Site visit agreed

Date: Friday 20th October 2017

PLANNERS will visit the site of a proposed four-house terrace at Temple Sowerby, because of concerns about overlooking and its impact on the adjacent conservation area.

Mr. J. P. and Mr. W. H. Terry applied for permission to demolish an existing stone barn and build the three-bedroomed, two-storey dwellings.

However, at a meeting of Eden Council’s planning committee in Penrith on Thursday, planning consultant Daniel Addis said that there would be overlooking of neighbouring homes and that the design was not of sufficient quality to adjoin a conservation area, nor was a terrace sympathetic to the previous agricultural use of the site.

This view was supported by the parish council, which stated that the site was also undevelopable unless permission was obtained for access and suggested that the height would need to be greater than that of the existing barn to accommodate two storeys, while many neighbouring properties were bungalows. Councillors agreed to a site visit.