Agenda item - BH2022/03474 - 36 Gorham Avenue, Rottingdean - Householder Planning Consent

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Agenda item

BH2022/03474 - 36 Gorham Avenue, Rottingdean - Householder Planning Consent


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




2.       Tim Hodgson addressed the committee as an objecting neighbour and stated that they were not against the principle of development, however the proposals were overshadowing with loss of light, stopping the winter sun which provides heat. The neighbouring family included a child with special needs, and it was considered that the loss of light would have a significant impact. The speaker requested that the development be on the other side of the house. The proposals will be 110cm away from the neighbouring property.


3.       Gill Greenhalgh addressed the committee as the applicant and stated that upstairs accommodation was very small with one bathroom to serve three bedrooms. The proposals include solar panels to be more energy efficient. The proposals have been carefully designed to minimise the impact on the neighbours with no side windows. A cat slide roof will face the neighbour and should not lead to loss of light. The plans would offer an ensuite bathroom, three further bedrooms, and a family bathroom, all on the first floor. Concessions have been made and it is proposed that works are restricted to 8.30am to 4.30pm, with no loud music or parking across driveways.


Answers to Committee Member Questions


4.       Councillor Janio was informed that the neighbouring properties have extensions. The agent confirmed that the lounge windows are part of the original house, not the extension, with two facing south.




5.       Councillor Yates stated that the approval of the parish council did not carry a lot of weight. The councillor considered the development proportionate and support the application.


6.       Councillor Shanks considered the proposals to be reasonable.




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


8.       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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