Withycombe home fails to get backing
PROPOSALS to build a new two-storey home in Withycombe are not being supported by town planners because it would leave neighbours quite literally in the dark .
PROPOSALS to build a new two-storey home in Withycombe are not being supported by town planners because it would leave neighbours quite literally 'in the dark'.
The owners of 190 Withycombe Village Road have applied to build a two storey detached dwelling in their back garden.
But neighbours George and Mary walker of 188 Withycombe Village Road have written to the council voicing their concerns.
They said: "The proximity of the development to our property and neighbouring property is extremely close.
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"The garden of 192 Withycombe Village Road will literally put in the dark by the structure... (this is) unacceptable to us being the only quadrant of the garden not shielded already by property or trees."
They added that planned windows on the pitched roof would result in the top floor having 'clear and unrestricted views 'into their garden and rear of their house.
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Cllr John Taylor agreed and said: "I'm not very happy with this application...plenty of house for such a small area.
"And it would be overlooking neighbouring properties."
East Devon District Council planners will now consider the plans.