Proposed two storey side extension
51 South Parade
Mr and Mrs Hunt
Full Planning Permission for a proposed two storey side extension
51 South Parade, Boston, Pe21 7PN
Mr & Mrs Hunt
The Assistant Director - Planning presented the details of the application, as set out in the report.
Since the publication of the agenda pack, further written representations had been received from the objector living in the bungalow next-door and from the applicant. Both letters had been circulated to Committee Members. The majority of the points raised had been addressed within the report.
The Assistant Director - Planning advised the Committee that he had visited the neighbouring bungalow the previous day, due to objector’s assertion that the Planning Officers’ layout plan was inaccurate. Planning Officers had accurately reported what was present and reflected the impact of the proposal on this space, which would be minor in nature in terms of loss of light and privacy, and not sufficient to warrant a refusal of planning permission on those grounds.
During debate, Members discussed the impact of the proposed side extension on the neighbouring bungalow, particularly in terms of loss of light, and concluded that it would not be sufficient to justify refusing planning permission. Members generally considered the design of the proposal to be satisfactory and in keeping with the character of the area.
One Member voiced an opposing view, referring to Planning Policies 2 and 3, asserting that the existing property did not fit in with the character of the area even before the extensions and that the loss of light would be unacceptable. Some Members agreed to an extent, and had sympathy for the objector, but still concluded that the impact of the proposal was insufficient to refuse planning permission and would have less impact than a fence or single storey extension that could be constructed under permitted development rights.
The Assistant Director - Planning noted the point raised during debate that the choice of materials for the side extension, which were subject to a condition for the planning authority’s approval before construction commenced, should be considered carefully by officers before that approval was given in order for it to fit in with the character of the area.
It was proposed by Councillor Yvonne Stevens and seconded by Councillor Peter Bedford that planning permission be granted as recommended by the Planning Officers.
Vote: 10 for, 1 against
RESOLVED that planning permission be GRANTED, as recommended by the Planning Officers, subject to the following conditions and reasons:
1. The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of four years from the date of this permission.
Reason: Required to be imposed pursuant to Section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.
2. The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in strict accordance with the application received 08-Oct-2020 and in accordance with the associated plans referenced:
Drawing Number 02 Revision A – Proposed Plans; and
Drawing Number 03 Revision A – Proposed Elevations.
Reason: To ensure the development is undertaken in accordance with the approved details, in the interest of residential amenity and to comply with Policies 2, 3, 4 and 30 of the South East Lincolnshire Local Plan 2011-2036.
3. Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (or any Order revoking and/or re-enacting that Order) during construction of the development the proposed first-floor windows in the rear (western) elevation of the side extension hereby permitted shall be non-opening and permanently glazed in obscure glass at a minimum level of no. 3 as shown in the Pilkington five levels of obscuration privacy. Following installation, there shall be no changes to these windows, or any new windows added within the extension.
Reason: To prevent a loss of privacy for 53 South Parade and to protect the level of amenity which would ensure the development accords with Policies 2, 3 and 30 of the South East Lincolnshire Local Plan 2011-2036.
4. No development above ground level shall take place until details of the materials proposed to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the extensions hereby approved have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.
Reason: To ensure that the extensions are in keeping with the character of the area in accordance with Policy 2 of the South East Lincolnshire Local Plan 2011-2036.