PENARTH’S £1MILLION POUND HOLE-IN-THE-GROUND GETS A “NO” FROM THE VALE

All that's left of what was once No.14 Clinton Road is an empty plot and a large hole in the ground

All that’s now left of what was once No.14 Clinton Road is an empty plot and a large hole in the ground

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has now refused planning permission to build a new house on the site formerly occupied by No. 14 Clinton Road, Penarth – the classic pre-war £1,000,000 detached house which mysteriously collapsed in June this year  .

The original house at 14 Clinton Road as it looked in June 2015

The original pre-war house at 14 Clinton Road as it looked in June 2015. There now no trace of it.

A somewhat-belated planning application to demolish the house (submitted after it had partially collapsed and subsequently been flattened ) had been submitted to the Vale Council. This  included a proposal to build a large new “replacement” house on the same site – far larger than the original (see below).

The proposed front and rear of the entirely new No 14 Clinton Road . It was proposed to built a subterrenean basement in an already-excavated pit in the rear garden - a pit into which the rear half of the original house had collapsed

The proposed front and rear of the entirely new No 14 Clinton Road . It was proposed to build a subterranean basement in an already-excavated pit in the rear garden – a pit into which the rear half of the original house had collapsed

The planning application for the new house (above) had been made in August and had already been opposed by local residents. Penarth Town Council formally opposed the scheme in September and now the Vale Planning Officers have rejected it.

In June 2016 the rear of the original 14 Clinton Road collapsed into excavations for a proposed basement extension

In June 2016 the rear of the original No.14 Clinton Road had collapsed into excavations in the rear garden for a proposed basement extension. The entire building was later pulled down.

The Vale council planning officers say “By reason of its scale and form, the proposed replacement dwelling represents a poorly designed, incongruous and cramped form of development that fails to respect the existing character and appearance of the immediate surrounding area, and would have a significant adverse impact on the character of the street scene .”

The site of 14 Clinton Road . Vale planners said the proposed new house would overshadow neighbouring properties

The site of 14 Clinton Road as it is today . Vale planners said the proposed new replacement house would have been  “overbearing” and would have overshadowed neighbouring properties.

The planners also say “By reason of its scale, form, siting and relationship to neighbouring properties, the proposed replacement dwelling would represent an unreasonably overshadowing and overbearing form of development that would unacceptably impact upon the amenities of neighbours. “

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13 Responses to PENARTH’S £1MILLION POUND HOLE-IN-THE-GROUND GETS A “NO” FROM THE VALE

  1. Zapper says:

    Planning should only be granted to have the original dwelling replaced…..once this has been completed then the owner can apply to modify the original. I suspect it wouldn’t “fall” down again.

  2. sjleworthy says:

    or perhaps maybe take a hit, sell up, and move somewhere you can indulge your every design whim. obviously this street’s style and feel is a strict looking and regulated affair.

  3. Modom says:

    Good decision planners, well done.

  4. Joe blow says:

    Good time for number 12 to get that garage rendered all the way down….

  5. J Tate says:

    yes i thought that he must be furious the guy that bought it but the houses next door are all lovely grand old ones to put a modern one there would be silly and it was almost touching the neighbours. i think he has started building on it anyhow!

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  6. Ivor Bagman says:

    Leave the man alone !
    The illuminati did what they
    Liked in Penarth
    In days of yore.
    They even named streets after them !

  7. Peter Church says:

    I think it should be built precisely as before, solid walls and rising damp to boot!

    Essex is only 150 miles to the east if you need to build some south-fork style bling.

    • Ian Symonds says:

      Sorry Peter but no rising damp, not when I lived there and I think rising damp would not be a problem now. Essex did come to mind too when I saw the plans.

  8. Henry says:

    Make him build the town car park there!!!

  9. HW says:

    The plans actually look quite in keeping. It looks like the house has been made more symmetrical and there are two rounded triple-window bays. Now how is that not in keeping with the area? I am glad none of you went to architectural school as you would have all failed for being to staid. This is not a flat roofed contemporary building (I have nothing against them btw) and it would fit quite nicely within the confines of what I have seen on Clinton Road. It is a shame that the planning officers didn’t agree. I wish the new owner well, and hope that he gets the design features in the end.

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