THE owner of a three-bedroom semi-detached house on a corner plot has been granted planning permission to add two storey side extension with single story rear extension to the property.

Burnley Council's Development Control Committee approved the plan, the second attempt to enlarge the home despite an objection from a neighbour.

The house on Grassington Drive, Harle Syke, will be extended after removing a rear conservatory by adding additional open plan living space on the ground floor and an additional bedroom with en-suite.

Councillors dismissed the objection which was on the grounds that the extension would block the neighbour's natural light and give an unpleasant view when combined with the impact of an existing garage.

A previous application to extend the property had been refused by planners but a report by officers to the committee said: "The proposal, as amended, is now of a significantly reduced scale and improved design when compared to both the proposal refused under reference and that as originally submitted in this application."