A plan by former Olympic and world champion hurdler Colin Jackson to redevelop a single storey coach house as two-storey “granny annexe” adjacent to his home in Northcliff Drive , Penarth, has been recommended for refusal by Penarth Town Council.
The planning application sought permission convert the former coach house to a granny annexe including raising the roof height.
Two neighbours have objected to the application – on grounds of loss of parking area, loss of privacy, and concerns regarding the safety of an adjoining wall.
One neighbour said “this would be an inappropriate development of a small space , detrimental to the existing properties and a potential dangerous congestion of cars. The coach house is only appropriate as a storage unit”
The application has not been discussed by the full Penarth Town Council planning committee and has been dealt with on a “delegated” basis.
The final decision is due to be made – again on a “delegated” basis – by a Vale of Glamorgan Council planning officer unless it is “called in” by a Vale councillor.