BLUEPRINTS to demolish a bungalow to build two new homes in Lymm have been rejected.

The plans to construct the properties on Grammar School Road were turned down by the development management committee at the Town Hall last Wednesday, January 31, despite being recommended for approval by officers.

If the plans were approved the developer would have been permitted to build two detached five bedroom homes on the land with new access to the buildings. 

The hearing was told how there had been a number of objections to the proposal. 

Cllr Ian Marks (Lymm North and Thelwall - LD) called for councillors to refuse the plans after receiving complaints from a number of residents.

He said: "This is a bad example of what is called garden-grabbing. 

"It is over development and would have a detrimental effect on the street scene. 

"It would overlook the neighbour and would be a traffic hazard as it is located on a sharp bend in the road."

But the applicant Bernard Eaton outlined how he believed the proposed development would make a positive contribution to the area without adversely affecting neighbouring properties.

During the discussions, Cllr Judith Wheeler (Appleton - LD) said she could understand the concerns of residents. 

She said: "We have many roads where the character of the road has been destroyed. 

"Once one building has been developed and then another is developed you can’t object so I have a lot of sympathy with the parish council and residents."

Cllr Joan Grime (Culcheth, Glazebury and Croft - LAB) added that she was 'quite concerned' by the potential problems on the road.

The committee voted to reject the plans after hearing arguments for and against the proposal.