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Site for new Portland homes regarded as ‘too small’
2:00pm Saturday 17th August 2013 in News
A PLAN for three homes in a disused parking area on Portland is being recommended for refusal because the site is too small.
Applicant Paul Turner is seeking outline planning permission to build three dwellings – two houses and a flat – on overgrown land between houses in Woolcombe Road at Weston.
Letters of objection have been written by the owners of neighbouring properties. While they welcome the site being tidied up, they are concerned about properties being overlooked and the fact that dwellings are being crammed into a small space.
A report to Weymouth and Portland Borough Council’s planning committee on Tuesday says the scheme should be refused because the proposed site is of insufficient area for the development.
It adds: “The scheme would result in an unduly cramped development comprising of overdevelopment of the application site providing insufficient space for the potential occupiers, not focusing on the quality of living spaces rather than the moving of vehicles and not respecting local distinctiveness and character of the area.”
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