Officer’s say no to Bexhill bungalow proposal

Bexhill Town Hall SUS-150723-150307001
Bexhill Town Hall SUS-150723-150307001

Planning officers were yesterday recommending refusal of a plan to build a three-bedroom bungalow in a Bexhill back garden.

Philomena Jassim applied for permission in August for the bungalow on Glyne Drive for her now grow- up children.

But officers believe the building will look out of place and would feel cramped.

Rother District councillors were set to debate the proposals at a planning committee meeting as the Observer went to press yesterday.

The reasons for refusal on the meeting agenda said: “The proposed development would result in the creation within an established garden of a new long and narrow plot.

“While the new dwelling would be screened from the road it would result in a contrived back-land form of development having a cramped appearance in relation to the existing dwelling.

“In this form the development would be both out of character with the established layout and appearance of the locality and would result in a poor level of amenity for both the existing occupiers of 17 Glyne Drive and the residents of the new dwelling.”

Officers also referred to the effects the development would have on badgers as activity was spotted at a site visit but councillors will have the final say.

Another decision for planning committee members was reducing overhanging branches by 30 per cent in a garden on Cowdray Park Road, Bexhill.

Kim Tyrell-Curtis wanted to cut the oak branches back to control the trees and allow more light into her garden. Officers recommended granting Mrs Tyrell-Curtis’ application as the work is in accordance with British standards for tree work.

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