CHARMOUTH parish councillors have objected to plans to build two dwellings at Cove Cottage in Higher Sea Lane following the rejection of original application dismissed on appeal.
The council’s planning committee decided to object to the development on the following grounds:
- It is overbearing on the street scene compared to buildings on either side and along that part of Higher Sea Lane, particularly when the building is considered in its totality as it widens as it goes to the south.
- One originally dwelling is being replaced with two dwellings creating narrow plots which would appear harmfully discordant with the surrounding properties and is contrary to the previous Planning Inspector’s appeal decision.
- The height and bulk of the structure from the south east is imposing on the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and would have an adverse effect on the amenities of the area.
- The design of the living area on the first floor and the angles of the windows overlook towards The Beach House where the living accommodation isn also on the first floor. the west half of the building, sat back as it is significantly overlooks the patio area of The Moorings.
The planning committee raised no objection to the following applications:
- Change of use from guest house to residential at 2 Hillside, The Street.
- Single storey side extension to Brindabella, 15 Downside.
- Single storey extension at Broadlands, Lower Sea Lane