Wednesday, November 07, 2018
NEW HOUSE CAN BE BUILT IN BRIGG NEAR THE A18
A new house can be built in Brigg near the A18, North Lincolnshire Council has decided.
Brigg Town Council had objected to the property being given the go ahead.
However, the unitary authority has granted planning permission to erect a detached two-storey dwelling on land adjacent to Cemetery Lodge, 30 Wrawby Road.
The successful application was submitted by Daniel Smith.
Brigg Town Council objected to the application for the following reasons:
"Being three storeys (with dormer windows) the design is not in keeping with the surrounding area.
"There are concerns with the entrance/exit opposite from the recreation ground and the proximity to the bus stop.
"There is no existing dropped kerb.
"The replacement of the hedge with fencing is not felt acceptable."
However, a detailed report prepared by North Lincolnshire Council staff for the planning committee of elected councillors recommended approval.
The report said: "It is not considered that the proposal would result in loss of privacy to neighbouring properties as the majority of upper floor windows overlook the parking/driveway area to the front or the private garden to the rear. A single upper floor side-facing window is proposed but this is to be obscure glazed and is a small window serving a landing. A 1.8 metre high fence is proposed to separate the proposed plot from the existing Cemetery Lodge which is recommended to be secured by condition prior to the occupation of the dwelling.
"Due to the siting of the property and its separation distances to the existing neighbouring properties, it is not considered the proposal would result in a significant loss of light.
"The site is to be served be a new driveway and parking area with access off Wrawby Road. The proposed parking area could provide space for two vehicles and the ability to turn.
"The highways team has been consulted and has raised no objection on highway safety grounds in relation to the siting of the access. It is therefore considered there is sufficient distance between the proposed access and the bus stop (opposite the existing Cemetery Lodge access). It is not considered that the single dwelling access would interfere with the recreation access directly opposite to the northern side of Wrawby Road. Highways has advised a number of conditions which are considered to be reasonable and necessary to ensure that the development does not adversely affect the safe operation of the highway."
In a supporting statement sent to planners, Mr Smith, the applicant, said: "There are a small number of mature trees within the site, one of which is in close proximity to the proposed vehicular access point.
"These trees are in good condition and are to be retained. Adequate protection of the trees will be provided during the construction phase. Root growth will not be affected by the development, with the foundations for the new dwelling being sufficiently far away as not to affect stability of the trees."
He added: "The proposed dwelling design has considered existing characteristics of the adjacent properties in the area, particularly 32-38 Wrawby Road. All materials will be in keeping these properties which will allow the new dwelling to blend in. "
PICTURED ABOVE: A view from Wrawby Road looking towards the site of the new property that has now gained approval. It will be "2m back from the face of 32 Wrawby Road, seen on the left." BELOW: Cemetery Lodge - one of Brigg's most distinctive properties.