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16/1054/FUL - 63 Darwin Drive

Decision Maker: Planning

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Committee received an application for change of use.


The application sought approval for change from dwelling to 6 bed HMO with up to 8 persons (Sui Generis). Retrospective single storey rear and side extension, first floor rear extension and ancillary garden room in rear garden.


The Committee received a representation in objection to the application from a resident of Darwin Drive.


The representation covered the following concerns:

  i.  There was too much of an urban feel in the area already. The application would increase the amount of brick and concrete in the area.

  ii.  Loss of trees in the Applicant’s garden.

  iii.  Loss of light.

  iv.  Overlooking and lack of privacy.

  v.  Existing noise issues would be exacerbated.

  vi.  Building safety.

 vii.  Loss of parking space.


Mr Khan (Applicant’s Agent) addressed the Committee in support of the application.


The Committee:


Resolved (by 5 votes to 1) to grant the application for planning permission in accordance with the officer recommendation, for the reasons set out in the officer report, and subject to the conditions recommended by the officers.

Report author: Michael Hammond

Publication date: 14/09/2016

Date of decision: 31/08/2016

Decided at meeting: 31/08/2016 - Planning

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