Her car ended up in a ditch
Neighbours of a property where its owners had applied and appealed for planning permission for an extension are surprised it hasn’t been given the green light. Owners of 517 Mansfield Road, the last house before the roundabout linking A60 Mansfield Road and A614 Ollerton Road in the north of Redhill and opposite the Esso petrol station, had applied for an extension to the back of the property.
It was for a hip to gable roof extension and upgraded boundary treatment to the street scene. This was rejected by Gedling Borough Council on November 19 2021. The house is undergoing a full renovation.
The following reason was given: “It is considered the proposed development would result in a disproportionate addition to the building and would therefore represent inappropriate development, which is by definition, harmful to the Green Belt. The proposed development would result in an increase in floorspace to the building greater than 50 percent and an increase to the mass of the building.
“There are no very special circumstances that would outweigh this harm.”
The homeowners appealed the decision with the Planning Inspectorate but, according to a council document, this was dismissed recently too. And neighbours to the property on Mansfield Road have said they are surprised the plans have not been approved.
Natalie Corpe, 36, a self-employed business owner, said: “I didn’t even notice anything until work actually started on it. All the properties out here are extended at the back though.
“There’s traffic noise out the front, but apart from that it’s quiet. I hope they get it sorted.
“Everyone knows each other along this little stretch, and everyone has lived here for a long time. They’re all really friendly.”
Princy Simon, 39, who works at Nottingham City Hospital, said: “The work hasn’t been too loud. It’s been alright.
“It’s very busy out the front, but nice and quiet out the back. We are OK here and don’t have any problems.
Alex Locke, 23, who works for biogas company BioWatt, said: “I don’t think anyone has any issues with it here. It’s mostly families around. It’s quiet enough, I never see anyone on there in all honesty though. It’s been boarded up in the last week too.”
Another resident on the road, who did not want to be named, said: “The building was sold as the previous couple living there got divorced, and the couple that have bought it are lovely. During the pandemic, I believe they applied to change it the way they wanted to, which is why it’s being done from top to bottom.
“The extension wouldn’t have been different to anyone else’s on this road. We extended ours many years ago, and we’ve got no objections, everything has been fine.
“I’ve never seen anyone work like the people that have worked on that house. There’s been a bit of dust but we haven’t been bothered by it at all.
“The views are spectacular out the back, you see no end of wildlife and deer. It really is a wonderful place to live, we’ve been here for about 40 years, it’s beautiful.”
Written by: thehitnetwork
Her car ended up in a ditch