Extension to be passed despite roof fears

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AN EXTENSION which neighbours fear could cause a roof to collapse is set to be given permission by council officers.

The owner of 72 Carisbrooke Road, Southsea, has applied to build a single storey extension to the rear of the property.

But although neighbours have no objections to the idea of the extension, one resident, living at 74 Carisbrooke Road, has e-mailed the council with fears the party wall between the two properties will not be strong enough to support the extension's roof. The neighbour fears water could flood into the property.

Portsmouth City Council planning officer Nicola Frampton said: 'These issues are private legal matters and do not fall within our remit.'