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Permission granted for Firsdown home extension
8:50am Wednesday 30th January 2013 in News
A FAMILY in Firsdown have been given permission to extend their home.
Nathaniel and Helen Bravery wanted to extend their home in Firs Road by 2.7 metres at the rear and 2.4 metres at the side and, despite objections from neighbours and the parish council, Wiltshire Council’s southern area planning committee voted in favour of granting them planning permission at a meeting held on Thursday.
Neighbours Graham and Patricia Richardson said the couple’s proposal was essentially a rebuild rather than an extension and they could extend more to the rear rather than the side, which would cause issues of overlooking.
Mrs Bravery said they moved to Firsdown for a better quality of life for themselves and their children, but needed more space and the plot size has space for development.
The parish council also objected to the plans and a recommendation for refusal was put on the table but this motion failed and Wiltshire Council’s southern area planning committee voted in favour of allowing planning permission.
Councillor John Smale said: “We’re told this is going to be overbearing but the one on the right looks far more overbearing. It grates on me to say I can’t support the parish council but Firs Road is higgledy-piggledy and this is a very doable plan.”