Council set to refuse bid for build new Portsmouth home

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AN APPLICATION to build an extension to a house in Portsmouth is set to be refused, despite support from nearby residents.

The owners of 9 Tipner Lane in Tipner, hoped to be allowed to build a two-storey side extension to their home, to be used as a separate home, and a dropped kerb on to Harbour Way, to allow parking.

Three letters of support were sent to Portsmouth City Council’s planning department.

They argued that there were too few small houses in the neighbourhood, that the proposed building would fit in with other buildings, praised plans for off-street parking and that the development would make good use of an untidy piece of empty land.

But in his comments on the application, city planning officer Simon Barnett suggested the scheme should not be allowed.

He said: ‘Similar corner properties in the vicinity are characterised by comparatively spacious plots, and the construction of an additional dwelling would be unduly prominent.’