ANOTHER CLASH BETWEEN NEIGHBOURS ON KNOWBURY AVENUE

Planning permission has been applied for to extend the house on right No 13 Knowbury Avenue - but the neighbours in No 11 next door object.     Planning permission has been applied for to extend the house on right No 13 Knowbury Avenue - but the neighbours in No 11 next door object.

Planning permission has been applied for to extend the house on right  – No 13 Knowbury Avenue – but the neighbours in No 11 (on the left of the photo) are objecting.

An objection to a planning application for an extension to another house in Penarth’s exclusive Knowbury Avenue seems set to be decided by the Vale of Glamorgan Council.

The objection follows a similar clash between two other next-door neighbours in Knowbury Avenue over a different development  affecting another pair of  detached homes on the same street – an issue which came before the Vale of Glamorgan planning committee earlier this month.

The plan for No 13 Knowbury Avenue involves raising the height of the garage and extending to the rear

The plan for No 13 Knowbury Avenue involves raising the height of the garage and extending to the rear

This latest objection involves a detached house – No 13 Knowbury Avenue where the owners want to rebuild the existing garage and extend it to form a ” habitable room complete with mezzanine over” . The scheme also involves the construction of a new single storey rear extension to enlarge “the kitchen / family space”.

Objecting to the plan are the next door neighbours at No. 11 Knowbury Avenue . They say the proposed “mezzanine level” would be higher than the existing structure and its addition would effectively double the size of the original house – a development which they say “significantly changes the street scene of Knowbury Avenue”.

The proposed development would  also include a forward extension of the boundary wall which it’s claimed would block the light to this room and the bedroom and overshadow No. 11’s garden and patio.

The owners of No 11 also say that the rearwards extension of No 13 from the existing building line would require the destruction of “their well established  garden and patio area and the placement of a ground floor window  in the new wall directly onto our patio overlooking us and the placement of a dormer window looking directly into our rear garden.”

It’s also claimed the footings for the proposed extension could interfere with the combined sewer which runs beneath the rear garden of No 13 Knowbury Avenue.

The matter is said to be due for consideration at the next meeting of the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s planning committee.

A total of 16 houses in Knowbury Avenue have been the subject of various planning applications (in the main for extensions)  since 1991 .

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7 Responses to ANOTHER CLASH BETWEEN NEIGHBOURS ON KNOWBURY AVENUE

  1. Guido says:

    A search of the planning registrar will show that no 11 itself has been granted 2 consents (in 2006 and 2007) for extensions including one to build/ extend over their garage and the supplied photo does suggest at least one has been implemented ! Umm

  2. Nick Osborne says:

    Sent from my iPad

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  3. Harry says:

    Yes Guido looks like No.11 has been significantly extended –

  4. CelticMan says:

    I remember about 10 years ago when I moved into a house in Penarth where my neighbour constantly had builders in for over 2 years – large rear extension, loft conversion etc. etc. I accepted it for what it was. When it come to my turn to build a rear extension with full planning I experienced constant hassle from the neighbour despite my work being completed in 4 months. I understand that the placement of windows and privacy issues need to be addressed but maybe a little of “not in my back garden” from no. 11.

  5. Guido says:

    The issue of overlooking windows can be easily addressed by imposing legally binding planning conditions that can either remove that window from the consent or require non-opening obscure glazing.

  6. Mark says:

    This area obviously attracts a certain type – I wants detached I does, and a big ‘ouse.

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