Barking councillor’s home extension plans rejected

Cllr Laila Butt had planned to extend her Barking house at the rear

Cllr Laila Butt had planned to extend her Barking house at the rear - Credit: Archant

A senior councillor has had her plans for a two-storey extension rejected.

Cabinet member for crime and enforcement Cllr Laila Butt had planned to lengthen her terraced home in Roslyn Road, Barking, by 35cm, as part of a dual-extension with her neighbour.

The house, which already has an existing 2.65m ground-floor extension, would have increased its additions to 3m on both levels at the rear, but eight councillors voted to oppose the plans at a development control board meeting on Monday night – the remaining four abstained.

Questions had been raised over the loss of light and views for neighbours – one of whom formally objected to the plans.

Neighbour Rhoda Tom-West already had a 1.9m ground-floor extension on her side, but submitted the joint-application to increase the size of her kitchen and add another upstairs bedroom.

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