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Plans for five new homes on Fairmile Road, Christchurch, refused by BCP Council

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PLANS to build five homes on an area of land previously used for advertising hoardings have been turned down by BCP Council.

Applicant Mr Meeks applied for two semi-detached and three terraced homes at Fairmile Road, with vehicular access from Mill Road.

There would have been five car parking spaces provided for the open market properties.

The homes would be built on Fairmile Road, with vehicle access via Mill Road (picture: Google)
The homes would be built on Fairmile Road, with vehicle access via Mill Road (picture: Google)

The application stated: "The application site is located on previously developed land within a sustainable location close to Christchurch town centre. The site is therefore ideally located to accommodate new dwelling houses."

But it was turned down by the council on the grounds that it would appear cramped and out of keeping with the area.

It also received two objections, with concerns raised over the impact on local parking, an increase in traffic and the loss of green space.

A council report added: "The private amenity space being proposed for each dwelling would be unacceptably small in comparison to the properties they would serve.

"The size of the proposed gardens would be insufficient to meet the recreational and domestic needs of future occupiers. Consequently, occupiers of the proposed development would not enjoy adequate living conditions."

The application had received one letter of support, with a resident stating: "The proposal is in my opinion perfect for this area of land, whilst providing much needed new build family housing in Christchurch and it will be nice to see this land area utilised having remained dormant for many years with a surround of unattractive fencing and poster hoardings."

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