Go ahead for build despite objections
Published at 10:40, Saturday, 28 April 2012
A BUNGALOW in a South Lakeland town is set to be demolished.
The property, in Priory Lane, Grange, will make way for a pair of semi-detached dormer bungalows.
The move was agreed at a meeting of South Lakeland District Council’s planning committee on Thursday, (April 25) despite a number of objections raised by neighbours.
Residents of Priory Lane wrote against the proposal – citing concerns over loss of privacy, loss of light and over-development of the site.
But David Stephenson, father of applicant John Stevenson addressed the committee – claiming he had the greatest respect for the character of the street.
He said: “I have been a builder for 50 years and I can assure you there’s no way we would do anything injurious to the property or the appearance of the neighbourhood in which we live.”
Planning committee member Cllr David Williams supported the application.
He explained that a visit to the site had been extremely helpful.
Cllr Williams said: “We are looking at a not very attractive bungalow on a site with some not very attractive trees being replaced by what will be two very attractive bungalows by a contractor who built two very attractive bungalows across the road.
“I, therefore, have no hesitation in proposing that this application is granted.”
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