Home extension approved despite neighbours’ opposition


PLANS for a home extension have been given the go-ahead at Appleton despite opposition from neighbours and local councillors.

Members of Warrington Borough Council’s development management committee decided the scheme at a house in London Road was acceptable as it had no unacceptable impact on a neighbouring house, the defined local character nor the local highway network.
Four objections had been received from neighbours, from Appleton Parish Council and from borough councillor Kenneth Critchley.
Another neighbour supported the scheme however.

The committee was told the part two-storey, part single-storey extension was originally approved in 2020 and had been built.
Although the built scheme did not significantly differ from the originally approved proposals, this consent could not be implemented because information had since come to light which showed inaccuracies in the plans in relation to the position of the boundary between the house and the property next door.
Amendments to the originally submitted plans involved the removal of corners from a ground floor kitchen extension and correction of the boundary line of the site plan

Officers said the principle of a residential extension to an established residential property was acceptable and was considered sustainable development.
There were no unacceptable impacts on the defined local character, or on residential amenity subject to conditions. There are no unacceptable impacts on the local highway network.
For these reasons, they recommended the retrospective plans be approved.


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