Demolition of garage and side extension, erection of
two storey side and
rear extensions and alterations and additions to fenestration. Fenestration
changes of the porch. Loft conversion.
Mrs Stevens introduced the application.
The following members of the public addressed the Committee:
Mr Jonathan Murden – Objector
Mrs Madelaine Craggs – Supporter
Mrs Golding confirmed that Mrs Clare Apel was present in the public gallery and that although not a member of the Committee was required by the code to declare a prejudicial interest.
Mr Michael Bryer – representing the applicant Mrs Bryer
Mr Richard Plowman – CDC Member
During the discussion members sought clarification regarding whether any of the work could be carried out under permitted development, conditions regarding obscured glass, issues of the development overlooking neighbouring properties, screening with vegetation and potential Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs). Mr Whitty responded that a proportion of the work which was the subject of the application required planning permission and therefore the permitted development element which would not on its own require permission, would also do so. Mr Whitty added with regards to the trees and their protection by TPO, this would only be possible where it was considered to be in the wider public interest and not private interests, and further explained that of the four vertical windows, the two outer panes would be required to be obscured as included in the conditions, which would provide light to, and outlook from, the room but limit the overlooking of neighbouring amenities.
Recommendation to Permit agreed.
Mr Wilding left the meeting and did not return.
Members took a 35 minute lunch break.