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    I read the two car requirement for the 3 bedroom house application. I assume for a 1 bedroom house, one car space would suffice?

    Not sure parking would suffice on top of the drain as the entrance would cross right on the bend. Is that allowed?

    I think an L shaped build with the garden enclosed at the rear would be a good option. Allow the tree to stay or at least plant something of beauty.

    Could just buy it, dump a few old shipping containers and the odd car or two on it for a few years and then request planning 😂
    • CommentAuthorMarkyP
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2017
     
    the area looks like a classic British suburban mono-culture of semis and bungalows, I reckon the curtains would be twitching and petitions raised if you so much as let the grass get too long.

    buy it and stick up a sign saying "tyre recycling centre opening soon"
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    No-one has mentioned the primary reasons it seems to have been refused in the past -

    "adversely affect the amenity, character and appearance of the Llantwit Major Conservation Area, and the setting of the Grade II Listed Swimbridge Farmhouse. "

    Amazing that the other houses in the street are in a conservation area but the listed farmhouse is likely the biggest barrier.
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    Yeah I think a more rural looking bungalow wouldn't affect the setting as such or look out of place, but like you said this is probably the biggest issue.

    My guess is it would be a no go
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    Posted By: VictorianecoNot sure parking would suffice on top of the drain as the entrance would cross right on the bend. Is that allowed?

    When last I checked, around here (Highland, Scotland) the requirement was something like a clear view 60m either side, from 2.4m back from the edge of the road, and at 1.05m height.
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      CommentAuthorfostertom
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2017
     
    Doubt they'd insist on that, at end of a cul de sac with near-zero traffic - but a driveway entering at the end next to Swimbridge Farm would fulfil that AFAICS, apart from the '2.4m back' bit. So - carspace on top of the sewer.
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