Posted by: John Brace | 16 February 2011

Planning Committee – 15/2/2011 – Part 6 – Rear extension, Halton Crescent, Greasby

The committee then moved onto consider item 7 – the erection of a two storey rear extension in Greasby. The officer said the main objection had been from a neighbour at number 6. The objection had led to the relocation of the bathroom window which was now obscurely glazed. She referred to the site visit the day before.

Cllr Gardiner (ward councillor for Greasby) thanked councillors for coming to the site visit and said there had been a great deal of concern regarding the extension. She said it was by far the biggest in the area. She said it would lead to loss of light and that it was a large and over dominant building. She also said it was out of keeping and worried that it set a precedent.

Cllr Elderton said he’d been not able to attend the site visit and asked to see a site plan. He was shown a ground floor plan. Cllr Mitchell said the site visit was very beneficial and that the application was within guidelines. He said it was difficult to find reasoned arguments to turn the application down. He moved approval which was seconded by Cllr Realey. All councillors voted in favour of approval.