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18/1459/S73 - Land to the Rear of 1 Fen Road and Rear of 179-183 Water Street

Decision Maker: Planning

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Committee received a Section 73 application to vary a condition of permission to application 17/0675/FUL.


The application sought approval to vary condition 2 (approved drawings) of permission 17/0675/FUL (demolition of existing garages and erection of three 2bed dwellings with associated landscaping and access arrangements) to permit increase of building height due to site conditions.


The Committee received a representation in objection to the application from a local resident.


The representation covered the following issues:

  i.  Referred to objections on the public file.

  ii.  Expressed concern that the original application had been given planning permission as this set a new precedent for heights of developments in the area as it was higher than neighbouring properties.

  iii.  The S73 application had been made after neighbours complained that 17/0675/FUL was not being built according to permission given.

  iv.  Queried why the Building Control Department had not realised the property was being built to a higher level than expected and taken enforcement action such as requiring the roof be redesigned to reduce the building height.

  v.  Queried why the building was put on a higher level instead of removing some of the earth before foundations were put in, as neighbours had done.


The Committee:


Resolved (by 8 votes to 1) to grant the Section 73 application 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: Mairead O'Sullivan

Publication date: 29/01/2019

Date of decision: 09/01/2019

Decided at meeting: 09/01/2019 - Planning

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