Starter homes in grounds of Sidford home refused

PUBLISHED: 14:33 16 June 2017

Model house with design drawings

Model house with design drawings

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Outline plans to build two semi-detached ‘starter’ houses with parking in the garden of a Sidford home have been refused.

The application for the grounds of 13 Orchard Close said the properties would make ‘a much needed and positive contribution to the local housing stock’.

But eight letters from objectors included complaints the development would block light to neighbouring homes and take away parking that is already in short supply.

District council planning officers said the small separation distance would reduce in a loss of amenity for 33 and 34 Orchard Close, and they had concerns about harm to a tree, seen as a landmark in the area.

The officers also noted that the homes would only have one parking space each, half the Local Plan requirement.

Refusing the application by delegated powers, they said: “Given the comments raised above, it is clear that the proposal gives rise to a number of concerns. It is therefore recommended that this application is refused.”


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