City council approves development in historic Winchester against expert advice

Hampshire Chronicle: City council approves development in historic Winchester against expert advice City council approves development in historic Winchester against expert advice

CITY councillors have approved building work in the heart of historic Winchester against the advice of planning experts.

A terrace on King Alfred Place has been the subject of a wrangle since the summer when the Locke family applied for a two-story extension to their home.

That application was rejected and a revised one was submitted.

The Victorian terrace is within Winchester's designated conservation area. Council officers recommended the proposal be rejected because the extension would be 'unduly prominent.'

But at a planning hearing councillors were satisfied with the alterations made to the plans after the initial rejection, and voted overwhelmingly to reject the officers' recommendations.

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4:22pm Tue 4 Dec 12

retiredoldgit says...

I notice the Council planners did not apply the "unduly prominent" argument when granting planning permission for the architecturally awful Brooks development in Winchester, back in the 1990s...
I notice the Council planners did not apply the "unduly prominent" argument when granting planning permission for the architecturally awful Brooks development in Winchester, back in the 1990s... retiredoldgit

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