Plans to build two houses on narrow Bernard Street in Ely refused

PUBLISHED: 10:13 15 November 2016 | UPDATED: 12:20 17 November 2016

Bernard Street, Ely, proposed site for two homes

Bernard Street, Ely, proposed site for two homes

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Plans to build two houses on a narrow Ely street which already has "very limited space for on-street parking" have been refused.

Bernard Street, Ely, proposed site for two homes Bernard Street, Ely, proposed site for two homes

Chris Senior, of Cambridge, who runs Live Residential, hoped to build two semi-detached cottage-style houses on land formerly belonging to 11 and 13 Bernard Street, Ely. However, East Cambs District Council refused the application on grounds of ‘historic parking arrangements’.

Gareth Pritchard, planning officer, said the development would result in “the loss of the historic parking arrangements for numbers 11 and 13 Bernard Street, and fails to provide any parking for the two houses.

“The reduction in parking and introduction of additional homes will significantly increase pressure for on-street parking in the immediate vicinity.

“Bernard Street is a narrow, no-through road, located in a residential area close to the town centre, with very limited space for on-street parking, with the increasing pressure for on-street parking likely to have detrimental impact to highways safety.”

Bernard Street, Ely, proposed site for two homes Bernard Street, Ely, proposed site for two homes

The plans had previously been refused on the grounds of ‘design, impact on the conservation, residential amenity, parking and highways safety’ and attracted concern from residents and councillors.

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