Shropshire Star

Plans to replace bungalow with building twice the size are refused by county planners

Plans to replace a rural bungalow with a property nearly twice the original size have been refused by Shropshire Council planners.

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The plan proposed by applicant TK And L Evans would have seen an existing bungalow and outbuilding on the site, just off the A458 near Rowton, demolished and replaced with a new dwelling.

The council’s planning committee was told that the new property would enable the applicants to downsize from their existing three-storey farmhouse following their retirement from the agricultural industry, while remaining in the area to provide support to the family business.

The proposal had been recommended for outright refusal by council planning officers, who said it was “significantly larger than the existing dwelling and is not sympathetic to the size, mass, character and appearance of the existing structure”.

However the application was considered by the committee after being called in at the request of Loton councillor Ed Potter.