Neighbours’ complaints put a block on extension

Councillors met at County Hall in Beverley yesterday to vote on the application.
Councillors met at County Hall in Beverley yesterday to vote on the application.

Controversial plans to build an extension at a cliff-top home in Sewerby have been turned down.

Seven homes in Sea Gate View sent in objections to Nicola Mitchell’s bid to build at the front and side of her house and remove a distinctive turret.

The correspondence included solicitors’ letters and threats of judicial reviews, with disputes over land boundaries one of the areas of concern.

Bridlington Civic Society and Sewerby Village Residents Association also complained about the scheme, as did residents in neighbouring streets.

Among the issues raised were that removing the turret would ‘destroy the symmetry of the street’.

After deferring a decision last month, East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Eastern Area Planning Sub-Committee threw out the plans at a meeting on Monday, saying the plan ‘fails to respect the high quality of the design of this cul-de-sac’.