VICTORIA ROAD DEVELOPMENT REFUSED BY VALE COUNCIL

No 80 Victoria Road is now completely swathed in plastic sheeting

No 80 Victoria Road is now completely swathed in plastic sheeting

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 .

No 80 Victoria Road as it was before the redvelopment began. No 80 Victoria Road as it was before the redvelopment began.

No 80 Victoria Road as it was before the redvelopment began.

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 proosal to add a bedroom above the existing garage at 80 Victoria Road has been refused by Vale planners

The proosal to add a bedroom above the existing garage at 80 Victoria Road has been refused by Vale planners

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. “

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4 Responses to VICTORIA ROAD DEVELOPMENT REFUSED BY VALE COUNCIL

  1. Dizzydeb says:

    I think the awful yellow and orange flats that Crest have erected by reason of their size, siting and proximity to neighbouring properties, are also an overbearing and insensitively sited form of development, which unacceptably impacts upon the residential amenities of the neighbouring occupiers! Not to mention poor old St Pauls church which is now covered in graffiti and being left to ruin so it can also be replaced with some tasteless, souless block of flats. We are obviously on the wrong side of Penarth!

    • Chalke says:

      I have read some excuses in my time but come on.. how is this one of the biggest is beyond a joke. I think think the planners need to sort themselves out. And compared with other eyesores of penarth i think it will be a modern breath of fresh air.

  2. CelticMan says:

    I never fail to be impressed by the quality of the drawings submitted for this site. The attention to detail, scale and presentation – I must have get the architects to design my new dream house???

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