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APPLICATION NUMBER: PL/2022/00560 - 27 The Oakbournes, Bishopdown

Single storey front extension


Public Participation

Karen Stokes (Applicant), spoke in support of the application

Trudi Dean spoke on behalf of Laverstock & Ford PC


The Planning Officer, Tom Collins, presented the application for the single storey front extension.


The Officer summarised an update from Laverstock & Ford parish council to reiterate its objection.


The application was recommended for Approval with conditions, as set out in the report attached to the agenda.


Material considerations detailed in the report included:

·         Principle of development

·         Scale and design, impact to character and appearance of area

·         Neighbour amenity


It was noted that the dwelling was set back from the neighbouring property and road with a mix of styles of architecture along the Streetscene. The extension would be shielded by the side gable of the neighbouring property.


Members then had the opportunity to ask technical questions of the Officer,

where the position of the proposed extension was clarified in relation to the neighbouring properties.


Members of the public as detailed above, then had the opportunity to speak on

the application.


The applicant would require disabled adaptations to her property in the future, having the proposed extension would enable her to continue living in her home in the ground floor rooms. The extension was of a similar size to two other dwellings in the neighbourhood and not considered to be detrimental to the neighbouring properties


The parish council representative noted its objection based on the large scale to the front of the property, the sloping nature of the site and over development of the plot.


Local Member Cllr Ian McLennan spoke on the application noting the already built large extension at the rear, the affected view of the other neighbouring properties, amounting to a loss of amenity.


He drew attention to the covenant which applied to the estate but noted that it was a civil matter and not a planning consideration.


Cllr McLennan then moved the motion of Refusal for the reasons as stated. This was seconded by Cllr Dalton.


The Committee discussed the application, the main points included clarification from the presentation slides on the extent of the extension in comparison to the side wall of the neighbouring property. The support of the neighbour subject to conditions was also noted.


After discussion, the Committee voted on the motion of Refusal. The motion failed. 


The Chairman, Cllr Hocking then moved the motion of Approval in line with Officer recommendation, subject to the conditions set out in the report.


This was seconded by Cllr Wayman.


An amendment to add a condition restricting the hours of construction was made by Cllr Dalton this was supported by Cllr Hocking and Wayman.


The Committee voted on the motion of Approval with the added condition to restrict the hours of construction, as set out by the Officer.


It was,




That application PL/2022/00560 be Approved in line with Officer recommendation, subject to the following conditions:


1.The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years

from the date of this permission.

REASON: To comply with the provisions of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning

Act 1990 as amended by the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

2.The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following

approved plans:

Site Location plan – no reference

Block Plan – no reference

Existing and proposed plans and elevations ref 21/1716/01 Rev B

REASON: For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.

3.Materials shall be as shown on the approved plans and application form.

REASON: In the interests of visual amenity and the character and appearance of the area.

4. No construction work (excluding the internal fitting out of the extension) shall take place outside the hours of 08.00 –18.00 Monday to Friday, 0800 – 1300 on Saturday and at no time on Sundays and Bank holidays.


REASON: In order to protect the residential amenity of the adjoining residents.



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