PLANS for a new house in Newton-le-Willows have been submitted.

An outline application for one dwelling on land adjacent to a property on Victoria Road has been submitted, with some matters reserved except access, layout and scale.

It is currently ‘awaiting decision’.

A design and access statement, in support of the outline application, says ‘the proposal allows for the erection of a detached dwellinghouse providing three bedrooms, a garden and driveway parking for two cars’.

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“The site is currently used for residential purposes, this would not be altered by the proposal,” it adds.

“The proposal causes no visual impact on Victoria Road street scene, with the style and scale of the adjacent dwelling, No. 72 Victoria Road being matched. Associated works are required to the existing side garden, fences and hedging.

“The new dwelling replicates the scale, massing and features of the existing adjacent dwelling; 72 Victoria Road. Eaves and ridge levels of the adjacent dwelling have been matched.

“We have kept the proposal in accordance with the scale, so to not negatively impact the character of the setting.

“The site benefits from being in Newton-le-Willows, less than one mile from local facilities such as shops, restaurants, schools and a church.

“Vehicular and pedestrian access to the new house is directly off Victoria Road with visibility in both directions considered to be very good.

“The proposed driveway access width has been matched to the existing driveways along the street. The proposed walls and hedging heights along Victoria road have also been considered to provide visibility.

“Vehicle parking meets the requirements of St Helens Council parking standards for private dwellings. Modifications shall be required to the existing pavement to provide dropped kerb crossings.

“It is assumed that cycles would be kept within the dwelling curtilage so separate cycle storage is not provided.

“The proposed development, by virtue of its style and design, would represent a positive addition on the street scene and adds to the residential character of the immediate area. This harmonises in form and scale with the area as a whole.”