APPEAL Over West End House Refusal Fails

3 May, 2023 | Local, Planning

COUNCILLORS have blocked plans for a house in the grounds of a Greenock West End property.

A two-bedroom, single-storey detached house was proposed for the garden of 92 Newark Street, fronting Mews Lane at Westfield Drive.

Council officials refused permission last year and now the householder has lost an appeal against the decision after Inverclyde’s local review body today voted to uphold the original verdict.

Planners said the proposal would “fail to preserve or enhance” Greenock West End Conservation Area by sub-dividing one of the “large plots that characterise the area”.

They also stated that introducing “an additional built form” to Mews Lane was “contrary to its historic and continued development as a sparsely developed rear service lane”.

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