Thursday, June 09, 2005

Waterloo Road Flats Given Go Ahead

On Tuesday I went to the Council's Planning and Rights of Way Panel to speak against a development in Waterloo Road.

The application was for an extra storey on Napoleon House and Hougoumont House.

Unfortunately the application was passed despite objections by local residents and local residents' association.

I objected on the grounds that there would be no additional parking and the the development would cause disruptions to those living in the two blocks of flats.

In 2002 planning permission was in intially refused for a 4th floor extension to Wellington Court. There was however an appeal and planning permission was granted.

The panel felt that there was no way that the application could be refused on planning grounds and reluctantly approved it.

Conditions were put on the developers. Building work will only be able to take place between 8am and 6pm on Monday - Friday and 9am - 1pm on Saturdays and at no time on Sundays or Bank Holidays. The panel specified that this should also include works confined to the inside of the buildings.

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