A RENEWED attempt is being made to increase the grounds immediately surrounding a large detached house.
The appeal is the latest to arise involving Simon Barry at Briar Manor, Willington Road, Tarvin.
Last year, Mr Barry applied to triple the size of his plot by including part of a field behind the property which had permission in 2008.
An inspector dismissed his appeal after planning officers at Cheshire West and Chester Council refused permission.
The application would change a ‘significant area’ of open rural land into garden, according to his report. The fundamental change would detract from the rural character of the locality.
The inspector said he appreciated Mr Barry’s health problems and reasons for seeking a large garden but such personal circumstances were temporary and did not justify permanent harm to the rural area long after they changed or ceased to be.
The replacement property had been significantly extended, planners pointed out and a large amount of garden had been lost.
Permission was again refused leading Mr Barry to make a renewed appeal.