Decision details

211416/FUL - 4 Downshire Square

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Erection of 1 x detached and 2 x semi detached dwellings following demolition of the existing bungalow and detached garage. 


The Executive Director of Economic Growth and Neighbourhood Services submitted a report on the above application. An update report was tabled at the meeting which gave details of an additional letter of representation regarding car parking and officer comments on the matters raised.  It also included further drawings from the agent to provide clarity over the impact on neighbouring amenity and the parking layout.


Comments and objections were received and considered.


Ward Councillor Liz Terry attended the meeting and addressed the Committee on this application.


Resolved –


          That application 211416/FUL be refused for reasons based on the following issues, with the detailed wording for the reasons for refusal to be finalised by the Assistant Director of Planning, Transport and Regulatory Services, in consultation with the Chair, Vice Chair and Ward Councillors:


a)    the scale and siting in close proximity to side windows of 6 Downshire Square would result in overbearing effects, loss of daylight and loss of privacy harmful to neighbouring amenity (contrary to Policy CC8)

b)    the scale and siting in relation to neighbouring dwellings and private gardens would result in overlooking and loss of privacy causing harm to neighbouring amenity (contrary to Policy CC8)

c)    the scale, plot coverage and layout would represent cramped development failing to accommodate buildings, parking area and landscaping that would be harmful to spacious character of the area, street scene and the Downshire Square conservation area (contrary to Policies CC7, EN1 and EN3)

d)    lack of a Section 106 agreement to secure contribution towards provision of affordable housing elsewhere in the Borough (contrary to Policy H3)

Publication date: 07/07/2023

Date of decision: 20/07/2022

Decided at meeting: 20/07/2022 - Planning Applications Committee

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