Page last updated at 17:02 GMT, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 18:02 UK

'Eyesore' house plans thrown out

The house in Newport, Pembrokeshire
Bettws Newydd does not comply with the 2006 planning consent

Planners have refused retrospective planning permission for a controversial house on the Pembrokeshire coast.

Amended proposals for Bettws Newydd on the Parrog in Newport were rejected by Pembrokeshire National Park authority.

In April, the committee had voted in favour of granting retrospective permission for the property which has been labelled an eyesore by objectors.

But that was subject to landscaping and glazing changes and committee members said they are still not satisfied.

Members of the National Park Authority's development management committee said they considered the application did not meet the requirements of the joint unitary development plan in relation to policy on replacement dwellings and visual intrusion on the landscape.

Right of appeal

Original planning permission for the house was approved by the authority in 2006 but the development as constructed does not comply with a number of conditions in that consent

Hundreds of people had since objected, claiming what was built was visually intrusive and "completely out of scale and keeping with the area".

The authority had received 35 letters of objection and a petition signed by almost 500 people claiming it was an eyesore, along with two letters of support.

At Wednesday's meeting members voted 12 to two against the amended proposals for the property.

The house owner has the right to appeal against the decision.

Any appeal would be heard by the planning inspectorate of the Welsh Assembly Government.



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