Planning Application News: Cavendish Avenue

Note: This service for readers of this email and blog brings 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?
45 Cavendish Avenue

What do they want to do?
Yet again, build a house in an existing garden. They want to divide the property’s garden in two, and build a two storey, modern-style house in the furthest half, away from their own house but up against a neighbouring house at 6 Magnolia Close.

This application has some particular implications. First, it looks like it’s the first such application in an area where there are quite a few similar properties (they were once council houses). Residents who I’ve spoken to did not consider their gardens would ever be big enough for this sort of backland development, and thought themselves safe from it. However, if approved by the council, this application might set a precedent for similar ones. Second, the ‘garden grab’ land takes up most of the existing garden, which even an estate agent would not describe as ‘extensive’, so the proposed house does not even have room for a car to turn conventionally. The plans propose a “car turntable” to enable a car to be turned around on the spot.

Has the property had significant planning applications before?

What do the site and the proposed development look like?
Here’s a Google Earth view, with the area to be built on in red and the applicant’s property in the foreground.

As usual, the application is not accompanied by as good a view as this to put it in context. Nor does the application have a 3D rendered view of the proposed building showing it in relation to the surrounding properties, which could also be provided if the council would only start to require such a thing.

Here’s the actual house plan, superimposed on a satellite view:

(Click on either image to enlarge)

Here’s the architects’ illustration of the house itself:

When is the last date for local people to comment?
Tuesday 6 June 2017

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, Michael Hammond. You must quote reference 17/0806/FUL.

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