Present, Dr. S. Dawson,(chairman) M. Turville-Petre, S. Johns, D. Harrod.
The chairman opened the meeting at 6pm.
Planning Application no PF/16/0150 Demolition of two-story semi-detatched dwelling, erection of replacement two-storey dwelling with balcony to rear and associated external works at 9, Bloomstiles, Salthouse,NR25 7XJ.
After detailed discussions, the Parish Councl sent the following comments to the planning officer at North Norfolk District Council,
Salthouse Parish Council rejects this application as submitted and does not approve wholesale demolition of the existing property. However, we would support the renovation and improvement of the property. We consider there is no need to demolish a serviceable building, particularly one that is semi detached. Other houses in the Bloomstiles complex which have had similar reported defects have been repaired without demolition and at minimal cost - dealing with asbestos is not a major problem (as claimed in the application) if dealt with properly, as has been the case with several developments within Bloomstiles in recent years, nor too the other issues mentioned.
The properties in Bloomstiles have a collective style and the design submitted will be totally out of character with the rest of the estate and indeed of Salthouse. There is minimal wood cladding in the estate or Salthouse as a whole. Buildings in Salthouse are predominantly constructed of brick and flint, which has a more traditional appeal in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
It has been noted that the revised plans submitted have reduced the bedrooms from four to three, but this is still a significant increase on what is basically a two bedroomed bungalow. The size and style of the proposed development would dominate Bloomstiles and would lead to an increased demand for parking. There is no additional road parking available at this location and there is a particular problem at the end of the service road where construction traffic would need access and to make deliveries. There is a concern that It would not be possible for emergency vehicles to gain access to properties in Bloomstiles because of works vehicles blocking the road.
The proposed development would have a radical impact on all residents close to number 9, particularly number 11. The size of the proposed development would cause loss of light to number 11 as well as a major loss of privacy. There would also be significant loss of privacy to number 5, and to a lesser extent numbers 3 and 7 and Green Acres, which is to the north of the property. There would be significant disturbance during the demolition and building processes. Not only will Bloomstiles residents be affected, but all holiday homes would be affected by this development, so there will be a considerable impact on the regular holiday makers to the area for some considerable time.