Lancashire Telegraph‘Ugly’ extension demolition call in Blackburn (From Lancashire Telegraph)

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‘Ugly’ extension demolition call in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: The controversial extension The controversial extension

A HOMEOWNER is to appeal against a council decision that could see his ‘ugly’ and ‘overbearing’ extension being pulled down.

Zuber Ismail’s backdated request for permission for the single-storey lounge behind his Pleckgate Road semi-detached house was refused at a meeting of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council’s planning committee.

Town hall officials said that, subject to appeal, enforcement action would follow which could include ordering its demolition.

Now, Mr Ismail’s planning agent, Khalid Khan, has revealed his client is to appeal the refusal.

The committee heard Mr Ismail had bought the house and demolished a conservatory which he then replaced with the lounge.

Realising, after the work had been completed, that he need planning permission, he applied for it retrospectively.

Officers recommended approval, but next door neighbour Kathleen Gambella appeared before the councillors to object in person.

She said it would overlook her garden and restrict light to the property.

Roe Lee ward councillor Phil Riley told the committee that the extension was ‘ugly’ and ‘overbearing’ and should not be given backdated permission.

He was supported by Sudell Liberal Democrat Paul Browne.

Coun Riley said planning permission should be refused on the grounds that the extension was inappropriate, too large and ‘overbearing’.

The committee voted to overturn the officers’ recommendation and refuse the backdated approval.

Tory spokesman Colin Rigby asked the officials whether this meant the council could order its demolition.

Senior planner Neil Rodgers said that Mr Ismail could appeal to a government inspector but if the committee decision was upheld or not contested, enforcement action would follow.

He confirmed to Coun Rigby this could mean forcing Mr Ismail to knock down the extension.

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5:48pm Tue 1 Jul 14

CorkyMac says...

About time the Council stood firm on people thinking they can just build It and have no regard for the planning rules. It's Happened far to often In Blackburn over the years. About time the Council got some backbone regarding some people.
About time the Council stood firm on people thinking they can just build It and have no regard for the planning rules. It's Happened far to often In Blackburn over the years. About time the Council got some backbone regarding some people. CorkyMac
  • Score: 103

7:29pm Tue 1 Jul 14

woolywords says...

There's either an election due, or the envelopes were not delivered to the right people.
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Anyone want to volunteer to knock it down...just the extension though.
There's either an election due, or the envelopes were not delivered to the right people. ... Anyone want to volunteer to knock it down...just the extension though. woolywords
  • Score: 43

8:31pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Black Car Guy. says...

I thought that was the norm in Blackburn, Build something and then apply for permission and the council approve it. Just like Burnside house on Burnley Road.
I thought that was the norm in Blackburn, Build something and then apply for permission and the council approve it. Just like Burnside house on Burnley Road. Black Car Guy.
  • Score: 78

8:39pm Tue 1 Jul 14

icannotrace says...

CorkyMac wrote:
About time the Council stood firm on people thinking they can just build It and have no regard for the planning rules. It's Happened far to often In Blackburn over the years. About time the Council got some backbone regarding some people.
Retrospective planning permission was originally put in place to allow the council to deal with extraordinary situations. Nowadays it's used with mitigation that the person was ignorant and stupid. Unfortunately this doesn't appear to be extraordinary
[quote][p][bold]CorkyMac[/bold] wrote: About time the Council stood firm on people thinking they can just build It and have no regard for the planning rules. It's Happened far to often In Blackburn over the years. About time the Council got some backbone regarding some people.[/p][/quote]Retrospective planning permission was originally put in place to allow the council to deal with extraordinary situations. Nowadays it's used with mitigation that the person was ignorant and stupid. Unfortunately this doesn't appear to be extraordinary icannotrace
  • Score: 82

8:40pm Tue 1 Jul 14

zabby says...

