PLANNING officials at Solihull Council have recommended the redevelopment of a house in Dorridge despite a raft of objections from its neighbours.
A detached house in Kingscote Road, could be demolished to make way for two new homes.
Residents of Kingscote Road have raised opposition to the plans, which they say would reach over the current house’s footprint.
Loss of trees and impacts on neighbours’ privacy were also concerns of the application’s opponents.
But architect Colin Wilcox said: “There is no adverse effect on the amenity of the adjacent properties.”
Planning officials also assert that “the proposed new dwellings will not appear to be squeezed into the plot, or create a sense of over development.
“It is considered that the design, siting, layout, density and scale of the proposed dwellings is acceptable and would enhance the overall character and local distinctiveness of the area by creating a sense of place.”
The proposals suggest two detached two-and-a-half storey houses would be built, but some neighbours insist the homes are three storeys.
Traffic concerns are also grounds for their opposition, with suggestions Kingscote Road is used as a ‘rat-run’ to Dorridge railway station.
Solihull Council’s planning committee is set to meet on April 29 to discuss the application.
It will meet digitally as all council meetings are halted owing to the coronavirus pandemic.