A BUNGALOW in Sutton has been given the go-ahead to be demolished, despite concerns it would be overbearing to a neighbour.

Craven District Council’s planning committee had been asked by officers to give permission to the plans at Roseneath, The Accres, to allow a large bungalow to be taken down and two two-storey houses to be built in its place.

The site is accessed via an access road which connects to West Lane to the south-east. The access serves several properties.

The application had been referred to committee by Councillor Stephen Morrell who said: “I feel if is overdevelopment for the site and out of keeping with neighbouring properties.

“There will be a loss of amenity to the property to the right though no objection has been received from them.

“It is in close proximity to bungalows which have considerably more garden.”

The committee was told six letters of representation had been received from nine notification letters.

They spoke of concerns of overlooking, the taller properties would have a negative impact on the character of the area and concern of surface water drainage through loss of porous surfaces.

Councillor Richard Pringle said: “I’m surprised the neighbour has not objected. The price of the neighbouring house will go down.”

Councillor Andy Brown asked that if approved, there should be no nett increase in surface water discharge.