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Homes plan for vacant Keighley site is refused

Sunday, 11 September 2022 21:31

By Chris Young, Local Democracy Reporter

Plans to build homes on a vacant plot of land in the Beechcliffe area of Keighley have been refused.

The application was to build two split level semidetached houses on the overgrown site at Eelholme View Street that is in the middle of rows of Victorian houses.

But the plans have now been refused by planning officers for a number of reasons, ranging from parking concerns to the design of the planned homes.

Submitted by Alf Feather, the application said: “The site lies within a well-established residential area so a housing proposal  is compatible with prevailing land uses land use.”

But planning officers said: “The proposed development would fail to provide a workable and safe access, sufficient and appropriate off-street parking and vehicle turning facilities for two dwellings. The dwellings would result in the intensification of use of a narrow street.

“The introduction of the residential dwellings would have an adverse impact on the amenities of the occupants of (neighbouring) Elsie Street.

“The use of artificial stone facing materials for the proposed development is not informed by a good understanding of the existing built form or context and will detract from the design of the area.”

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