PROPOSALS for a two-storey extension to a detached property in large grounds were granted despite a neighbour’s objection.
The application was made at Kadia, Heath Lane, Willaston, by Carl Weaver.
Mr Weaver told planning officers at Cheshire West and Chester Council he was seeking approval for the new-build, including a first-floor balcony at the side of the dwelling and a porch at the front.
The house is set well back from the road and has an entrance drive and high gates.
A neighbour sought confirmation the floor space would not increase by more than the 30% guideline and argued that, as the house was in close proximity, the extension would cause overshadowing of a patio during the afternoon and early evening. It would also have a visual impact on the neighbour.
Although the extensions would add just less than 36% to the floor space, planners did not believe this would have an unacceptable effect on the openness of that part of the borough’s green belt.
The new-build would meet the guidance in the house extensions policy and not be detrimental to the character and appearance of the area.
There would be no harmful effect on the residential amenity of the neighbouring property.
The council agreed the plans could have permission.