Neighbours relieved after Melton Council rejects plans to extend three-bedroom Beechwood Avenue property into eight-bed family home

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Beechwood Avenue residents breathed a sigh of relief after Melton Council’s planning committee refused plans to extend a three-bedroom home on their street into an eight-bed property.

Applicant Joe Klimis had wanted to turn number 31 into a long-term family home, allowing 11 occupants to live there together.

But neighbours had raised concerns about the sheer size of the development, claiming it would block out light coming into their own homes and could create an increased noise nuisance.

Two objecting neighbours who spoke during Thursday night’s meeting claimed the extended home would be ‘totally out of keeping’ with the whole road.

Among the councillors to voice concerns was Tejpal Bains ho said: “I have grave concerns about this application which will have a significant adverse impact upon the neighbouring properties.”

The committee refused the application on grounds including that it would be out of keeping with and detrimental to the area and street scene and would have a detrimental impact upon the residential amenity of adjoining properties.