PARISH councillors raised concerns that an extension to a detached property should not become a separate residence.
The issue arose at 91 Quarry Lane, Kelsall where plans for the single storey extension at the rear of the home were approved for Mr Charles Colton.
Mr Colton told planning officers at Cheshire West and Chester Council that apart from the 9.6m by 8.2m extension, with an overall height of 5.4m, he was also proposing a 2m deep raised area at the front of the property.
In 2005, plans were agreed for a single storey extension with a pitched roof, also at the rear, which has not been built, according to a report. Kelsall Parish Council suggested the new extension should be subject to a legal agreement to ensure it remained part of no 91 and did not become a separate home.
This would avoid over intensive development on the site. No objections were raised by neighbours.
The new build would be in keeping with the character of the property and the wider area, planning officers suggested. The raised patio to the front would be screened from neighbours. Recommending permission, planners agreed there should be a condition to meet the issue raised by the parish council.