Agenda item - BH2022/03139 - 30 Bennett Drive, Hove - Householder Planning Consent

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Agenda item

BH2022/03139 - 30 Bennett Drive, Hove - Householder Planning Consent


1.       The Planning Manager introduced the application to the committee.




2.       Madeleine Grinyer addressed the committee as an objecting neighbour and stated that Bennett Drive curves and many properties do not have solar panels, therefore the impact will differ. Numbers 30 and 32 are close together, the sunlight assessment did not take this into account. The development will have a detrimental impact on the light and amenity of rooms near the neighbour and solar panels. The scaffolding will also affect the solar panels. The committee were requested to refuse the application.


3.       Julia Mitchell addressed the committee as the agent and requested that the committee support the officer recommendation. The previous planning permission was not implemented. This application reduces the effect on the neighbours. The sunlight/daylight assessment found the proposals acceptable. The ridge height is to be increased by 0.3m and the area has many similar height extensions.




4.       Councillor Yates considered the 4% reduction in sunlight to be acceptable and supported the application.


5.       Councillor Theobald considered the design to be fine and supported the application.




6.       A vote was taken, and the committee agreed unanimously to grant planning permission.


7.       RESOLVED: That the Committee has taken into consideration and agrees with the reasons for the recommendation set out in the report and resolves to GRANT planning permission subject to the Conditions and Informatives in the report.

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