'Un-neighbourly' Sandhurst plans thrown outBy Becky Barnes
November 01, 2012
Plans to build a detached outbuilding in the back garden of a home in Sandhurst were branded ‘unneighbourly’.
Bracknell Forest Council’s planning committee refused permission at its meeting on Thursday, October 18, for a four metre high tool store and summer room to be built next to a sauna in Park Road.
Sandhurst Town Council commented the plans were ‘overbearing’ and ‘intrusive’ to adjoining properties and two neighbours also wrote letters of objection.
Neighbours felt the structure would be too big and would block sunlight. Concerns were also raised about the removal of trees and the building was not in keeping with the landscape.
Borough council officers recommended the plans for approval, but the majority of councillors voted against the plans.
Councillor Michael Brossard offered an alternative motion to refuse the plans on the grounds it would be too big and would cause an ‘unneighbourly form of development’ detrimental to a neighbouring property in Brookside.
Councillors approved this motion.