Application:
February 2017 – 17/00415
Title:
19 Bridle Road. Conversion of existing single dwelling into 1 x 2 bed house (House 1) and 1 x 3 bed house (House 2) semi-detached. Formation of new vehicular access for House 2.
We first commented on proposals for this site in April 2013. Since then there have been numerous subsequent applications for a similar scheme, and two appeals have been unsuccessful in 2013 and 2014. There does not appear to be a significant change in the proposed development and therefore our comments remain as before. The reasons for previous refusals and unsuccessful appeals still apply. The site is not large enough to accommodate two dwellings. The proposed parking arrangements (in tandem) are unsatisfactory, and the garden amenity space is inadequate. It is believed that considerable work has already been undertaken on site, which makes much of the application retrospective.
Application:
February 2017 – 17/381
Title:
Renville Cottage, Sheephouse Road. Detached rear outbuilding (part retrospective).
There is a lack of information supporting this application. The substantial outbuilding is referred to as a studio, but there are no details as to the intended use. Elevations are provided and indicate a large utilitarian structure with glass doors facing the main property. The design is very basic, and potentially unsightly and unneighbourly - especially for the occupants of 1 Maidenhead Court Park. There are no floor plans to indicate the subdivision (or otherwise) of the outbuilding. There is also no indication as to what utilities will be laid on. More detail is required - including clarification of the "part retrospective" nature of the application.