Calverley house extension plans cause controversy


Plans to enlarge a house in Calverley are recommended for approval by Leeds City Council – despite objections from local residents and Councillor Amanda Carter.

Anthony Clay is aiming to expand his house by raising the height of the roof, adding dormers, a single storey rear extension and converting the garage area into a habitable room at his house in Foxholes Crescent, Calverley.

A planning officer’s report to be considered by councillors on the south and west plans panel this Thursday says the proposals will see the property expand from three bedrooms to five bedrooms.

But eight letters of objection have been received – five for original proposals and three after the applicant amended the plans. Concerns include that the development would not respect the heritage of the village and would be overbearing.

Cllr Carter (Cons, Calverley and Farsley) says the proposed design does not respect that of the host dwelling and wider streetscene.

Proposals can be read in full here.

Planning officers have recommended councillors approve the application, subject to a number of planning conditions, including an insistence that building materials should match existing building.


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