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18/0589/FUL | Alterations to roof and construction of dormer window to provide first floor accommodation and construction of balcony to rear. | Perrimead Hawkins Lane West Hill Ottery St Mary EX11 1XG
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Mr Gary Sherman (Objects)

Comment submitted date: Tue 10 Apr 2018

Our objection to this proposed alteration remains the same as for the original design, namely:

1. This development within West Hill is comprised almost entirely of single story (bungalow) dwellings which have been architecturally designed to provide the maximum privacy to all properties. At no point in our house or garden can we view, or be viewed by other dwellings within the area. With the proposed development of Perrimead, we would not only be overlooked in our private garden, but also directly into our bedroom and living room. Under no circumstances could this be an acceptable situation.

2. Because of the elevated living space in the proposals, noise, including verbal conversations, would be carried into neighbouring gardens and homes. Likewise, private conversations from other dwellings would be overheard by the occupants of Perimead.

3. We also fear that construction of the proposed first floor living area and balcony would pose a threat to the trees and other plant and wildlife in the immediate vicinity, simply because they are likely to be blocking the anticipated view. Significant natural material has already been removed from this property's garden and this will already have had a negative impact upon wildlife.

4. Further, when the land owned by Perrimead was sold for development, only single story dwelling accommodation was granted, such that privacy for Perrimead was not impacted and was safeguarded for the future. For instance, we have a covenant on our bungalow, which was developed as a result of the Perrimead and The Haven land sale and which prevents any development into our loft space or adding additional height to our roofline. Allowing such development as that proposed for Perrimead would be showing unfair consideration to the owners of that property and establishing one law for them and another for all other dwellings in the vicinity.

The owners of this property have already negatively impacted the natural environment with removal of trees and other plant life and are now seeking to make alterations that would violate the established profile of the immediate vicinity. Such changes would, without a shadow of doubt, prove to be a great impact on neighbouring properties and the quality of life that people here enjoy. I must therefore reinforce our objections, in the strongest possible terms at the proposed alterations to this property.

We would, upon request, be happy to provide photo evidence of the privacy impact that we have claimed in this objection. Further, should the planning committee see fit for a site visit, we would be more than happy to accommodate.

Gary & Jean Sherman

Comment submitted date: Sun 25 Mar 2018

With reference to 18/0589/FUL
Beech End
Hawkins Lane
West Hill
Devon
EX11 1XG

Tel - 01404 812420

26th March 2018

Reference 18/0589/FUL

Dear Sir or Madam,
With regard the planning application for:
Perrimead,
Hawkins Lane
West Hill
EX11 1XG

We are vehemently opposed to the proposal in its entirety. The reasons for our opposition are as follows:

1. This development within West Hill is comprised almost entirely of single story (bungalow) dwellings which have been architecturally designed to provide the maximum privacy to all properties. At no point in our house or garden can view, or be viewed, by other dwellings within the area. With the proposed development of Perrimead, we would not only be overlooked in our private garden, but also directly into our bedroom and living room. Under no circumstances could this be an acceptable situation.

2. Because of the elevated living space in the proposals, noise, including verbal conversations, would be carried into neighbouring gardens and homes. Likewise, private conversations from other dwellings would be overheard by the occupants of Perimead.

3. We also fear that construction of the proposed first floor living area and balcony would be a threat to the trees and other plant and wildlife in the immediate vicinity. Since Perrimead has been purchased by the current occupants, we have noticed significant tree and woodland removal from the gardens. I conclude that this application is driven by the desire to obtain a view of the surrounding countryside which is not currently presented. An elevated situation such as development of the loft space into additional living accommodation, would be an obvious benefits to the occupants, while significantly impacting those around them and the mature and long established plant life that currently exists.

4. Further, when the land owned by Perrimead was sold for development, only single story dwelling accommodation was granted, such that privacy for Perrimead was not impacted and was safeguarded for the future. For instance, we have a covenant on our bungalow, which was developed as a result of the Perrimead and The Haven land sale and which prevents any development into our loft space or adding additional height to our roofline. Allowing such development as that proposed for Perrimead would be showing unfair consideration to the owners of that property and establishing one law for them and another for all other dwellings in the vicinity.

I fail to see why the current owners would purchase this property if they were clearly so unhappy with its architectural limitations and situation. They have already negatively impacted the natural environment with removal of trees and other plant life and are now seeking to make alterations that would violate the established profile of the immediate vicinity. Such changes would, without a shadow of doubt, prove to be a great impact on neighbouring properties and the quality of life that people here enjoy. I must therefore reinforce our objections, in the strongest possible terms at the outrageous suggestion that changes to the established living space and use of the elevated areas of the roof space, are made to this property.
We would, upon request, be happy to provide photo evidence of the privacy impact that we have claimed in this objection. Further, should the planning committee see fit for a site visit, we would be more than happy to accommodate.

Mr F G Broom (Objects)

Comment submitted date: Mon 26 Mar 2018

See letter under associated documents

Mrs C M French (Objects)

Comment submitted date: Mon 26 Mar 2018

See letter under associated documents

Comment submitted date: Wed 21 Mar 2018

Please see letter received 21 March on the document tab of our website.

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