Streamers Meadows home plan

PUBLISHED: 07:07 17 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:44 15 June 2010

A PROPOSAL to build a new dwelling in the back garden of a house near a railway bridge in Streamers Meadows has been recommended for refusal by town councillors.

A PROPOSAL to build a new dwelling in the back garden of a house near a railway bridge in Streamers Meadows has been recommended for refusal by town councillors.Mr R Board is seeking outline permission for a dwelling, driveway and parking area on land at 37 Steamers Meadows.At a planning committee meeting last Tuesday, councillors heard all matters were reserved, subject to future consideration. The applicant's plans were for illustrative purposes only.Councillor Michael Teare, reading from supporting documentation, said: "The garden adjoins the railway line and is within the defined area of the town."Former mayor Councillor Sally Casson said: "My only problem with it is access. It is a big area at the back but the access is tight. I can understand why somebody wants to build there."Councillors heard the access would be close to a railway bridge.Councillor Martin McGuire said: "The pavement starts to rise almost immediately where the telephone box used to be."The committee recommended the plan for refusal on access grounds, but councillors said they were not against development in principle.

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