Plan to build new house in a back garden sparks complaints

Melton Road in Melton. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

Melton Road in Melton. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS - Credit: Archant

Neighbours have hit out against a plan to build a new house in a back garden as “unnecessary”.

However despite 15 people writing in to oppose the plan in Melton Road, Melton, developers say it will have a "negligible impact on residential amenity".

If the plan is approved by East Suffolk Council's planning committee this week, it would see a two to three-bedroom one and a half storey house being built in the back garden of an existing semi-detached home.

Last and Tricker Partnership, the agent for the development, wrote in a covering letter in support of the planning application: "It is considered that development of the proposed two to three-bed dwelling is unlikely to result in the over intensification of Daines Lane.

"The proposed dwelling would be set back from Daines Lane a suitable distance from adjacent neighbouring properties, such that impacts overlooking and loss of light would be negligible."

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However nearby residents have objected to the plans, with one saying: "We do not need another development in someone's back garden.

"We have enough housing in the surrounding area.

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"Any further development will alter forever the character and uniqueness of the area."

However East Suffolk Council has recommended the development be given outline planning permission, subject to a series of conditions.

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