OPERA STAR REBECCA EVANS WINS PLANNING PERMSSION FOR PARK RD HOME

Members of the Vale of Glamorgan Council's planning committee meet famous opera singer Rebecca Evans (wearing sunglasses) and her husband Stephen Jones at the site of the couple's proposed new home "Overway" at Park Road Penarth

Yesterday members of the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s planning committee and Penarth councillors met famous opera singer Rebecca Evans (wearing sunglasses) and her husband Stephen Jones at the site of the couple’s proposed new home “Overway” at Park Road, Penarth

The famous opera singer Rebecca Evans and her husband Stephen Jones have received formal permission from the Vale of Glamorgan council’s planning committee to go ahead and build the latest version of their proposed new home “Overway” at 12 Park Road, Penarth.

Members of the Vale of Glamorgan planning committee attended a “site visit” at Park Road yesterday morning at which Ms Evans and her husband were present prior to discussing the application in a full planning committee meeting last night

The proposed new house at 12 Park Road - as it would will look from the street.

An illustration of the approved new house at 12 Park Road – as it would will look from the street.

Penarth Town Council had already recommended approval of the scheme – which is the third plan for the new house to be submitted by Ms Evans and her husband.

The original 1950s-vintage house at 12 Park Road Penarth was demolished

The original 1950s-vintage house at 12 Park Road Penarth was demolished

The site of the house is on a plot within the Penarth Conservation Area where an older 1950s-vintage house called “Overway” (now demolished) once stood.

The first scheme (Mark I) had been for a large modern flat-roofed home structure  which, if built on the sloping site, would have preserved the open view towards the sea for those in neighbouring homes across the road . This had been passed and approved by the Vale of Glamorgan Council.

The new house will stand in extensive grounds

The new house will stand in extensive grounds

An alternative proposal (Mark II)  for a large but more traditionally-styled home with pitched roofs was then submitted  – but this was not supported by the Vale Council’s Conservation Officer.

An aerial impression of the rear of the Mark III version of the new home aT 12 Park Place

An aerial impression of the rear of the Mark III version of the new home which has been approved

A new plan for two-storey Mark III  house – a revised and  smaller version the Mark II house, eliminating hipped roofs –  was then  developed in consultation with the Vale of Glamorgan planning department.

Vale Council planning officers recommended that the committee approve this design and it is this scheme which received the approval of councillors in last night’s meeting of the planning committee.

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