On the Northern Area Planning Meeting agenda for 22 November was an application to convert a 3-bed terraced house in Galahad Close to two flats. I requested this be brought to committee because of concerns expressed by neighbours who were worried about parking, overlooking and poor access to the conversion. Surprisingly Cllr North thought it was wrong to bring the matter to committee he thought the application was perfectly acceptable and should go ahead. The most bizarre comment in the debate came from Cllr Mrs Whiteley who also supported the application arguing there were no parking problems on King Arthur’s Way. She found plenty of spaces when driving around at 4:30pm.
The committee went against officers’ recommendations and rejected the application on the grounds of poor access. I will be following up neighbours concerns regarding parking in the area with Testway Housing and Hampshire Highways.