Langdon Planning update

by Mark Willis on 8 August, 2010

The original planning application for No65 Langdon Avenue caused some concern for residents. It was for a substantial extension and a garage for 8 cars.  It was refused by the Council’s officers, primarily because of the bulk of the garage.

A revised application was submitted with the garage reduced to a four car one and that application came to the Council’s Development Control Committee on 3 June 2010.  Bedgrove Councillor Alan Sherwell successfully convinced the Committee to adjourn the application for a site visit, which took place the following Monday, and the application came back to committee on 24 June, where it was rejected.  Members felt that the extension to the house should be allowed (it is large but no larger than many of the extensions to other houses on that side of Langdon Avenue but that the garage was not acceptable – not only was it in breach of the Bedgrove Agreement, in that it was in front of the building line, but also it was an over development of the site and excessively bulky in relation to the neighbouring bungalow.  

The applicant is entitled to appeal or he could submit revised plans or he could apply for the extension alone. At this time, we do not know how they will choose to proceed.

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