Darwen home plan set for go-ahead

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COUNCILLORS are being recommended to approve a plan for a two-storey detached house in Salisbury Road, Darwen, despite two objections.

Barry Bentley, of Earnsdale Road, wants to build the three-bedroomed home on vacant land opposite the Sunnyhurst Centre.

His previous application for a larger house was rejected by Blackburn with Darwen council planning committee as unsuitable to the neighbourhood.

A government inspector dismissed Mr Bentley’s appeal on the grounds that it would “fail to make a positive contribution to the street scene”.

Now his revised proposal for a single-fronted house is set to get the go-ahead despite two objections from neighbours.

They claim the proposed house is out of keeping with the area and will remove a valuable open space.

They also say there will be a loss of privacy for neighbours as the house overlooks nearby homes.

The objectors are concerned about noise and pollution and the possibility of vermin invading the site.

Officers recommend approval, provided the applicant gives the council £500 towards a new play space for children.

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7:24am Fri 16 Nov 12

Malthus says...

"Officers recommend approval, provided the applicant gives the council £500 towards a new play space for children." It either meets the criteria and standards needed or it does not. Why does Mr Bentley have to pay a fee of £500 to secure the planning permission?.
"Officers recommend approval, provided the applicant gives the council £500 towards a new play space for children." It either meets the criteria and standards needed or it does not. Why does Mr Bentley have to pay a fee of £500 to secure the planning permission?. Malthus
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9:28am Fri 16 Nov 12

djt says...

the land in question is a patch of overgrown shambles. Certainly not valuable open space and is more of attraction for vermin in it's present state than it would be if a house was built there.
the land in question is a patch of overgrown shambles. Certainly not valuable open space and is more of attraction for vermin in it's present state than it would be if a house was built there. djt
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11:18am Fri 16 Nov 12

past it says...

Its "dead land" nothing but waste land, where will the play space for children be? is £500 not a back hander or bribe suggested by the council ? how will it be out of keeping with a row of brand new houses just to the side of it?
Its "dead land" nothing but waste land, where will the play space for children be? is £500 not a back hander or bribe suggested by the council ? how will it be out of keeping with a row of brand new houses just to the side of it? past it
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4:10pm Sun 18 Nov 12

english rose 1 says...

past it wrote:
Its "dead land" nothing but waste land, where will the play space for children be? is £500 not a back hander or bribe suggested by the council ? how will it be out of keeping with a row of brand new houses just to the side of it?
Groaaaaannnnn.......
.......Section 106 Agreements have been in place for years. It is national planning policy whereby developers have to contribute £1,200 per dwelling towards local play facilities.

The Govt recently changed this policy whereby less than £1,200 can be charged for small scale developments - that's why the cost is £500 in this case.
[quote][p][bold]past it[/bold] wrote: Its "dead land" nothing but waste land, where will the play space for children be? is £500 not a back hander or bribe suggested by the council ? how will it be out of keeping with a row of brand new houses just to the side of it?[/p][/quote]Groaaaaannnnn....... .......Section 106 Agreements have been in place for years. It is national planning policy whereby developers have to contribute £1,200 per dwelling towards local play facilities. The Govt recently changed this policy whereby less than £1,200 can be charged for small scale developments - that's why the cost is £500 in this case. english rose 1
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