Bay extension

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PLANNING permission was given for a two storey extension to a house in Robin Hood’s Bay despite objections from neighbours.

Michael Sutton of Hipperholme in Halifax proposed extending the house in Thorpe Lane, Robin Hood’s Bay with the extension that was described as shallow but running the full width of the rear of the semi-detached house.

Initially it was also proposed to add upstairs French windows and a Juliet balcony to the house but the proposal was withdrawn when neighbours complained that they would overlook their houses and would set a precedent for others in the area.

The proposal for the two storey rear extension built in materials matching the present structure was described as modest by planning officers.

Recommending approving the plan the officers said that it would not have a significantly detrimental impact on the residential amenity of the neighbouring occupiers and would be in keeping with the character and form of the house.