A NEIGHBOUR objected when plans were put forward to demolish a bungalow and replace it with a two-storey dormer property.
Mrs K Pepper of Chester Road, Malpas, told planning officers at Chester City Council she would be “very overlooked” by the new dwelling, proposed at Maesfen View, Chester Road by J Lewis and would lose her privacy.
Her lounge, bedroom and dining room would lose light and a conservatory, patio and half the garden plus the house would be cast into gloom.
“My house is a small cottage which I have taken great pains to preserve as a cottage,” she said.
The bungalow at Maesfen View is located between two two-storey properties, Chester’s planning board was told in a report.
Dwellings in the vicinity are all of a different character, planning officers pointed out and the change in design would have a limited effect on the surrounding area.
Although the dwelling would represent a significant increase over the existing property, its appearance would preserve the character and appearance of the Malpas conservation area.
Principal planning officer Liz Stone told the board a letter of support had been received from Malpas Parish Council.
The application was recommended for permission and was approved.