End-of-terrace house given council backing

Councillor Mike Morgan feared granting permission for the flat would set a 'precedent'. Pic Steve Robards SUS-150414-132514001

Councillor Mike Morgan feared granting permission for the flat would set a 'precedent'. Pic Steve Robards SUS-150414-132514001

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Plans to build an end-of-terrace house in Henfield have been backed by councillors, subject to clarification on parking and rights of way issues.

Members of the Horsham District Council planning committee (south) delegated the plan for approval when they met at Chart Way, Horsham, on Tuesday.

The application related to a property in South View Terrace, Henfield.

Applicant Suzanne Sutherland proposed to build a new house onto the side of her end-of-terrace property in South View Terrace.

The new home would replace an existing garage.

Councillor for Pulborough and Coldwaltham Paul Clarke said he was concerned that parking spaces would be lost by replacing the use of the garage.

He said: “By my maths, two spaces would be lost if you remove the garage.

“I can’t see how these spaces have been replaced and there will be more cars on the road as more people will be living in the property.”

The committee voted to delegate the plan for approval with 14 votes in favour, one against and one abstention.

Miss Sutherland also submitted a second application to retain a self-contained flat in the lower ground floor of the same property.

Councillor for Henfield Mike Morgan said he feared granting permission for the flat could set a precedent for other home owners.

He said: “There are four other properties along this road which could be converted similarly.”

Again, the committee delegated the plan to be approved subject to clarifications from West Sussex Highways.

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