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Neighbours in East Renfrewshire “go nuts” as decision to snub planning bid is overturned
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Neighbours in East Renfrewshire “go nuts” as decision to snub planning bid is overturned 1 year, 7 months ago #1

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Courtesy Barrhead News
By Drew Sandelands
Local Democracy Reporter

PLANNING chiefs in East Renfrewshire have slammed a Scottish Government-appointed reporter after a decision to reject proposals for a house extension was overturned.

East Renfrewshire’s planning committee refused permission for the extension to the property in East Kilbride Road due to its “size and scale.”

But, following an appeal, the reporter ruled the plans could be approved.
Councillor Stewart Miller blasted the decision as “absolutely crass” and said neighbours are “going nuts.”

“All of us were out at a site visit for that,” he added. “We went round the house, we seen the entrance and exit and everyone agreed that should have been knocked back.

“What I’m told is the planner from Falkirk came, he never went into the house at all. He looked at it from one neighbour, looked at it from the other neighbour, looked at it from across the road and passed it.

“If we go out and make a decision on planning rules, what’s the point if they are just going to go and pass it?”

The reporter, Nick Smith, granted permission as he believed the proposal was “generally well designed and sympathetic to the area,” a council report revealed.

He concluded there were “no material considerations which would justify refusing to grant planning permission.”

A one-and-a-half storey side extension, upper-storey rear extension and single-storey side and rear extension can now be built at 99 East Kilbride Road.

Councillor Angela Convery said she felt “quite let down” by the reporter’s decision.

“I’m very disappointed that this one has been overruled,” she added. “It was refused under the proper conditions.”

Councillor Betty Cunningham described the decision as “atrocious.”

Councillor Annette Ireland, who is the planning committee chairwoman, added: “We went out and decided under particular policies why it should be refused.

“In our judgement, knowing the area, it was against these policies. I’m really disappointed with this one.”

A Scottish Government spokesman said the independent reporter made his decision on the planning merits of the case, taking full account of all the information submitted, including representations from members of the local community.

He added: “The reporter carried out a site inspection and was satisfied he had obtained sufficient information from that inspection to make the decision on this appeal.”

Re: Neighbours in East Renfrewshire “go nuts” as decision to snub planning bid is overturned 1 year, 7 months ago #2

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We do not know about the neighbours going nuts, but the Cllrs certainly did.

The relevant section runs for 7 minutes, just slide the red button back to the start.

There is nothing wrong with your sound at the start, it is only Cllr Miller having difficulty talking clearly.


Re: Neighbours in East Renfrewshire “go nuts” as decision to snub planning bid is overturned 1 year, 6 months ago #3

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Could not make this up.

Cunningham.

Thinks they are talking about the building of four commercial units on Busby Road.

Then she thinks it is a house on EK Road at the bridge.

Then she eventually gets it right.

The member of staff corrects her.

Convery

Tells the member of staff "she dinea say that"

"Naw she didnea"

Betty says

"Aye ah did".


Miller

"It no that wan Betty"

"The neighbours are going nuts"

"I am told the guy fae Falkirk went into the hoose on the left, then the hoose on the right, an looked at it fae across the road."

"Didnea go into the curtligae o the hoose, like we done"

Betty

"I bet he wis young"

Ireland

Puts on a tern voice and DEMANDS a reply from the reporter.

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Neighbours

There are only two.

One to the left and one to the right. No one in front and no one to the rear.

Go into the driveway and you will only see a large hedge hiding the road.

A number of very large trees in both neighbours houses hding any view of 99.

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