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House extension can go ahead
9:00am Sunday 19th August 2012 in News
TRAFFORD’S planning committee went against the views of its officers to approve a house extension - after hearing an emotional appeal from the applicant.
Planning officers had recommended refusal of a scheme for an extension on a house at the corner of Westmorland Road and Windermere Road, Urmston, citing its ‘overdominating and overbearing impact.”
But applicant Adrienne Cooper, supported by ward councillor Kevin Procter, told the planning committee she was puzzled by the recommendation.
In an emotional appeal, she explained that she needed the extension to accommodate her mother who had recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
She said: “I just want to care for her.”
A number of planning committee members said they did not need the emotional sway of her appeal to convince them this should be approved.
Cllr Mike Whetton said: “I looked at it in the cold light of day.
“This is a modest scheme to extend a small house into a modest-sized house.”
The committee voted to approve the scheme.