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Plans for two storey extension in Great Leylands rejected

News / Thu 3rd Sep 2020 am30 07:17am

PLANS for a two storey extension to a house in Great Leylands were unanimously rejected by the Harlow Council planning committee on Wednesday night.

Great Leylands

The application was for a two-storey side extension extending the line of the house with the roof ridge continuing the line of the ridge of the existing house, doubling its width from approximately seven metres to approximately 14 metres.

The committee rejected the application as it was “out of character with the local design guide”

A number of councillors had expressed concerns that the property could be divided into two.

Councillor Mike Danvers expressed concern that such decisions could be the “swansong for local planning committees”

He was referring to Conservative government plans that could see such applications not requiring a green light from local planning committees.

The concerns from residents were read out.

A Great Leylands resident – Concerned about noise from adjacent bathroom and lack of soundproofing, asks if landscaping can be implemented as front garden is overgrown, possibility of future application to split into two dwellings.

A Great Leylands resident – House having no garage would mean it would be out of keeping with rest of Great Leylands, risk to adjacent trees, parking.

A Purford Green resident – Reiterates objections made to previous applications on this site, parking, drainage is an issue with flooding in the adjacent alley, 11 Great Leylands was built as it was to provide light and privacy to Purford Green houses.

A Purford Green resident – Loss of privacy, 11 Great Leylands was built in this way to provide light to Purford Green residents, loss of privacy, would affect our rear access, will greatly affect character and appearance of surrounding area, parking.

A Purford Green resident – Loss of privacy, loss of daylight, fence has already been removed so site is being used as a short cut.

The full application can be found here

https://moderngov.harlow.gov.uk/documents/s16394/HW-HSE-20-00175%20-%2011%20Great%20Leylands.pdf

Film of the meeting can be found below.

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