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 .
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 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.
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 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. “