Council refuses Leckhampstead replacement dwelling application
West Berkshire Council has refused to grant permission for a replacement dwelling.
Mr and Mrs Matthew Newitt applied for permission to demolish an existing single-storey dwelling, outbuildings and barn and to replace these with a large detached two-storey dwelling with a detached garage/outbuilding at their property known as Woodside in Wantage Road, Leckhampstead.
The proposal also sought to close the existing access onto Wantage Road and instead use the existing agricultural access located to the southeast and create a new driveway to serve the new buildings to the north of the site.
But the council refused the application on Friday, October 6, saying the increased height and design would “result in an oversized dwelling within a visually prominent position.”
It added: “The moving of the dwelling, along with the introduction of a domestic driveway into the existing agricultural field, will increase the overall domestic curtilage.”
The appeal status is currently unknown.