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Residents victory as homes plan is rejected

PUBLISHED: 16:29 12 March 2008 | UPDATED: 14:28 25 August 2010

A PROPERTY developer has lost an appeal after an application to build six houses in garden space was refused twice.

A PROPERTY developer has lost an appeal after an application to build six houses in garden space was refused twice.

Antler Homes' application involved demolishing 59 Danson Road, Welling, inserting an access road and building six houses in the rear gardens.

The Planning Inspector dismissed the plans on February 29 after a two-day public inquiry.

The council declined the plans on the basis of loss of character for the road and for traffic safety reasons.

Councillor for Danson Park, John Waters, who was on the committee which turned down the application said: "It is a victory for the residents because they went along in strength to support the council's decision. The inspector saw that residents felt strongly about it."

MP for Bexleyheath David Evennett said: "I warmly welcome this decision as I believe that planning permission would have been unjust.

"The Friends of Danson Park, residents and councillors have worked hard to oppose applications for this site and they must be congratulated.

"Back garden developments of this nature are adversely changing the character of our communities and significantly increasing housing density."

Antler Homes refused to comment.

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