Contentious proposals to extend a three-bedroom home in Melton into an eight-bed property will be decided by a planning inspector after the applicant challenged the borough council’s decision to refuse planning permission.
Appellant Joe Klimis wants to turn number 31 Beechwood Avenue into a long-term family home, allowing 11 occupants to live there together.
But at a meeting in June Melton Council planning committee refused the proposed extension on grounds including that it would be out of keeping with and detrimental to the area and street scene and that it would create an over intensive development resulting in a detrimental impact upon the residential amenities of adjoining properties.
Neighbours had raised concerns about the sheer size of the development, claiming it would block out light coming into their own homes, also claiming the extended property would be ‘totally out of keeping’ with the whole road and could create an increased noise nuisance.
The appeal lodged by Mr Klimis will be dealt with under the Householder Appeals Service. Copies of all representations submitted to the council regarding the application, before it was determined, will be forwarded on to the appellant and to the planning inspector. The appeal decision will be announced in due course.