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‘Mansion’ plan causes upset

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Panning Meeting Lapwing Road Driffield Pictured By Pam Stanforth ps1407-16

NDTP Planning ps1407-16 Panning Meeting Lapwing Road Driffield Pictured By Pam Stanforth ps1407-16

Residents of Lapwing Road, Driffield are urging East Riding planners to turn down a planning application for a new house on Bridlington Road.

Mrs Ann Beal has applied to East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) for planning permission to build a two-storey house with three/four bedrooms and three bathrooms on land north west of her current home, Field House.

But residents of Lapwing Close, whose homes back onto the land are objecting against the proposal amid fears it will become a residential home.

Retire police officer, Karen Wicks of Lapwing Road said: “I live in a five bedroom house, which I think is massive but this is four times bigger. It’s a mansion but this is what happens, an application goes in for a domestic dwelling and then it keeps getting upgraded, eventually I think it will be an old people’s home.”

The residents have formed a campaign group urging ERYC to object to the plans which they believe would obstruct the view from their properties.

Mrs Wicks added: “I’m a firm believer in people having what they want, and if you want to build a mansion that’s fine but on a big enough plot of land, this will be right up to our back fences, all we will be able to see is the roof.”

Driffield Town Council have also written to ERYC to object to the application saying: The Town Council object to this application as they consider the proposals a gross overdevelopment of this small site in addition, it will have a dominant effect on neighbouring properties and directly overlook three homes in the close vicinity have a very adverse effect on their amenity.”

Mrs Beal was not available to comment on the application.

 

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