Scottish Borders Council

Agenda item

Continuation of review of refusal of application for extension to dwellinghouse at 10, Townhead Way, Newstead. 18/01215/FUL. 18/00039/RREF.

Copies of the following papers attached:-


With reference to paragraph 4 of the Minute of 21 January 2019, in respect of the request from Mr K Patterson, per Richard Amos Ltd, 2 Golden Square, Duns, to review the refusal of the planning application for extension to dwellinghouse at 10, Townhead Way, Newstead, there had been circulated copies of a statement from the Appointed Officer on the new information submitted with the Notice of Review and a response from the applicant.  Also re-circulated were the review papers including Notice of Review (including the Decision Notice); Officer’s Report; consultations; and a list of relevant policies.  In their discussions Members had regard to the officer’s submissions and accepted that there would be some loss of daylight to the adjoining neighbour’s kitchen window and door.  However, they also took into account mitigating factors including a letter of support from the affected neighbour, the modest scale of the extension, the improvement to privacy of the neighbouring property and that the impact of the extension on sunlight to the neighbour’s window and door would be minimised due to the proposed building being located to the north of that property.





(a)          the review could be considered without the need for any further procedure on the basis of the additional written submissions and the papers submitted;


(b)          the proposal would be in keeping with the Development Plan; and


(c)          the officer’s decision to refuse the application be reversed and planning permission be granted, subject to a condition, for the reasons detailed in Appendix II to this Minute



Councillor Ramage re-joined the meeting.


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