Barton Seagrave house demolished without authorisation from council

A Barton Seagrave house looks set to be rebuilt - two months after it was knocked down without planning permission.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 11th November 2016, 5:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 4:02 pm
How the site currently looks.
How the site currently looks.

In June, permission was granted to extend a semi-detached house at the rear of 77 Polwell Lane and build a new property in an empty plot next to the house that stood there.

But rather than extend it builders bulldozed it to the ground, causing cracks to the adjacent property.

In early August, a stop notice was issued and the site has remained fenced off ever since.

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The building site, next to the adjacent bungalow.

But at a Kettering Council planning meeting on Tuesday (November 8), councillors agreed that the house should be rebuilt.

A council spokesman said: “The planning committee resolved to grant conditional planning permission for the replacement dwelling at 77 Polwell Lane.

“Members expressed sympathy for the neighbours and the difficulties they have experienced due to the unauthorised demolition.

“The planning applicant for No 77 and the affected neighbour (or their representatives) are now expected to seek a resolution through both parties engaging privately with the requirements of the Party Wall Act.

How the site looked before demolition.

“The issuing of the decision will follow after confirmation of a timely plan of action that all parties are confident in.”

The damage to the adjacent house has still not been repaired, but the owners did not wish to comment.

A huge hedge, which dominated the appearance of the house from the road, has also been removed.

The planning applicant, Mr Johnson, who could not be reached for a comment.

The building site, next to the adjacent bungalow.
How the site looked before demolition.