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Plan to split nine-bedroom house in two is thrown out

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A PLAN to split a nine-bedroom house into two separate dwellings in Eagle Brow, Lymm, has been thrown out by planning chiefs at Warrington.

Warrington Borough Council planning officers described the proposals as “a cramped form of development with poor provision of private and useable amenity space for future occupiers.”



They also said the proposed development would cause harm to, and loss of, important landscape features within the Lymm Conservation Area.
“The proposal is not considered to preserve the character and appearance of the Conservation Area.”
Provisions of a 1.8m closed boarded fence at the front of the site would result in an incongruous feature within the street scene, officers added.
An earlier proposal to divide the property into a pair of semi-detached houses was refused in 2018.
The original house was built in 1970 but has been extended on several occasions to eventually become a nine-bedroom house.
The application indicated there would be no change in the external appearance of the house, other than provision of a new access. The same people currently living in the property would continue to do so, but as two separate units.

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