Knock it down and charge him for the work,people what do this know what they are doing ,they play the council until they get what they want,and why shouldn't they they've been getting away with it for years time it stopped
Knock it down and charge him for the work,people what do this know what they are doing ,they play the council until they get what they want,and why shouldn't they they've been getting away with it for years time it stopped zabby
  • Score: 81

8:44pm Tue 1 Jul 14

zabby says...

If he gets away with this what's next dome and minnorettes?
If he gets away with this what's next dome and minnorettes? zabby
  • Score: 68

9:35pm Tue 1 Jul 14

slants says...

backdated request for permission uusual happening do you honestly think they will knok it down when the other stani councillors get involved lol
backdated request for permission uusual happening do you honestly think they will knok it down when the other stani councillors get involved lol slants
  • Score: 67

5:41am Wed 2 Jul 14

Reasons says...

From experience he will get to keep it ....
From experience he will get to keep it .... Reasons
  • Score: 64

10:44am Wed 2 Jul 14

blackburn_citizen says...

Its erm, minarets by the way!
Its erm, minarets by the way! blackburn_citizen
  • Score: 62

10:47am Wed 2 Jul 14

blackburn_citizen says...

you have to admire the readership of the telegraph, the independent views offered by its readers leaves the rest of us enlightened and educated. these jhonny foreigners coming and blighting our landscapes. how dare they!

i mean look at roman road, shads, mill hill, typically english and beautiful to live in, how all the uniformed terraces and councuil estartes, well finely manicured lawns and of course the world renowned neighbourly environmment.

only if the 'stanis' could keep up the tradition the 'english' have instilled in blackburn!
you have to admire the readership of the telegraph, the independent views offered by its readers leaves the rest of us enlightened and educated. these jhonny foreigners coming and blighting our landscapes. how dare they! i mean look at roman road, shads, mill hill, typically english and beautiful to live in, how all the uniformed terraces and councuil estartes, well finely manicured lawns and of course the world renowned neighbourly environmment. only if the 'stanis' could keep up the tradition the 'english' have instilled in blackburn! blackburn_citizen
  • Score: 56

11:10am Wed 2 Jul 14

Pittss says...

How many times has Planning Agent Mr Khalid Khan applied for retrospective planning permission? Also if he does go to appeal, will the race card be used? It looks obscene, I would be tempted to knock it down myself while he was at the mosque.
How many times has Planning Agent Mr Khalid Khan applied for retrospective planning permission? Also if he does go to appeal, will the race card be used? It looks obscene, I would be tempted to knock it down myself while he was at the mosque. Pittss
  • Score: 70

4:57pm Wed 2 Jul 14

bow1974 says...

One rule for one and one for the other my bettings it gets to stay up clowncil are too scared.
One rule for one and one for the other my bettings it gets to stay up clowncil are too scared. bow1974
  • Score: 39

6:18pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Benpupdog says...

Anybody want to bet he gets away with it.
Anybody want to bet he gets away with it. Benpupdog
  • Score: 36

12:33am Thu 3 Jul 14

Steven11 says...

Benpupdog wrote:
Anybody want to bet he gets away with it.
I certainly hope not , this is sheer bloody arrogance . Why do the builders / construction company could construct any extension without seeing planning permission .
[quote][p][bold]Benpupdog[/bold] wrote: Anybody want to bet he gets away with it.[/p][/quote]I certainly hope not , this is sheer bloody arrogance . Why do the builders / construction company could construct any extension without seeing planning permission . Steven11
  • Score: 39

12:24pm Thu 3 Jul 14

:-)*_=¬^(~+/@:-) says...

Yes its as ugly as the owners and believe me I know.. I helped build the bloody monstrosity
Yes its as ugly as the owners and believe me I know.. I helped build the bloody monstrosity :-)*_=¬^(~+/@:-)
  • Score: 34

2:03pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Pittss says...

