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.
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 .