Wednesday, March 19, 2008

House building plan opposed

A plan to build five homes on the site of an existing house and its back garden in Whickham, Gateshead, are being opposed by the area’s Liberal Democrat councillor, Marilynn Ord.

The plans call for the demolition of the house at 59 Grange Lane. In its place would be one detached and four terraced houses on the garden.

But residents have raised concerns about the housing plans to their local councillors.

“The plan calls for two storey homes to be built here,” said Marilynn. “But all the homes surrounding the garden are bungalows and there are worries about the loss of privacy and the new houses being out of character with the area.

“Access to the terrace will be through Grange Nook, a very small and narrow street which will suddenly find the number of houses on it nearly doubling.

“I feel this is too many houses for too small a space so I am asking the Planning Committee to reject this application.”

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