Decision details

Development Panel - HOU/2019/0234 - 8 Woodside Avenue, Cockermouth - New garage to replace pre fab one (retrospective)

Decision Maker: Development Panel

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No




Barry Wilkinson spoke in favour of the application




The report recommended approval subject to conditions.


The Planning and Building Control Manager introduced the report and confirmed that the development panel had viewed the site from a public viewing point prior to this meeting.


The Planning and Building Control Manager then went through the main issues as detailed in the report.


Principle of Development


A domestic outbuilding within the rear garden of the dwelling is considered appropriate.


Scale and Design


The proposed development is acceptable in scale and design, the proposed extension is subservient to the host property and the materials are acceptable for the dwelling and will not have a detrimental impact upon the character of the locality.




The Highway Authority have responded with no objections as it is considered that the proposal does not affect the highway.


The existing parking arrangements meet the operational car parking requirements for the property.


Residential Amenity


The proposed development would not result in any significant loss of amenity of neighbouring residential properties.


Members noted the representations received in respect of the application, the main grounds of which were set out in the report.


Questions were asked of the speakers and officers and debate followed relating to the size and scale of the garage.


Councillor Horsley moved the motion to approve as per officers recommendations


The motion to approve was seconded by Councillor Grainger.

A vote was taken on the motion to approve, 10 voted in favour, 0 against, 0 abstentions.


The motion was carried.




Permission granted subject to conditions




1. The development hereby permitted shall be carried out solely in accordance with the following plans:

Site Location Plan

Block Plan

Proposed garage


Reason: In order to ensure that the development is carried out in complete accordance with the approved plans and any material and non-material alterations to the scheme are properly considered.




Report author: Susan Hanley

Publication date: 12/02/2020

Date of decision: 11/02/2020

Decided at meeting: 11/02/2020 - Development Panel

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