A planning application for a further extension to one of the largest houses in Penarth – opposite Stanwell School playing fields at No. 80 Victoria Road – has been turned down by the Vale of Glamorgan Council.
In November last year planning permission was granted for a “two storey extension and modifications to all elevations”. Major renovation works have now been under way for some time at the property and the whole building is swathed in scaffolding and plastic sheeting and cannot be seen from the road .
Earlier this month the Vale of Glamorgan’s planning department launched an Enforcement Investigation into the development regarding an allegation of “Unauthorised development” at the address. In the event no breach was discovered and the investigation was closed on May 3rd 2016.
Last month however a further planning application was made for “First floor bedroom extension above existing garage” (as per the illustration above) . It is this planning application which has now been refused.
The Vale Planning Officer has now ruled that “The proposed extension by reason of its scale and siting, on the primary elevation represents an unsympathetic addition to the existing dwellinghouse that would result in visual harm to the character of the wider street scene and the host dwelling.” The ruling says the proposal is therefore considered contrary to council policy and guidance.
The delegated Vale officer dealing with the application says “By reason of its size, siting and proximity to neighbouring properties, it is considered that the proposal represents an overbearing and insensitively sited form of development, which would unacceptably impact upon the residential amenities of the neighbouring occupiers with particular reference to number 82 Victoria Road. “