A proposal to erect a detached two storey four bedroom house with associated car parking and replacement garage for No. 30 at land rear of 32 Church Avenue was refused by Bromley Council this week. This decision is significant as the proposal is adjacent to the controversial site at the Rear of 86 to 94 High Street Beckenham (which is awaiting an appeal decision). There are fears that ‘backland’ development behind the houses on Church Road could change the scope of the high density development planned for the Rear of 86 to 94 High Street Beckenham. This decision will be welcomed by local residents.
The reasons for refusal were:
1 The proposal, by reason of its size and siting, would constitute an inappropriate form backland development within a protected woodland, thereby contrary to Policies BE1, H7 and NE8 of the Unitary Development Plan.
2 The proposed development does not provide adequate servicing of the site,
contrary to Policy T17 of the Unitary Development Plan.