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Anyone tried to prevent local councils from developing bungalows into 2 storey properties?

DTK Community member Posts: 2 Listener
I’m interested in any information and/or experiences anyone has had in trying to prevent local councils from granting planning permission to develop bungalows into 2storey properties.


  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Campaigns Posts: 12,462 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @dtk :) Thank you for joining us, and for asking your question.

    This isn't something I have personal experience of, but it may well be something one of our other members has been through.

    Would you mind telling us a little bit more about the situation? Are you in one of the bungalows that they're planning to develop into a 2 storey building?
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  • DTK
    DTK Community member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hi Tori 😀
    In my neighbourhood/community we are fortunate enough to have a limited number of bungalows and an abundance of 2 storey houses and flats. I live on a road of 17 bungalows and every resident except 1 has what I consider a bona fide reason for living in a bungalow - either elderly and/or with mobility/disability issues. The 1 exception has applied to the council for planning permission to convert the bungalow into a 2storey house!!! Despite ALL residents objecting with what we considered to be very pertinent and warranted objections, the planning permission was granted. We are now in the process of appealing and have engaged with our local councillors (yet to respond) and our MP who has responded. We are concerned that by granting this planning permission a precedent will be set basically penalising and discriminating against elderly/disabled/mobility issues etc. We live in a township between Chesterfield and Sheffield and we are governed by North East Derbyshire Council. Surprisingly, I understand that Sheffield Council will not even consider planning applications to convert bungalows into 2storey properties. A few miles between them and yet such a different approach. 
    Hope you are well and Thanks so much for responding to my post 👍💖⭐️
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,979 Disability Gamechanger
    @DTK How have things been for you more recently? I appreciate it has been a little while since you last posted on this thread now.

    I would like to make sure you have access to the support you need and deserve but I am aware that things might have changed. Please feel free to let us know if we can do anything to help  :)
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