PENARTH COUNCIL IS DEFIED ON WHITCLIFFE DRIVE BACK-GARDEN HOUSE PLAN

A planning application has been made to build a house on a plot of land at the rear of 11 Whitcliffe Drive

A planning application for a new two storey home on this back garden plot at the rear of 11 Whitcliffe Drive is being recommended for approval by Vale planning officers – despite strong objections from Penarth Town Council’s planning committee – and local residents

The Vale of Glamorgan Council planners are recommending the approval of a controversial scheme to build a new two-storey house in the back-garden of an existing house in Penarth’s exclusive Whitcliffe Drive – despite objections raised by Penarth Town Council and objections from neighbours

The site is in what was the rear garden of  an existing (and extensively re-developed) corner property –  No. 11 Whitcliffe Drive. The new  house would face out onto Stanton Way.

The design of the new house proposed for a back-garden plot opening onto Stanton Way near Whitcliffe Drive

The design of the new house proposed for a back-garden plot opening onto Stanton Way near Whitcliffe Drive

The Vale planning office report says the “the design and appearance of the house is considered suitable for the suburban surroundings…Overall, the design, scale and form of the dwelling proposed is considered  acceptable within this context”.

Penarth Town Council’s planning committee had objected to the development as it was considered to be ” an incongruous form of overdevelopment of a restricted site”.

Cllr Clive Williams (Conservative Plymouth Ward)

Cllr Clive Williams (Conservative Plymouth Ward)

Cllr Clive Williams (Conservative Plymouth Ward) – who is a planning committee member on both Penarth Council and the Vale of Glamorgan Council – “called in” the proposal for discussion by the full Vale Planning Committee because of objections he had received from local residents . That discussion will take place this week.

The Vale planners say the proposed house would be considered an “infill development” and concede that “There are neighbouring properties to the  boundaries of the site with potential for neighbour impact.”

Local people said the proposed height of the roof would have a “detrimental impact to neighbour amenities” – but the Vale planners argued that neighbouring properties are at least 20 metres away – and claim that the new house “should not have a significant overbearing impact on these neighbours”.

The Vale planners admit that “overshadowing” is an issue and that “at certain
times of the day (early -mid morning) there would be some overshadowing impact
to the neighbouring gardens at Knowbury Avenue”  – but claim the impact will be  “limited” .

The new 11 Whitcliffe Drive . The proposed development plot for a second house is to the rear

The newly re-developed No 11 Whitcliffe Drive . The proposed new house would be built in what was the rear garden of this one – but would front onto Stanton Way the adjacent road.

The officers’ report is to be considered when the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s planning committee meets on March 3rd.

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4 Responses to PENARTH COUNCIL IS DEFIED ON WHITCLIFFE DRIVE BACK-GARDEN HOUSE PLAN

  1. AK says:

    Penarth Town Council: ” an incongruous form of overdevelopment of a restricted site”.

    Vale planners:“should not have a significant overbearing impact on these neighbours”.

    Right hand, left hand, different hymn sheet !

  2. EH says:

    Same comment as last week – why have a Penarth planning committee at all? In principle I’m not against it, but it does need some teeth or it’s a waste of time and money.

  3. Daft o dull says:

    What is the point of the Penarth Town Concil at all?

    Seriously. What do they actually have control over that the Vale can’t over turn.

  4. anne says:

    Penarth town council don’t appear to act in the interests of penarth, more in the interests of a few. Time for a change of town councillors!

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