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The proposed extension would be too close to the mutual boundary with regard to overshadowing, privacy and noise. The proposed extension would result in outbuildings or a common wall being removed.

In assessing this application the local plan policies for established residential areas is relevant. These policies seek to protect residentialareas by opposing developments that adversely affect the character and amenity of the area. In assessing the proposals in detail, they are considered to be acceptable in terms of design and scale and would integrate satisfactorilywith the existing property. Furthermore it would not result in any significant detrimental effects to the surrounding properties.

In relation to the grounds of objection, it should be noted that the extension will not give rise to any noticeable increase in loss of light due to the orientation of the dwellings and this distance of the extension from other properties. Furthermore, the original proposal had two windows serving the dining room which would have directly overlooked the objectors rear garden. It should be noted that the amended plans do not have any windows on the side elevation thus not resulting in any increase in overlooking or loss of privacy. It should also be noted that the issues of potential noise is an issue for Pollution Control, and therefore not material to this application. In respect of the mutual wall, the proposed extension does not come within 1 metre of the boundarywall and it is therefore anticipated that it will remain unaffected by this proposal. Furthermore, any issues relating to the boundarywall will be dealt with by Building Standards. The objector has also raised an issue relating to the ownership of the wall, however, this is a legal matter and not a material planning consideration to be taken into account in the determination of this proposal.

The letter of representation has been considered and no significant concerns were found worthy of upholding and recommending that this application be refused. The scale and design of the application are considered to be complimentary to the existing dwelling and would thus not result in an incongruous feature within the street scene. It is therefore recommended that the application be granted subject to the conditions below.

1.

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.

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.

In the interest of the amenity of the site and the general area.

Application form and plans received 15th April 2005

Letter from ElizabethW Long,l Wellington Place, Waterloo, Wishaw, ML2 8ER received 27th April 2005. (In relation to original proposalfor a single storey side and rear extension)

Letter from Mrs ElizabethW Long,l Wellington Place, Waterloo, Wishaw, ML2 8ER received 12th September 2005. (In relation to current proposalfor a two storey side extension)

Any person wishing to inspect these documents should contact Mr Kevin Treadwell at 01698 302102.

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