The Vale of Glamorgan Council has now approved an amended scheme for the redevelopment of Monkton House – a prominent stone-built Edwardian villa which stands at the junction of Marine Parade and Holmesdale Place, Penarth
There was controversy after unauthorised re-development work was carried out late last year on the £945,000 property – which stands within the Penarth Conservation Area .
Neighbours had complained about the building works which included the installation of large dormer windows at the front and rear.
The owner of Monkton House, is Steve Simpson , who is also involved the redevelopment of the “Gardenhurst” mansion across the road and is also a director of The Edinburgh Woollen Mill Ltd – a company controlled by multi-millionaire Philip Day which owns a number of properties in the vicinity including the Holm House Hotel.
Cllr Clive Williams (Conservative Plymouth Ward) who is a member of the Vale of Glamorgan planning committee and of Penarth Town Council had dealt with several complaints from neighhours
He worked with owner and with Vale Planning Officers to negotiate an amended scheme which has now received formal council approval and has avoided the need for any legal enforcement action by the council .
The compromise solution involves removing the newly-built front dormer window overlooking Marine Parade (restoring the frontage to its original appearance) and reducing the size of the already-built new rear dormer. The number of roof lights installed is also being reduced.