Objections to stable project

AN APPLICATION to extend a stable block at Horsham to form a one bedroom annexe is before planners on Tuesday.

Horsham District Council officers are recommending councillors grant permission for the plans for 37 Gladstone Road.

A report before the development management committee said due to the nature and size of the existing stableblock building, officers considered the building was suitable for such a conversion.

The existing building could be used for ancillary ‘annexe’ accommodation without the need for planning permission.

Officers said the proposed development was considered to have an acceptable impact on the character and visual amenities of the area and would have ‘no material adverse impact on the amenities of adjoining residential occupiers or on the trees on the site, subject to the imposition of suitable conditions’.

Denne Neighbourhood Council objected as it was felt a separate dwelling was being created and this would be overdevelopment.

A further seven letters of objection were sent to the council by three neighbouring properties regarding noise pollution, loss of privacy and drainage.