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The Drive: Further planning bid thrown out by Harlow Council committee

General / Thu 18th Mar 2021 at 07:55pm

A PLANNING application for a property on The Drive in Harlow was rejected by the Harlow Council planning committee.

The application was for a variation on permission already granted to allow the increase in roof ridge heights by 1.2m and inclusion of roof lights on the front and rear elevations to accommodate new bedrooms with en suites in each house. 

The Drive is just off First Avenue in Harlow.

Objections

Five representations were received. These largely concern the principle of development and the impact of the scheme approved at appeal. 

A detailed letter from a resident, Mrs Perrin made a number of objections

The concerns regarding the additional impact of the proposed changes are:
 Overlooking of garden from rear rooflights to neighbouring property;
 Loss of privacy to neighbouring property, having rooflights fixed shut and obscure
glazed would not mitigate impact;
 Trees and fences screening the site have been removed.
 Loss of light to neighbouring property and garden;
 Loss of amenity to neighbouring property due to more noise, loss of security, creating
an oppressive/overbearing environment.
 Impact on drainage and flooding.

Follow the item from the 9th minute.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=odxTXZ2lmm4%3Fstart%3D527
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