Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Erection of a two storey rear extension (Mrs K Duffield).
The Planning Officer presented Planning Application No. SL/2019/0207 which sought permission for a two storey rear extension at 27 Kirkstone Close, Kendal. She referred to the site visit and displayed photographs and plans which outlined the proposals and drew Members’ attention to the late representations which had been circulated prior to the meeting and included a written representation from the applicant. The Planning Officer highlighted the key issues which were the design, scale, layout and impact on visual and residential amenity. The Planning Officer explained that the application had been referred to Planning Committee for consideration due to fact that the applicant was a member of SLDC staff, which was in line with the Council’s Constitution and the Scheme of Delegation. She went on to describe the location of the property, in the South of Kendal with the ASDA Superstore situated to the rear of the dwelling separated by a boundary fence and trees. The Planning Officer informed the Committee that the two storey semi-detached dwelling was situated on a staggered row, with the properties to the east sitting further north and the terrace properties to the west sitting further south. She went on to detail the proposal by stating that the two storey extension would feature on the northern elevation of the property, with the extension forming additional living space at ground floor level and a bedroom at first floor level. Furthermore, the Planning Officer highlighted that the extension would project 4 metres from the rear elevation with a width of 3.04 metres and that the roof would have a dual pitched roof with a gable elevation to the rear. The Planning Officer outlined the impact on residential amenity and stated that the proposal would result in significant adverse effects on the residential amenity of the occupiers of 26 Kirkstone Close.
The Planning Officer then responded to questions raised by Members.
RESOLVED – That the application be refused.
Publication date: 09/08/2019
Date of decision: 06/06/2019
Decided at meeting: 06/06/2019 - Planning Committee