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15/0068/FUL - 10 Coldhams Lane

25/09/2015 - 15/0068/FUL - 10 Coldhams Lane

The Committee received an application for full planning permission.


The application sought approval for the change of use of the existing property from dwelling (C3 use) to an eight bed (8 person) house in multiple occupation (Sui-Generis use). The proposal also sought retrospective permission for the flat roof dormer window in the rear roofscape of the two storey side extension. The proposal also included bin and cycle storage provision. 


The Committee received a representation in objection to the application from Mr Terry, speaking on behalf of Mrs Raymer.


The representation covered the following issues:

  i.  The area has been over developed in terms of houses in multiple occupation. There were a lot in the area.

  ii.  Existing parking issues would be exacerbated by the application.

  iii.  Family houses were being replaced in the area by houses in multiple occupation. This was detrimental to the character of the area.

  iv.  Requested obscured glazing and restrictions on the number of occupants to 8 if the application were approved.


Mr Ayo (Applicant) addressed the Committee in support of the application.


Councillor Johnson (Abbey Ward Councillor) was unable to attend the committee so his comments were added to the amendment sheet.


The Committee:


Resolved (by 6 votes to 0) 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.