A Penarth nursery nurse and grandmother Mrs Joy Atkinson is still waiting to hear whether a second bid she’s making to carry on living in her own home will be allowed by the Vale of Glamorgan Council
If a second planning application which has been made for “change of use” of her home – a former artist’s studio at 34A Plassey St, Penarth – is not approved, a Vale of Glamorgan Council Enforcement Order requires her to leave the premises within six months.
Penarth Town Council – having supported her original “change of use” application has already recommended refusal of her second application
The Vale of Glamorgan Council had refused the original application because it did not provide for “amenity space” – a courtyard or garden – which Mrs Atkinson says she does not need or want . This decision was supported by the Planning Inspectorate when the matter went to formal appeal
Mrs Atkinson then submitted a second planning application involving the demolition of the rear of the building in order to create the unwanted space the council says she must have. Contrary to an earlier report the Vale Council’s planning officers have yet to decide on this scheme – but the Enforcement Order remains in place with a September 2016 deadline .