SUCCESS FOR PENARTH NURSE FACED WITH EVICTION FROM HER OWN HOME

Mrs Joy Atkinson and the home she bought for £90,000 . She can now stay there if she completes the building work required by the Vale Council .

Mrs Joy Atkinson and the home she bought for £90,000 . She can now stay there if she completes the building work required by the Vale Council .

A Penarth nursery nurse and grandmother Mrs Joy Atkinson who was threatened with being made homeless by the Vale of Glamorgan Council has now been awarded planning permission which will enable her to remain in her own home.

Mrs Atkinson has now been  finally been awarded planning permission which will enable her to adapt her “artist’s studio” home at 34A Plassey St and turn it into an approved dwelling.

Mrs Joy Atkinson - who has a BA degree in Art and Design in her two-storey detached studio working as a nursery nurse and a cleaner.

Mrs Joy Atkinson – who has a BA degree in Art and Design in her two-storey detached studio dweling at 34A Plassey St . She supports herself by working as as a nursery nurse and a cleaner.

If this – her second planning application – had not been approved, she would have had to comply with a Vale of Glamorgan Council Enforcement Order requiring 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. Now however, Vale planning officers have overruled Penarth councillors and yesterday formally issued planning permission to Mrs Atkinson.

The lounge area of Mrs Atkinson's property - 34A Plassey St Penarth which the Vale of Glamorgan Council has claimed that Mrs Atkinson's immaculate home was "sub-standard"

The lounge area of Mrs Atkinson’s property – 34A Plassey St Penarth, The Vale of Glamorgan Council has claimed that Mrs Atkinson’s immaculate home was “sub-standard”

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  . That decision had been supported by the Planning Inspectorate when the matter went to formal appeal.

Mrs Atkinson then submitted a second planning application which will  involve the demolition of the rear of the building in order to create the unwanted space which the council insists that she must have.

The latest decision means that Mrs Atkinson can now remain in her own home – subject to conditions imposed by the council and the completion of the necessary demolition work

PDN had first highlighted Mrs Atkinson’s plight in September last year when neighbours rallied around and signed a petition supporting her case.

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7 Responses to SUCCESS FOR PENARTH NURSE FACED WITH EVICTION FROM HER OWN HOME

  1. Peter Church says:

    How is this property detached??

  2. Big Davey says:

    Right decision. Though the new vale planning regulations will require a further application of £95 per condition imposed upon the permission to have the permission validated.

  3. Martin gossage says:

    Best of luck to her .Ha ! wonder what her council tax will be now?

  4. Fishhenge says:

    Bad day for Penarth. Another slum in the making.

  5. Louise C says:

    Buy a commercial space in a nice residential area. Live in it. Get planning permission. Double your money. There’s an empty shop in Plassey st, worth trying the same process?

  6. Andrew sarchus says:

    Excellent idea Louise C. Been watching homes under the hammer?😉 I think I’ll have a decko at the Plassey St property- help improve the town if the figures stack up. Ta.

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