Concerned residents, recently got in touch with the FOCUS team regarding an application by the freeholder of two blocks of flats in Kelso Close, as they wanted to add an additional floor.
The local planning authority has now issued a refusal decision notice on the application. The reasons for refusal were:
A.2(1)(a) by way of insufficient parking provision to serve the occupiers of the proposed new units resulting in increased parking stress to the detriment of existing and future occupiers of the blocks of flats and neighbouring residents.
A.2(1)(g) by way of detrimental impact on the amenity of neighbouring premises as a result of overlooking and loss of privacy.
Of course, developers could appeal, but in this case, we suspect they will be hard-pressed to find ways to mitigate these reasons.