Objections lodged against Selsey planning application

ALMOST 30 letters of objection have been lodged against a plan to allow a garage to be used as accommodation.

Members of Chichester District Council’s development control committee (south) are set to consider the plans for the building in West Street, Selsey.

The applicant wants to use the two-storey building as ‘ancillary residential accommodation’ to the main house.

However, Selsey Parish Council has objected to the plans saying it is ‘inappropriate’ and previous conditions should remain in place to ‘protect the amenities of the neighbouring residential properties’.

A total of 27 letters of objection have been received by the council, from 21 households.

The key objections are noise and overlooking concerns, worry the property would be out of keeping with character of the area, flooding issues, parking worries and that it would result in a ‘cramped’ form of development.

Officers have recommended the plan is permitted.

“Since the construction of the building, it is considered the impact on the amenity of neighbouring occupiers would not be significant,” said a report set to be considered by the committee.

The development control committee will meet in the council chamber of East Pallant House at 10am on Wednesday (January 9).