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Bungalow garden development at 158 Fairmile Road in Christchurch scaled back

PLANS to demolish a Christchurch bungalow for five new homes have been pulled for a new scheme involving just one extra house.

The previous outline plan for 158 Fairmile Road, for four semi-detached three-bed homes and one two-bedroom house, had been strongly opposed after its submission to BCP planners.

158 Fairmile Road (picture: Google)
158 Fairmile Road (picture: Google)

Christchurch Town Council planning committee had raised concerns on the “crammed and unattractive form of development”, its impact on the street scene, the lack of parking spaces and negative effect on traffic movement and density. Fourteen residents also objected.

But members had indicated they would be inclined to support a smaller development of fewer houses with sufficient consideration given to traffic movement and parking allocation.

The original plan was withdrawn, and a new one submitted which retains the bungalow and adds a new four-bedroom chalet to the rear.

Applicant Aspire Architects said: “The new application submission is in response to the objections and comments made on the previous scheme, as well as feedback from the planning officer.”

Two residents have so far objected to the new plan.

BCP Council will decide on the plans after consultation ends on 15th November.

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