The height of the extension will reduce the sunlight to the rear of No.80 North Calder Drive.

  • (iii)

    The extension will take away the outlook from the rear windows of No.80 North Calder Drive.

2.1

The proposal is assessed against policy HG9 (Housing Policy for Existing Residential Areas). There are no strategic implications.

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4.1

In assessing this application the relevant local plan policy is HG9 (Housing Policy for Existing Residential Areas). This seeks to protect residential areas by opposing development that

adversely residential

affects the amenity of the established housing.

As noted the

area

therefore

the

principle of

an

extension to

a

residential

property

site is within is acceptable.

a

4.2

In relation to the grounds of objection these are addressed as follows:

(i)

In terms of causing a fire hazard the extension must meet the Building Regulations and this is not a material planning consideration.

(ii) It is unlikely that the proposed extension will have any effect on the sunlightldaylight to either the rear windows or rear garden area of No.80 North Calder Drive.

(iii) Any perceived adverse effect on the view from a neighbouring property is not a material planning consideration. The proposed extension is offset at right angles to the rear

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