Planners block project

PLANNERS have refused to give the go-ahead to an extension at a Fenland home – even though building work has already started. Tony Laws says he will appeal against the decision by Fenland District Council s planners and insists he did not realise he neede

PLANNERS have refused to give the go-ahead to an extension at a Fenland home - even though building work has already started.

Tony Laws says he will appeal against the decision by Fenland District Council's planners and insists he did not realise he needed planning permission for a two-storey extension to his home in March Road, Friday Bridge.

"I thought it was going through and there would be no objections to it," he said.

The application was to build above a single-storey flat roof and demolish a two-storey extension at the back.


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In the decision notice, the extension was refused because planners believed it would be out of keeping with the home and the surrounding area, and "have an incongruous and dominating impact upon the existing dwelling and the street scene".

Mr Laws said: "The details I received through the post said it was recommended for approval, and I couldn't see that there was a problem with what I wanted to do. Work will now have to be put on hold while I sort all this out.

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