Resident raises concerns over height of new properties on Canford Lane

October 02 2019

Resident raises concerns over height of new properties on Canford Lane

A RESIDENT has raised concerns over the height of two cottages being built on Canford Lane.
The planning application for two semi-detached houses on land next to 24 Canford Lane, including soft and hard landscaping (ref: 18/01087/F) was granted in June 2018.
In August, resident Roger Smith wrote to Councillor Geoff Gollop stating that work on the cottages had recommenced after a period of no work taking place.
He said: “My understanding that the reason for the building work stoppage was because the developer had exceeded the ridge height on the approved plans, and that he was applying for retrospective planning permission to carry on building at the higher ridge line.”
Having seen that the builders were pressing ahead with the construction of the roof on these properties, Roger also asked Councillor Gollop whether he had received any updates from the council’s Planning Enforcement team.
In his response, Councillor Gollop detailed the update that he had received from the planners, which stated: "We investigated these concerns last month formally under a planning enforcement case.
"In discussions with a planning consultant representing the developer, we established that there were inconsistencies with the actual approved plans and that the dimensions of the actual dwellings is as per the plans but they "appear" taller because the plans under sized the existing adjoining buildings.
“Further consideration has been given by the planning authority to the approved plans and the height of the building and the developer’s representatives have made further representations. Following this review the planning authority is satisfied that the pair of houses in terms of their height accord with the detail shown at 1:50 on approved plan 457.210 P5. As such we have closed our case on this matter and advised the developer and their agent that a further planning application will not be required.”
More information about the cottages and the planning application can be found at: https://planningonline.bristol.gov.uk