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58 Gallys Road revised plans 22/01867

58 Gallys Road

Please see my objection to the new plans for 58 Gallys Road… you can make your own comment here… search 22/01867… you can’t object to those things covered by the existing planning applications that have been granted.

Having read the covering letter for the revised plans I note that it states that an outbuilding will be built but then demolished after the work has been completed.

This shows an outbuilding with a very expensive folding door, why would you demolish after going to such expense?

There is also pipe work for water in the outbuilding but the design fails to show this.

The actual house build is ridiculously over built and I am unsure why you would build out so extensively, surely cheaper to buy a house more in keeping with your needs but hey.

Accepting that the first two applications have gone through and this application is essentially a formality, the outbuilding being demolished needs to be a condition of the new application and it needs to be demolished before the owner moves in.

Alternatively, the planning application should be refused for overbuilding, not in keeping with the local area.

Thank you.

Cllr Jon Davey

Back story – Recently bought via probate, two applications went in 22/00078 in January for a loft conversion, 22/00297 in February for “Part single/part two storey front/side and rear extension following demolition of existing garage”.

58 Gallys Road

No mention of knocking the house down but as they got started a couple of months back there seemed to be much of the building being removed and then a few weeks ago, they essentially took off the roof and most of the remaining building, leaving very little of the house… and in the plans it only talked of knocking down the garage!

Residents were worried about neighbours. I checked, they have a party wall agreement in place.

58 Gallys Road

They also were laying foundations for an outbuilding with utility supplies which had not been mentioned in previous applications. They removed all hedges and trees from the rear garden without thought for the neighbours in the process.

58 Gallys Road

This created a lot of concern for the neighbours and I asked officers to inspect the site. Other neighbours complained and the up shot is work was stopped and they were asked to put in a new application.

With planning law, once granted then it’s difficult to revoke and so the only element of this massive overbuild that can be objected to is the outbuilding.

15 responses to “58 Gallys Road revised plans 22/01867”

  1. Richard Nottingham Avatar
    Richard Nottingham

    I think that Jon Davey is wrong and he should stop complaining. Somebody wants to build their dream home and he is crushing their dream. To think that this is being built for someone who is terminally ill and will give them pleasure in their last years of life. Ask yourself this is it harming you if the answer is no then you shouldn’t object.

  2. not sure where you got the terminally ill from… my understanding is the developer plans to live in it with his family… and the development is impacting on residents and so I will stand up, it’s my job as a Cllr…

  3. How could plans have been passed knowing they would be taking the complete house down that was connected to another semi detached house ! Surely that has weakened that house

  4. I think John is a very bitter and jealous person, someone is adding value to their house instead of going through the ordeal of buying a new house, paying stamp duty, solicitors, estate agent etc. John have you got nothing better to do than sit there writing complaintd

    1. You have this wrong. A builder bought a 3 bed semi detached on probate and said he wanted to build an extension. Instead they began pulling it all down which has caused a great deal of stress for neighbours. As the local Cllr it is my job to protect my ward and that is what I am doing.

  5. C chamberlain Avatar
    C chamberlain

    They should be made to rebuild what they have demolished and then follow plans that had been approved – end of. What’s the point of council planning department if builders do just what they want hoping to get @retrospective approval! Council please stand up to these builders! Alternatively, the planning application should be refused for overbuilding, not in keeping with the local area.

  6. They should be made to follow what was approved only and reinstate what they have torn down. Some people honestly have no consideration for others or the planning rules.

  7. Good job getting action on this. It’s outrageous that the developer clearly applied for an extension (notices in the area stipulated an extension) and then progressed to knocking virtually the whole house down. It was obvious when they started the work that they were doing way above what they applied for. We live just down the road and massively appreciate that action was taken. Selfish, flagrant abuse of the application. Well done Jon

  8. Gurmeet Singh Bhullar Avatar
    Gurmeet Singh Bhullar

    I don’t think there is anything wrong to building dream home according to planning permission. On the street other people done extensions bigger than that. After the covid so many people making gym rooms or offices in rear buildings. I don’t think it’s good idea to publish someone’s house pictures like this.

    1. That’s the problem… they didn’t apply to knock down the whole house and start again… they applied to knock down the garage… had they done that they’d have had it built by now… instead they have caused unnecessary stress to the neighbour… people can’t just do what they please, there are rules for a reason.

      1. Gurmeet Singh Bhullar Avatar
        Gurmeet Singh Bhullar

        On the council website there is planning permission for side and rear extension. There is approval for removing walls. The only addition is front 1st floor wall going on beam. I think they were just replacing due to age and structural strength. Work has been stopped for several months, which is a problem for houseowner but also neighbours and residents. People decorate for Christmas but now they have to see this . To be honest its just delay and waste of council’s time.

  9. Dear all my self saab Neighbour round the corner i agree with Gurmeet Singh although i get Jon point but now we have to understand the fact house is down which don’t look too great on the road or the area also builder owner must have put a lot of money into this property Stam duty agent fees solicitor fees many other expanses so as a human we should support the public interest as arguing on this subject only will only Cuse stress to each other and loss to owner and disappointment so i can only request to community to support this application and let the house get build so area will have nice property and increases the area value of property’s. i like to apologies to Jon if this don’t sound too great to you best luck

    1. This is not about the community not letting it happen… there is a legal process… he put in plans and didn’t follow them so had to submit new plans… his delay… residents can respond to the plans but officers can only refuse if it breaches planning law and if locally precedents have been set by others which could be argued in court then decisions are made accordingly. My understanding is that the builder isn’t responding to officers requests for information…. so it’s very much on his shoulders. My concern is for the neighbour who is seeing damp coming through the wall which is going to cost the builder even more money if he doesn’t get on with it.

  10. Windsor resident Avatar
    Windsor resident

    This house is an eye sore, I feel extremely sorry for the joining house. It has made a mess of the road purely because they can’t follow rules. It needs to be fixed asap and the boards surrounding the “ruins” need to be made smarter..

    1. I agree with you. Living in Gallys road it’s a complete eyesore for all of us but especially for the emediate neighbors who have had to put up with it for far too long now. I think the council should act immediately, build up the semi detached house and give the bill to the buyers of the house. It’s obvious that the house next door will be getting damp and very cold

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