Issue - meetings

20/00974/HOUSE - 19 Blind Lane, Goldhanger

Meeting: 16/12/2020 - North Western Area Planning Committee (Item 141)

141 20/00974/HOUSE - 19 Blind Lane, Goldhanger pdf icon PDF 554 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Service Delivery (copy enclosed, Members’ Update to be circulated)*.


Application Number



19 Blind Lane, Goldhanger


Double garage with room in roof to the front of existing dwellinghouse




Paul Lonergan - Paul Lonergan Architects

Target Decision Date


Case Officer

Hannah Bowles



Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

Member Call In from Councillor M E Thompson - Reason: Goldhanger Parish Council has asked me to call this in as they support the application.  The relevant policy is D1, in particular items a & b.


Following the Officer’s presentation, Councillor Elaine Wells speaking on behalf of Goldhanger Parish Council addressed the Committee.


The Chairman moved the Officer’s’ recommendation that the application be refused for the reasons as detailed in Section 8 of the report.  This was duly seconded.


A debate ensued during which a number of Members commented on the design, appearance and impact of the proposed dwelling.  In response to a question regarding personal circumstances, the Lead Specialist Place provided additional information and guidance.



The Chairman then put the Officer’s recommendation to refuse the application to the Committee and upon a vote being taken it was declared lost.


The Chairman then proposed that the application be approved, contrary to the Officer's recommendation, for the reason that the impact on the countryside and street scene would not cause significant harm, subject to conditions as delegated to Officers.  This was duly seconded and upon a vote taken it was agreed. 


RESOLVED that the application be APPROVED subject to conditions delegated to Officers.


Councillor M G Bassenger joined the meeting during this item of business.