Row over whether house can be extended

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A ROW has broken out over whether a detached house can have an extension added.

Councillors at East Hampshire District Council are due to debate the plans for 5 Loxwood Road, Lovedean, at a meeting next week.

The proposals are for a two-storey side extension to accomodate a garage, dining room and a fifth bedroom, plus a single-storey rear extension to replace the existing conservatory.

But Horndean Parish Council is objecting to the plans.

A council report says: ‘The proposed size of the dwelling would have an unacceptable effect on the amenity of the occupiers of the neighbouring properties through loss of privacy and excessive overshadowing.’

One representation says it would be ‘overbearing’.

A council planning officer’s report says the impact on neighbours has been ‘fully assessed’. It adds: ‘The area is characterised by houses of such a size.’

The plans are recommended for approval at the meeting at Penns Place, Petersfield, on January 7 from 6pm.