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Barton-Le-Clay house owner told to demolish extension

A Barton-le-Clay home owner must tear down much of his property after a planning inspector ruled he had built it far bigger than planning permission permitted.

Central Beds Council now plan to serve owner Syed Raza Shah, with an enforcement notice ordering him to bring the property - Random House - back to the size originally permitted.

The council has long contested that extensions and alterations, which increased the floor space by 165 per cent and turned a former bungalow into a three-storey mansion, represented disproportionate additions over and above the size of the original building and constituted inappropriate development in the green belt.

In her decision, the Planning Inspector, Bridget Campbell, said:

  • The extended building harms the landscape character of the area. It fails to conserve or enhance the natural beauty of the area and in this respect conflicts with the purposes of the AONB designation.

© Image: South Beds News Agency

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