Plan for homes is thrown out

PLANS to build five houses on land behind 18-34 Rangemore Drive have been thrown out by town planners.

Eastbourne Borough Council’s planning committee have refused permission to re-develop a garage block and rear gardens and build two pairs of semi-detached two-storey houses with garages, a detached two-storey house with integral garage and alterations to existing vehicular access to Rangemore Drive.

Some 26 objections and two letters of support were presented to the planning committee and members were told

a previous appeal by developers had gained some support from a government planning inspector who said “the change would not be so adverse as to warrant withholding outline planning permission for the scheme sought”.

They were told that refusing permission for the outline planning application would be unreasonable and the council would be liable for an application for an award of costs in the event of an appeal.

But councillors turned down the application saying the development would result in a loss of light and view, it would change the outlook and the design was not in keeping with the surrounding area.