Steven11
Its not just the builders, if you check on Mr Khalid Khan Assosiates, over the last 14 yrs of applying for planning permission, Blackburn Councils own records show a vast number are submitted after the work has been completed. Has he got a reputation of success in doing this sort of thing? If so, the council should stop dealing with him.
Steven11 Its not just the builders, if you check on Mr Khalid Khan Assosiates, over the last 14 yrs of applying for planning permission, Blackburn Councils own records show a vast number are submitted after the work has been completed. Has he got a reputation of success in doing this sort of thing? If so, the council should stop dealing with him. Pittss
  • Score: 37

4:54pm Thu 3 Jul 14

bow1974 says...

:-)*_=¬^(~+/@:-) wrote:
Yes its as ugly as the owners and believe me I know.. I helped build the bloody monstrosity
Was it you that put the pigs trotter and snout in the cavity wall lol well done :-)
[quote][p][bold]:-)*_=¬^(~+/@:-)[/bold] wrote: Yes its as ugly as the owners and believe me I know.. I helped build the bloody monstrosity[/p][/quote]Was it you that put the pigs trotter and snout in the cavity wall lol well done :-) bow1974
  • Score: 34

5:37pm Thu 3 Jul 14

kitchener2 says...

Surprising how thick some people are regarding planning permission when it suits them......knock it down!
Surprising how thick some people are regarding planning permission when it suits them......knock it down! kitchener2
  • Score: 33

5:37pm Thu 3 Jul 14

kitchener2 says...

Surprising how thick some people are regarding planning permission when it suits them......knock it down!
Surprising how thick some people are regarding planning permission when it suits them......knock it down! kitchener2
  • Score: 31

10:54pm Thu 3 Jul 14

ConcernedOssy says...

Pittss wrote:
Steven11
Its not just the builders, if you check on Mr Khalid Khan Assosiates, over the last 14 yrs of applying for planning permission, Blackburn Councils own records show a vast number are submitted after the work has been completed. Has he got a reputation of success in doing this sort of thing? If so, the council should stop dealing with him.
So it sounds a bit iffy then !!!!
[quote][p][bold]Pittss[/bold] wrote: Steven11 Its not just the builders, if you check on Mr Khalid Khan Assosiates, over the last 14 yrs of applying for planning permission, Blackburn Councils own records show a vast number are submitted after the work has been completed. Has he got a reputation of success in doing this sort of thing? If so, the council should stop dealing with him.[/p][/quote]So it sounds a bit iffy then !!!! ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 32

8:21am Fri 4 Jul 14

salvadore says...

There seems to a bit of xenephobia on these blogs, it doesn't surprise me at all. Let's stick to the subject, he should have planning permission before building the extension. If you want to blame anyone blame the government for relaxing the rules to building single story extensions to boost the construction industry. Minarets and domes are beautiful, shads and mill hill serene and beautiful don't make me laugh.
There seems to a bit of xenephobia on these blogs, it doesn't surprise me at all. Let's stick to the subject, he should have planning permission before building the extension. If you want to blame anyone blame the government for relaxing the rules to building single story extensions to boost the construction industry. Minarets and domes are beautiful, shads and mill hill serene and beautiful don't make me laugh. salvadore
  • Score: -34

8:23am Fri 4 Jul 14

salvadore says...

Watch out for the thumbs down by sad idiots who sit there refreshing the page to show negatives towards any comments that might be pro asian. Honestly get a job and a life you lot
Watch out for the thumbs down by sad idiots who sit there refreshing the page to show negatives towards any comments that might be pro asian. Honestly get a job and a life you lot salvadore
  • Score: -35

8:33am Fri 4 Jul 14

ConcernedOssy says...

kitchener2 wrote:
Surprising how thick some people are regarding planning permission when it suits them......knock it down!
But really they are not thick, they are devious,and exploiting the system!! Even the recent changes made regarding planning permission for single storey extensions is precise and not hard to understand. Unfortunately it is quite often manipulated.
[quote][p][bold]kitchener2[/bold] wrote: Surprising how thick some people are regarding planning permission when it suits them......knock it down![/p][/quote]But really they are not thick, they are devious,and exploiting the system!! Even the recent changes made regarding planning permission for single storey extensions is precise and not hard to understand. Unfortunately it is quite often manipulated. ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 38
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