Bungalow is refused planning permission under a new Fenland District Council planning rule

67A Elwyn Road, March

67A Elwyn Road, March - Credit: Archant

A WOMAN who had permission to build a bungalow on a plot behind her garage has been told she can no longer develop the land under a new ruling by Fenland District Council.

hree years ago permission was granted to build a bungalow with up to three bedrooms on land to the rear of 67a Elwyn Road, March.

The idea was initially given the go-ahead in 2001 and was given the green light again in 2010.

To keep the application current, a further plan was submitted in April, but it has now been turned down without councillors getting a chance to have their say.

The refusal was made by officers just two months after a new ruling, called CS16, was put in place to make sure future developers build high quality environments.

The new ruling was made in February this year and forms part of the emerging Fenland local plan core strategy document.

Officers turned down the most recent application at 67a Elwyn Road saying it would result in a cramped development because of a lack of private amenity space for both the existing home and the new bungalow.

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The bungalow, which has been designed with small roof spans to minimise height, is within the development area for the town with the bulk of it built behind the applicant’s garage.

To one side is the rear garden of neighbours, to the other is the tennis courts of the other neighbouring property.

The applicant, Mrs K Hubbard, had allowed for landscaping and garden space.