17th January 2006
Mr & Mrs Stevenson
35 Thorncliffe Road, Barrow-in-Furness
Erection of a two storey side and rear extension forming garage and kitchen at ground floor and a bedroom at first floor (Resubmission of 2005/1413) in a revised form
Two storey extensions to semi-detached and detached properties will not be permitted where they would result in a significant loss of sunlight to a neighbour, or where privacy would be unacceptably eroded or where extensions are particularly long, resulting in an excessive level of enclosure. Where privacy is to be protected through distance, a minimum of 21 metres will be required between the facing windows of habitable rooms of different homes.
Visually dominating side extensions on street corners or which otherwise intrude unacceptably on the streetscene will be refused if they are considered to be detrimental to the character or spaciousness of the area. If, however, this effect can be overcome by their re-design with a pitched roof or more matching materials the Authority will require the proposal to be amended accordingly.
Applications involving the loss of garages or access thereto will only be permitted where it can be demonstrated that sufficient alternative parking space is available behind the building line or in such other position as will not have an adverse impact on the character of the area.
Exceptions may be made for terraced properties.
SUMMARY OF MAIN ISSUES:
The scheme has been amended since the original application to address the issues of parking and privacy.
NON MATERIAL CONSIDERATIONS:
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