Planning Applications – 17 January 2024

Planning Uploaded on April 4, 2024


1          UTT/23/3198/HHF – LONG VIEW, HIGH LANE

Erection of a detached outbuilding incorporating solar panels to the south   facing roof

The Council previously objected to a similar application at this address in 2019 due to it being out of keeping with the street scene as it is a tall, raised structure close to the front boundary. Buildings along this stretch of High Lane tend to be set back further away from the road. It appears to be out of scale to the footprint of the original host dwelling.

We reiterate those objections and believe that this is even worse than the previous application. We also share the same concerns as the neighbours about loss of light and privacy to their property.

2          UTT/23/3164/HHF – 25 ST JOHN’S ROAD

Proposed ground floor wrap around extension, floor plan alteration, loft conversion with dormer.

No comment

3          UTT/3162/HHF – 3 SANDERS CLOSE

Single storey rear extension & garage conversion with fenestration changes within a conservation area.

No comment

4          UTT23/3161/HHF – 51 CHAPEL HILL

Conversion of loft for habitable accommodation, single storey rear extension,  and the enlargement of existing lightwells to basement to facilitate the use as a  home office.

No comment provided the conditions laid out by Place Services are adhered to.

5          UTT/23/3236/DFO – LAND TO THE EAST OF HIGH LANE

Details following outline application UTT/22/0457/OP for the erection of 30 no.  dwellings, parking, landscaping, access and all associated development – details of layout, scale, landscaping and appearance.

This has already been approved at the Outline Application stage. The Council wishes to seek community benefits in the form of a financial contribution to a community building and, for community safety, the provision of a continuous footway along one side of High Lane to prevent crossing and re-crossing by pedestrians.  Clerk to ask Maria Shoesmith to arrange for a meeting to take place between the Parish Council and the developers to discuss this further. 


Installation of Chiller Unit outside community building 

We have no further comments to add to this but the Clerk will speak to Touchpoint and ask them to consider the visual effect and do as much as they can to ensure the chiller blends more into its surroundings.

7          UTT/23/3116/HHF – 8 LOWER STREET

Two storey side extension

No objection but we would like it noted that this is a poorly presented planning application with minimal detail provided. We don’t really understand the drawings. There seems to be two front door accesses shown and two staircases. Potentially going to see this converted into flats?


Replacement of existing buildings with 2 no. storage units

No comment

For More Information

The decisions on these applications were taken at a Full Council meeting on 28 February 2024. For the minutes for this meeting head to: documents > the Full Council