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60 Cranford Road - Erection of 1.5 Storey Gable Extension and Single Storey Extensions to Rear - 190802/DPP


The Local Review Body (LRB) of Aberdeen City Council met on this day to review the decision taken by an appointed officer under the Council’s Scheme of Delegation to refuse the request for planning permission for the erection of a 1.5 storey gable extension and single storey extension to rear of 60 Cranford Road, Aberdeen, Planning Reference 190802/DPP.


Councillor Boulton as Chair, gave a brief outline of the business to be undertaken, advising that the LRB would be addressed by the Assistant Clerk, Mr Mark Masson with regards to the procedure to be followed and also, thereafter, by Mr Gavin Evans who would be acting as the Planning Adviser to the Body in the cases under consideration this day.


The Chairperson stated that although the Planning Adviser was employed by the planning authority, he had not been involved in any way with the consideration or determination of the application under review and was present to provide factual information and guidance to the Body only.  She emphasised that the officer would not be asked to express any view on the proposed application.


The Local Review Body was then addressed by Mr Masson, Assistant Clerk in regard to the procedure to be followed, at which time reference was made to the procedure note circulated with the papers calling the meeting and to more general aspects relating to the procedure.


In relation to the application, the LRB had before it (1) a delegated report by Nicholas Lawrence, Senior Planning Officer; (2) the application dated 16 May 2019; (3) the decision notice dated 15 July 2019; (4) links to the plans showing the proposal and planning policies referred to in the delegated report; and (5) the Notice of Review submitted by the applicant’s agent along with an accompanying statement with further information relating to the application.


The LRB was then addressed by Mr Evans who advised that the review had been submitted with all necessary information within the time limit of three months following the decision of the appointed officer.


Mr Evans then described the site advising that it was a residential plot, located on the South-western side of Cranford Road, on the eastern side of its junction with Cranford Terrace. The plot contained a 1½ storey semi-detached dwelling, which faced onto Cranford Road, along with associated front and rear garden.


He indicated that the dwelling and its adjoining neighbour at no. 62 were of a hipped-roof design, and each had a hipped-roof dormer to front and rear elevations, along with a chimney constructed off the gable wall. There was formerly a flat-roofed garage to the side of the dwelling, but this had been demolished in the recent past.


He intimated that the property did not appear to be in good condition, and the applicant’s supporting statement noted that the house was unfortunately subjected to fire damage in November 2017, which left the interior and exterior in a “poor and unsightly condition”.

Mr Evans explained that the site was located in an area  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.