Note: This is a new service for readers of this email and blog, where I’ll bring you news of planning applications in Queen Edith’s, along with details on how to provide your opinions on the applications to the council planning committee. All feedback on this service is welcome.
Where is the planning application for?
4 Cavendish Avenue
What do they want to do?
Almost inevitably, build a house at the bottom of a garden. It would be on the site of a derelict garage block which has not been used, according to local residents, for over 25 years.
Has the property had planning applications before?
Yes, the property owner applied to build a two-storey house in this position earlier in the year, which met with objections from the owners of nearly all the surrounding properties. Some of the objections can be read on this page of the city council’s online planning system. They point out that an application to build on the plot had also been made way back in 1989, and this had been rejected then as “backland development which would result in an unacceptable loss of amenity to surrounding residential properties by reason of increased noise, disturbance and loss of privacy.” More than 25 years later, the new application was for an even more overbearing property than the previously rejected design, although nothing else had changed. The March 2016 application was subsequently withdrawn with the “intention to revise the proposals for the new dwelling with the reduction in scale of the new dwelling”. We now have this latest application, for a two storey house sunk down so that three bedrooms are below ground in a basement.
What will it look like?
The drawings accompanying the application are not of great quality:
However, the application from earlier in 2016 was accompanied by a full supporting document, and this has been updated for the revised application. It can be downloaded here.
When is the last date for local people to comment?
Friday 16 December 2016
Where is there more information available?
• Click here to read all the documents on the application.
• Click here to read any public comments already made.
How do I make a comment to the council planning committee?
• Click here to add your own comment online.
Note: you will need to log in or register first.
• Click here to email your comments to the case officer, Ms Lorna Gilbert. You must quote reference 16/2041/FUL.
As well as commenting to the council, you may also wish to comment below, for other local residents to read.