A Totton councillor describes home planning application in Rushington as a 'bungalow on steroids'

Cllr David Harrison

Cllr David Harrison

First published in New Forest Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter, New Forest

A TOTTON councillor has described a planning application to expand a home as looking like “a bungalow on steroids”.

Members of the town council hit out at proposals to turn a bungalow in Lackford Avenue, Rushington, into a large “barn-like” structure.

They agreed to urge New Forest District Council to reject the application to extend the property.

Proposed changes to the roof were outlined at a meeting of the town council’s planning and transport advisory committee.

Town clerk Derek Biggs said: “It’s one of the most unusual designs I’ve ever seen. It’s almost like a barn.”

Committee members complained that people who could not afford to move house were seeking consent for large and out of character extensions to their existing homes.

Cllr David Harrison said: “We’re getting bungalows on steroids. They’re expanding in all directions.”

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10:53am Sun 13 Apr 14

S Pance says...

Yet the Councillors are happy to allow McDonalds on the Red Lion site! It looks far worse than this!!

Compare the plans for both developments then tell me why McDonalds has been waived through yet the bungalow is being challenged.

Follow the money.
Yet the Councillors are happy to allow McDonalds on the Red Lion site! It looks far worse than this!! Compare the plans for both developments then tell me why McDonalds has been waived through yet the bungalow is being challenged. Follow the money. S Pance
  • Score: 21

1:22pm Sun 13 Apr 14

cliffwalker says...

S Pance wrote:
Yet the Councillors are happy to allow McDonalds on the Red Lion site! It looks far worse than this!!

Compare the plans for both developments then tell me why McDonalds has been waived through yet the bungalow is being challenged.

Follow the money.
I suppose they may have taken into account that the house is in the middle of a residential area and the Red Lion site in in the middle of a commercial area.
[quote][p][bold]S Pance[/bold] wrote: Yet the Councillors are happy to allow McDonalds on the Red Lion site! It looks far worse than this!! Compare the plans for both developments then tell me why McDonalds has been waived through yet the bungalow is being challenged. Follow the money.[/p][/quote]I suppose they may have taken into account that the house is in the middle of a residential area and the Red Lion site in in the middle of a commercial area. cliffwalker
  • Score: 2

8:43pm Sun 13 Apr 14

derek james says...

S Pance wrote:
Yet the Councillors are happy to allow McDonalds on the Red Lion site! It looks far worse than this!!

Compare the plans for both developments then tell me why McDonalds has been waived through yet the bungalow is being challenged.

Follow the money.
the government have created a situation where house prices are unaffordable for young couple and first time buyers.i have worked in the building industry for 40 years and i have never seen so many loft conversions being done by parents so their offspring can live in the same house sometimes with a family. then they complain when the parents try to make the house bigger.meanwhile the likes of cameron with second house bought on expenses make a nice profit renting it out
[quote][p][bold]S Pance[/bold] wrote: Yet the Councillors are happy to allow McDonalds on the Red Lion site! It looks far worse than this!! Compare the plans for both developments then tell me why McDonalds has been waived through yet the bungalow is being challenged. Follow the money.[/p][/quote]the government have created a situation where house prices are unaffordable for young couple and first time buyers.i have worked in the building industry for 40 years and i have never seen so many loft conversions being done by parents so their offspring can live in the same house sometimes with a family. then they complain when the parents try to make the house bigger.meanwhile the likes of cameron with second house bought on expenses make a nice profit renting it out derek james
  • Score: -4

9:03pm Sun 13 Apr 14

S Pance says...

cliffwalker wrote:
S Pance wrote:
Yet the Councillors are happy to allow McDonalds on the Red Lion site! It looks far worse than this!!

Compare the plans for both developments then tell me why McDonalds has been waived through yet the bungalow is being challenged.

Follow the money.
I suppose they may have taken into account that the house is in the middle of a residential area and the Red Lion site in in the middle of a commercial area.
Check the plans
[quote][p][bold]cliffwalker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]S Pance[/bold] wrote: Yet the Councillors are happy to allow McDonalds on the Red Lion site! It looks far worse than this!! Compare the plans for both developments then tell me why McDonalds has been waived through yet the bungalow is being challenged. Follow the money.[/p][/quote]I suppose they may have taken into account that the house is in the middle of a residential area and the Red Lion site in in the middle of a commercial area.[/p][/quote]Check the plans S Pance
  • Score: 2

7:48pm Mon 14 Apr 14

forest tony says...

You have to love Councillor David Harrison, not only is he extremely active, he has a sense of humour, something really missing in our usual stuffed shirt councillors! Keep it up David!
You have to love Councillor David Harrison, not only is he extremely active, he has a sense of humour, something really missing in our usual stuffed shirt councillors! Keep it up David! forest tony
  • Score: 3

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