Barking councillor’s home extension plans rejected
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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.