A GARAGE in Curdridge will now be used as a holiday let.

The plans for Pound Copse in Botley Road had received nine public objections.

But at a Winchester City Council committee on June 18, applicant Andrew Jennings was given the green light.

No objectors spoke at the meeting but complaints made in writing included: access problems; setting precedent on future plans; out of keeping; loss of privacy; noise and general disturbance; overlooking; out of keeping and; highway safety.

Curdridge Parish Council also held a meeting residents to air their concerns.

The report from this reads: "Several neighbouring residents were in attendance and strongly objected to this application.

"They were extremely concerned that this property is not suitable as a holiday let, due to its proximity to neighbouring properties, which would cause noise and light pollution, as well as overlooking and loss of privacy.

"They were also concerned about the increased traffic, due to the location and the severe lack of visibility exiting the properties here; there is a scrap car business on site that already causes excess vehicular traffic and disturbance, as toxic waste is regularly burnt on site."

The complaints were analysed by the nine committee members.

Cllr David McLean said: "The only person who will be impacted by this change of use is the applicant. I don't see anything wrong here."

The plans were permitted by a unanimous vote.