A TWO-STOREY extension had approval at the side of a Little Neston semi.
The application was made by Mr L Dowling at 14 Ashtree Drive.
Approval was granted for a single-storey extension at the rear of the property in 2002, according to planning officers at Cheshire West and Chester Council.
The first floor of the two-storey extension would be set back and the ridge line would be lower than that of the main house.
No objections were raised by Neston Town Council or by any of five neighbours who were consulted.
The extension would project by more than half the width of the property, which exceeded the guideline, but the difference was not significant enough to justify refusing the development, said planners.
The next-door home is a bungalow and they did not believe the extension would cause any terracing effect or unbalance the pair of semis.
Planners said the new-build would integrate well into the original property. It would be in keeping with its style and character and would not be detrimental to the character of the wider area. There would be no unacceptable detrimental effect on neighbours in terms of loss of privacy, overshadowing or overlooking.
Although an existing garage would become unusable for parking and the extension would occupy part of the driveway, the ground floor of the new-build would provide a garage and two parking spaces would continue to be available on the drive.
Highway officers were satisfied sufficient parking remained.
The application was recommended for approval and Cheshire West and Chester Council agreed permission could be granted.