Inspector turns down plans for two homes in Portslade

Posted On 01 Jan 2017 at 11:59 am

A planning inspector has turned down an application to build two houses in Portslade.

The decision was after an appeal by Findon accountant Kenneth Elliott, 68, of Rowan Close Limited.

Mr Elliott wanted to build two three-bedroom detached houses in Rowan Close, Portslade, but his plans were turned down by Brighton and Hove City Council.

North Portslade ward councillor Peter Atkinson was among the objectors.

Planning inspector Nicola Davies said: “The proposal would be harmful to the living conditions of adjoining and future occupiers in relation to privacy and outlook.”

She added: “The proposal would not provide satisfactory outdoor space for occupants.

“I note the appellant’s submission that the site has been subject to fly-tipping. This is a matter separate to this appeal.

“I am not persuaded that the degree of impact of noise disturbance and fly-tipping experienced by the residents would justify the proposed development.”

“I acknowledge the appellant’s comment that a commercial use of the site would not be appropriate and that they have liaised with the council and sought to address previous refusal reasons and amended the style to art deco.

“However, these matters do not outweigh the harm identified.”

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