Description of application – Single detached dwelling to the rear of existing property at no. 1 Melbourne Close, Orpington.
Oral representations in support of the application were received were received at the meeting. Photographs from the applicant were received and circulated to Members.
Ward Member, Councillor Fawthrop, objected to the application being a back garden development in the proposed Area of Special Residential Character for the Knowle area that would impact the amenity of 37 Bicknor Road contrary to Policies H7, BE1 and the London Plan.
Councillors Owen and Mellor also objected to the application.
Members having considered the report and representations, RESOLVED that PERMISSION BE REFUSED as recommended, for the reason set out in the report of the Chief Planner with a further reason to read:-
REASON 2. The proposed development constitutes an undesirable form of back land development, sited within a back garden, out of character and scale with the surrounding area and detrimental to the existing level of amenity which the occupants of neighbouring properties might reasonably expect to be able to continue to enjoy contrary to Policies H7 and BE1 of the Unitary Development Plan and Policy 3.5 of the London Plan.