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Overlooking by planned flats leads to refusal of proposal

PLANS to replace a Bognor Regis house with nine flats have been rejected.

 

Arun District Council planning officer Simon Davis said the scheme in Victoria Drive would have a harmful overbearing impact on the occupiers of one of the neighbouring properties by stopping them from being properly able to enjoy their rear garden.

 

The proposed rear car park, and the traffic that would be generated, would also have a harmful impact on the neighbour and those who live at the rear of the application site.

 

He says in his report: “Local residents object on the grounds that there is already too much high-density housing on Victoria Drive and that the proposal will result in harm to the character of Victoria Drive.”

 

The application by Sam Quinn was to demolish the existing house and build a three-storey block of flats in its place.

 

Six of the flats would be one-bedroom. The other three would have two bedrooms.

 

A total of 29 letters of objection were received by Arun from residents in the area. They were concerned about loss of light and overlooking among other matters.

 

inadequate parking was another concern. Bognor Regis Town Council made no objection.

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