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STAFFORDSHIRE: Lichfield last 2021 planning

STAFFORDSHIRE: Lichfield last 2021 planning

Lichfield planning 29/11/21 location plan, from public reports pack

Councillors at Lichfield District Council held their last planning committee meeting of the year this evening (Monday 29th November) and voted unanimously to approve the only application on the agenda.

The proposal – to build an extension on a property in Armitage near Rugeley, along with a new detached two-storey house – was recommended for approval by officers.

The applicants plan to knock down a garage and build a new three-bedroom house with two parking spaces (incorporating integral garage) plus a new driveway.

They also plan to extend their existing property, to provide a bathroom and fourth bedroom as well as allowing for reconfiguration of the ground floor.

Armitage with Handsacre Parish Council objected to the application, as they felt it would reduce the amount of street parking available in the area.

They said in a written submission: “The councillors feel the further widening of the driveway will create even more loss of parking amenities for the local shops and still believe that this could be detrimental for the wellbeing of the village amenities nearby and cause further traffic chaos on this busy road.”

Councillors heard that none of the businesses had objected to the application, however one resident did submit an objection.

They said residents on New Road had endured two years of building works at another property on the road, and that they felt this application would lead to further disruption.

The submission said: “Before you allow this application to go ahead there needs to be consideration given to all the traffic that travels along new road [sic] daily.

“It may be useful for the council to complete an assessment of actual traffic along new road [sic] to then plan how best to resolve this issue.”

The application was passed, with a condition that the applicant must submit a Construction Management Plan to be approved by the council before work can begin.

They also stipulated that there must be a landscaping scheme and relevant tree protection measures put in place.

The applicant will also have to pay for changes to road markings as a result of the new driveway being added.

A report provided to councillors said the proposals had been significantly revised during the course of the application process, including a reduction in the overall height of the building and taking into consideration the affect on the highway and neighbouring properties.

Words: Richard Price, Local Democracy Reporter

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