Decision details

Planning Application No. SL/2019/0242 - 2 Chambers Close, Kendal, LA9 5JE

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Single Storey Extension (Mr Conway)

Note – The Planning Officer’s presentation displayed at the meeting had been circulated to Members and displayed on the Council’s Website on the day before the meeting.


The Planning Officer presented Planning Application No. SL/2019/0242 which sought permission for a single storey rear lean-to extension at 2 Chambers Close, Kendal. She displayed plans and photographs which outlined the proposals and highlighted the key issues for consideration by the Committee, which were the design and whether the proposal would have significant impact on the residential amenity of neighbouring properties. The Planning Officer explained that the application had been referred to Planning Committee for consideration, due to the fact the applicant was related to a member of staff at South Lakeland District Council, which was in line with the Council’s Constitution and the Scheme of Delegation.

In concluding her presentation the Planning Officer informed Members that the proposal was modest in scale and related well to the design and appearance of the existing dwelling house and that it was not considered to give rise to any unacceptable impacts on the neighbouring amenity. 

The Planning Officer responded to questions raised by Members.

Members gave consideration to the application and a motion to approve the application was proposed and seconded and a vote was taken, during which all Planning Committee Members confirmed that they had, without interruption, heard the full presentation and discussion on the item and it was

RESOLVED – That the application be approved subject to the conditions below:-

Condition (1)   The development hereby permitted shall be completed within 3 years from the date of this permission.

Reason            To comply with the requirements of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by Section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

Condition (2)   The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans:

K388-05-P Revision B, Plans and Elevations as Proposed, as submitted to the Local Planning Authority on June 1st 2020.

K388-04-P Revision A, Plans and Elevations as Proposed, as submitted to the Local Planning Authority on April 1st 2020.

K388-02-BP Block Plan as Proposed, as submitted to the Local Planning Authority on April 1st 2020.

Reason            For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.

Condition (3)   The materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the extension hereby permitted shall match those used in the existing building and shall be retained as such thereafter unless otherwise agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority.

Reason            To ensure the extension respects the design of the parent building in accordance with Policy DM2 of the Development Management Policies Development Plan Document and Policy CS8.10 of the South Lakeland Core Strategy.

P & P Statement         In the exercise of its judgement in determining the appropriate balance of considerations, the Local Planning Authority has acted positively and proactively in determining this application proposal, taking into account all material considerations. Material considerations include planning policies and any representations that may have been received preceding the determination to grant planning permission in accordance with the presumption in favour of sustainable development as set out in the National Planning Policy Framework.  The Local Planning Authority is satisfied that its processes and practices are compatible with the Human Rights Act and the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights.

Publication date: 10/09/2020

Date of decision: 25/06/2020

Decided at meeting: 25/06/2020 - Planning Committee

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