A dispute over the enlargement of a Blackburn bungalow will be debated by councillors.

Mohammed Asif Jamil has requested planning permission to raise the roof of his property in Cranshaw Drive, Roe Lee, by approximately 1.2 metres and add dormers to create additional living space.

However, his scheme has generated several objections, some of which have been made by neighbours and others anonymously.

His application has been recommended for approval by Blackburn with Darwen Council's planning committee when it meets on Thursday night.

A report to councillors says Mr Jamil already has approval for the raising of the whole roof by approximately 1.2m to create additional living space.

But his new proposal to add dormers to the scheme has upset some nearby residents.

Drawings of the planned changesDrawings of the planned changes (Image: Blackburn with Darwen Council)

The report says: "The application is reported to the committee due to receipt of a significant number of objections.

"Objections arising from public consultation relate to the impact on neighbouring residential amenity - specifically privacy levels; and the design of the proposed alterations considered in the context of the street scape.

"Amendments have been submitted seeking to address amenity and design concerns.

"All technical issues have been addressed or are capable of being controlled or mitigated by planning conditions.

"The application site relates to a detached bungalow located to the south of Cranshaw Drive, Blackburn.

"Full planning permission is sought for raising the roof by approximately 1,200mm and erection of dormers to create additional living space.

"An amended internal arrangement addresses an initial objection to significant overlooking onto the rear garden of the neighbouring dwelling, arising from a proposed first-floor bedroom window.

"Bathroom, WC and landing windows would now face the rear garden, from which no material impact would arise, as none would serve habitable rooms.

"Obscure-glazing to the bathroom and WC windows would be secured via a condition.

"The proposed bedroom five would have two windows; one in the side and one in the rear elevation.

"The window in the side elevation is recognised as overlooking the neighbouring rear garden.

"To overcome the issue, it is agreed with the applicant the window will be obscure-glazed.

"An objection to the proposed additional massing and rear window to bedroom five has been received from occupants in Ottershaw Gardens, citing dominance and loss of privacy as reasons.

"The circa 9.5m separation and relative land levels between the sites guards against any potential over-bearing impact."