Bungalow plans approved for “derelict” garage site

Councillors have given the green light for a bungalow to be built on a Rugeley garage site.

Cannock Chase Council Civic Centre, in Beecroft Road
Cannock Chase Council Civic Centre, in Beecroft Road

It comes just two weeks after they turned down plans for a house on another block in the same estate.

The garage court on land between Durham Drive and Uplands Green is set to make way for a detached dormer bungalow.

Members of Cannock Chase Council’s planning committee heard at their meeting on January 27 that the site had become derelict.

A report said: “The garages were originally designed to provide off-street parking for many of the surrounding properties. In recent years however the garages are underused with most residents choosing to park their vehicles on street adjacent to their dwellings.”

There were no comments received from residents on the plans. But Rugeley Town Council said the proposal was over-development of the site in an area already heavily developed.

Committee members voted unanimously to approve the plans for the two bedroom property.

Councillor Zaphne Stretton said: “I know this particular area quite well and it’s very derelict. This will enhance the area and once again make it look very smart.”

Councillor Alan Pearson said: “This is a really good development of a really derelict site.”

Earlier this month the committee voted to refuse plans for a three bedroom detached house on a garage site on the corner of Flaxley Road and Davy Place.

They were concerned the new property would have an overbearing effect on a neighbouring house, as well as taking away parking spaces for other residents.

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