Appeal over homes scheme

Coun David Henderson
Coun David Henderson

Plans to build six bungalows on the site of an Over Wyre garage will now go to appeal.

An application to develop land on Sandy Lane, Preesall, currently occupied by a car sales and servicing garage, was first submitted in December 2010.

Residents expressed concerns the dormer windows on the new properties would overlook buildings in Sandicroft Place.

And the application was turned down by Wyre Council’s planning committee, chaired by coun David Henderson (pictured), due to an excess supply of housing and the site’s unsustainable location.

It was also thought the original proposal for seven bungalows would be ‘visually detrimental’ to the street scene and character of the area.

In August, applicant Michael Helm, re submitted plans to demolish the existing buildings and replace them with six, two bedroom, dormer bungalows.

The development would provide private rear gardens, frontage amenity space, car parking and bin storage.

However Wyre Council again refused the application due to an excess of housing and the unsustainable location.

Last month an appeal against the council’s decision was lodged and will be considered in the new year.