Setback for plan to build six-bed home in Burnley
1:02pm Tuesday 5th March 2013 in North West
A BID to build a six-bedroom home on the edge of a regeneration area in Burnley has met with a setback.
Outline plans by MUFASAS Ltd for land to the east of Perth Street were knocked back by borough planners in March 2012.
An appeal was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate.
The site was previously home to 10 terraced homes and yards before it was bulldozed as part of housing clearance works along the Accrington Road corridor.
But planning inspector Beverley Doward, dismissing the appeal, was unhappy with how the fenced-off property would fit in with the rest of the estate.
She said: “The proposed use of a one-metre wooden fence all around the property and the large expanse of fenced side garden to the north would be out of keeping with its surroundings and would appear incongruous to the identity of the area.”
The land is also included in wider redevelopment proposals for the area, which may involve a compulsory purchase order.