Decision details

Development Panel- 2/2018/0485 The Annexe, The Anville, Bliterlees, Silloth- Retrospective application for a raised lodge with balcony to be used for holiday letting purposes and addition of boundary treatment

Decision status: Deleted

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No




Rachel Lightfoot spoke on behalf of Mr Warwick against the application


Councillor John Cook spoke on behalf of Mrs Lesley Hope against the application




The report recommended granting permission subject to conditions


The report outlined the application and detailed the main issues within the report as follows:


·  Principle


Considered to be acceptable


·  Design and Materials


Considered to be acceptable


·  Amenity


A satisfactory level of screening can be achieve to ensure to protect residential amenity.

The degree of overlooking is not considered to be significant given the separation distances.


·  Access and Parking


Considered to be acceptable


Questions were asked of the speakers and the officers and debate followed relating to the noise, overlooking distance and privacy/intrusion.


Officers also clarified to members legal issues surrounding retrospective planning applications and unauthorised development


Councillor Billy Miskelly moved to approve the application as per officer’s recommendation; this was seconded by Councillor Jim Osborn.


A vote was taken on the motion, 3 voted in favour, 4 against and 1 abstention, the motion was lost.


Councillor Tony Annison then moved to defer the application pending a site visit.


Members expressed concerns with the overlooking fencing and the levels of noise.


This motion to defer was seconded by Councillor Nicky Cockburn.


Councillor Billy Miskelly then moved an amendment to the motion to defer; this was to obtain further information from officers in relation to boundary treatments. This motion was seconded by Councillor Joe Cowell.


A vote was taken on the amended motion, 8 voted in favour, 0 against and 0 abstentions.


The motion was carried.




Defer for site visit and negotiations in relation to boundary treatment (in relation to overlooking and noise)









Report author: Kelly Hampson

Publication date: 13/12/2018

Date of decision: 11/12/2018

Decided at meeting: 11/12/2018 - Development Panel

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