Milton Keynes City Council had twice refused Gary Viner’s plan to build a two-bedroom apartment in the garden of an end-of-terrace property on Perran Avenue. Mr. Viner therefore appealed to the town planning inspectorate.
MK Council planners had said this would impact the design of the cul-de-sac, harm the living conditions of number 96 residents and not have enough parking.
Gareth Sibley, a call planning agent, visited Fishermead on January 13 and found that there was plenty of parking available and that the existing property would retain an adequate level of daylight and sunshine .
Mr Sibley’s report concluded: “Considering the width of the road and the very limited number of vehicles that would pass through the dead end, I am convinced that the additional cars parked on the road would not have an unacceptable impact on the road. road safety. the residual cumulative impacts on the road network would not be serious either.
Government Inspector Chris Preston backed up his colleague’s findings saying the proposed development would be appropriately designed and would not cause damage to the character and appearance of the street scene.
Mr Peston’s decision was announced on March 4. She overruled the council’s objection and granted Mr. Viner permission to build a two-bedroom penthouse with parking and landscaping.